PBS at SEA Mission Affinity Group Meet
Dr. 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.