* PRCP Classis Meeting - October 31, 2015

Today (Reformation Day!) the Classis of the Protestant Reformed Churches in the Philippines met for its regular meeting in the building of Provident Christian Church in Marikina.

One of the main items on the agenda was the request of Maranatha PRC in Valenzuela to join the Federation of the Protestant Reformed Churches in the Philippines.  There have been many meetings and months of preparation to determine if we were one in doctrine and faith.  Our Protestant Reformed missionaries (especially Rev. R. Smit) have also labored for many years in this congregation.  We now report with joy, and with thanks to the Lord, that Classis voted unanimously to receive MPRC into the federation.

Pastor Trinidad, pastor of Maranatha PRC, addresses Classis
after the decision had been taken.

A delicious lunch was served for the delegates and visitors.

Time of discussion and fellowship.

 The delegates with the pastor and elder of Maranatha PRC.

Left to right: 
Rev. John Flores, Elder Sonny Umali, Elder Eric Mescallado, Elder Rod Bongat, Rev. Daniel Kleyn, Rev. Vernon Ibe, Rev. Leovy Trinidad, Elder Ronald Mercado, Elder Alvin Castillo.

Under God's blessing, the PRCP has grown numerically to three congregations.  May God also grant continued growth in the grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ.

"And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone; in whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord; In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit."
Ephesians 2:20-22

* Random Pictures

Hope you all enjoy this group of random pictures.

Playing chess along the street

An interesting concept for a gate

A recent large book order from a contact in the central Philippines

These children take a bangka ride across the river to get to school.  Sound like fun, kids?!

A beautiful sunset

Eating balut!

A little boy in Maranatha PRC.

A real house moving.  "1, 2, 3.. Altogether now!"

Notice the boy in the tree lifting the wires out of the way with a bamboo pole.


Can we get just one more on there?!  :-)

Dredging the river.  That's a lot of diggers!

He seems pretty small to be rowing a boat, but he's doing a good job.

Some roofing materials ready for delivery

* Flowers And Critters

Being a tropical country, the Philippines has a wide range of plant and bug life.

Impatiens Hawk Moth

A couple different caterpillars

A carabao with a pile of sugar cane seedlings in front

 A spider we encountered on the road one night.

 This little fella was on top of our back door.

A monkey in the wild

Coral Snake

Spider Lily


Mexican Peacock Flower

 Bengal Trumpet

Cogon Grass

Mangrove tree


"Marvelous are thy works.." Psalm 139:14

"When I consider the work of thy fingers... What is man?"  Psalm 8:3,4

"....The universe; which is before our eyes as a most elegant book, wherein all creatures, great and small, are as so many characters leading us to contemplate the invisible things of God...."
Belgic Confession, Article 2