Tidings

Canada

British Columbia

Langley: Correction – Gospel meetings which concluded on May 30 were with Aubrey Kelly and Kyle Fairfield (not John as printed in last issue).

Kamloops: We had a time of helpful and encouraging ministry during the conference this year. Brethren sharing in ministry were H. Bouwman, J. Webb, B. Myers, B. Funston, D. Richards, and R. Smyth. We also had helpful ministry during a visit for one night by J. Webb during May.

New Brunswick

Green River: The saints were encouraged by good attendance and profitable ministry at their annual conference the first weekend of May. Help was given by L. Wells, L. Buote, G. Roy, and local brethren. The assembly also had a series of gospel meetings with Leslie Wells and Grard Roy from May 25-June 13. Visiting with the French Via was encouraging and a few strangers attended.

Tracadie: The assembly appreciated five ministry meetings on the book of Psalms by Leslie Wells during the third week of May.

Newfoundland and Labrador

Corner Brook: The annual conference held on the last weekend of June was smaller than usual, but good ministry was given by a number of the Lord’s servants. Marcus Cain was present and gave a report on the work in Mexico. The Bible Study on Acts 2:41-42 was taken by Gordon Williams with practical help for newly saved believers. Brother Williams planned to spend time on the west coast of NL giving ministry in Rocky Harbour and Parsons Pond and going on to Fogo for the latter part of the week. Open-air meetings were planned for Gander Bay for the week of July 5-9.Gander: G. Williams had a week of profitable ministry, June 20-25, on Isaiah 53. After each ministry meeting there was an open-air meeting in the mall parking lot shared by Bryan Joyce and Gordon Williams. The following week Bryan Joyce and George Whey had open-air meetings in the town of Botwood.

Nova Scotia

Nineveh: The Christians appreciated two nights of ministry, one with Marcus Cain and one with Peter Orasuk.

River Hebert: David Hunt was with the assembly for Lord’s Day, June 20, and then shared in ministry with David McGaughey (Vancouver) for the week-night meeting.

Ontario

Clinton: Alex Dryburgh had three nights of ministry in June from 2 Kings. Jeff Sharp (Waubaushene) spoke to a good number who attended the annual Sunday School Picnic on June 12. A brother obeyed the Lord in baptism recently. He was encouraged during our recent gospel series, having been saved nine years ago while attending the weekly assembly gospel meetings.

Earlton: A. Cook and B. Owen purpose to share in tent meetings at Thornloe, located south of Earlton, commencing July 18, in fellowship with the assembly at Earlton.

Eden Grove: Gospel meetings were held during the month of March with G. Patterson and E. Miller. Three professed faith in Christ. The conference in June was smaller in number and four of the Lord’s servants gave practical, relevant, and soul-searching messages. The saints were encouraged by the support and assistance of those able to be present.

Lakeshore: Please pray for gospel meetings which commenced July 18 with E. Badgely and L. Perkins.

Laurel: Gospel tent meetings are scheduled to begin here August 11. J. Jarvis along with local brethren from Bolton and Brampton have been continuing weekly gospel meetings in this area for the past year. D. Booth will be present for the meetings. A large Seed Sower and invitation distribution is being planned for early August. With the Lord’s help we purpose to deliver fifteen thousand invitations in the towns of Orangeville, Laurel, and surrounding areas. Please pray that the Lord will bless in the gospel. For further information please call Jim Jarvis at 905-460-0278.

Manitoulin Island: L. Mitchell and B. Owen purpose to share in gospel meetings commencing August 8, for two weeks, in fellowship with the assembly at Gore Bay. These meetings will be held in an old historical church building located on Highway # 542, west of Spring Bay. There are campgrounds near by. We would welcome all who could come and support this effort. Providence Bay Fair is August 20-21. There will be a Seed Sowers booth set up at the fair. We value your prayers.

Niagara Falls: A. LeBlanc and J. Smith preached the gospel for three weeks here. Some good contacts were made. The saints trust that the Lord will yet use His Word preached in the salvation of souls.

