Missions of the Protestant Reformed Churches in America

Foreign Mission Stations

philmap2The PRC have two foreign missionaries working in the Philippines at present, with metro Manila as the base. Rev.Daniel Kleyn (assisted by his wife Sharon) and Rev. Daniel Holstege (assisted by his wife Leah) carry out the responsibilities for a number of labors with churches, pastors, and contacts throughout this country (See map to the left). Visit their website to learn more about these labors. You may also visit the Kleyn's blog to see a more personal side to the life and work in this foreign land.

In addition, the PRC help support the mission labors of the Covenant PRC (N.Ireland) in Limerick, Ireland, where Rev. Martyn McGeown serves as missionary. And, several of our congregations are involved with labors in India (Georgetown PRC) and in Myanmar (Hope PRC, Walker). Our sister church in Singapore (Covenant ERC) is also involved in mission labors in India, in Kolkata, through her missionary Rev. Emmanuel Singh.

Secretary for Foreign Mission Committee: 

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PRC Missions in the Philippines (46)

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:

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Limerick Reformed Fellowship, Republic of Ireland (Mission Field of the CPRCNI) (15)

Website

This is a mission field of the Covenant PRCNI, financially supported by the PRCA.

LimerickmeetingplaceMissionary: Rev. Martyn McGeown

38 Abbeyvale, Corbally,
Limerick, Ireland.

martynmcgeown@gmail.com

Mission:Limerick Reformed Fellowship

Worshiping at: Conradh na Gaeilge Hall 

Thomas St., Limerick City

Services: 11:00 a.m.; 5:30 p.m.

Coming lectures in the British Isles

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Myanmar Labors (Hope PRC, GR) (8)

This is a mission labor of Hope PRC, Grand Rapids, MI, with assistance from her Reformed Witness Committee and the Foreign Mission Committee of the PRC.

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India Missions (0)

The India mission labors involve the work of Georgetown PRC in Vellore with assistance from the Foreign Mission Committee of the PRC, and the work of Covenant ERC (Singapore) in Kolkata.

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Emmanuel Singh presenting in CERC on the Kolkata, India missions, 2016

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Classis Meeting of the PRC in the Philippines - Updated!

It was back in April of this year that the new federation of Protestant Reformed Churches in the Philippines was formed. The two congregations of Berean PRC (Manila) and First Reformed Church (Bulacan) committed to form a new denomination, agreeing in faith and practice on the basis of the Word of God, the Reformed creeds, and Church Order of Dordt.

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On October 31, Reformation Day, the churches held their third Classis meeting to conduct mutual church business. May God continue to bless this union, the meeting tomorrow, and the labors they perform together on behalf of the King of the church, Jesus Christ.

UPDATE: The picture above is from the Oct.31 meeting. You will also find a full report of this Classis meeting on the Philippines Mission Work blog.

*The Kleyns have also posted a feature on this Classis meeting on their blog, including many more pictures.

In other Philippine mission news, Missionary-pastor D.Kleyn recently reported on his and Rev.Smit's monthly trip to Bacolod and Sipalay. For more on this, visit the link on the Kleyn's blog. And be sure to sign up to receive the regular updates. Here is one picture from that post, as Rev.Kleyn prepares to lead the worship service and a regular member helps write the Psalter numbers on the board.

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Limerick Reformed Fellowship - October 2014 Newsletter

Missionary-pastor Martyn McGeown has published his latest newsletter on behalf of the Limerick (Ireland) Reformed Fellowship where he serves for the calling church, Covenant PRC in Ballymena, N.Ireland. The newsletter is published here and also attached in pdf form.

There is plenty of interesting items here, so be sure to read the latest mission news from Limerick!

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September Newsletter from the Philippines Mission

Our missionaries in the Philippines, along with the Foreign Mission Committee and the calling church, Doon PRC Council, have just published their third newsletter of this year.

The September 2014 issue, penned by Missionary-pastor D.Kleyn, provides a much-needed and interesting overview of their labors in the various places and with various groups. This newsletter includes plenty of pictures to help us visualize the people among whom our missionaries labor.

