Tidings – Canada

British Columbia

Burnaby, From August 6-20, children’s meetings were held with an enthusiastic spirit and daily increasing numbers. Ninety-one children and 19 adults attended the last day. During the past year, five souls were baptized.

Vancouver, The Gospel tent at the Pacific National Exhibition was pitched from August 21 to Labour Day. Gaius Goff and Bryan Funston joined local believers to give out literature and engage people in conversation. As a follow up, gospel meetings were planned to start in mid September in the Nanaimo Road Gospel Hall with Bryan Funston and Aubrey Kelly.


Saskatoon, David Richards recently gave an interesting report on the work in Russia. Two young people were baptized, encouraging the saints. Gordon Williams expected to commence several weeks of gospel meetings on September 12, using a chart on the Revelation.


Brandon, During the summer months, Robert Boyle did visitation work in towns south of Brandon, leaving Via magazines in many homes.


Bolton, Three weeks of gospel meetings by Jim Jarvis and Frank Sona were held in Brampton. The saints thank God for His hand in blessing in salvation.

Clinton, In nearby Vanastra, three weeks of tent meetings by William McBride and Gary Sharp ended on August 27 with blessing in salvation and an encouraging attendance of outsiders. The saints also enjoyed visits and ministry from George McKinley (N. Ireland) in July and Albert Hull in early September.

Deer Lake, In early August, a teenager was baptized in Deer Lake following a gospel meeting at which the father and grandfather of the teenager spoke. On August 15, the saints enjoyed having Arnold Adams for the day.

Kapuskasing, A good number of strangers attended three weeks of gospel meetings by Bruce Rodgers and Brian Owen in August and the Lord blessed in salvation.

Lansing, Larry Steers and Stephen Vance expected to commence a gospel series on September 12.

Midland, Helped by local brethren, Harold Paisley had three weeks of well attended tent meetings with unsaved present nightly. God graciously blessed with a few souls trusting Christ.

Sarnia, God visited in salvation during a gospel series by Jack Nesbitt and Stephen Vance.

Selby, Eugene Badgley and Ross Vanstone finished tent meetings on August 8 with blessing in salvation. It was an encouraging time with 80 strangers from the area attending during the series.

Toronto, Prayer is requested for a gospel series which Peter Ramsay and James McClelland expect to commence in Victoria Park on October 10. Prayer is also valued for gospel meetings which Paul Robinson and Andrew Ussher plan to start at Broadview on November 14. Recently, the saints at Broadview rejoiced when a man was baptized.

Valens, At the end of June, the saints were encouraged when a young sister obeyed the Lord in baptism. During three weeks of tent meetings by George Patterson and Ed Miller, which ended on August 17, the Lord blessed in the salvation of precious souls.


Longueuil, A total of 57 strangers came to gospel meetings by Larry Buote and Shawn St.Clair (Ottawa). The effort continued for three weeks and one soul professed faith in Christ.

New Brunswick

New Denmark, Lorne Langfeld and Allan LeBlanc had three weeks in the gospel and were encouraged by those from the area who attended.

Newfoundland and Labrador

Corner Brook, The assembly enjoyed a visit from Allen LeBlanc, who also paid appreciated visits to Parsons Pond and Rocky Harbour.

Gander Bay, Tent meetings by Carl Payne and Alvin Blake ended after three weeks. Interest was excellent with large numbers attending, so the meetings continued for another week in the Main Point Gospel Hall.

L’anse au Loup, Very encouraging ministry was given by Bert Joyce and Edward Dridge at the monthly ministry meeting in August.

Lapoile, As a follow up to the summer boat work, David Hunt visited Lapoile for the weekend of August 21-22. Between 20 and 25 were present at the gospel meeting each evening and additional follow up is planned.

Sandringham, The Christians enjoyed a visit from Wallace Buckle in August. St. John’s, Joy was brought to the assembly when a young sister was received into the fellowship.

Tidings – U.S.A.


Arlington, John Slabaugh and Allan Christopherson expected to commence a gospel series on September 22.


During the summer, John Fitzpatrick had brief series of gospel meetings with some interest in four rural Oregon towns (Ukiah, Carlton, Independence and Wallowa). He was helped by brethren from Salem and Arlington who distributed Seed Sowers in each locality.


