Tidings

Canada

British Columbia

Surrey: D. Richards gave a report on his most recent trip to Russia for the June monthly ministry meeting in Fleetwood.

Kamloops: The conference July 1-2 was one of the best, with local and visiting believers expressing appreciation. The meetings were shared by B. Funston, D. Jones, S. Kember, and D. Richards.

Vancouver: West Richmond hosted a Saturday evening meeting June 24 on the subject of personal evangelism with particular emphasis on the upcoming P.N.E. work. B. Funston and others participated in this helpful session.

Westbank: The Highway Gospel Hall assembly planned a Seed Sower distribution of about 35,000 texts July 10-14 in the city of Penticton and surrounding towns.

Alberta

Grande Prairie: This newly planted assembly received all the necessary permits for the construction of a new Gospel Hall which is now under construction.

Saskatchewan

Taylorside: D. Jones gave two nights of appreciated ministry and also a report of the work of God in Chile.

Manitoba

Brandon: We had appreciated visits from L. Steers, J. Abemethy and J. Webb during the month of June.

Ontario

Brampton: After an exercise for many years for this place, the Bolton assembly wishes to announce the establishment of an assembly here on September 10, 2000. The address of a meeting place is not definite yet, but inquiries may be directed to Dwight Dyke, 47 Alabaster Dr., Brampton, ON L6V 4G8, Tel. (905) 459-6983.

Campbellford: Gospel meetings with G. Patterson and E. Badgley concluded after a great deal of labour sowing the seed. A few strangers came.

Clinton: The saints appreciated a visit from A. Dryburgh, Lords Day June25, with ministry and help in the gospel.

Deseronto: The assembly here has enjoyed appreciated visits from bre. M. McLeod, T. Kember, E. Badgley, L. Steers, G. Patterson, S. Wells, and A. Gratton. Mr. G.P. Taylor has made a good recovery from the stroke he suffered last fall.

Grand Bend: G. Sharp and E. Miller were expected to start tent meetings here June 25.

Kapuskasing: We had the joy of seeing five baptized on June 25, and our brother M. Pratt gave a word on baptism. M. Pratt and E. Badgley started a series of gospel tent meetings July 3.

Nipissing Junction: We thank the Lord for an excellent conference, one of the best, with His help very evident. Ten of the Lords servants were present to give fitting and wise ministry, and the Lords people were greatly encouraged. We would ask the Lords people to please pray for a second Seed Sower/Via coverage of the city of North Bay which we hope to start shortly.

London: The Spanish Conference May 27-28 was smaller than previous years, but the ministry was still appreciated and acknowledged as needful for assembly and family life. Present to minister the word were D. Booth, E. Doherty, R.Hanna, W. McBride and J. Thropay. Eugene Higgins gave profitable ministry June 4 to 9 on Egypt to Canaan with practical applications for young believers. Paul Poidevin was with us on June 11 prior to his delayed return to Zambia. Prayer is requested for gospel meetings to begin September 10 with Jonathon Procopio and Frank Sona.

Port Sydney: The Deer Lake assembly enjoyed visits April 9 from L. Langfeld, May 14, Leslie Grice of Vancouver, and from Lewis Paul of St. Lucia on May 24 and 28 for ministry and gospel.

Unionville: A gospel tent series commenced June 4 and concluded June 29 with bre. D. Oliver and J. Smith . Attendance was good. The Lord saw fit to bless in the salvation of four souls. We pray that more will follow.

Victoria Road: The annual conference held June 17-18 was well attended with refreshing ministry and good fellowship. The gospel was preached with unsaved out both evenings. Please pray for the purposed tent meetings to commence August 6 on the Gospel Hall grounds, Long Point area. Speakers are Lorne Mitchell and Dan Kember.

Waubaushene: Harold Paisley has paid much appreciated visits to Waubaushene, Parry Sound and Orillia. On July 23, he will speak at a lake side baptism near Waubaushene.

Nova Scotia

Baddeck: P. Ramsay had a week of ministry on the Life of Abraham.

Barrington Passage: Bre. A. Hull and P. Ramsay were to commence in the tent on July 9 in this needy area. A week of childrens meetings are also being planned. Recently we have encountered the opposition of the enemy Pray for us.

Berwick: Meetings commenced on July 9 with our brethren A. Gratton and N. Burden, preceded by an afternoon ministry meeting on July 8.

