Vancouver: Carleton gospel meetings with M. Derksen and P. Ramsay continued into the fourth week with good interest and the Lord working in salvation.
Edmonton: The saints enjoyed a very profitable week of ministry from H. Bouwman from January 27-31 on the chart, “From Eternity to Eternity.” Please remember upcoming gospel meetings with D. Nicholson and J. Jarvis from April 14-28, D.V.
Taylorside: P. Simms was here for two weeks of ministry on 1 Timothy 1:11, and G. Williams for a week on the Tabernacle. Both visits appreciated by the saints.
Portage la Prairie: We enjoyed a week of timely ministry from J. Procopio on assembly teaching. A large number who have left Hutterite colonies are regularly attending assembly meetings. A number have been baptized, including five married couples in December, and nine young people have been received into the fellowship. More recently, a few others have been baptized and received. We are very thankful to the Lord for this season of blessing.
Clinton: A. Dryburgh was with the assembly on January 6, and hopes to return for ministry on the “Seven Churches” in early March. A good number of children and several parents attended the Sunday School Treat and Awards on January 12, at which Stephen Prins (Sarnia) spoke in the gospel.
Clyde: L. Langfeld held a week of well-attended childrens meetings, January 21-25, and was joined by D. Nicholson for gospel meetings, January 28 into February.
Lakeshore: T. Walker spoke at the Sunday School Treat January 26,and remained for four ministry meetings on Priesthood.
Midland: Prayer would be appreciated for gospel meetings commencing March 17, D.V. with G. Sharp and D. Shutt.
Orillia: The saints of the assembly were greatly cheered to see God’s hand in salvation during four weeks of gospel meetings by A. LeBlanc and T. Walker.
Picton: The assembly was encouraged to have T. Walker for their monthly Saturday evening ministry meeting and several additional nights of ministry.
Sault Ste. Marie: Five young folks were baptized recently. One, the husband of a sister in the assembly, has taken his place in the fellowship.
Sudbury: The assembly appreciated a visit from M. Pratt in December, and the ministry of D. Nicholson, K. Moore, and A. Cook in January. Prayer is requested for gospel meetings which Andre Drouin and Timothy Walker plan to commence in mid-February, Lord willing.
Victoria Road: The saints were encouraged by visits from E. Dellandrea in November and L. Langeld in December. F. Krauss took our January monthly ministry meeting and followed with two nights of much appreciated ministry . E. Miller is expected in February and E. Badgley in March, D.V.
Sainte-Flavie: L. Wells was with the assembly for ministry on Nehemiah during the last week of November. G. Roy, L. Wells,and two local brethren took part at the monthly ministry meeting on January 5.
Green River: In January, Grard Roy had one week of ministry on the subject of prophecy.
Pigeon Hill: In mid-December, L. Wells and G. Roy were with the small assembly for Bible readings on Revelation 2-3
Shediac: The assembly held their monthly meeting January 27 when L. Wells and four local brethren shared in the ministry of the Word.
Tracadie: L. Wells spend two weeks with the assembly in January giving ministry on the Life of Solomon.
Halifax: The assembly was much blessed with recent meetings by G. Higgins. Our brother returned for one week of ministry for new converts, and, while there, another professed.
River Heber: The saints enjoyed a visit from N. Burden January 3-6.
Sydney: D. Swan and J. McClelland are in gospel meetings in Sydney for which prayer is requested.
Truro: A. Hull expects to commence February 10 for one week of ministry using the chart on the Vessels of the Tabernacle.
Prince Edward Island
Charlottetown: A. Hull had three nights of refreshing meetings during December. The Christians rejoiced to receive two young sisters into the fellowship.
Newfoundland and Labrador
Fogo: B. Funston and D. Hunt commenced gospel meetings here in early February.
Sandringham expects brother Funston later for ministry.
Seattle: The January Conference was well attended with many young people and young families present. The Bible Readings and ministry were excellent with much said about the Lord’s coming with a challenge to both young and old to serve Him until He comes. The ministry was shared by eight of the Lord’s servants.
Tri-Cities: We had the joy of seeing a young couple saved in early January. Two weeks of gospel meetings followed with good interest.
