Missions of the Protestant Reformed Churches in America

Reformed Witness Hour Messages for June 2019

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First PRC of Grand Rapids, MI and the Reformed Witness Hour Committee announce the messages scheduled for June 2019 on the RWH radio/Internet program.

CGriess 2019Rev. Rodney Kleyn, pastor of Covenant of Grace PRC PRC (Spokane, WA), concludes his four-plus months of service to the program with two more messages on the theme of love based on I Corinthians 13 (cf. schedule of messages below). Then Rev. C. Griess, pastor of First PRC (Grand Rapids, MI) takes over and presents a new series on the five-points of Calvinism in connection with the 400th anniversary of the Synod of Dordt.

June 2 - Now and then, 1 Corinthians 13:12 (Rev. R. Kleyn)

June 9 - The Greatest of These Is Love, 1 Corinthians 13:13 (Rev. R. Kleyn)

June 16 - Religion Defended (1), Isaiah 48:11  (Rev. C. Griess)

June 23 - Religion Defended (2), Isaiah 48:11  (Rev. C. Griess)

June 30 - Unconditional Election, John 6:37-40  (Rev. C. Griess)

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 78th year of broadcasting the truths of God's sovereign, particular, efficacious grace!

Visit our website for the latest podcast and for other news and information!

*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!

And don't forget our Spanish programs on YouTube!

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

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News from the PRC and Sister-Churches for the Week of May 26, 2019

ephesians 4 8 10On this twenty-first Lord's Day of 2019, May 26, the following news and information concerning PRC congregations, the Seminary, sister churches, and mission fields may be mentioned.

CONGREGATIONAL NEWS:

  • The PRC congregations will be having Ascension Day worship services this Thursday, May 30, most at 7 p.m. (Check the website of the congregation nearest you). You are cordially invited to join us in hearing the gospel of Jesus Christ ascended on high and in worshiping Him as Lord over all.

  • This morning Rev. C. Spronk (Faith PRC, Jenison, MI) announced his decline of the call from Immanuel PRC (Lacombe, AB - received April 28).

  • On May 19, Rev. B. Huizinga (Hope PRC, Redlands, CA) received the call from Southeast PRC (Grand Rapids, MI).

  • From Immanuel PRC's (Lacombe, AB) bulletin today this is reported:

    We welcome Rev. Jonathan Langerak (Heritage PRC, Sioux Falls, SD) to our pulpit. He will be preaching for us the next two Sundays and leading us in worship on Ascension Day. May the Word of God unite our hearts and souls together in Christ!

  • From Limerick Reformed Fellowship's bulletin today comes this special note: "Pastor [Rev. M. McGeown] and Larisa leave tomorrow (Monday 27 May) for the USA. They will visit Loveland, CO; Hull, IA; and Grand Rapids, MI (and Pastor will preach in Loveland, Hull, Doon, and Holland PR churches). Pastor will also attend the PRC Synod in Grand Rapids, MI, which begins on Tuesday 11 June. Pastor and Larisa plan to arrive back in Ireland on Friday 21 June. While they are in the USA, Rev. Justin Smidstra (Holland, MI) and Rev. Angus Stewart will supply the pulpit here.

DENOMINATIONAL NEWS:

Senior Retreat: Registration for the Senior Retreat is open. The dates are Sept 17-20 at Gull Lake Ministries (MI). The theme is ‘God’s Care For Us.’ Forms are available at Zion PRC's website. Click on Senior Retreat.

PRC Synod 2019:

Upcoming Synod: Pre-synodical Service will be held on Monday evening, June 10, at 7:00 P.M. in First PRC of Grand Rapids.  Rev. R. Van Overloop will preach the sermon.  Synod will begin its 2019 meetings on June 11, at 8 A.M. in the First PR Church of Grand Rapids.  Seminary graduation will take place, D.V., on Thursday, June 13 in First Church, at 7:30 P.M.  Prof. Dykstra will give the address.

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PRC Seminary News:

  • The seminary has now entered its spring/summer break. Besides preparing for the PRC Synod 2019, the faculty will be busy with various trips and speaking engagements. Our seniors (Matt Kortus and Jacob Maatman) are busy prepping for their synodical exam in mid-June, while our Singaporean students (Josiah Tan and Marcus Wee) have returned home. There is still plenty of activity at the seminary as faculty and staff continue their end-of-semester work as well as preparing for the new semester in the fall. Lord willing, we will welcome four new students in August.

  • If you missed the speeches at the seminary's Dordt400 conference, or want to refresh your mind, now's your chance to listen to them! The audio files of the speeches and historical presentations from the conference are now available on Trinity PRC's Sermonaudio channel (the host of the conference).

  • The Spring issue of the PR Theological Journal is continuing and should be ready in the next few weeks. For back issues, visit the seminary journal page. If you wish to be added to our mailing list, contact the seminary's secretary.

  • Seminary graduation will take place, the Lord willing, Thursday, June 13, in First church at 7:30 p.m. Prof. R. Dykstra will give the address.
  • If you have not yet done so, visit the new PRC seminary website! There are many new features and updates, including a blog. Visit the site and check out the various pages - and sign up to receive seminary news by email! The library is also online there (under Resources). If you are looking for a particular book to read or use, or just want to browse, visit the library page.
  • Work continues on the seminary addition project, both inside and out (new archives and offices). This past week the electrical rough-in was done; framing was done in the archive room; after the library was emptied and books moved into other areas of the building (about 70% functional!), th eopening between the library and the new addition was made (see picture below). In addition, more HVAC work was done inside and out. Visit the seminary news section for pics and more information.

  • *Special notice: Future Teachers and Ministers: Information for the 2019 PR Scholarship Fund essay competition is now available. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to receive the essay topics and submission requirements. Completed essays must be submitted by May 31st.

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An empty library and the opening finally made into the new archive addition.

