“Re-Tired” Catechist puts on new tire

Testimony_Raquel Arenal
For retiree Raquel Arenal, the Bible meant a new life and new adventures with the Lord.
At 65 years old, catechist Raquel Arenal grew deeper in her faith after receiving her copy of the Bible through the MTBO Bible Campaign.
“My faith in God grew stronger and I came to know Him deeper as I got to read His Word daily. Her daily reading helps her connect with God. “As a Catechist, I have to prepare and know what I will share, teach or what I am have to do.” Raquel also said that she also uses the Bible in their Basic Ecclesial Community (BEC) as they study God’s Word and share their personal encounters with it. She encouraged her neighbors to have their own copies of the Bible, which have already as it has been made more affordable under the Bible Campaign.
Let’s continue to pray and support the MTBO Bible Campaign so that the likes of Raquel will continue on and be motivated to share God’s love and hope and touch people’s lives for a transformed life for a transformed Philippines.

“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