Tidings

Canada

Alberta

Grande Prairie: Tent meetings are purposed for the end of August on the college grounds. Gordon Williams and John Fitzpatrick will labor with the assembly here. Please pray.

British Columbia

Abbotsford: The gospel booth was set up at the AgriFair from July 29-August 2. It was considered a profitable time with good quality conversations. The booth featured a large model of Noah’s Ark which was an attraction to children, many of whom signed up for Postal Bible studies.

Salmon Arm: A Christian literature display was set up at the 34th annual B.C. First Nation’s Elders Gathering from July 12-15 in this town in central B.C. Over 2,100 attended and many stopped by the display to take literature and engage in conversation. Those involved in this work came from the West Richmond assembly and the Westsyde assembly in Kamloops. This is the second year that a literature display has been set up at these gatherings. Please pray for this outreach.

Terrace: Tent meetings commenced here on August 1 with John Fitzpatrick and Jim Jarvis. Please pray for blessing in these meetings.

Westbank: The conference on July 31/August 1 was blessed with the help of B. Funston, A.J. Higgins, D. Richards, R. Smyth, S. Wells, and G. Williams. Brother Williams led the Bible study on 1 Corinthians 11.

Newfoundland and Labrador

Gander Bay: Phil Atkinson (Port Alberni, BC) and Carl Payne were with the saints for three nights of appreciated ministry on Judges and Romans respectively. They stayed for the weekend and helped preach at the open air meeting.

Rocky Harbour: Two weeks of meetings in an open air trailer were held here in July by Snowden Skeffington and local brethren from surrounding assemblies. While there was not a lot of interest locally, a good number of tourists were in attendance. Three nights were held in nearby Norris Point.

St. John’s: Wallace Buckle had two weeks of drive-in gospel meetings in July in Conception Bay South with some interest.

Nova Scotia

Antigonish: There was a booth used here on two occasions, and one in Port Hawksbury on July 30. Pray for these outreaches.

Blues Mills: The saints were encouraged in July by two weeks of well-attended gospel meetings by Albert Hull and Fred Bartlett, preceded by a week of children’s meetings (Gordon Ramsay) in the town of Port Hawkesbury. The gospel meetings were held in a Yacht Club Building by the Town Wharf where there was a good flow of pedestrian traffic. Close to 30 of the Christians’ contacts were present over the two weeks. Prayer is requested for further follow-up.

Bridgewater: Murray McCandless and John Meekin commenced July 18 in tent meetings.

Halifax: The annual Bible readings on prophetic events were timely, profitable, and instructive. The numbers were increased from previous years and a nice spirit prevailed.

Pugwash Junction: The conference July 3-4 was well attended, the weather was excellent, and the variety of ministry challenging, edifying, and instructive. A number of the Lord’s servants shared in the ministry, and the gospel was faithfully preached both nights.

Truro: Matthew Cain plans to have children’s meetings here in August, with two ministry meetings August 20 and 27. Please pray for these meetings.

The saints in Nova Scotia appreciated wholesome ministry in July from Jack Hay of Scotland. He visited Halifax, Clementsvale, Truro, and Moncton, NB.

U.S.A.

Arizona

Phoenix: The West Phoenix assembly (Spanish speaking) has had two couples and another believer received into fellowship in recent weeks. The assembly is looking forward to the relocation of the Dennison family to the area. There is encouraging attendance and interest of unsaved friends invited by believers. A gospel series is planned for this fall with brethren Ross Vanstone and David Booth.

Arkansas

Alpena: In the northwestern territory of Arkansas more than 100,000 texts and invitations in Spanish and English were distributed during the July Seed Sowers effort in the cities of Springdale, Bentonville, Rogers, Fayetteville, Farminton, Siloam Springs, Lowel, and Fort Smith. Two professing salvation during this time brought much joy, especially to the young men and women who worked tirelessly under harsh summer conditions. Nightly gospel meetings in Spanish were conducted in two locations by Jack Saword, Craig Saword, Harrys Rodriguez, Ross Vanstone, and Melvin Mendez. Bill Lavery, Stu Thompson, Tim McCalley, Tim McCandless, Craig Saword, Scott Hayes, Ross Vanstone, Paul Barnhardt, and Louis Smith gave encouraging and helpful ministry.

California

San Diego: Uel Ussher paid an appreciated visit in July, and gave helpful ministry and an interesting account of the work in Venezuela. He also preached the gospel in Spanish.

