British Columbia

Surrey: D. Richards was at Fleetwood in February for four nights of ministry on the book of Ruth.

Terrace: In February, J. Webb had an appreciated week of ministry on 1 Thess., and also a few nights in Port Alberni.

Vancouver: Gospel meetings in Carleton with M. Derksen and P. Ramsay closed after five weeks. The assembly was greatly encouraged with good interest and a few professions of salvation. Two young men also obeyed the Lord in baptism.

Westbank: Please pray for gospel meetings which commenced February 17 with B. Bingham and J. Fitzpatrick.


Niagara Falls: The assembly enjoyed two weeks of excellent ministry on the book of Daniel with J. Smith.

North Bay: In January, the Nipissing Junction assembly had A. Dryburgh for three enjoyable nights of ministry on the Holy Spirit in January. E. Dellandrea also visited in January.

Thunder Bay: J. Webb was with us eight days in January for much appreciated ministry.


Sainte-Flavie, P.Q.; L. Buote, L. Wells, G. Roy and two local brethren took part in a monthly ministry meeting on March the third.

New Brunswick

Green River: Several believers from other assemblies gathered for an afternoon of ministry on February 9. L. Wells, L. Buote ,and four local brethren took part. 

Shdiac: In February, the assembly held Bible readings to help young believers in February. Help was given by G. Roy.

Tracadie: L. Wells, G. Roy, and a local brother shared in the monthly ministry meeting on February 17. L. Wells and G. Roy stayed for 12 Bible readings on the subject of the local assembly.

Nova Scotia

Blues Mills: The Lord blessed in salvation in five weeks of gospel meetings in January and February with B. Bingham and B. Joyce.

Sydney Mines: The assembly was greatly encouraged by the baptism of four believers, February 10. The saints also appreciated recent visits by J. McClelland, F. Bartlett, and D. Swan.

Newfoundland and Labrador

Corner Brook: E. Fowler was with the assembly for a week of combined ministry and prayer. The saints were much encouraged.

Fogo: Gospel meetings with B. Funston and D. Hunt were a real blessing to the small assembly. The saints carry on a weekly children’s meeting in nearby Deep Bay with a number from the village attending regularly.

Gander: B. Funston gave appreciated ministry on February 20.

Gander Bay: On February 18-19, B. Funston and D. Hunt visited the assembly for two ministry meetings.

Sandringham: The assembly appreciated two nights of ministry and a weekend visit from B. Funston. Please pray for gospel meetings that commenced on March 3 with M. Derksen and B. Joyce.

Lance Au Loup: J. Procopio and S. Vance were in their sixth week of gospel meetings with blessing in salvation. D. Hunt, along with local help, is distributing calendars in coastal communities accessible only by ski-doo.



Forest Grove: The weekend of February 9-10 was a time when we celebrated 100 years of the grace of God to us. Brethren from Salem, Grants Pass, and Corvallis assemblies participated, and we rejoiced in what God has done and is doing.


Chico: The assembly was encouraged with blessing in salvation during three weeks of gospel meetings, with J. Slabaugh and D. Shutt. J. Slabaugh stayed on for Bible readings on Foundation Truths.

San Diego: The conference was considered very helpful and refreshing. The preachers were: A. Christopherson, T. Baker. M. Derksen, J. Dennison, and W. Skates. A good number of unsaved attended the gospel meeting.


Cedar Falls: The assembly was encouraged with blessing in salvation during five weeks of gospel meetings with G. Sharp and B. Crawford in January/February. Unsaved visitors were in attendance nearly every night.

Manchester: R. Orr and W. Skates preached the gospel faithfully, January 6 to February 6, with good attendance, but no professions of salvation. We trust God will reach the teenage children we had hoped to see saved.


Battle Creek: The assembly had a brief visit from S. Thompson in February. J. Smith and F. Sona ministered the Word on March 3.

Deckerville: The assembly appreciated visits recently from S. Thompson and W. Metcalf. The saints were encouraged by a young sister requesting fellowship in the assembly.

