Tidings

Canada

Alberta

Calgary: The West Hillhurst assembly purposed tent meetings July 5-14 with Marvin Derksen and Peter Ramsay.

British Columbia

Kamloops: The assembly enjoyed a week of helpful ministry from Alan Smith at the end of May.

Newfoundland and Labrador

Corner Brook: Jim Jarvis, with the help of Tim Burton (Summerside, PE), purposed to have several weeks of meetings in the small community of Meadows approximately 30 minutes away.

Ontario

Fairbank: The assembly was challenged by ministry from Blair Martin over a few evenings in June 2019 on the subject of various aspects of future events. With the exception of one Thursday meeting in Spanish, all other meetings are now held in English (formerly in Italian). The small assembly would greatly appreciate like-minded brethren from the Greater Toronto area to “come over … and help” (Acts 16:9) in open air witness, which continues from May through September.

Thunder Bay: The assembly enjoyed ministry in June from James Ronald and Peter Smith.

Toronto: The Langstaff assembly appreciated visits in June from Matthew Cain, Dan Harvey, Brian Kember and Jim McMaster. They also experimented with holding the Sunday School Picnic on their grounds and were encouraged with the number of visitors that came in.

The Victoria Road assembly purposed tent meetings July 7-19 with David Hunt and Gary Sharp.

U.S.A.

Arkansas

Alpena: The assembly appreciated a Lord’s Day visit in June by Melvin Méndez who gave encouraging ministry from John 21 and taught a Sunday School lesson to the children.

Springdale: The assembly held its annual conference in June and appreciated ministry from Glen Baker, Isaiah Frazier, Melvin Méndez, Larry Perkins, Paul Thiessen, Gilberto Torrens and Sidney Turkington.

Iowa

Dunkerton: Joel Portman visited the assembly for the Lord’s Day, June 23.

Hitesville: The assembly is rejoicing that a young man in his early twenties, after searching for salvation for a couple of years, professed to be saved at the end of May.

Massachusetts

Saugus: Mark and Lori Procopio (Brazil) were with the assembly for several meetings in June. Mark gave a detailed report of their labors with the homeless and the progress in the construction of the orphanage. They are laboring in an area of extreme poverty, despair and corruption, which impacts the lives of all, having to live defensively and in fear. But the Lord has blessed and given help in reaching those with responsibility to effectively assist in the legitimate process of securing building permits and reliable laborers for construction. Prayer is requested for their preservation from harm and hostility as they continue ministering to the basic needs of the people and spreading the gospel. They returned to Brazil on June 30.

Michigan

Battle Creek: Venezuela Relief Fund (VRF): Shipments have restarted after a four-week stoppage due to severe gasoline shortages in Venezuela that impeded distribution of the pallets once they arrived in the country. Currently, we have increased the volume of food but have decreased the frequency in an effort to maintain the supply to the needy. Purchase of prescription medications in Colombia, which are carried into Venezuela, are now being funded from the VRF, as well as emergency surgical procedures that are required. Prayers are greatly appreciated in face of the increasing difficulties to reach the farthest corners of the country with food distribution.

Ferndale: Prayer is requested for a gospel series August 4-16 with Frank Sona in a new area.

Sherman: Brandon Doll and Brody Thibodeau had gospel meetings June 9-21.

Texas

Houston: In mid-June the Spanish-speaking assembly held its conference and appreciated the helpful ministry given by John Dennison, Juan Seguel (Chile) and Pablo Seguel. Believers from Texas, Arkansas and Louisiana were in attendance.

Wisconsin

Black River Falls: The assembly purposed gospel meetings to begin July 7 with Brandon Doll and Jerry Jennings. Prayer is requested.

Mexico

Chihuahua

Ciudad Juárez: Gilberto and Alicia Torrens visited this border city. A good number were in to hear the gospel in a house meeting. They also crossed into El Paso, Texas, where Gilberto shared the gospel in the home of Rafael and Marta Aponte, a Venezuelan couple who have a weekly meeting in their home. Pray for the work of the gospel in these needy areas.

Nuevo León

Monterrey: On June 30, 14 believers met together to break bread for the first time. Anderson and Mariú Hernández, along with Miguel and Ruth Mosquera, labour together in this very large metropolitan area. Please pray for the furtherance of the gospel and the preservation of the assembly.

