Tidings

Canada

British Columbia

Vancouver: In August, Samuel Simonyi-Gindele gave a missionary report on the work in Biula, Angola at the Victoria Drive assembly.

Newfoundland and Labrador

Gander Bay: The assembly commenced gospel meetings on September 4 with Edward Dredge and Eric Fowler. Please remember this effort in prayer.

Nova Scotia

Weaver Settlement: The saints were encouraged in the month of August when a young sister was received in fellowship. Please pray for the weekly children’s meetings that began in September.

Ontario

Toronto: The Lansing Gospel Hall is celebrating 100 years of Sunday school work on Saturday October 21. They are hosting a drop-in at the hall between 11am and 2pm for a time of reuniting and reconnecting with former students and teachers. There will also be a special event in the basement for current Sunday school students and contacts. All are welcome to attend or send personal Lansing Sunday school memories to danny.dimarco@gmail.com, or pictures to sjgiraldi@hotmail.com.

U.S.A.

Illinois

New Lenox: The assembly began using the new hall at 912 Gougar Road, Joliet, IL 60432 on August 27, 2017. After much prayer and consideration, they decided to use Spring Creek Gospel Hall for the name of the building. Spring Creek is a local waterway just to the north of the hall that connects the assembly to the local area without using Joliet or New Lenox. They trust that there will be much glory to God in the activities at this new location.

Massachusetts

Saugus: The assembly held a Vacation Bible School August 21-25 with David Petterson. He shared lessons with the children and adults with the theme of “Under the Sea,” the stories of Naaman, Noah, Peter, Jonah, and finally, the children of Israel crossing the Red Sea. They were pleased with the response to the invitations and blessed with new children and adults attending throughout the week, which was capped off with a trip to the aquarium in Boston. Please pray for blessing in salvation and in the continued efforts of the Sunday school.

Michigan

Battle Creek: Please pray for the safe delivery of the continuing shipments of food and necessities being sent to the Christians in Venezuela.

Minnesota

Fridley: Two grade-school boys professed faith in Christ during a series of gospel meetings in August held by William Skates and Stan Wells.

Virginia

Crandon: The believers were encouraged with the recent addition of two young brethren into assembly fellowship. Please pray for various gospel efforts, including the possibility of an outreach in the local town of Pearisburg.

West Virginia

New Creek: The gospel meetings with Larry Steers and Robert Surgenor in August, concluded after three weeks, with blessing seen.

Mexico

Nuevo León

Monterrey: Harrys and Becky Rodríguez were able to spend two weeks at the end of July helping in the new work. Miguel and Ruth Mosquera also visited for three days early in August. Both brothers gave help in the ministry of the Word. Anderson and Mariu Hernández were encouraged with a good number of new contacts attending the meetings.

Chihuahua

Chihuahua: Two weeks of children’s meetings were held in the two halls in this city before school recommenced. The attendance was encouraging. Please continue to pray for the work in Ciudad Delicias, 60 miles south of Chihuahua, where meetings are held weekly in a rented hall. Gilberto Torrens continues to share a short message in the gospel each Friday morning on the radio.

Guanajuato

Irapuato: Ricky and Erika Sawatzky enjoyed a visit from Ross Vanstone when he shared in the gospel for a couple nights and also gave help in teaching in the nearby town of La Purísima.

Puebla

Puebla: Timothy Stevenson visited this large colonial city twice in August to conduct a house meeting. A family has expressed interest in the gospel, and eight people heard the gospel preached on each occasion.

Jalisco

Zapopan: The assembly had a week of encouraging children’s meetings, finishing with close to 100 children and more than a dozen adults in attendance. Ricky Sawatzky was present to share a message with more than 135 people in the annual Sunday school event on August 6.

Guerrero

Iguala: The assembly appreciated the help of several young men from Canada and the United States in July and August. Nicolas Thiessen (Zapopan, Jalisco) also had a week of children’s meetings in August. Timothy Harvey (West Phoenix, AZ) shared in the ministry of the Word with Leonel Chávez who was visiting the area in August.

