On Friday, January 8, Rev. Holstege and his wife, Leah, arrived in the Philippines. Leah stayed for one week, and then had to return to care for their children. But Rev. Holstege was able to stay for three Sundays (just over two weeks) to help with the work.
Arrival in Manila at Ninoy Aquino International Airport
On Sunday, January 10, Rev. Holstege preached in the Berean PRC. However we don't have any pictures, since we were not with him. Rev. Kleyn preached in Provident Church that Sunday.
On Tuesday, January 12, Rev. Holstege spoke for one of the pastors' classes at 7M.
He spoke on Matthew 24, "The Olivet Discourse."
Talking with their children via Skype
Trying balut (!) at the Bongats
Speaking at Provident's Thursday night study
Meryenda after the class
Sunset over Manila
Besides balut, they also had opportunity to try some other Filipino dishes.
Small deep fried crabs (still in the shell - crunchy and delicious)
Bottom left: Palaka (or frog)
Top: Chop Suey
Right: Seafood rice
On Sunday, January 17, Rev. Holstege preached in the Maranatha PRC.
After both services, the congregation had a special dinner
for their annual day of thanksgiving.
Rev. Holstege sat in on Maranatha PRC's monthly consistory meeting that day.