Blues Mills: A June 22 visit from N. Mellish and one on June 28 from S. Wells were much appreciated by the saints here.

Cornwallis: Tent meetings commenced July 5th with M. Cain and J. McClelland Hubbards Point: The assembly held their annual one-day meeting June 17. Four of the Lords servants gave helpful ministry with the gospel faithfully preached in the evening. A. Hull spent the Lords Day with the saints which was appreciated. New additions to the assembly have given cheer and encouragement.

Nineveh: Gospel meetings closed May 14 after five weeks, with bre. L. Wells and F. Sona. The Christians were encouraged and continue to pray for blessing. On May14 the afternoon ministry meeting had good support from area assemblies. The assembly enjoyed a visit from our brother N. Mellish for a night of ministry, and brethren H. Paisley and S. Wells for a Sunday night in the gospel after the Halifax conference. S. Wells gave ministry July 6-7.

Prince Edward Island

Charlottetown: S. Wells was expected to visit for a week of ministry commencing July 10.

Crapaud: The assembly was encouraged in July with a week of childrens meeting with the help of F. Sona.

Rosebank: Bryan Joyce and R. McIlwaine commenced a series of gospel tent meetings in western P.E.I. near here on July 2. J. Baker, H. Barnes and N. Mellish gave much appreciated ministry in this province recently.

Newfoundland and Labrador

Corner Brook: The annual conference went well with good number of the Lords servants taking part.

Gander: On May 8, H. Bouwman gave a missionary report on Japan and the Netherlands. On May 24 E. Fowler was with the assembly for ministry.

Gander Bay: Gospel meetings in a tent are expected to start in early August with G. Goff and A. Blake in town of Carmenville. This is the second year that an effort has been made in this area. Pray for the Lords blessing.

Grand Falls-Windsor: Gospel meetings concluded on June 11 with Bert Joyce and Bryan Joyce. The interest was encouraging with blessing in salvation.

Lanse au Loup: In early June we were encouraged when a teenaged boy was baptized who has now been added to the assembly. We appreciated the helpful ministry of J. McClellan, June 18-21. The English Point and Red Bay assemblies joined in these meetings. D. Hunt was with us June 25 to share in our gospel meeting with John Ryan of Red Bay, after which a teenaged girl who recently got saved was baptized.

McIvers: Gospel tent meetings started on June25 with Fred Bartlett and Alvin Blake. Please pray for brother Blakes eyesight. He has recently had surgery.

U.S.A.

Oregon

Hillside: A gospel tent effort and Seed Sowers distribution is planned for this town near Forest Grove July 20 through July 26, with Gaius Goff and Tom Hoy preaching.

S. Dakota

Rapid City: After a Seed Sowers distribution, A. Christopherson was to have gospel meetings here again in July with the help of a couple of young brethren.

Iowa

Arlington: A. Christopherson had two weeks of gospel meetings in June.

Cedar Falls: A. Christopherson and N. Crawford shared ministry on July 2.

Garnavillo: Garnavillo conference was blessed by God, with N. Crawford, E. Parmenter, and M. McCandless sharing the burden of ministry and gospel.

Littleton: R. Weber and J. Jennings are starting gospel meetings in July. This is a small town near Dunkerton and the interest is a result of the testimony of the Christians there.

Postville: Tom Baker and his sons Ken and Glen are having several weeks of gospel and childrens meetings among the Spanish speaking population. Many children and adults coming.

Wisconsin

Black River Falls: R. Orr and J. Port-man started gospel meetings July 5.

Stone Lake: J. Frazier and A. Ward had two weeks of gospel meetings here and hope to return to the area later this year.

Waukesha: Several thousand people were anticipated at the Waukesha County Fair where the assembly erected a booth to distribute gospel tracts, texts, fridge magnets, bookmarks and invitations to gospel meetings following the fair. W Skates and S. Thompson are expected for these meetings commencing, July 23, D.V.

Michigan

Livonia: We enjoyed visits of D. Gilliland from N.I., and E. Parmenter from England. Their ministry was greatly appreciated.

Saginaw: G. Sharp paid a visit to the assembly on June 19 with appreciated ministry. W. Lavery and J. Nesbitt ministered the Word at the monthly ministry meeting July 2.

Ohio

Akron: L. Perkins was with the assembly in June for a Seed Sower effort in a neighboring town. His help was very much appreciated.