Jackson: In the second week of gospel meetings in the hall, J. Smith and F. Sona have seen a good interest and unsaved attending nightly.
Saginaw: The saints appreciated ministry from F. Krauss, February 13-17, and W. Lavery for three nights, March 4-6.


Akron: The brethren plan children’s meetings during March and April in Barberton.

Clyde: N. Crawford visited the assembly giving helpful ministry.

Cleveland: S. Higgins opened the area Bible reading on the subject of “Headship.” Excellent help was given and the saints were encouraged. Please pray for purposed gospel meetings to start April 7, DV, with L. Perkins.

Mansfield: The assembly had the joy of baptizing a teenage sister. A good number were present for the recent Sunday school treat.

New Jersey

Barrington/Pennsauken: The February Missionary Conference was nicely attended and provided an interesting look into various aspects of the mission field. The weekend featured the work in Russia and the Ukraine, St. Lucia, Alaska, and Seed Sower efforts in various venues. T. Thompson, M. Stanley, T. Cooper, D. Netti, T. McCaully, and J. Nesbitt participated.

Livingston: The saints enjoyed visits from G. Higgins and W. Gustafson during the month of February.

North Carolina

Denver: Weekly children’s meetings are being held by D. Petterson and several local brethren, as well as a weekly gospel meeting in Conover by brethren Petterson and D. McDonald. Please pray for these outreach efforts.


Deland: W Metcalf and R Weber had two weeks of gospel meetings. The assembly rejoiced when a soul professed just before the meetings began.

Tampa: The conference went well, with good attendance. J. Beattie, A. Dryburgh, W. Lavery, D. Oliver, R. McIlwaine, W. Metcalf, D. Thompson (Columbia), and R. Weber shared the ministry.


Madawaska: The assembly has been greatly encouraged in the past year with blessing in salvation. Early March saw Murray McCandless going into the third week in the gospel, having been joined by John McCandless (Hitesville) for the first two weeks. Four have professed, and a number of university students are showing interest. 


Methuen: G. Higgins was with us one night in February and gave timely ministry which encouraged the saints. Our brother also visited Byfield for ministry while in the area. F. Torniquindici and H. Paisley shared the February monthly meeting with Christ-exalting and edifying ministry.

Saugus: The assembly appreciated visits by G. Higgins and H. Paisley during February.

Watertown: On February 24, F. Tornaquindici was with us for the occasion of our bi-monthly Dinner/ Gospel Meeting. Three visitors from the community attended as a result of canvassing.


Newington: R. Surgenor visited most of the area assemblies with appreciated ministry on Church Truth. H. Paisley was at Newington for a week of valuable ministry on biographies of New Testament Christians. G. Higgins is having a series of gospel meetings here which are, so far, well-attended. Prayer is requested.


Rio Grande do Sul

Candelaria: Roberto Ploia and Noel Fleck plan to start meetings in Candelaria where there is a small assembly.

Grande Gertulha Vagas: H. Wilson and T. Wright have just commenced a series of gospel meetings. There are a few Christians living in this area. The need is tremendous and the prayers of the Lord’s people will be valued.

Osorio: T. Matthews and Carlos da Silva began meetings in Osorio in the first week in March.

Porto Alegre: On February 28, Harry Wilson completed fifty years in the work of the Lord in Brazil. On March 9, there was to be a ministry meeting to mark the event.

Sao Borja: John McCann, Jr. and James Armstrong have commenced in the gospel in this needy town where there is no assembly. John McCann, Sr,, who is at home in Ireland, is not well and in hospital. Prayer would be valued for him and his wife who gave their lives to the work of the Lord in Rio Grande do Sul.

N. Ireland

Killyleagh: J. Palmer and T. Meekin are in their fourth week with this small assembly.

Shanaghan: J.Rogers and A. Aiken have had well-attended meetings with blessing in salvation.

Plantation, Lisburn: J. Fleck and L. Carswell (Brazil) have been encouraged with good attendance and some professing salvation.

