Tidings – Canada

British Columbia

Kamloops, Dave Richards hopes to go to Siberia in August, for two weeks of ministry to the young assemblies there.

Langley, Prayer will be valued for tent meetings which Dave Richards and Bryan Funston expect to commence in this area on July 7.

Port Alberni, Robert Surgenor continued in the gospel for a number of weeks and the saints were encouraged with some blessing in salvation.

Vancouver, Three young sisters were recently baptized at Woodland Drive. At the monthly missionary meeting, Jim Currie (Japan) and Hans Bouwman (Netherlands) gave interesting accounts of their labours for the Lord.


Calgary, Eight brethren took part in ministry and gospel at the May conference. The ministry was heart warming and practical. Norman Crawford remained at West Hillhurst for three nights of ministry after the conference. Leary Telesford (Trinidad) also gave helpful ministry at West Hillhurst the following week and visited the new work at Lethbridge.

Edmonton, Recently, Jack Gould and Dave Richards had two weeks of well attended gospel meetings.


Winnipeg, In the spring, Jack Gould and local brethren had two weeks in the gospel with a good interest. A young brother was received into fellowship a few weeks prior to the conference. Good profitable ministry characterized the conference on the last weekend of April. Following the conference, John Abernethy gave appreciated ministry in Winnipeg, Ashfield and Kenora.


Chatham, From April 24 to May 7, Larry Steers had helpful ministry meetings, using his chart on the Seven Churches of Asia. The saints rejoiced to see an elderly man received into fellowship.

London, Over 120 Spanish speaking people from 19 different countries of origin, gathered at the May Spanish conference. A. Adams, E. Doherty, D. Hanna, R. Hanna, A. Kluge and W. McBride gave ministry and gospel to the mixed company

Sarnia, Jack Nesbitt and William Seale expected to commence tent meetings on June 16.

Timmins, On May 4 and 5, the assembly combined a conference with the opening of the new hall. About 180 were seated comfortably in the building. The Lord gave a good weekend with timely ministry.

Toronto, The saints at Eglinton celebrated their 50th anniversary with an open house on May 25 and a day of meetings on May 26, when help was given by Harold Paisley and Fred Krauss. Eric Parmenter (England) gave appreciated ministry in a number of assemblies in the area.

Unionville, On June 2, Murray McCandless and John Dennison commenced tent meetings with good numbers attending.

Welland, James Beattie was with the saints on June 2 when a lady in her seventies was baptized, and he remained for ministry until June 4. Edward Doherty was also expected for a short visit in June.

Windsor, Fred Krauss had four nights of appreciated ministry in mid May.

New Brunswick

Bathurst, Albert Hull and Ken Taylor completed house meetings in this town with evident signs that the Lord was working.

Green River, At the recent conference, help was given by L. Buote, A. Grainger, G. Roy and L. Wells.

Neguac, As a follow-up to the recent gospel effort in Tracadie, Leslie Wells and Bert Grainger commenced house meetings in May.

Pigeon Hill, At the opening of the new hall on April 28, ministry was given by Gerard Roy, Leslie Wells and local brethren from Tracadie and Shediac.

Tracadie, On April 28, two believers obeyed the Lord in baptism.

Nova Scotia

Baddeck, Helped by Stephen Vance of the Lansing assembly, Murray McCandless expects to begin tent meetings on July 3.

Clementsvale, Ken Taylor and James McClelland commenced tent meetings on June 2 in Barrington Passage, a new area for assembly work. Prayer is requested for tent meetings which James McClelland and John Fleck hope to start in early July in the Bear River area.

Sydney Mines, William Bingham expects to help in the building of the new hall as well as pitching his tent here this summer.

Prince Edward Island

Springfield West, Prayer is requested for tent meetings which David Oliver and Gene Higgins expect to begin in Enmore on July 1.

Newfoundland and Labrador

L’Anse au Loup, Further blessing was seen in salvation as three souls professed faith in Christ during a short visit by Murray McCandless and Jonathan Procopio. While they were in Labrador, 19 believers were baptized at English Point and L’Anse au Loup.

Tidings – U.S.A.


Lynden, The recent monthly ministry meeting was shared by Jim Currie and Bryan Funston.


Chico, On June 2, James Smith began ministry meetings, using the Egypt to Canaan chart.


Hinckley, Arthur Ward and William Skates expected to commence gospel meetings in June.


Dunkerton, Prayer will be valued for two weeks of children’s meetings beginning July 8 as well as for a gospel tent series which Gaius Goff and Carl Payne expect to start in Erinsdale the first week of September.

Hampton, Prayer is requested for a gospel series which Joel Portman and William Skates plan to commence in early July.

