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Missions in India: Our Congregation’s Joy

The mission field that the Lord has given to Georgetown PRC can be described in one word—joy. You may find that to be an unusual way to describe this work of God. There has always been much work involved for us in his providence. And there have been many struggles and painful lessons. There has […]

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Foreign Missions in the Philippines

Introduction  After several years of investigation and development by the Foreign Mission Committee (FMC), in 2001 our PRCA synod approved the proposal of the FMC that a mission field be opened in the Philippines, with the Doon PRC as the calling church. Since then, Rev. Audred Spriensma (2002–7), Rev. Daniel Kleyn (2009–23), Rev. Daniel Holstege […]

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Sadly, yet under God’s providence, the first 400 years of the history of Christianity in the Philippines involved a false church (Roman Catholicism) and false doctrine (liberal Protestantism). Today 80% of 100 million Filipinos (the capital being Manila with 12 million) profess Roman Catholicism but only 40% attend (contrariwise approx. 6% are protestant and 2.7% […]

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God’s Church in Egypt

If we were to choose a country to be instrumental in the history of God’s church, Egypt probably would not make our list. This country, whose famed monuments to her idolatry endure to this day, had a long and bitter history with the Old Testament church. It was in Egypt that the children of Israel […]

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Life on a Mission Field

According to God’s good pleasure, he has placed each of his elect saints in different circumstances in life, and as the children of a missionary, we have been given the opportunity to experience living among another nationality in another country from which God also gathers his elect people. About 1,500 miles (2,500 km) from Singapore […]

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Maranatha PRC’s Road to the Reformed Faith

Introduction The Maranatha Church was born many years ago, in May 1983, through a group desiring to continue their Bible study once a week by inviting me, Rev. Leovino A. Trinidad, to lead them. At that time, I was a minister in a Pentecostal denomination, and an Arminian, and working for a radio station which […]

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Pastoring a Philippine Church

It’s the Lord’s day. Like most Sundays, we ministers in the churches here have to preach two sermons before lunchtime. Around 5:30 a.m., I get out of bed and start preparing for those two sermons. Having committed my way to the Lord, spent time with my notes, and finished my cup of coffee, I pull […]

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There are divers manners of circumstances which every man experiences. In the providence of God, some are at ease because they have much, while others struggle to have food on their tables. Some are physically healthy, while others by reason of debilitating illnesses are deprived of so many things. Some were born in the sphere […]

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Covenant Evangelical Reformed Church (Singapore)

The staff of Beacon Lights have asked me to write a short introduction and prayer requests for CERC for a series on praying for the church universal. We are very thankful and eager for opportunities to interact with our beloved international brethren. Many of the youth from our congregation in Singapore have made the trip […]

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Praying for the CPRC in Northern Ireland

Many Beacon Lights readers need little introduction to the Covenant Protestant Reformed Church that meets in Ballymena, Northern Ireland, being familiar with our congregation through reading our pastor’s regular newsletters, visiting our website, and/or seeing us in person. Reformed believers have been meeting in some form in this country for over 25 years. The two […]

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Prayers for the LRF

I am a member of the Limerick Reformed Fellowship (LRF), which is a mission work of the Covenant PRC in Northern Ireland. While Northern Ireland belongs to the United Kingdom (UK), Limerick, where the LRF is located, is a city in the Republic of Ireland, a sovereign country independent of the UK. This political difference […]

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