Tidings – Canada

British Columbia

Abbotsford, Preceding the Seattle conference, David Richards had a profitable week of ministry from Hebrews 11.

Squamish, Prayer is requested for a gospel series which David Richards and Bryan Funston expect to begin on April 4.

Surrey, A married man was baptized on February 16, fruit of last summer’s tent meetings in North Langley.


Chapman Valley, In February, Bruce Rodgers had a week of much appreciated ministry from Philippians.

Kapuskasing On January 5, the saints enjoyed a mini conference with Bruce Rodgers and local brethren sharing in ministry. Following the conference, brother Rodgers remained for a week of ministry. On February 2, a visit by Murray Pratt was encouraging with many unsaved at the gospel meeting. Prayer is requested for a gospel series which Gary Sharp and John Slabaugh expect to start on April 27.

Lake Shore, From January 29 to February 2, John Dennison conducted a very interesting and helpful seminar for younger Christians on the subject of Convictions.

London, Murray Pratt had two weeks of well attended children’s meetings during February. The assembly expected Phillip Harding for ministry meetings the week of March 16.

Newbury, Prayer is requested for gospel meetings which James Beattie and Timothy Walker expect to commence on April 6.

Nipissing Junction, The Christians enjoyed a week of helpful ministry by Bruce Rodgers on Spiritual Gifts.

Peterborough, In late February, Timothy Walker gave appreciated ministry.

St. Thomas, The saints were encouraged with a night of ministry by Timothy Kember and a visit by Gary Sharp for the S.S. treat and three nights of ministry.

Sudbury, The assembly appreciated a visit by Ken Moore in December and visits by Alvin Cook and Albert Grainger in January The monthly ministry meeting in February was taken by Fred Krauss, who remained for the Lord’s day and four nights of appreciated ministry. John Norris also spent a Lord’s day with the saints in February and gave profitable ministry

Toronto, On February 9, Harold Paisley paid a very appreciated visit to Broadview and one soul professed salvation at the gospel meeting. Later in February at Eglinton, brother Paisley had a week of helpful ministry from the Life of David.

Unionville, Early in March, Harold Paisley had a week of instructive ministry on Church Truth.

Victoria Road, The saints appreciated recent visits by Ernie Dellandrea, Albert Grainger and Bruce Poidevin. In February, Ken Moore gave a week of devotional ministry. Prayer is requested for two weeks of children’s meetings which Eugene Badgley expects to commence on April 13.

New Brunswick

Miscou, Together with brethren from Pigeon Hill and Tracadie, Gerard Roy visited this island with gospel texts in February.

Pigeon Hill, Larry Buote and Gerard Roy expected to start a gospel series in March.

Sussex, The believers were greatly encouraged at a day of ministry on February 16. Ministry was shared by R. McIlwaine, D. Gray, K. Taylor and D. Hunt.

Tracadie, In January, Gerard Roy had a week of ministry on the Levitical Offerings.

Nova Scotia

Clementsvale, Noel Burden visited Clementsvale, Berwick andAvonport with appreciated ministry.

Halifax, At an all day meeting on March 2, N. Burden, A. Hull, H. Kelly and J. McClelland shared in timely and profitable ministry.

Pugwash Junction, Leslie Wells and Noel Burden closed seven weeks of gospel meetings on February 16. One lady professed to be saved.

Sydney Mines, The work is continuing on the new Gospel Hall. New regulations are adding to the overall expense.

Prince Edward Island

Charlottetown, On February 26, Albert Hull and Jonathan Procopio concluded five and a half weeks of well attended gospel meetings with some blessing.

Freetown, The saints were cheered at a well attended all day meeting on February 8. Albert Hull, Robert McIlwaine and Douglas MacLeod shared in ministry and gospel.

Newfoundland and Labrador

Charlottetown, David Swan and Bruce Barkhouse are preaching the gospel.

Gander, Over 100 attended a Bible reading on February 8, when help was given by A. Adams, M. Derksen, B. Joyce, J. McClelland, C. Payne and G. Williams.

