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

Evangelism Activities

The Evangelism Committee of the First PRC in Grand Rapids, MI, in its ongoing efforts to advertise and publicize the mission and calling of First Church in the northeast and east part of Grand Rapids, decided to advertise an invitation to attend both their Good Friday and Resurrection Sunday services. This was done in part by placing that invitation in a local area newspaper the week of April 1st, and it also involved the congregation by encouraging them to invite their families and neighbors to those services. On Good Friday, First presented a service commemorating Jesus’ death on the cross. It was entitled “Truly this was the Son of God,” based on Matthew 27:54. That was followed Resurrection Sunday with a service entitled “Jesus is Risen,” taken from Matthew 28:1-8.

The Evangelism Committee of the Southwest PRC in Grandville, MI sponsored the area-wide annual Spring Lecture this year. On April 19 Rev. R. Cammenga, pastor at Southwest, spoke on “Promises, Promises, Promises… (A Reformed Look at Promise Keepers).”

On April 12 Seminarian Cheah Fook Meng spoke at Southwest Church on “Mission Opportunities for Singapore.” A week later he made that same presentation for the Byron Center, MI congregation and the Adult Bible Study of the Grandville, MI PRC.

Young Adult Activities

The Young Adults’ Spring Retreat was held this year again at Covenant Heights Conference Center in Estes Park, in the shadow of Long’s Peak of Rocky Mountain National Park, near Loveland, CO. This year’s retreat, sponsored by the Young Adults of the Loveland PRC, was held April 1-4 under the theme, “Conquering in the End Times,” based on Romans 8:37-39. The speakers were Rev. G. VanBaren, who spoke on “Our Preparation for the End Times,” followed by Rev. Doug Kuiper, who spoke on “The Assurance in the End Times.” There were also scheduled discussion groups on witnessing. We can add, from talking to one young adult who attended this year’s retreat, that there were about 60 who attended this year’s conference, and that some of the other activities that week included a debate, and time spent hiking and snowshoeing around the mountains, with lots of volleyball and board games squeezed in between. This individual also went on to say that, withall the friends he made and the good times he had, he is already making plans to attend next year, D.V.

Denominational Activities

The Reformed Witness Hour Radio Committee invited members of the Michigan churches to join them for a night of celebration and thanks to our God for 55 years of broadcasting. This celebration took place at the Faith PRC in Jenison, MI on April 18. Part of the program that night included the recording of a half-hour broadcast of the RWH marking that anniversary. Rev. C. Haak, the radio pastor of the RWH, spoke on the gospel message, “That All the World May Know,” based on I Kings 8, and stressing God’s faithfulness for the past 55 years of broadcasting. He also urged the RWH to continue proclaiming the one great truth of the Bible, that Jehovah is God.

In Rev. Haak’s closing remarks, after the taping of the broadcast, he asked those who were there to consider two requests. First, he asked that our churches continue to maintain the truth of the Scriptures, and second, that we continue to pray for the work that is being done by the RWH. And we could also add here a third: continue to support, financially, the RWH. The committee would like to expand our evangelical outreach. Your contributions are their only means of support.

On April 16 the Mr. and Mrs. and Adult Bible Societies in and around Grand Rapids, MI were invited to attend their semi-annual League Meeting, held this year at the First PRC in Grand Rapids. Prof. D. Engelsma spoke on “Lovers of Pleasure More Than Lovers of God.”

School Activities

At a school society meeting held in early April, the Adams School Society voted to purchase a school building from the Freedom Baptist Schools, located at the corner of 56th and Byron Center Ave. in Wyoming, MI. This school sits on 10.5 acres of land, with 4.5 of those acres wooded. Since the school has only four large classrooms, with two other smaller rooms, the school society is looking at purchasing three portable classrooms for the coming school year. Adams has also hired an architect to draw up plans for needed additions to the school building in the coming year.

Mission Activities

Rev. W. Bruinsma, who earlier this year spent a month in Ghana, presented a slide program on his trip to Africa in late March at the Hope PRC in Walker, MI.

Congregational Activities

The choir of the Randolph, WI PRC presented the cantata, “Hallelujah, What a Savior,” on April 14.

The Choral Society of the Peace PRC of Lansing, IL presented an Easter Singspiration after their evening service on April 7.

The Choral Society of the Faith PRC in Jenison, MI gave their annual spring concert on Sunday, April 21.