* Sunday in CFM in Batasan Hills

This past Sunday we worshiped in the CFM (Christian Faith Ministry) in Batasan Hills.  Batasan Hills is in Metro Manila, and a little over an hour from home (depending on traffic, of course).  We left here at 7:15 so we could be there in time for their 8:30 a.m. worship service.  This is a group that has been in touch with the Berean PRC for quite a few years.  We visit here the 3rd Sunday of every month.  Here are a couple pics of the side street that leads to the CFM's church building.

A Street Full of Activity

Watch Out for the Children

Standing by the Door of the Church Building

Pastor Oseas Andres, Pastor of the CFM

Rev. Kleyn led the worship service and preached on Lamentations 1:12 - "Behold and see if there be any sorrow like unto My sorrow."  He did everything in English, but the members did have a Tagalog translation of the sermon on paper.

The Members of the CFM

Mrs. Fe Andres Accompanies the Singing

After the worship service, the children all went downstairs to their classes.  They normally do six classes for the children, but they combined them into two on Sunday so that most of the teachers could be in on the class for the adults.

Some of the Children



The adults are starting a class on Reformed church government.  We are going to work our way through the Church Order.  This past Sunday we had an introduction, and also covered Article 1 of the Church Order.

Leading a Class on the Church Order

The Adults in the CO Class

After class we had lunch at the Andres' home.  They live in the same alley as the church and their house was very cool.  We had a delicous meal and an enjoyable time of fellowship with them.

During lunch we asked the pastor's daughter Charity to write down the names of all the members by family.  That hopefully will help us get to know the people.  It's a little hard because we get to visit these groups once a month, so having the names written down will help.

Lunch in Andres' Home

After lunch we had another meeting.  Pastor Andres led some singing, prayer and Bible reading, and then Rev. Kleyn spoke on Lord's Day 1 of the Heidelberg Catechism.  The fellowship is interested in learning the Reformed faith, and a class on the HC will, with the Lord's blessing, be helpful to that end.

View out the Back Window of the Church Building

We made it home again by about 4:30.  The Lord gave us a good day of fellowship and worship with the saints in the CFM.  We look forward to our next visit.

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