Fort McMurray: N. Mellish had four nights of timely ministry July 1-4. J. Fitzpatrick gave one night of ministry on July 29.
Grande Prairie: Gospel tent meetings with J. Fitzpatrick and G. Williams were planned for July 13-27. Tent meetings were to follow August 9-24 in Beaverlodge/Hythe area.
Terrace: Mr. and Mrs. B. Funston spent two weekends with the assembly while visiting contacts in Prince Rupert, and visiting for three days with the First Nations Kitkatla Band in an island community 40 km. off the BC coast. Two sessions in their community centre allowed for good conversations and the distribution of gospel materials. Some seemed interested in the gospel. Please pray for the Kitkatla Band.
Brandon: Three weeks of tent meetings with J. Gould and J. Nesbitt were well attended, with some blessing in salvation. A. Bergsma and R. Vanstone also paid a welcome visit.
Newfoundland and Labrador
Gander: E. Fowler and H. Verlarge finished two weeks of tent meetings in Bishop’s Fall on July 20. Some came in from the area. Believers from the assembly have had a few nights of open-air meetings in Benton and Buchans this summer.
J. Smith and G. Whey started open-air meetings in Gander for four nights, followed by six nights in Seal Cove. D. Hunt and four others were on the south coast of NL with the boat. They visited Lapoile, Burgeo, and Grey River. There were excellent responses from Lapoile and Grey River. They are now in Labrador and will be en route to Black Tickle
Clementsvale: A. McCandless was with the assembly July 13 when three teenagers were baptized, giving encouragement to the assembly.
MaitlandBridge: J. Meekin and J. McClelland finished the first week of tent series on August 1, with a little encouragement. The invitations and gospel literature have been well received, and a few from the area have come. The support of some from the Clementsvale and Nineveh assemblies is appreciated.
New Glasgow: B. Barkhouse and E. Fowler commenced tent meetings July 27.
Nineveh: A. Hull had seven meetings on his Dispensational Chart July 13-20. The assembly showed appreciation for this timely subject.
Clinton: The assembly appreciated ministry given by M. Derksen and J. Nesbitt during April, and A. Dryburgh in May. F. Sona ministered on the Book of Ruth, June 1-5. The assembly was also encouraged with a week of well-attended children’s meetings with T. Woodford June 9-13, and the baptism of one young lady on the Lord’s Day. P. Simms and A. Cook both gave ministry during the following week.
Lambton Shores: The Lake Shore assembly had two weeks of well-attended youth meetings in July on the theme “Bible Opposites.” We thank God for blessing in salvation. J. Beattie and S. Kember Jr. visited recently with ministry.
Port Sydney: The Deer Lake assembly had visits from B. Crawford and M. Pratt during June. At the end of June, former students were invited to the Sunday School Picnic for a reunion, and many came. L. Langfeld gave a good message, and stayed for the Lord’s Day.
Sudbury: M. Parent was with the assembly for a Lord’s Day in June. He spoke in the gospel to the Sunday School children for their annual awards day. Some parents also attended.
St. Thomas: N. Mellish was with the assembly in June. He spoke at the Sunday school treat where a number of unsaved parents were present. J. Beattie was with the assembly early in July and gave ministry. G. Sharp and B. Crawford commenced a gospel series in a tent on First Avenue in the City, August 10.
Waubaushene: G. Sharp had children’s meetings in a tent here, and was encouraged by the attendance.
Alpena: The assembly appreciated a two-week visit by J. Portman for ministry, who also devoted time for the on-going work among the Hispanics in Huntsville and Springdale. The assembly is very grateful for brother Joel’s ability in the Spanish language.
Culver City: E. Higgins had two weeks of gospel meetings in July from his chart on Future Events. The Lord’s presence and power were felt, and three souls professed faith in Christ. T. Baker was a big help in bringing many of his contacts.
Norco: The Long Beach assembly has relocated here (see Updates). For about 15 years there have been several out-reach works in the surrounding areas, with the Lord blessing in salvation of souls, most of whom are first generation believers. The hall is undergoing renovations; Tom Baker is putting in all the time he can on this project. A couple of brethren from the Phoenix area have come to help, as well as several local brethren.
Cedar Falls: The assembly had appreciated visits in July from C. Saword, J. Saword, R. Weber, S. Sluiter, and B. Lavery.