Albuquerque: William Lavery and Matt Smith were with the believers here for two weeks of gospel meetings in November. Tracts and invitations were distributed daily during that time.
Cedar Falls: G. Sharp and Brian Crawford are beginning the fifth week of gospel meetings. The believers are greatly encouraged as God has been pleased to bless in salvation, and strangers have been in nightly.
Dunkerton: Prayer is requested for children’s meetings planned to commence April 7 with Timothy Walker, D.V.
Garnavillo: Dan Shutt spent a couple weeks in this area having ministry meetings here, and also in Marion, Dunkerton, andHitesville.
Hampton: Dan Shutt had two weeks of well-attended children’s meetings in January, helped by several brethren from Hitesville.
Manchester: Robert Orr and William Skates are preaching thegospel here.
Brodhead: Roy Weber and Jerry Jennings are having gospelmeetings here.
New Lenox: The saints were encouraged with a visit from D. Shutt in January.
Livonia: N. Crawford used his chart on the Book of Revelation during two weeks of gospel meetings,. Interest and attendance were excellent with some blessing in salvation.
Jackson: D. Shutt spoke to a full hall at the annual Sunday School treat. A good number of the parents of Sunday School children were present. Brother Shutt gave ministry and preached the gospel on the Lord’s Day with deep appreciation from the saints.
Saginaw: S. Thompson had a week of children’s meetings in mid-January with a number of new children out. He and N. Crawford gave encouraging ministry on February 3.
Akron: W. Lavery was with the assembly for a short visit in December. In January, a good number were present when S. Higgins lead the area Bible reading on the subject of “Fellowship”. Art Ward was also present for a night of ministry.
Mansfield: John Slabaugh was with the assembly for a Lord’s Day recently
Toronto-Steubenville: J. Slabaugh and A. Ward had two weeks of Bible readings in January on “Things Most Surely Believed”, during which there was restoration and conversion. Lord willing, brother Ward will return the last week of May for a gospel series under canvas. The two assemblies are now having joint gospel and prayer meetings, alternating between the two halls.
Bryn Mawr: J. Smith spent a Lord’s Day here recently. The assembly distributed over 1900 Gospel Calendars with invitations and literature door to door, and finished on the second Saturday in the next town.
Hatboro: A. Hull had an appreciated visit with the assembly for a Lord’s day and four nights with ministry on Relationships. The hearts of the saints were warmed.
Barrington/Pennsauken: J. Smith had four nights of very instructive and practical ministry following the conference. In the past four months, 11 young people and teenagers have professed to be saved.
Pennsauken: The numbers at the conference were smaller this year, but some excellent, timely, soul stirring messages were given.
Sommers Point: G. Higgins spent a much appreciated Lord’s day with the Christians who formerly met in Longport.
Hickory: A. Hull had a well attended week of ministry in January on the subject of Relationships. His visit was timely and encouraging. We are looking forward to the baptism of a young woman who was saved last fall.
Hardwick: G. Higgins was with the assembly for the meetings of Lords Day, January 20. The assembly also rejoiced in the salvation of a young woman saved recently while in Halifax, NS.
Worcester: The assembly enjoyed three weeks of encouraging and profitable ministry on the Tabernacle from R. Surgenor.
Newington: H. Paisley purposes a week of ministry meetings in February. G. Higgins is expected for gospel meetings, D.V.
Manchester: R. Surgenor has been visiting in the area in the gospel and ministry. He was continuing in Manchester through the end of January.
Republic of Ireland
Bandon: Terry Topley has been joined by Clifford Law from Clonkeen for the preaching of the gospel in this very needy part of the Republic of Ireland.
Ballymena: R. McKeown and W. Martin have commenced here in the gospel in the Harryville Gospel Hall with good attendance and interest
Killyleagh: J. Palmer (Crossgar) and T. Meekin (Burnside) have commenced gospel meetings here with the assembly which is very small. The area has been well visited with tracts and invitations.
Lisburn: John Fleck (Buckna) and L. Carswell (Brazil) have commenced in the Plantation Gospel Hall in mid January. The numbers attending have been very encouraging.
