Tidings

Canada

Alberta

Fort McMurray: The annual Sunday school picnic was held on June 22. A good number attended and the gospel was faith­fully presented.

British Columbia

Terrace: This small assembly has carried on faithfully for almost 50 years. Pray that the Lord may direct those with an exercise to strengthen an existing testimony and give help in the gospel. Kitimat is within an hour’s drive and Prince Rupert an hour and a half away.

Kamloops: The annual conference was a blessing. Helpful ministry was given by Al Flett, Bryan Funston, Ian Gibson, Steve Meyers, Dave Richards, James Ronald, and Gordon Williams. The conference messages are on www.westsydegospelhall.com.

Langley: David and Margaret Jones returned from Chile for a visit in June. Our brother is recovering from recent surgery and hopes to return in early August.

Newfoundland and Labrador

Gander: Bruce Rodgers gave ministry on June 18-19 en route to the Corner Brook conference.

Gander Bay: The annual conference was held on the Victoria Day weekend and the ministry was very practical. There was an unexpected severe snowstorm on Sunday and the roads were almost impassable. Conference meetings continued but many weren’t able to attend as a result of the storm. On June 20, Bruce Rodgers gave a night of ministry on “The Priesthood of Believers.”

Sandringham: The assembly enjoyed a night of profitable ministry from Bruce Rodgers on June 17.

Nova Scotia

Tatamagouche: Please pray for meetings with James McClelland and Brody Thibodeau, which began in the third week of July.

Ontario

Thunder Bay: The saints enjoyed a profitable week of ministry in June with Peter Smith on “The Life of David.”

Victoria Road: Please pray for gospel tent meetings, held by the Victoria Road assembly, which began on July 14 in Kirkfield with Gary Sharp and Lorne Langfeld. There are some interested local contacts.

Prince Edward Island

Crapaud: The new Gospel Hall is progressing well with all the flooring down and baseboard trim almost finished. The assembly is thankful to God for His faithfulness.

Rosebank: John Meekin led a week of Bible readings on 1 Timothy, addressing foundational truths related to “The House of God” as a help to encourage a number of new converts from the gospel meetings held at the beginning of the year. Please continue to pray for these new believers that they might be built up on their most holy faith.

U.S.A.

Arkansas

Alpena: The assembly enjoyed ministry from the epistle to the Romans as Joel Portman extended his visit into the middle of June. We appreciated ministry from Ike Frazier, and a visit from Tom Baker who gave valuable help with the meetings.

Maine

Madawaska: Murray McCandless and Dan Harvey were having weekly Sunday house meetings in the area with some interest and blessing in the gospel. They plan to follow up with gospel tent meetings starting July 13.

Michigan

Deckerville: Bill Metcalf had visits in early May and late June with appreciated ministry which encouraged and met spiritual need.

Jackson: Prayer would be greatly appreciated in view of gospel meetings with Jonathan Procopio and John Meekin in August.

Minnesota

Fridley: A week of tent meetings, with D. Shutt and R. Bednarik, was held in the middle of June, preceded by the distribution of over 10,000 Seed Sower texts and invitations. The meetings were well attended in spite of some strong evening storms. This Elko/New Market effort was new territory.

New Jersey

Midland Park: The assembly enjoyed two nights of ministry in early January from James Baker. The Sunday school treat on January 26 had some visitors and a gospel message by Don Draper. Eugene Higgins was with the assembly for 2 1/2 weeks, from late February through March 17, with help on several nights by Don Draper. Attendance was good, with an interest shown by some. Walter Gustafson visited on a Lord’s Day in April, and spoke in ministry. Leslie Craig and Sam Maze visited for a Lord’s Day on June 9, and brother Craig gave ministry the following evening. Prayer is requested for the Vacation Bible School planned for August 12-16, with several of the young brethren in the assembly sharing the speaking responsibility.

Virginia

Crandon: The assembly hosted a booth at a flea market in the town of Dublin on June 1 for the distribution of Bibles and literature. The following week, children’s meetings were held at the hall with Paul Barnhardt on the “Trees of the Bible.” The meetings were well attended by the Christians as well as two other families. Bible readings are scheduled for July 22-26 with Frank Sona on 1 Timothy.

Mexico

Cancun: Chucho Gomez (Zamora) spent 10 days here helping in the gospel and ministry. Timothy Turkington (Venezuela) and David Alves, Jr. began two weeks of special meetings at the end of June.

Ciudad Obregon: On June 16, seven believers obeyed the Lord in baptism. Andrew Zuidema (Midland Park) has given appreciated help, working alongside Shad Kember and Abisai Vieyra, here and in Guasave.