Sault Ste. Marie: The assembly appreciated encouraging ministry from recent weekend visits of F. Krauss, D. Booth, G. Williams, and B. Owen. Gary Sharp and Brian Crawford had two weeks of excellent gospel meetings June 6-20 with unsaved present every night. No one professed, but some showed definite interest, and the saints were greatly cheered. Gary Sharp conducted a Sunday School Teacher’s Conference June 5, with afternoon and evening sessions.

Toronto: A three-week gospel series in Mimico in March with M. Derksen and D. Oliver was a time of refreshment for the assembly. There were many unsaved in attendance and some blessing in salvation. The West Hill assembly rejoices over two from the Teenage Bible classes who have been saved and baptized. They also enjoyed a series with J. Yocum using his chart “A Testimony unto the Lord” and ask for your prayers regarding a week-end consideration of Discipleship with D. Booth September 11-12, D.V.

Quebec

Hope Town: In this small village situated approximately 350 km from the closest assembly, L. Buote and G. Roy started tent meetings on June 28. Help was given by several brethren from N.B. during two weekends in June giving out gospel texts and invitations in the villages of Bonaventure and Paspbiac. This is a development of the work going on in Nouvelle.

Longueuil: The assembly had a conference on April 3-4. E. Green, L. Wells, and L. Buote gave appreciated help. Prayers are requested for gospel meetings in Saint-Alexandre with L. Buote and L. Wells in August.

Saskatchewan

Taylorside: The saints enjoyed a visit from Geoff Payne and a report of the work of God in Egypt. The conference was smaller this year, but profitable. Malcolm Stanley and Ross Vanstone gave reports of gospel work in the Ukraine and Nicaragua respectively. Other participating brethren were Andrew Bergsma, Steve Kember, James Ronald, Peter Simms, Learie Telesford, and Jim Webb.

U.S.A.

California

San Diego: R. Eadie ( N. Ireland) had gospel meetings recently. There was a good interest and one woman professed to be saved. Brian Currie had appreciated ministry meetings in early July which were an encouragement to the assembly.

Connecticut

Newington: Dr. A.J. Higgins had a weekend of very helpful ministry on “Truth for Youth.”

Iowa

Garnavillo: The conference seemed to go well and there were many favourable comments. The speakers were D. Alves, A. Christopherson, M. Derksen, J. Jennings, A. Kelly, E. McCullough, R. Orr, J. Portman, C. Saword, and D. Shutt. Brother Shutt spent several profitable nights after the conference giving ministry directed toward issues facing young people today.

Hampton: A. Kelly and J. Smith started tent meetings on July 3. The interest among both Spanish and English-speaking people has increased from last year. The prayers of the Lord’s people will be appreciated.

Hitesville: A baptism was planned here for July 11, where blessing was seen earlier this Spring in meetings with J. Jennings and A. Ward.

Marion: Linn Manor Care Center is completing 25 years of service. An open house is planned for Saturday afternoon, August 14, 2004 from 1:30-5 p.m. The program will be followed by refreshments and tours for any interested. For questions, please contact Grant or Pat Hagen at linnmanor@ juno.com or linnmanor@qwest.net.

Massachusetts

Byfield: The believers were pleased by the attendance at the annual conference. The ministry, provided by W. Gustafson, E. Higgins, K. Taylor, and F. Tornaquindici was both encouraging and refreshing to God’s people.

Saugus: The sessions on Hebrews 11-13 at the June Bible Readings were led by A. Dryburgh, A. J. Higgins, D. Oliver, B. Rodgers, and F. Tornaquindici.

Michigan

Laurium: Stu Thompson began gospel meetings in the hospitality room of the AmericInn. A brief series was held in the same location last year in June with some encouragement.

Saginaw: A two-week gospel tent series closed June 20 with Wm. Metcalf and J. Nesbitt. Meetings were well attended and the Word faithfully preached. Both brethren gave helpful ministry at our monthly ministry meeting June 6.

Minnesota

Minneapolis: E. McCullough will be with the saints for two weeks, August 1-13, D.V., for teaching on the Tabernacle.

