Tidings

Canada

Alberta

Fort McMurray: At least two weeks of gospel meetings were planned in the community centre where the Wood Buffalo assembly meets. As of April 1, one week was completed. The speakers are J.Fitzpatrick and E. Ritchie. The city was covered with mail-out invitations and our brethren were diligent in visitation. The assembly was encouraged by the baptism of a young man who recently professed to be saved. Please pray for us!

British Columbia

Abbotsford: L. Buote ministered here for one week on Solomon’s Temple. Our brother also visited a number of assemblies in the Lower Mainland.

Vancouver: David Alves, helped by David Jr. and Ryan Langley completed three weeks of meetings in Nanaimo Rd. on March 26. The Lord saved a young couple. The wife was in the Victoria Dr. Sunday School as a teenager.

Westbank: L. Buote and J. Fitzpatrick preached the gospel and were encouraged by blessing.

Manitoba

Portage la Prairie: The saints were encouraged when eight teenagers and a middle aged couple were baptized. They also enjoyed a most interesting and profitable seven meetings by L. Steers using his chart on the Feasts of the Lord from Leviticus 23.

Newfoundland and Labrador

English Point: The assembly had its annual conference the weekend of March 11-12.

L’Anse au Loup: The gospel meetings concluded on March 19 with D. Hierlihy and M. McCandless after seven weeks. Two people professed during the meetings. Large numbers attended, many of whom do not usually come to the gospel meetings.

Nova Scotia

Halifax: A. Hull writes, “Would the Lord’s dear people remember Lynn (McCracken) Puskas who has been in the hospital in Halifax since February. Lynn once confessed Christ and was in the fellowship of a local assembly. She suffers much pain. Her need physically is great but her greater need is spiritual. Remember her husband Brad who attends her faithfully, and also their two children. Only our God can step into the arena of life and bring reality to those who are suffering. The Christians have been very kind to them.”

Pugwash Jct: A. Hull had a profitable visit with the saints here on a weeknight in March; he also visited Tatamagouche in April.

Sydney: Seven weeks of gospel meetings with Matthew Swan and Holger Verlage ended on March 26. There is great joy over the salvation of two young men.

Truro: Prayer is requested for meetings commencing on April 23 with A. Hull and K. Turkington (Venezuela). There is a burden for the great need in seeing the gospel spread in the communities around.

Ontario

Clinton: The assembly appreciated the visit of N. Burden for two nights of ministry on the Work of the Holy Spirit from Ephesians 1.

London: We appreciated a visit from M. Derksen for the Lord’s Day, March 5. J. Gould spoke in ministry at the monthly Saturday night meeting, March 25, for the benefit of the young believers, and continued over Lord’s Day and for the next five nights with great profit. A local brother, Hamish Lawrence, continues to work among the Cambodians with some fruit in the gospel. A Friday night meeting is conducted each week in the Arabic language by brethren from this assembly using the Chelsea Heights Hall on the south side of the city.

North Bay: The Nipissing Junction assembly had the joy of having B. Owen at the monthly ministry meeting in January and two nights of appreciated ministry. D. Nicholson was with us for the February ministry meeting and stayed for four nights of Bible readings, and one night in Mattawa speaking to the young believers. These meetings were appreciated and the Christians were cheered.

Port Sydney: The assembly at Deer Lake enjoyed a visit from B. Rodgers for ministry, and a visit in February from D. Booth for a Lord’s Day. Children’s meetings were held March 12-19, with M. McLeod speaking to a number of children and some parents.

Sarnia: A. Hull and D. Oliver had five weeks in the gospel with the assembly at Sarnia, concluding March 5. “Numbers were good and the final night we had a number present for the first time. We are thankful for three souls who confessed Christ.”

Straffordville: The brethren have completed their winter Pathfinders (children’s) meetings with over 100 children and parents out the final night. A number of new contacts have been made. The assembly here continues to grow both spiritually and numerically with many present to observe. We would like to express our gratitude to gifted brethren who come to help from other assemblies.

Sudbury: B. Owen was with the assembly for a mid-week meeting in March. The saints appreciated his visit and the ministry given. J. Jarvis was with the assembly for its monthly ministry meeting in March and remained for the Lord’s Day. The ministry given and the help in the gospel were appreciated.

