Tidings

Canada

British Columbia

Kamloops: The annual conference was a real blessing with helpful ministry from Steve Brand (Manitoba), Ian Gibson (Manitoba), David McKillen (NI), Bryon Meyers, Steve Meyers (Washington), Dave Richards, and Ross Smyth (British Columbia). A number attended, enjoying the Word of God and the happy time of fellowship.

Port Alberni: The assembly appreciated the visit of Eric and Margie Fowler during the week of June 10.

Vancouver: Eric and Margie Fowler were with the assembly in Victoria Drive for the Lord’s Day, June 17, when Eric spoke at the SS Awards Day, at the German Canadian Care Home, and in the gospel at night. He gave practical ministry from 1 Peter for the following three nights.

New Brunswick

Sussex: The assembly had four days of gospel meetings in early July with an emphasis on reaching Chinese contacts through the study of a select few Chinese characters and their correlation with accounts in the early chapters of Genesis. Frank Sona was with the assembly in July for one week of children’s meetings and a week of ministry following.

Newfoundland and Labrador

Sandringham: The assembly enjoyed a visit from Alex and Jean Stephenson on June 24, with Alex giving appreciated ministry.

Nova Scotia

Pugwash: The annual conference over the Canada Day weekend was well attended with helpful, practical ministry given by David Hierlihy, David Hunt, Murray McCandless, Peter Ramsay, Gerard Roy, and David Swan, as well as local brethren. The gospel was also faithfully preached both evenings. We now look to the Lord to use the Seed sown to bring forth fruit for His glory.

Ontario

London: The Highbury assembly requests prayer for children’s meetings with Pete Smith in August.

Quebec

Venosta: In June, Justin Brazeau, Eric Fowler, and Murray Pratt had gospel meetings in this new area. They were encouraged to see an average of seven adults from the rural area attend the meetings nightly. An 80-year-old woman professed to be saved.

U.S.A.

Colorado

Denver: The assembly purposed to hold a week of children’s meetings from July 23-27. Prayer is requested for the Lord to bless His Word.

Iowa

Cedar Falls: The gospel meetings with Brian Crawford and Gary Sharp closed on June 24.

Central City: Al Christopherson and Dave Yoder purposed three weeks of gospel meetings on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, beginning July 2 in the Falcon Civic Center.

Dunkerton: Gospel meetings are purposed with Jerry Jennings and Roy Weber beginning on August 12.

Michigan

Battle Creek: Venezuelan Relief Fund: Food shipments continue almost every two weeks to Venezuela for the relief of the saints there. As of the end of June, larger shipments are being sent. Ten pallets of food and other necessities left Miami on a ship bound for Venezuela. The assembly thanks everyone for their continued prayers for the safe delivery of these shipments, for the Venezuelan saints, and for the country itself.

Michigan

Jackson: David Zuidema held a week of children’s meetings the last week of June. The Word was faithfully presented and there were a good number of children that attended.

Minnesota

Fridley: The saints enjoyed a few nights of ministry given by Stu Thompson in May, and Jerry Jennings in June. Gospel meetings with Brandon Doll and Frank Sona are purposed to begin August 5.

New Jersey

Pennsauken: The assembly had tent meetings with Gene Higgins and Kyle Wilson from June 3-July 1. The Lord blessed in salvation. Kyle Wilson also helped in the Spanish work in this area with gospel meetings in Spanish on Saturday nights and Sunday afternoons.

Midland Park: Prayer is requested for the Lord’s blessing on the upcoming Vacation Bible School planned from August 13-17. Local brethren David T. Zuidema and others will be speaking in the gospel to the children.

Wisconsin

Rio: Brandon Doll purposed having a Seed Sowers distribution and tent meetings from July 15-August 3.

Mexico

Quintana Roo

Cancún: Shad Kember spent one week in June helping with the meetings and visitation. On Sunday, June 17, he and Charles Davidson (Cardy, NI), preached the gospel in the two meetings, morning and evening. At the end of each meeting, a group of believers were baptized. The attendance was most encouraging, with a number attending for the first time. The following Lord’s Day, Charles preached at both meetings as well as the Bible class for the children. Timothy and Amy Turkington appreciate the prayers of God’s people for continued progress in the work here.

San Luis Potosi

El Barril: The believers had reason to rejoice during the month of June when others obeyed the Lord in baptism. Three believers have recently been received to the fellowship as well. Progress on the construction of the hall continues, with the help of Mike Palmer (Cedar Falls, IA) and Tim McCalley (Marion, IA). They are helping in this practical way, as well as in the ministry of the Word and the preaching of the gospel.