McIvers, There was some blessing in salvation during two weeks in the gospel by Jim Jarvis and Shad Kember Sr. Following these meetings, our brethren commenced another gospel series at Corner Brook.

Parsons Pond, At last report, gospel meetings by Bert Joyce and William Bingham were in the eighth week with an excellent interest. The assembly has been greatly encouraged with the good number of souls who have professed faith in Christ.

Sandringham, During February, the saints enjoyed ministry by Gordon Williams from the Book of Revelation.

Tidings – U.S.A.


Waianae, Tommy Thompson and David Hanley had two weeks of gospel meetings in January. Blessing was seen as two from another island professed salvation.


Arlington, Five weeks of gospel meetings by Bryan Funston and Allan Christopherson ended on March 2. Good numbers attended throughout, including many teens, and the Lord blessed His Word in salvation.


Turlock and Fresno, Following the Long Beach conference, Harold Paisley gave helpful ministry for several nights. The saints in both assemblies also appreciated a visit by Joel Portman for ministry prior to the conference.


Phoenix, Joel Portman and Robert Boyle commenced gospel meetings on March 2 in the Sunnyslope hall.

New Mexico

Albuquerque, The saints were greatly encouraged by a week of ministry by Phillip Harding in February.


Hebron, Arthur Ward and Richard Dudgeon had two weeks in the gospel with a good number present from the community. Hebron is brother Dudgeon’s home town and his parents came.


Garnavillo, Children’s meetings in February by Gary Sharp were well attended and encouraging. An eleven year old boy professed to be saved.


Brodhead, John Slabaugh and James Smith had four weeks in the gospel and the Lord visited in salvation and restoration.


Ferndale, Prayer will be valued for a gospel series which William Lavery and John Dennison expect to start in May

Jackson, On February 8, twelve brethren gave encouraging ministry and reports of visits to Russia. God has blessed the labours of our brethren in Siberia. Over half a million Bibles and New Testaments have been freely given out, souls have been saved and baptized, and three assemblies have been planted. On March 1 and 2 a two day conference was held with eight brethren present to minister. About 250 gathered for the six meetings. On March 2, Norman Crawford and Jonathan Procopio began gospel meetings with unsaved attending every night.

Saginaw, Visits by Lome Mitchell on February 9 and John Slabaugh on February 27 and 28 encouraged the saints. At the all day meeting on March 2, Arnold Gratton and Donald Gratton gave helpful ministry with Larry Perkins preaching the gospel to close the day.


Akron, On February 15, Harold Paisley led the area Bible reading on Colossians 3 and remained for the Lord’s day. On March 2, Gene Higgins and Robert Mcllwaine commenced a gospel series with a nice interest.

Mansfield, A large number were present for ministry by Harold Paisley on February 18. Prayer will be valued for gospel meetings starting April 13 with James Smith and Joel Portman.

Monticello, The assembly appreciated visits from William Lavery on February 16 and Harold Paisley on February 17.


Cumberland, On January 19, William Seale commenced a week of children’s meetings. The numbers grew to 65 children plus a good number of adults. Our brother planned to continue for a week of ministry but when unsaved visitors came to the first meeting, he preached the gospel and continued for three weeks with blessing in salvation. Larry Steers expected to visit Cumberland and other assemblies in the area in late March.


Matoaca, The conference on February 15 and 16 was greatly enjoyed. The Bible reading on Assembly Principles was helpful, with good participation. Ministry given by Larry Buote, Sandy Higgins, Oswald MacLeod and David Oliver was practical and Christ exalting.


Deland, William Metcalf and Dale Vitale finished three weeks of gospel meetings on March 2. A good number of visitors came and the assembly was encouraged.

New Jersey

Barrington, The saints recently sold and vacated their hall. They intend to rebuild a hall in the next few months and are currently meeting in a rented hall in Haddon Heights. Any seeking directions may call (609) 547-5730.

Midland Park, The assembly appreciated a visit by Gilbert Stewart (Ireland) on February 20. Gene Higgins spent the Lord’s day, February 23, with the saints giving help in practical ministry and the gospel.

Pennsauken, Gospel meetings held by Gene Higgins and Don Draper were marked by a large number of visitors.


