British Columbia

Vancouver: D. Jones has made appreciated visits to nine assemblies in the metropolitan area over the last number of weeks with trips also to Port Alberni, Westbank, and Terrace. The gospel effort at the Chinatown Night Market has concluded with some contacts having been made.


Edmonton: B. Funston and D. Richards had two nights of appreciated ministry here in July, including a report on Russia from brother Richards.

Medicine Hat: Joe Clark and Steve Kember conducted gospel meetings here during July in a store front. The effort included a Seed Sowers distribution. There was good support from the Lethbridge assembly and blessing in salvation.

Paradise Valley: Ten nights of gospel meetings and five mornings of childrens meetings by B. Funston and D. Richards closed July 19 with a teenage girl and a nine-year-old boy professing salvation. Attendance was encouraging with some in for the first time.


Mervin: In July, the assembly enjoyed two nights of ministry by B. Funston and D. Richards .Brother Richards gave a report on Russia.

Taylorside: Our conference was enjoyable with nine ministering brethren present. We enjoyed two nights of ministry and a report on the work of God in Russia from D. Richards.


Brandon: The assembly had appreciated visits recently from D. Richards, M. Cain, and P Thiessen.


Clinton: Attendance at a week of childrens meetings in nearby Vanastra in July with G. Sharp was encouraging, especially in seeing a number of parents coming with their children.

London: Local brethren began tent meetings each night on July15 at a farmers market and are continuing in their third week

Sarnia: The last week of July saw the tent meetings in their fifth week. M. Derkson, J. Dennison and the Christians are encouraged by many outsiders who have attended the meetings. The tent is pitched in a prominent location on a busy street.

Thunder Bay: The assembly enjoyed visits by T. Kember and L. Steers in June. On July 4-5 brother Steers again gave ministry on Psa 1 and 2. A. Dryburgh ministered the Word to benefit on July 19.

Windsor: The saints appreciated recent visits by brethren E. Parmenter, E. Fairfield and L. Steers. The assembly would also value prayers for a gospel series scheduled to commence September 17.

Nova Scotia

Nineveh: The assembly enjoyed two nights of ministry from S. Wells, also a Saturday night ministry meeting with M. Radcliffe and J. Procopio.

Newfoundland and Labrador

Seal Cove: In July and early August brethren Whey of Gander and Hiscock of St. Johns had open air meetings here and in Harbour Breton. Other brethren have given help in this work.



Lynden: The assembly was encouraged with the visit of D. Jones who also gave appreciated visits to Arlington and Marysville.

Tri-Cities: The last week of June, the three cites were covered with 40,000 Seed Sower texts. G. Goff and B. Meyers followed with two weeks of tent meetings which were well attended. Each morning several believers carried on a Day Camp at the tent and in one of the nearby parks. At the same time, Tom Hoy, along with a number of others, worked at a booth in the Columbia Mall. As a result, Gods hand was seen in salvation and there are about 300 contacts to follow up. Bryon and Joni Meyers have rented a home in the area and have started Home Bible studies as well as follow-up visitation. Further efforts are planned for the fall. Please pray for the future of this work.


Hillside: Tent meetings July 20-26 with G. Goff and T. Hoy had good numbers attending. There is some evidence that God has been working in the area. Seed Sowers packets were distributed to almost 200 homes.


San Diego: Recent ministry meetings by R. McKeown of Ireland were greatly appreciated and the assembly was encouraged as a result.

New Mexico

Albuquerque: In mid-July, Win. Lavery began gospel meetings helped by Matt Smith of Jackson, MI.


Littleton: The gospel tent effort with R.Weber and J. Jennings had nice numbers from town attending and blessing in salvation.

Garnavillo: T. Baker returned to spend another week among the Spanish speaking people in Postville. He started July 28 and planned to be here until Aug 5.


Black River Falls: J. Portman and R. Orr are starting the fourth week of Gospel meetings and have seen an encouraging interest.

