Tidings – Canada

British Columbia

Burnaby, The brethren involved in the Burnaby outreach work held a week of children’s meetings from July 29 to August 2 in a rented building. A large number of children attended daily as well as several mothers.

Vancouver, On August 27, A.M.S. Gooding commenced ministry meetings at Victoria Drive. Our brother expected to give help on the West Coast until mid-October. Jim Dixon (Scotland) planned meetings in the area from September 23 to October 24.

Westbank, The conference was well attended with helpful ministry given by John Frith, Bryan Funston, Dave Richards, Earl Ritchie and James Webb.


Glen Ewen, There were three encouraging outreach efforts during July. Bruce Smith had children’s meetings in Esteven from July 1 – 6; Bruce Smith and Peter Simms had gospel tent meetings from July 14 – 19 with one teenaged girl professing; and Paul Macfarlane had well attended children’s meetings in Frobisher from July 28 to August 2.


Azilda, Wallace Buckle and Alex Dryburgh had five weeks of encouraging tent meetings in July and August. Many unsaved attended and the Lord blessed in salvation.

Bolton, George Patterson and Jim Jarvis had two weeks in the tent at Brampton and two weeks in Bolton. Three souls professed salvation.

Clinton, The assembly was cheered during three weeks of tent meetings in August by William Aiken (Kitchener) and Fred Hanna Sr. (Highfield, Toronto) at nearby Seaforth. A number of outsiders attended and a young lady, the subject of much prayer, confessed Christ as Saviour. In early July, the saints enjoyed a visit from Wallace Buckle, his first to Clinton.

Englehart, Murray Pratt and Larry Buote had tent meetings with some blessing.

Gore Bay, On August 4, six obeyed the Lord in baptism at a public beach as Alvin Cook and Andrew Fletcher preached the gospel to all who gathered. There was some blessing in salvation during the summer tent meetings. Please continue to pray for the Lord’s work on Manitoulin Island.

Hamilton, The saints appreciated a visit by Walter Gustafson in August.

Kapuskasing, Fred Krauss gave helpful ministry on August 27, 28 and 29.

Langstaff, Helped by younger brethren from the assembly, Harold Paisley had two weeks of encouraging tent meetings in August with good attendance and some blessing in salvation.

Newmarket, In August, there was a week of well attended children’s meetings with a nice number of parents present also.

Oshawa, The assembly appreciated recent visits by Larry Steers and Larry Buote. Two were baptized on September 8 and Lorne Langfeld was present for this happy event. Prayer is requested for a gospel series which Larry Steers and Paul Thiessen expect to commence on October 6.

Sudbury, The saints enjoyed a visit by Andrew Muge in early July

Toronto, Enroute from Venezuela to N. Ireland, Samuel Ussher gave interesting reports of the Lord’s work in Venezuela at assemblies in Toronto, Hamilton and the surrounding areas.

Windsor, Prayer is requested for gospel meetings which Ken Moore and William Metcalf are expected to start on October 20. The assembly appreciated recent visits by Jim Bergsma and William Lavery

New Brunswick

Bathurst, On August 5, Leslie Wells and Yvon Poirier began tent meetings.

Green River, Helped first by James Smith and later by a local brother, Gerard Roy had encouraging tent meetings. More strangers attended than have ever attended previously.

Quispainsis, Murray McCandless and Stephen Vance (Lansing) commenced tent meetings on August 21.

Nova Scotia

Amherst, A baptism was planned for early September.

Halifax, On August 17 a young married woman was saved at a baptism, giving joy to the assembly. Murray McCandless was with the saints on this happy occasion and remained for two nights of ministry.

Sydney Mines, In addition to labouring on the new hall, William Bingham had tent meetings with blessing in salvation.

Prince Edward Island

Enmore, In July, David Oliver and Gene Higgins had four weeks of tent meetings with excellent attendance and some blessing.

Tidings – U.S.A.


A.M.S. Gooding expected to give ministry at Arlington and Seattle in September.