Michigan

Cass City: The assembly held gospel meetings for two weeks in July. Visitors attended each night. Jack Nesbitt and Bruce Cottrill preached the gospel faithfully. Prayer continues.

Minnesota

Fridley: Stu Thompson was here in August for two nights of ministry taking up the theme of “Believing the Unbelievable” with respect to creation and the incarnation.

Missouri

St. Louis: The believers at the West End Gospel Hall enjoyed visits from Kenneth Munro, Michael Penfold, and Raymond Banks from the UK, and Louis Smith from Michigan. The contributions were edifying and needed.

New York

New York: The saints at the Flushing Gospel Hall had special ministry meetings on July 9-10 before having their annual Bible Conference in Cream Ridge, NJ from July 12-15. The meetings resumed on July 16 until July 22 with studies in Ephesians and Hebrews. Brothers Bong-Rae Hahn and Byung-Jo Choi from Seoul ministered to the saints during these meetings and conference. The meetings were a tremendous blessing. The following Lord’s Day, the saints were visited by Michael Pears and family from Lansing Gospel Hall in Toronto.

Oregon

Albany: John Fitzpatrick and Jerry Jennings had tent meetings here in July. A young couple in their twenties from the area professed faith.

Heppner: John Fitzpatrick, helped by Jerry Jennings for five nights, held tent meetings here where there seems to be an opening in the community. Though none professed, there were 18 in the last night. Some of the rural ranches run over 2,000 sheep and the shepherds were thrilled to get Bible literature.

Washington

Arlington: In June, Dan Shutt and Brandon Doll assisted the assembly with three weeks of gospel meetings in the tent. There was also one week of Vacation Bible School each morning. Both were well attended and the Word was faithfully presented.

Moses Lake: Close to 12,000 Seeds Sower packages were distributed in the area in July. Tom Hoy, Justin Hale, and Andy Hale shared in the gospel meetings that were held in the tent nightly for two weeks. Over 30 young believers worked together each morning with a two-hour session for Vacation Bible School. There were between 60 to 70 children in each morning along with several parents. There were usually from 10 to 25 visitors in for each gospel meeting. Two encouraging visits were also made to a nearby Hutterite colony with a welcome to come back. Please pray that the Lord will continue to open doors and hearts.

Mexico

Ciudad del Carmen: David Alves, Sr. had a week of ministry meetings on the “Life of Joseph.”

Ciudad Obregon: Daniel Barbour (St. Johns, NL) gave steady help in the meetings here for 2½ months before moving on to help in the work in Moses Lake, WA. Nathan Dennison and Gareth Sharpe helped for two weeks in June. Two teenagers and the grandmother of one of these recently confessed faith in Christ. A baptism is being planned shortly. The new believers are interested in meeting as an assembly. David Alves, Sr. recently gave two weeks of excellent and timely teaching on assembly truth.

El Borrego: In this small town between Tepic and Guadalajara, Marcus Cain and Paul Thiessen continue to visit a family here that has provided a little hall for meetings and is very interested in the gospel.

Tepic: Marcus Cain and Jason Wahls had a week of meetings in a suburb here and were encouraged with a good number of children plus 20 adults. Sadly, due to increased violence in the city between rival drug cartels and a fatal gun battle in this particular area of the city, a prize-giving event for the children had to be cancelled.

Zapopan: Paul Thiessen, helped by local brethren, had a most encouraging week of children’s meetings here in July.

Yearly Seed Sowers Effort in Mexico

The mass distribution of texts, usually done in December with the help of visiting believers from other countries, has been postponed this year due to safety concerns because of the increased level of violence throughout the country. It is estimated that close to 30,000 people have died since Federal forces began almost four years ago to try and eradicate this problem that is crippling the country. The prayers of God’s people would be deeply appreciated.

N. Ireland

Ballyclare: John Fleck and Stephen Gilfillen commenced a gospel effort in the Gospel Hall on August 8.

Ballyronan, Co Londonderry: David Gilliland and James McClelland continue in the Gospel in a tent near here.

Bushmills: Annual Bible Readings July 12-23 held in Bushmills High School were conducted by Robin McKeown with very large numbers attending nightly. Open air meetings were held each morning in the locality.

Dollingstown: Brian Currie and Jack Palmer continue a gospel effort in a tent with blessing in salvation early in the meetings.

Kilkeel: Alex Wilson and Noel Fleck commenced gospel meetings here in late August.

