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Myanmar Report - May 2018

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Dear brethren,

Greetings in our sovereign and gracious covenant Lord's name. I pray that you all will be in good health and peace of the mind for His mercy.

The month of March was quite special for us, because [for] the first time we are going to have a seminar without one of you come over and teach. So, preparing for that, I stopped writing Sunday Digest, and translating of KJV, [and] Thursday Bible classes. But I continued to edit the KLV Burmese, [and have] reached chapter 14. [I continue] preaching on the Heidelberg Catechism, and am up to Lord's Day 20.

At, seminar, as many as 38 people all over the country and from various denomination came. Two weeks seemed to be a very short time. The men learned a lot in these short two weeks. Especially, the second subject, which is called "Reformed Man." In that subject, I compared the present day so-called Christian viewing [of] their family, wife, children, work, money, modern things, and what the Bible taught us, especially Reformed view. They all are very much surprised and started to say, "We Burmese Christian never view [things] in those ways."

E. g., seeing our wives as our sisters in that Lord, when we get to heaven, we will not be husband and wife rather brother and sister in His covenant family. The same with our children, they are actually created by God Himself through parents, so the real owner is our Covenant God, not the parents. In this area also, when we get to heaven, we will not be parents and children, rather we all will be brothers and sisters in His big covenant family. So, [to] take care of them is covenant duty, so working for the family is not secular thing for the Reformed man but sacred thing, doing covenant duty for His glory; in other words, serving Him. In our Burmese cultural setting, doing religious means sacred thing, so have to forsake all earthly bounds and ties. The result is, feeding the children, working to earn a living to raise family is secular. But, I taught reverse with this popular view and set forth our covenant view.

To love our wives in our duty [is] not a shy-thing; we love our wives because the Bible demands it. I point out the texts, "Let the husband render unto the wife due benevolence: and likewise also the wife unto the husband." (1 Corinthians 7:3 KJV) "Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered." (1 Peter 3:7 KJV) And many others to show the relationship between believing husband and wife is the picture of God's covenant of grace in Jesus Christ for His elect Church. They all love that very much, and they expressed they will not be the same when they return home.

All these things, I can teach only because you invited me and my wife to live among you and learned about your way of Reformed living; during three weeks, I opened my eyes as wide as I can to learn how you live as Reformed people, now I can teach that experiences to my people; thank you for that. And actually the success of this seminar is the fruit of your labors.

[in the] morning, Belgic Confession, I explained all the words are written in blood of Reformed believers, so that we must study with respect. And, to [be] call[ed] Reformed [we] must have confession; without confession, cannot be called Reformed church.

Weather is extremely hot; last year, only the month of May, hot as now. This year is special, but for His mercy, we did not fell sick during the seminar. And, after the seminar, Rakhine state churches demanded me to pay official visit, as well as, Nagah Land also asked me to come over to their place. I promised them, if the Lord wills, I will come, at least two weeks and teach in their places.

We are so much thankful for all the Face-time and Whatsapp videos calls during all the two week seminar, every morning, that gave us real encouragement. Thank you very much for supporting my ministry, without your help I cannot do all the things that I do for His people.

Please continue to pray for us, so that the Reformed truth that we hold dear as PR churches will be through out generations. In my congregational prayer, I continue to pray, always for you, so that you also will have covenant strength to go on in the precious truth that you now have with you many, many generations to come.

The Lord's blessings to you all.

Your brother,
Rev. Titus

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Reformed Witness Hour Messages for October 2018

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First PRC of Grand Rapids, MI and the Reformed Witness Hour Committee announce the messages scheduled for October 2018 on the RWH radio/Internet program.

WBruinsma 2017Rev. Bill Bruinsma, pastor of Pittsburgh PRC (Pittsburgh, PA), begins his four-month service for the RWH program with messages from some OT passages and a special Reformation Day message (cf. schedule of messages below).

October 7 - Chosen to Be a Special People (1) - Deuteronomy 7:6-9

October 14 - Chosen to Be a Special People (2) - Deuteronomy 7:6-9

October 21 - Abraham Offers Up Isaac - Hebrews 11:17-19

October 28 - The Scripture: God's Word (Reformation Day message)

You are encouraged to listen to these important messages and to let others know about them too. Help spread the word about the Reformed Witness Hour, now in its 77th year of broadcasting the truths of God's sovereign, particular, efficacious grace!

Check out our new website, launched in May of this year!

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PO Box 1230, Grand Rapids MI, 49501 | reformedwitnesshour.org | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you wish to be added to the mailing list to receive the printed booklet of the messages each month, send an email to Judi Doezema at doezema at prca.org.

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Reformed Witness Hour Messages for August 2018

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First PRC of Grand Rapids, MI and the Reformed Witness Hour Committee announce the messages scheduled for August 2018 on the RWH radio/Internet program.

haak smallRev. Carl Haak, pastor of Georgetown PRC (Hudsonville, MI), continues his four-month service for the RWH program by continuing a series on the OT book of Jonah (cf. schedule of messages below).