Willmar, Robert Orr and Leonard DeBuhr spent the weekend of August 25 with the assembly and remained for two nights of ministry. Our brethren also gave ministry at Hinkley on August 29.


Dunkerton, Helped by various brethren, Donald Wardell held 15 series of children’s meetings in Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin this summer using a portable Bible van trailer.

Garnavillo, On August 11, the saints enjoyed an afternoon meeting commemorating the 75th anniversary of the assembly. The past was recalled by Val Brandt, Harvey Wirkler, Gerold Brandt and Don Kregel. On August 26, James Smith commenced two weeks of chart meetings on the Tabernacle.

Hampton, During the month of July, Joel Portman and William Skates had four weeks of tent meetings and the assembly was encouraged by the number from the city who attended.

Manchester, James Smith expected to have a week of ministry in September.

Sioux City, Eight assemblies were represented at the July conference, which was enjoyed by all. Timely and refreshing ministry was given by various brethren. Robert Orr visited the saints one week after the conference.

West Union, Eric McCullough and Alan Davidson commenced gospel meetings on September 8.


Alpena, Using a Spanish Two Roads chart, Paul Thiessen and Harry Rodriguez held two weeks of gospel meetings in Spanish. Often two or three meetings were held each day in different homes. There was good attendance and near the end of the second week a young lady from El Salvador professed faith in Christ.


Beetown, A nice crowd attended the conference on September 2 and heard helpful ministry by A. Davidson, L. DeBuhr, J. Norris, R. Orr, J. Smith and C.Payne.

Blue River, John Norris expected to have ministry meetings on the Feasts of Jehovah in September.

Waukesha, Arthur Ward and William Skates had encouraging tent meetings. One man, who had heard the gospel about 10 years ago, passed the tent every day and saw the sign, “Ye must be born again”. The sign convicted him and he told the preachers he had been saved. West Salem, Peter Simms, Dick Bruley and Ted Larson have seen excellent interest in tent meetings. When brother Simms had to leave the third week of August, the other two brethren continued the meetings.


Cass City, Gospel meetings by William Lavery and Matthew Smith in July left the small assembly encouraged. There has been a recent addition to the assembly. Norman Crawford visited them in August.

Ferndale, Allan Christopherson and John Dennison are planning to begin gospel meetings on October 6. Your prayers are requested for blessing.

Jackson, The saints enjoyed visits from Andrew Bergsma in August and Larry Buote in early September.

Saginaw, William Metcalf and Allan Christopherson had three weeks of excellent tent meetings in August at Bridgeport, with unsaved present every night and many strangers attending. The ministry of our two brethren was much appreciated at the August all day meeting.


Akron, The September conference was at least as large as former years with more than half of the number being young Christians. Thirteen of the Lord’s servants were present and the ministry was timely, with special emphasis on Christian testimony in an evil age.

Cleveland, Prayer is requested for a gospel series which John Slabaugh and James Smith expect to start in late October.

Lorain, Six brethren were present to give help at the conference in August and the saints appreciated the number of visitors who came.

West Virginia

Kaiser, Robert Surgenor and Larry Steers preached for a number of weeks in a tent. Many people came, but the meetings closed without apparent h1essing in salvation. Brother Surgenor then visited towns and villages in the southern part of the state and has been given the promise of a school auditorium in Coal Creek for future meetings.


Matoaca, The believers were greatly encouraged by three weeks of tent meetings in nearby Colonial Heights. Visitors attended, a real interest developed and the assembly has contacts to follow up. David Oliver was helped by a number of brethren in this effort.

North Carolina

Hickory, Jonathan Procopio began tent meetings east of the city on September 4 with the help of local brethren.


Tampa, Recently, the saints enjoyed two weeks of ministry from James Patterson (Scotland). They also enjoyed a visit by Andrew Bergsma for two Lord’s days.


