On Monday, January 18, we traveled to the island of Negros for our normal monthly visit there. Both Rev. Kleyn and Rev. Holstege spoke Monday evening in Bacolod City for the Bible study there. Rev. Kleyn gave a lesson in Essentials of Reformed Doctrine (Lesson 22, "Justification") and Rev. Holstege spoke on "Jesus Calming the Storm." (Matthew 8:23ff).
Reading Matthew 8....
Early Tuesday morning we headed to Sipalay, a 3.5 to 4 hour drive south. Once again, both Rev. Kleyn and Rev. Holstege spoke for the pastors' classes there. Rev. Kleyn spoke on the Church Order and ....
.... Rev. Holstege spoke on "The First Deacons" from Acts 6.
It looks like these men are the first deacons! That wasn't the intent of the picture! :-)
We arrived home on Wednesday. On Thursday evening Rev. Holstege spoke for the Bible Study in Provident Christian Church.
The speech was on "Double Predestination in the Canons of Dordt."
Sunday, January 24, we were scheduled for Provident Christian Church. To help out Rev. Kleyn, Rev. Holstege did the preaching.
On the way home, we stopped at the Berean PRC, so that Rev. Kleyn could talk some matters over with some of the office bearers there. This also gave Rev. Holstege a chance to say some farewells to the members of BPRC.
We are thankful to Doon PRC and the FMC for sending these men to help out Rev. Kleyn in the absence of a second missionary. They have done some preaching and teaching for him so that he is able to take care of some other work (classis committee work, writing, correspondence, etc.). Our appreciation also goes to the consistories and congregations of the PRCA for their willingness to allow their pastors to provide this help to the missionary.