Clear Lake: R. Orr started gospel meetings.
Dunkerton: B. Lavery and R. Orr gave refreshing ministry in July. Nine believers were baptized on July 19, bringing much joy to the saints.
Hampton: The assembly enjoyed recent profitable ministry from J. Grant, J. Baker, and A. Bergsma.
Saugus: We are thankful for the response to our Monday evening Children’s Vacation Bible Hour, continuing until the end of August. We have been privileged to see newcomers each week thus far. For further information on the rehab center outreach, visit our website: www.walnutstreetgospelhall.com.
Deckerville: The assembly has been encouraged with the Lord’s blessing in salvation. Weekly gospel and Bible readings conducted for two years in a home have seen a man and a woman saved. Also, the young daughter of a couple in the assembly came to Christ, and in January a young Sunday school boy was saved during his great-grandfather’s funeral service. The assembly has also appreciated helpful ministry from W. Metcalf, and J. Beattie.
Jackson: During seven weeks of gospel meetings with M. McCandless and J. Meekin, the Lord blessed in salvation with twelve souls trusting Christ (two souls just prior to the meetings, as well). New contacts from the area were out nightly, with many returning.
Saginaw: F. Krauss was with us June 22-24 for the Lord’s day and a few nights of appreciated ministry. N. Turner (Stark Rd. assembly) was present for a week of children’s meetings July 28-August 1, ending with our Sunday school picnic August 2. The children’s meetings were well attended with some parents in every night. Wm Lavery, N. Crawford, and M. Smith gave excellent ministry at our bi-monthly ministry meeting August 3. We deeply appreciate the support of the saints from the surrounding assemblies. Brother Lavery continued in ministry August 4-5 and in Cass City on August 6.
Sherman: The assembly here expected B. Lavery for a few nights of ministry meetings the week of August 10, and afterward, a week of Summer Bible Classes for children, starting August 18, D.V.
Sturgeon Lake: J. Jennings and R. Weber, in fellowship with Hinckley assembly, are preaching the gospel for two weeks here.
Kansas City: E. McCullough was with the saints in June to give much needed and encouraging ministry.
Burwell: E. McCullough and R. Weber visited for ministry and gospel meetings, seeking to encourage the little company. They visited some who used to be in fellowship and were thankful for several who came to hear the gospel.
Kinston: For three weeks in July, D. Oliver had tent meetings in this new area. He was helped by P. Barnhardt (Barrington, NJ), and D. Delozier (Matoaca, VA). Over 40 visitors attended and we were greatly encouraged. Pray that God will bless the seed that has been sown, and that the way might open up for meetings in the future.
Akron: Tent meetings ended with G. Sharp and D. Shutt. The saints rejoiced to see one young man come to Christ for salvation.
Clearview: A two-week gospel series with D. Booth and D. Shutt concluded on August 3. We are thankful for those who attended from the community, and for the many children who heard the gospel each night.
Fitchburg: The Brodhead and Black Earth assemblies supported exceptionally well the gospel meetings held by A. Christopherson and local brethren during the month of June.
September 20-21. Please note the following change from the July announcement. All meetings will be held in the Hitesville Gospel Hall. Directions: from Highway 3 about 6 miles west of Allison take county road T25 South to 260th Street (a gravel road) and take 260th east � mile to the hall. From Aplington, take County Road T25 North about 6 miles to 260th Street (a gravel road) and take 260th east � mile to the hall.
September 28, in the Gospel Hall, 5 Howard Ave, Lindsay, ON. Bible Reading 8:45am (Hebrews 11:23-29) , Breaking of Bread 10:30am, Sunday School 1pm, Ministry 2pm. Breakfast served at 8am, Dinner 12 noon, Supper 5pm. For more information contact Craig Foreshew at 705 374-4407, or Don Nicholson at 705 374-4883, or E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Midland Park, NJ
September 27-28, 67th Annual Conference with a Prayer Meeting on Friday, September 26 at 8pm. Saturday: Prayer/Ministry 10:30am and 2pm, Gospel 6pm. Lord’s Day: Breaking of Bread 10am, Sunday School 11:45am, Prayer/Ministry 2pm, Gospel 6pm. Colin Raggett (Botswana) and Robin McKeown (N. Ireland), E, Higgins, D. Oliver and M, Cain (Mexico) plan to be with us for the conference. Those needing accommodations, please contact David Hamilton, 75 Carol St., Ramsey, NJ 07446. Tel: 201 962-2916; E-mail: email@example.com.