Chihuahua

Chihuahua: Gilberto Torrens and Nelson Ovalles commenced a gospel series on June 24 with encouraging attendance of unsaved contacts.

Sonora

Hermosillo: The assembly appreciated a brief visit from Gilberto Torrens and his family in June.

Republic of Ireland

Co. Dublin

Rathmines: The annual conference on May 5 was well attended. The speakers were Stephen Gilfillan, A. J. Higgins (The Temple: Highlights in Hindsight), Josh Jacob, and Wesley Martin. The meetings on Lord’s Day were conducted by A. J. Higgins and Josh Jacob. Three nights of ministry meetings were held following the conference, the subject being “The Biography of the Baptist.” William Skates visited the assembly at the end of May. Tom Matthews visited in June and gave a report of his 50 years of labor in the gospel in Brazil. The annual Summer Bible Study (July – September) commenced with this year’s subject being the “Son of” titles of the Savior.

Co. Sligo

Collooney: Special children’s meetings are planned from August 13-17 with Robert Plant. The meetings will be held in a community centre in the middle of a large housing estate in Sligo where gospel calendars have been well received in the past. Prayer would be greatly appreciated.

Conferences

Arlington/Marysville, WA

August 31-September 3, Labor Day conference in the Arlington Gospel Hall. Friday: Prayer meeting 7pm. Saturday: meetings at 8:45am, 10:15am, 2pm, 7pm, 8:30pm. Sunday: meetings at 9:30am, 11:20am, 2:30pm, 7pm, 8:30pm. Monday: meetings at 8:45am and 10:15am. Breakfast (8am), lunch and supper served each day. Brian Kember, Jim McMaster (Scotland), Lindsay Parks, David Vallance, and Dale Vitale are expected to share in the ministry. Accom: Jim Klein, Tel: 425 508-2807; E-mail: kleinklan123@hotmail.com or Phil Kazen, Tel: 360 659-4611; E-mail: ps.kazen@yahoo.com.

Clementsvale, NS

September 1-2, in Champlain Hall, Cornwallis Park. Saturday: Prayer and ministry 10am, Ministry 2pm, Gospel 7pm. Sunday: Bible Reading 8:30am, Breaking of Bread 10am, Sunday school 1pm, Ministry 2pm, Gospel 6:30pm. Corr: Lionel Cress, Tel: 902 467-3115. Due to limited accommodations, please contact David Cress, Tel: 902 247-4774; E-mail: dcress65@gmail.com by August 28 to make arrangements. Directions to the conference and the outline for the Bible Reading will be available at http://www.clementsvalegospelhall.com.

Hampton, IA

September 1-2, annual Missionary Conference with prayer meeting on Friday night at 7pm in the Hampton Gospel Hall, 93rd Street SE. Saturday: Report and ministry 10am. Sunday: Breaking of Bread 10am. Report and ministry in the afternoon. Speakers at this Missionary Conference will be Clark Logan (Botswana), Ross Vanstone (Texas/Mexico), and Kyle Wilson (Nicaragua). Lunch and supper served each day. Accom: Layne Walvatne, Tel: 563 518-1102.

Hardwick, VT

September 8-9, with Prayer Meeting on Friday, September 7 at 7:30pm at the Gospel Hall, 153 Cherry Street. Saturday and Lord’s Day meetings at the Hardwick Elementary School, 135 South Main Street (at the village jct. of Routes 14 and 15). Saturday: Ministry 10am and 2pm, Gospel Meeting 6:30pm. Sunday: Lord’s Supper 10am, Sunday School 12pm; Ministry 2pm; Gospel Meeting 4pm. Contact Bill Scott in advance for accommodations, Tel: 802-472-6257; Cell: 802-473-0238; E-mail: billsinvt@earthlink.net.

Sault Ste. Marie, ON

September 7-9, in the Gospel Hall, 475 Wellington St. East with prayer meeting Friday, September 7 at 7:30pm. Saturday meetings: 10am, 1:30pm, 3:30pm, and 6:30pm. Lord’s Day: 10:15am, 1:30pm, 3:30pm, Gospel 6:30pm. Bible readings will be John 7-8 at 1:30pm each day. Corr: David West, E-mail: dcwest@shaw.ca.

Arnstein, ON

September 14-16, in the Arnstein Gospel Hall at 10762 Hwy 522, Arnstein, ON. Friday: Prayer 7:30pm. Saturday: Prayer/Ministry 10am, Ministry 2pm, Bible Reading 3:15pm (Preservation in an evil world), Gospel 7pm. Lord’s Day: Bible Reading 8:45am (Behold the Man), Worship 10am, Ministry 2pm, Gospel 6:30pm. For advance accommodations, call Jesse Booth, Tel: 705 757-3716.