SISTER-CHURCH NEWS:

  • Berean PRC:
    • Rev. Ibe is spending time with the saints in Gabaldon and will preach for them in their worship service.
    • Classis of the Protestant Reformed Churches in the Philippines is scheduled to convene on June 12, 2019 at the Berean Protestant Reformed church in Mayamot, Antipolo City at 9:00 A.M., the Lord willing.
  • Maranatha PRC:
    • "Rev. R. Smit, our missionary, will lead us in both services.
    • Let us pray for the progress of the plan for the Seminary that needs to be approved In June Classis. The tentative schedule to start the training is in August, 2019."
  • *Rev. Daniel & Sharon Kleyn are currently on an extended furlough in the U.S. (until June 18). Per the decision of the PRC Synod of 2018, "the purpose of the furlough is to give Rev. Kleyn time to take some courses with a view to obtaining an advanced degree, to prepare classes to be taught in the PRCP [Philippines] seminary in the future, and to give both Rev. & Sharon opportunity to be refreshed and to reconnect with family." Today he is preaching in Covenant of Grace PRC in Spokane, WA.

  • And for more on the life and work of our "sisters" in the Far East read the news under Philippine missions (bulletins).
  • Concerning our sister church in Singapore, Covenant ERC, we may note the following:
    • Rev. A. denHartog and his wife are currently serving the congregation on behalf of the PRC Contact Committee.
    • Her latest newsletter (April 2019) - Reformed News Asia - was posted recently posted and may be found on this page.
    • The last issue of the young peoples' magazine, Salt Shakers (April 2019) may be found on this page. 
  • Concerning our sister church in Ballymena, N. Ireland, Covenant PRC, we may note the following:
    • Covenant PRC's latest newsletter was received and posted (May 2019).
    • Read the latest issue of Covenant Reformed News! That issue (April 2019) can be found here.
    • Upcoming: S. Wales Lecture: Rev. Stewart will speak on “The Burnt Offering” on Thursday, 6 June at 7:15 PM in Margam Community Centre.
  • *The PRC also has a "corresponding relationship" with the Evangelical Presbyterian Church (EPC) of Australia. We remember these brothers and sisters in our prayers and labors also.
    • Plans are being made for a Dordt400 conference involving EPC and PRC men this summer (July).
    • The EPCA has this special notice, especially for our young people and young adults: The Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Australia would love to invite any young people and young adults aged 13 and up to their biennial youth camp. This youth camp will be held in Brisbane from the 28th of December 2019 - 3rd January 2020. Rev. Martyn McGeown from the Limerick Reformed Fellowship of the Republic of Ireland will be our guest speaker. This is a great time to meet other young people, fellowship with them and learn about our Saviour. Please contact Megan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for a flyer or for additional information.

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SPECIAL NOTICES:

  • If you are in need of some pamphlets and/or articles published by the PRC for use in evangelism and/or witnessing, visit the PRCA Evangelism page for a complete list of materials available in digital format or by order from the publishing church.

  • Would you like to read good Reformed literature and a solid Reformed and biblical magazine? Visit the Reformed Free Publishing Association's website (www.rfpa.org), where you will find information on books in all major Christian categories, as well as on the bi-monthly periodical, the Standard Bearer.

  • If you are in West Michigan, be sure to visit the Reformed Book Outlet in downtown Hudsonville, MI! The RBO is a great source for Bibles, Bible study materials, music, cards, RFPA books, and other Reformed literature; stop at the RBO, or visit their website. For the April newsletter, see the attachment to this post.

  • You can now listen to the Heidelberg Catechism, the Belgic Confession, and the Canons of Dordt on audio! Visit the links provided to hear the Catechism, the Confession, and the Canons read by Elijah Roberts. It's another excellent way to learn the Reformed faith and memorize these Reformed creeds.

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*See the important notes below about registering for this year's PRYP's Convention - chaperones and conventioneers!

ESPECIALLY FOR PRC Young People and Young Adults:

  • NEWS about the 2019 PRYP's Convention:
    • Southwest & Providence PRCs are hosting the 2019 PRC Young People's Convention on August 12-16, the Lord willing.  The convention will be held at Michindoh Conference Center in Hillsdale, MI.

    • Chaperone registration is now closed! Thank you for the overwhelming response to our request for chaperones.   The chaperone committee will contact each applicant in the next few weeks. What a wonderful testament of your desire to spend time with our covenant young people!

    • *Young Peoples Convention Update: You can still register on line and have paperwork received by May 31 to avoid a late fee. Any paperwork received after May 31 please include a late fee of $25.00 with your payment. Registration should be done as soon as possible so committees can proceed with their work. Looking forward to seeing you all at the convention in August!

  • Lynden PRC Young Adults Retreat updates:

Registration for our 2019 retreat has been opened. Thank you to all that have registered already.  Come join us July 1-5, for a week filled with spiritual encouragement, white water rafting, campfires, hiking and other fun activities with like-minded believers! Check out our website (https://lyndenprcya.wixsite.com/mysite) to register and for more details. We also have a Facebook page (Lynden PRC Young Adults Retreat 2019). Email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions you may have. We look forward to hosting all of you in Washington!

  • The EPCA has this special notice, especially for our young people and young adults: The Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Australia would love to invite any young people and young adults aged 13 and up to their biennial youth camp. This youth camp will be held in Brisbane from the 28th of December 2019 - 3rd January 2020. Rev. Martyn McGeown from the Limerick Reformed Fellowship of the Republic of Ireland will be our guest speaker. This is a great time to meet other young people, fellowship with them and learn about our Saviour. Please contact Megan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for a flyer or for additional information.

  • Special notice (Don't forget the need is great!): Future Teachers and Ministers: Information for the 2019 PR Scholarship Fund essay competition is now available. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to receive the essay topics and submission requirements. Completed essays must be submitted by May 31st.

  • The latest young peoples' magazine of Covenant ERC in Singapore, Salt Shakers, was received and posted (April 2019 - cf. image above). Check that out on this page.

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PRC MISSION NEWS:

Domestic Labors:

  • Remember in prayer our home missionary, Rev. A. Spriensma, who continues to labor in the West Michigan area and beyond through Byron Center PRC, the calling church. In that connection, BC-PRC's bulletin had this note in it today:

"Missionary Spriensma will be giving a presentation on his work as home missionary to our congregation on June 2 following the evening worship service."

