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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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Issue at Hand

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 na maghihiwalay sa atin. Gayunpaman, may isang bagay […]

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Both Christian schools and missions demand a place in the life of the Christian. On the one hand, missions are an imperative. They are a biblical mandate. Jesus Christ himself put great emphasis on them. As related in Go and make disciples!, “Each of the four Gospels ends with a ‘Great Commission’…Jesus says that his […]

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Missions and Schools: Us vs. Them?

The church of Christ is a universal one.  This means not only that its members are drawn from all over this earth, but that they come even from varying ethnicities and walks of life— “every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation” (Revelation 5:9).  This diversity of the elect in my opinion is one of […]

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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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A Day with Dad—Our Eastern Home Missionary

David is a member of Southwest Protestant Reformed Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan and attends the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Mission where his father labors as a home missionary of the Protestant Reformed Churches. It was our first day of spring break when Dad got my brother and me up at the crack of dawn to go […]

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