East Los Angeles, The saints in the Spanish assembly appreciated two nights on the tabernacle by John Slabaugh who ministered via translation on July 13 and 20. The meetings were well attended.

Fresno, Joel Portman planned to have ministry meetings in Fresno, Turlock and Chico in the latter half of September.


Omaha, Roy Weber and Eric Fowler expected to start gospel meetings on September 19.


Garnavillo, In August, Alex Joyce gave appreciated ministry on two Lord’s days.

Postville, Gospel meetings in Spanish by Tom Baker and John Dennison commenced on September11.

Sioux City, The all day meeting on July 18 was very well attended and all seemed to profit spiritually from the Bible reading on Psalm 69 and the helpful ministry given.


Rolla, Prayer is requested for gospel meetings which Roy Weber plans to begin in October.


Blue River, In late August, George Patterson paid appreciated visits to Blue River, Egg Harbor and Waukesha.

Janesville, Two souls professed faith in Christ during gospel meetings by Lorne Mitchell and Jerry Jennings.

Waukesha, The saints enjoy visiting a local elderly care facility where they have the liberty to preach the gospel. William Skates is expected for a week of ministry in early October. Please pray for gospel meetings to commence November 1 with Ed Miller and George Patterson.


Alpena, James Beattie and Larry Perkins had three weeks of tent meetings with blessing in salvation. The Perkins had the joy of seeing two of their own children profess to be saved this summer.

Battle Creek, In August, Norman Crawford visited the assembly for ministry.

Jackson, The assembly enjoyed a short visit this summer from Donna Slack, who has spent 25 years in Venezuela, working in the school and with older believers.

Saginaw, From August 18-22, Robert Surgenor gave instructive and encouraging ministry Matthew Smith planned to start a week of children’s meetings on September 27. Prayer is valued for proposed gospel meetings beginning October 3 with William Lavery and Jack Nesbitt.

Sherman, Roy Weber and Stuart Thompson preached the gospel for more than two weeks with some blessing the first week. Prayer is requested for a young woman who came to every meeting and was deeply troubled.


Fort Wayne, Norman Crawford and Matthew Smith rented a building in a park for two weeks of gospel meetings. Christians came 110 miles from Jackson every night and unsaved came from Fort Wayne. Attendance at the children’s meetings grew every morning. A very small assembly has met here for many years. Gospel meetings are continuing two nights a week at least through October.


Akron, In early August, Norman Crawford visited Akron and Clyde. Contact was made with a family from Nicaragua that is eager to learn assembly truth. Six hundred and fifty attended the Labor Day conference, the majority of whom were less than 25 years of age. Their keen attention to the Word ministered by nine brethren and their deportment between and after meetings was excellent. A Bible reading on the Christian mind created a great amount of interest.

Clyde, Again this year, the believers distributed gospel literature at the local fair with many encouraging contacts. Lorain, The Spanish speaking assembly saw a good interest in gospel meetings in August with John Dennison and John Slabaugh. Three of the Lord’s servants gave profitable ministry at the conference in the English speaking assembly.

Mansfield, Robert Surgenor and Larry Steers closed gospel meetings on August 8. The Lord visited with salvation and a few young lads professed.

West Virginia

New Creek, Three souls professed to be saved during four and a half weeks of gospel meetings by Walter Gustafson and William Skates.


Matoaca, David Oliver and Tom Cooper (Jackson) closed three weeks of gospel meetings on August 29.

North Carolina

Hickory, From August 8-10, the assembly enjoyed a visit by James Smith, who gave timely ministry on the Coming of the Lord.


Tampa, Following an all day meeting, a young sister and a brother were baptized, bringing much joy to the assembly. Three young Christians have been received into the fellowship. The saints enjoyed having many visitors during the summer.


McKeesport, The assembly appreciated the visit and the practical, relevant ministry of Edward Doherty over the weekend of August 8.

New Jersey

Midland Park, At an afternoon ministry meeting on Lord’s day August 7, the saints enjoyed ministry by Tom Wilson (Scotland), Howard Barnes (England), Tom Baker and Sandy Higgins. Bryan Joyce and Gene Higgins gave help in the gospel meeting with a large number present.


Newington, From July 18-22, David Gilliland had five large and much appreciated ministry meetings on God communicating with us and our communication with Him in prayer.