Mansfield: The assembly was cheered with two being received recently into the fellowship of the assembly.

Pennsylvania

Bryn Mawr: The assembly appreciated visits from E. Parmenter for three nights of ministry, and D. Hunt for a Lords Day.

Hatboro: J. Slabaugh and E. McCullough preached for four weeks in a tent in Horsham in fellowship with the assembly here. We are thankful that the hand of God was seen in blessing.

Indiana: G. Sharp and D. Vitale were expected to start tent meetings here later in July.

Florida

Tampa: The assembly enjoyed the recent visit of E. Higgins in the gospel and weekly ministry meeting. A good number of parents of Sunday School children came on Sunday and stayed for the gospel.

Massachusetts

Saugus: The believers were refreshed by ministry given May 30 by J. Baker. The Saugus Bible readings on Creation were very interesting. They were opened by J. Baker, N. Crawford, A. Hull, H. Paisley and D. Oliver. Large numbers attended and showed much appreciation for the teaching.

Byfield: We appreciated the ministry of W. Gustafson on June 16 and Bryan Joyce on Lords Day, June 25.

Methuen: The assembly was encouraged by blessing in salvation during the gospel series held by A. Ward and F. Tornaquindici.

Connecticut

Newington: H. Paisley and W. McBride each had a night of appreciated ministry here.

Manchester: W. McBride had two weeks of helpful ministry

Mexico

Coapinole: The annual Sunday School program was held June 25 with 360 people present, including 60 unsaved adults. The children recited chapters of the Bible that contain the word “Behold”. David Alves spoke to those assembled. This work, started 12 years ago in a carport with fifteen children. God is very good.

Tepic: Brother Moses and David Alves had four ministry meetings in June covering Philippians and “The Christian Home”. Tepic is a comfortable two-hour drive from Puerto Vallarta.

Volcanes: This is a new work started last Easter during the Zamora conference. From the first day the interest has been very encouraging. The floor has been poured for the new temporary hall, and we plan to start gospel meetings July 3.

Conferences. D.V.

Arlington/Marysville, WA

September 2, 3 and 4 in the Gospel Hall, 323 5. Stillaguamish Ave., with prayer and ministry Friday 7 p.m. Saturday: Bible Study 8:45 a.m., Prayer, Praise and Ministry 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., Ministry/Gospel 7 p.m., Ministry for the Young 8:45 p.m. Sunday: Breaking of Bread 9:30 a.m. (Arlington and Shoultes), Bible Study 11:15 a.m., Prayer, Praise and Ministry 2:30 p.m., Gospel 7 p.m., Ministry for the Young 8:45 p.m. Monday: Bible Study 8:45 a.m., Prayer, Praise and Ministry 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Bible Study subjects are Genesis 1, 2, and 3. Accom: Don Kazen, Tel. (360) 652-9856 or Phil Kazen, Tel.(360) 659-4611.

Clementsvale, NS

September 2 and 3 in the Champlain Hall, Cornwallis Park. Saturday: Prayer and Ministry 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Gospel 7 p.m. Sunday: Bible Reading 8:30 a.m., Breaking of Bread 10 a.m., Ministry 2 p.m., Gospel 7 p.m.. Bible Reading subject: The Hebrew Servant (Ex. 21:1-6; Deut. 15:12-18). Con: Mr. Lionel Cress, Tel. (902) 467-3115. Accom: please call in advance James McCelland, Tel. (902) 467-3351.

Kansas City, MO

September 3 and 4 in the Gospel Hall, 4603 E. Linwood Blvd., with prayer meeting on Saturday at 7 p.m. Sunday: Bible Reading 9:30 a.m., Breaking of Bread 11 a.m., Gospel 7 p.m. Monday: Ministry 10 a.m. and Gospel 6 p.m. Bible Reading subject is “The Unsearchable Riches of Christ.” Corr: William L. Jackson, 1613 Ashland P1,

Blue Springs, MO 64015, Tel. (816) 228-3591, Hall (816) 924-6346.