Nebraska

Omaha: R. Eadie (N. Ireland) and A. Ward finished 8 weeks of gospel meetings here. There was a visitation from God with a marked attendance of outsiders and a number of precious souls professing faith in Christ. The saints of the assembly had a week of prayer meetings prior to this effort, which was marked by God’s working in the salvation of a number of their children as well as others. The faithful support of the assembly and the warmth of their fellowship was heart-warming and refreshing.

New Mexico

Albuquerque: The Christians were encouraged recently when a Catholic lady professed faith in the Lord Jesus Christ during the 2 weeks of well-attended gospel meetings in June held by Wm. Skates and R. Weber. Please continue to pray that others will soon be saved.

Ohio

Akron: Helpful ministry was given by R. Surgenor recently.

Cleveland: D. Shutt was with us for a week of children’s meetings when a number of boys and girls attended.

Clyde: R. Surgenor visited us for a Lord’s Day, giving encouragement.

Oregon

Albany: J. Fitzpatrick and C. Van de Wetering started gospel meetings on June 27.

Grants Pass: Seven brethren shared in the ministry and gospel at the recent conference. The saints rejoiced in two teenage girls professing to be saved during the weekend.

Pennsylvania

Bryn Mawr: Two weeks of gospel meetings were conducted by D. Oliver and J. Nesbitt in a rented hall in the neighboring town of Ardmore. It was hoped that some families of Sunday School children would be brought out to meeting. Response was minimal, but encouraging in that a Chinese lady was out each night except one. She comes to the Gospel Hall and the believers are looking to the Lord to see her delivered.

Hatboro: Tent meetings with T. Hoy and J. Slabaugh have begun with a good attendance from the beginning. Please pray that the Lord will be pleased to bless in salvation.

Watertown: On May 30, the saints witnessed the baptism of a brother who was saved earlier this year through the testimony of a friend. Several visitors and friends from the New Lennox, IL, assembly were present for the happy occasion. F. Tornaquindici was present to preach the Word.

Wisconsin

Boscobel: J. Frazier and A. Ward purposed to commence tent meetings on June 20. Some old acquaintances in the area have been long prayed for. Prayer is requested for this needy area where Mr. and Mrs. Mick used to reside.

Antigua

Lord willing, Brian Owen and Paul Potter of Berwick, NS, will be engaged in tent meetings, in fellowship with the assembly at All Saints, commencing October 3 for three weeks.

Congo

Please pray for Grard Roy who purposes, in the will of the Lord, to visit this country in August and September. This is the second visit made possible through a young man from that country who has an exercise for his own people, saved while a student in Canada, and in the Shdiac assembly for a few years.

N. Ireland

Tully: John Fleck and Stan Wells continue in the gospel in a Portable Hall here near Ballymena. Large numbers of unbelievers are attending. Two teenagers, children of Christian parents, have confessed Christ as Saviour.

Mexico

Chihuahua: John Dennison made another visit to this city during July and was very encouraged to see the increase in attendance at the meetings since the arrival of Gilberto and Alicia Torrens, of Venezuela, for full time service here.

Pachuca: The assembly that meets in the Matilde hall rejoiced in seeing three sisters received into fellowship during July.

Puerto Vallarta: Two hundred and fifty attended the annual Sunday School program on July 25. A young woman, formerly the treasurer for the construction of a Catholic church in the south end of the city, obeyed the Lord in baptism and has asked for assembly reception. She is the fourth City Hall office-staff employee to be baptized in the Coapinole hall.

Zamora: At the end of July, Paul Thiessen had a week of excellent and well-attended ministry meetings on Church Truth in the Galvantepec hall.

Russia

God willing, Dave Richards will return to Russia on September 12, with Elizabeth joining him shortly afterwards. There is some possibility that they will be moving to St. Petersburg to try to help the two assemblies there. Please pray for definite guidance, and that they will see the hand of God in blessing in this work.

Conferences D.V.

San Antonio, TX

August 7-8 with Prayer Meeting Friday 7 p.m. Bible Reading Saturday 10 a.m. (Matthew 18), Ministry 2 p.m., Gospel 7 p.m. Breaking of Bread 11 a.m. Sunday. Corr: Henry T. Plummer, 802 Sewanee St., San Antonio, TX 78210; Tel: 210-333-4363.