Veracruz

Xalapa: A week of children’s meetings in August was encouraging, as were several meetings Paul Thiessen had for the teaching of the saints.

Quintana Roo

Cancún: The believers in this area appreciated visits this summer from Gilberto Torrens, Angel Davila (Venezuela), and Marcus Cain.

Sonora

Hermosillo: Abisai and Carmen Vieyra are presently residing in this city, and have rented a hall in the area of the city where they were brought up. Nightly gospel meetings commenced on August 13 and were continuing into September with encouraging interest. The help of Tim Woodford for the first week, and Dan Harvey for the second week, was much appreciated. Ten thousand Seed Sower texts and invitations were given out by the local believers prior to the commencement of the gospel meetings.

Ciudad Obregón: The assembly enjoyed a week of Bible readings on the book of James led by Paul Thiessen.

Northern Ireland

Co. Antrim

Portrush: D. Gilliland and J. Rogers held three weeks of tent meetings in August, and were encouraged with good numbers attending.

Broughshane: T. Armstrong and J. Rogers commenced a gospel series on Lord’s Day, September 3, in the hall.

Carrickfergus: W. Fenton and I. McClean commenced gospel meetings on September 10 at the Sandringham Gospel Hall. Please pray for the Lord’s blessing.

Co. Armagh

Tullyroan: A. Colgan and W. Fleck commenced gospel meetings on the Lord’s Day, September 10 in the hall.

Co. Down

Ballymagarick: D. Gilliland is expected to start a gospel series in the gospel hall early in October.

Drumaness: D. McGarvey had a few weeks of gospel meetings in the village during July. The meetings were well attended.

Moneyreagh: The assembly held tent meetings in the village of Ballygowan for five weeks during August with B. Curie and J. Palmer faithfully preaching. Some local people attended.

Warringstown: W. Martin and S. Gilfillen erected a portable hall at the end of August and commenced gospel meetings.

Co. Tryone

Cabragh: During June and early July, S. Nelson and B. Smith had six weeks of gospel meetings in an unused Garden centre of the village in connection with the assembly at Martay. A number attended from the surrounding area.

Killycurragh: The assembly erected a portable hall in the Orritor district and brethren E. Fairfield and G. Woods commenced gospel meetings on September 3.

Republic of Ireland

Co. Clare

Bridgetown: The annual believers’ meetings were well attended. The assembly was encouraged, both by the evidence of the help given by the Lord to the ministering brethren, and by the number that stayed for the following nights of ministry. The speakers on Saturday were John Fleck, Stephen Gilfillan, Paul McCauley, and David West. On the Lord’s Day, Paul Kissick gave a report on his work in the south of Ireland, and Tommy Wright gave a report on Brazil. David West continued in ministry Monday to Thursday. Believers that stayed over also gave out tracts in nearby towns.

Co. Dublin

Rathmines: Leslie Craig conducted a week of well-sattended meetings for parents and children during August.

Co. Longford

Longford: The assembly commenced the monthly children’s meeting in September with Robert Plant visiting for four nights at the start of this effort. Paul Kissick plans to bring the Bible Exhibition to Longford in October. Please pray that new contacts will be made, and for blessing in salvation.

Conferences

Manchester, IA

September 30-October 1, with prayer meeting on Friday, September 29 at 7:30pm in the Manchester Gospel Hall, 1308 N 3rd St. Correction: All other meetings at the Gathering Place, 1711 North 2nd St. Saturday: Ministry 10am, Children’s meeting 1pm, Ministry 3pm. Testimony 6pm, Gospel 6:30pm. Sunday: Bible Reading 9am (John 17), Worship 10:30am, Children’s meeting 1pm, Ministry 1:45pm, Gospel 4pm. Accom: Ken Gentz, Tel: 563 608-1222.

Wallaceburg, ON

The October conference is canceled this year.