Emiliano Zapata: Using his chart on “The Dispensations,” David Alves, Jr. has been seeking to help new believers. Several unsaved from the town have begun to attend.

El Barril: The hall was filled for a visit by Marcus Cain. Paul Thiessen spent a week here covering “The Dispensations” and was encouraged by the interest and attendance.

Guasave: God is working in two places in the northern part of the state of Sinaloa. Nine believers, including one woman from the town of Abelardo, were baptized by Shad Kember and Abisai Vieyra.

Iguala: Abisai and Carmen Vieyra have moved here. Please pray for them and their two small children in this period of adjustment. They join Duncan and Anna Beckett in this growing work. Marcus Cain had four meetings on assembly truth, while Jairo Gracia (Hermosillo) had meetings for children. Three believers obeyed the Lord in baptism.

San Juan: There was good interest in assembly topics taken up by David Alves, Sr. One young couple responded to the teaching and has been added to the company, an hour’s drive from Puerto Vallarta.

San Luis Rio Colorado: John and Joanne Clingen have joined Dan and Joan Harvey in the work here. John Dennison has also made several appreciated visits recently.

Santiago Ixcuintla: The new hall was inaugurated at the end of June with a two-day conference. David Alves, Sr., Marcus Cain, Shad Kember, Jonathan Seed, and Paul Thiessen helped in the ministry and gospel preaching. Paul Thiessen remained for a week, helping James Dyck and Jesse Klein with special gospel meetings. Jamer Rodriguez and Carlos Castaño, from Colombia, have come for several months to help in construction work and distribution of literature in the needy state of Nayarit.

N. Ireland

Ballykeel (Mourne), Co. Down: The assembly was encouraged with good attendance at their annual conference on June 27. Profitable ministry was given by Walter Boyd, Brian Currie, Brian Glendinning, Robin McKeown, and Jackie Palmer.

Russia

Jesse Fitch writes, “Several brethren from the west have visited the assemblies in Western Siberia and Ural Mountains. Local saints were encouraged with helpful ministry and material assistance. Two local brethren have shown an interest in gospel work. A Christian magazine is being circulated among the believers. Another trip is planned for September. Prayer is greatly valued.”

Conferences

Arlington/Marysville, WA

August 31-September 2, in the Arlington Gospel Hall, with Prayer Meeting on Friday, August 30 at 7pm. The Bible studies will be from Jonah’s prophecy. Lindsay Parks, Larry Perkins, Stu Thompson, and Stephen Vance have been invited to share in ministry and Bible studies. Saturday: Bible Study 8:45am, Ministry 10:15am and 2pm, Prayer 6:15pm, Gospel 7pm, Ministry for the Young 8:30pm. Sunday: Remembrance Meeting 9:30am, Bible Study 11:20am, Ministry 2:30pm, Prayer 6:15pm, Gospel 7pm, Ministry for the Young 8:30pm. Monday: Bible Study 8:45am, Ministry 10:15am. Breakfast at 8am, lunch and supper served each day. Accom: Phil Kazen, Tel: 360 659-4611, E-mail: ps.kazen@yahoo.com; or Jim Klein, Tel: 360 435-6611, E-mail: kleinklan123@hotmail.com.

Clementsvale, NS

August 31 – September 1, in the Champlain Hall, Cornwallis Park. Saturday: Prayer/Ministry 10am, Ministry 2pm, Gospel 7pm. Sunday: Bible Reading 8:30am (Subject: “The Lord’s Supper.” Readings: the Gospels; Acts 2:42; Acts 20:7; 1Cor 10:16-17; 1Cor 11:20-29), Breaking of Bread 10am, Sunday school 1pm, Ministry 2pm, Gospel 6:30pm. Corr: Lionel Cress, Tel: 902 467-3115. Limited accommodations are available in the homes of the Christians. Group rates have been arranged with the Conference Center for those wishing to book rooms. Other local events are putting pressure on availability and price, so the rooms must be booked in advance. Please call or E-mail Jonathan McClelland by August 23 at Tel: 902 638-3260; E-mail: jonathan@westernvalleyagri.ca. Directions to the conference and the Bible reading outline will be available at www.clementsvalegospelhall.com.