Lungs: Having concluded a series of meetings here, Gilbert Stewart and S. Patterson are presently engaged in Donegal in the spread of the gospel.
Lurgan: D. Gilliland and T. Bentley hope to commence in mid-February in the gospel here.
Shanaghan: Albert Aiken and J. Rogers are preaching in this country district with good numbers attending nightly and an evident sense of the Lords presence.
Tassagh: S. McBride and D. Ussher have concluded 13 weeks of gospel preaching with sustained interest, although no one has professed salvation to their knowledge,
March 23 and 24 in the Gospel Hall, 51 Merrimack St. Saturday: Gospel 5:30 p.m. with supper to follow. Sunday: Breaking of Bread 10 a.m., Prayer, Praise and Ministry 2:30 p.m., Gospel 6:30 p.m. Corr. Daniel Netti, 105 Hillside Road, North Andover, MA 01845, Tel (978)686-2462, Hall (978)794-8679.
April 5, 6, 7 in the Mimico Gospel Hall, 414 Royal York Rd. Friday: 7:30 p.m.; Saturday: 10 a.m., 2 and 7 p.m.; Sunday: Breaking of Bread 9:45 a.m., Bible Reading 2 p.m., Gospel 7 p.m. Subject: Matt. 24,25,28 – Dispensational, Doctrinal, Devotional Teaching. If further information required, contact Dr. P. Robinson. Tel: 416-255-4993.
April 7 in the Antioch Gospel Hall located 3 mi. east on C33. Ministry 10 a.m., Breaking of Bread 11 a.m., Childrens Meeting 1 p.m., Ministry 2 p.m., Gospel 7:30 p.m. Supper served. Corr: Harry Schmidt, 103 W. Rowley St., Greene, IA 50636, Tel: 641-823-5691.
April 27 and 28 in Francis McClure Middle School. Meetings begin at 10 both days. Prayer meeting in the Gospel Hall, Prescott and Broadway, on Friday at 7:30 p.m. The homes of the Christians will be open for visitors. Contact Rob Oliver, Tel (412)664-1004, for accommodations or local motel phone numbers for those wishing to make their own arrangements.
Prince Edward Island
May 18 and 19 in the Bluefield High School, Hampshire, P.E.I. Saturday: Prayer and ministry 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m, Gospel 7 p.m. Lords Day: Bible Reading 8:30 a.m. on “Seven Cries of Christ on the Cross”, Breaking of Bread 10 a.m., Ministry 2:30 p.m., Gospel 7 p.m. Corr. Glen McKenna, 15 Andrews Dr., R.R. 6, Kensington, PEI, C0B 1M0, Te. (902)836-3073 or Brian MacDonald, 25 MacRae Dr., Cornwall, PEI, C0A 1H0, Tel: (902)566-3831. Accom: Neil Thompson (902)892-7216, email NeilThompson@pei.sympatico.ca.
Watertown, MA – March 15-17
Mt. Sterling, WI – March 23-24
Newbury, ON – March 23
Palm Springs, CA – March 24
Culver City, CA – March 30-31
Manchester, CT – March 30-31
Nineveh, NS – March 30-31
Toronto, ON – March 29-31
Vancouver, BC – March 29-31
Stout, IA – April 13-14
Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA – April 20-21
Corrections to T&T Address List
Eric Fowler: postal code is A0K 3L0
Change of Address of Correspondent
Vancouver, BC (Victoria Dr. Gospel Hall): Philip Broadhead, 115 – 678 Citadel Dr., Port Coquitlam, BC, V3C 6M7; Tel: (604)468-4979; Fax (604) 648-9033.
Change of Meeting Times
Brandon, Man.: Sunday Gospel meeting 1:30 p.m.
Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN – Meeting in theTwin Cities Gospel Hall, Fairview Community Center, 1910 West County Road B #108, Roseville, MN. Meeting times are Lords’ Day: Worship meeting 9:30 a.m., Sunday School, Gospel/Ministry 10:45 a.m. Wednesday: Prayer and Bible Study 7 p.m. Corr: Jim Brown, 97F South Drive, Circle Pines, MN 55014, Tel: 612-780-9151, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Linda Mior of Cambridge, ON on October 20, 2001, age 37. She was saved at the age of ten in 1975 at meetings of Sam Patton and Ken Moore. She was baptized and received into the Valens assembly, and after her marriage, she and her husband were received into the Clyde assembly. Linda is survived by her husband Giulio, three young children, her parents, Tom and Leona Watson, four sisters and two brothers. Many unsaved co-workers and friends attended the funeral where the gospel was plainly preached at her request by D. Nicholson and S. Kember.
Wilson Jennings of Ballymena, N. Ireland on December 3, 2001, age 75. Our beloved brother was born in Co. Down into a godly home. He was saved in 1947 through the preaching of H. Paisley in Belfast. He soon manifested an interest in the things of God. He was commended to full-time service 26 years ago, and preached throughout N. Ireland, and further afield in the U.S. and Canada. His wife having pre-deceased him almost five years ago, he is survived by three daughters, two sons-in-law, four grandchildren, and three brothers, for whom prayer would be valued. The very large funeral from Cambridge Ave. Gospel Hall was conducted by J. Martin and M. McKillen, and J. Rodgers at the graveside.
William Jennings of Huntsville, ON on December 21, age 77. Our brother was reached for Christ through the gospel in the early 60s. Our brothers conversion proved to be a good testimony in the home, and he and his wife Glenna had the joy of seeing all the children saved. Our brother bore a quiet but consistent testimony, attested by a large funeral which was shared by members of his family and F. Krauss.
Will Penfold of Bicester, England on December 26, 2001. He was saved in 1932, and was active in village and tent work in his teens. He was in fellowship in Ruislip, London, Tonbridge, Lahore and Banbury, before being instrumental in the planting of the assembly in Bicester. Known widely for his gospel zeal and boundless energy, he was a soul-winner, shepherd ,and man of conviction. In later years he made over 20 trips to India where his written and spoken ministry was much appreciated. The large funeral was shared by Colin Stewart, R. J. Chhatria, Peter Brandon and Nitish Patel. Please remember his wife of 54 years, Ruth, in your prayers. He is survived by 5 children and 12 grandchildren
Marjorie Ross of Unionville, ON on December 31, age 78. Our dear sister was saved as a young woman in Truro, NS. She had a desire to serve the Lord on the mission field, and in 1957 began teaching in the Sakeji School in Zambia. She was loved by the many children of missionaries who boarded at the school. She returned to Canada in 1987 for health reasons, and went to live at Bethany Lodge in 1988 where her caring spirit was shown to the residents. A memorial service was held in Markham when many family members, friends, and former students came to pay tribute. W. Stainton and G.Telfer took the service. Her funeral service was held in Sydney, NS.
Floyd Anderson of Arlington, WA on January 3, age 95. He was saved in his early 20s. He and his wife were formerly in the Tacoma assembly for many years. He was predeceased by her almost ten years ago after 62 years of marriage. Floyd was a quiet, consistent brother who loved the Lord and His people. He prayed for all in the assembly and their families, including dozens of the Lords servants who were on his prayer list. Many of his descendants are in fellowship in this and neighboring assemblies. He was a valued member of our assembly and will be greatly missed. B. Meyers and T. Hoy shared the funeral service. Don Kazen spoke at the graveside.
Ruth Patrizio of Sault Ste. Marie, ON on January 3, age 91. Our dear sister was the beloved wife of the late Cesare Patrizio, servant of the Lord from Philadelphia. She was saved in 1927 and received into assembly fellowship here where she continued steadfastly for a number of years, before leaving to serve the Lord with her husband whom she married in 1959. After his death she returned to Sault Ste. Marie, spending her latter years in a nursing home, unable to attend assembly meetings because of ill health. Elgin Johnson, Douglas Rankin, and Tony Francisco spoke faithful words at the funeral service.