Portstewart: Open air drive-in gospel outreach continues at “The Pitts” each Sunday at 8.30pm. A clear gospel message is presented with over 100 cars in the park.

Republic of Ireland

Dublin: The annual Summer Bible Study at the Rathmines Gospel Hall commenced at the end of July. The subject this year is “Old Testament Theophanies.” Attendance has been encouraging. Recently a number of believers have been added to the assembly.

Conferences

Hitesville, IA

September 18-19 (correction from last month) Lord’s Day: Bible Reading 9am – The Meal Offering.

Cape Breton, NS

October 9-10, in Memorial High School, Memorial Drive, Sydney Mines. Saturday: Prayer/Ministry Meeting 10am, Prayer/Bible Reading (Men before the Judgment Seat of Christ) 1:30pm, Ministry 3:30pm, Gospel 7pm. Lord’s Day: Bible Reading (Christ before the Judgment Seat of Men) 8:30am, Breaking of Bread 10am, Ministry 2:15pm, Gospel 7pm. Corr. Junior MacDonald, 1166 George Street Apt 1 Sydney, B1P 1N2; Tel: 902 568-9839, or Melvin Bonnell, 853 Leitche’s Creek Rd., Leitche’s Creek, NS B2A 4A2; Tel: 902 794-3888. Accom: John Ingram, please call in advance 902 794-2691; E-mail: j.p.ingram@ns.sympatico.ca.

Paradise Valley, AB/ Maidstone & Mervin, SK

October 8-10, with Prayer Meeting on Friday at 7:30pm in the Paradise Valley Gospel Hall. All other meetings in the Paradise Valley Community Hall. Saturday: Ministry 10:30am and 2pm, Gospel/Ministry 7pm. Sunday: Breaking of Bread 10:30am, Ministry 2pm, Gospel 7pm. Meals provided at noon and 5pm Saturday and Sunday. Contact David Flint, Tel: 780 745-2560, or Stan Maess, Tel: 306 845-2466.

Brandon, ON

October 11 (Canadian Thanksgiving), in the Brandon Gospel Hall. Bible Reading 10am (Philippians 2), Ministry at 1:30 and 5pm. No evening meeting. Corr: Alan Ritchie, E-mail: agr4971@mts.net.

Edmonton, AB

October 15-17, with prayer & ministry at 8pm on Friday. Saturday meetings will recommence at 10am, Gospel 7pm. Lord`s Day: Breaking of Bread 10am, Ministry 2pm, Gospel 7pm. Lunch and supper will be served both days. Accom: Mark Richards, 24 Orchid Crescent, Sherwood Park, AB, T8H 2E4. Tel: 780 416-2024; E-mail: jmarkrich2001@yahoo.ca.

L’Anse au Loup, LB

October 15-17, with prayer meeting on Thursday, October 14 at 7:30pm. All meetings are in the Gospel Hall with meals being served in the homes of the Christians. Bible reading subject will be determined later. Breaking of Bread is at 10am on Sunday. On Monday, October 18, there will be a gospel meeting in Red Bay at 7:30pm. A warm welcome awaits all. Accom: Francis Barney, Tel: 709 927-5696; or Preston Belben, Tel 709 927-5622.

Niagara Falls, ON

October 16-17, in the Oakwood Gospel Hall, corner of Adams & Hawkins St. Friday: Prayer Meeting 7:30pm. Saturday: Ministry 10:30am, Bible Study 1:30pm, Ministry 2:45pm, Gospel 6:45pm, Young People’s 8:15pm. Sunday: Breaking of Bread 9:30am, Sunday school 11:30pm, Ministry 1:30pm, Gospel 4pm. Corr: W. Smith, Tel: 905 354 8272.

Livonia, MI

October 23 and 24, with Prayer Meeting on Friday at 7:30pm. All meetings held in the Stark Road Gospel Hall, 9280 Stark Road, Livonia, MI. Saturday: Ministry 10am and 2pm, Gospel 7pm, Meeting for Young People 8:30pm. Lord’s Day: Breaking of Bread 10am, Sunday school 12:45pm, Ministry 2pm, Gospel 7pm. Corr: David Vallance, 21600 Currie Road, Northville, MI 48167. Tel: 248 446-9346; E-mail: davidvallance@sbcglobal.net. Hall: 734 425-4910; www.starkrdgospelhall.com. Accom: Tim Fouts, Tel: 248 476-5013. E-mail: tf-sf@msn.com.