Sinaloa

Guasave: The assembly had a week of children’s meetings in June with the help of Andrew Zuidema (Midland Park, NJ). His help was also appreciated in the other meetings of the assembly.

Each Sunday afternoon Leonel and Ieimy Chávez, along with other believers, visit the nearby city of Los Mochis, about 45 minutes north of Guasave, to hold a house meeting.

Jalisco

Puerto Vallarta: The Coapinole assembly continues holding a weekly children’s meeting each Saturday in the Volcanes neighborhood with encouraging attendance.

Quintana Roo

Cancún: During the month of June, the assembly appreciated visits by Ron Steffenson (Charlottetown, PE) and later Young Cho (Culver City, CA). Both brethren gave appreciated ministry over the course of several meetings.

Sonora

Hermosillo: The assembly was encouraged recently with three believers baptized in June, and four sisters received into fellowship.

On June 8, approximately 50 children in the Laura Alicia Frías neighborhood were present for the last children’s meeting until the fall, when the temperature drops again. These meetings are held in the shade of a tree. Many of these children also attend the Sunday School at the hall, and several come to the gospel meetings as well.

Northern Ireland

Co. Antrim

Ballymena: S. Gilfillan and D. Gilliland had four weeks of gospel meetings at the Harryville assembly. The meetings were well supported and many heard the gospel clearly presented, including a number from the area around the hall.

Ballynashee: The assembly in this country area outside Ballyclare just concluded gospel meetings at the end of June in their new hall. B. Currie and J. Palmer preached faithfully for 7 weeks, with a good number attending.

Clough: The assembly enjoyed two weeks of gospel meetings with S. Davison and E. Fairfield, and were encouraged to see some of the neighbors attend.

Lisburn: T. Armstrong and J. McCann were with the Plantation assembly for a series of gospel meetings, which concluded after 6 weeks. A number of locals attended and all were encouraged by blessing seen.

Co. Down

Ballyshiel: The assembly was encouraged to see large numbers attending a gospel series where J. Fleck and J. Rogers preached nightly.

Bangor: The Central Hall assembly had several weeks of gospel meetings with E. Fairfield and M. Radcliffe. They were encouraged to see a number of local unsaved people attend.

Belfast: Gospel meetings concluded after 5 weeks in the Newtownbreda assembly with J. Fleck and D. Strahan preaching nightly. A number who have been the subject of much prayer over many years attended.

The Whitehouse assembly convened gospel meetings with S. Gilfillan and J. Rogers in the local primary school before Easter and were encouraged not only to see a good number attend but to hear of blessing in salvation.  

Portavogie: T. Armstrong and A. Steele had a series of gospel meetings at the New Road assembly with good interest from the local area.

Co. Armagh

Bleary: Concluding at Easter, the assembly had five weeks of gospel meetings with D. Gilliland and A. Steele in the local primary school for the first time. There was ample parking and interest was sustained over the weeks with good support from surrounding assemblies and local contacts attending as well.

Clonroot: The assembly expected to commence gospel meetings July 29 with B. Currie and J. Palmer in the locality near Stonebridge Crossroads.

Lurgan: The Conference and Bible readings were again held May 24-28. Bible Readings on Romans 13-16 were conducted by Stephen Gilfillan, David Gilliland, Jack Hay and David McAllister. Other brethren shared in ministry, the gospel, and missionary reports. These meetings were profitable and helpful to the Lord’s people in the province, bringing encouragement and challenge to each one.

Co. Londonderry

Knockloughrim: During April, A. Colgan and D. McGarvey had four weeks of gospel meetings with some from the locality attending.

Portrush: Gospel meetings with T. Armstrong and A. Steele are purposed to commence in a portable hall on August 4 at a local area known as “The Pits” between Portrush and Portstewart.

Straidarin: During May and into June, the assembly had a series of meetings with A. Colgan and W. Fleck in a barn belonging to a local brother. Some that were long prayed for came, and the gospel was clearly presented.

Co. Tyrone

Dunmullan: The assembly planned gospel meetings in the hall with E. Fairfield and G. Woods commencing July 29.

