Missions of the Protestant Reformed Churches in America

PRC Missions in the Philippines

Philippines missionaries

Missionaries Daniel (Sharon) Kleyn and Daniel (Leah) Holstege & family
Calling Church: Doon PRC, Doon, IA

Philippine Mission Resource website (audio and literature)

Missionary blogs:

Philippine Mission News - March 27, 2015

philmap2From the March 27, 2016 bulletin of Provident Christian Church (Marikina, the Philippines) come these news items concerning the labors of Missionary-pastor D. Kleyn and Rev. A. Spriensma, former missionary to the Philippines currently assisting in the work there for the next few weeks:

  • Rev. Daniel Holstege was led by the Lord to accept the call to serve as a missionary in the Philippines. We give thanks to God for His goodness in providing another missionary, and we look forward to the Holsteges arrival here in the Philippines.
    Let us remember Rev. Holstege and his wife Leah and their children in prayer as they now make preparations in the coming months to make the move to the Philippines. The dates of his installation as a missionary and of their move to the Philippines have not yet been decided.
  • Rev. Spriensma is preaching today in the Berean PRC, and next Sunday in Maranatha PRC in Valenzuela. He is scheduled
    to preach for us here in Provident for both worship services on Sunday, April 10.
  • The Spriensmas and the Kleyns plan to travel to Bacolod City tomorrow and then also to Southern Negros Occidental for the
    monthly teaching among the Reformed believers and pastors there.
  • The next 7M (pastors’ training classes) is scheduled to meet here in PCC on Tuesday, April 12, the Lord willing.

For the latest personal news and pictures on the life and labors of our missionary in this country, visit the Kleyn's blog.

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Philippine Mission News - March 20, 2016 - Updated! Rev. D.Holstege Accepts Call

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On this Sunday, March 20, 2016, find below a few news items concerning the PRCA mission labors in the Philippines:

1. Today Rev.Daniel Holstege (First PRC, Holland, MI) announced that he was led by the Lord to accept the call from Doon PRC to serve as second missionary in the Philippines. We thank God for this provision of a great need, and rejoice with Doon PRC, the FMC, and the Kleyns in God's answer to prayer. At the same time, we pray for the Holland congregation, that they too might see the wisdom of God in this decision.

2. Rev. Aud Spriensma (Byron Center PRC) and his wife Alva, who formerly served in the Philippines (2002-2007) plan to leave this Thursday, March 24, for three weeks of assistance on the field (Sundays of March 27, April 3 and 10).

3. For the latest personal news and pictures on the life and labors of our missionary in this country, visit the Kleyn's blog.

4. Remember in prayer all the needs of this labor - our missionary and his wife, the saints in the various churches of the PRCP, and those who hear the gospel of sovereign grace through the preaching of the Word and through the witness of believers.

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Philippine Mission News - Feb.28, 2016

The following updates may be given regarding PRC mission labors in the Philippines and in the federation of PRCs there.

LHoekstra ProvCC welcome 2016
Deacon L.Hoekstra giving greetings to Provident Christian Church from Doon PRC and the FMC.

Delegation 2016 Berean Cons
Delegation with members of the Berean PRC Consistory.

  • The Classis of the PRCP met Thursday, February 25. The meeting was chaired by Rev. Ibe and was held in the Maranatha PRC in Valenzuela. Most of the work of Classis was routine. The most significant item that Classis treated was the request of Rev. Leovino Trinidad (the pastor of the Maranatha PRC) to be examined by the Classis according to Article 9 of the Church Order with a view to being declared a minister of the Word and Sacraments in the PRCP. The Classis approved his request and scheduled his examination for the next Classis meeting. Classis will hold its next meeting on Monday, June 13, the Lord willing.
  • The congregation of Doon PRC will be voting to call a second missionary to the Philppines on Monday, Feb.29 from a trio consisting of Revs. Brian Huizenga (Hope, Redlands, CA), Dan Holstege (1st, Holland, MI), and C. Griess (Calvary, Hull, IA).
  • The next PRC pastor assigned to visit the Philippine mission field and provide assistance to missionary-pastor D. Kleyn is Rev. A.Spriensma (Byron Center PRC). He is scheduled to be there for the Sundays of March 27, April 3 and 10.
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Visit and Work of Rev.D. Holstege in the Philippines

