Philippine Bible Society

PBS at SEA Mission Affinity Group Meet

ngl_cambodia_1Dr. Nora Lucero attended the Southeast Asia Mission Affinity Group meeting held last October 2-3, 2014 hosted by the Bible Society of Indochina in Phnom Phen, Cambodia.
An affinity group is an informal grouping of the United Bible Societies, of which PBS is a member, designed to connect Bible Societies who share a common ministry or vision.
“The meeting was a forum in which the different Bible Societies from the Southeast Asian region look at how we can come together to work with and encourage one another,” Dr. Lucero shared.
Aside from PBS, also present during the meeting were the Bible Societies of Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Nepal, Singapore and Myanmar. Host Bible Society of Indochina represents the Bible Societies of Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos.
Dr. Lucero also shared that there were a number of resolutions agreed upon during the meeting, one of which was on capability building where PBS offers to orient the newly-appointed Executive Directors of the Bible Societies in Cambodia and Vietnam.
“Aside from the exchange of this vast resource of knowledge, I find myself privileged to fellowship with the leaders of these Bible Societies and take the time to appreciate the work that they do,” she said.
Cambodia has a special place in Dr. Lucero’s heart, having served there as Development Advisor with husband Danny and their family back in the 90s. “I praise God at how He has blessed the Bible Society in Cambodia and how much improvement it has made since I left 21 years ago,” she related.
She added that she was able to advocate for the Bible Cause in three different churches last October 5, as Cambodia celebrated Bible Sunday. Among these was the International Christian Assembly, an expatriates’ church where she and her family worshipped back in 1993.

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