Sault Ste. Marie, MI/ON

September 6-8, the 97th conference to be held in the Gospel Hall, 475 Wellington St. East, Sault Ste. Marie, ON. Prayer Meeting, Friday, September 6 at 7:30pm. Saturday: 10am, 1:30pm, 3:30pm, 6:30pm. Lord’s Day: 10:15am, 1:30pm, 3:30pm, 7pm. Bible readings 1:30pm both days (John 18 and 19). Contact: David West, Tel: 705 945-9245; E-mail: dcwest@shaw.ca; Hall: 705 949- 1101.

Arnstein, ON

September 13-15, in the Arnstein Gospel Hall, 10762 Hwy 522, Arnstein, ON, with Prayer Meeting on Friday at 7:30pm.  Saturday: Bible Reading, 8:45am “Our State of Mind until the Lord returns.” Ministry 11am, 2pm, 7pm. Lord’s Day: Bible Reading 8:45am “Preparing our Minds for Worship,” Breaking of Bread 10am, Ministry 2pm, Gospel 7pm.  For advance accommodations, call Jesse Booth, Tel: 705 757-3716.

Hardwick, VT

September 13-15, with Prayer Meeting on Friday, September 13 at 7:30pm at the Gospel Hall, 153 Cherry Street, Hardwick. All other meetings will be held at the Hardwick Elementary School on the Main Street (Jct of Rtes 14 and 15). Meetings on Saturday commence with Ministry 10am and Sunday with the Breaking of Bread 10am, followed by ministry and gospel. Meals will be served, including breakfast 9am Saturday and 8:45am Sunday. For accommodations, please advise in advance to Bill Scott at Tel: 802 472-6257; or E-mail: tobillsinvt@earthlink.net.

Hitesville, IA

September 21-22 (these are the corrected dates), with Prayer Meeting on Friday, September 20 at 7:30 pm at the Hitesville Gospel Hall, 17527 260th Street, Aplington, IA. Directions: from Aplington, at the Lincoln Bank corner take county road T25 about 6 miles north to 260th Street and take 260th St. 1/2 mile east to the hall. Saturday: Ministry 10am and 2pm, Gospel 6:15pm. Lord’s Day: Bible Reading 9am (Leviticus 16), Breaking of Bread 10:30am, Ministry 2pm. Corr: Dr. Larry L. Brandt, P.O. Box 683, Parkersburg, IA 50665; Tel: 319 346-1084; Hall: 319 347-2333.

Chapman Valley/Parry Sound, ON

September 20-22, in the Chapman Valley Gospel Hall, 9 Miller Road, Hwy #124 at Miller Road, 18 km west of Hwy #11. Prayer Meeting on Friday, September 20, 7:30pm, with supper at 6pm. Breakfast at 8:15am on Saturday and Sunday. Saturday: Bible Reading 9:45am (Forgiveness), Ministry 1:45pm, Ministry/Gospel 6:45pm. Sunday: Breaking of Bread 9:45am, Children’s Meeting 1pm, Ministry 2pm, Gospel 7pm. Chapman Valley Corr: Russ Longhurst, 28 River Road, RR#2, Sundridge, ON, P0A 1Z0; Tel: 705 387-4393, E-mail: russdianne@yahoo.com. Parry Sound Corr: Delcoe Jeffery, 11 Hoddy’s Side Road, RR#3, Parry Sound, ON, P2A 2W9; Tel: 705 746-8453.

Midland Park, NJ

September 28-29, the 72nd annual Conference, with Prayer Meeting on Friday, September 27 in the Gospel Hall at 8pm. Saturday and Lord’s Day will be at the Eastern Christian High School, 50 Oakwood Avenue, North Haledon, NJ. The speakers expected are Robin McKeown (UK), John Stubbs (UK), Andrew Ussher, and Earl Ritchie. Meeting times: Saturday Ministry10am and 2pm, Gospel 6pm. Lord’s Day Breaking of Bread 10am, Sunday School 11:45am, Ministry 2pm, Gospel 6pm. Accom: David Hamilton, 189 South Central Ave., Ramsey, NJ 07446. Tel: 201 312-8439; E-Mail:davidandjoyhamilton@gmail.com.

New Lenox, IL

September 28-29, in the Lincoln Way West High School, corner of Spencer Rd. and Gougar Rd. in New Lenox. Prayer Meeting Friday at 7:30pm in the Gospel Hall, 13550 West US Rt. 6, Mokena. Saturday: Ministry 10am and 2pm, Gospel 6:30 pm. Lord’s Day: Breaking of Bread 10:30am, Minstry 2pm, Gospel 3:30pm. Accom: Brent Studnicka, Tel; 815 463-9590, E-mail brentstudnicka@gmail.com.