Mt. Sterling: Art Ward and Richard Dugeon had two weeks of Gospel tent meetings in Viroqua, WI, in mid-July.


Cass City: J. Nesbitt and Win. Lavery preached in a tent for several weeks with a good interest.

Jackson: Tom and Nelly Baker visited Jackson and other assemblies in Michigan. The report of the Spanish work in Los Angeles was most interesting. God has richly blessed the labors of our brother and sister and we should continue to pray for this work.


Lorain: T. Baker was with the assembly for a week of very helpful ministry.

Mansfield: The saints were encouraged with visits from T. Baker and R. Surgenor.


Bryn Mawr: The assembly enjoyed a visit in July from E. McCullough, as well as D. Oliver, and J. Nesbitt who gave a report on the work in St. Lucia. A week of childrens meetings is planned for the beginning of August with J. Nesbitt.

Hatboro: The assembly was cheered by Gods hand in blessing during tent meetings with E. McCullough and J. Slabaugh.

West Virginia

New Creek: J. Slabaugh was here for ministry.


Frostburg: The Frostburg Conference in May was well attended and profitable ministry was given by W. Gustafson, E. McCullough, D. Oliver, B. Seale, J. Slabaugh, J. Smith, and D. Vitale. John Slabaugh visited here, as well as Cumberland and Lonaconing in July with profitable ministry on the believers relationship with God, the world, and other believers.

North Carolina

Hickory: N. Crawford gave helpful ministry on the subject of baptism at a meeting where a young woman was baptized. Mr. MacLeod recovered from a serious lung infection that he had in the spring. Jim Smith visited here for two days, ministering on various subjects.


Hardwick: Win. Lavery paid the assembly a visit over the weekend of July 16 before traveling to Albuquerque NM. His preaching provided refreshment to the Christians and a faithful message to the unsaved.


Reading: Tent meetings in connection with the Saugus assembly continue into their 4th week with brethren Oliver and Higgins. A large number of people have responded to the invitations and some have come almost every night to hear the Gospel.

Watertown: W. Gustafson and S. Wells visited here, giving encouraging ministry and preaching the Gospel.

Methuen: The saints appreciated visits from W Gustafson on the Lords Day, July 2, and S. Wells July 20 and 23. They gave profitable ministry, and faithfully preached the gospel.


Brookfield: A week-long series of childrens meetings concluded on August 4. Attendance was excellent, and contacts were made with several new families from the area. The assembly was assisted in these meetings by Jonathan Vizzini of Sunnyslope, AZ. The saints were very encouraged.

N. Ireland

Bushmills: The annual Bible Readings on Revelation 1-3 were taken by D. Kane. Open air meetings were held each day for two weeks in the seaside towns of Bushmills and Portrush. Thousands of tracts were distributed and many heard the gospel.

Kingsmills: Bre. McKillen and Fenton had the joy of seeing Gods hand in salvation

Newry: Bre. J. Rodgers and A. Aiken continued in the gospel through the holiday period. They have been encouraged with a good number of souls being saved, some of whom are potential for the assembly here.


Tobolsk: A letter from Jess Fitch, dated July 27th, contains many details of the work in Tobolsk. The believers are growing and brethren are participating in gospel preaching and prayer. Meetings are held twice on Lords Day and on Thursday night. Newly saved people have expressed a desire to be baptized and there are others who show an interest in being saved. There is hope for a new assembly in Tobolsk. Pray for several brethren who plan to go to Russia in August and September.



A brother and sister from Kapuskasing spent a profitable four weeks this spring in the city of Lviv distributing portions of Scripture. Lord willing, another visit is planned this fall by a sister from Kapuskasing and a couple from the Kirkland Lake assembly.

Conferences. D.V.

