Philippine Bible Society

Never Alone

Youth animator Aristotle Gonzales was at his lowest when he encountered the uplifting power of God’s Word. Kuya Aries’s downward spiral started after stumbling into a situation that caused hate, anger, and pain to those concerned. “It was the day my faith was tested,” he said.
The situation affected his studies and his work as a youth minister, prompting him to leave the ministry that brought him confidence, leadership, and joy. Even his relationship with his family became strained, as loved ones were either at a loss at how to help him or found themselves targeted by his detractors.
“I didn’t know what to do, where to run, or who to turn to. I had lost my hope at the time. Worse, I felt I was alone,” Kuya Aries said.
Until, one day, he browsed through his Bible and read the passage from Matthew 16:24 (GNT), where Jesus told his disciples, “If any of you want to come with me, you must forget yourself, carry your cross, and follow me.” He added that the verse spoke to him quite clearly and powerfully that it led him to read the Bible, which he did in the next couple of days. “As I read, I sensed that I was feeling better like I was getting stronger inside,” Kuya Aries shared. He also said that he was inspired to work his way through from Genesis to Revelation.
It was at this point that Kuya Aries realized that he was never alone all that time: God was with him through His Word.
Today, Kuya Aries has become a work in progress. “I am better now. I have begun to smile again. I have begun to hope again: to see old friends, my church family, and to serve again where my dream began,” he said. He added that God’s promise in Deuteronomy 31:6 fuels his hope and gives him strength: “Your God, the Lord himself, will be with you. He will not fail you or abandon you. (GNT)”

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

Gusto kong makipag-fellowship sa kanila, masaya sa Philippine Bible Society kapag may mga (membership) meetings.  Gusto ko rin madagdagan knowledge ko... yung opportunity makapag.distribute ng Biblia sa maraming tao at magamit ako ng Panginoon. Pangatlo ay yung ma.bless din ako and be a blessing to many people.

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