Chapman Valley/Parry Sound, ON

September 22-23, in the Chapman Valley Gospel Hall, 9 Miller Road, Municipality of Magnetawan. Prayer meeting on Friday, September 21, 7pm (Supper will NOT be served beforehand). Breakfast served at 8:15am on Saturday and Sunday. Saturday: Bible Study 9:45–11:45am (Ministry: “The Holy Spirit”); Ministry 1:45pm; Ministry/Gospel 6:30– 8pm. Sunday: Breaking of Bread 9:45am, Children’s meeting 1pm, Ministry 2pm, Gospel 7pm. Chapman Valley Contact: Russ Longhurst, Tel: 705 387-4393; E-mail: russandiane@gmail.com. Parry Sound Contact: Delcoe Jeffery, Tel: 705 746-8453; E-mail: deltess@cogeco.ca.

Joliet, IL (formerly New Lenox, IL)

September 28-29, at the Spring Creek Gospel Hall, 912 Gougar Road, Joliet, IL. Friday: Prayer meeting 7:30pm. Saturday: Ministry 10am and 2pm, Gospel 6:30pm. Lord’s Day: Breaking of Bread 10:30am, Ministry 2pm, Gospel 3:30pm. Accom: Brent Studnicka, Tel: 815 463-9590; E-mail: brentstudnicka@gmail.com.

Sussex, NB

September 29-30, at the Sussex High School. Prayer meeting on Friday, September 28 in the Sussex Gospel Hall. Saturday: Ministry 10am and 2:30pm, Sunday school 1pm, Gospel 6:30pm. Lord’s Day: Breaking of Bread 10am, Sunday school 1pm, Ministry 2pm, Gospel 6:30pm. Meals are provided each day. For information, contact Jim MacIntosh, Tel: 506 943-0101; E-mail: j1947m@rogers.com. For accommodations in advance, contact Trevor McClelland, Tel: 506 433-1234; E-mail: trevor@commercialtent.com.

Brandon, MB

October 8 (Canadian Thanksgiving), in the Brandon Gospel Hall, 1412-22nd Street. Bible reading 10am (1 Timothy 6), Ministry 1:30-5:30pm. Corr: Richard Hanna, Tel: 204 729-9140; E-mail: rhanna@wcgwave.ca.

Midland Park, NJ

September 22-23, the 77th annual conference with prayer meeting on Friday, September 21 at 8pm in the gospel hall, 61 Prospect St. Meetings on Saturday and Lord’s Day will be in the Eastern Christian High School, 50 Oakwood Ave. (off High Mountain Rd.), North Haledon, NJ. Speakers expected are John Dennison (Arizona), Colin Hutchinson (Scotland), and Andrew Ussher (Ontario). Saturday: Ministry 10am and 2pm, Gospel 6pm. Sunday: Breaking of Bread 10am, Sunday school 11:45am, Ministry 2pm, Gospel 4:30pm. Two meals will be served on Saturday and on the Lord’s Day. Please advise beforehand of your coming. Accom: David Hamilton, 189 South Central Ave., Ramsey, NJ 07446; Tel: 201 312-8439; E-Mail: davidandjoyhamilton@gmail.com.

Huntsville, ON

October 20, at the Huntsville Gospel Hall, 65 West Rd. Ministry 10am, 2pm, and 7pm. Corr: David Traves, Tel: 705 783-9587.

Conferences Previously Published

Akron, OH – September 1-2

Fort McMurray, AB – September 1-2

Kansas City, MO – September 1-2

Beetown, WI – September 3

Alpena, AR – September 8-9

Hitesville, IA – September 15-16

Home-calls

Sarah A. Mitchell (nee Johnston) of N. Ireland on March 21, 2018, age 88. She was saved in June 1944 at meetings in the Cookstown Gospel Hall. Along with her husband Cameron, she immigrated to Vancouver, BC in 1948 and was received into the Cedar Cottage assembly. Later, they became founding members of the Woodland Drive assembly (Vancouver). On their return to N. Ireland, they were received into fellowship in the Killycurragh assembly and later moved to the Cookstown assembly where she remained for 40 years. She had a genuine interest in the assembly and all its activities but was latterly restricted by health. A large number from the Cookstown Gospel Hall attended her funeral which was conducted by B. Eadie, B. Taylor, and D. Glasgow. She is greatly missed by her daughter Beth (Kissick), son Wilfred, their spouses, 10 grandchildren, and 18 great-grandchildren. Prayer would be appreciated for the family.