Hatboro, Early in August, William Lavery visited Hatboro, Bryn Mawr and Barrington. New York East Aurora, James Smith expected to commence gospel meetings in September, using his chart on the Offerings.

New Jersey

Barrington, Dale Vitale was expected for a series in the gospel starting September 11.


Augusta, The Christians were encouraged to see a young lady profess salvation and some evidence of restoration during tent meetings in August by Gene Higgins and Bryan Joyce.

Tidings – Other Countries

N. Ireland

John Abernethy enjoyed visiting a number of assemblies during a six week visit to Ireland.

Ballycastle, The annual two day fair in this seaside town attracts very large crowds. A number of brethren preached the gospel in the open air to large numbers of people and distributed thousands of gospel tracts.

Ballyhay, Good numbers are attending tent meetings by J. Lennox and B. Currie.

Bleary, A McShane and D. Gilliland are preaching the gospel in a tent.

Fintona, The conference was held in the local community centre where there was ample accommodation for the large company attending the conference. D. Kane, A. Mitchell, W.J. Nesbitt, B. Currie and S. Ferguson received help in ministering, the Word of God.

Kells, In this place where the great revival of 1859 commenced, Harold Paisley planned to start a gospel series in September.

Kilkeel, T. Matthews and R. Shannon have commenced gospel meetings in a vacant building.

Killyleagh, S. Ferguson and T. Wright are preaching the gospel.

Moira, S. Maze and R. Eadie have started a series in the gospel.

Republic of Ireland

Clones, The newly renovated Gospel Hall was full for the conference and helpful ministry was given by J.G. Hutchinson, A. McShane, J. McCann, W.J. Nesbitt, N. Turkington and J. Martin.

Lahey, The small assembly has erected a new Gospel Hall at Bridgetown close to the village of Lahey where there has been an assembly for many years. To mark the opening of the new hall, a gospel meeting was held on Friday night and the hall was packed to capacity with people from the locality, including those involved in the erection of the building. On Saturday an afternoon ministry meeting was held. The assembly was greatly encouraged.

Stonewall, J. Thompson and J. Kells; hope to commence in the gospel in this very needy part.

Conferences, DV

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

November 2 and 3 in Lawson Heights Gospel Hall, 131 La Ronge Road with Prayer and Ministry on Friday at 7:30 p.m. Meetings on Saturday at 10:30,1:30, 3:30, 6:30 and 8. On Lord’s day, Breaking of Bread at 9:30 with meetings at 11:30,2,3:30 and 7. Enquiries to Darwin Seale, 214 O’Brian Terrace, Saskatoon, SK, S7K 5K7, phone (306) 384-8606.

Oil Springs, Ontario

November 9 and 10 in Oil Springs Youth Centre, Victoria Street and Hwy. 21, with first meeting at 10 a.m. Prayer meeting on Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the Gospel Hall, Victoria St. Bible reading is on Titus 2. Corr. Arthur Whitton, RR 3, Oil Springs, ON, NON 1PO, phone (519) 882-1686.

Oshawa, Ontario

November 16 in the Gospel Hall, 150 Albert Street, with Ministry at 2 and 7. Corr. Kenneth Nicholson, 753 Central Park Boulevard North, Oshawa, ON, L1G 6132, phone (905) 579-7540.

Sussex, N.B.

October 5 and 6 in Sussex Regional High School, Leonard Drive. On Saturday, Ministry at 10:30 a.m. Breaking of Bread at 10. Prayer meeting on Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the Gospel Hall, Trans Canada Highway at Rt. 111 interchange. Corr. David Beckett, RR 4, Sussex, N.B., EOE 1PO, phone (506) 433-4766.

Phoenix, Arizona

November 28, 29, 30 and December 1 in the Gospel Hall with Prayer meeting on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. On Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Bible readings at 10 a.m. on Hebrews 12, Romans 12 and Ephesians 6. Each day, Ministry at 2:30 and Gospel at 7. On Lord’s day, Breaking of Bread at 10:30. Corr. Clarence Van Der Hart, 8525 W. Northern Ave., Glendale, AZ 85305, phone (602) 872-1007. Hall phone is (602) 253-4932.