Toronto: J. Smith visited Mimico and Victoria Park for ministry. He was expected for a week of ministry on the High Priest’s Garments in Kitchener commencing March 26.

Prince Edward Island

Charlottetown: Seven weeks of gospel meetings ended December 21 with blessing through the preaching of R. McIlwaine and D. Hierlihy. The Friday night youth meetings are encouraging with an attendance of nearly fifty. Our beloved and esteemed brother McIlwaine went through major surgery on April 5. Prayer is valued by his wife, Joan, and the family circle.

Saskatchewan

Taylorside: The saints enjoyed two weeks with G. Williams on the book of Revelation. The gospel was also included nightly.

U. S. A.

Iowa

Cedar Falls: G. Sharp and B. Crawford had children’s meetings here followed by two weeks of gospel meetings. Two of the believers’ children professed to be saved.

Dunkerton: E. Miller gave excellent lessons on The Lamb to well-attended children’s meetings. R. Surgenor gave four nights of appreciated ministry on Christian Growth.

West Union: R. Surgenor was with the assembly during the last week of March and ministered on Hidden Truths in John’s Gospel.

Massachusetts

Saugus: On Saturday, March 11, the Sunday School Treat was well-attended by many visitors, parents and grandparents. D. Draper (Pennsauken) presented the gospel message clearly, and the believers enjoyed a good time of fellowship. E. Higgins visited the assembly for a night, giving a challenging and helpful word to the saints. He was also in Byfield for a night of ministry. The saints are asked to pray for the Kevin and Mary Procopio family who have sustained the loss of their son, Scott, who was killed in Iraq. He is home with the Lord.

Michigan

Livonia: A. J. Higgins and D. Oliver held a series of meetings at Stark Road on Christian relationships on March 18-19.The ministry was biblically based and provided practical teaching for the 450 saints who attended. The assembly was encouraged by the large number of young believers who came.

Minnesota

Fridley: The saints were well fed in March with 5 nights on the Levitical Offerings by J. Portman, followed by 5 nights on John’s Devotion to Christ by R. Surgenor. Wm. Skates is to have a week on Biblical Prophecy in April.

Missouri

Kansas City: J. Webb had much needed ministry and gospel meetings nightly for two weeks on March 12-26. Attendance was good, but no one professed, though some listened well.

New Jersey

Livingston: The saints were encouraged with visits from W. Gustafson, F. Sona, and E. Higgins in March. Please pray for gospel meetings to begin June 4 with F. Sona and for the gospel work in the park, beginning in June, D.V.

Midland Park: The believers enjoyed a visit from W. Gustafson on the last Lord’s Day of February. Following the mailing of invitations to the town, E. Higgins preached the gospel for two weeks in March, with visitors out each evening. The unsearchable riches of Christ were faithfully proclaimed, and watered in prayer meetings before and following each message.

Pennsauken: The area monthly ministry meeting was well-attended on the subject of the Assembly Bible Reading – Precepts and Practice. Many practical and helpful thoughts were given by Michael Renzi and Harold Stewart.

New York

Caneadea: J. Jarvis was with the assembly on March 4 for the Sunday School Treat, with a good number present to hear the gospel. The saints appreciated a week of very interesting ministry on Revelation, current events, and prophesy given by F. Krauss in mid-March.

Ohio

Cleveland: D. Vallance gave excellent help in the area Bible reading in March, which was followed by a ministry meeting. The saints were encouraged by the large number present.

Pennsylvania

Bryn Mawr: The Sunday School Rewards program was well attended by a number of parents and family members. An excellent word in the gospel was given by Jack Coleman of the Hatboro assembly. We purpose to hold our annual conference on October 27-29, 2006, DV; please note this is two weeks earlier than our normal dates. Full details will be announced later.

McKeesport: In February the assembly deeply appreciated visits from S. Vance and G. Higgins. J. Smith was with the assembly for two nights of appreciated ministry in March. On March 19, the assembly had the privilege of baptizing two believers. The monthly family dinner and gospel meeting were attended by four of the parents of Sunday School students.

Virginia

Matoaca: The saints experienced their largest conference attendance and were able to obtain the local school for the meetings. The interest was good and the ministry helpful. W. Gustafson, A. J. Higgins, W. Oliver, and D. Petterson helped in ministry.

