* Mission Internship of Sem. Matt Kortus

As you've seen from recent blogs on the mission trip to Leyte, Seminarian Matt Kortus (who will soon begin his 3rd year in seminary) and his wife, Sarah, are in the Philippines for an 8 week mini-internship in missions.  Sem. Kortus has been able to visit and do work in many of the groups besides Leyte.  Here is a brief summary of what he has been doing under the supervision of Rev.'s Kleyn and Holstege.

Sem. Kortus was able to worship and also speak a word of edification in the Maranatha PRC in Valenzuela (where Rev. Trinidad is the pastor - pictured above).

He has also been helping out with teaching catechism in Provident Christian Church ......

and has led the worship services there.

On July 17 and 18 we traveled to Sipalay City on the Island of Negros
for the pastors' classes there.

Sem. Kortus spoke on the errors of theistic evolution.

We have also enjoyed Matt and Sarah's interaction with our families.

A quick way to make friends with the Holstege children!

Our 4th of July celebration

Yes, Sem. Kortus is brave enough to drive here!

We also spent a Sunday with the saints in the PRC in Bulacan.

Getting ready to preach

Fellowship between services

Lunch with the Consistory

Outside the PRCB's church building

Sem. Kortus was also able to be a part of 7M for a day.

We have thoroughly enjoyed the company of Matt and Sarah, and are thankful for their willingness to come here, their eagerness to help, and their keen interest in our denomination's mission work.  May God bless them as they return home toward the end of August and as Matt takes up his seminary studies again in preparation for the gospel ministry, the Lord willing.