United Kingdom:

  • Limerick Reformed Fellowship News:
    • This special notice appears in today's bulletin: "Pastor and Larisa leave tomorrow (Monday 27 May) for the USA. They will visit Loveland, CO; Hull, IA; and Grand Rapids, MI (and Pastor will preach in Loveland, Hull, Doon, and Holland PR churches). Pastor will also attend the PRC Synod in Grand Rapids, MI, which begins on Tuesday 11 June. Pastor and Larisa plan to arrive back in Ireland on Friday 21 June. While they are in the USA, Rev. Justin Smidstra (Holland, MI) and Rev. Angus Stewart will supply the pulpit here."
  • The March 2019 newsletter of the Limerick Reformed Fellowship mission station was received and posted recently.

Philippine Missions:

  • The last Philippines mission newsletter was received and posted back in January 2019 and may be found on this PRC webpage.

  • For more on life and activities in the Philippines from the personal perspective of the missionary's, visit the Kleyn's blog, the Holstege's, and the Smits!

  • From this Sunday's bulletin of Provident Christian Church in Marikina we find the following notes concerning her pastor as well as concerning our missionaries and their labors today and in this coming week:
    • "Rev. D. Holstege will preach both times today.
    • This Wednesday (7:30-9:00), May 29, in the worship hall, there will be a video of the second of four speeches that were given by Prof. David Engelsma regarding the 400th anniversary of the Canons of Dordt. This second speech is entitled “The Confession of the Gospel (of Grace): The Five Points of Calvinism.” All are welcome to join!

Let us continue in prayer to the Lord for the fulfillment of the needs of these busy pastors and missionaries in the Philippines. May the Lord of the harvest give them grace to be faithful and encouraged in all their labors.

India:

Myanmar:

  • Let us also remember Hope PRC's (Grand Rapids, MI) support of and involvement with Rev. Titus' work in Myanmar; for his latest report, visit this page. Rev. Titus was also here for the Dordt400 conference.
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News from the PRC and Sister-Churches for the Week of May 19, 2019

Lamentations 3 22On this twentieth Lord's Day of 2019, May 19, the following news and information concerning PRC congregations, the Seminary, sister churches, and mission fields may be mentioned.

CONGREGATIONAL NEWS:

  • Last Sunday, May 19, Rev. B. Huizinga (Hope PRC, Redlands, CA) received the call from Southeast PRC (Grand Rapids, MI).

  • Rev. C. Spronk (Faith PRC, Jenison, MI) continues to consider the call from Immanuel PRC (Lacombe, AB - received April 28). He plans to answer on May 26.

  • Rev. A. Brummel is in Immanuel PRC (Lacombe, AB) yet supplying her pulpit. Rev. K. Koole (emeritus) is in Calvary PRC (Hull, IA) supplying her pulpit in Rev. Brummel's absence.

  • The PRC congregations will be having Ascension Day worship services on Thursday, May 30, most at 7 p.m. (Check the website of the congregation nearest you). You are cordially invited to join us in hearing the gospel of Jesus Christ ascended on high and worshiping Him as Lord over all.

DENOMINATIONAL NEWS:

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*Special guests at the seminary this past week - high school students from Faith CHS in Randolph, WI.
Prof. D. Kuiper led them on a tour of the building, inside and out, since it was their first time here.

PRC Seminary News:

  • The seminary has now completed its second semester, following the week of exams this past week. Our seniors (Matt Kortus and Jacob Maatman) are busy prepping for their synodical exam in mid-June, while our Singaporean students (Josiah Tan and Marcus Wee) will return home this week. The end-of-semester picnic was held Thursday night at the Gritters' home (see group photo on seminary website news section).

  • We extend hearty congratulations to Prof. Douglas Kuiper, who successfully defended his ThM thesis at Calvin Theological Seminary on Monday May 6. His graduation ceremony was held this past Saturday, May 18. We give thanks to God for strengthening him to achieve this goal over the last two years. He will begin his teaching responsibilities this Fall.

  •  *On Thursday morning May 16, the high school students from Faith Christian HS in Randolph, WI made their first visit to the seminary. The students took a tour of the building, sat in on a special presentation on the seminary by Prof. D. Kuiper, and then joined us for coffeetime and donuts. We appreciate the time taken for these visits and pray God uses them to encourage these students to remember the seminary in their prayers.

  • Seminary graduation will take place, the Lord willing, Thursday, June 13, in First church at 7:30 p.m. Prof. R. Dykstra will give the address.
  • If you have not yet done so, visit the new PRC seminary website! There are many new features and updates, including a blog. Visit the site and check out the various pages - and sign up to receive seminary news by email! The library is also online there (under Resources). If you are looking for a particular book to read or use, or just want to browse, visit the library page.
  • Work continues on the seminary addition project, both inside and out (new archives and offices). This past week the exterior metal work (siding and trim) was completed and more work was done in the offices; the old AC units that were stored inside over the winter were moved and prepped for operation (warm weather is coming!). **Work was begun on relocating the library into the multipurpose room and other areas; Monday the main stacks wiill be moved (see picture below). Visit the seminary news section for pics and more information.

  • *Special notice: Future Teachers and Ministers: Information for the 2019 PR Scholarship Fund essay competition is now available. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to receive the essay topics and submission requirements. Completed essays must be submitted by May 31st.

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**Part of the library furniture moved into the multipurpose room while the main library room is renovated this summer.