Harryville, Ballymena: R. McKeown and W. Martin have seen some profess salvation and others are interested.

Crosskeys: M. McKillen and W. Fenton have had a good response from the countryside and a number of strangers have heard the gospel.

Portstewart: H. Paisley had two weeks ministry and gospel from his chart on Daniel with excellent attendance. Our brother has also had a week’s ministry in various halls in North Antrim.

Lurgan: T. Bentley and D. Gilliland have commenced here in the gospel with good numbers attending.

Dromore: J. Hay from Scotland conducted a week’s ministry here from the book of Proverbs – good attendance and profitable, practical ministry.

Ballymagarrick: The assembly here have had Saturday night ministry meetings on a monthly basis during the winter with excellent attendance and profitable ministry by various speakers, concluding with J. Hay.

Tullyroan: A. Colgan, with the help of a local brother, have had a series of gospel meetings in the Gospel Hall here.


Bandon: T. Topley and C. Law (Clonkeen) are now in their fourth week. Many unsaved have been in to hear the gospel and three souls have professed salvation.

Donegal: G. Stewart and S. Patterson have been encouraged in recent months to see a little blessing in salvation. Presently they have commenced in a mobile hall in a remote area. Our brethren have seen the three assemblies in Co. Donegal strengthened in recent years.

Conferences. D.V.

Fredericton, NB

April 26-28 in the Gospel Hall, 109 McAdam Ave, Fredericton, NB. Friday: Prayer 7:30 p.m. Saturday: Bible Reading 10 a.m.(Topic: Building Christian Qualities on the Foundation of Faith in a Living God – II Peter 1: 1-15). Sunday: Breaking of Bread 9:30 a.m. Corr: Robert M. Griffin, 1192 Rte 105 Hwy., Douglas, NB, E3A 7K1. Tel: (506) 472-5512, email: rgriffin@nbpower.com

Winnipeg, MB

April 26-28 Friday: Ministry 7:30 p.m. and Sunday: Breaking of Bread 10:30 a.m. in the West End Gospel Hall, 492 Victor St. All other meetings are in the Westwood Community Church, 410 Westwood Dr. as follows – Saturday: Bible Study 10:30 a.m. (Eph. 6:10-19 – The Christian Soldier), Ministry 1:30 and 4 p.m., Ministry/Gospel 7 p.m., Young Peoples Meeting 8 p.m.; Sunday: Ministry 4:30 p.m., Gospel 6 p.m. Corr: Blair Seale, Tel: 204-488-6897, email bseale@mb.sympatico.ca, or Richard McCammon, Tel: 204-889-2361, email: mccammon@mts.net.

Livingston, NJ

May 3-5 in the Livingston Gospel Hall, 405 E. Mt. Pleasant Ave. Tel: (973)535-1485. Friday: Prayer meeting 7:30 p.m. Saturday: Ministry 10:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m., Gospel 6:30 p.m. Lords Day: Breaking of Bread 10 a.m., Sunday School 11:45 a.m., Ministry 2:30 p.m., Gospel 5 p.m. Corr: Allan Valvano, Tel: (973)377-7839 or (201)404-5611; email: allanvalvano@livingstongospelhall.org for assistance or accommodations. Visit www.livingstongospelhall.org, or phone for directions.

Newmarket, ON

May 5 in the Newmarket Gospel Hall, 795 Davis Dr., Newmarket. Please join us as we celebrate our 40th Anniversary. The meetings will be: Breaking of Bread 9:30 a.m., Bible Reading 11:30 a.m., lunch, Ministry 2:15 p.m., dinner, Gospel 7 p.m. Bible Reading on Ephesians 1. Corr: Timothy Scheer, 222 Lloyd Ave., Newmarket, ON, L3Y 5M3. Tel: 905-898-4369, E-mail:TEScheer@excite.com.

