Tidings

Canada

Alberta

Fort McMurray: John Fitzpatrick visited on the weekend of July 24. John spoke in ministry and shared in the gospel; this was an encouragement to the assembly.
British Columbia

Abbotsford: Bryan and Elizabeth Funston arranged for a table to be set up July 12-14 at the First Nations Elders Gathering, a three-day annual event held in different communities. They were helped in this work by several other believers. Many visitors received a variety of literature and texts.

The gospel booth at the Agrifair saw an increase of visitors during the last weekend of July, due in part to a better location. The model of Noah’s Ark drew a lot of attention and one Nepalese couple seemed very open to the gospel.

Vancouver: Young brethren and sisters of the Victoria Drive assembly held four weeks of outdoor children’s meetings during July and August, a week in each of four parks in the area. The weather was very favorable. Sunday school children who lived in each area attended. The new contacts made will benefit the Sunday school work. Many parents brought their children each day.

Please pray for gospel meetings purposed to commence October 16, DV, with Eugene Higgins.

Newfoundland and Labrador

L’Anse au Loup:  The new Gospel Hall was opened on Sunday, July 17. The official opening is planned for mid-September, DV. Gaius Goff visited Sunday, July 24, and had much appreciated ministry for four nights.

McIvers: Eric Fowler and Jim Jarvis had gospel meetings in late June/July and were encouraged with one woman professing faith; she attended Sunday school when she was a girl. After the last meeting, a woman in her 50s was baptized; she was saved just a few months ago, about 15 years after her husband was saved.

Sandringham: The saints enjoyed a visit from Gaius Goff for a midweek meeting on July 21, giving ministry from 1 Peter. A visit was also enjoyed from Wallace Buckle for Lord’s Day, July 24.

Nova Scotia

Port Hawkesbury: Albert Hull and Peter Ramsay shared in four weeks of gospel meetings which ended in the first week of August. The weather was unseasonably inclement and numbers were somewhat disappointing with only a few coming with any consistency. Those who came, some for the first time, heard the gospel clearly and faithfully presented. It was encouraging that the Lord obviously opened a door for the tent to be located in a central location just off the Main Street, and also that the local press gave favorable coverage. Your prayers for this area would be appreciated.

Ontario

Laurel: Jim Jarvis and Josh Valvano (Livingstone, NJ) finished gospel meetings on August 7 after three weeks. No one professed, but several new contacts were made. A professing Christian who started coming has asked for fellowship in the assembly.

Nipissing Junction: A sixth season of gospel meetings in North Bay is planned for November 7–25. The Lord worked in salvation in November 2010. Mike Trahan and Brian Owen will be involved in the three-week effort at the Davedi Club. Please pray that the Lord will bless the preaching of His Word.

Newbury: James Beattie and William Metcalf commenced gospel tent meetings in a rural area outside the town of Bothwell on July 17. It was encouraging to see unsaved in from the area, and several migrant workers were brought in by the brethren. The seed was sown, and we look to God for the increase.

Sudbury: The assembly was encouraged by a two-and-a-half week gospel series in July in the tent in Azilda. The gospel was faithfully preached by Brian Owen and Bruce Rodgers. A number of new contacts heard the gospel and the Lord blessed in salvation. During the meetings, a young woman, who was previously saved, obeyed the Lord in baptism. Many family members also attended. It was a happy time for the saints.

Mississauga: The Applewood Heights assembly anticipates a two-week series of gospel meetings starting September 26 with Gaius Goff and David Hurlihey. September 24-25 will be a mini-conference with our two brethren in the afternoon and evening on the subject of “Discipleship, and also on Lord’s Day afternoon. All are warmly invited to attend, and particularly, to pray for the Lord’s presence and blessing.

Saskatchewan

Taylorside: Tent meetings were held in Tisdale for two weeks with William Skates. Young brethren from the assembly shared in the preaching. We look to the Lord for blessing.

U.S.A.

