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Rev. Wayne Bekkering, pastor of our church in Randolph, Wisconsin, has accepted the call to be the first pastor of our new church in Houston, Texas, Trinity Protestant Reformed Church. From a trio of Candidate Ken Koole, Rev. James Slopsema, and Rev. Ronald VanOverloop, Randolph has extended a call to Rev. VanOverloop. A Farewell Potluck Supper was planned for Rev. Bekkering and his family on August 1 in Randolph Park. Rev. Bekkering planned to preach his farewell sermon on Sunday, August 7.

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The installation of Rev. Wayne Bekkering as the first pastor of our newest congregation, the Trinity Protestant Reformed Church in Houston, Texas, took place on Thursday evening, August 18. Rev. George Lubbers of Pella, Iowa, conducted the service. This must have been a special occasion for Rev. Lubbers, as he had spent a number of years working in Houston as home missionary. 

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Rev. den Hartog, our missionary in Singapore, is visiting the Grand Rapids area for a little while. The Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Society of First Protestant Reformed Church is sponsoring a night with Rev. den Hartog and his work in Singapore, November 16, at 8 P.M. in First Church. We welcome the den Hartogs into our midst again while they are on furlough for six weeks. If you want first hand information on how Rev. Lau Chin Kwee and his family are doing, then make sure that you take the time to talk with Rev. den Hartog and his family...

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Rev. George Lubbers preached his farewell sermon in Pella, Iowa, on April 30 and has since moved to Jenison, Michigan, to begin his retirement. Pella called Rev. Rodney Miersma of Isabel, South Dakota, who has accepted his call and plans to move to Pella and take up his labors there by the end of May. Isabel has extended a call to Rev. Arie den Hartog of Covenant Protestant Reformed Church in Prospect Park, New Jersey. 

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In the September 7 bulletin of our First Church in Grand Rapids we read: “Church News: Prof. Hoeksema has declined his call to Hope; Rev. Kamps declined Redlands; Holland has called Rev. Kamps.” Such an announcement would: attract little attention except for the fact that the clerk of First happens to be none other than K.G.V., our former news editor. Either Mr. Vink is so programmed to church news that he cannot help himself, or he loved the work so much that he desires to continue it on a miniature scale. 

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I finally received a welcome letter from Rev. T. Miersma written by his wife Jan. The letter cleared up the question about the difficulties they were having with the Canadian Consulate in Detroit. Actually there were no difficulties, as this quote will show, “To our surprise when we had the interview, on September 27, and asked about the possibility of getting such a permit (work permit), the vice consul replied, that he could write that up for us a minute, and so we could move immediately if we wanted. . . .

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There have been quite a few news items of late concerning our ministers. With the retirement last year of Rev. C. Hanko and this year of Rev. G. Lubbers, Rev. H. Veldman, and Rev. M. Schipper there have been and will be changes in the pulpits of our churches. As of June 3 the following items were on hand: Rev. James Slopsema has declined the call received from Faith Church in Jenison, Michigan. However, from a trio of Rev. D. Engelsma, Rev. R. VanOverloop, and Rev. Slopsema, Rev. Slopsema received a call from Southwest Church in Wyoming, Michigan.

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