First of all, hearty congratulations are to be given to candidates Barry Gritters and Ken Hanko on their completion of seminary instruction and also their successful examination by Synod. May our faithful covenant God provide these candidates a place to labor in His vineyard. I look forward to informing you about the calling of both candidates.
Dear Brethren and Sisters in our Lord Jesus Christ: Here are two more photos for you. The first one was made at the Lord’s Day 17/4/1983 after the service, in the church. You see Rev. John A. Heys and Mrs. Heystogether with the Brethren and Sisters, and some of their children, from Wellington and Palmerston North.
Recently I was asked to speak for one of the Adult Fellowship meetings of the Evangelical Reformed Church of Singapore on the subject “Setting Up A Godly Christian Home.” This subject is of particular relevance for the young. people of the church here. Most of them were raised in pagan homes. They were therefore not taught from childhood on what a Christian home is. They do not have the example of a parental home after which to pattern their own homes. When they establish their own homes they must needs be radically different from the homes they grew up in.
(Transcript of the commencement address delivered at the Graduation Program of our Seminary, June 7, 1983 at the Hope Protestant Reformed Church, Walker, Mich.) Graduates Gritters and Hanko, Brethren of the Synod and Theological School Committee, Faculty Colleagues, and Beloved Brethren and Sisters:
This is a brief and unofficial report. It must needs be brief, because my space in this issue is already more than used. The official report, which will also be complete, will appear in the Acts, which will make its appearance in a month or two. At the pre-synodical service, under the auspices of the Hope (Walker) Consistory, the Rev. J. Kortering led us, preaching an appropriate sermon the admonition found in I Corinthians 15:58.