Historic sign language Bible project launched this Friday
The Philippine Bible Society and United Bible Societies are jointly celebrating “The Signs of Hope” event, the 117th anniversary of the Bible work in the Philippines on November 25, 2016 at 6PM at the Christ’s Commission Fellowship (CCF) Main Center, Ortigas. In conjunction all attendees will have an opportunity to be part of a historic launch of the sign language project. The event, in the format of a concert on Friday night, will feature Grammy Award winner Billy Dorsey, The CompanY, Papuri artist Rommel Guevara, and the Capitol City Baptist Deaf Choir.
You are invited to attend the event as well as the press conference on Wednesday November 23, 2016 at 1PM to hear the details of the project and receive interviews from the world premier sign language Bible expert Chris Dale (United Kingdom), Billy Dorsey who has written a special song for Bible Societies, and Dr. Nora G. Lucero, General Secretary of the Philippine Bible Society.
Tickets to the “Signs of Hope” event are available PBS BibleHouses and partner Christian bookstores in Metro Manila area.
About the Philippine Bible Society:
Since 1966 PBS has existed in the Philippines to achieve the widest possible effective and meaningful distribution of the Holy Scriptures in languages that people understand, in media and formats that meet people’s needs and at prices that people can afford providing everyone the opportunity to pray, give, volunteer and engage with the Word of God. Read more: www.bible.org.ph/.
About United Bible Societies:
United Bible Societies is a global network of Bible Societies working in more than 200 countries and territories across the world. Together, United Bible Societies members are the world’s biggest translator, publisher and distributor of the Bible. Bible Societies are also active in areas such as HIV/AIDS prevention, trauma healing and literacy. United Bible Societies works with all Christian Churches and many international non-governmental organizations. Read more: www.unitedbiblesocieties.org.
For almost twelve decades now, the Philippine Bible Society (PBS) continues to make God's Word known in the hope of sparking real change in the country. It continues to make available faithful translations of the Bible into languages people use and understand, in formats and media they appreciate and at prices they can afford. In light of the growing availability of free Scripture on the internet and the emerging plateau in the demand for printed Bibles, PBS, after much prayer and deliberation, decided to invest in the construction of a 14-storey ministry facility on its Gonzales property. The facility will feature an auditorium that can accommodate large gatherings, residential facilities, a restaurant, and several levels of parking spaces. The Bible Museum, which has a huge potential for revenue generation, will also find a new, more spacious home in this new facility. Following the simple groundbreaking ceremony held last June 9, 2016, construction is in full swing. However, we still need your support to sustain this project to its completion in 2019. We truly appreciate your generous gift that will enable us to continue our mission of making the Bible known!
We assume that every Christian has a Bible, either worn down with multi-coloured highlights evidently feasted on daily, or stored at a corner shelf accumulating dust. But both are not often true. While there are those who breathe life from the Word and there are those who take it for granted, many don’t even own one at all.
Moved to have this greatest treasure land eager hands, the Philippine Bible Society (PBS) initiated the Adopt a Church program. It’s designed to facilitate the abundance that God provides to overflow unto needy churches whose members can barely afford a Bible of their own. With the commitment of able and generous individuals, churches, and corporate partners, PBS will bridge their financial aid to identified churches in need of Scriptures. A sponsor may also grant their support to a church of their choice.
Together with copy of Scriptures, the Adopt a Church program will also provide discipleship materials in aid for the continuing spiritual growth of the Bible recipients. PBS will facilitate the training to equip the adopted churches on how to use these materials. In return, the sponsored churches commit to share prayer concerns and their testimony report within three months of implementing the discipleship tools.
Since the initial orientation gatherings, 101 different churches across the National Capital Region, represented by 223 pastors and lay ministers, have signed up for adoption and were assessed for inclusion in the Scriptures distribution under this program.
Give to the Bible Mission
For over 117 years, the Philippine Bible Society continues its work as a non-stock, non-profit organization through the financial and prayer support of faithful supporters. These are individual members, donors, organizations and churches of different confessional backgrounds who believe in the Bible Cause.