Omaha, Nebraska

September 9 and 10 in the Hartman Avenue Gospel Hall, 69th and Hartman preceded by prayer meeting on Friday 7:30 p.m. Meetings will begin on Saturday 10 a.m. Bible Reading on Lords Day will be on I Cor 15. For further information, or to pre-arrange accommodations, please contact corres: James Harvey, 3139 N 126th St., Omaha, NE 68164; Tel.(402)498-9005; e-mail: jjharvey@home.com, Hall (402) 571-5983.

Sussex, NB

September 30/October 1 with prayer meeting on Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the Gospel Hall, Route 114. All other meetings in Sussex Regional High School, Leonard Drive. Saturday: Ministry 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., Gospel 7 p.m. Sunday: Breaking of Bread 10 a.m., Ministry 2 p.m., Gospel 7 p.m. Corr: David Beckett, Tel. (506) 433-4766, email: dbeckett@nbnet.nb.ca. Accom: Don McLean Tel. (506) 847-9010, email mcleands@nbnet.nb.ca.

Roseisle, MN

September 30/October 1 in the Roseisle Gospel Hall with prayer meeting on Friday 7:30 p.m. Saturday: Bible Reading (Romans 8) 10a.m., Prayer and Ministry 2p.m., Ministry and Gospel 7p.m. Sunday: Breaking of Bread 10:30 a.m., Sunday School 1:15 p.m., Prayer and Ministry 2:30 p.m., Gospel 7p.m. Corr: P.H. Dyck, Box 46, Roseile. MN R0G 1V0, Tel: (204) 828-3509.

Blue River, WI

October 7 and 8 at St. Johns Gym in Muscoda, WI on Wisconsin Ave. with prayer meeting in the Gospel Hall on Friday 8 p.m. The ministry will begin Saturday 10 a.m. Lords Day: Bible Reading 9a.m. on Luke 24:1-12, Breaking of Bread 10:30 a.m. Corr: Jim Frazier, 15513 Richwood Estates Lane, Blue River, WI 53518, Tel.(608)537-2977, Fax (608)537-2360.

Cape Breton, NS

October 7, 8 and 9 in the Memorial High School, Memorial Dr., Sydney Mines, Tel: (902) 736-6233. Saturday: Prayer Meeting 2:30 p.m., Ministry 3:30 p.m., Gospel 7 p.m. Lords Day: Bible Reading (Sayings of the Lord Jesus on the Cross) 8:30 a.m., Breaking of Bread 10 a.m. Monday: Bible Reading (Worship) 9 a.m., Ministry 10:15 a.m. Corr: Junior MacDonald, 1 Cambridge Ave., Sydney Mines, NS B1V 2G4, Tel: (902)736-3133. Accom: Bruce Bartlett, Tel: (902) 794-1401 in advance.

Maidstone, Mervin, SK and Paradise Valley, AB

October 7 and 8 in the Legion Hall, 111 Main Street, Maidstone, Tel: (306) 893-4277. Meetings both days at 10:30 a.m., 2 and 7 p.m. Prayer meeting on Friday in Maidstone Gospel Hall, 4th Avenue and Main Street. Corr: Harry McLaren, Box 481, Maidstone, SK S0M 1M0, Tel: (306)893-4614; Lennard Heath, Box 274, Turtleford, SK SOM 2Y0, Tel: (306) 843-2627; or David Flint, Box 35, Paradise Valley, AB T0B 3R0, Tel:(403) 745-2560.

Baldwin, KS

October 8 at Coal Creek Gospel Hall, 1718 N. 466 Road (PA mile North of US 56 on #1055). Breaking of Bread 9:30 a.m., Bible Reading 10:45 a.m. (Acts 20:17 to 38), Children 1:15 p.m., Ministry 2 p.m., Gospel 6:30 p.m. Corr: D. Olmstead, 1702 N. 466 Rd., Baldwin, KS 66006-7242; e-mail: daveolmstead@juno.com. Tel: (785) 594-6628.