Methuen, At the closing meeting of a children’s week in August, Tom Baker preached the gospel with many of the parents attending. On August 26, Walter Gustafson gave appreciated ministry on the Holy Spirit.

Saugus, On September 5, Gene Higgins and Mark Procopio (Saugus) concluded three weeks of tent meetings in Reading with blessing in salvation. The final night was in the hall and at the close of the meeting, there was a baptism of believers who had been saved in earlier meetings. A good number of unsaved were present.

Worcester, The assembly was encouraged by a visit from Bryan Joyce on August 3.


Hardwick, The saints appreciated a visit by Lorne Langfeld on his return trip from St. Leonard’s, NB.


Augusta, David Hunt visited on August 29 and gave encouraging ministry and a report of the work with the Gospel Boat along the south shore of Newfoundland.

Madawaska, The assembly enjoyed a weekend visit from Murray McCandless in August.

Tidings – Other Countries

N. Ireland

Ahoghill, R. McKeown expected to commence a gospel series in September.

Ballygowan, Outside this small village, S. Ferguson and W. Boyd have erected a tent for gospel meetings.

Ballynure, B. Glendinning and R. Fairley are preaching the gospel in a portable hall.

Ballyvaddy, M. McKillen and W. Fenton have started in the gospel.

Broughshane, Prayer is requested for a gospel series which Albert Hull and John Fleck expect to begin in late October.

Derriaghy, Large numbers have been attending tent meetings by M. Radcliffe and J. Procopio. The original tent was burned, but the brethren quickly erected a larger tent and many have heard the gospel.

Dromore, God blessed in salvation during very well attended tent meetings by J. Lennox and B. Currie.

Fintona, The first conference in the new hall was most encouraging with the hall filled to capacity. The new building proved to be very suitable.

Glengormley, Albert Hull and Murray McCandless expected to commence gospel meetings on September 12.

Kilmore, The hall was well filled for the annual conference.

Rathfriland, At last report, one lady had professed and A. Davidson and J. Rodgers were continuing nightly in the tent.

Warrington, J. Hutchinson and A. Aiken commenced gospel meetings in mid August.


Clones, At the annual conference, the hall was well filled and helpful ministry was given by A. McShane, S. Ferguson, W. Nesbitt, J. Hutchinson and J. Martin.


On August24, John Short wrote, “Karen and Joseph accompanied me into Guangzhou to encourage our workers on Monday and Tuesday for the baptism there of 285 believers. Consider the logistics of dealing with each individual as they were all baptized over two days. It was a wonderful occasion of great joy and rejoicing. The numbers turning to Christ for salvation in China today are amazing.”

Conferences, D.V.

Vancouver, BC

October 9, 10 and 11 in Burnaby South Secondary School, 5455 Rumble Street, Burnaby. Meetings at 10, 2 and 7 on Saturday and Monday On Lord’s Day, meetings at 2:30 and 7. Two Bible readings on 1 Tim. 3 and 4. Meetings in Victoria Drive Gospel Hall, 4659 Victoria Drive are Friday prayer meeting at 8 p.m. and Breaking of Bread at 9:30. Corr. Philip Broadhead, 17431 – 101 Ave., Surrey, BC, V4N 4L7, (604) 581-8155.

Edmonton, Alberta

October 16 and l7inConnor’s Hill Gospel Hall, 9302 – 95 Street, with prayer meeting on Friday at 8 p.m. Meetings both days at 10, 2 and 7. Corr. Joseph Bowman, 1325 Knottwood Road East, Edmonton, AB, T6K 2K5, (780) 450-0818. Hall (780) 468-2096.

Grande Prairie, Alberta

October 2 and 3 in Five Mile Community Hall. On Saturday, Ministry at 10:30. On Lord’s day Breaking of Bread at 10:30 with Gospel at 7:30. Contact Ron Swan (780) 524-5405 or Gordon Williams (780) 513-8611.

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

November 6 and 7 in Lawson Heights Gospel Hall, 131 La Ronge Road with Prayer and Ministry on Friday at 7:30 p.m. On Saturday, Ministry at 10:30 and 1:30 with Gospel at 6:30. On Lord’s day, Breaking of Bread at 9:30 with Ministry at 2 and Gospel at 7. Enquiries: (306) 242-1506 or (306) 249-5044.

