Mr. Wigger is a member of the Protestant Reformed Church of Hudsonville, Michigan.

Evangelism Activities

The Council of the South Holland, IL PRC approved their Evangelism Committee’s recommendation that the congregation continue their work in Ft. Wayne, IN, with a review of the work in a year. Also, at the request of Sovereign Redeemer Fellowship (SRF) in Boise, ID, the Council approved sending them pulpit supply for two Sundays a month for the next six months beginning in March. South Holland will be using six pastors from Classis West, including their own. To assist SRF in the payment of transportation costs, it was determined to use $2,500.00 from South Holland’s Mission Fund.

From an Evangelism Committee News Letter published by Hope PRC of Redlands, CA, we learn that Redlands continues to maintain contact by telephone with the brethren in the Santa Cruz area. Presently, Redlands cannot come up with a way to provide regular preaching services for them even though they would like this very much.

Redlands Evangelism Committee also made plans to sponsor a series of four messages on the sayings of the cross beginning on March 10 and concluding on Good Friday, March 29. This series of messages by Pastor denHartog were advertised in the local papers, through letters of invitation to those on their permanent mailing list, by handbills, and by word of mouth.

Members of West-Michigan PRCs were invited to attend an informal Saturday morning’ meeting on March 2, sponsored by the Evangelism Society of the Byron Center, MI PRC. This meeting was held to discuss coordinating projects and exchanging ideas regarding evangelism work of our churches for the coming year.

Congregational Highlights

The Jacoby Travel Agency of Loveland, CO has worked out a fundraiser with the Young People’s Society of the Loveland, CO PRC. Jacoby will rebate 1% of all ticket sales (airplane tickets, cruise tickets, etc.) to the Young People’s Society for all who mention the Loveland PRC when making travel arrangement through them.

The Choral Society of the Doon, IA PRC presented an early spring program on February 24.

The Reformed Fellowship of our South Holland, IL PRC moved their regular meeting up for a timely speech on a Reformed perspective of the Middle East by Rev. Bassam Madany, director of the Arabic radio ministry of the “Back to God Hour.” He spoke on Sunday evening, February 17, at the PR Christian school in South Holland.

And, finally, before we mention the latest ministerial calls, we want to send a word of encouragement to Rev. John Heys, one of our emeritus ministers, who suffered a serious heart attack on March 2. Rev. Heys has returned home from the hospital after spending about two weeks there. Presently he continues to make a slow but steady recovery.

Ministerial Calls

Rev. S. Key was considering two calls: one from our Hudsonville, MI PRC to serve as missionary to Larne, Northern Ireland, and one from our Randolph, WI PRC to serve as their pastor. Rev. Key declined the former but accepted the latter.

Rev. C. Haak declined the call he was considering from First PRC in Grand Rapids, MI, to serve as missionary to the island of Jamaica.

And, finally, our congregation in Isabel, SD formed a new trio consisting of the Revs. B. Gritters, R. Cammenga, and R. Hanko. They were to call from that trio on Easter Sunday.