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A Painted-Picture Letter to My Grandchildren

Have you ever painted a water color in your school? Have you ever watched a painter make an oil painting of many colors? Or a chalk artist do so with his colored crayons? Good. Then you will understand the heading of this letter. I intend to paint some pictures using words instead of oils, word-pic­tures. […]

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1985 Convention Impressions

Thinking back at the week of Convention, I recall all the good times I had. Every day was full of plans. Monday night’s hayride was very exciting, also rowdy. Tuesday night we went to the Grand Roller Rink for skating. Although Wednesday we were supposed to go to the beach, and it rained, we still […]

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Convention Impressions

The 45th Annual P.R.Y.P. Con­vention, held at Grand Valley State College, Allendale, Michigan, is now history. The hosting society, Hudson­ville, did a fine job in preparation. The waiting lines were often long but when the wait was finally over, fun and festivities awaited. The hayride on Monday was a great success and many formed friendships […]

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Convention Impressions

My impressions of the 1985 Con­vention were mainly good impressions. I can add a lot of memories to my memories of my 5 other conventions. Once again God provided us as young people the opportunity to meet new people, renew old friendships and fellowship with other children of God. I would like to say that, […]

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Mission of the Church Body

Whether the Holy Spirit will bless the mission work of our churches depends on you! This is the theme of tonight’s speech. I, as a missionary, am often asked by the people of our churches, “How is the work on the mission field going?” From the perspective of the theme of tonight’s speech, I could […]

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Missions Abroad

Some years ago in Vancouver, B.C. I conducted a Bible class in a bookstore owned by a Mr. Don Robertson, an elder in the Free Presby­terian church there. One day as we were talking he told me how as a little boy in Scotland his father had taken him to the seashore when the tide […]

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Personal Missions

It is a privilege for me to speak to you in behalf of my Master. I feel that very keenly as I see you as precious to God in the blood of His Son and as I have grown in the love of God for you in these past days. BUT, it is a privilege […]

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Discussion Summary

Rev. Bekkering introduced this topic by using the texts II Corinthians 6:14-18, and I Peter 3:1-4. He reminded us that dating is used for young people to get to know each other. They should treat each other with love and respect in the Lord. Young people must not be selfish when dating, but should follow […]

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Discussion Summary

Relationships in the home, as set forth in the article by Rev. Van Baren, was the issue taken up by the first of two discussion groups of the 1985 Convention. One very important point our group focused in on was that a foundation of love is imperative to a successful, God-glorifying family. What does this […]

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Recap of the 1985 P.R.Y.P. Convention

The 1985 P.R.Y.P. Convention was hosted by our Hudsonville Church in Hudsonville, Mich. The conventioneers gathered at Hudsonville Church on Monday before 12:00 P.M. to register. After lunch, our luggage was taken to Grand Valley State College where it was unloaded. When the buses were unloaded, they returned to take the young people to Grand […]

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