Rev. D.Holstege (First PRC, Holland, MI) has been the latest PRC pastor to give assistance to Rev.D. Kleyn in the Philippines. He arrived on Jan.8, 2016 and will be returning this week, D.V.

Missionary Kleyn and his wife have given an update on their blog, posting some pictures and descriptions of his labors and experiences (including when his wife Leah was with him the first week.). Below are a few pictures - for the details visit the link provided here.

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Philippines Mission/Contact Committee Updates - January 3, 2016

Daniel HolstegeFrom the Jan.3, 2016 bulletin of Maranatha PRC in Valenzuela City, the Philippines comes this note:

Rev. Daniel Holstege and his wife Leah (First PRC, Holland, MI) will be arriving in the Philippines this coming Friday, the Lord willing (Jan.8). Rev. Holstege will be assisting with the PRCA’s mission work.

His preaching schedule while he is here will be the Berean PRC on January 10, Maranatha PRC on January 17, and Provident Christian Church on January 24.

He will also speak for 7M, as well as during the monthly visit that Rev. Kleyn makes to Bacolod and Southern Negros Occidental.

We pray for traveling mercies for Rev. Holstege and his wife, as well as for God's blessings in his labors while on that mission field.

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And from Trinity PRC's bulletin (Hudsonville, MI) we learn of this delegation visit from the Contact Commmittee to N.Ireland and Ireland:

CPRC NI buildingThis week Friday [Jan.8, 2016] Rev. N.Decker will be traveling with Pete Vander Schaaf to Northern Ireland as a delegation of the Contact Committee.

The primary purpose of the visit is to conduct church visitation with the council of our sister congregation, the Covenant PRC of Ballymena and visit the Limerick Reformed Fellowship.  Rev. Decker will be gone for two Sundays and be returning on Tuesday, January 19.

We also pray for traveling mercies for these men and for God's blessings on their labors on behalf of the denomination.

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Contact Committee Delegation in the Philippines - Update Dec.17, 2015

As the delegation of Profs. R. Cammenga and R. Dykstra continues their visit to and work in the Philippines on behalf of the PRC Committee for Contact with Other Churches, Rev.D.Kleyn posted on his blog Friday Dec.17 a summary of their work so far. The report contains many profitable pictures with descriptions of their labors.

Below is a glimpse at some of the visits and works done so far; visit the post to find the complete summary.

In response to a request from the PRCP (Protestant Reformed Churches in the Philippines), a delegation from the Contact Committee of the PRCA traveled to the Philippines in December 2015 to begin the work toward the goal of establishing a sister-church relationship between the PRCA and the PRCP.

ProfRC ProvCC Dec 2015 1

On Sunday, December 13, Prof. R.Cammenga preached in Provident Christian Church. Outside the church gate with Bro. Bien Montoya and his son BJ.
ProfRC ProvCC Dec 2015 2
Just before the worship service.
ProfRD BereanPRC Dec 2015
Meanwhile Prof. R.Dykstra was preaching at the Berean PRC and having lunch with the saints there.  After lunch we and some of the members of Provident joined him at the Berean church for a speech on Christian Education.
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On Tuesday, instead of the regular 7M meeting each professor gave a lecture on a special topic, with other men invited to attend (in addition to the pastors who regularly attend 7M).
ProfRD 7M Dec2015
Prof. R.Dykstra spoke on Old Testament Types.
ProfRC 7M Dec 2015
Prof. R.Cammenga spoke on the Assurance of Salvation.
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