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.
The Reformed Book Outlet in Hudsonville, MI has published their June Newsletter, with a special focus on music CDs, cards, and some good summer reading suggestions.
Read the RBO newsletter below (also attached in pdf form), check out their website, visit the bookstore, and benefit from the good Reformed literature, music, and other resources available.
The sixth issue of "Reformed News Asia" has been released by the Christian Literature Ministry of our sister church in Singapore, the Covenant Evangelical Reformed Church, and it is another issue filled with informative and edifying content (for information on the previous issue #5, click on this link)!
One of the special features of this issue is once again the devotions on the Belgic Confession, covering Articles 17-20 on the topics of The Recovery of Fallen Man, The Incarnation of Jesus Christ and The Union and Distinction of the Two Natures in the Person of Christ. Written by Missionary-pastor M.MeGeown, these devotions on the BC take you through the month of June (June 4-July 1) You will find great spiritual profit in using these devotions.
In addition, the newsletter also contains information about the CLM's pamphlet and book ministries and about activities going on in the CERC, such as the upcoming youth retreat.
You will want to find out what literature is being promoted this month (they have a new devotional pamphlet for children on the wonders of God's creation by Connie Meyer!) and read about Rev.Angus and Mary Stewart's recent visit to the CERC.
For more information on how to subscribe to this newsletter, visit this page on the CERC website.
This is another issue packed with interesting and edifying articles. This is the note that came with this issue introducing it to the reader:
Dearest Salt Shakers readers,
Greetings in the name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ!
We thank the Lord for yet another release of the Salt Shakers!
Here are some of the articles featured in this new issue:
- "Temptation Through Time"
- "Trusting in God’s Timing"
- "Redeeming the Time"
Now, can you guess what the theme of this issue is? Yes! The theme is “Time”!
As we draw closer to the midway mark of the year, may we remember to use our time wisely for God’s glory, for all our time is His alone. May we be good stewards of the time God has given to us!
Below you will find the first two pages of the magazine, including its table of contents. You are encouraged to visit the"SS" webpage where you will find a downloadable e-copy for your reading and spiritual growth.
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!
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.
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.