Brookfield, Prayer is requested for gospel meetings which Dale Vitale and Frank Tornaquindici expect to start in April.


Methuen, Harold Paisley and Frank Tornaquindici expected to share a ministry meeting instead of the monthly Bible reading on March 9.

Tidings – Other Countries


D. Kane gave appreciated ministry in a number of assemblies during February and March.

Ballymoney, There is good attendance at gospel meetings in a portable hall by R. McKeown and W. Martin with a number professing salvation.

Dunmurry, Hoping to be joined later by W Martin, W. Fenton has begun a gospel series.

Kingsmills, T. McNeill and S. McBride have commenced a series in the gospel.

Larne, T. Wright and A. Caulfield have started gospel meetings and are encouraged with unsaved attending.

Moneyreagh, There is good attendance as B. Glendinning and R. Fairley continue in the gospel.

Newry, W. Nesbitt continues in the gospel.


Eric McCullough and Dalmar Edwards had gospel meetings with some precious souls professing salvation.

Conferences, D.V.

Calgary, Alberta

May 17,18 and 19 in West Hillhurst Gospel Hall, 2326 – 7 Avenue NW, with prayer meeting on May 16 at 7:30 p.m. Corr. Garry W. Seale, 3111 Conrad Cres. NW, Calgary, AB, T2L lB7, phone (403) 282-1383.

Glen Ewen, Saskatchewan

June 20, 21 and 22 in the Gospel Hall., eight miles south of Glen Ewen. Prayer meeting on June 19 at 7:30 p.m. Bible readings on Hebrews 1 and 2. Corr. Allan Macfarlane, Box 172, Glen Ewen, SK, SOC 1CO, phone (306) 9254401. Hall phone (306) 925-4805.

Taylorside, Saskatchewan

June 27, 28 and 29 in the Gospel Hall, 12 miles west of Melfort. Breaking of Bread at 10:30. Prayer meeting on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Corr. John C. Parker, Box 2666, Melfort, SK,SOE lAO, phone (306) 752-4079, hall 752-3810.

Kapuskasing Ontario

May 17 and 18 in Kapuskasing District High School, 61 Devonshire. On Saturday, Bible reading on Phil. 2:1-16 at 10, Ministry at 1:45 and 3:45, Ministry and Gospel at 7. On Lord’s day, Breaking of Bread at 10:30, Ministry at 1:45 and 3:45, Gospel at 7. Prayer meeting on Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the Gospel Hall, 154 Mill Street. Corr. Gilles Plourde, (705) 335-4974. Accommodations: Gerald Labelle, (705) 335-3712.

Nipissing Junction, Ontario

June 7 and 8 in the Gospel Hall, 1340 Lakeshore Drive, North Bay, with prayer meeting on Friday at 7:30 p.m. Bible readings on Saturday at 9 a.m. and Lord’s day at 11:30 a.m. on the Holy Scriptures – Inspiration, Inerrancy, Compilation and Completion. Breaking of Bread at 9:30. Corr. Clarence Black, 63 Massey Drive, North Bay, ON, PlA 3Y3, phone (705) 497-1284. Hall phone is (705) 474-3384.

Ottawa, Ontario

May 17 and 18 in the Gospel Hall, 1087 River Road, with prayer meeting on May 16 at 7:30 p.m. Breaking of Bread at 10:30. Bible readings at 9 a.m. on Saturday (2 Cor. 6:14 – 7:1) and Lord’s day (Rom. 12). Corr. K.E. Prince, 1246 Klichener Ave., Ottawa, ON, phone (613) 733-1668. Hall phone is (613) 7486269.

Peterborough, Ontario

May 3 in the Gospel Hall, 592 Park Street North. Ministry at 2. Ministry and Gospel at 7. Corr. Tom Taylor, 931 Armour Rd., Apt. 103, Peterborough, ON, K9H 7Hl, phone (705) 742-2452.

Grants Pass, Oregon

May 24 and 25 in the Gospel Hall, 1611 SW “G” Street, with prayer meeting on Friday at 7:30 p.m. Breaking of Bread at 10. Corr. Don Gratius, 141 Timberlane, Grants Pass, OR 97526. Hall phone is (541) 476-1356.

