Kamloops: The assembly enjoyed visits from John Fitzpatrick for one night of ministry and Stan Wells for two nights of ministry during August.
Vancouver: The Victoria Drive assembly was encouraged in early September by a young sister being received into fellowship who was originally contacted through Sunday School outreach.
Green River: Larry Buote and Gerard Roy held tent meetings for three weeks in July just south of Green River along the old Trans-Canada highway. The assembly was encouraged with 15 outsiders that attended, some of which came several times. They leave the results with God.
Nipissing Junction: The assembly was encouraged in seeing blessing this summer, and look forward to Gary Sharp joining them for a Gospel series commencing October 6 at a vacant school in the north end of the city.
Oil Springs: The assembly purposes to have a gospel series starting November 10 with Bruce Cottrill and Terry Topley.
Thunder Bay: Over 50 “Seed Sowers” delivered approximately 40,000 John 3:16 packets in the area over the August long weekend. The zeal and commitment of the young people who helped from various assemblies was outstanding. The assembly expresses their thanks to all of them. A week of gospel meetings saw about 40 new contacts in attendance.
Ankeny: The Spanish meeting in Des Moines on August 19 was well attended with 17 unsaved adults and children plus believers and families from Ankeny, Marion, Cedar Falls and Hampton assemblies. Some of the unsaved that were attending alone in the past brought their entire families this time, so many heard the gospel for the first time. The assembly thanks the Bello, Hayes and Torres families for their burden to help with this effort. The next meeting is scheduled for September 9 at the Franklin Avenue Library in Des Moines.
The assembly met in their new auditorium for the first time on August 25. The building renovation is almost complete and they look forward to many being able to see it at the upcoming conference.
Gospel meetings with John Fitzpatrick and Jerry Jennings were purposed to commence September 15.
Dunkerton: Three young people obeyed the Lord in baptism on August 18. The two-week gospel series in Dewar with Jerry Jennings and William Skates closed on August 30. A few from the community attended.
Saugus: The assembly was encouraged by the response to the invitations that were mailed and also distributed door to door for their July 15-19 VBS. They were pleased with the attendance that included children from past years and new children as well. Most encouraging was the number of parents that stayed for the gospel message. They look to the Lord for blessing as a result.
Gene Higgins concluded two weeks of gospel meetings on the Prophetic View of Jesus Christ. Attendance was encouraging and they trust that the solemnity of the gospel presented will yet speak to some, particularly those whom the believers have been exercised about.
The assembly gives thanks to God for saving a young woman who grew up attending Sunday School and regularly attended meetings.
The outreach work at the rehab center continues. The door has re-opened to meet with the men again on Monday evenings, and they continue the work with the women on Wednesday evenings. The interest is encouraging and they look for help to reach these needy souls. Prayer is requested for this effort.
Battle Creek: Venezuela Relief Fund (VRF): Continual prayer is requested for the country of Venezuela, and especially for the Lord’s people there. The country continues to decline in its economy, and there is much suffering. Food and necessities are still being shipped in large quantities, as well as medical help being given. Medicines are also being brought in from Columbia regularly.
Fridley: Gospel meetings with Brandon Doll and Bill Lavery closed on August 28, after three and a half weeks.
Lorain: Gospel meetings with Jim Frazier and Robert Surgenor that began August 4 closed on August 16.
Monterrey: The summer children’s meetings held for a week were an encouragement, with an average of over 50 children attending daily, as well as several adolescents. The children were divided into several classes according to their ages. Anderson Hernández commenced weekly teaching on the book of Daniel.
El Borrego: Meetings have been held in this small village for more than a decade. The matriarch of the home where the meetings take place passed into eternity at the end of May, but the family requested that the meetings continue. Paul Thiessen has been able to visit on several occasions since then, with encouraging attendance on each occasion.
Zapopan: The annual Sunday School event held at the end of July was a time of special encouragement for the assembly, not only due to the attendance but also because a 40-year-old man professed salvation at the end of the meeting while Sunday School choruses were being sung.
In August, the assembly held a week of children’s meetings that were well attended despite heavy rains during the week. The last day saw over 100 children in the hall to hear the Word of God.
Iguala: Duncan Beckett and Shad Kember preached the gospel for four weeks with very encouraging attendance. A sister saved in June was baptized at the end of the first week.
Marcus Cain was with the assembly for its fifth anniversary and gave several messages on elders, deacons, and the role of the sisters.
Oacalco: Weekly meetings in this town for teaching and the gospel are held by the Iguala assembly. Marcus Cain was with them for two nights in August giving teaching on responsibilities in marriage.
Cancún: The believers held a week of children’s meetings August 5-9 with excellent attendance. Eleonor Mosquera came to help for the week. Later in the month Timothy Stevenson gave appreciated teaching to the believers and preached the gospel.