Wallaceburg, ON

October 30-31, in the Wallaceburg Gospel Hall, 121 Gillard St.; Tel: 519 627-7637. Saturday: Prayer Meeting 7:30pm. Sunday: Breaking of Bread 10:30am, Sunday school 1:15pm, Ministry 2:30pm, Gospel/testimony 7pm. Contacts: C. Workman, Tel: 519 627-8743, or Mike Younan. Email: mikeyounan@sympatico.ca.

Newington, CT

November 6-7. First meeting for ministry at 2pm on Saturday. Lord’s Day: Breaking of Bread 9:45am. Brethren walking in and teaching the “old paths” are welcomed to minister as the Lord leads. Corr: Matthew J. Brescia, 81 Cobblestone Way, Windsor, CT 06095. Tel: 860 688-2388. Gospel Hall: 860 666-4342.

Saskatoon, SK

November 6-7, in the Lawson Heights Gospel Hall, 131 La Ronge Road. Friday, November 5: Prayer/Ministry 7:30pm. Saturday: Ministry 10:30am and 1:30pm, Gospel 6:30pm. Lord’s Day: Breaking of Bread 9:30am, Ministry 11:15am and 1:30pm, Gospel 7pm. Inquiries: Murray Buckingham, Tel: 306 477-9117. Email: buckinghamms@sasktel.net. Hall: 306 249-5044.

Bryn Mawr/Hatboro, PA

November 13-14 with Prayer Meeting on Friday, November 12 at 7:30pm at Hatboro Gospel Hall, 23 W. Moreland Ave., Hatboro, PA. Other meetings at the Colonial Elementary School, 230 Flourtown Road, Plymouth Meeting, PA, one mile east of the intersection of routes 476 and 276 (Norristown exit of the PA turnpike; exit 19 from 476); take Germantown Pike East; turn left on Colonial Road just beyond the Plymouth Whitemarsh High School. Saturday: Ministry 10:30am and 2:15pm, Gospel 6pm. Sunday: Breaking of Bread 10am, Sunday school 12 noon, Ministry 2:15pm, Gospel 4:30pm. Accom: Alan Oliver, Tel: 610 399-3199. Email: ado535@juno.com; or Jack Coleman. Tel: 215 675-7253. Email: Jackcoleman125@aol.com.

Oil Springs, ON

November 13-14, with Prayer Meeting, Friday at 7:30 pm in the Gospel Hall on Victoria St. All other meetings in the Youth Center, cor. Hwy. 21 and Victoria St. Saturday: Ministry 10:30am, Bible Reading 1pm (Romans 12), Ministry 2:30pm, Testimony/Gospel 6pm. Lord’s Day: Breaking of Bread 10:30am, Sunday school 1pm, Ministry 2:20pm, Gospel 7pm (Gospel Hall). Corr: Arthur Whitton, RR3 Oil Springs, ON N0N 1P0. Tel: 519 882-1686.

Brampton, ON

November 20-21 – details in next issue.

Phoenix, AZ

November 25-28, with Prayer Meeting on Wednesday evening. Bible readings Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 10am (Hebrews 7, 8, and 9), Ministry at 2:30pm and Gospel at 7pm each day. Breaking of Bread on Lord’s Day at 10:30am. Corr: Clarence Van Der Hart, 8525 W. Northern Av., Glendale, AZ 85305. Tel: 623 872-1007. Hall: 602 253-4932.

Conference Reminders:

Arlington/Marysville, WA – September 3-6

Akron OH – September 4-5

Beetown, WI – September 6

Clementsvale, NS – September 4-5

Kansas City, MO – September 4-5

Hardwick, VT – September 10-12

Sault Ste. Marie, MI and ON – September 10-12

Arnstein, ON – September 17-19

Midland Park, NJ – September 25-26

Chapman Valley/Parry Sound, ON – September 25-26

Clinton, ON – October 1-3

Manchester, IA – October 2-3

Roseisle, MB – October 1-3

Sussex, NB – October 2-3

Vancouver, BC – October 9-11

Blue River, WI – October 16-17

La Crosse, WI – October 30-31

Special Notice

It is the intent of T&T to publish an advance list of 2011 conferences in the December issue which will include only dates. Assembly correspondents are asked to notify the news editor (see inside cover) to confirm the dates of their conferences by November 4th. Thanks to those who have already responded.