Marion, Eric McCullough and Allan Christopherson hope to pitch a tent here.

Mason City, In May, Robert Orr and Roy Weber had three weeks in the gospel with one soul professing.


Blue River, Gospel meetings by James Smith and John Slabaugh were well attended and the Lord blessed in salvation.

Brodhead, Robert Orr and Richard Van Mill expected to beg’ in a gospel series on June 16.

Ontario, In April and May, the saints enjoyed visits from Paul Elliott, John Slabaugh, James Smith and Eric McCullough.


New Lennox, There was joy as a young man of 16 was baptized on May 5. The conference was the largest in the short history of the assembly, with helpful ministry given by A. Christopherson, E. McCullough, D. Oliver, W. Skates and A. Ward. The saints were blessed by ministry from Alex Dryburgh in April and a week of ministry from Joel Portman in May


Alpena, Larry Perkins is planning to pitch his tent here in early July.

Battle Creek, Prayer is requested for gospel meetings which John Slabaugh and James Beattie expect to begin on July 14.

Cass City, William Lavery and Matthew Smith of Jackson plan gospel meetings in the hall in July.

Deckerville, Prayer will be valued for tent meetings which William Lavery and Dan Shutt of Livonia expect to start in late July.

Saginaw, The saints enjoyed a day of meetings on June 2 with John Norris and Larry Perkins.


Akron, Helpful ministry was given by David Oliver on the subject of Lordship. The saints also enjoyed a visit by Gene Higgins when three young believers obeyed the Lord in baptism.

Clyde, The assembly appreciated visits from Paul Kember and William Seale.

Lorain, Ernest Moore gave ministry and a report on the work in Chile. He also visited Akron, Monticello and Mansfield.

Mansfield, The believers were encouraged when at least two professed salvation during a three night visit by Gene Higgins at the end of May.

Monticello, Cleveland, Gene Higgins and William Seale shared a meeting on June 2 when two from Cleveland and three from Akron were baptized. A very good number of unsaved were present. Brother Higgins continued for two nights in ministry.

North Carolina

Hickory, The May conference was a time of rich blessing to all who attended. Mr. MacLeod gave very practical ministry along with eight other brethren who took part to the profit of all. Pennsylvania.

McKeesport, Ernest Moore ministered the Word from June 3 – 5.

New Jersey

Livingstone, Gene Higgins and Dale Vitale were thankful to see the Lord’s hand in salvation during a gospel series.


In the latter part of June, James Smith expected to give ministry in a number of New England assemblies, speaking on the Gates in Nehemiah.

Manchester, Walter Gustafson ministered the Word to profit during the week between the Byfield conference and the Saugus readings. Massachusetts Byfield, The believers were encouraged by the variety of ministry given at the recent conference.

Methuen, Peter Orasuk visited here before and after the Byfield conference and also visited Saugus and Watertown after the conference. Walter Gustafson gave ministry on June 6.

Saugus, The Bible reading conference in June was well attended, perhaps larger than former years. Our brother Fred Hill made the arrangements prior to his home call and his absence was keenly felt. The readings on Mark’s Gospel were opened by N. Crawford, D. Gilliland, A.J. Higgins, A. Hull and H. Paisley, and the subject warmed the hearts of the saints.

Worcester, Walter Gustafson gave helpful ministry before the Byfield conference.

Tidings – Other Countries


Acton, T. Wright and S. Ferguson continue in the gospel in a portable tent.

Ballymacashon, The conference this year was held in the Gospel Hall, not in a tent as previously. Numbers were quite good, and the ministry was helpful.

Belfast, One soul has been saved as D. Kane and D. Williamson continue in the gospel at Ebenezer hall.

Birches, I McNeill continues here in a portable hall.

Burnside, J. Thompson and N. Flack are having gospel meetings in the new hall.

Coleraine, J. Lennox and B. Currie are preaching the gospel.

Drumlough, At the annual conference on May 15, ministry was given by four of the Lord’s servants.

Keady, Brethren Martin and Davidson continue gospel meetings in a garage.

Kilmore, One lady has professed so far as W.J. Nesbitt and Andrew Nesbitt continue in the gospel with some locals attending.

Loughbrickland, N. Tinsley and J. Milne are preaching the gospel in the Orange Hall.

Maguire’s Bridge, In this neglected area, G. Stewart and S. Patterson have commenced a gospel series in a portable hall.

Mullafernaghan, Suitable ministry was given by a number of brethren at the annual conference on May 11.

Newtownstewart, N. and R. McKeown continue in the gospel in a portable hall.

