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

Evangelism Activities

The Evangelism Society of the Randolph, WI PRC sponsored a recent lecture at the Central Wisconsin Christian High School in Waupan, WI. This lecture, entitled “Enduring the Great Tribulation,” was given by Rev. Ron VanOverloop, pastor of the Georgetown PRC in Bauer, MI, and was a follow-up of a lecture he gave there last April 15, entitled, “The Lord’s Return, Is It Near?”

The Church Extension Committee of the Loveland, CO PRC made a recent request to their fellow church members to supply names and addresses of those who might be interested in seeing the Standard Bearer, as well as names of places where the SBmight profitably be distributed.

The two Bible classes of the Covenant PRC in Wyckoff, NJ have departed from their usual format these past couple of months so that they could meet together to see three video tapes of a Conference on Reformed Evangelism which was hosted by and held at the Byron Center, MI PRC in 1989. The first tape consisted of a speech given by Prof. D. Engelsma, of our seminary, dealing with the necessity of evangelism by the local congregation, followed by a short speech by Rev. J. Kortering, presently serving as minister- on-loan to the Evangelical Reformed Churches of Singapore, explaining how to organize an evangelism committee.

In other related matters the Evangelism Committee of Covenant is presently working on various projects such as a spring lecture and the publication of a pamphlet to be used as a mailer.

They have also received approval of a proposed plan for the building of a pamphlet rack on the wall in the narthex of their church for the better display and distribution of our churches’ pamphlets.

Congregational Activities

While in Loveland, CO for the recent meeting of Classis West, Rev. R. Moore, pastor of Hull, IA PRC, was able to present slides of the recent trip to Ghana. This program was sponsored by the Men’s Society of Loveland, in the hope that through this means the congregation in Loveland would be made more aware of the work going on in Ghana by our churches through the Foreign Mission Committee.

The combined choirs of the Doon and Hull, IA PRCs presented their Spring Concert on March 5 in the Doon Church.

In early March, a classical appointment to the then vacant congregation of the First PRC in Edmonton, AB, Canada brought Rev. A. denHartog to Edmonton for two Sundays. While there he presented a program of slides on Singapore and our sister-churches there, taken when Rev. and Mrs. denHartog were able to visit Singapore once again in January.

Mission Activities

In a recent letter addressed to his congregation Rev. B. Gritters, pastor of the Hudsonville, MI PRC, writes about his and Rev. Spriensma’s recent trip to Northern Ireland to spend time with missionary Rev. R. Hanko and the Covenant Reformed Fellowship. “As much as Rev. Hanko’s schedule permitted, we tried to spend time with him discussing the work and carrying out the mandate of the Consistory and Mission Committee. We were asked to observe the work, ask about goals, look into the welfare of the missionary and his family, etc . . . .” And he adds, “Probably the main purpose of our visit was to analyze the desires of the CRF to organize into a church.” “The CRF hopes to begin the process of making a request; and the Lord willing, if things continue to progress, make a request at the Synod of 1996.”

School Activities

At a school society meeting held March 6, the membership of the Hull PR Christian School Society approved plans to add two classrooms, along with restrooms, to their school building.

Minister Activities

We send our congratulations to Rev. Jai and Esther Mahtani on the occasion of the birth of their sixth son, Titus, born February 25.

Rev. R. Dykstra, pastor of the Doon, IA PRC, declined the calls he had been considering from the Byron Center, MI and Edgerton, MN PRCs.

Directly related to the above, the Edgerton Church will next call a pastor from a trio consisting of the Revs. A. denHartog (Hope PRC, Redlands, CA), K. Koole (Faith PRC, Jenison, MI), and C. Terpstra (South Holland, IL PRC).

Food for Thought

“One breath of paradise will extinguish all the adverse winds of earth.”

—A.W. Pink