Philippine Bible Society

Not Running on Empty Anymore

gilda_cebu copyLoud is how 45-year-old homemaker Gilda Cebu would usually describe herself. This mother of five said that she used to berate her children everyday for messing up their house before nagging them incessantly to clean up.
“Even our neighbors know how impatient I can be,” Gilda shared. She also said that she and her husband, Christopher, a jeepney driver, clashed regularly over different things. “He’s quite a handful, but then again, so am I. That’s why we fight a lot,” she said.
Soon, Gilda found herself becoming physically and emotionally drained as her family situation began taking a heavy toll on her.
Then, God gave her a lifeline. The Catholic non-profit organization that supports her youngest daughter’s education required that she attend Bible Sharing meetings. During these meetings, each participant read from Scriptures before choosing a verse that related to a life experience which the participant shares.
“I found relief in the weekly meetings, as I was able to share my problems and burdens to the group, especially my group leader. I also learned a lot about God and how He wants me to be a better person because I can always relate our Bible lessons with my experiences,” Gilda said.
After a year of attending weekly Bible sharing, Gilda has noticed changes in her life. “By God’s grace, I am more conscious now of my temper, always keeping it in check. I am also considerably less loud now. I have learned to be more patient in dealing with my children and my husband,” she shared.
“And when I feel overwhelmed by my circumstances or my patience draining away, I run back to the Word of God to recharge my batteries and clear my head,” she added.
While Gilda admitted that she is by no means perfect, she is hopeful at how God’s Word can bring more changes in her family. She also hopes to expose her three boys to the Bible and have them serve at their parish as altar boys. She is also hopeful that God’s Word would also touch her husband’s heart and bring change to his life as well.

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