SISTER-CHURCH NEWS:

  • Berean PRC:
    • "Rev. Ibe will lead us in our worship services today. Next Sunday they will spend time with the saints in Gabaldon and he will preach for them in their worship service.
    • Today, Elder Alann and Sis. Vicky Peñaverde are visiting with the saints in Gabaldon, Nueva Ecija. Elder Alann will lead them in their worship service today. We pray for God’s continued blessings as they hear and receive the proclamation of His Word!
    • Classis of the Protestant Reformed Churches in the Philippines is scheduled to convene on June 12, 2019 at the Berean Protestant Reformed church in Mayamot, Antipolo City at 9:00 A.M., the Lord willing."
  • Maranatha PRC:
    • "Rev. L. Trinidad, our Pastor will lead us in both services. Our Bible study will resume in June, 2019.
    • Let us pray for the progress of the plan for the Seminary that needs to be approved In June Classis. The tentative schedule to start the training is in August, 2019."
  • *Rev. Daniel & Sharon Kleyn are currently on an extended furlough in the U.S. (until June 18). Per the decision of the PRC Synod of 2018, "the purpose of the furlough is to give Rev. Kleyn time to take some courses with a view to obtaining an advanced degree, to prepare classes to be taught in the PRCP [Philippines] seminary in the future, and to give both Rev. & Sharon opportunity to be refreshed and to reconnect with family."

  • And for more on the life and work of our "sisters" in the Far East read the news under Philippine missions (bulletins).
  • Concerning our sister church in Singapore, Covenant ERC, we may note the following:
    • Rev. A. denHartog and his wife are currently serving the congregation on behalf of the PRC Contact Committee.
    • Her latest newsletter (April 2019) - Reformed News Asia - was posted recently posted and may be found on this page.
    • The last issue of the young peoples' magazine, Salt Shakers (April 2019) may be found on this page. 
  • Concerning our sister church in Ballymena, N. Ireland, Covenant PRC, we may note the following:
    • Rev. A. Stewart and Rev. M. McGeown (Limerick Reformed Fellowship) are exchanging pulpits today.

    • Covenant PRC's latest newsletter was received and posted (May 2019).
    • Read the latest issue of Covenant Reformed News! That issue (April 2019) can be found here.
    • Upcoming: S. Wales Lecture: Rev. Stewart will speak on “The Burnt Offering” on Thursday, 6 June at 7:15 PM in Margam Community Centre.
  • *The PRC also has a "corresponding relationship" with the Evangelical Presbyterian Church (EPC) of Australia. We remember these brothers and sisters in our prayers and labors also.
    • Plans are being made for a Dordt400 conference involving EPC and PRC men this summer (July).
    • The EPCA has this special notice, especially for our young people and young adults: The Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Australia would love to invite any young people and young adults aged 13 and up to their biennial youth camp. This youth camp will be held in Brisbane from the 28th of December 2019 - 3rd January 2020. Rev. Martyn McGeown from the Limerick Reformed Fellowship of the Republic of Ireland will be our guest speaker. This is a great time to meet other young people, fellowship with them and learn about our Saviour. Please contact Megan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for a flyer or for additional information.

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SPECIAL NOTICES:

  • If you are in need of some pamphlets and/or articles published by the PRC for use in evangelism and/or witnessing, visit the PRCA Evangelism page for a complete list of materials available in digital format or by order from the publishing church.

  • Would you like to read good Reformed literature and a solid Reformed and biblical magazine? Visit the Reformed Free Publishing Association's website (www.rfpa.org), where you will find information on books in all major Christian categories, as well as on the bi-monthly periodical, the Standard Bearer.

  • If you are in West Michigan, be sure to visit the Reformed Book Outlet in downtown Hudsonville, MI! The RBO is a great source for Bibles, Bible study materials, music, cards, RFPA books, and other Reformed literature; stop at the RBO, or visit their website. For the April newsletter, see the attachment to this post.

  • You can now listen to the Heidelberg Catechism, the Belgic Confession, and the Canons of Dordt on audio! Visit the links provided to hear the Catechism, the Confession, and the Canons read by Elijah Roberts. It's another excellent way to learn the Reformed faith and memorize these Reformed creeds.

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 2019 YP Conv logo
*See the important notes below about registering for this year's PRYP's Convention - chaperones and convenioneers!

ESPECIALLY FOR PRC Young People and Young Adults:

  • NEWS about the 2019 PRYP's Convention:
    • Southwest & Providence PRCs are hosting the 2019 PRC Young People's Convention on August 12-16, the Lord willing.  The convention will be held at Michindoh Conference Center in Hillsdale, MI.

    • *The chaperone registration deadline is fast approaching! If you have been considering being a chaperone at this year's convention this is the week to get your registration in. We still need approximately 15 male chaperones. Please consider giving of your time! We are looking forward to an edifying week with our covenant young people. Registration deadline is Saturday, May 25th.

    • *Young Peoples Convention Update: You can still register on line and have paperwork received by May 31 to avoid a late fee. Any paperwork received after May 31 please include a late fee of $25.00 with your payment. Registration should be done as soon as possible so committees can proceed with their work. Looking forward to seeing you all at the convention in August!

  • Lynden PRC Young Adults Retreat updates:

Registration for our 2019 retreat has been opened. Thank you to all that have registered already.  Come join us July 1-5, for a week filled with spiritual encouragement, white water rafting, campfires, hiking and other fun activities with like-minded believers! Check out our website (https://lyndenprcya.wixsite.com/mysite) to register and for more details. We also have a Facebook page (Lynden PRC Young Adults Retreat 2019). Email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions you may have. We look forward to hosting all of you in Washington!

  • The EPCA has this special notice, especially for our young people and young adults: The Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Australia would love to invite any young people and young adults aged 13 and up to their biennial youth camp. This youth camp will be held in Brisbane from the 28th of December 2019 - 3rd January 2020. Rev. Martyn McGeown from the Limerick Reformed Fellowship of the Republic of Ireland will be our guest speaker. This is a great time to meet other young people, fellowship with them and learn about our Saviour. Please contact Megan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for a flyer or for additional information.

  • Special notice (Don't forget the need is great!): Future Teachers and Ministers: Information for the 2019 PR Scholarship Fund essay competition is now available. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to receive the essay topics and submission requirements. Completed essays must be submitted by May 31st.

  • The latest young peoples' magazine of Covenant ERC in Singapore, Salt Shakers, was received and posted (April 2019 - cf. image above). Check that out on this page.

