Philippine Bible Society

PBS at 117: ‘Help Deaf Hear God’s Word’

Signs of Hope
In celebration of its 117th anniversary, the Philippine Bible Society (PBS), in partnership with the United Bible Societies, presents Signs of Hope: A Worship Celebration on November 25, 2016 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM at the Christ’s Commission Fellowship Center, Frontera Verde, Pasig City.
 
According to PBS General Secretary Dr. Nora Lucero, the event is a celebration of God’s faithfulness to the Bible Society for nearly 12 decades. “We praise God for His goodness and faithfulness to PBS. He has guided us and enabled us to make the Bible known all these many years. He continues to do so until now,” she explained.
 
She added that this year’s celebration also aims to raise awareness and support to bring the Good News to the deaf people. “People from all walks of life need to hear God’s Word. So, this year, with the help of our partners, we also want to make the Bible available to the deaf so they can hear it too,” Dr. Lucero said.
 
Proceeds of the event will go to the translation of the Scriptures for the Deaf. To know more about the Bible in sign language, please visit: https://www.unitedbiblesocieties.org/translation/translation-into-sign-languages/.
 
The charity event features musical performances by award-winning international artist Billy Dorsey, the Philippines’ premier vocal ensemble The CompanY, and renowned worship leader Pastor Rommel Guevarra. A special presentation will also be rendered by the Capitol City Baptist Church Deaf Choir, while PBS President and Chairman retired Chief Justice Reynato Puno, and UBS Deaf Ministry Coordinator Chris Dale will give brief messages.
 
The event also serves as a gathering of Facebook Digital Bible (www.facebook.com/DigitalBible) followers of Manila. More than 10 million people, a million of whom are from the Philippines, now turn to the Digital Bible page on Facebook for their source of daily Bible encouragement. The page, operated by the United Bible Societies, combines Scripture verses on the major themes of the Bible with captivating visual imagery.
 
The leading source of Scriptures since 1899, the Philippine Bible Society (www.bible.org.ph) continues to pursue the widest possible effective and meaningful distribution of the Holy Scriptures in languages that people understand, in media and formats that meet their needs and at prices they can afford, while providing everyone the opportunity to pray, give, volunteer and engage with the Word of God.
 
Meanwhile, the United Bible Societies (www.unitedbiblesocieties.org) is a global network of Bible Societies working in more than 200 countries and territories across the world. Together, UBS members are the world’s biggest translator, publisher, and distributor of the Bible. Bible Societies are also active in areas such as HIV/AIDS prevention, trauma healing, and literacy. It also works with all Christian Churches and many international non-governmental organizations.
 
Tickets for the event are priced at PHP 100 and PHP 500 and are available in the PBS BibleHousealong United Nations Avenue and in Sta. Mesa, Manila. For more information, please call (02) 526-7777. #

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