Washington

Marysville: We enjoyed having D. Booth and D. Shutt visit with us while they were sharing together in the recent gospel meetings in Arlington which saw some blessing in salvation. Hans and Gerta Bouwman were with us for a Lord’s Day to witness the baptism of their granddaughter. Larry Buote shared an evening of ministry reminding us of our future abode in Heaven. Bryan and Elizabeth Funston joined us for the 1st Sunday of April.

Tri-Cities: The conference in February was well-attended. The speakers were A. Hale, P. Howard, B. Meyers, and S. Wells. The ministry was uplifting. Gaius Goff and Cam Wilson had gospel meetings the last two weeks of March which were well-attended. The saints appreciated the many young believers that came down from Vancouver on the weekend to help in a special outreach during the gospel meetings.

Wisconsin

Blue River: R. Surgenor ministered for a week in March on Manifestations of Spiritual Maturity in 1 Peter.

Brodhead: Wm. Skates had four and a half weeks of well attended gospel meetings. Wm. Lavery shared for the first two weeks, and Brandon Doll (Ontario, WI) for the remaining time. The saints were warmed and encouraged and God blessed in salvation.

Ontario: The assembly had a week of ministry in March by R. Surgenor on Spiritual Growth in O. T. Saints.

N. Ireland

Buckna: Jim Smith plans to commence a gospel series commencing April 30, D.V. Please pray for this effort.

Randalstown: E. McCullough and M. Radcliffe have been encouraged by the good interest and attendance of some from the town.

Mexico

Chihuahua: Gilberto Torrens had twelve weeks of gospel meetings on the property where a hall is being built. Dan Harvey helped him for two of those weeks. God blessed His Word in the salvation of about six souls.

Santiago: Marcus Cain, James Dyck, and a local brother are in their eighth week of gospel meetings, with several souls professing faith in Christ. On March 4th, five believers from the area obeyed the Lord in baptism.

Zamora: Paul Thiessen, helped by two local brethren, had two weeks of gospel meetings, using an “Egypt to Canaan” chart and a model of the Tabernacle.

St. Lucia

Gospel Meetings are in progress in two areas of St Lucia. Sam Maze is in a new area called Dierremon in a rented building. Jack Nesbitt is preaching in a tent at Trois Piton. These brethren are sharing the meetings each night with St Lucian brethren who are preaching in Patios. Hurricane season is well past and the weather has been favorable with little humidity and less mosquitoes.

Conferences

Calgary, AB

May 20-21 (Victoria Day weekend) with Prayer and Ministry on Friday, May 19, in the West Hillhurst Gospel Hall. Corr: Garry Seale, 3111 Conrad Cres. N.W. Calgary, AB, T2L 1B7; Tel: 403-282-1383. Accom. provided.

Prince Edward Island

May 20-21 in the Bluefield High School, Hampshire, P.E.I. Saturday: Breakfast 8 a.m., Prayer and Ministry 9 a.m. and 2:15 p.m., Gospel 6:30 p.m. Lord’s Day: Bible Reading 8:30 a.m. (Psalm 22), Breaking of Bread 10 a.m., Ministry 2:15 p.m., Gospel 6:30 p.m. Corr: Glen McKenna, 15 Andrews Dr., Kensington RR 6, P.E.I., C0B 1M0; Tel: 902-836-3073, or Brian MacDonald, 25 MacRae Dr., Cornwall, P.E.I., C0A 1H0; Tel: 902-566-3831. Accom: Neil Thompson, Tel: 902-892-7216; E-mail: NeilThompson@pei.sympatico.ca

London, ON (Spanish)

May 27 -28 in the Gospel Hall, 1196 Highbury Ave. Saturday: Prayer and Ministry 10:30 a.m., 2 and 7 p.m. Lord’s Day: Breaking of Bread 9:30 a.m., Ministry 2:30 p.m. All ministry will be in Spanish. Accom: Philip Lampkin, Tel: 519-472-8747, or E-mail at felipe524@execulink.com

Sarnia, ON

May 27- 28 in the Gospel Hall, 1791 London Line, Sarnia, ON with Prayer Meeting, Friday, May 26th at 7:30 p.m. Saturday: Prayer/Ministry 10 a.m.; Bible Reading 1:15 p.m. (Subject: Development of a Shepherd Heart); Prayer/Ministry 3 p.m.; Gospel 7 p.m. Sunday: Breaking of Bread 10 a.m.; Sunday School 1 p.m.; Prayer/Ministry 2:30 p.m.; Gospel 7 p.m. Noon and evening meals served. Corr: Shadrack Kember, Sr., Tel: 519-337-7476.