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*Missionary-pastor A. Spriensma
(cf. note below)

PRC MISSION NEWS:

Domestic Labors:

  • Remember in prayer our home missionary, Rev. A. Spriensma, who continues to labor in the West Michigan area and beyond through Byron Center PRC, the calling church. In that connection, BC-PRC's bulletin had this note in it today:

"Missionary Spriensma will be giving a presentation on his work as home missionary to our congregation on June 2 following the evening worship service."

United Kingdom:

  • Limerick Reformed Fellowship News:
    • A regular activity noted in her bulletin: "Bible Study: Tuesday 8 PM in Corbally beginning at 1 Peter 4:9."
    • The March 2019 newsletter of the Limerick Reformed Fellowship mission station was received and posted recently.

Philippine Missions:

  • The last Philippines mission newsletter was received and posted back in January 2019 and may be found on this PRC webpage.

  • For more on life and activities in the Philippines from the personal perspective of the missionary's, visit the Kleyn's blog, the Holstege's, and the Smits!

  • From this Sunday's bulletin of Provident Christian Church in Marikina we find the following notes concerning her pastor as well as concerning our missionaries and their labors today and in this coming week:
    • "Rev. Smit will preach both times today. Rev. Holstege will preach for the PRC in Bulacan since their pastor, Rev. John Flores, will be at their outreach group in Laguna today. Next Sunday, Lord willing, Rev. Holstege will preach both times at PCC.
    • Revs. Holstege and Smit will go to Negros Occidental this Monday-Tuesday to teach the pastors classes in Sipalay. Let us pray for the Lord’s blessing on the labors, pastors, and churches in that place.

Let us continue in prayer to the Lord for the fulfillment of the needs of these busy pastors and missionaries in the Philippines. May the Lord of the harvest give them grace to be faithful and encouraged in all their labors.

India:

  • Let us remember to pray for the Lord's blessing on Georgetown PRC's labor in Vellore, India. From GT-PRC's bulletin today we find this special notice: "Pastor Raj left GR on Monday afternoon to spend time in Pella, IA with supporters of the GFH. Today he worships in our Redlands, CA. congregation and gives his slide presentation there tonight. Early this week he visits with friends in Phoenix AZ.and returns home this Thursday. Pray for travelling mercies."

  • And we remember our sister church's work (CERCS) in Kolkata, through Rev. E. Singh. This missionary-pastor recently gave a presentation on his work there at Byron Center PRC (April 28) while here for the seminary's Dordt400 conference.

Myanmar:

  • Let us also remember Hope PRC's (Grand Rapids, MI) support of and involvement with Rev. Titus' work in Myanmar; for his latest report, visit this page. Rev. Titus was also here for the Dordt400 conference.
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Covenant PRC, N. Ireland Newsletter - May 2019

Covenant Protestant Reformed Church

Ballymena, NI

Dear saints in the

Protestant Reformed Churches,

Dordt’s 400th Anniversary Commemorations

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This year marks the 400th anniversary of the conclusion of the great Synod of Dordt (1618-1619). As the only church in Northern Ireland which subscribes to the Canons of Dordt (and loves the truth they teach), the CPRC wanted to commemorate this milestone in the history of the church of Jesus Christ.

So we asked Prof. David Engelsma, who embodies the message of Dordt, to give speeches on this worthy subject. He gladly agreed and set about preparing four lectures which would (1) explain the events which led up to the Synod; (2) set forth the positive teaching of the Canons and (3) the errors that they reject; and (4) cover the other ecclesiastical decisions at Dordt. The Engelsmas stayed in Northern Ireland for almost a month (11 April - 7 May).

Our celebrations began with a half-day conference under the theme “The Original Five Points of Calvinism: The 400th Anniversary of the Canons of Dordt” (Saturday, 13 April). The two excellent lectures were entitled “The Onset of the Great War: Ecclesiastical and Doctrinal” and “The Confession of the Gospel (of Grace): The ‘Five Points of Calvinism’ (as the Content of the Canons of Dordt).” A lovely lunch was served at church between the two lectures.

Besides our two American guests, a fine turnout by the members of the CPRC, and several visitors from Northern Ireland, eleven saints flew in to join us for the weekend: five from Wales, one from Germany, and five from Hungary. This was our first meeting with two of the young Hungarian men and they are now among our translators (www.cprf.co.uk/languages/hungarian.html)

That Lord’s day (14 April) was an especially blessed and well-attended day of fellowship with the saints. The congregation and visitors enjoyed tea together after the evening service.

On two Wednesday evenings, Prof. Engelsma gave his remaining speeches on Dordt: “The Defence of the Gospel: The Rejection of Errors(17 April) and “The Other Decisions of the Dordt Synod and Their Importance for the Reformed Churches Today” (1 May). The videos of all four of the Professor’s lectures, plus their question-and-answer sessions, are on a handy playlist on YouTube (www.youtube. com/playlist?list=PL2Y5Eq5r6y2GAFwEiN6AHNQ6vKraJdLJf). His speech on the errors rejected by Dordt will be published in written form in the upcoming, special issue of the British Reformed Journal, devoted to the 400th anniversary of the Canons of Dordt.

The CPRC probably spent more money and effort advertising these superb speeches on Dordt than any other event in the last 20 years. We wrote articles and placed ads in the weekly Ballymena Guardian and the monthly In Touch. We even paid for a large colour advertisement in the Belfast News Letter (11 April).

Prof. Engelsma also preached five times for the CPRC, with four of these sermons being on Romans 7 (www.cprf.co.uk/audio/ visitorsermons.htm), the chapter on which James Arminius was preaching in Amsterdam when he especially revealed his heresy. After Prof’s last sermon (on Romans 7:14-16), on the evening of Sunday, 5 May, the congregation bade the Engelsmas farewell. Their time here passed so quickly.

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Rev. A. Stewart delivering his speech at the PRC Seminary Dordt400 Conference, held April 2019 at Trinity PRC

With Prof. Engelsma filling the CPRC pulpit at both services on Sunday, 28 April, I was able to accept an invitation to speak at “Dordt 400,” a conference sponsored by the Protestant Reformed Seminary and hosted by Trinity PRC in Hudsonville, Michigan (25-27 April). The lectures, fellowship, and organization were excellent. The RFPA is to be heartily commended for its plan and work to produce a book from these speeches later this year, Lord willing.