Hardwick, VT

Sept. 9 and 10 in the Hardwick Elementary School. Prayer meeting 7:30 p.m. at the Gospel Hall, 153 Cherry Street. The school is in downtown Hardwick at the jct. of Route 15 and Route 14 from the south. First meeting on Saturday is at 10:00 a.m. Sunday: Breaking of Bread 9:30 a.m. Breakfast is served Saturday 9:00 a.m. and Sunday 8:15 a.m. Please call in advance if overnight accommodation required. Con: William D Scott, 438 Dimick Road, East Hardwick VT 05836-9634, Tel. (802) 472-6257.

Hitesville, IA

September 16 and 17 in the Aplington Parkersburg Middle School, 215 – 10th Street, Aplington, IA. with Prayer Meeting on Friday, September15 in the Hitesville Gospel Hall, Rural, Aplington, IA. Order of meetings on Lords Day: Bible Reading 9:00 a.m. (1 Cor. 11:1-16), Remembrance Meeting 10:30 a.m. Con: Dr. Larry L Brandt, 509 Lincoln Street, Parkersburg, IA 50665, Tel. (319) 346-1084, Hall (319) 347-2333, School (319) 347-2394.

Chapman Valley/Parry Sound, ON

September 23 and 24 in the Chapman Valley Gospel Hall. Prayer meeting Friday, September 22, 7:30 p.m. with supper served 5:30-6 p.m. Bible Reading, Saturday 8:45 a.m. Subject: Shepherds. Lords Day Bible Reading subject: The Great Shepherd. Con: Herb West, Box 870, Sundridge, ON P0A 1Z0. Tel. (705) 384-5280 or Tom Hul-coop, 9 Edward St., Parry Sound, ON P2A 2W5, Tel. (705) 746-5919.

Midland Park, NJ

September 23 and 24 in the Gospel Hall, 61 Prospect Street, with prayer meeting on Friday at 8 p.m. Breaking of Bread at 10. Corr. Edgar Chambers, 303 Huntington Court, Wyckoff, NJ. 07481-2955, Tel. (201) 652-4862, Hall (201) 447-0654

Clinton, ON

September 30 and October in Central Huron Secondary School, 165 Princess Street East. First meeting on Saturday for ministry 10:30 a.m.; Lords Day, Breaking of Bread 10 a.m. Two Bible Readings are on “The Christian Marriage” and “The Christian Home”. Prayer Meeting 7:30 p.m. Friday, September 29 in the Gospel Hall, 143 Joseph Street. Con: Douglas McDonald, P.O. Box 329, Clinton, ON N0M 1L0, Tel. (519) 565-2752.

St. Thomas, ON

October 7 and 8. The fiftieth annual conference will commence with prayer meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the Gospel Hall, 1 Sunset Drive on Friday, October 6. All other meetings will be held in the Parkside Collegiate, 241 Sunset Drive. Saturday: Ministry 10:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., Gospel 7:30 p.m. Lords Day: Breaking of Bread 10:00 a.m., Ministry 2:30 p.m., Gospel 7:30 p.m. Corr: Lyle McCandless, 45 Pol Crescent, St.Thomas, Ontario NSR 5P9, Tel. (519) 637-1602. School (519) 633-0090.

Vancouver, BC

October 7,8 and 9 in the Burnaby South Secondary School, 5455 Rumble Street, Burnaby Prayer meeting Friday 8:00 p.m. in the Victoria Drive Gospel Hall, 4659 Victoria Dr. Meetings on Saturday and Monday are at 10 a.m., 2 and 7 p.m.. Lords Day: Breaking of Bread 9:30a.m. (Gospel Hall), 2:30 and 7 p.m. Corr: Philip Broadhead, 17431 – 101 Avenue, Surrey, BC V4N 4L7, Tel. (604) 581-8155, email: pbroadhead@telus.net.

Brandon, MB

October 9 in the Gospel Hall. Bible Reading at 10a.m. on Ephesians 2, with ministry at 1:30p.m. Con: Alan Ritchie, Tel. (204) 727-4971.

Livonia, MI

October 21 and 22 in the Stark Road Gospel Hall, with prayer meeting on Friday 7:30 p.m. Saturday: Ministry 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., Gospel 7 p.m. Lords Day: Breaking of Bread 10 a.m., Ministry 2:30 p.m., Gospel 7 p.m. Con: James K Vallance, 47100 Maplebrook, Nortliville, MI 48167, Tel. (248) 349-4258. Accom: Jeff Joyce, Tel. (248) 442-8858. One week advance notice appreciated. Hall (734) 425-4910.