Conferences

Clementsvale, NS

August 31-September 1, 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; Email: dcress65@gmail.com by, if possible, 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

August 31-September 1, annual Missionary Conference with Prayer meeting on Friday night, August 30, 7pm in the Hampton Gospel Hall, 9-3rd 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 Byrnell Foreshew (Panama), Stephen Harper (Malawi) and Paul Thiessen (Mexico). Lunch and supper served each day. Accom: Layne Walvatne, Tel: 563-518-1102.

Kamloops, BC

September 13-15, Family Ministry Conference with Sandy Higgins covering seven subjects. Child care provided. Lunch and supper provided Saturday and the Lord’s Day. All meetings are in the Westsyde Gospel Hall, 849 Wawn Rd. For accommodations please contact in advance John Eggers, Tel: 250-579-8814; Email: jfeggers@telus.net.  Meeting schedule can be found at http://www.westsydegospelhall.com.

Hardwick, VT

September 14-15, with Prayer Meeting on Friday, September 13 at 7:30pm at the gospel hall, 153 Cherry Street. Saturday and Lord’s Day meetings are 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 6pm. Sunday: Breaking of Bread 10am, Sunday School 11:45pm, Ministry/Gospel 2pm. Breakfast, lunch and supper will be served on both days of the conference. Contact Bill Scott in advance for accommodations, Tel: 802-472-6257; Cell: 802-473-0238; E-mail: billsinvt@earthlink.net.

Hitesville, IA

September 21-22, in the Gospel Hall, 17527-260th Street, Aplington. Prayer Meeting on Friday, September 20, 7:30pm. Saturday: Ministry 10am and 2pm, Children’s Meeting 1pm, Gospel 6:15pm. Sunday: Bible Reading 9am, Breaking of Bread 10:30am, Children’s Meeting 1pm, Ministry 1:45pm, Gospel 4pm. Contact: Larry Brandt, Tel: 319-346-1084; Email: larry.diana@msn.com.

Sault Ste Marie, ON/MI

The annual September conference has been DISCONTINUED due to demographics and few visitors attending.  Both assemblies are saddened by this but felt that it had to be done.

Chapman Valley / Parry Sound, ON

The Chapman Valley/Parry Sound Conference scheduled for September 21-22 at the Chapman Valley Gospel Hall is CANCELLED for this year.

Joliet, IL (formerly New Lenox, IL)

September 28-29, at the Spring Creek Gospel Hall, 912 Gougar Road, Joliet. Prayer Meeting on Friday at 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; Email: brentstudnicka@gmail.com.

Manchester, IA

October 5-6, with Prayer meeting on Friday, October 4, at 7:30pm in the Manchester Gospel Hall, 1308 N. 3rd St. All other meetings are at the Gathering Place, 1711 North 2nd St. Saturday: Ministry 10am and 2pm, Testimony/Gospel 6pm. Sunday: Breaking of Bread 10am, Ministry 11:30am and 2pm, Gospel 4pm. Accom: Luke Roling, Tel: 563-608-2920; Email: lukeroling82@gmail.com.

Blue River, WI

October 12-13, with prayer meeting on Friday, October 11, at 8pm in the Blue River Gospel Hall, 205 Dayton St.  All other meetings will be in the Highland High School located off Hwy. 80 on the north side. Saturday: Ministry 10am and 2pm, Testimony and Gospel 6:45pm.  Lord’s Day: Bible Reading 9am (Revelation 4), Breaking of Bread 10:30am, Ministry 2pm.  Contact: James Frazier, 15513 Richwood Estates Lane, Blue River, WI  53518, Tel: 608-537-2977; Email: woodind@mwt.net.

Brandon, MB

October 14 (Canadian Thanksgiving), in the Brandon Gospel Hall, 1412-22nd Street. Bible Reading 10am (2 Timothy 1), Ministry 1:30-5:30pm. Corr: Richard Hanna, Tel. 204-729-9140; Email: rhanna@wcgwave.ca.

Huntsville, ON

October 19, at the Huntsville Gospel Hall, 65 West Rd. Ministry 10am, 2pm, and 7pm. Corr: David Traves, Tel: 705-783-9587

Conferences Previously Published:

Westbank, BC – August 3-4

Akron, OH – August 31-September 1

Kansas City, MO – August 31-September 1

Beetown, WI – September 2

Alpena, AR – September 7-8

Brampton, ON – October 19-20

Updates

Change in Meeting Times

Sandringham, NL: Breaking of Bread is now at 10am effective June 16, 2019.