Besides spending time with family and friends, I preached in Grandville PRC and Hope PRC that Sunday (28 April). After the evening service in Hope, Mary and I enjoyed Rev. Titus’ presentation on the Lord’s work in Myanmar.

In order to prepare for my lecture at the American conference, I chose “The Canons of Dordt: The Original Five Points of Calvinism” as the title of a speech in South Wales (21 March). We had a lovely visit with friends in Bristol and a very good night with the saints at the lecture.

Along with a few Protestant Reformed ministers on other nights, I was interviewed on Iron Sharpens Iron Radio (5 April) by Chris Arnzen on issues pertaining to the Canons of Dordt. Besides inviting people to come to the two Dordt conferences in N. Ireland and America, I spoke about God’s sovereign grace, especially in regeneration or the new birth (John 3:1-12), and repeatedly got out of answering any question pertaining to gynaecology (www.cprc.co.uk/isiin terview1.mp3)!

 

Other News

The delay in writing this letter is not because there is little to report. Instead, there has been so much to do that, alas, something had to give way. Sadly, it was my (ordinarily, bimonthly) letter. But now that I am getting caught up on things, I resume this very pleasant duty. However, I must wholly omit some matters and be brief regarding others, for a fair amount has happened since my last letter (27 December) and I would like, if possible, to fit my report on two pages.

In the 4 ½ months of 2019, we have added to our website 40 translations (www.cprf.co.uk/languages.htm). They are 11 Hungarian, 9 Chinese (by a brother in Hong Kong), 6 Polish, 6 Portuguese, 3 Spanish, 2 French, 2 Russian, and 1 Ekegusii (an East African language).

This year’s church visitors, Rev. Koole and Peter VanDerSchaaf, came with their wives, Pat and Dorothy, respectively, which always makes a good visit even better (10-17 January)! Besides preaching twice for the CPRC (13 January), Rev. Koole gave a special lecture on “The Reformation and Family Worship” (16 January), about which a local newspaper carried a short article.

We also enjoyed the visit of Deane and Donna Wassink (Georgetown PRC) with Mark and Kristin Bleyenberg (Grandville PRC). The Wassinks first came to Northern Ireland to help in a Christian school for about a year (1984-1985), so they are old friends to some here and new friends to others. Deane gave an engaging presentation on the witness in Vellore, India, after a Sunday evening service (3 March).

Between these visits to Northern Ireland from our American brothers and sisters, Mary and I flew to the US, having heard that her mother (Ruth Hanko) was not doing well. When we arrived at Sunset Village in Jenison on Friday, 8 February, we heard that she had died that morning. Mom’s funeral was the following Monday. After spending time with Mary’s dad, we flew home late that week. On this visit, I preached at Faith PRC and Providence PRC (10 February).

On 14 March, Marco Barone, a member of the CPRC, and before that a member of the Limerick Reformed Fellowship (LRF), flew to Michigan to marry Paula Kuiper (23 March). One of our Italian translators, Marco has moved from southern Italy to the Republic of Ireland to Northern Ireland and now to the United States—four different countries.

Another brother whom we met through his on-line translation work for us, Tibor Bognar, arrived in Northern Ireland to join the CPRC on 14 January and is settling in well. May the Lord continue to build up His catholic or universal churches by His Word and Spirit!

Thank you for your prayers and support,

Rev. & Mary Stewart

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News from the PRC and Sister-Churches for the Week of May 12, 2019 *(Updated)

prov31 28On this nineteenth Lord's Day of 2019, May 12, the following news and information concerning PRC congregations, the Seminary, sister churches, and mission fields may be mentioned.

CONGREGATIONAL NEWS:

  • Today Rev. W. Langerak will be installed as the third pastor in Trinity PRC's history (Hudsonville, MI), with Prof. D. Kuiper leading the service. He will preach his inaugural sermon this evening.

  • The Council of Southeast PRC has announced a new trio from which to call her next pastor: Revs. B. Huizinga (Hope, Redlands, CA), Rev. R. Kleyn (Covenant of Grace, Spokane, WA) and Rev. J. Mahtani (Cornerstone, St. John, IN). The congregation will call today. *Rev. B. Huizinga has received this call.

  • Rev. C. Spronk (Faith PRC, Jenison, MI) continues to consider the call from Immanuel PRC (Lacombe, AB - received April 28).

  • Rev. A. Brummel is in Immanuel PRC (Lacombe, AB) today and next Sunday supplying her pulpit. Rev. K. Koole (emeritus) is in Calvary PRC (Hull, IA) supplying her pulpit in Rev. Brummel's absence.

  • Georgetown PRC (Hudsonville, MI) has this special notice in her bulletin concerning an event TONIGHT open to our members in the West MI area:

    India Program: Georgetown PRC invites you to a slide program on the work of the PRCV of Vellore India in the spread of the Reformed faith Sunday, May 12, at 8:00 pm at Georgetown PRC. Pastor Paul Raj will relate the history of the Vellore Congregation, the outreach into Hindu villages with the Reformed faith, the training of area pastors, the group of doctors and students from the Christian Medical College and their zeal for the faith, and the present opposition of the Indian government to Christianity.

DENOMINATIONAL NEWS:

Classis East:

  • Classis East had its regular spring meeting this past Wednesday May 8 at Georgetown PRC. This brief summary of its decisions may be found in the PRC bulletins today:

A protest was ruled illegal because the protestant was coming to classis for the third time with the same complaint, so classis advised him that if he disagrees with the decision of classis he has the right to appeal to synod. An overture was ruled not legally present because the overture asked classis to ratify a settled and binding decision of synod. A letter was judged not legally present because the rules of Classis East only allow for protests, appeals, and overtures. Classis advised a consistory to proceed in their discipline of a member after the consistory gave a detailed report of their work and of the continued impenitence of the member under discipline. Southeast PRC requested and received pulpit supply in their vacancy. Classis East will next meet September 11 at Southwest PRC.

