The two missionaries made a trip south early this week to the island of Negros. Come along as they leave at 6 a.m. on Monday morning to make the 1 1/2 hour drive to Manila airport. After checking in, waiting at the gate, and boarding your 9:15 flight, you'll fly south and slightly east over the islands of Mindoro and Iloilo. In an hour or so your plane will touch down in Bacolod City on the island of Negros.
In Bacolod you will be able to experience a new work the men have just begun. It is a new work, but not a new contact. We initially met Rudy Corpus on our first trip to the Philippines with Rev. and Mrs. Kortering back in 1999. Rudy has bought many of our books and stayed in touch through the years. You can join Rev. Smit and Rev. Kleyn as they meet with the group in rooms above their family run pet shop. We hope you enjoy the lectures on Reformed Doctrine (Rev. Kleyn) and Reformed Church Government (Rev. Smit).
The meeting place in the upstairs of the Corpus' pet shop: the left side of the blue fronted building.
Rudy Corpus with his wife, Lilia, and daughter, Praiseel.
One of the "pets" in their pet shop!
Rev. Smit teaches Reformed church government.
You also get to enjoy a good Filipino merienda afterwards.
The following morning (Tuesday) you will have another early morning rise for the 3 1/2 hour drive to Sipalay. The drive is south through the hills and along the coast with beautiful scenery. This time of year you can also witness the sugar cane harvest taking place. You'll arrive in Sipalay in Southern Negros Occidental in time for the 9:00 a.m. start of classes with the 8 or 9 pastors that meet together there. The men refer to this as their "SNO Classes" - can you figure out why?
The beautiful coastline
A truck loaded with sugar cane.
Rev. Smit teaches Theology to the pastors.
9:00 - 10:30 a.m. -- Dogmatics.
10:30 - 10:45 a.m. -- Merienda
Rev. Kleyn's view from the front of the class.
10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. -- Reformed Church Government
Enjoy Chicken Inasal for lunch!
The afternoon session runs for 2 hours:
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. -- Dogmatics
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. -- Reformed Church Government
From L to R: Ptr. Jeser Sasi, Ptr. Jonathon Barroca, Ptr. Michael Mayang, Ptr. Rodolfo De la Cruz, Ptr. Ezequias Rosal, Ptr. Donaldo Nabor, Ptr. Eduardo Donasco, Ptr. Ariel Labrador, and Ptr. Joemario Gomia.
Getting ready to head for home.
Need to repair a flat tire first!