In 2015, the Classis of the Protestant Reformed Churches in the Philippines sent an official letter to the Synod of the Protestant Reformed Churches in America expressing their desire to establish a sister church relationship between our two denominations.
In December of last year, the Contact Committee of the PRCA sent Prof. R. Dykstra and Prof. R. Cammenga to the Philippines to meet with the office bearers of the PRCP and to begin investigating the possibility of sister relations. Many matters of faith and life were discussed in order to determine the level of unity between the two denominations.
Since much unity was found, the Contact Committee again delegated men to come and meet with the churches here in order to continue the discussions. This time Prof. R. Dykstra and Rev. G. Eriks came.
Arrival in Manila airport on December 15, 2016
Of course, we had to make sure the men got tricycle and jeepney rides.
The evening of the day they arrived, we held Bible study in Provident Christian church. Rev. Kleyn did not ask the men to speak that night - he was kind enough to give them a little time to try to get over their jetlag before putting them to work. :-)
Jollibee, the Filipino version of McDonalds
Rev. Eriks was brave enough to drive here! He did a good job.
On their first Sunday here (December 18), Rev. Eriks preached in the Berean PRCP (pictures later) and Prof. Dykstra preached in Provident Christian Church.
Note Regarding PCC
With the approval of Doon PRC and the FMC, a Steering Committee was recently appointed in Provident Christian Church to help with the continuing process of reforming and organizing as a Reformed congregation. The committee plans to meet at least a few times each month. A meeting was held on Sunday December 18, prior to the worship services.
Sunday morning meeting of the Steering committee of Provident Christian Church. Going clockwise around the table: Rev. Kleyn, Bro. Mitch Suarez, Bro. Bien Montoya, Bro. Alex Dela Rosa, Bro. Jun Armas
MORE TO FOLLOW CONCERNING THE CC VISIT!