New Lenox, Il

May 11-12 in the Gospel Hall, Rt. 6, one mile east of Cedar Road. Friday: Prayer, 7:30 p.m. Saturday: Ministry 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Gospel 7 p.m. Lords Day: Bible Reading 9 a.m., Breaking of Bread 10:30 a.m., Ministry 2 p.m., Gospel 6 p.m. Please notify in advance for accommodations. Brent Studnicka, 11048 Denny Ave. Mokena, IL 60448, Tel: (708)479-0958.

Frostburg, MD

May 17-19. Prayer meeting Friday 7:30 p.m. in the Frostburg Gospel Hall. Meetings on Saturday and Sunday will convene at Beall High School at 10 a.m., 2 and 7 p.m. All are heartily welcome to attend. Accom: Michael Bachert, 204 Wilmont Ave., Cumberland, MD 21502. Tel: (301)724-5806, E-mail: Artistic@gcnetmail.net.

Midland/Waubaushene, ON

May 18-19 in the Penetanguishene Community Centre (Arena), 61 Maria Street, Penetanguishene, ON. Tel: 705-549-6957. Directions: Hwy. 93 to Penetanguishene, turn right on Thompsons Road (first street inside town). Go one block to Arena on left. Meeting times both days: 10 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 3 p.m., 7 p.m. Bible Readings: 1 John 1 and 2:1-17. Corr: Ed Heels, 2379 Rumney Rd., RR#1, Midland, ON L4R 4K3. Tel: (705)534-3698, or Paul Barbour, 328 John Street, Midland, ON L4R 2J5 (705)-526-3516. Accom: Ted Joyce (705)526-6129, or Daniel Green (705)534-4271.

Ottawa, ON

May 18-19 in the Gospel Hall, 1087 River Road, with prayer meeting 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 17. Breaking of Bread 10:30 a.m. Bible Readings 9 a.m. Subject for both days: 1 Timothy – Responsibility and Behavior in the House of God – Elders, Deacons, Fathers, Mothers, Younger Men, Younger Women, Widows. Corr: K.E. Prince, 1245 Kitchener Ave., Ottawa, ON. Tel: (613)733-3738; Hall (613)748-0269.

Hickory, NC

May 25-26 in the Gospel Hall, 253 – 17th Ave., N.E. with Prayer meeting Friday at 7:30 p.m. Saturday: Ministry 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., Gospel 7 p.m.; Lord’s Day: Breaking of Bread 9:45 a.m., Sunday School 11:30 a.m., Ministry 2:30 p.m., Gospel 7 p.m. Corr: Robert MacLeod Tel:(704)483-3521 or Tom Turnbull, Tel: (828)874-6250.

London, ON (Spanish)

May 25-26 in the Gospel Hall, 1196 Highbury Ave with Prayer meeting, Friday at 8:00 pm. Saturday: Ministry at 10:30 a.m., 2 and 7 p.m. Lord’s Day: Breaking of Bread 9:30 a.m., Ministry at 2:30 p.m. All ministry will be in Spanish. For accommodation, please give advance notice to Philip Lampkin 519-472-8747 or email at lampkin@attcanada.net

Sarnia, ON

May 24-26. Friday: Prayer Meeting 7:45 p.m. Saturday: Ministry 10 a.m.; Bible Reading 1:15 p.m. (Subject: Separation); Ministry 3 p.m.; Gospel 6:30 p.m. Sunday: Breaking of Bread 10a.m.; Sunday School 1p.m.; Ministry 2:30 p.m.; Gospel 6:30 p.m. Corr: Shadrack Kember, Sr., Tel: 519-337-7476.

Bancroft, ON

June 1 with Bible Reading at 10 a.m. on Romans 12. Ministry at 2 and 7 p.m. All meetings in the Lakeview Gospel Hall, #644 Maxwell Settlement Rd. Corr: Mark Freymond, RR#1 Bancroft, ON, KOL 1CO. Tel: (613)332-4317.

