Philippine Bible Society

PBS GenSec gets Re-elected to PCEC Board

NGL with Bp. Tendero, Bp. Mercado, Bp. Magbanua and Dr. Liuson
PBS General Secretary Nora G. Lucero was re-elected to the Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches (PCEC) Board during the 29th National Assembly held recently at the Hotel Vida, Clark Pampanga. Mrs. Lucero who was elected Board Secretary previously sat in the PCEC Board as Treasurer (2006-2009).

As a plenary speaker during the assembly, Mrs. Lucero tackled the issue of “Sustainability in Ministry,” and identified five key areas to ensure sustainability: (1) Be a learning organization, (2) Know your customers and meet their needs, (3) Build local resources and be good stewards, (4) Use appropriate technology, and (5) Be a transforming leader. Meanwhile, the Bible Society, through Mrs. Lucero, also had the opportunity to present a Bible to President Benigno Simeon Aquino, III who graced the event. The PCEC and its general membership also supported the Handwritten Unity Bible (HUB) Project spearheaded by PBS through a two-day writing activity.  HUB is a fundraising effort for the May They Be One Bible Campaign which aims to distribute five million Bibles to five million poor Filipino families within seven years. Church leaders, bishops, pastors and ministry heads wrote verses taken from Psalms 139 – 140 and generously gave to the cause. Among those who participated were Bishops Efraim Tendero, Fred Magbanua, Ellie Mercado, Jonel Milan, Cesar Punzalan, Noel Pantoja and Rey Calusay together with Doctors Andrew Liuson, Glenn Oblication and Tim Gener.
One participant in this historic undertaking says of his experience, “I feel like a modern day scribe, writing the Holy Word on paper. I consider this a privilege.” Some 160 verses (in English and Tagalog) were inscribed and a total of P20,360 was raised during the event. Proceeds from HUB writing activities will be used to subsidize Bibles for the poor. For those interested to be part of history by writing the Bible by hand, please call the HUB Secretariat at 526-7777 local 801.

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