* Delegation Visit (4)

The main item on the agenda for Friday was the ordination service of Rev. Vernon Ibe.  Prior to that, however, we did fit in a few daytime activities.

A few took a walk to "second floor" in our neighborhood.
A few "skyped" with family and friends.

More than a few had lunch together at Max's Chicken.

The ordination of Rev. Ibe took place at the PCC Building in Cubao (where the Berean PRC meets every Sunday for worship services).  The service began at 7:00 pm and was led by Rev. David Overway (pastor of Doon PRC, Iowa, USA).  He preached on Jeremiah 9:23-24 using the theme, "Glorying In Knowing Jehovah" - a fitting and encouraging sermon for this special occasion.  He then read the "Form of Ordination of the Ministers of God's Word."  Present for the ceremony of laying on of hands were Rev. Overway, Rev. R. Smit, Rev. R. Van Overloop, and Rev. D. Kleyn.  Rev. Ibe concluded the worship service by pronouncing the benediction.  It was a moving and blessed worship service and ceremony.  After the service, everyone stayed for an enjoyable time of fellowship.

Rev. Vernon Ibe with his immediate family (wife, children, parents, brother, and niece) and Rev. Van Overloop.

The Ibe family with the PRCA representatives who were present.

Photographers (at one point I counted 10 of them!)

Sis. Melody Ibe with some of the other sisters of the Berean PRC.

Rev. Smit and Ike Uittenbogaard.

Our Doon and FMC delegates chatting with Rev. Ibe.

The Plaque given to the Ibes from Doon PRC.

More visiting/fellowship.
(In "Taglish," and thus some "nosebleed" for some of us :-))

Three men from the All of Grace Protestant Reformed Fellowship in Gabaldon were able to attend.  Here they are chatting with Bro. Santiago (on the left).

The Ibe family with members of the Villegas family.

Rev. Vernon Ibe with his wife Melody and their sons MJ and LJ!
Once again we give God praise for His wonderful care of and provision for His church here.  We rejoice with the Ibes and with the congregation of the Berean PRC.  May our heavenly Father uphold and strengthen Rev. Ibe for his work, and give him a blessed ministry among the people of God here in the Philippines.

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