* Spriensmas' Visit (1)

Rev. and Mrs. Spriensma arrived on Friday, March 25.  They plan to be here for three Sundays (just over 2 weeks) to help Rev. Kleyn with the work.  Since they lived here for 5 years (2002-2007) their visit is a little different than the ones we've had in the past.  They have enjoyed seeing all the changes in the city of Manila, the roads, the malls, etc.  But they have especially enjoyed spending time meeting old friends and seeing the progress in the mission work.

Arrival at the airport
Elder Eric Mescallado was also present to greet and welcome them

March 27, their first Sunday here, Rev. Spriensma preached twice in the Berean PRC, which was the congregation where he concentrated his labors during the 5 years he was missionary here.

The Berean PRC outside their place of worship

Meeting the newest member of the Berean PRC

Monday, March 28, we left for Bacolod City on the island of Negros.  Rev. Spriensma spoke on Matthew 12:48-50 -- "The Church as the Family of Jesus."  Rev. Kleyn did Essentials, Lesson 24 on "The Church as the Body of the Elect." 

Evening classes in Bacolod City

Tuesday morning we left Bacolod City bright and early for the 4 hour drive down to Sipalay for classes with the pastors there. 

Our favorite spot to stop and stretch

Rev. Kleyn spoke on Old Testament types.

Rev. Spriensma used two miracles from the life of Elisha to demonstrate what Rev. Kleyn taught in the first class.

We flew back home from Bacolod on Wednesday.  Thursday evening, March 31 we held the class in Provident Christian Church.  Rev. Kleyn is teaching the Belgic Confession, but we took a break from our normal lessons and Rev. Spriensma instead spoke on "The Antithesis."

Lecture on the Antithesis from II Kings 3

Some questions and discussion afterwards

[More to come later!]

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