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News From, For, and About Our Churches

There does not seem to be an overabundance of news this month. Maybe everyone is too busy adjusting to school life again or else recovering from a busy, busy summer. Hopefully, next month will be better – with your help!
From South Holland, Illinois:
Confession of faith was made by Beverly DeYong, Linda Vroegh, Phil Van Baren, and Sharon Zandstra.
Two families have joined this congregation: Mr. and Mrs. Ed Stouwie, Janice, who is also a confessing member, and three baptized children and also Mr. and Mrs. Menno Poortenga and four baptized children.
On Sept. 4 Rev. Lubbers and Rev. Elliot visited the congregation to show slides, to speak about the Jamaican mission field, and describe the type of work to be done there.
Already the young people are preparing for the 1971 Convention! On Sept. 23 they sponsored a beef dinner in their church with the proceeds of $200 going for the Convention.
The John Haak family transferred to the church in Holland, Mich. and Barb Zandstra to the church in Loveland. Anna Boer’s papers were received from the church in Holland, Mich.
From Hudsonville, Michigan:
A quote from a special letter from the young people to their congregation: “…we as the Hudsonville young people and our leaders have felt the greatest impact from the [Convention] week. It has drawn us closer together and caused us to know and understand one another better as members of Christ…our sincere appreciation to all of you who have helped so much…”
From Hope in Walker, Michigan:
Hope’s biggest news item may be expressed imply by quoting from their bulletin of Sept. 27: “Rev. and Mrs. Kortering and family express appreciation for the farewell program of Friday evening and the generous gift. The Congregation will remain in our prayers…” On Tuesday, Sept. 29, Rev. and Mrs. Kortering and family left for Hull, Iowa.
After a moth of furlough, Don Jonker returned to his station in Panama.
Larry Koole’s address is: Sp. Larry Koole 380-52-3836, Co. B. 2nd Bn. 61st Inf., Fort Carson, Colorado 80913
Other Church News:
The Sunday School Mass Meeting was held on September 30 in Hope Church with Rev. Veldman as speaker.
September 23 ended the clothing drive carried out in the Grand Rapids area for the Jamaican people.
One September 2 Rev. Lubbers was installed as our churches’ only missionary. The harvest is great but the reapers so very few; yet the Lord provides for his own. This work deserves our many prayers.
News from Covenant Chr. High:
Covenant now has 125 students and 7 faculty members. Mr. Time Meenstra, a graduate from Calvin College, has joined the staff and teaches mathematics.
On September 24, four students from East Christian, a Grand Rapids high school, visited the school and various classes.
Good News from, for, and about all of us: “Beloved, let us love one another;; for love is of God; and everyone that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.” I John 4:7.

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Vol. 30 No 6 October 1970