October 4-5. 42nd Annual Fall Conference in the Gospel Hall, 143 Joseph St., with Prayer Meeting, Friday, October 3 at 7pm. Saturday: Ministry 10:30am and 2:45pm, Bible Reading 1pm, Gospel 7pm. Sunday: Breaking of Bread 10am, Bible Reading 1pm, Ministry 2:45pm, Gospel 7pm. Contact: Keith Bachert, 519 526-7135; or Larry Schade, 519 348-9408.
October 4-5 in Ontario High School, 467 Shelby-Ontario Road, Ontario, OH. Prayer Meeting, Friday at 7:30pm in the Gospel Hall, 820 Mansfield-Washington Road, Mansfield, OH, Tel: 419 525-3049. Saturday: Ministry 10am and 2pm, Gospel 6:30pm. Lord’s Day: Breaking of Bread 10am, Sunday School 11:45am, Ministry 2pm, Gospel 4:30pm. Meals will be provided Accom/Corr: John Hoffman, 1385 Angus Drive, Mansfield, Ohio 44903; Tel: 419 884-1990, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Maidstone, Mervin, SK, and Paradise Valley, AB
October 11-12 in the Legion Hall, 111 Main St. Maidstone. Meetings both days at 10:30am, 2 and 7 pm. Meeting for prayer, Friday, October 10, 7:30pm in the Maidstone Gospel Hall, Main St. and 4th Ave. Contacts: Richard Robertson (Maidstone), 306 893-2674, E-mail email@example.com; Stanley Maess (Mervin), 306 845-2456; David Flint (Paradise Valley), 780 745-2560.
October 13. Bible Reading 10am (Colossians 3), Ministry 1:30pm. Dinner and supper served. No evening meeting. Contact A. Ritchie; firstname.lastname@example.org
October 11- 12 with Prayer Meeting at 7:30pm on Friday, October 10, in the Gospel Hall, 1 Sunset Drive. All other meetings will be held in the Parkside Collegiate, 241 Sunset Drive. Saturday: Ministry 10:30am and 2 pm, Gospel 7 pm. Sunday: Breaking of Bread 10am, Ministry 2:30pm, Gospel 7pm. Corr: Lyle McCandless, 45 Pol Crescent, St. Thomas, ON, N5R 5P9; Tel: 519 637-1602; School 519 633-0090.
Blue River, WI
October 18-19, with Prayer Meeting, Friday, October 17 at 8pm in the Blue River Gospel Hall, with supper served at 6pm. All other meetings in the St. John’s Gym, Muscoda, WI. First meeting on Saturday: Ministry 10am. First meeting on Lord’s Day: Bible Reading 9am (John 1:1-14), followed by Breaking of Bread 10:30am. Two nights of ministry will follow (October 20-21) by John Stubbs. Corr: James C. Frazier 15513 Richwood Estates Lane, Blue River, WI 53518, E-mail: email@example.com.
L’Anse au Loup, LB
October 17-19 with Prayer Meeting on the Thursday, October 16 at 7:30pm. Friday: Ministry 10:30 am and 2:30pm, Gospel 7:30pm. Saturday: Bible Reading 10:30am (Colossians 3), Ministry 2:30pm, Gospel 7:30pm, Young People’s 9pm. Sunday: Breaking of Bread 10am, Sunday School 1:30pm, Ministry 2:30pm, Gospel 7:30pm. Gospel Meeting at Red Bay, October 20 at 7:30pm. All meetings in the Gospel Hall, with meals served in the homes of the Christians. Accom: Francis Barney, Tel: 709-927-5696, or Preston Belben, Tel: 709-927-5622.
October 17-19 with Prayer Meeting on Friday, October 17, at 7:30pm in the Gospel Hall, 36 North Main Street. All other meetings held in the Harry S. Fisher School, North Main Street, 1/8 mile north of the hall. Saturday: Ministry 2pm., Gospel 6pm (Note: No meeting on Saturday morning). Lord’s Day: Breaking of Bread 10am, Ministry 2pm, Gospel 4:30pm. For accommodations contact Steve Morin, Tel: 860 583-9904.