Detailed conference notices will continue to be published on a monthly basis. It is recommended that these be received three months in advance of the conference by the 4th of the month.

Additions to Commended Workers Address Book 2010

Brian and Jeanette Kember, 67 Stone St., New Hamburg, ON, N3A 1L3; Tel: 519 390-2121; E-mail: briankember@gamil.com.

Changes to Address Book 2010

Murray and Shirley McCandless, 109 Bryant Dr., Sussex, NB, Canada E4E 5X1; Tel: 506 433-1995, E-mail: mmccand@nbnet.nb.ca.

James N Smith: Tel: 517 962-4835, E-mail: jns1930@msn.com.

Change of Address of Correspondent

Mississauga, ON (Applewood Heights Gospel Hall): Dr. Donald D Robinson, 1368 Rometown Dr., Mississauga, ON; E-mail donald_robinson@rogers.com.

Home-calls

Ramona Irvine of Toronto, ON, on May 11, in her 82nd year. Our beloved sister was born again as a teenager. She is remembered as a faithful wife of the late Kenneth Irvine, an encourager of many, a caring Sunday School teacher until her 75th year, and a lover of the truth. She was a woman of prayer who quietly distributed thousands of tracts and gospel calendars. The family appreciated the support of the saints during her nine-week hospitalization. The well-attended funeral was held at the Rexdale Gospel Hall. Shad Kember (nephew), Kenneth Thompson (grandson), Jim Jarvis, and Sam Taufeek ably shared the service. Her sorrowing family mourn their great loss and long for that “great reunion” where “we shall see Him as He is.” Proverbs 31:10.

Gilda Brancato Bonanno, of Ontario, Canada, on May 29, age 77. She was born in Cosenza, Italy, and saved October 30, 1966. She was a faithful, loving sister in the Italian assembly of Fairbank Gospel Hall. She was a great believer in the power of prayer and attended all meetings in spite of her illness. She is greatly loved and missed by husband Amedeo, children Francesco (Flaviana), Rosa (Anthony), and Lucia (Antonio), seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and by all the believers at Fairbank. The gospel was preached at Glen Oaks Memorial Gardens with opening prayer by Raffaele Giraldi, gospel by son-in-law Anthony Petruzzo, and endearing words by son Francesco and son-in-law Antonio DeRenzis. Grandson-in-law Pat Abbaticchio spoke encouraging and loving words at the grave side.

Cecil (Donald) Grice of Vancouver, BC, on July 1, age 80. He was born on December 13, 1929 and born again on April 1, 1960. Our dear brother was in happy fellowship, first in the Cedar Cottage (Victoria Dr.) assembly, and then in the Carleton assembly where he was faithful for over 40 years. He loved the Lord and loved doing gospel work among the young and old alike. He was a very positive and cheerful brother who always had a good word to say about everyone and everything. Don was held in very high esteem by all and will be greatly missed by the assembly and family. He was predeceased by his first wife of over 50 years, Ruth, and leaves his loving wife Colleen, five sons, one daughter, 12 grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Please pray for his loved ones, many of whom are still not saved. The service was well attended and the gospel was faithfully and kindly presented by Bryan Funston with Bill Adams speaking at the grave side.

Steven Van Tol of La Crosse, WI, on July 5, age 59. He was the grandson of our esteemed brother and servant of the Lord, Sam Hamilton. Steve was saved on October 9, 1963 reading Acts 16:31 under the preaching of George McKinley who labored alone for many weeks. Upon learning he was terminally ill, Steve was joyful to the very end, often commenting with a smile that he would soon be with Christ. In his quiet, faithful way, he manifested love for God’s people and all the assembly activities until the very end. Without a doubt, the La Crosse believers will miss his unique personality and kind smile. He was predeceased by his father Paul. Steven is survived by his mother Margaret, one brother, and two sisters, all believers in the Lord Jesus. Al Christopherson shared the funeral service with Cal Erickson and Dick Bruley.

Elizabeth Stickfort of Stout, IA, on July 21, age 100. She was born September 25, 1909, and born again on August 22, 1943 while reading Hebrews 10:12 – “But this man, after He had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down on the right hand of God.” She was faithful to the assembly all these years. Elizabeth was preceded in death by Richard, her husband, and Stanley, her son. She is survived by one daughter, two grandchildren, six great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild. Her nephews, Robert Weber and LaVerne Weber, shared the service in the hall with Russ Nesbit. Roy Weber, her brother, speaking at the grave.