Skeogh, T. Topley and S. Barr have commenced gospel meetings in a portable hall.

New Zealand

Correction: We sincerely regret that the information about our beloved brother Goatley which was reported to us and which was published in the May magazine was not factual. Mr. Goatley has been diagnosed with brain tumours, but at no time did he lose most of his memory nor did he ever lose emotional control. We strive to publish only what is accurate, often making many telephone calls monthly to ensure the accuracy and reliability of our information. We do not remember making an error of this magnitude previously and we apologize most profusely to Mr. and Mrs. Goatley. Please continue to pray for our dear brother and sister who are looking to the Lord at this time. We are pleased to report that as of June 7, Mr. Goatley’s condition was remaining fairly stable. Our brother and sister wish to express their deep gratitude for the concern and prayers of the Lord’s people.

Conferences, DV

Arnstein, Ontario

September 14 and 15 in the Gospel Hall on Hwy 522, with prayer meeting on Friday at 7:30 p.m. Bible readings at 8:45 a.m. on 1 Cor. 15:35-58 (Saturday) and Psalm 22 (Lord’s day). Breaking of Bread at 10. Supper served at 5 p.m. on Friday Corr. Don Brunne, Arnstein, ON, POH lAO, phone (705) 757-2030. Hall phone is (705) 757-3449.

Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario & Mich.

August 31 and September 1 in St. Mary’s College, 130 Wellington St. E. Prayer meeting on Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the Gospel Hall, Wellington and Spring Streets. Meetings on Saturday at 10, 3:30 and 7. On Lord’s day, meetings at 10:15, 1:30, 3:30 and 7:30. Bible readings both days at 3:30. Corr. R.A. Clark, 462 MacDonald Avenue, Sault Ste. Marie, ON, P6B lH9, phone (705) 759-0968.

Clementsvale, N.S.

September 1 and 2 in the Gospel Hall, commencing with prayer and ministry on Saturday at 2 p.m. and ending on Monday at noon. Bible readings at 8:30 a.m. on Abraham’s Altars and Sacrifice (Lord’s day) and Abraham’s Life (Monday). Breaking of Bread at 10. Dinner will be served at noon both Saturday and Monday Corr. Ronald Berry, RR 1, Clementsvale, N.S., BOS 1GO, phone (902) 467-3287.

Fogo, Newfoundland

August 31 and September 1 in the Gospel Hall, with prayer meeting on Friday at 8 p.m. On Saturday, Ministry at 10:30 with Bible reading on 1 Peter 1 at 1:30, Ministry at 3:30 and Gospel at 7:30. On Lord’s day, Breaking of Bread at 10:30, Ministry at 2:30 and 4, with Gospel at 7:30. Corr. Harry Torraville, phone (709) 266-2428 and Calvin Payne, phone (709) 266-2372.

Hitesville, Iowa

September 21 and 22 in Aplington Parkersburg Middle School, 215 10th Street, Aplington, phone (319) 3472394. Breaking of Bread at 10:30 preceded by a Bible reading at 9 on 1 Cor. 11. Prayer meeting on Friday in the Gospel Hall, Rural, Aplington. Corr. Larry L. Brandt, 509 Lincoln Street, Parkersburg, IA 50665, phone (319) 346-1084.

Kansas City, Missouri

September 1 and 2 in the Gospel Hall, 4603 E. Linwood Blvd. Prayer meeting on Saturday at 7 p.m. On Lord’s day, Bible reading at 9:30 a.m. on Hebrews 12:1-17, with Breaking of Bread at 11. Corr. William L. Jackson, 1613 Ashland Pl., Blue Springs, MO 64015. Hall phone is (816) 924-6346.

Akron, Ohio

August 31 and September 1 in Copley High School, 3797 Ridgewood Rd., Copley. Exit Interstate 77 at Ridgewood Road. On Saturday, Ministry at 10, with Bible reading at 1:30 on Separation unto the Lord. Breaking of Bread at 10. Prayer meeting on Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the Gospel Hall, 2705 Smith Road, phone (330) 867-3818. Accom. David Metcalf, 3228 Blake Road, Wadsworth, OH 44281, phone (330) 334-9691. Corr. Kenneth Webb , P.O. Box 13350, Akron, OH 44334, phone (330) 836-9694.