Saugus, MA

June 1-2, with prayer meeting on Friday 8 p.m. All meetings in the Gospel Hall, 213 Walnut St., Saugus. Bible Reading subject will be the book of Galatians. First meeting on Saturday at 10 a.m. Lords Day: Breaking of Bread 10 a.m. Corr. Joseph Procopio,11 Forest St., Saugus, MA, 01906. (781) 233-5780. Accom: Tony Grillo, 46 Grey Lane, Lynnfield, MA 01940, (781) 334-6363. Hall (781) 233-5570.

Garnavillo, IA

June 8-9 in the Garnavillo School Gymnasium. Saturday the meetings are at 10a.m., 2p.m., and 6:30 p.m. Sunday: Bible Reading at 9a.m., Breaking of Bread at 10:30, and Ministry at 2 p.m. Prayer meeting Friday at 7p.m. in the Gospel Hall, 506 S. Washington St. Corr. Donald Kregel, 604 S. Washington St., PO Box 488 Garnavillo, IA 52049. Phone 563-964-2588.

North Bay, ON

June 8-9 in the Gospel Hall, 1340 Lakeshore Dr. with Prayer meeting on Friday at 7:30 p.m. Bible Readings on Saturday 9 a.m. and Lords Day 11:30 a.m. (The Christians Blessings – Eph. 1 and The Christians Armour – Eph. 6) Corr: Clarence Black, 63 Massey Dr., North Bay, ON P1A 3Y3. Tel: 705-497-1284. Accom: Glenn Pratt, Tel: 705-474-9473, Hall: 705-474-3384.

Conference Reminders:

Mimico, ON – April 5-6

Clarkeville, IA – April 7

Stout, IA – April 13-14

Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA – April 20-21

McKeesport, PA – April 27-28

Prince Edward Island – May 18-19

New Assembly

Friendship, NY: Commenced February 10 in fellowship with the assembly in East Aurora. Location is 6042 White Creek Rd, Friendship, NY. Meetings are Sunday: Lords Supper 10 a.m., Gospel 11 a.m., Sunday School 11:45 a.m. Tuesday: Prayer 7 p.m. Corr: Doug Behen, 9305 Council House Rd., Caneadea, NY 14717. Tel: 585-365-2029. Email: dvbfarms@hotmail.com.

Change of Address

Jim Bergsma: Box 333, Straffordville, ON, N0J 1Y0.

Manchester, IA: New telephone area code for the Gospel Hall is 563-927-3887, and corr. C.F. Foster is 563-927-2963.

Change of Correspondent

Abbotsford, BC: Peter Tolsma, 34789 – 5th Ave., Huntington, BC V0X 1M0. Tel: 604-855-7668.

Deckerville, MI (Mills Road Gospel Hall): Barry C. Brinker, 4800 Shabbona Rd. Deckerville, MI 48427; Tel: (810) 376-8165; Email: brinker@thumb.net

Winnipeg, MB (West End Gospel Hall): joint correspondency with Blair Seale, 4 Sandcliffe Court, Winnipeg, MB, R3P1Y2, Tel: 204-488-6897; email: bseale@mb.sympatico.ca; and Richard McCammon, 34 Pine Valley Drive, Winnipeg, MB, R3K 1Y1; Tel: 204-889-2361; email: mccammon@mts.net.

Change of Meeting Times

Windsor, ON (Windsor Gospel Hall): Prayer Meeting and Bible Study, Tuesday 7:30 p.m.; Sunday Gospel Meeting 6 p.m. Other regular meeting times remain unchanged.

With Christ

Mr Robert (Bob) Colgan of Crossgar, N.I. on November 23, 2001, aged 80. He was saved in 1949 and received into the assembly at Crossgar, Co. Down, where he remained until his home call. He was a father figure in the small assembly and will be greatly missed. He had a love for the gospel and preached it over many years throughout Ireland. He had the joy of seeing his family of five saved and in assembly fellowship. As a local police sergeant, he had a keen interest in the community which was manifested by a very large attendance at the funeral. The services were shared by H.S. Paisley, W.J. Nesbitt, S. Ferguson, R.J. Tinsley and local brethren J. Beattie and J. Palmer.

