* Delegation Visit (6)

The delegates are home again.  They left here early Monday morning, and arrived back in Iowa just after 9:00 pm Monday night (11:00 am Tuesday morning, our time).  Long travel time, and I'm sure they were weary, but we're thankful the Lord brought them safely back to their wives and families and congregations there.

Although they're no longer here, we still have a few pictures from their last day here - Sunday, November 4.  We were up early that Sunday, and on the road by 6:30 a.m. on our way to the First Reformed Church of Bulacan.  This is where Pastor John Flores is pastor.  We (the Kleyns) visit this church two Sundays each month.  It is also the congregation that is working with the Berean PRC toward the formation of a federation.

The Congregation of the First Reformed Church of Bulacan.

Ike Uittenbogaard chatting with Pastor Flores before worship began.

The Delegates with Bro. Ronald Mercado.

It was the FRCB's anniversary Sunday, on which they annually acknowledge and give praise to God for taking them out of an Arminian Pentecostal denomination.  Rev. Overway preached for the first service (at 8:30 a.m.) on Matthew 16:15-18, "Jesus Building His Church."  Rev. Kleyn preached for the second service (at 10:30 a.m.) on Ephesians 4:2-3.

The congregation during the first worship service.

Another view of the congregation.

Elder Ike Uittenbogaard, Pastor John Flores, Deacon Lito Trias, Sis. Sharon Kleyn, Rev. Daniel Kleyn, Rev. David Overway, Elder Reden Zuniega, Bro. Ronald Mercado.

A scrumptious lunch was served after the two worship services.  The delegates were able to taste a wide selection of Filipino foods, and enjoyed them all.  This included kare-kare, dim sum, fried lumpia, fresh lumpia, stuffed milk fish, pancit, fried chicken, and plenty of rice.  And for dessert, the deliciously sweet leche flan.

The large pan of kare-kare.

The Feast that was set before us.

Digging in!

After lunch, the delegates had opportunity to meet with the Consistory of the FRCB, in order to discuss the work our churches and missionaries are doing in this church.

Meeting with the Consistory.

While the men were meeting, Sharon joined some of the ladies at Flores' home.

Heading out the church door to leave.

After the enjoyable morning in the FRCB, we headed to the Berean PRC for their second worship service. But we'll save that until next time.

Traffic along the EDSA on our way to the Berean PRC.
[We still made it on time!]

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