Omaha, NE

The annual conference usually hosted by the Omaha Gospel Hall will not be held this year, while planning and work toward a new hall progresses.

Arlington/Marysville, WA

September 3-6 in the Gospel Hall, 323 S. Stillaguamish Ave., Arlington. Prayer/Ministry Friday 7 p.m. Saturday: Bible Study 8:45 a.m., Ministry 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., Gospel 7 p.m., Ministry for the Young 8:45 p.m. Sunday: Breaking of Bread 9:30 a.m. (Arlington and Marysville), Bible Study 11:15 a.m., Ministry 2:30 p.m., Gospel 7 p.m. (Arlington and Marysville), Ministry for the Young 8:45 p.m. Monday: Bible Study 8:45 a.m., Ministry 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Information and accom: Phil Kazen, Tel:(360)659-4611. Email: kazen@whidbey.net.

Huntsville, ON

September 4-5 with Prayer Meeting on Friday, September 3 at 7:30 p.m. All meetings are at the Huntsville Centennial Center on Park Drive; Tel: 705-789-6421. Meetings Saturday and Sunday are at 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday Bible Readings are on Hebrews 1 and 2 respectively. Corr: David Traves, 10 A West Rd., Huntsville, ON, P1H 1K9; Tel: 705-789-8420.

Akron, OH

September 4-5 in Copley High School, 3797 Ridgewood Road, Copley. Prayer meeting Friday at 7:30 p.m. in Gospel Hall, 2705 Smith Road; Tel: 330-867-3818 Saturday: Ministry 10 a.m., Bible Reading 1:30 p.m. (Topic: “The Importance of Gospel Work”). Breaking of Bread at 10 a.m. Accom: David Metcalf, 3228 Blake Road, Wadsworth, OH 44281; Tel: 330-334-9691; e-mail Dmetcalftt@msn.com. Corr: Kenneth Webb, PO Box 13350, Akron, OH 44334; Tel: 330-666-9466

Hardwick, VT

September 11-12 at the Hardwick Elementary School at the village jct. of State Routes 14 and 15. There will be a Prayer Meeting, Friday, September 10 at 7:30 p.m. at the Gospel Hall, 153 Cherry Street. Meetings at the school are planned from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and from 9:30 a.m. (Breaking of Bread) to 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Corr: Bill Scott, Tel: 802-472-6257; or email: billsinvt@earthlink.net. Lodging requests are very much appreciated for our preparation.

Sault Ste. Marie, ON and MI

September 11-12 with prayer meeting Friday at 7:30 p.m. All meetings will be in the Gospel Hall, Wellington and Spring Streets, Sault Ste. Marie, ON. Order of meetings will be Saturday 10 a.m., 1:30, 3:30 and 7 p.m.; Sunday 10:15 a.m., 1:30, 3:30, 7 p.m. Bible Readings at 1:30 p.m. both days will deal with “The Fruit of the Spirit” from Galatians 5:22. Corr: R.A. Clark, 462 MacDonald Ave., Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6B 1H9, Tel: 705-759-0968.

Hitesville, IA

September 18-19 with Prayer Meeting on Friday, September 17 at 7:30 p.m. in the Hitesville Gospel Hall, Rural, Aplington, IA; Tel: 319-347-2333. All other meetings in the Aplington-Parkersburg Middle School, 215 – 10th Street, Aplington, IA; Tel: 319-347-2394 . (Highway 57 may be closed 5 miles east of Aplington due to a bridge replacement in progress at the west edge of Parkersburg). Lord’s Day: Bible Reading (Psalm 22) 9 a.m., Remembrance Meeting 10:30 a.m. Corr: Larry L. Brandt, 509 Lincoln Street, Parkersburg, IA 50665; Tel: 319-346-1084.

Arnstein, ON

September 18-19 with supper 5:30 p.m. on Friday followed by Prayer Meeting 7:30 p.m. Saturday: Bible Reading 8:45 a.m. (Family and Child Rearing – Deuteronomy 6), Ministry 10:30 a.m., 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday: Bible Reading 8:45 a.m. (Devotional), Breaking of Bread 10 a.m., Ministry 2 p.m., Gospel 7 p.m. All meetings in the Gospel Hall, 10762 Hwy 522. For advance accom. contact Tommy Dellandrea, Tel: 705-757-0222. Corr: Don Brunne, Tel: 705-757-2030.

