More young patients receive Scriptures
In its continuing efforts to bring hope and comfort from God’s Word to children suffering from various illnesses, the Philippine Bible Society (PBS) conducted another Scripture distribution at the East Avenue Medical Center (EAMC) in Quezon City on July 20, 2005.
During the visit at EAMC, young patients received copies of Scripture coloring books and comics along with a simple snack. At the hospital’s playroom, PBS staff entertained young patients and their guardians with songs and stories from the Bible. The Bible Society, headed by Communications and Development Manager Juliet Jimeno, also presented copies of the Children’s Bible sa Wikang Filipino to Dr. Ma. Victoria Abesamis, EAMC’s Chief of Medical Professional Staff. The Children’s Bible and copies of comics and coloring books will be placed at the Migi’s Corner, the hospital’s play area named after Miguel Francisco Miguel Babao-Guballa, a four-year-old child who died of a congenital heart disease. Migi’s Corner serves as a “comfort zone” for kids whose childhood is interrupted by frequent visits and stay at the hospital.
The staff also distributed Scriptures and snack at the pediatric ward. This is the fourth distribution effort sponsored by PBS since May. Earlier distribution activities brought Scriptures to young patients in government hospitals – the Philippine Heart Center, Philippine Children’s Medical Center, National Children’s Hospital, and Philippine General Hospital.
The Bible Society, a non-profit, non-stock interconfessional organization, distributes Scriptures for children to bring hope, comfort and assurance of God’s love to kids – who suffer from various health conditions – and their families.