Georgie Yvonne Taylor of Charlottetown, PE on April 21, 2018, age 91. Born again in 1952, she was in the Charlottetown assembly and faithfully attended until health problems would not allow. Georgie made a great effort to take her grandchildren to children’s meeting while they were young, as was mentioned by them at her funeral. She is survived by her husband Eric, a son, a daughter, and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Georgie’s pleasant and cheerful countenance will be missed by all. Prayer is requested for the many unsaved family members.

Janet (Conley) Hawley of Picton, ON on May 15, 2018, age 67. She is the daughter of Hazel and the late Wilmot Conley, and married John Hawley in 1971. Janet was saved in 1964 at the age of 12 through John 3:16 during a gospel series with Murray McLeod and Timothy Kember, who were preaching in a portable hall in Rose Hall, ON. She was baptized in October 1966 and received into fellowship in the Picton assembly in November 1968. Janet enjoyed the fellowship of the saints in Picton for 50 years. Her loving manner and patience will be missed by her family and the assembly. The gospel was faithfully preached by Eugene Badgley during the funeral, with a large number in attendance. Janet leaves behind two children, Danny and Denise, and four grandchildren whom she adored deeply. Continued prayer is requested for her family.

Eileen Warden of London, ON on May 19, 2018, age 89. She was born on June 9, 1928 and born again on October 30, 1936. In the words of Romans 16:2, “She was a succourer of many.” After Eileen and her husband were saved in gospel meetings in Toronto, they were actively involved in the interests of the Lord and His assembly. She taught Sunday school, worked in the kitchen at the Highbury hall, and entertained in their home. Eileen was constantly sending cards to the sick and sorrowing, as well as encouraging young believers to live for God. Her children, John and Lois, are saved, but prayer is requested for her unsaved daughter-in-law. Phil Lampkin spoke a fitting word in the gospel to a full hall, and Alex Dryburgh spoke at the committal service. Her seat is empty and she is greatly missed.

Jessie Bain (Sutherland) Taylor of Bryn Mawr, PA on June 3, 2018, age 81. She was born on January 12, 1937 and saved on February 28, 1954 during the last night of a gospel series held in the Bryn Mawr Gospel Hall by Fred Watson and William Warke. It was after the meeting, as she read Romans 10:9, that the light of salvation “dawned in her heart.” In 1968, she married Fred Taylor and they had one son, Mark. Both Fred and Mark predeceased her: Fred in 1994, and Mark in 2017. Despite the Parkinson’s disease that struck her later in life, she was always at the meetings of the assembly when physically possible. She is survived by a daughter-in-law, three grandsons, a sister, two brothers, and numerous nieces and nephews. Faithful and beloved, she will be greatly missed.

Gene Haack of Waterloo, IA on June 19, 2018, age 93. He was awakened to his need of salvation at the death of his father in November of 1970. He was saved on February 7, 1971 during a series of gospel meetings being held in the Waterloo hall by Sydney Maxwell and Eric McCullough. Baptized shortly thereafter and received into the fellowship of the Western Avenue assembly, he was faithful until he finished his course with joy. Preceded by his wife in March of 2009, he is survived by one sister and two brothers. The funeral service was conducted by Russ Nesbit.

Daisy Wildebour of Cedar Falls, IA on June 24, 2018, age 91. She was saved by receiving the Lord Jesus as her personal Savior over 60 years ago while ironing clothes. She was first in fellowship with the believers that meet in Waterloo on Western Avenue, and for the last 50 years in the Cedar Falls assembly. She exemplified the “virtuous woman” of Proverbs 31. Preceded by her husband in 2002, she is survived by four children, 11 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, and one sister. Eric McCullough and Russ Nesbit took the funeral service.

Kenneth W. Webb of Akron, OH on June 26, 2018, age 78. He was born in Sarnia, ON on March 3, 1940, and was saved at the Toronto conference on April 1, 1956 when he grasped the truth of Romans 5:6. He married Joanne Bercaw on August 13, 1960 and moved to Akron. Ken was a diligent student of the Word of God, a capable preacher of the gospel, and a selfless shepherd of the Lord’s people in the Akron assembly. His love for the Lord and His assembly enabled him to set a clear course for others to follow. Predeceased by his daughter (Deborah), Ken is survived by his wife Joanne, son Tim (Tracey), daughters Heather and Beth (Mark) Minkus, brother Robert, sisters Thelma (Ross) Metcalf and Helen Woods, and eight grandchildren. His family, and all the Ohio assemblies, have lost a beloved and esteemed relative and friend.