Roseisle, Manitoba

October 2 and 3 in the Gospel Hall with prayer meeting on Friday at 7:30 p.m. On Saturday, Bible reading at 10:30, Ministry at 2 with Ministry and Gospel at 7. On Lord’s day, Breaking of Bread at 10:30, Ministry at 2:30 and Gospel at 7. Corr. PH. Dyck, Box 46, Roseisle, MB, ROG IVO, (204) 828-3509. Hall (204) 828-3484.

Bolton, Ontario

November 6 at Albion Bolton Community Centre. Ministry at 10:30, 1 and 3:30 with Gospel at 7:30. Ministry meeting in the hall on Friday at 7:30 p.m. Corr. John Steen, 7 Marion Street, Caledon East, ON, LON lEO, (905)584-2834.

Maberly, Ontario

November 20. Meetings at 2:30 and 7 at Wheeler Pancake House and Sugar Camp. Directions: Hwy 7 to Maberly. Take County Rd. 36 North to Kingston Line, approx. 9 km. Right on Kingston Line to Highland Line, approx. 2.5 km. Right on Highland Line to Wheeler Sugar Camp, approx. 4 km. Contact Gordon McLeod (613) 268-2616.

Oil Springs, Ontario

November 13 and 14 in Oil Springs Youth Centre, Victoria Street and Hwy 21, with first meeting at 10:30 a.m. Breaking of Bread at 10:30. Prayer meeting on Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the Gospel Hall, Victoria St. Bible reading is on Galatians 5. Corr. Arthur Whitton, RR 3, Oil Springs, ON, NON IPO, (519) 882-1686.

Oshawa, Ontario

November 13 in the Gospel Hall, 150 Albert Street, with Ministry at 2 and 7. Corr. Kenneth Nicholson, 753 Central Park Boulevard North, Oshawa, ON, L1G 6B2, (905) 579-7540.

Picton, Ontario

November 27 in the Gospel Hall, McFarland Drive. Ministry at 2 and 6:30. For information, (613) 476-2040 and (613) 476-3026.

Wallaceburg, Ontario

October31 in the Gospel Hall, corner of Minnie and Gillard Streets with prayer meeting on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Breaking of Bread at 10:30, Ministry at 2:30 and Gospel at 7. For further information, (519) 627-5882 or (519) 627-8743.

L’anse au Loup, Labrador

October15, 16 and 17 in the Gospel Hall with prayer meeting on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. On Friday, Ministry at 10:30 and 2:30 with Gospel at 7:30. On Saturday, Bible reading at 10:30 on 1 Cor. 12, Ministry at 2:30 and Gospel at 7:30. On Lord’s day, Breaking of Bread at 10, Ministry at 2:30 and Gospel at 7:30. On Monday, Gospel meeting at Red Bay at 7:30 p.m. Corr. Francis Barney, (709) 927-5696 or Eddie Barney, (709) 927-5535.

Phoenix, Arizona

November 25,26,27 and 28 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 Ephesians 4, 5 and 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, (623) 872-1007. Hall (602) 253-4932.

Stout, Iowa

November 25. All day meeting in the Gospel Hall. Ministry at 10 and 2 with Gospel in the evening. Corr. Gary DeGroote, 28073 Westbrook St., New Hartford, IA 50660, (319) 983-2713. Hall (319) 346-1153.

Alpena, Arkansas

November 6 and 7 in the Gospel Hall, corner of Briggs and Lane. Bible reading conference on Names and Titles of the Lord Jesus Christ. First meeting on Saturday at 2 p.m. Corr. Al Shutt, R-1, Box 274A, Hindsville, AR 72738, (501) 789-5707.

Kindly remember:

Maidstone, SK, Mervin, SK and Paradise Valley, AB – Oct. 9 and 10
Brandon, MB – Oct. 11
London, ON – Nov. 6 and 7
Niagara Falls, ON – Oct. 16 and 17
St. Thomas, ON – Oct. 9 and 10
Cape Breton, NS – Oct. 9, 10 and 11
Blue River, WI – Oct. 16 and 17
LaCrosse, WI – Oct. 30 and 31
Livonia, MI – Oct. 23 and 24
Bryn Mawr, PA – Nov. 6 and 7
Terryville, CT – Oct. 16 and 17

Additions to T&T Address List, June 1999

Frank Sona, 18 Bathgate Dr., Guelph, ON, N1L 1A8, (519) 836-6099

Change of Address

David Booth, Box 109, Lappeenranta. 53101, Finland. Brother Booth labours in Russia but his mailing address is in Finland.

