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Missions in the Philippines: Interview with Rev. Daniel Kleyn, a Missionary of the PRCA in the Philippines   BEACON LIGHTS: Where is the Philippines? REV. KLEYN: The Philippines is located in Southeast Asia, approximately 8,000 miles from central USA. It usually takes a good 25 hours or more to travel from the USA to Manila. […]

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God’s Covenant Promise

I have been asked to write a short article for “Beacon Lights” in connection with the 50th anniversary of our Protestant Reformed denomination. The period of time that I’ve been requested to write about is the year 1953. Keeping in mind the theme of our Church’s anniversary. “God’s Covenant Faithfulness”, I will try to put […]

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The Fifties

When first asked to write about the 1950’s, they appeared in my mind as a shapeless, featureless segment of history. But a little more concentration and the perusal of some “Standard Bearers” of the era began to give it dimensions. One bit of information suggested another and soon the “50’s” came alive again. January 1, […]

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The Forties

In keeping with the theme of our Church’s 50th Anniversary year, I want you to share with me some personal reflections, convictions, and experiences concerning God’s Covenant Faithfulness. My assignment is primarily the World War II years, although some information may be just prior to or/and after. That there is a close relationship how these […]

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A Teenager During the Depression Years

My first teenage year was spent as an eighth grade student in the same one-room public school house where the Hope Protestant Reformed congregation assembled for their worship services on the Lord’s Day. Our family had been members of this small rural church from its origin during the 1924 “common grace controversy”. Throughout the years […]

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Our Always Faithful God

The editor asked me to write a short article for Beacon Lights. The only thing in that request that appealed to me at all was the word short. I would not want it any other way. He further explained that it would have to be in connection with the 50th anniversary of our Protestant Reformed […]

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Any Pistle to My Grandchildren

Dear Grandchildren: I was musing the other day, as old (I can remember when we used to spend an evening looking at stereopic views through a stereoscope made of solid walnut, with extra large lens, which sold for 60 cents at Sears) men often do about the long-ago-past. Way back when I was a teenager […]

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