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."