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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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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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Issue at Hand, May 2020

Issue at Hand, May 2020 Dewey Engelsma   Sa mga Minamahal na Kapatid sa Pilipinas, 8,111 milya ang layo natin sa isa’t isa. Malamang hindi tayo mabigyan ng pagkakataon na magkita dito sa mundo. Kung nagkikita tayo, siguro mahihirapan tayong magkaintindihan ang isa’t isa. Sadyang magkakaiba ang ating mga kultura, klima, kaugalian at iba pa […]

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Being a Student in the Theological School of the Protestant Reformed Church in the Philippines Jeremiah Pascual    Dear Readers of Beacon Lights,             As many of you probably have heard by now, the Protestant Reformed Churches in the Philippines have received by the grace of God their own seminary for the training of men […]

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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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The Philippines: A Layman’s Perspective (1)

Introduction: The Foreign Mission committee of the Protestant Reformed Churches sent a delegation of Rev. Rodney Miersma and Rev. Daniel Kleyn to the Philippines for two weeks in October 1999. I had the privilege of “tagging” along for one week of this trip to see the land and the people that the PRC has contact […]

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