Marikina, Philippines – The Members Church of God International (MCGI) sprang and raced with the participants of the recently held Fun Run event organized by the Philippine Bible Society (PBS) to mark the National Bible Month celebration in the country.
The Fun Run was held last January 24, 2015 at the Marikina Riverbanks Area.
Nearly 500 individuals registered and joined the fun run, whose bulk were the youth members of the MCGI and the Bible Readers Society International (BREAD Society), a non-sectarian socio-civic interschool organization.
The PBS’ Fun Run event was held to promote readership of the Holy Bible to all.
“The goal of this event is to give out free Bibles to the public, because nowadays, disbelief in God is brought about by not reading the Bible,” said Bro. Dino Hilario, who is the incumbent BREAD Society Officer-In-Charge. “That is why we thank the MCGI, Bread Society and PBS for spearheading this campaign to spread the word of God.”
In celebration of the National Bible Month in January, PBS has called upon various religious denominations and organizations to each conduct fun runs in an effort to raise funds for production of nearly five million Bibles to be given away for free.
One of the fun run’s participants Andrew Saludes, who is a 17-year-old Technological University of the Philippines (TUP) Chapter, said it was his first time to join such event. “Glad I did because it’s for a good cause.”
Aside from funding the production of free Bibles, the proceeds of the Fun Run will go to the upcoming Bible Racks project of the BREAD Society, in cooperation with MCGI and UNTV.
The Bible Racks project will make available Bibles, educational materials such as The Blog magazine of Bro. Eli Soriano, as well as the Magandang Balita (Good News) newspapers to the public.
The free Bibles will be distributed in prominent establishments across Metro Manila this quarter of 2015.
(Written by Yanna Faye Ferrera)