Lanse au Loup, Labrador

October 13, 14, and 15 in the Gospel Hall with prayer meeting on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Saturday: Bible Reading (1 Peter 4). Breaking of Bread at 10a.m. Monday: Gospel meeting at Red Bay 7:30 p.m. All who walk and teach in the old paths are encouraged to attend our conference. Contact Francis Barney at (709) 927-5696 or Preston Belben at (709) 927-5622.

Niagara Falls, ON

October 21 and 22 in the Oakwood Gospel Hall, Cor. Adams and Hawkins Sheet. Prayer meeting on Friday 7:30 p.m. Saturday: Ministry 10 a.m. and 2:45 p.m., Bible Study 1:30 p.m. (I Tim. 2-3), Gospel 6:45 p.m., Young Peoples 8:15 p.m. Sunday: Breaking of Bread 9:30 p.m., Ministry 2:45 p.m., Gospel 6:45 p.m.. Corr: Win. Smith, 7467 Merritt Avenue L2G 5C3, Niagara Falls, ON Tel: (905) 354-8272.

Terryville, CT

October 21 and 22, with prayer meeting on Friday at 7:30 in the Gospel Hall, 36 North Main Street. All other meetings in the Harry S. Fisher School on North Main Street, 1/8 mile north of the Hall. Sunday: Breaking of Bread 10 a.m., Ministry at 2 p.m., Gospel 6:30 p.m. Accom: William Batterton, Tel: (203) 755-7621.

La Crosse, WI

October 28 and 29 in Logan Middle School, 1450 Avon Street, with prayer and ministry Friday 7:30 p.m. at the Gospel Hall, 1928 George Street. First meeting on Saturday: Prayer and Ministry 10 a.m. Lords Day: Bible Reading 9 a.m., Breaking of Bread 10:30 a.m. Corr: David L. Hardie, 708-11 Avenue S., Onalaska, WI. Tel: (608) 783-4067, School: (608) 789-7755.

London, ON

Nov. 4 and 5 in the Gospel Hall, 1196 Highbury Aye, with prayer meeting on Friday at 8 p.m. Saturday: Ministry 10 a.m. Sunday: Breaking of Bread 9:30 a.m. Corr: Hugh R. Gamham, 843 Dalkeith Crescent, London, ON N2X 1S2, Tel: (519) 433-1825, Hall (519) 451-8233.

Conference Reminders:

Arnstein. ON: September 16-17

Hitesville, IA: September 16-17

Chapman Valley/Parry Sound, ON: September 23-24

Midland Park, NJ: September 23-24

Clinton, ON: September30 -October 1

St. Thomas, ON: October 7-8

Vancouver, BC: October 7-9

Brandon, ON: October 9

Livonia, MI: October 21-22

Change of Correspondent

Hickory, NC: Mr. Robert (Bob) MacLeod, 8036 Westbay Road, Cenver, NC 28037, Tel (704) 483-3521, E-Mail: Bekmacleod@aol.com

New Lenox, IL: Brent Studnicka, 11048 Denny Ave., Mokena, IL 60448, Tel: (708) 479-0958

Change of Address of Correspondent

Kamloops, BC: Phil Atkinson, 1615 Griffin Terrace, Kamloops B.C. V2B 7R7, Tel: (250)376-1228, E-mail: patkins@mail.ocis.net

Change of Meeting Times

Blue River, WI: Prayer meeting is Wednesday at 8 p.m.

With Christ

Mrs. Jennie Betts of OLeary, PEI on May 16, age 85. Our dear sister was saved in 1943 when David Adams and Albert Ramsay has a gospel tent pitched in Springfield West. She was a cheerful visitor of the sick and shut-ins. After a stroke in 1998, she was tenderly cared for by her daughter and son-in-law Olga and David Quigley Funeral service was shared by R McIlwaine ,Paul and Lewis MacKenzie.

