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February 7

Egbert and Betty Andrews

On February 7, 1957, missionaries Egbert Andrews and Elizabeth Heerema were married in the Oncho Reformed Church in Tokyo. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Samuel Boyle, a missionary of the Reformed Presbyterian Church in Kobe and a friend of Mr. Andrews. Mrs. Bruinooge was the bride's attendant, and the Rev. R. Heber McIlwaine was best man.

Following the ceremony, a reception for the guests was held in the "Forbidden City," a Chinese restaurant. Among the guests were the Rev. and Mrs. Tokiwa of the host church, the Rev. and Mrs. Takeshi Matsuo, Miss Virginia Wildman, Mary Hunt, Deborah Spooner, Christian Reformed missionaries Maas Vander Bilt, Leonard Sweetman, Edward Van Baak and Henry Bruinooge and their wives, Mr. and Mrs. Mcllwaine, Bible Presbyterian missionary John M. L. Young and Mrs. Young with their daughter, Ruth, and several others.

Mr. and Mrs. Andrews continued to serve as OPC missionaries in Taiwan until their retirement in 1979. Mr. Andrews went to be with the Lord in glory on May 10, 1982. Mrs. Andrews remains active at the Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Community.

Picture: Egbert and Betty Andrews

- 2015

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