In November, Rev. Jonathan Mahtani, pastor of Cornerstone PRC in Crete, Indiana, was here for three Sundays to help with the mission work.
Greeted at the airport by the Kleyns and Elder Eric Mescallado.
The first Sunday he was here, Rev. Mahtani preached in Maranatha PRC in Valenzuela.
He also attended their monthly consistory meeting.
Experiencing a trike ride.
Seeing the wet market in Antipolo.
Rev. Mahtani cooked chicken curry one night while he was here. Yum!
With the catechism children in Provident Christian Church in Marikina.
Speaking in Provident Christian Church on a Thursday evening.
There was time for a day trip to Taal Volcano.
Rev. Mahtani spent a day in Gabaldon with Rev. Ibe to visit the Berean PRC's mission work there.
The second Sunday, Rev. Mahtani preached in the Berean PRC.
Speaking at the Bible study class in Bacolod City, Negros Occidental.
Yes, he drove! Although not in Manila. This is on the way from Bacolod City to Sipalay City in Negros Occidental.
SNO classes in Sipalay.
Attending an outreach Bible study in Tondo, Manila conducted by Rev. Flores (pastor of the PRC in Bulacan).
On the third and final Sunday of his stay, Rev. Mahtani preached in the PRC in Bulacan.
With the consistory of the PRC in Bulacan
One amusing aspect of Rev. Mahtani's time here was that he was frequently mistaken for a Filipino, and even addressed and spoken to in Tagalog. Perhaps the last picture above gives an indication why this was so. But his clear American accent usually cleared things up right away. :-)
We thoroughly enjoyed his visit and stay with us, as did also the saints here. His company and his help with the work is greatly appreciated. We thank him, his family, and Cornerstone PRC for their willingness to have him visit and help out here.