Conference Reminders:

Westbank, BC – August 4-6

Lorain, OH – August 19-20

Akron, OH – September 2-3

Huntsville, ON – September 2-3

Sault Ste. Marie, ON – September 2-3

Arnstein, ON – September 16-17

Additions to T&T Address List, June 2000

Mr. Eric Fowler, LAnse au Loup, Labrador POG 106, Tel. (709) 927-5564, email: fowlereric@hotmail.com.

Mrs. John Frith, 1615 Dansey, Coquitlam, BC V3K 3J3

Mr. Tom Hoy, 3309 – 180th St. N.E. Arlington, WA 98823.

Mr. Aubrey Kelly, Apartado 262, Puero Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico 48300. email: ahkelly@prodigynet.mx

Mr. Peter Ramsay, E-mail (correction): peter.ramsay@pei.sympatico.ca

Change of Address

Allan Christopherson, 1925 Maplecrest Dr., Marion, IA 52302-2242, Tel., (319) 377-5600, E-mail: alrchris@juno.com

Change of Corresponent

Highfield, Toronto, ON – Frederick W Hannah, 74 Davisbrook Blvd., Agincourt, ON M1T 2J2, (416) 497-5691

With Christ

Eli Kenneth Belben of Lanse au Loup, LB on May 5, age 74. Kenneth was saved April 26, 1961. He leaves to treasure his memory his wife Mabel and four children: 2 daughters, Norma and Thelma; 2 sons, Kenny and Andrew. Our brother is greatly missed in the assembly. The large funeral service was taken by Bryan Joyce and Eric Fowler. Please pray for the family.

Hannah Long Johnson of San Diego, CA on May 6 after a lengthy illness. She and her late husband, Charles, loved and honored the Lord for many years in the Twain Ave. assembly A burial and memorial service was attended by many loved family members and friends. She leaves three daughters, two sons-in-law, and four grandchildren going on for the Lord.

Ralph Schwartz of Brodhead, WI on May 11, age 90. Our dear brother was saved in November 1935 as the result of gospel meetings in the area by brethren Mehl and Sheldrake. He was among the believers who formed the assembly here in December 1935. Though experiencing considerable physical infirmity, he remained in assembly fellowship until his homecall. His wife Dorothy preceded him in September 1998. He is survived by two sons, a daughter, their families and other relatives. Robert Orr took the funeral service.

Donald Gordon of Toronto, ON on May 13, age 67, after a lengthy illness patiently endured. Our brother was born, and born again, at Providence Bay, Manitoulin Island. He moved to Toronto in 1954 where he remained in happy and consistent fellowship in Highfield until his home-call. Of sterling character, he was a faithful shepherd who loved the Lords people. He leaves his wife, Esther, four daughters and their families. The large funeral services held in Toronto and Providence Bay give evidence to the esteem in which he was held.

Howard J. Roney of Salem, OR on May 18. Our brother was born in Victoria, B.C. and saved in 1931 in Chicago through Isa. 53:5. With his wife and two sons they moved to Jackson, MI in 1948. After the death of their firstborn, they moved to Fresno, CA in 1955, and then to Salem in 1977. He was marked by faithfulness to the assembly and sought to guide the saints in the right ways of the Lord. He leaves his wife, Charlotte, his son and daughter, four grandchildren, two sisters and a brother. Graveside services were taken by Wm. Lavery.

Gordon MacFarlane of Glen Ewen, SK on May 23, age 88. He was saved in 1931, later baptized and received into the assembly, where he continued until his homecall. Although of a quiet, retiring nature, he was faithful in attendance and in his stand for the truth of scripture for nearly 70 years. Predeceased by his wife Nellie, he leaves 4 daughters, one son, 13 grandchildren, and ten great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Randy Logue and Robert Boyle, and at the grave by Don MacFarlane, where appropriate words of comfort, warning, and encouragement were spoken to a large company

Darin Boyes of Callander, ON on May 31. Darin was saved in 1984 at meetings shared by A. Gratton and B. Owen at Nipissing Junction. The respect people had for Darn and his loved ones was evident, as close to 500 visited at the funeral home and close to 300 at his funeral in the hall. It was shared by Brian Crawford and Clarence Black. Fred Kraus took the service at the graveside. He will be sadly missed by his parents, a brother and sister, his fianc and his grandparents – all have the blessed hope.