i-Proclaim DWCU Edition

DWCU CAMPUS, Urdaneta City. The whole academic community of the Divine Word College of Urdaneta together with some of the parents of our students and guests experienced for the first time reading the whole bible from Genesis to Revelation together in one hour. That was the most silent, solemn and blessed hour that each one ever experienced in the campus when God speaks to all the Divinians and our friends who were with us reading the Sacred Scriptures touched by every Word of God. Indeed, we truly experienced the power of the Word of God. “For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.” (Heb. 4:12)

The “record breaker” Bible activity done by the whole DWCU is in consonance and in line with the celebration of the National Bible Week  2010 that started last Monday until this coming Sunday – the National Bible Sunday (January 25-31). The Episcopal Commission for the Biblical Apostolate of the CBCP highlights this National Bible Week with the i-Proclaim program. The non-stop reading of the Sacred Scripture throughout the whole nation. The DWCU modified the program since they cannot be with in the campus for 24 hours and do the non-stop reading. Instead, they decided to come together, divided the whole bible into parts in such a way that the whole bible will be covered in one setting. If there were 964 students, faculty members and non-academic personnel reading the bible in one hour that means 964 hours spent together in reading the Word of God. With 964, convert it into days, that means 40.1 days of reading the bible.  So, the DWCU community possibly read the whole bible from cover to cover.

The said activity was covered by the nation’s leading TV Channels: the ABS-CBN and GMA7 aired at 5:00 o’clock news for Northern and Central Luzon.

Inspired by the DWCU Bible Reading activity the anchorman of the GMA7 Jeorge Guerrero arranged for a live interview with the president and footage of the Divine Word College of Urdaneta with some faculty, non-academic personnel and students during the 5:00 pm. newscast Balitang Amianan.

i-Proclaim DWCU Edition – Outline

I. Rationale:

    1. DWCU’s Highlight for this year’s Celebration of the National Bible Week together with the whole nation: Proclamation No. 44 and No. 1067
    1. DWCU way of celebrating NBW
    2. As Witness to the Word, we need to read the bible
    3. Ignorance of the Bible is ignorance of Christ
    4. i-Proclaim – DWCU version

II. Aim – Objectives:

  1. To inspire the whole DWCU academic community to read the Bible
  2. To place God’s Word as the center of our community life – God’s Word is our life and mission
  3. To encounter and experience personally and as a community the Word of God
  4. To read, reflect, meditate, pray, live and share the Word of God
  5. To read the whole Bible from Genesis to Revelation together as one community in one setting

III. Expected Outcome

  1. Proclamation: Public Reading of the Sacred Scripture
  2. Modeling: Lead others in reading the Bible
  3. Moral Recovery through the Word of God
  4. Realization of the Theme: We will be one: MTBO
  5. We become: Witness to the Word

3 Responses

  1. Glory to God! What an encouragement to our fellow Bible believers. Thank you for celebrating the National Bible Week 2010 with us!

    • All Glory to the Word! God’s Word is alive…Thank you very much for initiating the “i-Proclaim” which we modified to suit with our academic community. We continue to celebrate God’s Word among us here at the Divine Word College of Urdaneta, you are our inspiration: the Philippine Bible Society!

  2. Glory to the God! What an encouragement to our fellow Bible believers. Thank you for celebrating the National Bible Week 2010 with us!

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