Philippine Bible Society

When the Young Stand and Deliver

Religion teacher Leticia Balequia has taught a lot of young people over the years. Often, she said, these young ones need a lot of guidance from their elders, especially in matters concerning their service to the parish. Recently, however, she noticed a huge change in how these young parishioners serve.
“They are more active and enthusiastic now when they do their tasks. They seem to be more sensitive to the needs of the parish. In fact, they usually don’t have to be told what needs to be done. They just go and do it,” Teacher Letty said. She noted that this happened soon after the parish actively participated in the May They Be One Bible (MTBO) campaign spearheaded by the Philippine Bible Society.
“The effect of MTBO is seen in the lives of our parish youth. They have learned so much from their Bible reading and sharing sessions that some of them are now being assigned to teach the Word of God to other young people,” Teacher Letty said.
She remembers seeing one of her former students in church one late afternoon. “I wondered why he was still in the church when he should have been home already. He simply told me that he was meeting some people for Bible study,” Teacher Letty shared, “So imagine my surprise when I saw that it was a one-on-one Bible study session with a couple.
She is very pleased with how the Bible has changed the lives of the young people serving in her parish. “Thanks to the MTBO Bible campaign, our youth have begun to stand for the God’s Word and deliver it to the people in our community. This is good as older catechists such as myself find it harder and harder to find more time to reach out to others. We praise the Lord for these young ones who hunger for God’s Word and share that hunger to the people around them,” she said.

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