* PRCP Classis, Etc.

On Tuesday, June 12, 2018 the second PRCP Classis meeting of the year (there are 3 total) was hosted by the Berean PRC and held in Provident Christian Church in Marikina.  

Rev. Flores, the previous chairman, leads the Classis in opening devotions.

The work of the Classis is summarized as follows:

The Classis of the PRCP met this past Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.  Rev. Ibe chaired the meeting.  Among other things, Classis treated matters concerning finances, pre-seminary Greek (approving some preparations), theological training (approving constitutions), contact with other churches, budget for a missionary who might be called to labor in the PRFA in Leyte (recommitted), and translation work.  A significant decision of Classis was to start working toward establishing a sister church relationship with the Covenant Evangelical Reformed Church in Singapore.  The Classis expressed its thanks to Provident for the use of their building.  The next meeting of Classis is scheduled for October 31, to be hosted by and held in the Maranatha PRC in Valenzuela, the Lord willing.

Signing the Formula of Subscription

Those who are observant will realize there are two pastors missing from this meeting.  
The reason for this is shown in the following pictures.

Missionary, Rev. Holstege, who is on a 6 week furlough in the USA, 
addresses the synod of the PRCA.

Rev. Trinidad, pastor of Maranatha PRCP, was delegated by the PRCP Classis to the Synod of the PRCA and traveled with the Holsteges to the USA.  He is in the States for about 11 days and will arrive back in the Philippines this week, Lord willing.  He also had opportunity to address the Synod on behalf of the PRCP.

We are thankful to the Lord for unity of truth and life between the PRCA and the PRCP, expressed in the newly established sister church relationship between these two denominations.  

And now a couple of lighter hearted pictures...

Kirsten and Kiley went on a trike ride with Rev. Kleyn one day.

Not near as cute as the two people in the previous picture, 
but it's the best we can do!  :-)


* Miscellaneous Pictures and Events

This past April a young couple from the Protestant Reformed churches here was married.  Rev. Ibe performed the ceremony.  We are thankful to God for another covenant home established in the PRCP. 

Jeremiah and Leslie Pascual....

....being united in marriage.

A picture with some of the members of Berean PRC
at the wedding

In Maranatha PRC 3 little boys getting ready for catechism class with Rev. Trinidad

A couple months ago the Holsteges had the missionary familes and the members of Provident Christian Church at their home. 

We had a good day of fellowship.

I thought some of the US farmers might enjoy seeing these tractors at the
New Holland dealership in Bacolod City.

And once again, a picture of some of the attendees at the pastors' classes in Sipalay City, Negros Occidental which is in the central Philippines.
(Otherwise known as the SNO classes)

* May 1, 2018 Conference: The Power of the Gospel

The youth of the Berean PRC planned a one-day conference for the May 1 holiday (Labor Day).  The conference was held in Provident Christian Church's building in Marikina and the topic was the Power of the Gospel.  The speakers were Rev. Ibe, Rev. Kleyn, Rev. Smit and Rev. Trinidad.  The conference was well-attended by the church members and by many of the contacts of the PRCP. 

The advertising flyer for the conference.


The 120 (or so) attendees

Rev. Trinidad giving his speech on, "What is the Gospel?"

Book sales were brisk.  We sold about 200 books!

Lunch time.

Rev. Smit delivering his speech on, "The Gospel and the World."

(Sorry no pictures of Revs. Ibe and Kleyn)

The speeches were edifying and well-received.  Many good questions were asked and answered during the Q&A sessions.  May God use this setting forth of His truth to His glory and the salvation of His church.