Sussex, NB

October 5-6, at the Sussex High School, with Prayer Meeting on Friday, October 4 in the Sussex Gospel Hall. Saturday: Ministry 10am and 2:30pm, Sunday School 1pm, Gospel 7pm. Lord’s Day: Breaking of Bread 10am, Sunday School 1pm, Ministry 2pm, Gospel 7pm. Excellent meals are provided each day. For information, please contact Jim MacIntosh, Tel: 506 943-0101, E-mail: j1947m@rogers.com. To arrange for accommodations contact Trevor McClelland, Tel: 506 433-1234, E-mail: trevor@commercialtent.com.

Brandon, MB

October 14 (Canadian Thanksgiving) in the Brandon Gospel Hall. Bible Reading 10am (1Timothy 1), Ministry 1:30-5pm. There is no evening meeting. Corr: Alan Ritchie, Tel: 204 727-4971; E-Mail: agr@myts.net.

St. Thomas, ON

October 12-13, with Prayer at 7:30pm on Friday, October 11 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 2pm, Gospel 7pm. Sunday: Breaking of Bread 10am, Ministry 2:30pm, Gospel 6:30pm. Corr: John McCandless, RR#1, Port Stanley, ON, N5L 1J1; Tel: 519 769-2119; E-mail:johnmccandless1@gmail.com.

Vancouver, BC

October 12-14, the 100th Thanksgiving Conference in the Burnaby South Secondary School, 5455 Rumble Street, Burnaby. Prayer meeting Friday 7:30pm in the Victoria Drive Gospel Hall, 4659 Victoria Drive. Saturday: Bible Reading 10am (1John 5), Ministry 1:30, 3:30pm, Missionary 7pm. Lord’s Day: Breaking of Bread 9:30 am (Gospel Hall), Ministry 2:30pm, Gospel 7pm. Monday: Bible Reading 10am (2John, 3John), Ministry 1:30, 3:30pm. Corr: Phil Broadhead, Tel: 604 468-4979, E-mail: pabroad@gmail.com. Please give advance notice for accommodation to Ben Frith, Tel: 604 931-3677; E-Mail: bjfrith@hotmail.com.

Blue River, WI

October 18-20, in Highland High School, off Hwy. 80, north side of Highland. Prayer meeting on Friday at 8pm in Blue River Gospel Hall. Saturday: Ministry 10am. Sunday: Bible Reading 9am. “The Lord’s coming: His promise” (John 14:3), Our proclamation (1Cor 11:26), Divine procedure (1Thes 4:13-18). Breaking of Bread 10:30am, Gospel (Gospel Hall). Following the conference, there will be Bible readings on Titus, October 22-24. Contact James Frazier, 15513 Richwood Estates Lane, Blue River, WI 53518; Tel: 608 537-2977; E-mail: woodind@mwt.net.

Conferences Previously Published

Westbank, BC – August 3-4

Fort McMurray, AB – August 23-25

Akron, OH – August 31-September 1

Kansas, MO – August 31-September 1

Beetown, WI – September 2

Change of Address

Abisai and Carmen Vieyra, Andador Tixtla # 6, Colonia Guerrero 200, 40050 Iguala, Guerrero, México. Tel: 011-52-733-332-03-03; E-mail: iasiba@yahoo.com.

Jim and Edythe Currie, #427, 21616 – 52nd Ave., Langley, BC. V2Y 1L7. Tel: 604 598-0785; E-mail: jamescurrie@gmail.com.

Corrections to Address Book 2013

Maxine Orasuk, 113 Primrose Dr., Cornwall, PE, C0A 1H4 (postal code change)

William Metcalf: E-mail address is wcmetcalf1@bell.net.

Paul & Eunice Poidevin, P.O Box 140088 Kabompo, NWP, Zambia, Africa. Tel: +260 218 375101; Paul’s Cell: +260 974 062355.

Jonathan Procopio: E-mail address is jonprosr@gmail.com.

Jim and Muriel Webb, 3-322 King Ave., Portage la Prairie, MB, R1N 3Y7.

Home-calls

Doris Sophie Kolodie-Gusta of Edmonton, AB, on April 27, age 88. On New Year’s Day, 1961, the gospel changed the course of Doris’ life. Her newfound faith in God gave her a new purpose and direction as she embraced the truth of John 11:25, “I am the resurrection and the life. He that believeth in Me, though he were dead, yet shall he live.” Sharing the gospel became her lifelong mission as she seized opportunities to impact others. Her love for family and friends was a wondrous evidence of God’s tender, guiding hand. She leaves her five daughters and their families, 11 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. She passed from this life of uncertainty to see the blessed face of the One she so faithfully served and loved. She enjoyed the fellowship of the Christians at the Connor’s Hill assembly in Edmonton during the last eight years. The funeral took place in Winnipeg, MB.

