PBS Hosts UBS ISP Training
Leaders and representatives from the United Bible Societies (UBS) and other national Bible societies in Southeast Asia participated in the International Support Program training hosted by the Philippine Bible Society last March 15-19, 2016.
Participants included Global Ministry Exchange (GME) FacilitatorsAndre Minnaar and ArunSokNhep, GME Administrator Neo Ling Ling,Bible Society of Singapore Senior Coordinator Ang Lay Cheng,Hong Kong Bible Society (HKBS) General Secretary Jessie Hsu, HKBS Corporate Support Manager Raymond Li,Vietnam Partnership (VP) Executive Director Tam Le Khac, VP Project Manager Esther Ly Cam Tien, Thailand Bible Society Deputy General Secretary PairanyaSahassawas, Taiwan Bible Society (TBS) General Secretary Rev. Daniel Cheng,TBS Assistant General Secretary Esther Li, Bible Society of Myanmar Administrative Secretary Naw Marian Heh Thaw Htoo, Nepal Bible Society (NBS) Programme Officer Raj Man Ghale,NBS Accounts Officer RupaLimbu, Iranian Bible Society in Diaspora Executive Director NahidSepehri, China Partnership Project Manager ZhongFei, and Bangladesh Bible Society General Secretary Rev. ShourabPholia.
Meanwhile, the PBS delegation was led by General Secretary Dr. Nora Lucero, Associate General Secretary Perry Cartera, Publishing Manager Dr. Edgar Ebojo, Management Services Manager Florence Vicente, Partners Relations Supervisor Pearl Cabrera, Translations Section OIC Jean Coloma, Product Development Supervisor Sheila Romualdo, Sales Supervisor for NCR Vicky Franco, Treasury Supervisor Noemi Concepcion, Internal Auditor Meryl Torres, Executive Consultant for Leadership Development Vilma Salvio, and staff members Edna Marcelo, Asher Bawa-an, Leizl Ocampo, Nelson Velasco, and Nestor Reyes.
During the three-day workshop, the participants learned much about ISP, which is the system used by the UBS to bring and raise support for projects that are proposed or conducted by its member Bible Societies. They were also made familiar with the use of the Solomon System, the special program designed for UBS to efficiently propose, monitor, and support the funding of Bible projects all over the world.