Margaret Gordon Wood of Gore Bay, ON on January 6, age 96. Our beloved sister was born in Owen Sound , and as a young woman moved to Gore Bay with her husband and two sons. She was saved at gospel meetings where one of the preachers was the late Mr. Robert Booth. About 1948 the assembly was planted in Gore Bay, and Marg was one of the originals who first gathered to remember the Lord. In earlier years she taught a Sunday School class, and continued in happy fellowship until the Lord called her home. She was given to hospitality. She leaves two sons for whom we would covet your prayers. Her funeral was taken by Brian Owen.
Clarence Kerr of Wallaceburg, ON on January 7, age 84. Our esteemed brother was saved in 1934 at the age of 17. He was a student of the Word, with a deep love for his Lord, and a true Christian gentleman. He and his wife gave faithful support in the gospel during the new work in Wallaceburg. The Kerr home was open to the Lord’s servants and the new converts. When the assembly was formed in 1975, brother Kerr became a devoted overseer. He will be greatly missed by his dear wife, Elsie, two daughters in assembly fellowship, and three sons. The very large funeral was taken by N. Crawford and W. Metcalf, with J. Beattie and B. Snippe at the grave service.
Noel Caron of Niagara Falls, ON on January 10, age 76, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was saved in Rollet, Quebec through the gospel work of Mr. Vincent Davey and Mr. Spreeman. He had a deep sense of commitment to God and to the assembly, and right through to the end was looking for the Lord to come. He leaves behind his wife Blanche, a daughter in the assembly, eight other children, 20 grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren. He will be missed. The funeral was shared by T. Walker and J. Smith.
Reuben Gentz of Marion, IA on January 13, age 85. Reuben was saved at 17 under the preaching of Willie Grearson. He soon identified himself with the Manchester assembly where he and his wife faithfully served, raising their five children under the gospel. Since 1969 they were in happy fellowship at Marion where he manifested joy in God’s salvation to the end, even through severe illness. Surviving are his wife Belle, four sons Don, Cleo, Phil and Chris, a daughter Patricia and their spouses, 18 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren. The funeral service was shared by R. Orr and A. Christopherson.
Mr. Wilfred Barney of Lance au Loup, LB on January 15, age 77. Our brother was saved in 1979 in gospel meetings that were held by Albert Hull and Robert McIlwaine. He leaves behind to treasure his memory his wife Mary, five daughters, one son, grandchildren , and great grandchildren. Please pray for the family as many are not saved. The funeral was taken by E. Fowler and J. Jarvis.
Mrs. Harold (Mary) Clark of McKeesport, PA on January 22, age 86. She was raised with a knowledge of the Gospel, and saved in 1931 in Indiana, PA through the words of Isaiah 53:5. She married Harold Clark, and for over 64 years they sought to serve the Lord and His people in McKeesport. A gracious, loving Christian, she will be sorely missed by her family and the believers. She is survived by her husband, two sons and two daughters, and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The large funeral was taken by J. Smith, D. Oliver, W. Lavery, and G. Higgins. A number of friends and grandchildren also took part, speaking about her impact on their lives.
Al Watson of Portage la Prairie, MN on January 22, age 93. Al was saved as a young man and was
a long-time member of the assembly. He spent the last nine years in a care home. He was predeceased by his wife, Verna, in 1984, and is survived by three children, two brothers, and a sister, Ada Williams of the Austin assembly. The funeral was shared by David Vanstone and Keith Ronald.
Mr. Oswald MacLeod of Hickory, NC on January 28, age 99. Our beloved brother and faithful servant of the Lord was called to heaven about noon, with his faithful wife at his side in their own apartment. On January 31, a funeral service was held in Hickory, NC, and on February 2, a service was held in Bryn Mawr, PA. This brief notice will be accompanied by tributes in our next issue.
Mrs. Ada May Ritchie of London, ON on January 29, 2002, age 86. Our sister trusted Christ at the age of 37 working at her kitchen sink through the words of the Savior, “It is finished!”. She came into fellowship in the old Pall Mall Hall and will be remembered for her facility in speaking to the unsaved. She was predeceased by her husbands Charles Scanlon (1975), Tom Clark (1991) and George Ritchie (2001). Ada is survived by two sisters, both saved, and missed by all of her step-children. The funeral was shared by David Derksen, Dr. David Vallance and John Walterhouse.
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