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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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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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Issue at Hand, May 2020

Issue at Hand, May 2020 Dewey Engelsma   Sa mga Minamahal na Kapatid sa Pilipinas, 8,111 milya ang layo natin sa isa’t isa. Malamang hindi tayo mabigyan ng pagkakataon na magkita dito sa mundo. Kung nagkikita tayo, siguro mahihirapan tayong magkaintindihan ang isa’t isa. Sadyang magkakaiba ang ating mga kultura, klima, kaugalian at iba pa […]

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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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Being a Student in the Theological School of the Protestant Reformed Church in the Philippines Jeremiah Pascual    Dear Readers of Beacon Lights,             As many of you probably have heard by now, the Protestant Reformed Churches in the Philippines have received by the grace of God their own seminary for the training of men […]

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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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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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