You will find the full newsletter below in image form but the September newsletter is also attached here in pdf form.

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Kleyns Return Safely to the Philippines After Furlough

DKleyn - Spokane Presentation - July 2014After a six-week furlough in the United States missionary-pastor Daniel Kleyn and his wife Sharon returned home to their place of labor in the Philippines this past Thursday (July 17, 2014).

On their latest blog post they reported on the last parts of their furlough, including a trip to the West where they gave presentations in First PRC, Edmonton, AB, Lynden PRC, WA, and Covenant of Grace PRC in Spokane, WA (see picture here).

And they included this note at the end after they had arrived back in the Philippines:

"We arrived home again late Thursday night, July 17.  All thanks to God for prospering our journey and for blessing the work.  We were greatly encouraged and refreshed through the furlough, and are now glad to be home again to take up our work here in the Philippines."

They report that the effects of the latest strong typhoon, which went through the Philippines just south of Manila this past Wednesday, brought down trees and caused flooding. The missionaries homes did not experience the flooding, but the lower level of Rev. and Mrs. Ibe’s home did.

We pray that they and the Smits may experience God’s continued care and blessings in their labors in that part of God's kingdom and church.

Let us also remember to pray for Rev.S.Key (Loveland, CO) as he considers the call to serve as missionary in the Philippines to replace Rev.R.Smit.

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New Philippines Mission Newsletter - June 2014

Our missionaries in the Philippines, along with the Foreign Mission Committee and the calling church, Doon PRC Council, have recently published the second newsletter of this year.

The June 2014 issue, penned by Rev.Richard Smit, focuses on several of the most significant developments on this varied field of labors. These include the recent formation of a federation (Classis) of PRCs in the Philippines, the recent move of Rev.V.Ibe and the Berean PRC to a new location, and the decision of Doon PRC's Council to release Missionary-pastor R.Smit from his labors on this field.

You will find the full newsletter below, complete with some special pictures of the federation event and of the Smit family. The June newsletter is also attached here in pdf form.

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Other Philippines Mission News: Rev.D.Kleyn on Furlough

The following bulletins carried the latest news on the upcoming furlough of Missionary-pastor Daniel Kleyn and his wife Sharon. To follow their activities while on furlough, visit the Kleyn's blog!

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From the Provident Christian Church Bulletin (Marikina, the Philippines):

Rev. D. Kleyn, a missionary in the Philippines of the Protestant Reformed Churches in America, will be teaching and preaching for us today, the Lord willing.

The Kleyns will be leaving tomorrow (June 2) for a 6 week furlough in north America, God willing. During the furlough, the Kleyns will have opportunity for vacation time with their families. Also, Rev. Kleyn will meet with the consistory of Doon PRC (his calling and sending church), and the Foreign Mission Committee. He also plans to attend the PRCA synod, preach in some of the churches, and give presentations regarding the mission work that Rev. Smit and he are doing in the Philippines. The Kleyns plan to return to the Philippines on July 17.

While Rev. Kleyn is gone, Rev. R. Smit has agreed to preach and teach for us here in PCC for two Sundays – on June 29 and July 6. He has also agreed to lead most of our Thursday evening Bible study and doctrine classes, starting on June 5, God willing.

And from the June 1, 2014 Doon PRC bulletin (the calling church):

Rev. and Sharon Kleyn plan to begin their furlough this week. There are many purposes to the furlough, one of which is to give the missionary and his wife a time of refreshment and encouragement in the work. In thanksgiving for the opportunity we have as the calling church, let’s especially use the Kleyns’ time in our midst to fellowship with and encourage them. The Kleyns will initially fly to Michigan, and then travel to Iowa arriving in Doon on Thursday. They will be lodging in the parsonage.  Rev. and Sharon plan to attend the church picnic with us on Saturday, and Rev. Kleyn will be preaching for us on Sunday. The following Wednesday they will be back in Michigan so that Rev. Kleyn can be present when the Philippine mission field is the object of Synod’s attention.

