From the Evangelical Reformed Church of Singapore we received the following letter addressed to “All Protestant Reformed Churches of America,” under date of October 24, 1984:

Dearly beloved brethren in the Lord:

Greetings from Singapore in the Glorious Name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

This letter is written to give all thanks to God our Heavenly Father and to you for your love gifts of US $6,689.22 towards the building fund of ERCS. Our hearts were encouraged in the Lord to see your love, prayers and concern for us and God’s Work here in Singapore. God has been good to us in spite of and despite our unworthiness.

By His providence and grace, we were able to purchase a house in Central Singapore at $190,000.00. Recently the Singapore Government has rejected our application for the change of use of the place for worship. We covet much of your prayers as we send in an appeal. May all things be done for God’s glory alone and for the furtherance of His kingdom.

“Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory forever and ever. Amen.”

Enclosed is our receipt (sent to our Doon Church, HCH) for the love gift.

Yours in Christ,

( w.s.) Johnson See, Treas., ERCS

[Editor’s note. According to late word received from Missionary den Hartog, the appeal mentioned in this letter was rejected, and there is no further recourse. For the time being the den Hartog family is going to occupy both floors of the purchased house.—HCH]