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David Harbach is a teacher at Adams St. Prot. Ref. Christian School, Grand Rapids, Michigan. Rev. K. Hanko comments that the annual lectures they held were edifying, and that it was good also to visit with Rev. Engelsma and Rev. and Mrs. Miersma. They had several visitors again. Rev. Hanko is presently working on beginning a class for instruction about the office of elder. He writes, “This will have a two-fold purpose: it will be used by God, we hope, to discover and make use of the spiritual gifts which He has given to our people, and it will help...

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David Harbach is a teacher at Adams St. Prot. Ref. Christian School, Grand Rapids, Michigan. Pastor den Hartog writes that “Pastor Lau is teaching from the Heidelberg Catechism a group of about 14 young Christians who are preparing themselves for baptism and membership in our church. This class will be completed by the end of September . . . . The class meets in the large meeting room at Blair Road. “We continue to have many couples aspiring to marriage and to establishing a Christian home. Presently I am giving premarriage counseling to ten young couples. There will be at...

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As of May 20, Rev. Houck was making some, but slow, progress in recovering from his back injury. He is able to walk and sit, but only for very short periods of time. The doctors feel it will be at least a month before he can get back into the work. The field is being served by means of tapes as well as periodic visits by Rev. Koole. Three new, young families with children seem very interested in the truth. Rev. Houck believes they will join the group very soon. 

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Picture this scene in your mind. A married man enters the living room, picks up the Standard Bearer, and after reading the News From Our Churches throws down the magazine, grumbling about the outdatedness of the news. Here are Staff suggestions given to me to improve the news reporting from our churches. 1. Get a little more variety in your news. (Something difficult, because you are dependent on people furnishing you with news.) 2. Try to avoid outdated news . . . . 3. Spark up the account a bit for the sake of interest. These are worthwhile suggestions which point...

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David Harbach is a teacher at Adams St. Prot. Ref. Christian School, Grand Rapids, Michigan. Remember that the Evangelism Society of Southeast Church, Grand Rapids, Michigan, will sponsor a lecture to be given by Rev. R. Van Overloop, missionary in our Protestant Reformed Churches, on “The Rapture in Light of Scripture.” This speech will be held Thursday, September 25, 8 P.M., at Calvin Seminary Chapel. A question and answer period will follow the speech. Rev. D. H. Kuiper has finished the eighth of a series of eighteen pamphlets for the Reformed Witness Committee of our Midwest churches. These pamphlets stress...

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Rev. Heys, after being discharged from the hospital, returned to his home in Holland, Michigan. Rev. C. Hanko was in Ripon for a few weeks while Rev. Houck was recuperating from his back ailment. In the latter part of June, Rev. Houck had successful back surgery for the removal of a herniated disc. He is now recovering rapidly and will soon take up his labors again. His son, Jeremy, is also stabilized and enjoying home life.

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What special occasion will take place, D.V., on the twentieth of September? The consistory of Grandville Church in Grandville, Michigan, has set aside this date to commemorate Rev. J. Kortering’s twenty-five years in the ministry. Rev. Kortering has been a pastor in Hull, Iowa, from 1960-66 and 1970-76; Hope, Michigan, 1966-70; Redlands, California, 1976-79; Loveland, Colorado, 1979-84; and Grandville, Michigan, 1984- . The place of commemoration will be Southwest Church, Michigan. In the months of August and September, Rev. Bruinsma and his family will be home on furlough. They plan on returning to Jamaica sometime in the middle of September....

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Candidate Ken Hanko has accepted the call as missionary to Blue Bell, Pennsylvania. We thank God that He has verified the calling of Candidate Hanko to be a minister in our Protestant Reformed Churches. Rev. Ron Hanko has declined the call to Loveland Protestant Reformed Church. Rev. David Engelsma has also declined the call to Faith Protestant Reformed Church and to Lynden Protestant Reformed Church. I would think that Candidate Hanko will be examined by Classis East, September 12, at Holland P.R. Church. His new address is: 17 Miami Rd., Norristown, PA 19046. 

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