Chapman Valley/Parry Sound, ON

September 25-26 in the Chapman Valley Gospel Hall. Prayer meeting Friday 7:30 p.m. with supper served at 6 p.m. Saturday: Breakfast 8 a.m., Bible Reading 8:45 a.m. (“The World and the Christian’s Relationship to the World”) Lord’s Day Bible Reading 8:45 a.m. (Psalm 110). Chapman Valley corr: Herb West, Box 870, Sundridge, ON P0A 1Z0. Tel. (705)384-5280. Parry Sound corr: Tom Hulcoop, 9 Edward St., Parry Sound, ON P2A 2W5,Tel. (705)746-5919.

Midland Park, NJ

September 24-26. The 63rd Annual Conference. Friday: Prayer Meeting 8 p.m.; Saturday: Prayer and Ministry 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., Gospel 6:30 p.m.; Lord’s Day: Breaking of Bread 10 a.m., Sunday School 11:45 a.m., Prayer and Ministry 2 p.m., Gospel 6 pm. All meetings will be in the Gospel Hall, 61 Prospect Street, Midland Park, NJ. Those who need overnight accommodations or other information, please contact Henry T. Carmichael, 195 Vreeland Ave., Midland Park, NJ 07432. Tel: 201-447-3844; E-mail: mpgospelhall@bigfoot.com.

Clinton, ON

October 2-3 in Central Huron Secondary School, 165 Princess Street East. Prayer meeting Friday 7:30 p.m. in the Gospel Hall, 143 Joseph Street. First meeting on Saturday for ministry 10:30 a.m.; Lord’s Day, Breaking of Bread 10 a.m. Bible Reading subjects will be announced in the next issue. Corr: Douglas McDonald, P.O. Box 329, Clinton, ON N0M 1L0, Tel: 519-565-2752, Hall: 519-482-8687.

Sussex, NB

October 2-3 in the Sussex High School, with prayer meeting 7:30 p.m. on Friday, October 1st at the Sussex Gospel Hall. Saturday: Ministry 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., Gospel 7 p.m. Lord’s Day: Breaking of Bread 10 a.m., Sunday School 1 p.m., Ministry 2 p.m., Gospel 7 p.m. For information, contact Jim MacIntosh, at 506-847-5863, email: macjames@nbnet.nb.ca. For accommodations, contact Don McLean at 506-847-9010.

St. Thomas, ON

October 9-10, with Prayer Meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Friday evening, October 8 in the Gospel Hall, 1 Sunset Drive. All other meetings will be held in the Parkside Collegiate, 241 Sunset Drive. Saturday: Ministry 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., Gospel 7 p.m. Sunday: Breaking of Bread 10 a.m., Ministry 2:30 p.m., Gospel 7 p.m. Corr: Lyle McCandless, 45 Pol Crescent, St. Thomas, O, N5R 5P9; Tel: 519-637-1602; School 519-633-0090.

Vancouver, BC

October 9-11 in the Burnaby South Secondary School, 5455 Rumble Street, Burnaby. Prayer meeting Friday 8 p.m. in the Victoria Drive Gospel Hall, 4659 Victoria Dr. Meetings on Saturday and Monday: Bible Reading 10 a.m.,Ministry 2 p.m. and Gospel 7 p.m. Lord’s Day: Breaking of Bread 9:30 a.m.(Gospel Hall), Ministry 2:30 and Gospel 7 p.m. Bible Reading subjects: “The Distinctiveness of the Local Assembly” and “The Role of Brethren and Sisters in the Functioning of a Local Assembly.” Corr: Philip Broadhead, 115-678 Citadel Dr., Port Coquitlam, BC, V3C 6M7; Tel: (604)468-4979, email: pbroadhead@telus.net.