Shad Kember Jr., Apartado 398,48300 Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico

Murray McCandless, 2070 Route 121, Norton, NB, EST 1E9

Change in Meeting Times

Waukesha, WI, Gospel meeting is at 6:30 p.m. and Prayer and Bible Study on Wednesday at 7 p.m.

With Christ

Mrs. Anna Young of Bangor, N. Ireland on May 24, age 81. Our dear sister was saved in her teens through the words, “It is finished.” Soon she was baptized and received into fellowship. After her marriage to Jim, to whom she was a faithful helper in the things of the Lord, she was for some years at Bleary and for the last 33 years at Central Hall, Bangor. Mrs. Young was a godly woman of great spiritual discernment and she loved the place where the Lord’s honour dwelt. She has left a fragrant testimony among all who knew her.

William Evans of Arlington, WA on July 27, age S3. Our dear brother was born in Corpus Christi, Texas on September 25, 1945. As a young man of 19, he was in the US navy and was stationed in the Arlington area. He met some of the Arlington Christians and soon afterwards was saved. He loved to witness for the Lord and was a good testimony. While visiting his parents Idaho, he suffered a heart attack and went to be with the Lord. The gospel was faithfully preached at his large funeral. Pray for his parents not yet saved.

Mrs. Zena Legg of Manchester, Iowa on July 28, age 97. Our dear sister was saved on November 10, 1924 after attending one gospel meeting by Oliver Smith. Her brothers, Dan and Ben Lubben, had witnessed to her as to her need of Christ. She was in assembly fellowship for nearly 70 years and was a faithful sister. Her husband Clifton died in 1974. For the past 2 years, she was a resident of the Linn Manor Care Center. A sister-in-law, Fannie Lubben, survives besides nieces and nephews. Robert Orr and Grant Hagen shared the funeral service.

Mr. T. G. Buchanan of Clough, N. Ireland on August 5, age 88. Our dear brother was saved at the age often and was in the assembly at Clough since his teens. In his early life, he took a deep interest in the things of God, becoming a spiritual man and a pillar in the assembly Under his wise leadership, the assembly prospered. He was a spiritual gentleman, wise, courteous, kind and peaceable. He had the joy of seeing all his family saved, and his son Gregg serves the Lord in Brazil. His very large funeral was conducted by J. G. Hutchinson and S. McBride.

Miss Dorothy Sears of Orillia, Ontario on August 11, age 76. Our dear sister was saved on March 1, 1949 in Toronto. She was in fellowship in the assembly at Orillia all her life. Excerpts from her conversion story were quoted at the funeral which was taken by Edward Doherty Please pray for some family members who are still not saved.

Dale E. Wahls of Garnavillo, IA on August 15, age 72. Dale was saved on Dec. 10, 1944 during a gospel series by Lorne McBain. Our dear brother was in fellowship with the saints in Garnavillo for more than 50 years. He was a farmer all his life and was also a business man in the community for 3S years. Dale assisted his father, Henry Wahls, with the Wahls Bookstand for many years and carried on the business following his father’s homecall. The bookstand will continue by other family members using the same address: P.O. Box 19S Garnavillo, IA S2049.

Howard Gurney of Saugus, MA on August 18, age 95. Our beloved brother was saved in 1929 after being contacted by assembly believers. His wife was soon saved. Together they became part of the Cliftondale assembly and continued steadfastly there and later in Saugus. At the beginning of the Saugus (East Boston) assembly, he gave invaluable help in teaching the young believers and their children. At the funeral services, F. Tornaquindici and E. Higgins aptly described our brother’s life in four words from 1 Tim. 2:2: quiet, peaceable, godliness and honesty

Glenn Moose of Indiana, PA on August 22, age 7S. Our beloved brother went home quietly after months of illness. His conversion on Iwo Jima during World War II underlines the value of Scriptures learned through children’s work. Facing death, he remembered Psalm 23 and trusted the Good Shepherd. Grace developed in him a likeness to that Shepherd, a sincere faith, a sensitive spirit, and a single heart for the Lord, His people and His assembly Together, he and Hazel, his wife of 53 years, were hospitable and have been mainstays in the assembly


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