Philippine Bible Society

PBS Commemorates the UBS World Day of Prayer

In solidarity with the global fellowship of Bible Societies, Philippine Bible Society marked the 200th year of formal Bible work worldwide in prayer in the United Bible Societies’ (UBS) World Day of Prayer (WDP). From the start to the end of the business day of May 7, 2004, a continuous chain of prayer was held within as well as from without the halls of the Philippine Bible Society ministry facilities. This was complemented by a tangible expression of Scripture distribution at several times during the day.

Heeding the call to celebrate the World Day of Prayer, the Bible Society likewise passed on the opportunity to pray for Scripture ministries locally and worldwide to over 100 partner churches and organizations, including the home churches of its staff members, church leaders, donors, and churches in the community. A special WDP prayer guide was produced and distributed to these churches and organizations to enable them to pray specifically for PBS and UBS Scripture programs and ministry needs.

This year staff were encouraged to spend one to two of their fifteen-minute coffee breaks during the day in prayer instead. Forty six staff signed up to use the new prayer rooms inaugurated in last year’s celebration of the WDP. All in all, an unending chain of prayer was sustained from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm, praying for Bible work across the globe.

The weekly PBS Staff chapel was moved to Friday, May 7 to focus on the global celebration, with prayers being offered for local, regional, and global PBS and UBS concerns. Ministers from nearby congregations were also invited to participate in the special chapel, with three workers from two churches attending.

A special presentation featured the beginnings of the UBS fellowship and an emphasis on the life and impact of Mary Jones, who was instrumental in the formation of the British and Foreign Bible Society (BFBS). The BFBS formation marked the beginning of formal Bible Work globally while the formation of the United Bible Societies on May 9, 1946 is remembered by the world fellowship through the World Day of Prayer held yearly by 136 Bible Societies in over 200 countries and territories.

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