Conference Reminders:

Lorain, OH – August 21-22

Fort McMurray, AB – August 28-29

Clementsvale, NS – September 4-5

Grande Prairie, AB – September 4-5

Kansas City, MO – September 5-6

Corrections to T&T Address List

Eugene Bagdely, email: e.r.badgley @sympatico.ca

Jim Hanna, Portage la Prairie, MB: Having returned from Zambia (See notice in Sept. 2002 issue), our brother’s name should not appear as a commended worker in the June 2004 Address List, by his request.

Change of Address

Larry Perkins, 134 Maray Avenue, New Lenox, IL 60451; Tel: 815-463-9967.

With Christ

Honore “Henry” J. Lavoie of Millbury, MA on May 28, age 90. Our dear brother was saved in 1987. He was in fellowship with the saints at Watertown, MA for about eight years until his health began to deteriorate. He was in a convalescent home for a prolonged period of time. Born in Quebec, Canada, he had seven children, three of which have professed faith in Christ. One child predeceased him. Besides his children, he leaves 19 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. A gospel message was given at the graveside before a large number of unsaved. Pray for the comfort and salvation of those who remain.

Marjorie Rose Peacock of Brandon, MB on May 31, age 93. She was saved as a young mother at the age of 29, and was a member of the Brandon assembly for many years. She is survived by five daughters, four sons-in-law, several grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, as well as two great-great-grandchildren. She requested that the text for her funeral should be John 3:16-18 . Alan Ritchie spoke at the service with Paul Jaddock at the graveside.

Dorothy P. Morton of Moncton, NB on June 2, after a brief illness. She was saved as a teenager, was in fellowship in the local assembly, and throughout her life maintained a quiet, consistent testimony. She was a sister who was kind, not only to her family, but to many of the Christians who were recipients of her acts of kindness even though she didn’t enjoy the best of health in later years. Predeceased by her husband Ernest in 1981, she leaves eight children, ten grand children, and seven great-grandchildren to mourn, several of whom make no profession of salvation. The large funeral was shared by two brethren from the assembly.

Mr. David Hamilton of Ballymena, N. Ireland on June 7, age 75, after a brief illness. He was saved June 8, 1958 at gospel meetings in Harryville Gospel Hall conducted by the late John Finegan and James Martin. He was baptized and received into the assembly where he continued steadfastly in the things of God, being exercised about the gospel, open air work, and care for young Christians. For many years he was a very highly respected overseer and wise counsellor. His only daughter of 43 years was called home last July which was a great grief to him, his wife, and son. He will be greatly missed in the assembly, in the business, and especially by his wife, son, daughter-in-law, and four grandchildren. Prayer is valued for them. The very large funeral was a token of the high esteem in which he was held. James Hutchinson and James Martin spoke at the hall and grave; others of the oversight shared in the services.

Peter Keith of Akron, OH on June 7, age 93. Our dear brother was born to Christian parents, in Glasgow, Scotland, February 16, 1911. The family immigrated to Akron when Peter was a young boy. He was saved in 1941 and joined the U. S. Air Force in 1942, serving his country for 22 years. He was married to Margaret in 1963 and was a faithful brother in the Akron assembly. God is not unrighteous to forget his work and labor of love both to his dear wife and to fellow believers. The service was taken by Wm. Lavery and Kenneth Webb when the gospel was preached and comfort given.

Grace Wilson of Thunder Bay, ON on June 10, age 83. Our dear sister was born in Win-nipeg and came to Thunder Bay at five years of age. She was saved as a young woman through the Sunday School outreach. She was predeceased by her husband Gordon in 1985. She will be missed by the assembly, her two children, both saved, six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, a sister, and many nieces and nephews, for whom prayer is requested. Bill Yocum and Robert Wilson gave encouraging words and the gospel was faithfully preached. the funeral.

Emma Jean Egleseder of Garnavillo, IA on June 30, at age 69. Emma Jean was saved through understanding the truth of 1 John 1:7, when Jack Saword of El Salvador was having meetings in Garnavillo in April 1976. Shewas a faithful sister in the assembly, though her husband is still not saved, and she helped the assembly as she was able. She leaves a large family, most not in assembly fellowship. A large number of friends and family heard the gospel preached by Joel Portman at her funeral.