Garnavillo, Iowa

June 7 and 8 in Garnavillo High School Gymnasium. On Saturday, Ministry at 10 and 2, with Gospel at 7. On Lord’s day, Bible reading at 9 on Luke 24, with Breaking of Bread at 10:30 and Ministry at 2. Prayer meeting at 7 p.m. on Friday and Gospel on Lord’s day at 7:30 in the Gospel Hall, 506 S. Washington. Corr. Donald Kregel, 604 S. Washington St., Garnavillo, IA 52049, phone (319) 964-2588.

New Lenox, Illinois

May 10 and 11 in the Gospel Hall, Route 6, one mile east of Cedar Road, with prayer meeting on Friday at 7:30 p.m. On Saturday, Ministry at 10 and 2 with Gospel at 7. On Lord’s day, Bible reading at 9 on Psa. 69, with Breaking of Bread at 10:30, Ministry at 2 and Gospel at 7. Please notify in advance for accommodations. Corr. Robert Pike, 506 High St., Joliet, IL 60432, phone (815) 722-5053.

Frostburg Maryland

May 17 and 18 in Beall High School, East Main Street. Meetings both days start at 10. Prayer and Ministry in Grahamtown Gospel Hall, Davidson Street, on Friday at 7:30 p.m. Visitors freely entertained. For motel reservations, contact Michael Bachert, 204 Wilmont Avenue, Cumberland, MD 21502, phone (301) 724-5806.

Kindly remember:

Winnipeg, MB -April 25, 26 and 27

Mimico, ON – April 11, 12 and 13

Newmarket, ON – May 4

Fredericton, NB – April 26 and 27

Crapaud, PEI – May 17 and 18

Stout, IA – April 12 and 13

Waterloo/Cedar Falls, IA – April 19 and 20

McKeesport, PA – April 26 and 27

Livingston, NJ – May 3 and 4

Methuen, MA -April 20

Change of Address

Arnold Adams, P.O. Box 10, Waubaushene, ON, LOK 2CO, phone (705) 538-0123

Korean Evangelical Publishers, c/o Mr. Earl Ritchie, 12471 Hayashi Court, Richmond, B.C., Canada, V7E 5W2

Change of Correspondent

Gander, NF, George Whey, P.O. Box 241, Gander, NF, AlV lW6, phone (709) 256-5051

Change of Address of Correspondent

Blue River, WI, James Frazier, 15513 Richwood Estates Lane, Blue River, WI 53518

Temporary Address

Hartford, CT, The saints meeting at 49 Charter Oak Avenue, Hartford, CT are moving to a different location at 345 East Cedar Street, Newington, CT. Until renovations are completed at the new location, they will be meeting temporarily at 181 East Cedar Street (formerly Administration Building of Children’s Hospital), Newington, CT

With Christ

Florence Laughlin (Basham) of Vancouver, B.C. on October 12, age 89. Our dear sister was born in Portage la Prairie and was saved in Vancouver in April, 1923 as a young girl of 16. Throughout her long life, our sister bore a consistent testimony and was in fellowship in the old Cedar Cottage assembly, Vancouver; Carbon, Alberta; Abbotsford, BC; Woodland Drive and Victoria Drive, Vancouver until the close of her earthly pilgrimage. She will be missed by her family and many friends who remain to mourn her passing. Prayer is requested for those in the family not yet saved.

Miss Ada Harrison of Magnetawan, Ontario on January 3, age 89. Ada was saved as a girl in the Chapman Valley district and continued in the assembly here since then. If she thought not enough hymns were given out in the meeting, she would ask the brethren if they had lost their song! After a few years of confinement, she went to be with the Lord suddenly and peacefully. The funeral service was taken by Ken Moore and Ernie Dellandrea.

