Philippine Bible Society

Nearly 500 Naga City Pastors, Teachers Attend Bible Training

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Close to 500 pastors, priests, church workers, Sunday school teachers, and catechists participated in the Bible Relevance in Modern Times Seminars held last November 23 to 24, 2014 in Naga City.
The two-day event was part of the double celebration of the 115th anniversary of the Philippine Bible Society and the centenary of the translation of the Bicol Bible.
According to Marketing Manager Perry Cartera, it was the first time that a large number of Bicolano pastors got together for a seminar. “I was told that attendees in recent seminars usually numbered to just about 150 to 200. We praise God for the huge turnout of pastors, teachers and church workers to learn about the Bible,” she said.
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She added that the seminar was “very significant” to the Bicolano pastors. “It was a time for rejoicing, reconciliation, and restoration for many of them,” Cartera said.
Speakers of the seminars included Translation Consultant Dr. Anicia Del Corro presented a lecture entitled, “How the Bible Came to Us;” Cartera, who taught Sunday school teachers on how to effectively train youngsters with her lecture entitled, “Why Focus on the Children,” and PBS Trustee Dr. Nati Pagadut, who gave a message on Dei Verbum and Evangeli Gaudium.
Aside from learning from the lectures, the participants also experience becoming modern-day scribes as they participated in the Handwritten Unity Bible writing event right after the seminars. They were also able to enjoy a sample of Bible-related artifacts in the Roving Bible Museum that was also set up for the occasion.

I am a Bible Ambassador because I believe that the Bible can help people a lot. And knowing the Bible, people come in touch with the Lord Jesus Christ.

Most Rev. Broderick Pabillo, D.D.
Most Rev. Broderick Pabillo, D.D.Apostolic Administrator, Achdiocese of Manila

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Ptra. Dolores “Loy” Fulgencio
Ptra. Dolores "Loy" FulgencioAnnual PBS Member

It's an honor and a privilege for me to support the Philippine Bible Society - to reach out to the unreachable people by giving Bibles not only in the Philippines but the whole world.

Ptra. Nina Vergara
Ptra. Nina VergaraAnnual PBS Member

“It is a blessing to be able to support our local churches in need of Bibles and Bible study programs. It is our hope that they not only grow in terms of membership but also have the heart to extend spiritual help to others, just like how they have received help.”

Ptr. Callum TabadaUCCP Cosmopolitan Administrative Pastor (AACP benefactor)

“We are thankful since each individual now has a Bible. Our members will no longer have a hard time reading. Thank you also for the discipleship materials for these will help all in getting to know Jesus and to know how to be a better Christian.”

Ptr. Eric BulanteChurch Pastor, Shepherd's Church in Hills of Zion, Talim Island (AACP beneficiary)

“Philippine Bible Society organizes trainings that really respond to the needs of people who are suffering.
It has well-equipped leaders who facilitate trainings and workshops.
Its mission to reach out to Filipinos using God’s Word is fulfilled through its works.”

Miriam del RosarioExecutive director at The Birthright Educators Foundation

“I praise and thank our Almighty God that, through PBS, I now own a Poimen version of MBB (Magandang Balita Biblia) in the national language of the Philippines – Tagalog.
Knowing Matthew 10:32-33, I read and study the Bible so that I will not be dismayed when the Lord Jesus Christ comes. Life is too short compared with the promise of eternal life in God’s Kingdom.”

Jorge BianesLocal Church Elder at LJOR Unified Commonwealth

I think this is very helpful to every readers. The word of the Lord are the food of our soul which we always need every minute of our life. I dont often read the Bible but everytime i open it, God was always like in front of me and speaking as what is something i'm just needing to hear. He speaks to me and i can feel it. A million thanks to You my Lord.

CrisTin Bocar AtregenioHousewife, Stay-at-home parent

I love the ministry of the Philippine Bible Society in sharing the Word to the world. God bless PBS!

Ganni BanzueloScripture Marketing Officer at Philippine Bible Society