October 19-20, with Prayer Meeting on Friday, October 18, at 7:30pm. Saturday: Ministry 10am and 2pm, Gospel 7pm. Sunday: Lord’s Supper 10am, Sunday School 12:15pm, Ministry 2pm, Gospel 7pm. Meetings will be held at the Bonnie Doon Community League, 9240 93 St. NW. Friday night and Sunday night meetings and meals will be at the Connors Hill Gospel Hall, 9302 – 95th Street. (These facilities are 1.5 blocks apart.) For information contact Mark Richards, Tel: 780-616-0827; Email: email@example.com.
October 20, in the gospel hall, 5 Howard Avenue, Lindsay. Breakfast 8:30am, Bible Reading 9:15am, Breaking of Bread 10:30am, Ministry 2:30pm, Gospel 6pm. Corr: Don Nicholson, 191 Sandhills Rd., R.R. 3, Woodville, ON, K0M 2T0; Tel: 705-374-4883; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 26-27, with Prayer meeting on Friday, October 25, at 7:30pm. All meetings are held in the Stark Road Gospel Hall, 9280 Stark Road. 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: Phil Coulson, John Dennison, Andrew Ussher and Doug Yade. Correspondent: David Vallance, 21600 Currie Road, Northville, MI 48167; Tel: 248-446-9346; Email: email@example.com. Gospel Hall Tel: 734-425-4910, http://www.starkrdgospelhall.com. Accom: Tim Fouts, Tel: 734-673-7442; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
La Crosse, WI
October 26-27, with Prayer Meeting on Friday, October 25 at 7:30pm in the gospel hall, 1928 George Street. All other meetings in the Logan High School, 1500 Ranger Drive. Meetings on Saturday at 10am, 2pm, and 6pm. Lunch and Supper will be served. Meetings on the Lord’s Day are “Devotional Ministry with the Lord’s Supper in View” at 9:15am, the Lord’s Supper at 10:30am, and Ministry at 2pm. Lunch will be served. There will be Children’s Meetings each day at 1pm. For information, contact Jeremiah Collins, cell: 608-769-4017; E-mail: email@example.com. Accom: Sterling Lamb, Cell: 608-633-1327; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
November 2-3, 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: 226-374-6585; Email: email@example.com.
November 2-3, in the gospel hall. Saturday: Ministry at 10:30am and 2pm. (Note this is a change from our usual 2pm start time). 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.
November 2-3, in the Lawson Heights Gospel Hall, 131 La Ronge Road, with Prayer/Ministry on Friday, November 1, at 7:30pm. Saturday: Ministry 10:15am and 1:30pm, Gospel 7pm. Lord’s Day: Breaking of Bread 9:30am, Ministry 11:15am and 1:30pm, Gospel 7pm. Inquiries: Murray Buckingham, Tel: 306-291-5684; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Gospel Hall, Tel: 306-249-5044.
November 9, in the gospel hall, 150 Albert St. Ministry 2pm and 7pm, with supper served between. 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; Email: email@example.com.
Blues Mills/Cape Breton, NS
November 9-10, 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. Corr: John Bain, Tel: 902-625-2409; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. See http://www.thegospel.ca.
Bryn Mawr/Hatboro, PA
November 9-10, with Prayer Meeting on Friday, November 8 at 7:30pm at the Hatboro Gospel Hall, 23 W. Moreland Ave., Hatboro, PA. Other meetings at Christ’s Home Community Center, 800 York Road, Warminster, PA. Saturday: Ministry 10am and 2pm, Gospel 6pm. Sunday: Breaking of Bread 10am, Sunday School 11:45am, Ministry 2pm, Gospel 4:30pm. Brethren expected are Sandy Higgins, Colin Hutchinson, John Nesbitt and Michael Penfold. Accom: Alan Oliver, Tel: 610-399-3199; Email: email@example.com; or Jack Coleman, Tel: 215-675-7523; Email: JackColeman125@aol.com.
Oil Springs, ON
November 9-10, with Prayer meeting on Friday, November 8 at 7:30pm in the gospel hall on Victoria St. All other meetings are in the Youth Centre, corner of Highway 21 (Oil Heritage Road) and Victoria St. Saturday: Ministry 10:30am, Bible Reading (1 Corinthians 3) 1pm, Ministry 2:30pm, Testimony/Gospel 6pm. Lord’s Day: Breaking of Bread 10:30am, Sunday School 1pm, Ministry 2:30pm, Gospel 7pm (at the gospel hall). Gospel series planned to start November 10 Sunday to Friday at 7:30pm with Bruce Cottrill and Terry Topley. Corr: Ralph Ward, Box 267, Oil Springs, ON, N0N 1P0; Tel: 519-834-2137; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
November 29-December 1, in the gospel hall, 1246 E. Garfield Street, with Prayer on Wednesday, November 27, at 7:30pm. Friday: Bible Reading 1pm, Ministry 3:30pm, Gospel 7pm. Saturday: Bible Reading 10am, Ministry 2:30pm, Gospel 7pm. Lord’s Day: Sunday School 9:30am, Breaking of Bread 10:30am, Ministry 2:30pm, Gospel 7pm. Corr. Clarence Van Der Hart, 8525 W. Northern Ave., Glendale, AZ 85305; Tel: 602-818-4190.