Alpena, AR (revised contact information)
October 25-26 in the Gospel Hall , 401 Lane St. Saturday: Bible Reading 2pm, with ministry following. Sunday: Breaking of Bread 10am, Sunday School 11:30am, Ministry 1:30pm. For information or accommodations: Fred Stevenson, Tel: 573 201 1282, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; or Will Trowbridge, Tel: 479 665-4189.
La Crosse, WI
October 25-26, with Prayer Meeting on October 24 at 7:30pm, and Gospel meeting on Lord’s Day at 7pm in the Gospel Hall, 1928 George St. All other meetings at the Logan Middle School, 1450 Avon St. Meetings on Saturday: 10am, 2 and 6:30pm. Lord’s Day: Devotional ministry 9:15am, Breaking of Bread 10:30am, Ministry 1:45pm, Gospel 7 pm. Corr: Paul Aspenson, 1949 So. 21st Terrace, La Crosse, WI 54601; Tel: 608 787-0074; E-mail: email@example.com.
October 25-26 at the Wallaceburg Gospel Hall, 121 Gillard St. (all meetings and meals in the hall). Friday: Prayer Meeting 7:30pm. Saturday: Ministry 2:30pm, Testimony/Gospel 6:30pm. Lords Day: Breaking of Bread 10:30am, Children’s Meeting 1:15pm, Ministry 2:30pm, Gospel 7pm. Contact : Charles Workman; firstname.lastname@example.org; Tel: 519 627-7637 or 519 627-8743.
St. John’s, NL
October 31-November 2 in the Gospel Hall, 47 Smith Avenue. Friday: Prayer/Ministry 7:30pm. All other meetings at Hazelwood Elementary, Topsail Road. Saturday: Prayer/Ministry 10:30am, Ministry 2pm, Gospel 7pm. Sunday: Breaking of Bread 9:30am, Bible Reading 11:45am, Ministry 2pm, Gospel Meeting 7pm. Corr: Eric Gill, 21 Archibald Drive, Paradise, NL, A1L 2V7; Tel: 709 782-1797; E-mail: email@example.com.
Bryn Mawr, PA
November 8-9, with a Prayer Meeting on Friday, November 7 at 7:30pm in the Gospel Hall. All other meetings at the Colonial Elementary School, Germantown Pike, Plymouth Meeting, PA (one mile east of the Norristown exit of the PA turnpike). Saturday: Prayer and Ministry 10:30am and 2:30pm, Gospel 7pm. Sunday: Breaking of Bread 10am, Sunday School 12 noon, Ministry 2:15pm, Gospel 4:30pm. Corr: Harold Stewart; firstname.lastname@example.org. Accom: Alan Oliver; email@example.com.
Sault Ste Marie, ON – September 5-7
Hardwick, VT – September 12-14
Chapman Valley/Parry Sound , ON – September 20-21
Midland Park, NJ – September 27-28
New Lenox, IL – September 27-28
Sussex, NB – October 4-5
Cape Breton, NS – October 11-12
Vancouver, BC – October 11-13 (B. Readings: Philemon and Jude)
Alpena, AR – October 25-26
Additions to Address List
David Alves, Jr., Apartado 94, 24100 Ciudad del Carmen, Campeche, Mexico; Tel: (52) 938-286-1690 (Home); Cell: (52) 1-938-136-3323; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Change of Address
Norco, CA (formerly Long Beach assembly): The new location is: 4151 Sierra Ave., Norco, CA 92860. For further information: Tel: 626 484-7838, 626 576-0231, or email@example.com
Stephen Vance: New cell number 647 680-2575
St. John’s, NL (St. John’s Gospel Hall): Eric Gill, 21 Archibald Drive, Paradise, NL, A1L 2V7; Tel: 709 782-1797; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Change of Address of Correspondent
Midland Park, NJ: Henry Carmichael, 100 Rock Rd., Apt. 92, Hawthorne, NJ 07506-1572; Tel: 973 427-2072; email: email@example.com
Change in Meeting Times
Clarksville, IA (Antioch Assembly): Sunday: Ministry & Sunday School 9:45am, Remembrance Meeting 10:15am, Gospel Meeting 11:30am (preceded by prayer at 11:15am). Wednesday: Prayer & Bible Study 7pm. These times will be in effect until further notice. Any special gospel efforts will remain at 7pm.
