Word Riders to Give 500 Bibles on Maiden Ride

Close to 500 high school students from three school divisions of Bulacan will receive free copies of the Bible on the maiden ride of the Word Riders Philippines (Word Riders) on Friday, June 26. Word Riders is a group of motorbike enthusiasts who “ride to help place the Bible in every Filipino home.”
Philippine Bible Society (PBS) Trustee Atty. Gerard Mosquera said he and about 14 other riders, along with twelve volunteers, will head to the NPC National High School in Norzagaray, Bulacan, Paradise Farms National High School in San Jose Del Monte City, and Meycauayan National High School in Meycauayan City to give copies of the Bible to Grade 8 students there.
“Word Riders is a Bible Society project that aims to provide young Filipinos, especially those coming from poor and/or rural communities, a guide to make correct life decisions and establish a foundation for an honest, just, and God-fearing nation. We believe that the right guide to life should be the Bible,” Atty. Mosquera said.
He furthered that they expect these copies of the Bible that will be given to the students will also be shared to the students’ families. “We, at PBS, believe that Filipino families, especially the poor, should have that opportunity to read the Bible so that they may live by it and be transformed by its power. It is our mission to make God’s Word known to all Filipinos,” he said.
Aside from the spiritual and moral change that the project advocates, Atty. Mosquera also shared that Word Riders also looks at raising awareness for the environment, in light of the worsening effects of climate change. “The Bible also tells us that we should be good stewards of God’s creation. That’s why our first ride will take us to the 62,300-hectare Angat Dam Watershed Reservation, not only to promote it but also highlight the need to protect this natural resource,” he explained.
For her part, PBS General Secretary Dr. Nora Lucero welcomed the new partnerships made through the Word Riders project. “We praise God for each opportunity to bring a copy of the Bible to a poor Filipino home because that family will be changed by God’s Word. We thank God for Atty. Mosquera and his initiative to organize Word Riders to bring the Bible to poor families,” she said.
The Word Riders’ maiden ride will begin with at short program at the PBS Ministry Facility along United Nations Avenue at 5 o’clock in the morning, where PBS President and Chairman Chief Justice Reynato Puno (ret.) will send them off. They expect to close the ride in prayer at around 3:30 in the afternoon after distributing the last copy of the Bible at Meycauayan National High School.

“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