* Delegation Visit (1)

The delegation of Rev. David Overway (Doon PRC, IA) and Elder Ike Uittenbogaard (Calvary PRC, IA) arrived here safely this past Saturday evening.  They plan to be with us for about a week and a half.  Rev. Overway comes as a representative of the Doon PRC Council (our calling church), and Elder Uittenbogaard as a representative of the PRCA's Foreign Mission Committee.  Their visit is part of our denomination's oversight of our mission work here in the Philippines.  We are thankful to have them here, and also encouraged by this concrete evidence of the denomination's support for the work.

Arriving in Manila at NAIA Terminal #3

On Sunday morning, the delegates accompanied us to the Maranatha Reformed Church in Valenzuela.  This is a good hour's drive from home, and located in the northwest part of Manila.  The pastor there is Pastor Leovy Trinidad.

Meeting Pastor Trinidad before worship begins

Rev. Kleyn preached, and then we were able to gather for a group picture and to spend some time meeting the members - while having a cup of coffee and some snacks.

Group Picture in Valenzuela

Rev. Overway chatting with Pastor Trinidad

We left Valenzuela just before noon, and headed to the Berean PRC in Cubao.  It took us just under 45 minutes to get there, thus in plenty of time for their worship services (the first service begins at 1:00).  Rev. Overway preached for the first service (John 6:44-45), and Rev. Kleyn for the second (Lord's Day 31b).  Here the delegates were able to meet and visit with both familiar as well as new fellow saints.  (Fyi, this is Rev. Overway's 3rd visit to the Philippines, and Elder Uittenbogaard's 2nd.)

Visiting with Bro. Jun Villegas (while eating ...... again!)

..... and with Bro. Eric Mescallado

..... and with Bro. Ben Felix

..... and with Sis. Ghen and Bro. Andy

..... and with Pastor-elect Vernon Ibe

We look forward to their continued presence as well as their involvement in the work and activities of the upcoming week.  It should be an exciting and blessed week in the history of the churches and mission work here.  We'll keep you posted.

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