Brandon, MB

October 9 (Canadian Thanksgiving), in the Brandon Gospel Hall, 1412-22nd Street. Bible Reading 10am (1 Timothy 5), Ministry 1:30-5:30pm. Corr. Richard Hanna, Tel: 204 729-9140, Email: rhanna@wcgwave.ca.

Edmonton, AB

October 14-15, with prayer meeting on Friday, October 13 in the Connors Hill Gospel Hall, 9302 – 95th Street. For information contact Joe Bowman, Tel: 587 557-1409; or Email: josephjbowman@gmail.com.

Lindsay, ON

October 15 in the Gospel Hall, 5 Howard Avenue, Lindsay. Breakfast 8:30am. Bible Reading 9:15am. Breaking of Bread: 10:30am. Ministry 2:30pm. Gospel 6:00pm. Corr: Don Nicholson, R.R. 3, Woodville, ON, Tel: 705 374-4883, Email: drnmen@yahoo.com.

Livonia, MI

October 28–29, with prayer meeting on Friday, October 27 at 7:30pm. All meetings held in the Stark Road Gospel Hall, 9280 Stark Road, Livonia, Michigan. Saturday: Ministry 10am and 2pm, Gospel 7pm, Hymn sing 8:30pm. Lord’s Day: Breaking of Bread 10am, Sunday school 12:45pm, Ministry 2pm, Gospel 7pm. Invited speakers: Jack Hay, Peter Ramsay, Shawn St. Clair, and Andrew Ussher. Correspondent David Vallance, 21600 Currie Road, Northville, MI 48167, Tel: 248 446-9346, E-mail: davidvallance@sbcglobal.net. Hall: 734 425-4910, http://www.starkrdgospelhall.com. Accom: Tim Fouts, Tel: 734 673-7442, E-mail: srghconference@gmail.com.

London, ON

November 4-5, in the Gospel Hall, 1196 Highbury Ave. Friday: Prayer meeting 8pm. Saturday: Ministry 10am, 2pm, and 7pm. Sunday: Breaking of Bread 9:30am, Ministry 2:30pm, Gospel 6:30pm. Corr: Philip Lampkin, 98 Moraine Court, London, ON, N6G 4Z1, Tel: 519 472-8747, E-mail: felipe.lampkin@gmail.com.

Newington, CT

November 4-5 in the Gospel Hall. Saturday: Ministry 2pm. Lord’s Day: Breaking of Bread 9:45am. Brethren walking in, and teaching the “old paths” (Jer 6:16), 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 4-5, in the Lawson Heights Gospel Hall, 131 La Ronge Road, with Prayer/Ministry on Friday, November 3, at 7:30pm. Saturday: Ministry 10:15am and 1:30pm, Gospel 7pm. Lord’s Day: Breaking of Bread 9:30am, Ministry 11:30am and 1:30pm, Gospel 7pm. Inquiries: Murray Buckingham, Tel: 306 291-5684, Email: buckinghamm@sasktel.net, Hall: 306 249-5044.

Bryn Mawr/Hatboro, PA

November 11-12, with prayer meeting on Friday, November 10 at 7:30pm at the Bryn Mawr Gospel Hall, 8 N. Summit Grove Ave., Bryn Mawr, PA. Other meetings at Colonial Elementary School, 230 Flourtown Ave., Plymouth Meeting, PA, one mile east of the intersection of routes 476 and 276 (Norristown exit of PA turnpike or exit 19 from route 476); take Germantown Pike East, turn left on Colonial Road just beyond Plymouth Whitemarsh High School. Saturday: Ministry 10am and 1:30pm, Gospel 6pm. Sunday: Breaking of Bread 10am, Sunday school 11:45am, Ministry 2pm, Gospel 4:30pm. Brethren expected are Clark Logan, John Dennison, Dan Shutt and Paul Thiessen. Accom: Alan Oliver, Tel: 610 399-3199, Email: adoliver535@gmail.com; or Jack Coleman, Tel: 215 675-7253, Email: JackColeman125@aol.com.