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*Special guests at the seminary this past week - 4th-grade students from Hope PRCS in Walker, MI.
Prof. D. Kuiper led them on a tour of the building, including the library.

PRC Seminary News:

  • The seminary has now completed its fifteenth and final week of the second semester, with one week of exams left this week (through Thursday, the 16th). Our seniors (Matt Kortus and Jacob Maatman) are busy prepping for their synodical exam in mid-June, while the underclassmen are busy preparing for finals and their major papers. Pray for the faculty and students that they may finish the semester well.

  • We extend hearty congratulations to Prof. Douglas Kuiper, who successfully defended his ThM thesis at Calvin Theological Seminary this past Monday (May 6). Lord willing, he will participate in the graduation ceremony this Saturday, May 18. We give thanks to God for strengthening him to achieve this goal over the last two years. He will begin his teaching responsibilities this Fall.

  • On Wednesday and Friday mornings, May 1 and 3, Rev. Daniel Kleyn, PRC missionary-pastor to the Philippines, came and spoke for Prof. B. Gritters' Foreign Missions class. He gave two presentations on the life and work on a foreign field in the Far East (see photo below).

  • *On Thursday morning May 9, a group of students from Hope Christian School in Walker (MI) visited the seminary. The students took a tour of the building, sat in on a special presentation on the seminary by Prof. D. Kuiper, and then joined us for coffeetime and snacks. We appreciate the time taken for these visits and pray God uses them to encourage these students to remember the seminary in their prayers.

  • Work continues on the Spring 2019 issue of the PRTS Journal. Look for that in upcoming weeks!
  • If you have not yet done so, visit the new PRC seminary website! There are many new features and updates, including a blog. Visit the site and check out the various pages - and sign up to receive seminary news by email! The library is also online there (under Resources). If you are looking for a particular book to read or use, or just want to browse, visit the library page.
  • Work continues on the seminary addition project, both inside and out (new archives and offices). This past week more of exterior work was done (shingling finished, metal work done) were framed, and HVAC work was done for the new archive room. Plans and preparations continue for the library renovation part of the project this summer (starting as soon as the semester is completed!). Visit the seminary news section for pics and more information.

  • *Special notice: Future Teachers and Ministers: Information for the 2019 PR Scholarship Fund essay competition is now available. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to receive the essay topics and submission requirements. Completed essays must be submitted by May 31st.

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*Rev. D. Kleyn presenting on life and labors in the Philippines
for a PRC seminary missions class.

SISTER-CHURCH NEWS:

  • Berean PRC:
    • "Rev. Ibe will lead us in our worship services today. Our pastor is also scheduled to preach at Kerusso Community Church at 3 P.M. today and he will lead them in their study of the Church Order Arts. 74-75 at 5P.M., the Lord willing.
    • Today, Elder Eric Mescallādo is visiting with the saints in Gabaldon, Nueva Ecija. Elder Eric will lead them in their worship service today. We pray for God’s continued blessings as they hear and receive the proclamation of His Word!
    • Rev. Flores and Elder Alann Peñaverde are visiting with the saints in Albuera, Leyte."

  • Maranatha PRC:
    • Rev. R. Smit is preaching both services today.
    • Also today MPRC is celebrating her 36th anniversary as a church, "because of the goodness and faithfulness of our God and our Father through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. After our second service, we will gather ourselves to celebrate by feasting and fellowshipping together."
  • *Rev. Daniel & Sharon Kleyn are currently on an extended furlough in the U.S. (until June 18). Per the decision of the PRC Synod of 2018, "the purpose of the furlough is to give Rev. Kleyn time to take some courses with a view to obtaining an advanced degree, to prepare classes to be taught in the PRCP [Philippines] seminary in the future, and to give both Rev. & Sharon opportunity to be refreshed and to reconnect with family."

  • And for more on the life and work of our "sisters" in the Far East read the news under Philippine missions (bulletins).
  • Concerning our sister church in Singapore, Covenant ERC, we may note the following:
    • Rev. A. denHartog and his wife are currently serving in the congregation.
    • Her latest newsletter (April 2019) - Reformed News Asia - was posted recently posted and may be found on this page.
    • The last issue of the young peoples' magazine, Salt Shakers (April 2019) may be found on this page. 
  • Concerning our sister church in Ballymena, N. Ireland, Covenant PRC, we may note the following:
    • Rev. A. Stewart returned to his congregation this week and pulpit today after his recent visit to the U.S. for the PRC Seminary Dordt400 conference and other speaking/visit plans.

    • Covenant PRC's latest newsletter was received and posted (December 2018).
    • Read the latest issue of Covenant Reformed News! That issue (April 2019) can be found here.
  • *The PRC also has a "corresponding relationship" with the Evangelical Presbyterian Church (EPC) of Australia. We remember these brothers and sisters in our prayers and labors also.
    • Plans are being made for a Dordt400 conference involving EPC and PRC men this summer (July).

    • The EPCA has this special notice, especially for our young people and young adults: The Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Australia would love to invite any young people and young adults aged 13 and up to their biennial youth camp. This youth camp will be held in Brisbane from the 28th of December 2019 - 3rd January 2020. Rev. Martyn McGeown from the Limerick Reformed Fellowship of the Republic of Ireland will be our guest speaker. This is a great time to meet other young people, fellowship with them and learn about our Saviour. Please contact Megan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for a flyer or for additional information.

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SPECIAL NOTICES:

  • If you are in need of some pamphlets and/or articles published by the PRC for use in evangelism and/or witnessing, visit the PRCA Evangelism page for a complete list of materials available in digital format or by order from the publishing church.

  • Would you like to read good Reformed literature and a solid Reformed and biblical magazine? Visit the Reformed Free Publishing Association's website (www.rfpa.org), where you will find information on books in all major Christian categories, as well as on the bi-monthly periodical, the Standard Bearer.

  • If you are in West Michigan, be sure to visit the Reformed Book Outlet in downtown Hudsonville, MI! The RBO is a great source for Bibles, Bible study materials, music, cards, RFPA books, and other Reformed literature; stop at the RBO, or visit their website. For the April newsletter, see the attachment to this post.

