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Mr. Wigger is a member of the Protestant Reformed Church of Hudsonville, Michigan. Congregation Activities The members of the Georgetown PRC in Hudsonville, MI were invited to their Fellowship Hall after their evening worship service on February 8 for a program on the PR Fellowship of India. Joel and Ellen Bruinooge, along with Dave and Nancy Ondersma, showed slides and gave a talk on their recent trip to Vellore, India. This evening provided a wonderful opportunity for Georgetown to become better informed of their involvement with Paul Raj and the saints under his care. Tom Schimmel also gave a brief...

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Mr. Wigger is a member of the Protestant Reformed Church of Hudsonville, Michigan. Congregation Activities Dr. David Torlach, his wife, Ruth, and their children, left June 19 for their home in Australia after his graduation from our Protestant Reformed Seminary on June 11. Since the Torlachs spent the last three years attending the Byron Center, MI PRC, that congregation hosted a farewell for them on Sunday evening, June 14. Later that week, a large group, including many young people, saw them leave from the Gerald R. Ford International Airport. Dr. and Mrs. Torlach expresstheir warm and sincere thanks for the...

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Mr. Wigger is a member of the Protestant Reformed Church of Hudsonville, Michigan. Seminary Activities Our seminary recently extended a thank-you to the council and congregation of the Hull, IA PRC for their gracious hosting of the internship of Seminarian Cory Griess this past year. These internships have proven to be very profitable for the students and congregations involved, and with God’s blessing will continue to be in the future. In addition, our seminary was also grateful to Hull for their love and kindness shown to Cory and his wife, Lael, during Lael’s long hospitalization in Sioux Falls, SD and...

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Mr. Wigger is a member of the Protestant Reformed Church of Hudsonville, Michigan. Minister Activities Rev. Rodney Kleyn accepted the call he received to serve as the first pastor of the newly organized Covenant of Grace PRC in Spokane, WA. Rev. Steven Key, pastor of the Hull, IA PRC declined the call extended to him from the Byron Center, MI PRC to serve as their next pastor. Rev. Doug Kuiper, serving our denomination as pastor of the Randolph, WI PRC, declined the call he received to serve as the first pastor of the Calvary PRC in Hull, IA. Rev. Ron...

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Mr. Wigger is a member of the Protestant Reformed Church of Hudsonville, Michigan. Minister Activities Rev. D. Kleyn announced on Sunday, April 26, his acceptance of the call to serve as second missionary in the Philippines. We give thanks for the provision of two missionaries for this field. Rev. Kleyn will remain in the area for at least six months to take some mission courses, study the language, and prepare for the work. Let us pray for the Kleyns, the Smits, and the church in the Philippines, that the major plans being made for all of this will be fruitful...

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Mr. Wigger is a member of the Protestant Reformed Church of Hudsonville, Michigan. School Activities On January 6, the School Boards of Adams, Eastside, and Heritage Christian Schools in and around Grand Rapids, MI each held a special society meeting for the sole purpose of approving their respective recommendations to move their 9th grade students to Covenant Christian High School at the earliest time possible. This recommendation came after each school board reviewed the information provided to them by the Ninth Grade Forum Committee, a committee formed from these three feeder schools and Covenant Christian High to look at the...

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Mr. Wigger is a member of the Protestant Reformed Church of Hudsonville, Michigan. School Activities In a continuation of school news from our last issue of the “News,” we can report that on March 30 an Association to investigate the feasibility of providing a PR high school education in Randolph, WI was formed, with 25 charter members, of which four men were elected to the first board. Continue to remember this work in your prayers. Eastside Christian School in Grand Rapids, MI welcomed guests to an evening of beautiful sacred and classical music featuring Eric and Christa Phelps on the...

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Mr. Wigger is a member of the Protestant Reformed Church of Hudsonville, Michigan. Seminary Activities In January interested individuals living near our Seminary in Grandville, MI were able to attend a Seminary Interim class taught by Prof. R. Dykstra on the schism of 1953. This class covered the schism as well as the church political issues and particularly the doctrinal issue of God’s covenant of grace. This class was scheduled to meet the mornings of January 5-9 and 12-14. On Friday, January 2, the students of our PR Seminary scrimmaged with the boy’s varsity basketball team of Covenant Christian High...

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Mr. Wigger is member of the Protestant Reformed Church of Hudsonville, Michigan. Minister Activities Since our last “News,” three of our congregations have extended calls. On Sunday, March 29, the Doon, IA PRC extended a call to Rev. D. Kleyn, pastor of the First PRC in Holland, MI, to serve, along with Rev. R. Smit, as missionary to the Berean PRC in Manila, the Philippines. Rev. S. Key, pastor of the Hull, IA PRC, received a call from the Byron Center, MI PRC to become their next pastor. The members of the Immanuel PRC in Lacombe, AB, Canada, extended a...

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Mr. Wigger is a member of the Protestant Reformed Church of Hudsonville, Michigan. Congregation Activities We join with the readers of the Standard Bearer in extending our congratulations to the Hope PRC in Redlands, CA on the celebration of their 75th anniversary as a congregation. This celebration took place December 5-7. In addition to the two worship services on the Lord’s Day, led by two former pastors, Rev. A. den Hartog and Rev. K. Koole, there was a special anniversary celebration on Friday evening, which included opening devotions from Mr. Chuck Van Meeteren, Vice President of Hope’s Council and one of Hope’s...

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