Garnavillo, Iowa

November 28 in the Gospel Hall, 506 S. Washington, commencing at 10:15 a.m. Corr. Donald Kregel, P.O. Box 488, Garnavillo, IA 52049, phone (319) 9642588. Hall phone is (319) 964-2642.

Blue River, Wisconsin

October 19 and 20 in Old Junior High School, Blue River, with Prayer meeting on Friday at 8 p.m. Ministry on Saturday at 10 and 2. On Lord’s day, Bible reading at 9 on Isaiah 53. Breaking of Bread at 10:30. Corr. James C. Frazier, Rt. 2, Box 16, Blue River, WI 53518, phone (608) 537-2977.

Alpena, Arkansas

November 9 and 10. Bible reading conference in the Gospel Hall, comer of Lane and Briggs. First meeting on Saturday at 2 p.m. Advance notice by those attending will be appreciated. Contact Al Shutt, Rl, Box 274A, Hindsville, AR 72738, phone (501) 7895707 or Will Trowbridge, phone (501) 665-4189.

Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania

November 30 and December 1 in the Plymouth Whitemarsh High School, Plymouth Meeting, PA. School is one mile south of intersection of Route 476 and Pennsylvania Turnpike (Norristown exit). Use exit 8 if traveling Route 476 North. On Saturday, meetings at 10:30,230 and 7. On Lord’s day, meetings at 10, 2:30 and 7. Prayer meeting on Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the Gospel Hall, 10 North Summit Grove Ave. Corr. Harold Stewart, 403 Revere Road, Lafayette Hill, PA 19444, phone (610) 825-0384. School phone is (610) 547-3366.

Saugus, Massachusetts

December 7 and 8 in the Gospel Hall, 213 Walnut Street, just east of Route 1. Prayer meeting on Friday at 8 p.m. Meetings on Saturday at 10:30, 2:30 and 6:30. Breaking of Bread at 10. Corr. Joe Procopio, 11 Forest St., Saugus, MA 01906, phone (617) 233-5780. For accommodations, contact Austin Gurney, 30 Hamilton St., Apt. 6, Saugus, MA, 01906, phone (617) 233-8061. Hall phone is (617) 233-5570.

Kindly remember:

Vancouver, B.C. – Oct. 12-14
Edmonton, AB – Oct. 19 and 20
Maidstone SK/Mervin SK/Paradise Valley AB – Oct. 12 and 13
Brandon, MB – Oct. 14
London, ON – Nov. 2 and 3
Niagara Falls, ON – Oct. 19 and 20
St. Thomas, ON – Oct. 12 and 13
Wallaceburg, ON – Oct. 27
Shediac, N.B. – Oct. 12 and 13
Cape Breton, N.S. – Oct. 12 – 14
LAnse au Loup, LB – Oct. 18 – 20
LaCrosse, WI – Oct. 26 and 27
Livonia, MI – Oct. 26 and 27
Terryville, CT – Oct. 19 and 20

Change of Address

Alex Dryburgh, 1033 Willowbank Trail, Mississauga, ON, L4W 3P7

Samuel Ussher (Venezuela), 16 Twinbum Road, Monkstown, Newtown-abbey, Co. Antrim, N. Ireland, BT37 OEL

Change of Correspondent

Montreal, Quebec, Yvon Audet, 9080 Boul. des Milles Iles, Saint-Francois de Laval, Quebec, H7A 4C6, phone (514) 666-3883

Saugus, Massachusetts, Joe Procopio, 11 Forest St., Saugus, MA 01906, phone (617) 233-5780

Change of Address of Correspondent

Waubaushene, ON, Ed Heels, 2379 Rumney Rd. RR 1, Midland, ON, L4R 4K3.

Change in Meeting Times

Tampa, FL – Gospel is now at 6 p.m. On Wednesday, Prayer and Bible study is now at 7 p.m.