  • You can now listen to the Heidelberg Catechism, the Belgic Confession, and the Canons of Dordt on audio! Visit the links provided to hear the Catechism, the Confession, and the Canons read by Elijah Roberts. It's another excellent way to learn the Reformed faith and memorize these Reformed creeds.

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*See the important notes below about registering for this year's PRYP's Convention - chaperones and convenioneers!

ESPECIALLY FOR PRC Young People and Young Adults:

  • NEWS about the 2019 PRYP's Convention:
    • Southwest & Providence PRCs are hosting the 2019 PRC Young People's Convention on August 12-16, the Lord willing.  The convention will be held at Michindoh Conference Center in Hillsdale, MI.

    • The chaperone registration deadline is fast approaching! If you have been considering being a chaperone at this year's convention this is the week to get your registration in. We still need approximately 15 male chaperones. Please consider giving of your time! We are looking forward to an edifying week with our covenant young people. Registration deadline is Saturday, May 25th.

    • The 2019 convention registration is open until May 15! Register at prcconvention.com and fill out entire form. Check which forms you need to mail with your payment. These must be received by May 25 to avoid a late fee. All information is available on the convention website. Please use this website to complete your registration and all necessary forms that go with it. We are looking forward to a great week of fellowship and fun!

  • Lynden PRC Young Adults Retreat updates: Registration for our 2019 retreat has been opened. Thank you to all that have registered already.  Come join us July 1-5, for a week filled with spiritual encouragement, white water rafting, campfires, hiking and other fun activities with like-minded believers! Check out our website (https://lyndenprcya.wixsite.com/mysite) to register and for more details. We also have a Facebook page (Lynden PRC Young Adults Retreat 2019). Email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions you may have. We look forward to hosting all of you in Washington!

  • The EPCA has this special notice, especially for our young people and young adults: The Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Australia would love to invite any young people and young adults aged 13 and up to their biennial youth camp. This youth camp will be held in Brisbane from the 28th of December 2019 - 3rd January 2020. Rev. Martyn McGeown from the Limerick Reformed Fellowship of the Republic of Ireland will be our guest speaker. This is a great time to meet other young people, fellowship with them and learn about our Saviour. Please contact Megan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for a flyer or for additional information.

  • Special notice (Don't forget the need is great!): Future Teachers and Ministers: Information for the 2019 PR Scholarship Fund essay competition is now available. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to receive the essay topics and submission requirements. Completed essays must be submitted by May 31st.

  • *The latest young peoples' magazine of Covenant ERC in Singapore, Salt Shakers, was received and posted (April 2019 - cf. image above). Check that out on this page.

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*Pastor Paulraj teaching his Sola Gratia Class to men in Vellore
(cf. note below)

PRC MISSION NEWS:

Domestic Labors:

  • Remember in prayer our home missionary, Rev. A. Spriensma, who continues to labor in the West Michigan area and beyond through Byron Center PRC, the calling church. In that connection, BC-PRC's bulletin had this note in it today:

"The Dorr Bible study meets this Thursday, May 16 at 7:30 PM. We plan to start our discussion at John 6:15. Please bring friends and join us at the public library in Dorr."

United Kingdom:

  • Limerick Reformed Fellowship News:
    • A regular activity noted in her bulletin: "Bible Study: Tuesday 8 PM in Corbally beginning at 1 Peter 4:1."
    • The March 2019 newsletter of the Limerick Reformed Fellowship mission station was received and posted recently.

Philippine Missions:

  • The last Philippines mission newsletter was received and posted back in January 2019 and may be found on this PRC webpage.

  • For more on life and activities in the Philippines from the personal perspective of the missionary's, visit the Kleyn's blog, the Holstege's, and the Smits!

  • From this Sunday's bulletin of Provident Christian Church in Marikina we find the following notes concerning her pastor as well as concerning our missionaries and their labors today and in this coming week:
    • "Rev. Holstege will preach both times today. Next week, Lord willing, Rev. Smit will preach for PCC and Rev. Holstege will preach for the PRC in Bulacan while their pastor preaches for an outreach group in Laguna.
    • The Classis of the PRCP will meet next, Lord willing, on June 12."

Let us continue in prayer to the Lord for the fulfillment of the needs of these busy pastors and missionaries in the Philippines. May the Lord of the harvest give them grace to be faithful and encouraged in all their labors.

India:

  • *Let us remember to pray for the Lord's blessing on Georgetown PRC's labor in Vellore, India. From GT-PRC's bulletin today we find this special notice for TONIGHT: " Georgetown PRC invites you to a slide program on the work of the PRCV of Vellore India in the spread of the Reformed faith Sunday, May 12, at 8:00 pm at Georgetown PRC. Pastor Paul Raj will relate the history of the Vellore Congregation, the outreach into Hindu villages with the Reformed faith, the training of area pastors, the group of doctors and students from the Christian Medical College and their zeal for the faith, and the present opposition of the Indian government to Christianity."
  • This past week Pastor Raj spoke at chapels in Heritage School (St. John, In.) and at Adams. He enjoyed many visits with members of the congregation and the supper Friday night for the GFH Sponsors. He will be leaving this week for visits in Pella IA., Phoenix AZ., and spending next Sunday in Redlands CA. PRC. From there he will begin his travel home on May 20.
  • She also had this farewell message in her bulletin today: "Farewell: Be sure to take a moment to say farewell to Pastor Paul Raj today. Those who are able may meet at the airport tomorrow at 12:45pm, at American Airlines, to say goodbye. We are thankful to God, Pastor Raj, for your time with us, and commend you to “God, and to the word of His grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them that are sanctified.” Acts 20:32"

  • And we remember our sister church's work (CERCS) in Kolkata, through Rev. E. Singh. This missionary-pastor recently gave a presentation on his work there at Byron Center PRC (April 28) while here for the seminary's Dordt400 conference.

Myanmar:

  • Let us also remember Hope PRC's (Grand Rapids, MI) support of and involvement with Rev. Titus' work in Myanmar; for his latest report, visit this page. Rev. Titus was also here for the Dordt400 conference.
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