Arkansas

Alpena: The assembly appreciated the visit of Joel Portman in the latter part of July, as well as his help with the Spanish language meetings in Springdale.

California

San Diego: A. J. Higgins had ministry meetings in July on some Old Testament characters. The ministry was very interesting and profitable.

Massachusetts

Methuen: The assembly enjoyed visits from several brethren over the recent months. In May, Stan Wells gave a fitting word at the baptism of a young woman and remained for the Lord’s Day. During the last week of May, Frank Sona took up a five-day series on the book of Judges, presenting practical ministry for both assembly and personal life. Encouraging visits were made by David Hunt and Larry Buote in June.

Michigan

Saginaw: The assembly was strengthened and encouraged in late July by a visit from Jim Smith; his ministry was deeply appreciated. There was support from surrounding assemblies when Bruce Cottrill and Jack Nesbitt gave timely and helpful ministry at the August 7 bimonthly ministry meeting.

Nebraska

Omaha: The saints were encouraged with the recent addition of a young man to the assembly and the continued attendance at the gospel meetings by men from the homeless shelter.

New Mexico

Albuquerque: In May, John Fitzpatrick was with the assembly for a week of ministry and literature distribution in some outlying areas. After the gospel meeting on Lord’s Day, a young man confessed Christ as Savior. In June, the assembly had three weeks of gospel meetings with Jim Smith and Matt Smith. The series was crowned by two souls trusting Christ.

Pennsylvania

Bryn Mawr: Recent helpful visits to the assembly were as follows: Larry Buote for midweek ministry in May, Walter Gustafson for a Lord’s Day in June, and Gene Higgins and David Oliver for separate Lord’s Days in July. The assembly was delighted to have John and Rebekah Nesbitt and the family back home for a week in July. In addition to speaking in the Sunday school and the gospel, John gave a report of the work in Mexico and also gave reports in Hatboro, Olney, Barrington, and Pennsauken (including Spanish meetings).

Wisconsin

Fitchburg: Brian Crawford and Al Christopherson labored with the Christians of the Black Earth assembly for three weeks to spread the gospel in this suburb of Madison. The Lord richly blessed, saving five souls. The support shown by the Brodhead assembly was appreciated.

Mexico

Ciudad del Carmen: An unusually high number of people attended a special meeting of preaching, praise, and prayer to God for three years of assembly testimony on this island. A week later a brother, age 70, was received into fellowship.

Cancun: David Alves, Jr. spent another few days here visiting Mr. Cauich who is anxious to be baptized. Contact has been made with a group of nine believers from Guatemala who have recently been saved and are interested in assembly truth.

El Barril: Jason Wahls has commenced a series of gospel meetings in this new place.

Hermosillo: The saints here, as well as in Ciudad Obregón, enjoyed a visit from Gilberto Torrens. Three believers obeyed the Lord in baptism, two of them from the outreach work in Tirocapes, where, more recently, there has been more fruit in salvation.

Zapopan: Helped by Timothy Stevenson, and others, Paul Thiessen had two well-attended weeks of children’s meetings in the new hall. Two weeks of ministry meetings on “Future Events” were a valuable help as well.

Northern Ireland

Belfast: David McGarvey and David Williamson are expected to start meetings in a portable hall in Grand Parade in association with the Bloomfield assembly.

Broughshane: Marvin Derksen and John Fleck commenced gospel meetings in the Community Centre in the first week in August.

Bushmills: Bible readings conducted by Robin McKeown were held in a local high school with up to 500 attending nightly during the July holiday fortnight; 1 Timothy 2-5 was considered. We enjoyed good participation and helpful teaching.

Portrush: David Gilliland was present for a week of ministry meetings in the gospel hall at the end of July.

Cullybackey: Wesley Martin and David McGarvey finished five weeks of gospel meetings and were encouraged with blessing during and after the meetings. Wesley Martin continued with a further week of ministry in the Ballywatermoy Gospel Hall.