Oil Springs, ON

November 11-12, with prayer meeting on Friday, November 10 at 7:30pm in the Gospel Hall on Victoria St. All other meetings are in the Youth Centre, corner of Highway 21 and Victoria St. Saturday: Ministry 10:30am, Bible Reading 1pm, Ministry 2:30pm, Testimony/Gospel 6pm. Lord’s Day: Breaking of Bread 10:30am, Sunday school 1pm, Ministry 2:30pm, Gospel 7pm (Gospel Hall). Corr: Ralph Ward, Box 267, Oil Springs, ON, N0N 1P0, Tel: 519 834-2137, E-mail: redeemed4@sympatico.ca.

Oshawa, ON

November 11, in the Gospel Hall, 150 Albert Street. Ministry 2pm and 7pm, with supper served between meetings. The Lord’s servants walking and teaching in the old paths are welcome to speak as the Spirit leads. Corr: Ken Nicholson, Tel: 905 579-7540, E-mail: kencnicholson@live.com.

Blues Mills, NS

November 11-12, in the Gospel Hall, 34 Mountain Rd. Saturday: Ministry 10am and 1:45pm, Gospel 6:30pm. Lord’s Day: Breaking of Bread 10am, Ministry 2:30pm, Gospel 6:30pm. Correspondent: John Bain, Tel: 902 625-2409, E-mail: john@thegospel.ca. See http://www.thegospel.ca. Please note especially the earlier start time on Saturday.

Brampton, ON

November 18-19, with prayer meeting on Friday, November 17 at 7:30pm at the Gospel Hall, 6 Beech St. All meetings on Saturday to be at the Brampton Fairgrounds, Junior Farmers Hall, 12942 Heart Lake Road, Caledon. Conference ministry meetings starting on Saturday at 10:00 am. The theme of this year’s conference is “Prophecy” with speakers Jim Jarvis, William Skates and Frank Sona. Meetings on the Lord’s Day will be at the Gospel Hall, 6 Beech St. Corr: John Selesnic, Tel: 905-793-5450, Email: john.mar.slsnc@sympatico.ca.

Maberly, ON

November 25, at Wheeler’s Pancake House and Sugar Camp. Meetings are at 2:30pm and 7pm. Directions: Hwy 7 to Maberly, take Maberly-Elphin Rd. north to McDonald’s Corners, turn right and follow the signs to Wheeler’s Pancake House. Lord’s Day (at the Gospel Hall): Breaking of Bread 9:30am, Sunday school 11:15am, Ministry after lunch. Corr. Gordon McLeod, Tel: 613 268-2616.

Saugus, MA

December 2-3 with prayer meeting Friday, December 1 at 7:30pm. Saturday: Ministry 10:30am and 2pm, Gospel 4:30pm. Sunday: Remembrance 10am, Sunday school 11:45am, Ministry 2pm, Gospel 6:30pm. Accom: Shad Brook, Tel: 617 285-4677, E-mail: shad.brook@yahoo.com. Corr: Tony Grillo, Tel: 781 248-8900, E-mail: tonygrillo109@gmail. com.

Pennsauken, NJ

January 6-7, 2018. Please note location change: convened in the Kingsway Learning Center, 144 W. Kings Hwy, Haddonfield, NJ. Prayer meeting Friday, January 5, at 7:30pm in the Gospel Hall, 6530 Caroline Ave. Pennsauken, NJ. Topical Conference: “The Lord’s Coming.” Marvin Derksen, John Dennison and Jack Hay are the anticipated speakers. Corr. David A. Curran, 326 Windsor Ave., Haddonfield, NJ 08033-1142; Tel: 856 429-4443; E-mail: dacurran@aol.com.

Conferences Previously Published:

Clinton ON – September 30-October 1

Roseisle, MB – September 30 – October 1

Sussex, NB – September 30 – October 1

Victoria Road, ON – September 30-October 1

Cape Breton, NS – October 7-8

St. Thomas, ON – October 7-8

Vancouver, BC – October 7-8

L’Anse au Loup, LB – October 13-15

Blue River, WI – October 14-15

Terryville, CT – October 20-22

La Crosse, WI – October 28-29

Alpena, AR – November 4-5

Updates

Change of Address

Spring Creek Gospel Hall (formerly New Lenox), 912 Gougar Road, Joliet, IL, 60432.