You can also be part of the ministry of the Bible Society and help us fulfill our mission of Making the Bible Known to see a transformed Filipino people through God’s Word by being a supporting member of PBS, by regularly remembering PBS in your prayers, by helping distribute PBS Scriptures and by enabling Bible Work through your financial gifts.
Be amazed at God's love and grace. See how God graciously communicated with us and sovereignly and powerfully guarded his communication through thousands of years. See "How the Bible Came to Us" at the Bible Museum.
The Bible Museum is a first in the country. It discusses how God used history and the lives of people to send his message across and reveal his goodness and power. At the end of this journey, you will see how God's Word was preserved, communicated and passed down through ages and finally into our hands.
The exhibit presents:
- Walk-through of the Bible History
- A replica of the Qumran Cave
- A life-size figure of Paul writing his letters
- Artifacts and scale models
- The oldest, biggest and smallest Bibles in the country
- Video of how papyrus is made and how the Bible got translated into modern languages
- Interactive area where guests can dress up like Bible characters
At the Bible Museum, you will learn and experience:
Part 1: History of How the Bible Came to Us
Part 2: The Bible in Modern Languages
Part 3: Interactive Area
Word Riders Philippines is a group of Big Bike enthusiasts with a heart to support the vision and mission of the Philippine Bible Society to place a Bible in every Filipino home. Thus, developed the slogan “Riding to help place a Bible in every Filipino home.”
To promote the Philippine Bible Society and its programs across the many islands of the Philippines, particularly the MTBO Bible Project which seeks to place a bible in every Filipino home and encourage Filipinos to read and live the bible for national transformation
To provide and place bibles in the hands of the young people of the country, particularly Grade 8 students from poor families and rural/remote communities who cannot afford to buy bibles, and help build a God-loving, honest, just and peaceful country.
Read latest news and updates about the most recent rides of TWRP team
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What is May They Be One Bible Campaign?
May They Be One Bible Campaign is a nationwide program which aims to put a Bible in every home and encourage Filipinos to read and live the Bible resulting in the transformation of the Philippines.
When does the Bible campaign begin?
May They Be One was launched with a concelebrated Mass at the Manila Cathedral on Sept. 30, 2008. It was an ecumenical service to seek God's blessing on the campaign and a send-off for the four Bishops, led by PBS President Bishop Arturo M. Bastes, who attended the Synod in Rome. A special May They Be One Bible was dedicated during the service where representatives from various sectors were invited.
Who is behind this Campaign?
The Episcopal Commission for the Biblical Apostolate (ECBA) of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines is spearheading the campaign in partnership with the Philippine Bible Society (PBS) and other churches.
May They Be One is inspired by the World Synod of Bishops in Rome on October 2-26, 2008 which had its theme, "The Word of God in the Life and Mission of the Church." Archbishop Angel Lagdameo, President of CBCP and Walter Cardinal Kasper, President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity wrote letters of endorsement for the campaign.
How will the campaign work?
The May They Be One Campaign aims to raise sufficient funds within the Philippines and overseas, to enable at least P5m Bibles to be printed and sold at the subsidized price of P50 each. Full production cost of a Bible is P150. About 20% of all Bibles to be printed will be given away free at the discretion of affiliated local parish priest or pastor.
Why undertake such a Campaign?
May They Be One is our response to the prayer of Christ for all His children to 'be one,' (John 17:21) since unity is vital for making the Word of God accessible, understandable, respected and lived. It is also a call for oneness in individuals, families, and communities resulting in unity among various sectors in working for national transformation.
What can I gain from this Bible campaign?
In return for being a Friend, we will do 3 things for you: 1. Pray for you at our special weekly prayer and devotion times. 2. Agree to keep you regularly informed on the progress of this task. 3. Present you with a special certificate to recognize your support.
How can I be part of this Bible campaign?
You can become a Friend of the Bible Society and help put a Bible in every home in the Philippines.
As a Friend of the Bible Society, you will be asked to do 3 things:
1. Pray once a week in church or a t home for those who are involved in translation and distribution of God's Word.
2. Agree to tell friends and family about the work of ECBA and Philippine Bible Society.
3. Give a minimum donation of P450 each year towards the cost of putting three Bibles into the homes of fellow Filipinos.
Please enter the amount Total Due = (Bible order + Shipping)