Bancroft, ON

June 3, with Bible Reading at 10 a.m.; Subject: “The qualifications of a servant of the Lord as found in II Timothy.” 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 K0L 1C0.

Eden Grove, ON

June 4 with Prayer Meeting on Saturday, June 3 at 7:30 p.m. Lord’s Day: Breaking of Bread 10 a.m., Ministry 2 p.m., Gospel 7 p.m. All meetings in the Eden Grove Gospel Hall, 1 mile west of Bruce County Rd. # 3 (Elora Road), on Bruce Rd. 15 (#111). Corr: John W. Boddy, Sr., R.R. #4, Walkerton, ON N0G 2V0; Tel: 519- 366-2302; E-mail: boddysyr@wightman.ca.

Portage la Prairie, MB

June 15-18, with Prayer Meeting in the Gospel Hall, Thursday, June 15, 7:30 pm. All other meetings will be in the William Glesby Centre, 11 – 2nd Street NE. The conference will continue, D.V. with three full days of Ministry, Bible Readings, Gospel and the Breaking of Bread. Galatians 3 and 4 are to be considered in the Bible readings. General inquiries: David Vanstone, Tel: 204-857-8435; E-mail: v@mts.net . Accom: Dennis Walker, Tel: 204-857-7794; E-mail: dswalker@mts.net .

Victoria Road, ON

June 17-18 in the Gospel Hall with prayer meeting on Friday at 7:30 p.m. Saturday: Bible Reading 8:45 a.m., Ministry 10:30 a.m., 2 and 7 p.m. Lord’s Day: Bible Reading 8:45 a.m., Breaking of Bread 10:30 a.m., Ministry 2 p.m., Gospel 7 p.m. Bible Readings: 2 Timothy 2 (Sat.) and Hebrews 1 (Sun.). Supper served at 6 p.m. Friday. Corr: Ken Stone, RR 3, 187 Sandhills Rd., Woodville, ON, K0M 2T0, Tel: 705-374-4688, E-mail: kenstone@sympatico.ca.

Augusta, ME

June 24,25 with Prayer Meeting on June 23, 7:30 in Gospel Hall, 421 Old Belgrade Rd, Augusta. Corr: Jim Thompson, 262 Quaker Rd., Sidney, ME, 04330. Tel: 207 512-2636. E-mail: jptbooks@gmail.com

Pugwash Junction, NS

July 1-2 with Prayer Meeting, Friday at 7:30 p.m. Breaking of Bread 10 a.m. Usual order of meetings. Subject of Bible Readings to be announced. Corr: Harold Elliott, R.R.#1, Wallace, N.S. B0K 1YO; email: wiretrap@ns.sympatico.ca; Tel: 902-257-2236 or 902-257-2206. For advance accom: Jerry Thompson, Tel: 902-243-3112; E-mail: wallwash@hotmail.com.

Taylorside, SK

June 30-July 2 in the Gospel Hall, located 3 miles south and 4 miles west of Beatty, SK. Prayer meeting on Thursday, June 29 at 7:30 p.m. Meetings on Friday begin at 2 p.m. Corr: John Parker, Box 2666, Melfort SK, S0E 1A0, Tel: 306-752-4079.