New assembly

Waukesha, WI – Gospel Hall, 118 W. Broadway St., Waukesha, WI, 53186. Breaking of Bread at 9:30 with Children’s meeting at 11:30 and Gospel at 7:30. Prayer and Bible study on Tuesday at 7:15. Corr. Cory Peppler, 1020 Perkins Ave., Waukesha, WI 53186, phone (414) 549-2386.

Change of Address of Gospel Hall

Montreal, Quebec, 3295 Masson, Montreal, Quebec. Breaking of Bread at 9:30, Sunday School and Bible reading at 10:45 with Gospel at 7:30. Prayer meeting on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.

With Christ

Melford Olton of Toronto, Ontario on June 11, age 68. Our dear brother was saved as a teenager through his father’s testimony. For a number of years, he was in fellowship in West Toronto and later at Rexdale. Due to Parkinson’s, he was housebound the past number of years, and bore it very patiently He enjoyed showing hospitality in the home amongst the Lord’s people. He is survived by his wife Marie, son Stephen and family, and his 94 year old mother. Murray McCandless faithfully preached the gospel at his funeral and unsaved, many for the first time, heard the gospel.

Miss Louila Williams of Austin, Manitoba on July 24, age 73. After many years of suffering, our dear sister passed peacefully into the presence of the Lord. She loved the Lord and His people, but had been unable to attend meetings for several years due to sickness. Her great joy was for someone to come and read the Scriptures to her. Robert Boyle preached the gospel to a full hall at her funeral.

Mrs. Nellie E. Diehl of Longport, N.J. on August 11, age 84. Our dear sister was saved through the truth of Isaiah 53:5 during meetings by William Gillespie. She was faithful to the Everett PA assembly and along with her late husband Robert, entertained the Lord’s servants and visitors as long as health permitted. In 1988, they moved to the Longport Home and for the past seven years our sister was confined to the infirmary. The funeral in Everett was conducted by Harold Clark and Ken McCullough. Mrs. Diehl leaves two daughters, one son and their families.

Mrs. Elsie Eadie of Belfast, N. Ireland on August 13, age 77. Our dear sister was saved at age 17 and received into fellowship in Ballyhackamore. After her marriage to Robert Eadie (a brother of Sam Eadie of Omaha, NE), they moved for a short time to Larne before returning to Parkgate in 1941, where she remained until her homecall. Owing to a long illness, she was unable to attend meetings in recent times. Her husband was called home in 1979. Mrs. Eadie leaves to mourn two children and five grandchildren, all saved, with her son Robert in full time service in N. Ireland.

William Montean of Welland, Ontario on August 17, age 67, after a long trying illness which he suffered patiently. Our dear brother was awakened through the testimony of his unsaved girlfriend Donelda St. Clair. A few days later in July, 1952 while reading Isaiah 53:5,6 he was saved. Donelda, who later became his loving wife of 44 years, trusted Christ three days later. That year they were baptized and received into the Welland assembly. In his quiet way, Bill was a committed and faithful overseer respected and appreciated. His large funeral attested to this.

Mrs. Katharine E. Ward of Byfield, Massachusetts on August 31, age 81. Our beloved sister was born in Byfield on August 17, 1915 and was saved on September 20, 1931. For 54 years, she was in happy fellowship in the Byfield assembly and was a very consistent sister who was always at assembly meetings. Her husband William went home to heaven in June, 1976. Mrs. Ward leaves two daughters, both in assembly fellowship, eight grandchildren, and 19 great-grandchildren.

Mrs. James Brandon of Lake Shore, Ontario on August 31, age 86. Our dear sister was born again as a girl of 15 in meetings by Albert Joyce and Tom Wilkie. She was in happy fellowship in the Lake Shore assembly for 70 years. She was a sweet fragrance of Christ to all who knew her. Her husband, two sons, four grandchildren, one great-grandchild and a brother and sister mourn her loss. Norman Crawford took her funeral.