Pearl Woodard of Parry Sound, ON, on January 21, wife of the late Vernon Woodard, in her 102nd year. Though advanced in years, she bore a sweet and cheerful testimony. She was saved as a young women and spent most of her life in the Parry Sound area and enjoyed many happy years of consistent fellowship with the saints. In 2001, she moved to Calgary to be cared for by her daughter, Muriel, and her son-in-law, Paul. Because of infirmity, she was unable to attend meetings, but prayed every day for each saint individually, as well as many others. Her prayers will be greatly missed. During her last day, she spoke of wanting to go home to be with the Lord. A remembrance service conducted by Glenn Madigan was held in Parry Sound on May 31 with many in attendance. Please pray for many relatives and friends that heard the gospel and still need the Savior.
Mrs. Robert McIlwaine of Charlottetown, PE, on May 1, age 79. As a teenager of 17, Joan accepted Christ as her personal Savior. Joan was a true help-meet to her husband Robert, and a loving mother of their two sons and two daughters. Robert and Joan labored together many years in the gospel work. In her latter years, Joan suffered very patiently with Parkinson disease and was an inspiration at home and in the assembly. She faced this trial with cheerfulness and determination to live for the Lord. She had been a resident of a care facility for a short time prior to her home-call. She will be greatly missed by all that knew her. The large funeral attendance was a testimony to the high esteem in which she was held and how she touched many lives. A. Hull and P. Ramsay shared the funeral and the gospel was faithfully preached at the service.
Warner Erol Nixon of Nanoose Bay, BC, on May, 30, age 93. Born in Blaine, WA, in 1915, and raised in Vancouver, BC, our brother was saved through John 3:16 in 1928, while under the preaching of bre. Black and Harris. In fellowship for many years with the saints that met in the Cedar Cottage Gospel Hall (later Victoria Drive) in Vancouver, in 1980 he and his wife moved to Vancouver Island and met with the saints in Port Alberni. He was a faithful man that loved the gospel, and was consistent in his life and testimony. He is survived by his loving wife of almost 67 years, Isabel, four children and ten grandchildren, as well as seven great-grandchildren. The funeral was taken by John Fairfield and Michael Nixon (a grandson), with Matt Baxter at the graveside.
Audrey Rehmann of Clinton, ON, on June17, age 79, after a brave struggle with cancer. She was saved after tent meetings, baptized, and faithful in the assembly at Clinton. She was talented, vivacious, and loved by young and old. She sewed and knitted tirelessly for missionary efforts in Zambia, Ukraine, El Salvador, and Nicaragua. Please pray for her husband, John, confined to a home for the aged, two unsaved sons, and one granddaughter. The funeral service was shared by Jim Bell, Matt Bell, and Keith Bachert.
Mrs. Marilyn (Lynn) Webb of Cambridge, MA, on June 17, age 67. Born in Bermuda in 1940, at almost three years of age she emigrated with her mother to join her father in Somerville, MA. Lynn grew up attending the Cambridge Gospel Hall. She was saved at the age of 12, and enjoyed the fellowship of the believers in Cambridge and other local assemblies. Lynn was always in attendance at area conferences and enjoyed extending hospitality to visiting preachers. She enjoyed helping others with transportation, often visiting the sick or elderly, and was actively involved in the lives of her Sunday school class. Lynn leaves behind her loving husband John, of nearly 50 years, and their children: Robin, Timothy, Karen, Philip, Juanita, Joel, Lisa, Rebecca, Jonathan; their spouses, eleven grandchildren, and her sister, Evelyn Ince-Hodgson. The large funeral service in the Watertown Gospel Hall was conducted by C. Simmons, K. Taylor, and A. Hull, with other brethren sharing in prayer, and Carl Simmons at the graveside. Please pray for her Sunday school children, friends, neighbors, and family members who are still unsaved.
Mr. Matt Murphy of Lynden, WA, on June 22, age 90, passed into the presence of his Lord. Our dear brother was saved in 1925 at the age of eight, and was in fellowship here for over 60 years. Matt loved the assembly where he was a steadfast, faithful elder, pillar, and correspondent. He would often give appreciated ministry at local conferences. He is survived by his wife, Mary, and three children, all in assembly fellowship. The funeral was well attended. Dave McGaughey, Brian Fadden, and Maurice Scandrett shared in the funeral service. “I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.”