Corner Brook, NF

June 24-25 in the G. C. Rowe Junior High School, with Prayer Meeting Friday, June 23, 7:30 p.m. Saturday: Ministry 10 a.m., 1:30 and 3:30 p.m., Prayer 6:30 p.m., Gospel 7:30 p.m., Young People’s 9:30 p.m. Lord’s Day: Breaking of Bread 10 a.m., Sunday School and Bible Study 1:30 p.m. (Ephesians 1), Ministry 3:30 p.m., Prayer 6:30 p.m, Gospel 7:30 p.m. Accom: Roy Foster, Tel: 709-634-5022; E-mail: rfoster@cbkruger.com, or Bernie Payne, Tel: 709-634-1843; E-mail: berniepayne2004@yahoo.ca

Glen Ewen, SK

June 23-25 at the Gospel Hall. Prayer Meeting Thursday 7:30 p.m. The two Bible Readings will be held Friday on Two Aspects of the Lord’s Coming: To the air – the Rapture; To the Earth – to Reign. Corr: Allan Macfarlane, Box 172, Glen Ewen, SK S0C 1C0, or Sid Griffin, Tel: 306-925-2248; E-mail: sgriffin@sasktel.net.

Kirkland Lake, Englehart, Earlton, Charlton, ON

July 1-2 in the Englehart High School, with Prayer Meeting on Friday, June 30 at 7:30 p.m. Meetings both days at 10 a.m., 2, and 7 p.m. Supper served at 5:30 p.m. Friday in the school. Corr: Philip Potter, Earlton, ON P0J 1E0, Tel: 705-563-2942 or Harvey Pratt, R.R.#1, Charlton, ON P0J 1H0; Tel: 705-544-7758.

Conference Reminders:

Livingston, NJ – May 5-7

Newbury, ON – May 6

Peterborough, ON – May 6

Toronto, ON – May 12-14 (Missionary)

Cumberland, MD – May 20-21

Midland/Waubaushene, ON – May 20-21

Ottawa, ON – May 20-21

Byfield, MA – May 27-28

Hickory, NC – May 26-28

Saugus, MA – June 3-4

Garnavillo, IA – June 3-4

North Bay, ON – June 10-11

Updates

Additions to T&T Address List

David Patten, Box 202, 38 Main Street, Straffordville, ON, N0J 1Y0; Tel: 519-866-5696

Change of Address

Matthew and Esther Cain, 218 Greenwood Ave., Timberlea, NS, B3T 1H8. E-mail: matthew@GoodNewsHalifax.com, esther@GoodNewsHalifax.com.

Joel Portman: E-mail: joelp@jnportman.info; cell: 319-210-1865.

Mrs. Albert (Marjorie) Ramsay, c/o 526 Upper Meadowbank Rd., RR#2, Cornwall, PE COA 1HO

Jack and Ellen Saword, P.O. Box 114, Springdale, AR, U.S.A. 72765.

Change in Meeting Times

Kamloops, BC (Westsyde Gospel Hall): Prayer/Bible Reading 7 p.m. (was 7:30 p.m.)

Home-calls

Emile Turgeon of Thunder Bay, ON, on October 13, 2005, age 92. Our brother was saved in 1939 during gospel meetings in northern Saskatchewan. He was received into fellowship in Port Arthur in 1942. He loved the Lord, the local assembly, and his family. He is survived by two sons, three daughters, 19 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren, and four great-greatgrandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife Ovidia and his daughter Judy Patten. The funeral service was taken by family members. The gospel was clearly presented to the many friends and neighbours who attended.

Gerald P. Cutcliffe of Charlottetown, P.E.I., on November 16, 2005, age 61. Our beloved brother went home to be with the Lord Whom he loved and served. For the past few years, Gerald’s quality of life was restricted due to health problems. He was saved August 17, 1981 in gospel meetings held by Albert Ramsay and James Smith. His voice will be missed in the assembly and the singing of his favourite hymn, “Great God of Wonders.” His funeral was conducted by Robert McIlwaine and Murray McCandless. His nephew, Neil Thompson, gave endearing, memorable words in respect of our brother.

Willard Peck of Manchester, IA, on December 18, 2005, age 82, of an apparent heart attack. Our dear brother was saved March 30, 1948 while reading a booklet, “God’s Way of Salvation,” through I John 4:10. Willard is survived by his dear wife of 57 years, four sons, Larry, Duane, Harlan and Joe, and one daughter, Marilyn; also four brothers and one sister. He is greatly missed by the assembly here. The large funeral was held in the Gospel Hall with brethren Wm. Skates and Joel Portman.