Limavady: Stephen Gilfillan and Andrew Steele planned to start gospel meetings here in mid-August.

Lurgan: The assembly held a special meeting conducted by David Gilliland on Saturday, June 4, to mark the 400th anniversary of the Authorized King James version of the Scriptures. It was one of the largest meetings ever seen in the gospel hall. Jim Smith (USA) and David Gilliland commenced gospel tent meetings here.

Martray: Noel Fleck and Samuel Nelson are expected to start a gospel series here.

Moneydig: Wesley and Jim Martin have started meetings in a portable hall.

Portstewart: Drive-in gospel meetings at the Pitts were held each Sunday during July and August. Local caravan parks and the surrounding area and town centre had invitations distributed each Lord’s Day afternoon. Response was excellent with up to 200 plus cars attending.

Whitehouse: Gary Woods and David Williamson concluded eight weeks in the gospel in mid-July in the gospel hall.

Russia

Visits were made to the five assemblies in Siberia by Douglas Yade, Louis Smith, and Alan and Shonagh Davidson for ministry and gospel. Assemblies were visited in the towns of SeverouralskVolchanskSurgutTobolsk, and Kaskara. Pasha Bordin has outreach efforts and some have been added. Jesse Fitch went to Tobolsk and also to Yarcova where a man professed to be saved. The laws prevent public evangelization.

Ukraine

Work continues in Lutsk where Timothy and Rhoda Sloan serve the Lord in assembly work, the gospel, care of orphans, and the assembly meeting place renovations. A conference was held in July. In Lviv, the work continues with Edmund and Agnes Johnston and Flora Kancir working in the gospel and helping the new assembly. In Ivano-Frankivsk visits were made to encourage Christians and spread the gospel. Malcolm Stanley and Eric Fowler have worked in this city and the surrounding towns. Dan Perez worked here for three months and has now returned for six months to continue the work. Several have been saved and baptized in this city, and four have been received into fellowship in Lviv which is a two hour ride away. Recently, three sisters were baptized and one has asked to be received.

Conferences

Fort McMurray, AB

August 26-28, hosted by the Wood Buffalo Assembly. All meetings will be held in the Senior’s Activity Centre, 10111 Main St. Friday: Prayer 7:30pm. Saturday: Ministry 10am, Bible Reading 1:30pm, Ministry 4pm, Gospel 7pm. Sunday: Breaking of Bread 10am, Sunday school 11:45am, Ministry 2 and 4pm, Gospel 7pm. Lunch and supper will be served. For information or accommodation, contact Wade Bauld, Tel: 780 743-1024; or Rob Routhier, Tel: 780 791-6903.

Roseisle, MB

September 30 – October 2. Friday: Prayer Meeting 7:30pm. Saturday: Bible Reading 10am, Ministry 2 and 7pm
Lord’s Day: Breaking of Bread 10am, Sunday school 1:30pm, Ministry 2:15pm, Gospel 7pm. Contact John Dyck at Tel: 204 435-2341, or E-mail: dgf@cici.mb.ca.

L’Anse au Loup, LB

October 14-16, with Prayer Meeting Thursday, October 13 at 7:30pm. All meetings will be in the new gospel hall. Meals will be served in the homes of Christians. Bible Reading subject will be Hebrews 12. Lord’s Day: Breaking of Bread 10am. On Monday October 17, there will be a Gospel Meeting in Red Bay at 7:30pm. Accom: Francis Barney, Tel: 709 927-5696, or Preston Belben, Tel: 709 927-5622.

Terryville, CT

October 14-16, with Prayer Meeting on Friday, October 14 at 7:30pm in the Gospel Hall, 36 North Main Street. All other meetings held in the Harry S. Fisher School, N. Main St., 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. Accom: Steve Morin, Tel: 860 583-9904.

Newington, CT

November 5-6. 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.