Mildred O’Neal of Everett, PA on December 13, 2001, age 83. Mildred was saved December 31, 1937, under the preaching of Richard Roberts. She was in fellowship in the Everett assembly until it closed, then in the Cumberland assembly, before going to Longport. Latterly she was in a nursing home nearer the Everett area. She was married to Donovan O’Neal, who died in 1975. The funeral service was taken by Harold Clark and Ken McCullough in Bedford, PA.

Laurence (Laurie) Grainger of Unionville, ON on January 9, 2002, age 82. Our beloved brother was saved in 1934 at meetings of Mr. Tom Wilkie. He was in fellowship in the Lansing assembly for many years before moving to Unionville. Laurie was marked by a love for Christ and His people. He built halls in Toronto and Newfoundland, and had a large part in the building of Bethany Lodge. God blessed him in saving his family. Prayer is requested for his widow. The large funeral service where Mr. Harold Paisley preached the gospel was attended by neighbors and former business associates.

Cosimena (Connie) F. Illuminati of Torrington, CT on January 11, age 87. Saved as a girl of nine, Connie was received into the fellowship of the Waterville (now Terryville) assembly. For the past 60 years she and her husband Victor gathered with the believers in Torrington where they faithfully served the Lord. She was loved and held in high esteem by all, and many can rise up and call her blessed as they remember her hospitality, work in the Sunday School, and her spirit of being a true nurse to all. She leaves her beloved husband, two daughters and their families, and one brother, Anthony Faita of Springfield. Robert Surgenor, Frank Tornaquindici, David Swanney, and her sons-in-law and a grandson shared in the funeral services.

Clara Klein of Arlington, WA on January 30, age 97. Our sister lived most of her life in this area and for much of that attended the Arlington assembly until her health prevented it. Family members looked after her until the Lord took her to be with Him. She was saved at 19 while visiting a Christian home where the way of salvation was revealed to her. Please pray for some of her family and friends who heard the gospel presented at her large funeral which was taken by John Klein and Bryon Myers, with Stephen Myers at the graveside.

Amy Spence of Portage la Prairie, MB on February 8, age 93 years, after a brief illness. Our beloved sister was born in Portage la Prairie and saved in 1924. She was a member of the assembly here for a number for years, then in the West End assembly in Winnipeg. She returned to Portage after her retirement. Amy was an only child and never married, so had no relatives in Canada. The large number of Christians and other acquaintances that attended her funeral were an indication of the number of lives she had touched.

Frederick Metcalf of London, ON on February 11, age 89. Our brother was saved in 1926 at gospel meetings held by Lorne McBain. Fred was the second of four Metcalf generations reached through brother McBain’s preaching. He came into fellowship in the Glen Rae assembly (forerunner of the Oil Springs assembly). In 1957 he moved to London and remained a quiet, unassuming brother. He was faithful in transporting children to Sunday School, in distributing tracts and in rearranging the chairs for the assembly meetings. His funeral was shared by his nephew, William Metcalf, Gordon Brodie, and Hugh Garnham.

Alfred Aspenson of Mt. Sterling, WI on February 17, age 91. Our dear brother was saved at age 29 under the preaching of E. Jamison and S. Mick in 1939. He was baptized and received into the Lynxville assembly, today the Mt. Sterling assembly, where he shared for many years in the responsibility of guiding the assembly. A few years were spent in Blue River, WI, but later years saw them return to Mt. Sterling to be cared for by a loving daughter. He is survived by his wife, Joy, two sons and five daughters. Prayer is requested for those who need the Savior. The large funeral service was shared by son, Paul Aspenson, son-in-law, Arthur Ward, and James Frazier.

Kenneth Morrison of Orillia, ON on February 23, age 72. He was saved in July 1947 through John 5:24 and the preaching of George Heidman and Wallace Cudmore. Just a few days later, he led his sister to Christ. Faithful to the end, he loved the assembly and was known for his love to his family. He will be missed among the saints. Pray for his family, as some sons are not yet saved. The large funeral was shared by John Adams, Bruce Rodgers and Murray Pratt.