Gospel Trust Canada: new postal code L4A 3G7.

Change of Address of Correspondent

Brandon, MB: Richard Hanna, 1306-5th Street., Brandon, MB, R7A 3M7, Tel: 204 729-9140, Email: rhanna@wcgwave.ca.

Home-calls

Helen Rehmann (Rogers) of Owen Sound, ON passed into the presence of her Savior and Lord on February 6, 2017. She leaves her husband, Frank, two sons Mark and Chris (Christine), and two grandchildren. Helen grew up in Kirkland Lake, ON, the daughter of Clarence and Nellie Rogers. She had one daughter, Ruth, and four brothers who predeceased her. Helen and her husband Frank lived in Guelph for many years before moving to Owen Sound. She loved children and entertaining the Lord’s people. Her quiet, consistent presence in the assembly was an encouragement to all. Please pray for her unsaved children and grandchildren.

Sadie Kennedy of Bleary, County Down, NI on May 20, 2017, age 96. She was saved in her late twenties while attending gospel meetings in Lurgan conducted by Stephen Alford. Shortly after her marriage, she moved to Vancouver (1957). It was there that her husband Cecil was saved and they came into fellowship in the Woodland Drive Gospel Hall. Sadly, Cecil passed away in 1976 after a long battle with cancer. In 1981, Sadie returned to N. Ireland and gathered with the believers in Bleary, to whom she quickly endeared herself. She was a godly sister, consistent in her attendance and wholeheartedly committed to the assembly. For the past eight years, she was in Faith House, where she was shown much kindness and care. Her funeral was conducted by local brethren and prayer is requested for unsaved relatives.

Barbara Barrett of Toronto, ON on June 14, 2017, aged 89. She was born in 1928 and saved in 1940 after experiencing God’s kindness through Jim and Margaret Heels in the Sunday school work at the Waubaushene Gospel Hall. With her husband Ernie, Barbara faithfully served at the Pape Avenue, Newmarket and Lansing assemblies. Her hospitality will be remembered by literally thousands of family, friends, neighbors, and strangers who were welcomed warmly into her home to enjoy world-class homemade pies and butter tarts. The family appreciates the generosity and care of the believers meeting at Lansing who loved Barbara and Ernie in a practical manner with continual care, visits, calls, and meals. Barbara made sure that her many excellent palliative caregivers listened to the gospel message from her own lips. Pray for her husband of 65 years, Ernie, their two children and their spouses, four grandchildren and their spouses, and two great-grandchildren.

Verna P. McKenna of Summerside, PE on June 19, 2017, age 93. Our dear sister was born on August 22, 1923 and was born again in 1955. She was added to the Freetown assembly, along with her late husband, Victor, in 1957 when it commenced. Verna was a quiet, godly sister, who proved her deep love and desire to honor her Savior by making it a priority to be in attendance at the assembly meetings. She was a true inspiration to the saints through her faithfulness, despite the many obstacles she encountered due to declining health. She was blessed to be able to remember her Lord the morning prior to her sudden home-call. She is survived by three sons, two daughters, 11 grandchildren, and 19 great-grandchildren. Peter Ramsay spoke faithfully at the funeral and at the graveside. Please pray for the family, some of whom are not yet saved.

Ruby Toenjes of Monticello, IA on August 17, 2017, age 95 after 10 years of failing health. She and her late husband, Irvin, were saved out of religious systems in 1950 through the labors of Paul Elliot and Oliver Smith. Shortly thereafter, she was baptized and received into fellowship in the Manchester assembly. In 1962, she became part of the new assembly in Marion, where she continued in fellowship until health problems prevented her attendance. Ruby was noted for her caring personality, consistent testimony and love to the saints. The funeral in Monticello, was taken by Allan Christopherson who faithfully spoke of the need for a new birth to many relatives, friends, and caregivers.