Open Letter of Thanks

To: The Saints of the Protestant Reformed Churches. 

From: Mr. & Mrs. Lau Chin Kwee 

Singapore Address: 

Apt. Block 99,170-G, Whampoa Drive 

Singapore 1232. 

Republic of Singapore. 

May 17, 1982 

Dear brothers and sisters, 

Greetings to you in the Name of our Almighty, Sovereign God of Heaven and Earth; the Covenant God Who has done wondrous things in ages gone by and even now in our midst! Amen. 

By the time we leave for Singapore, the Lord willing, on June 9, 1982, we would have spent our profitable 22 months in your midst. As a denomination of 58 years old, you certainly have a lot to teach us over the pulpits, at the seminary, in your private homes, in the schools and in your individual lives. For all these we are thankful to our Covenant God and to you, His people, without whose prayer and financial support this dream would never have come true. The truth which we have seen and heard of you, we are most eager to impart to our own people in Singapore. But, who is sufficient for these things? So remember to pray for us that we may not corrupt His Word, but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God we may speak in Christ. 

Soon, we will be going home and the thought of saying ‘farewell’ brings to memory the many countless incidents of kindness and hospitality shown to us, unworthy creatures. We are indebted to so many of you that to list all your names is an impossibility in this short letter, nor is it wise seeing that the praise of God is to be desired rather than the praise of men. But, we especially want to thank the 3 professors of your seminary who had helped me to accomplish that which the church in Singapore sent me here to do, that is, to study for the ministry of the Word of God. 

Good-bye, then, our friends and brethren in Christ! If we do not meet again on this side of Jordan, we will on that other, by His grace. Meanwhile, let us be faithful on our part to “cleave to this one God, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost; that we trust in Him, and love Him with all our hearts, with all our souls, with all our mind, and with all our strength; that we forsake the world, crucify our old nature, and walk in a new and holy life.”

Good-bye and thank you!