John David Amero of Weaver’s Settlement, NS, on June 29, age 15. Our hearts go out to our brother and sister Anthony and Lorriane Amero, of Weaver’s Settlement assembly, in the tragic loss of their son as result of an accident. John David professed faith in Christ four years ago, thus his parents, with some of his siblings, have that blessed hope, and look forward to the day of reunion. The prayers of the saints will be appreciated for the family, especially for those not saved. With over 400 attending the funeral, many unsaved heard the gospel preached. The service was shared by D. Hierlihy, J. McClelland, and B. Barkhouse.
John Saunders Thompson of N. Ireland, evangelist, on July 4, age 87. He was born into a home where no one was saved, and sent to church Sunday school and religious services. When he was six, his father was saved, and thus the Word of God being brought before the family impressed on him his need of salvation. He was born again in 1937 at age 16. In 1939, he joined the RUC. From his conversion, he had a profound interest in the unsaved, not least his own mother. He cycled many miles nightly to take his mother to gospel meetings, and then cycled back to go on night duty at the residence of the then Prime Minister of Northern Ireland, Lord Craigavon. John’s mother was saved at this time. He witnessed powerfully to fellow officers and had the joy of seeing a number of them saved. In 1951, with further promotion beckoning, he resigned to devote his whole time to preaching the gospel. In this, he was fully supported by his beloved wife, Ena, and received commendation from four assemblies with which he had been associated. John was a faithful servant of Christ laboring fervently and unselfishly to reach souls, and God used him in the salvation of many. He was also firm in his conviction about local assembly truth. He labored tirelessly in Ireland and also paid visits to Wales and the Isle of Man. Ill health subsequently curtailed his labors but not his devotion to Christ and His service. He is survived by his dear wife, Ena, daughter Anne, sons Samuel and Andrew, his grandchildren, and great grandchildren. His large funeral service was conducted by R. McKeown, J. Lennox, and S. Fergusen, assisted by R. Fairley, S. McBride, and W.J. Nesbitt.
Mr. Harold F. Clark of McKeesport, PA, on July 13, age 92. He trusted Christ February 23, 1930, and was a founding member of the assembly, where he faithfully served as a shepherd for many decades. It was his vision that led the assembly, with Murray McLeod’s assistance, to build its present hall in the 70s. An excellent gospel preacher, he frequently gave help in series of meetings and saw God work in salvation. Throughout his life he maintained a hearty interest in the work of God and, together with his wife Mary who predeceased him in 2002, poured his life into God’s assembly. He is survived by two sons (Fred and Tom), two daughters (Joyce Reed and Jan Batterton), 13 grandchildren, 37 great grandchildren, one sister (Mrs. Mary Moore), and numerous nieces and nephews. His very large funeral service was taken by his grandson J. Clark, J. Smith, D. Oliver, and E. Higgins. “Whose faith follow.”
Cora Cooper of Hamilton, ON, on July 23, age 87. Our dear sister received the Lord Jesus as her personal Savior on March 3, 1944. She had been attending gospel meetings in the Parry Sound Gospel Hall with the late Mervyn Paul and Aubrey Dellandrea. Later that year she was baptized and received into assembly fellowship there. She and her late husband, Harold, moved to Hamilton in 1948 and were in assembly fellowship in Kensington Hall until called home. Our sister was known for her devotion to the Lord, the assembly, and the spread of the gospel. She had an open home for the believers. She leaves behind two saved sons and grandchildren. P. Glenney conducted the funeral and interment, speaking kind, clear words in the gospel and in consolation.
John Cavallero of Phoenix, AZ, on July 31, age 88. Our brother was saved at the age of 15 in l934 while listening to the preaching of the gospel by the McEwen brothers at the Center Street Gospel Hall, and he was part of the assembly at Cook’s Corner from it’s beginning in Metheun. John and his sister, Emma Vizzini, along with other family relatives, moved to Phoenix in 1998 where they were received by the Sunnyslope assembly. John loved the assembly and truly missed the fellowship of the saints due to several strokes. His nephew, Paul Vizzini, gave words of comfort and hope at the graveside.