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Mr. Wigger is an elder in the Protestant Reformed Church of Hudsonville, Michigan. Mission Activities We rejoice with the Southwest PRC in Grandville, MI, the calling church for our denomination’s mission work in Pittsburgh, PA, their missionary, Rev. J. Mahtani, and the Fellowship in Pittsburgh, in the administration of the first Pittsburgh baptisms on Sunday, March 7. Eight children (one entire household), ranging from 2 to 15 years old were baptized. The Pittsburgh group is also preparing for five more baptisms and several confessions of faith in the year ahead, D.V. The continued growth of the work in Pittsburgh had...

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Mr. Wigger is an elder in the Protestant Reformed Church of Hudsonville, Michigan. Minister Activities On Sunday morning, March 28, the Faith PRC in Jenison, MI extended a call to Rev. A. Brummel, pastor of the South Holland, IL PRC, to become their next pastor. That same Sunday morning, the congregation of the Hudsonville, MI PRC extended a call to Rev. G. Eriks to come over and help them as their next pastor. The Immanuel PRC in Lacombe, Alberta, Canada extended a call to Rev. C. Haak to serve as their next pastor. Rev. R. VanOverloop, pastor of the Georgetown...

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Mr. Wigger is a member of the Protestant Reformed Church of Hudsonville, Michigan. Minister Activities On the evening of August 7 the congregation of the Randolph, WI PRC met to call a pastor. From a trio of the Revs. Ken Koole, Wayne Bekkering, and Doug Kuiper, they extended a call to Rev. Doug Kuiper. He will give his answer on September 17. (He declined.) Rev. Arie denHartog declined the call he had been extended by the Hope PRC in Walker, MI to serve as minister-on-loan to our sister churches in Singapore. Since that decline, Hope has formed a new trio...

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Mr. Wigger is an elder in the Protestant Reformed Church of Hudsonville, Michigan. Mission Activities Everyone in and around the Grand Rapids, MI area was cordially invited to an open house and presentation by our denomination’s eastern home missionary, Rev. Jai Mahtani, at Southwest PRC in Grandville, MI on Sunday evening, April 11. Rev. Mahtani gave an update on the labors in Pittsburgh, as well as throughout the eastern United States. There was an opportunity for questions and there was a time of fellowship and refreshments after the presentation. Rev. Angus Stewart, our churches’ missionary to the Covenant PR Fellowship...

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Mr. Wigger is an elder in the Protestant Reformed Church of Hudsonville, Michigan. Evangelism Activities The Men’s Book Reading Club and the Evangelism Committee of the Bethel PRC in Roselle, IL hosted a conference on critical issues in covenant marriage on April 30 and May 1 at their church. Featured speakers were Rev. W. Bruinsma and Rev. R. VanOverloop on the topics of biblical principles of marriage, resolving marital conflict, and the roles of husband and wife. Friday evening Rev. Bruinsma spoke on Principles of Marriage and Resolving Conflict, and Saturday morning Rev. VanOverloop addressed the group on the Roles...

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Mr. Wigger is an elder in the Protestant Reformed Church of Hudsonville, Michigan. Mission Activities In his latest newsletter, written just before his furlough to the United States in June, Rev. A. Spriensma, our denomination’s missionary to the Philippines, informs us that the Berean Church of God Reformed in Manila has recently set up a committee to work on translating some of our pamphlets and books into the Tagalog language. Somewhat related to that, Rev. Spriensma also writes that ten of the young people recently recitedMatthew 5:3-16 and were given their own copy of the KJV Bible. These young people memorized...

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Mr. Wigger is an elder in the Protestant Reformed Church of Hudsonville, Michigan. Evangelism Activities This past month members of the Evangelism Committee of the Randolph, WI PRC were able to host a booth at the Alto Fair. Pamphlets, books, and tapes were made available to fair goers in an effort to make them more aware of the Reformed distinctives and Randolph PRC. Related to that effort, in August Randolph will also be starting a series of community mailings this fall, intending to mail about three a year. This was intended to be yet another way in which members of...

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Mr. Wigger is an elder in the Protestant Reformed Church of Hudsonville, Michigan. Congregational Activities If there seems to be a common theme in our churches this time of year, it would have to be the Reformation and our observance of it. We count no fewer than seven conferences or lectures sponsored by various of our churches this year. Perhaps one of the more ambitious events was a two-day Reformation Conference sponsored by the Southwest PRC in Grandville, MI. Over the course of a Friday evening and a Saturday morning and afternoon, Rev. R. Cammenga, pastor of Southwest, and Rev....

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Mr. Wigger is an elder in the Protestant Reformed Church of Hudsonville, Michigan. Denominational Activities This year’s Fall Ladies’ League Meeting, made up of ladies from PR churches in Iowa and Minnesota, met at the Doon, IA PRC on October 11 to hear Rev. R. Dykstra speak on the topic, “The New Age Movement in Our Day,” based, on Isaiah 5:13-30. Our Southeast PRC in Grand Rapids, MI played host to this year’s Mr. & Mrs. and Adult Bible Societies League Meeting on September 27. This year’s meeting featured Rev. R. Cammenga, speaking on “The Importance of Society Life in Our...

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