Agnes (Robertson) MacDonald of Sydney, NS, on May 3, 2013, in her 86th year. Our dear sister was born in Sydney Mines, NS, on September 29, 1926, and born again in February 1950. She was a faithful member of the Sydney Mines assembly for many years. Following her marriage to Junior MacDonald in 1990, she gathered with the Christians in Sydney. Their home always had an open door to the saints and servants of the Lord. Agnes faithfully attended all the meetings of the assembly and consistently supported gospel work until her health deteriorated. She leaves behind her husband, two stepdaughters and their spouses, five grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and a special sister-in-law and her family. Kenneth Robertson, Stephen Joyce, and James McClelland shared in the funeral with Matthew Swan and David Williams taking part at the graveside. The gospel was faithfully preached and touching words of comfort were given.

Gerald Hatt of Calgary, AB, on May 19, age 83, after a brief stay in the hospital. Born in Middleton, NS, he was saved on July 9, 1950 and lived to prove the reality of it for the rest of his life. He moved to Calgary in 1970 and married Pearl Griffin who predeceased him in 1995. In 1998, he married Gladys Aulenback of Nova Scotia who is left to mourn his passing. He was an electrician and used his skill in many halls and as a help to Christians. He is remembered for his faithful, cheerful help in outreach Sunday school work. His station wagon load of kids (before seatbelts) was amazing and surprisingly organized. His quiet demeanor had a calming effect.  He is a brother “who did what he could,” and will be missed. The funeral was taken by Gordon Williams, with D. Hanna at the graveside.

Samuel Dempsey of San Diego, CA, on June 1, after nearly 40 years in the assembly in San Diego and a short time in the Western Assemblies home in Claremont, CA. Our brother was born on December 28, 1926. Sam gave himself to bringing homeless people to the gospel meetings and children to the Sunday school. He is missed.

George Lawford, of Portage La Prairie, MB, age 95, on June 5, 2013. He was saved in his youth when the gospel was brought to the Pine Creek district in the early 1930s and his long life demonstrated the gospel from his earliest association with the newly formed Pine Creek assembly. With his first wife Mary (nee Ronald), he enjoyed 64 years together, living for a few years in the Hiawatha, SK area and for the past 60 years in the Portage La Prairie area. His steady devotion and attendance at the assembly were shown until recent declining weakness was followed by hospitalization for the last two months. George was predeceased by his only brother and is survived by his son Richard and daughter Marilyn, five grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. He is survived by his second wife Phyllis and her extended family. The funeral was taken by son Richard and stepson Don Bowden, with words in the gospel by David Vanstone. Pray for many unsaved connections.

Anita M. LeBlanc of Moncton, NB, age 85, beloved wife of the late Yvon J. LeBlanc, passed into the presence of her Lord on Saturday, June 8, 2013. Anita will be sadly missed by her three children, all professing believers. A private family funeral service was held on June 11, 2013. Anita’s husband Yvon went home on April 25th (see July T&T). Kindly pray for family connections that Yvon and Anita prayed for and witnessed to on a regular basis.

Clarence Rideout of Seal Cove, NL, on June 9, age 85.  He was born on July 27, 1927 and born again in May, 1959. He was baptized in September 1977 and gathered to the little assembly in Seal Cove in December 1979 where he remained faithful until his recent illness prevented him from attending.  He was constantly witnessing for his beloved Lord and sought every opportunity to further the gospel. As a sign of his faithful testimony over the years, most of the community attended the funeral with some from the neighbouring community. The service was shared by George Whey (Gander) and Sandy Feltham (Sandringham). His son, Bernard Rideout, had a message in the gospel, and his son-in-law, Clyde Strickland, had messages of condolences, and prayed at the cemetery. He leaves to mourn his wife of 61 years, Ruby, and six children, all of whom are saved.  He also leaves behind 13 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He will be missed by all.

Irene Harms of Muscoda, WI, June 26, age 94. She was born again December 22, 1932. Irene was the last person to pass away of the original 26 who first broke bread at Blue River, WI, on May 28, 1933. Over the years she invited friends and neighbors to gospel meetings. Irene was not physically able to attend the assembly meetings for the last few years, but continued to pray for the unsaved and the Christians. Isaiah Frazier spoke at her funeral.