Rev.D.Kleyn will be giving at least three main presentations on the mission work in the Philippines while he is on furlough in the U.S. These are noted below. Take an interest in the work and be sure to attend one of these interesting presentations.

From Calvary PRC bulletin (Hull, IA): Rev. D. Kleyn plans to give a presentation on the mission work in the Philippines on Sunday evening, June 8, at 8:00 p.m. in Calvary PRC in Hull.  All are welcome to attend.  Hope to see you there.

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Picture of the audience at the Calvary PRC presentation (June 8, 2014).

Bethel PRC (Roselle, IL): Save The Date! Tuesday, June 10, 7.30PM: Rev. Daniel Kleyn, one of our denomination's missionaries in the Philippines will be giving a presentation on the ongoing work there at our church.

From First PRC, Holland, MI bulletin: Rev. D. Kleyn plans to give a presentation on the mission work in the Philippines on Sunday, June 22 at 8:15 p.m. in the First PRC of Holland.  All are welcome and invited to attend.

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Missionary R.Smit to End Labors in the Philippines

 RSmit teaching in Sipalay-2013The Foreign Mission Committee and the Council of Doon PRC as the calling church have agreed to honorably release Rev. Richard Smit from his missionary labors in the Philippines on or around July 1, 2015 due to the changing needs of his family, the completion of significant goals on this mission field, and the belief that his particular work there is drawing to a close. 

They also wish to convey their thanks to God for Rev. Smit's faithful years of missionary service and his family's devotion to this work.  Rev. Smit will be recommended soon for a call to the pastoral ministry in our churches as his work in the Philippines officially ends next year.

The full letter from the FMC and Doon PRC which was sent to the PRC congregations is attached here in pdf.

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May 2014 Newsletter - Limerick Reformed Fellowship

Missionary-pastor Martyn McGeown has published his latest newsletter on behalf of the Limerick (Ireland) Reformed Fellowship where he serves for the calling church, Covenant PRC in Ballymena, N.Ireland. The newsletter is published here and also attached in pdf form.

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Provident CC Outreach Conference

Missionary-pastor Daniel Kleyn recently participated in a special conference hosted by the Provident Christian Church in Marikina, the Philippines. He made a special post about it on his blog, which included several pictures. You are encouraged to visit that post here, while learning about the basics of the conference here.

This past Thursday (April 17) was a public holiday in the Philippines.  Provident Christian Church in Marikina, one of the churches we are working in, decided to have an outreach conference that day.  The people invited many friends and family.  Some of the members did this by handing out copies of the pamphlet, "Knowing The True God" by Rev. Houck with an invitation to the conference tucked inside.  In God's providence, several visitors attended.

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The audience consisted of many from PCC as well as several visitors.

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Organization and First Meeting of the PRC in the Philippines (PRCP) - Updated with Pictures!

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Special Banner made for the PRCP organizational meeting.

The organizational and first meeting of the new federation of the Protestant Reformed Churches in the Philippines (PRCP) was held this past Wednesday, April 9, beginning at 9:00 a.m. in Valenzuela on the north side of Metro Manila.

NOTE: For more information and pictures, visit this post on the Kleyn's blog.

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The Consistories of the Berean PRC and the First Reformed Church of Bulacan, led by pastors Vernon Ibe and John Flores (front center).

At this meeting, the Berean Protestant Reformed Church (where Pastor Vernon Ibe serves) and First Protestant Reformed Church in Bulacan (where Pastor John Flores serves) were united together formally and officially in a special ceremony, followed by a regular business meeting in which many details of organization were treated, in addition to some regular business (Official report is still to come).

PRCP Declaration of Agreement 9 April 2014

The "Declaration of Agreement" signed by all the offcebearers.

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Berean PRC and First RC Consistories with our two missionaries, R.Smit and D.Kleyn (back right).

We rejoice with our brothers and sisters in the Philippines and pray that God will richly bless the Protestant Reformed Churches in the Philippines.

PRCP Organization Group Pic - 4-9-2014

Group picture with visitors to the PRCP organizational meeting.

Note: These pictures were sent in by Missionary-pastor R.Smit, for which we thank him.

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