Word Riders Deliver Bibles to 500 HS Students in Bulacan

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Last June 26, 2015, about 500 Grade 8 students received their copy of the Bible during the maiden ride of The Word Riders Philippines, a group of motorbike enthusiasts who have partnered with the Philippine Bible Society to ”ride to bring the Bible to every Filipino home.”
The riders, led by PBS Trustee Atty. Gerard Mosquera, first came to Meycauayan National High School in the City of Meycauayan in the province of Bulacan. “More than providing the copy of the Bible to students, we hope that God’s Word would eventually be shared to their families,” he said.
During the distribution, the riders were encouraged to have a moment with the students before handing them their copy of the Bible. “This, and the personal dedication of the Bible to the young student, will surely make the impact of the distribution more powerful,” he explained.
One of the riders, Atty. Tecson John Lim, encouraged a student to read the Bible as he had. “I was able to achieve a lot of things because of the Bible. During my moments of darkness, it became my lamp that led me to where I should go. I hope it also becomes a lamp unto your feet as well,” he said.
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The riders also distributed Bibles to students in National Power Corporation National High School in the Angat Dam Watershed Reservation in Norzagaray, Bulacan, and in Paradise Farms National High School in the City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan.
Bishop Jonel Milan, also a PBS Trustee, joined the maiden ride, along with PBS General Secretary Dr. Nora Lucero, PBS Associate General Secretary Esperanza Cartera, PBS Communications Supervisor Raymond Francisco, and around 12 other volunteers.
A contingent from the Philippine National Police-Highway Patrol Group (PNP-HPG) led by PNP-HPG spokesperson Police Superintendent Elizabeth Velasquez also participated in the Word Riders maiden ride.
In her brief message during the simple send-off ceremony, Dr. Lucero praised God for the opportunity to bring His Living Word to homes of poor Filipinos through the support of the Word Riders. She underscored the importance of making the Bible readily available to everyone. “If people read the Bible, meditate on it, and live by it, their lives and that of their families, communities, and even the nation will change. That’s why I praise the Lord for this day and am very grateful for the support of The Word Riders in bringing God’s Word to the homes of poor Filipinos,” she said.
In the same send-off ceremony, no less than PBS President and Chairman Chief Justice Reynato Puno (ret.) led the dedicatory prayer before dispatching the riders for their mission of bringing God’s Word to high school students in Bulacan.
The Word Riders Philippines was inspired by the Bible Society of South Africa’s Word Riders that started in 2011. Since then, Riders travel yearly to different communities of South Africa to distribute Bibles among Grade 7 learners especially to those children who cannot afford to buy a Bible.

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