Mrs. Theresa Younan of Windsor, ON, on January 7, after a short illness. She was born in Lebanon in 1925 and came to Canada in 1957 with her husband and six children (five others were born in Canada). In 1980-81, the Windsor assembly held gospel meetings in a store owned by one of her sons, Mason. As a result, directly and indirectly, four sons, three spouses, five grandchildren, and lastly, our sister, professed salvation. She was baptized and received into assembly fellowship soon after. She was very vocal about her Savior and testified to many. A large number heard the gospel at the funeral service which was taken by Raymond Fairley and her sons, Michael and Mason Younan. Robert Wylie and Stephen Shutt shared the graveside service.

Mrs Elizabeth McCullagh of N. Ireland, on 31st January, aged 93. She trusted Christ at 14 years of age at meetings conducted by our late brethren Meharg and Rodgers in 1925. She was in fellowship with her late husband who predeceased her in 1985, also her son David in 1998. She had the joy of seeing all six of her family saved. She is survived by two sons and three daughters, most of whom are in assembly fellowship. The funeral was conducted by T. McNeill and G. McKinley when the gospel was faithfully presented to a very large and representative gathering.

Mrs. Dorothy Eadie (nee Sharpe) Omaha, NE, on February 21, age 79, after an extended illness. She was saved at the age of 19 in gospel meetings by James Kells, and baptized and received into the fellowship at the Windsor Gospel Hall, Belfast, N.I. Married in 1952 to Samuel Eadie, they came to Canada in 1953 and eventually settled in Omaha, where Dorothy was a faithful help in the assembly to the end. Her consistent example of prayer, her Bible reading, and attendance to the meetings will be greatly missed. She is survived by her husband, five children (two needing salvation) and their spouses, grandchildren, great-grand children, and a brother and sister. Her son, G. Paul Eadie, took the funeral.

Mrs. Christine Bell of North Vancouver, BC, on February 23, aged 85. She was predeceased by her husband Jim in 1998, and is survived by her son Malcolm and wife Jane, two granddaughters, a sister and a brother. Chris was in happy fellowship here in the Fourth Street assembly for the past 25 years. She had a spiritual understanding of the Scriptures and loved to speak and hear of prophetic subjects. Our sister was a witness to neighbours and associates, leading a number of them to Christ. Chris had a happy spirit, and her interest in all the assembly activities and the parcel packing for the mission field will be greatly missed. The service was shared by Murray Logue, Allan McCurrie, and her cousin Allister Sheddon.

Jerry Gast of Marion, IA, on March 2, age 64, after a long battle with leukemia. He was born April 9, 1941, and married Linda McGill on September 29, 1962, at Grandview, Iowa. They continued in fellowship in the little assembly in Grandview until it discontinued. After that, they travelled the 90 miles to Marion as they were able. Jerry was saved after the gospel was taken to his area by our late brethren Dale Hyde and Louis Brandt in the 1950s. Jerry leaves behind his beloved wife Linda, one son, and three daughters. Please pray for the son who is not saved.

Muriel Cummings of Arborfield, SK, on March 3, age 79. She was saved at 18 in 1944 at Taylorside, She was in happy fellowship in the Arborfield assembly since 1949, although unable to attend the last six months due to her health. She was in the Special Care Lodge. She enjoyed showing hospitality. She will be keenly missed by her husband, Vernon, six children and their spouses, 17 grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren. She will be missed, as well, by the believers in the assembly. The funeral service was taken by Murray Meyers, with David Taylor at the graveside.

Annabel Kline of Phoenix, AZ, on March 9, age 87. Our beloved sister was saved in February, 1959 and was in assembly fellowship since then in Portage la Prairie, Westbank, BC and Phoenix, AZ. Many of the Lord’s people have enjoyed her hospitality. She was predeceased by her first husband, John Peters, and survived by her present husband, Emil Kline, a daughter, two sons, four step-sons and a number of grandchildren. Please pray for her husband, Emil, who has moved to a care home near his sons in Saskatchewan; pray as well as some of the family members still not saved.

Harold Williams of Sault Ste. Marie, ON, went to be with the Lord on March 11, in his 92nd year. He was the beloved husband of Helen for over 59 years, and dear father of Brian of Lachine, Quebec, and Beth Orr (John). The saints at the Gospel Hall in Sault Ste. Marie will miss Harold. Harold was a steadfast and godly brother, an example to us all in serving the Lord for 75 years.