As Philippines Celebrate National Bible Week, Gideons Share God’s Word

by The Gideons International on March 5, 2013

Imagine a nation celebrating a week to promote reading the Bible. In the Philippines, it is an annual event called National Bible Week.

While in most parts of the world, promoting the reading of God’s Word is rarely endorsed at the national level, and even forbidden in many countries, National Bible Week has been endorsed by three past presidents of the Philippines.

“This national celebration is aimed at promoting the Bible to Filipinos as an everyday manual for transforming their personal lives as well as transforming our society,” says Jesulito Cornejo, National Executive Director of The Gideons International, Philippines.

In coordination with the January week-long event, The Gideons International conducted a Bible Caravan Relay.

With 122 camps participating in these distributions, copies of God’s Word were distributed in hospitals, prisons and schools. Cornejo estimates that at least 1,000 Gideons and Auxiliary were involved. Over 500,000 Scriptures were distributed during the week.

“Our desire is to bring people towards God through the saving knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ,” says Cornejo. “I am thankful to our members for taking time in making the Bible Caravan Relay a success. To God be the glory.”

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Paul Mathivanan Somu March 5, 2013 at 9:49 pm

Congratulations! The Gideons International, Philippines. Let your desire to be fulfilled.
May our God bless your effort.
With prayers,
Gideon camp, Kalpetta

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Bhushan Paul Warrior March 20, 2013 at 1:31 am

I pray God to open doors in India also.

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