Philippine Bible Society

PBS Brings HUB events to Qatar, UAE

The Gulf States of Qatar and United Arab Emirates are now part of Bible History after participating in the historic Handwritten Unity Bible project.


Pastora Beth Malabed (left) observes modern-day scribes during the HUB writing event in Doha, Qatar.

Philippine Bible Society Resource Development Supervisor Pearl Grace Cabrera said that PBS member Rev. Elizabeth Malabed brought the HUB first in Dubai, United Arab before then to Qatar last June 4.
Cabrera shared that Pastora Beth, who is also an active participant in the Inter-Church Consultative and Advisory Group (ICCAG), presented to her the idea of bringing the HUB to the said countries.
She told me then that she was attending a seminar in Dubai. She was also hoping to go to Qatar as she wanted the Filipino communities there to also experience the project. Cabrera said, adding that a little over a hundred verses were written during the two writing events.
Meanwhile, back in the Philippines, Cabrera said that they also partnered with the Living Light Community Group of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to bring the HUB to ADB. About 400 verses from the Book of Psalms were written during the writing events last May 30 and June 27.

Participants of the HUB writing event in Dubai, UAE proudly show their work.

A HUB writing event was also organized with the United Church of Christ in the Philippines – Community Church of Las Piñas last June 28. Modern-day scribes were able to transfer nearly 80 verses from Psalms 69 and 73 during the one-day session.
These recent HUB writing events will make available more than 750 Bibles under the May They Be One (MTBO) Bible Campaign, which aims to distribute 5 million Bibles to poor Filipino families.
Watch out for the following HUB sessions coming to the following areas:
July 19, 2014 at the Tiara Oriental Hotel, Makati City
July 26, 2014 in Barangay Holy Spirit, Novaliches, Quezon City
Aug 7, 2014 at the Dominican School, Manila