November 30, 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.
December 7-8, with Prayer/Ministry meeting Friday, December 6, at 7:30pm. Saturday: Ministry 10:30am and 3pm, Missionary Report 2pm (Botswana), Gospel 4:45pm. Sunday: Remembrance 10am, Sunday School 12pm, Ministry 2pm, Gospel 6:30pm. Invited speakers are Russ Coleman, Marvin Derksen, Clark Logan, David Petterson and Jonathan Procopio. Accom: Shad Brook, Tel: 617-285-4677; Email: email@example.com. Corr: Tony Grillo, Tel: 781-248-8900; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Conferences Previously Published:
Manchester, IA – October 5-6
Blue River, WI – October 12-13
Brandon, MB – October 14
Brampton, ON – October 19-20 (new date)
Huntsville, ON – October 19
Terryville, CT – cancelled
Change of Address of Correspondent
Edmonton, AB (Connors Hill Gospel Hall): Mark Richards, 24 Orchid Crescent, Sherwood Park, AB T8H 2E4; Tel: 780-416-2024
Fridley, MN (Fridley Gospel Hall): Joseph Collins, 12024 Edgewood Ct. No., Champlin, MN 55316; Tel: 612-790-1529; Email: email@example.com
Betty Calderhead Hoffman of Mansfield, OH, age 96, went to be with the Lord earlier this year. Born to David and Agnes Calderhead in Scotland in 1922, Betty was saved at age nine. As a young teenager, she immigrated to the United States with her parents and settled permanently in Mansfield. She and her husband, Paul Hoffman, were faithful to the Lord and were the mainstays of the Mansfield assembly from its earliest days until they were both eventually called home to glory. They raised six children, and had 22 grandchildren and 30+ great-grandchildren at the time of her home call. Betty was a warm caring person who loved to spread the gospel and was a testimony wherever she went. Her funeral was well attended by family and friends and was a testament to her faithfulness to the Lord during a long life that was well lived for her Savior.
Ella Irene Corvetti (nee Bruni) of Sault Ste Marie, ON, on March 26, 2019, age 94. She was saved February 15, 1953, during meetings with Lorne McBain and Norman Crawford, through John 3:16. After her father, Felix Bruni, was saved, he would pray for his family every day. Despite two of her sisters accepting Christ, Ella still held fast to her Roman Catholic faith until her only brother was diagnosed with leukemia. She visited her brother every evening and read to him a Scripture before leaving for home. He would ask her, “Are you saved?” and, “Why [aren’t you saved]?” When reading John 3:16 for several evenings, she realized what “believe” meant and put her name in the verse. She had the joy of seeing her husband and both of her boys saved. The gospel was faithfully preached to some of her family still outside of Christ.
Kathryn Short of Byfield, MA, on July 10, 2019, age 82. Kay was saved on March 17, 1953, at age 16 through the truth contained in Isaiah 43:25 – “I, even I, am He that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins.” She married John H. Short in 1955 and was in fellowship in Byfield for over 60 years. Many of God’s people were blessed by her hospitality in the home as she enjoyed “distributing to the necessity of saints and was given to hospitality.” Kay is survived by five children, five grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. Timothy Hudon, Eugene Higgins and David Hudon shared in the funeral and graveside services.
Dolores Haddad of Cleveland, OH, on July 22, 2019, age 76. Dolores, or “Dee” (as she was affectionately known to her friends and family), went to be with the Lord after a long illness. Dee was saved just a few days after her 13th birthday through gospel meetings held by the late Lorne McBain and Herbert Dobson. Shortly thereafter, Dee was baptized and came into assembly fellowship at the Monticello Gospel Hall where she remained in faithful service to the Lord. She would later marry Sam Haddad, have three daughters and many grandchildren. Dee was always known to be a positive and uplifting person with a smile on her face even during life’s most difficult moments. She will be missed by her family and friends. Her sons-in-law took the funeral service where her name and memory were honored in front of a large group of family and friends.
Kenneth Harvey Metcalfe of Unionville, ON, on August 30, 2019, age 104. He was not saved until he was 40 years of age, even though he was brought up in the Brock Avenue Gospel Hall Sunday School. During a “Youth for Christ” rally, Harvey was deeply impressed by a deep baritone singer who both sang and told his testimony. Like the singer, Harvey also concluded that he wanted to give his daughter the best gift of all – a saved father. When the “invitation” was given, Harvey reluctantly and finally went to the front after being encouraged by his friend. After going over numerous verses together, it hit him that Christ had died for his sins. That was June 13, 1953. His joy was to see his only daughter, as well as several of his grandchildren, brought to Christ. The gospel was faithfully preached at his funeral and at the graveside.