Archives for June 11, 2022

Acceptance of Andy Gruswitz

Today the continuation of the HRC Synod took place (the last sessions will be on October 25-26 later this year). The highlight today was the acceptance of Andy Gruswitz as a Heritage Reformed denominational student to be trained at PRTS for the ministry. Here he is with his very supportive wife, Trish. They are blessed with five children and are a family with many musical gifts. Andy feels a heavy burden for evangelism in our churches’ neighborhoods and for training our own church members in how to evangelize. Pray that God will bless his family, his studies, and his evangelistic efforts abundantly (Eph. 3:20-21).

Wedding of Ethan Thies and Julia Engelsma

Last evening Mary and I thoroughly enjoyed the Christ-centered wedding and outdoor homestead reception (replete with a horse-drawn carriage, photo 1) of two of our young church members, Ethan Thies and Julia Engelsma (photos 2 and 3). Their uncle, Dr. Jerry Bilkes (also my good friend and colleague), delivered the wedding message from 1 Corinthians 13:8a on love that never fails. Pray that God will bless them abundantly with Christ-centered love as they strive to serve the triune God in a hostile world.