August 5 - Prayer from a Whale's Belly - Jonah 2:1ff.

August 12 - The Conversion of Pagan Sailors - Jonah 1:14-16

August 19 - The Second Time - Jonah 3:1-4

August 26 - The Wonder of Nineveh's Repentance  - Jonah 3:5-9

You are encouraged to listen to these important messages and to let others know about them too. Help spread the word about the Reformed Witness Hour, now in its 77th year of broadcasting the truths of God's sovereign, particular, efficacious grace!

Check out our new website, launched in May of this year!

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Use the attached flyer (pdf) to spread the news of these important gospel messages!

PO Box 1230, Grand Rapids MI, 49501 | reformedwitnesshour.org | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you wish to be added to the mailing list to receive the printed booklet of the messages each month, send an email to Judi Doezema at doezema at prca.org.

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Reformed Witness Hour Messages for June 2018

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First PRC of Grand Rapids, MI and the Reformed Witness Hour Committee announce the messages scheduled for June 2018 on the RWH radio/Internet program.

haak smallRev. Carl Haak, pastor of Georgetown PRC (Hudsonville, MI), begins his four-month service for the RWH program with a series on the Beatitudes spoken by our Lord Jesus Christ (cf. schedule of messages below).

June 3 - Blessed Are the Poor in Spirit - Matthew 5:3

June 10 - Blessed Are They That Mourn - Matthew 5:4

June 17 - Blessed Are the Meek - Matthew 5:5

June 24 - Blessed Are They That Hunger and Thirst After Righteousness - Matthew 5:6

You are encouraged to listen to these important messages and to let others know about them too. Help spread the word about the Reformed Witness Hour, now in its 77th year of broadcasting the truths of God's sovereign, particular, efficacious grace!

Check out our new website, launched in May of this year!

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Use the attached flyer (pdf) to spread the news of these important gospel messages!

PO Box 1230, Grand Rapids MI, 49501 | reformedwitnesshour.org | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you wish to be added to the mailing list to receive the printed booklet of the messages each month, send an email to Judi Doezema at doezema at prca.org.

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Reformed Witness Hour Messages for May 2018

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First PRC of Grand Rapids, MI and the Reformed Witness Hour Committee announce the messages scheduled for May 2018 on the RWH radio/Internet program.

revrkleynRev. Rodney Kleyn, pastor of Covenant of Grace PRC (Spokane, WA), concludes his four-month service for the RWH program, giving special messages for Ascension Day, Mother's Day, and Pentecost (cf. schedule of messages below).

May 6 - Our Ever-living Intercessor, Hebrews 7:25

May 13 - The Praiseworthy Woman, Proverbs 31:10-31

May 20 - The Pouring Out of the Holy Spirit, Acts 2:1-4

May 27 - The Intercession of the Holy Spirit, Romans 8:26-27

You are encouraged to listen to these important messages and to let others know about them too. Help spread the word about the Reformed Witness Hour, now in its 77th year of broadcasting the truths of God's sovereign, particular, efficacious grace!

Check out our new website, launched on May 2, 2018!

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Use the attached flyer (pdf) to spread the news of these important gospel messages!

PO Box 1230, Grand Rapids MI, 49501 | reformedwitnesshour.org | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Reformed Witness Hour Messages for November 2018

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First PRC of Grand Rapids, MI and the Reformed Witness Hour Committee announce the messages scheduled for November 2018 on the RWH radio/Internet program.

WBruinsma 2017Rev. Bill Bruinsma, pastor of Pittsburgh PRC (Pittsburgh, PA), continues his messages on the covenant for the program, as well as a special Thanksgiving Day message (cf. schedule of messages below).

November 4 - To a Thousand Generations - Psalm 105:6-8

November 11 - Israel Transgresses God's Covenant - Hosea 6:7

November 18 - Jehovah Does What Pleases Him - Psalm 135:5-6

November 25 - Prayer for Restored Joy (Thanksgiving message) - Psalm 51:10-12

You are encouraged to listen to these important messages and to let others know about them too. Help spread the word about the Reformed Witness Hour, now in its 77th year of broadcasting the truths of God's sovereign, particular, efficacious grace!

Check out our new website, launched in May of this year!

*We also have a new station in southern California on which we are broadcasting! Here are the details and website: Saturday’s 9:30p – PST on KPRZ 1210 AM & 106.1 FM.  San Diego’s # 1 Christian Teaching Talk station - www.kprz.com

Spread the word and listen in if you are in that area!

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Use the attached flyer (pdf) to spread the news of these important gospel messages!

PO Box 1230, Grand Rapids MI, 49501 | reformedwitnesshour.org | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you wish to be added to the mailing list to receive the printed booklet of the messages each month, send an email to Judi Doezema at doezema at prca.org.

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