Mrs. Irene G. Pearson of Byfield, MA on January 22, age 103. Our dear sister was saved at the age of 19 in January, 1912. She was married in 1952 to her second husband, Joseph Pearson, a full time servant of the Lord who predeceased her in 1958. Mrs. Pearson was faithful to the Byfield assembly until physically unable to attend. She leaves a son and his family from her first marriage for whom prayer is requested. Daniel Netti of the Methuen assembly faithfully preached the gospel to friends and relatives, many unsaved.

Donald E. Hale of Seattle, WA on January 25, age 83. Our dear brother grew up in Tripoli, IA and was saved through an employer who gave him the gospel when he first came to Washington state as a young man. Later, he and his wife were taught the truth of gathering to His Name and came into fellowship in Arlington. In 1958 he and his family moved to Seattle where he served faithfully as an overseer in the West Woodland assembly for many years. He quietly and consistently sought to spread the gospel and help the Lord’s people. He is survived by eight children, all in Christ. Many of us have fragrant memories of dear brother Hale.

Kenneth Ward of Oil Springs, Ontario on February 3, age 82. Our dear brother was saved in tent meetings in 1980. He enjoyed the fellowship of the assembly and his friendly caring spirit will be deeply missed by all. Ken enjoyed the gospel and had a deep concern for the unsaved. He leaves to mourn a saved brother and his wife, three unsaved sisters and their husbands, and a number of nieces and nephews, for whom prayer would be valued. The gospel was preached to a large crowd by Lorne Mitchell and Max McLean.

Mrs. Engelena Brocka of Dumont, Iowa on February 5, age 82. Our dear sister was saved in meetings in Coster by Oliver Smith and others in 1929. In recent years she was in the fellowship of the Hitesville assembly. She was faithful in attendance and loved to hear the gospel preached. Her very large funeral was shared by F. Christopherson, R. Nesbit and R. Orr. She was preceded in death by her husband Harry in 1992. Prayer is valued for her five children and their families.

Deitrick Lindaman of Aredale, Iowa on February 8, age 91. Our dear brother was saved on July 31, 1932 as the result of labors in the gospel by Oliver Smith. He was in the fellowship of the Aredale assembly for many years and will be missed. Preceding him in death were his wife Verbena in April, 1991 and his son Vern in February, 1996. He is survived by four children, a daughter-in-law and their families. Robert Orr took the funeral service.

Mrs. Mary (Wackley) McCloy of Forest, ON on February 10, age 91. Our dear sister was born near Ravenswood and was born again in August, 1922 in Windsor, where she met with those who first gathered unto the Lord’s name in that city. After her marriage to David McCloy, they were for many years in the Merlin assembly before retiring to Forest and fellowshipping in Lake Shore. She was a woman of prayer, faithful to the assembly, with a great interest in making clothes for missionary work. Her husband predeceased her in 1983. The funeral was shared by W. Hynes and R. Wylie.

Frederick Gordon of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan on February 12, age 95. Our brother was saved in the Sault in 1935. Fred was baptized in 1951 in Florida and then later that year received into the Sault, Michigan assembly. He was faithful to the assembly until about two years ago when his health restricted his activity. Fred was a painter/decorator and worked until he was about 85. He is survived by his wife Ruth and sisters Ruth and Beatrice.

William C. Knieriem of Frostburg, Maryland on February 18, age 72. Our dear brother was born at Woodlawn, Maryland and was born again on February 17, 1949 during a gospel series by James Lipke and Herbert Dobson. He was later baptized and received into assembly fellowship at Frostburg, where he served the Lord as elder and correspondent for many years. He is survived by his wife of nearly 54 years, Wilma, and a daughter, Mrs. David Moose of Cleveland, Ohio. The funeral service was shared by Lindsay Parks, William Parks, William Seale and David Oliver.

William MacDonald of Crapaud, PEI on February 20. Our beloved brother suffered patiently and bore an excellent testimony to the end. He was a quiet and consistent brother, saved in 1957 through the faithful witness of a school teacher, Amy Oaks, whom he later married. A devoted elder in the Crapaud assembly, he will be greatly missed by all. Robert McIlwaine preached the gospel to a large audience and Albert Hull concluded with a note of triumph at the committal service. Remember his widow Amy and all the relatives. “Death and darkness and the tomb, sever only till He come.”