Kindly remember:

Sioux City, IA – July 14

Change of Address

Gerard Roy, 72 Soucy Road, Green River, N.B., E7G 3A6 (change in postal code)

John Wright (Trinidad), c/o Mr. Stephen Shepherd, 2 Letharn Rise, Dalgety Bay, Fife, Scotland, KY11 5FW from July 15, 1996 to January 15, 1997, D.V

Change in Meeting Times

Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, Gospel meeting now at 7 p.m. and Prayer and Ministry meeting, 7 p.m. on Wednesday

With Christ

Archibald “Archie” Berry of Clementsvale, N.S. on March 8, age 87. Our dear brother was the first to be saved in this area in 1944 when Robert Mcllwaine came with the gospel. He was baptized and received into assembly fellowship shortly after its commencement, and was faithful in attendance right to the end, even when health was failing. In his own quiet way, he encouraged many, especially the young. He bore a good testimony in the community This was seen in the large number of around 300 who attended his funeral service and listened with respect as the gospel was preached.

Mrs. Alice Berry of Clementsvale N.S. on March 19, age 83. Our dear sister passed suddenly into the presence of the Lord just 11 days after her husband. She was saved in 1942 attending evangelistic meetings in the area where she lived, and was received into the assembly after its commencement. Mrs. Berry was faithful in attendance with her husband, when health allowed. She always appreciated a visit in the home and on occasions kept the Lord’s servants who visited in the area. The Clementsvale assembly certainly feels keenly the loss of Mr. & Mrs. Berry.

William Webb of Pennsauken, NJ. on April 15, age 87. Our beloved brother went home suddenly while away on vacation, as did his wife who preceded him in 1985. Through the truth of 1 Peter 2:24, he was saved on January 19, 1934. Our brother was active in gospel work during his younger years as he helped in open air and house meetings with other local brethren. For some years, he gave considerable time and help to the Home in Longport. Some family members remain without Christ.

Helen Vogt of Bryn Mawr, PA on April 22, age 84. Our beloved sister was saved at age 19 reading Romans 5:12. She had much sorrow in her lifetime, but the assembly was always the centre of her interest. Weakened in recent years by heart problems and in the past two months by cancer, she made a supreme effort to attend a Sunday School function at the hall two days before her homecall. She was known for her kindness and love for the gospel. Many friends and family members heard the gospel at her funeral service.

Nita Sawyer of Arnstein, Ontario on April 30 at age 85. Our dear sister was born in Scotland and came to the Arnstein area in 1946 as a war bride. A sister in the assembly made friends with her and got her out to gospel meetings and she was saved and received into fellowship in 1948. She was very faithful, rarely missing a meeting until poor health kept her away. The last few years of her life were spent in a nursing home in Trout Creek. She leaves to mourn one daughter who is saved and two sons who need our prayers. E. Bain and J. Gillette took the funeral in the Gospel Hall.

Minnie C. Simone of Methuen, MA on May 3, age 94. Our beloved sister was saved in 1935 at tent meetings in Methuen by C. Patrizio and L. Rosanio. She was faithful to the assembly until going to a nursing home about five years ago. Our sister was present at the first Breaking of Bread at the Methuen assembly She is survived by a daughter, two sons, 10 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and 1 great great-grandchild, for all of whom prayer is needed. The funeral was taken by Anthony Netti, Daniel Netti and Frank Tornaquindici.

Verda Mae (Mrs. Lawrence) Guyer of Garnavillo, IA on May 5, age 74. Our dear sister was saved on May 30, 1945 and was in fellowship at Garnavillo, where she remembered the Lord in the morning and was in His presence in the evening. She lived a faithful consistent life and was an excellent testimony to all in the community. A large crowd attended her funeral conducted by her son-in-law, Joel Portman, and her nephew, John Kregel. She is survived by her husband, three sons, three daughters, their families, a sister, Mrs. Kathryn Lange, and a brother, Donald Kregel.

Mrs. Iola Stewart (nee Peever) of Elim Homes, Waubaushene, Ontario on May 9, age 89. Our dear sister, wife of the late A.D. Stewart, quietly passed into the presence of the Lord at Midland. She was saved in 1927 and was married to our late brother for 54 years, most of which was spent at Bolton. Mrs. Stewart was a faithful sister and taught Sunday School at Bolton for over 20 years. She lived her last two years at Elim Homes. Harold Paisley conducted the large funeral in Bolton.

Mrs. Ruth (Sim) Brandt of Linn Manor Care Center, Marion, Iowa on May 19, age 82, after a long illness. Our dear sister was born in Regina, SK and in 1929, her family moved to Chicago, IL. On May 24,1931, after a gospel meeting, she accepted Christ through the truth of Rom. 10:9,10. On August 16,1947, she married Harold Brandt of Garnavillo. They made their home on a farm and were most faithful to their Lord and the assembly The large funeral was shared by G. Hagen, R. Orr and J. Portman. She is survived by her husband, a son George, two grandsons and a sister, Alice Keating.