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“I was an angry, angry man,” he said. I stood on the tattered steps of a dim auditorium face to face with the man. Scars covered his cheek, and tattoos peeked from behind his navy collar. A long sequence of faded numbers over an orange stripe crossed his back. We were in the Ionia State Prison, and this inmate was telling me about his journey to Christ.  On a Saturday in late August of 2019, I had the opportunity to sing […]

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Pastoring a Philippine Church

It’s the Lord’s day. Like most Sundays, we ministers in the churches here have to preach two sermons before lunchtime. Around 5:30 a.m., I get out of bed and start preparing for those two sermons. Having committed my way to the Lord, spent time with my notes, and finished my cup of coffee, I pull […]

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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. We missionaries live in the greater metro-Manila area, which has a population of approximately 22 million people. We […]

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Life on a Mission Field

According to God’s good pleasure, he has placed each of his elect saints in different circumstances in life, and as the children of a missionary, we have been given the opportunity to experience living among another nationality in another country from which God also gathers his elect people. About 1,500 miles (2,500 km) from Singapore […]

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A City on the Hill

Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid. I would like to share with you how the grace of God can redeem a lost soul. A man I know was a fitness instructor working in a large health club in Indiana. He was raised Roman […]

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