Bryn Mawr/Hatboro, PA

November 12-13, with Prayer Meeting on Friday, November 12 at 7:30pm at Bryn Mawr Gospel Hall, 8 N Summit Grove Ave, Bryn Mawr, 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 2pm, Gospel 6pm. Sunday: Breaking of Bread 10am, Sunday school 11:45am, Ministry 2pm, Gospel 6pm. Accom: Alan Oliver, Tel: 610 399-3199 (ado535@juno.com); or Jack Coleman, Tel: 215 675-7253 (Jackcoleman125@aol.com).

Conference Reminders:

Akron, OH – September 3-4

Arlington, WA – September 3-5

Beetown, WI – September 5

Clementsvale, NS – September 3-4

Kansas City, MO – September 3-4

Hardwick, VT – September 10-11

Sault Ste. Marie, ON – September 9-11

Arnstein, ON – September 16-18

Hitesville, IA – September 16-18

Chapman Valley/Parry Sound, ON – September 24-25

Midland Park, NJ – September 24-25

Mississauga, ON – September 24-25 (Bible Readings)

New Lenox, IL – September 24-25

Manchester, IA – October 1-2

Sussex, NB – October 1-2

St. Thomas, ON – October 8-9

Brandon, MB – October 10

Vancouver, BC – October 8-10 (Bible Reading Ephesians 3-4)

Blue River, WI – October 14-16

Change of Address

Marcus and Alison Cain, Apartado 833, 83000 Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico. Tel: 011-52-662-260-7027. E-mail remains the same.

Stanley Wells: New E-mail address: stanwells38@gmail.com.

Address of Correspondent

Mississauga, ON (Applewood Heights Gospel Hall): Dr. Paul Robinson, 85 Cassells Drive, Beeton, ON, L0G 1A0. Tel: 416 255-4993. E-mail: drback@interlog.com.

Change in Meeting Times

Ferndale, MI: Breaking of Bread 10am, Gospel Meeting 11:15am.

Home-calls

Camillo Dimarco of Mississauga, ON (Applewood Heights assembly), on June 28, age 84. Our brother emigrated from Italy in 1951, returned to marry Nicolette, and then brought her to Canada where they raised four children. Saved in 1959 through the testimony of his brother Ralph and the exercise of a visiting Italian brother, he helped in the Italian gospel work at Fairbank and then, in 1964, went to the Mimico assembly. With his dear wife, he was given to hospitality, and in the home was able to teach young believers the right ways of the Lord. A faithful man, he was a highly esteemed overseer in the assembly and will be greatly missed. His children David (Donna), Linda Bartman (Paul), Frank (Theresa), and Danny (Mary Ann) are evidence of the godly environment of his home. Pray for Nicolette, his wife of 56 years. The large funeral of saved and unsaved testified to the respect held for our brother and was taken by sons David and Danny, and fellow-elder Paul Robinson, while Alex Dryburgh took part at the committal.

Ila Forsyth of Taylorside, SK, on July 11, age 87. Our dear sister was saved as a young woman, baptized, and received into assembly fellowship. Ila was known and loved for her hospitality, kindness, generosity, and love for life. She was active in serving her Lord. She is survived by her eight children, their spouses, 15 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by two grandchildren and her husband Robb. Two of her grandsons, Stan and Chad Forsyth shared the funeral service.

Mrs. Lois (Seamen) Budd of Moncton, NB and Pugwash Jct. NS, on July 14, age 77. Our sister was saved on March 31, 1965 in Moncton when the late Ernie Sprunt was having gospel meetings. Realizing she had no peace with God, she trusted the Savior through the truth of John 6:37. The last number of years she resided with her daughter and son-in-law, Anne and Jerry Thompson of Wallace Bay (Pugwash Jct. assembly). Lois was faithful in attending assembly meetings right up until her home-call, even when weakness of body was evident. She was predeceased by her husband Ralph and two daughters, Nancy and Patricia. She is survived by two daughters and three sons. The funeral was taken by David Hunt at Moncton Gospel Hall.