Mrs. Aleda F. Warnick of Lonaconing, MD on May 22, age 98. She was saved when she was 16 and continued steadfastly in assembly fellowship in Lonaconing. She touched the lives of many and was noted for giving out gospel tracts and speaking to others of their need of salvation. She had the joy of seeing her husband saved shortly before his death in 1956. One son and his wife, in assembly fellowship, preceded her in death. She leaves another son and a daughter for whose salvation prayer is requested. D. Vitale spoke from John 3:16 in the funeral home and J. Slabaugh at the graveside.

Mrs. Nellie Lillian Eagles of River Hibert, NS on May 29, age 83. Nellie and her husband Wilbert were saved the same day, Nov. 15, 1997 through the preaching of David Hunt and the late Floyd Stewart. Both were baptized and received into the assembly here where they remained until physical disabilities prevented them from attending. A good number of friends and relatives attended the funeral which was shared by B. Bingham and D. Hunt, with K. Taylor at the grave side. She leaves her husband Wilbert and daughter Mildred who have the blessed hope, two sons not saved, Donald and Sydney, for whom prayer is requested.

Mrs. Eva Stead of Hatboro, PA on June 6, age 99, from the Maryland home of her daughter, Mrs. Sam Rae, Jr. She was saved in 1913 in the first meetings J. McCullough and T. Braidner had in Donegal, Ireland. Both she and her husband were members of the assembly in Hatboro from the early days where, for many years, he was one of the overseers and she a faithful Sunday School teacher. She enjoyed giving out hundreds of gospel tracts in her travels. Her funeral service was taken by F. McCullough, and Win. Oliver spoke a comforting word at the grave to the many relatives who attended.

Mrs. Myrtle Culin of Arnstein, ON on June 29, age 86. She was saved as a young girl of 18 through John 6:37, was baptized and received into fellowship soon after, She was very faithful to all the assembly meetings over the years and even though she was not feeling well, attended her last meeting just three weeks before her home call. She leaves to mourn her loss two sons, two daughters, eight grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren for whom prayer is requested. Rob Peat, Ernie Bain, and David Booth shared the very large funeral.

Ruth Saunders of Toronto. ON on June 30. Our dear sister was born in Toronto in 1921. She was saved in 1941 when Lorne McBain had gospel meetings in Pape Avenue. She was baptized and received into fellowship there and continued steadfastly until the Lord called her home. Our sister had a lovely disposition and bore her lengthy illness with grace and patience. She was a godly, quiet, considerate and kind friend to all. She is survived by her sister Jeanette Barnett, and brothers Bert and David.

Eugene Maki of Pelki, Michigan on June 13, age 79. He was saved during gospel meetings by James Clark in 1954. He was baptized and received into the assembly and became a respected elder. The little assembly sorely misses him. He loved the gospel and had a good testimony in the community. Over a hundred came to his funeral to pay their respects. Louis Smith described his testimony and spoke words of comfort. The gospel was faithfully preached by Matthew Smith. Remember in prayer his widow, Viola, four children, three grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Jim Walker of Thornhill, ON on June 17, in his 77th year. He was saved in his early twenties through John 3:16 following a meeting taken by the late Oswald Smith in Toronto. He later saw the truth of the local church and moved to Greenwood, then Pape, and finally to Eglinton Ave. Gospel Hall where he was an elder. He regularly took ministry, gospel and childrens meetings, and loved Bible readings. Many believers expressed appreciation for his teaching, and he saw souls saved. Tributes were given at the large funeral by L. Roberts and T. Walker and other family members, with H. Paisley preaching the gospel.

Josef P. Szabo of Toronto, ON on June 21, age 71. Our beloved brother was born in Hungary in 1929, came to Canada in 1957, and was born again in 1959. He was in happy fellowship in Broadview Gospel Hall for the past 40 years. As an elder, he was exercised in gospel outreach, assembly matters and personal support to commended workers. He is survived by a sister and grandson, both unsaved, and predeceased by his wife, daughter and son. The large funeral was shared by F. Krauss and J. Yocum. He will be missed.

Dorothy Lennox of Unionville, ON on July 4. Our dear sister was born in England in 1918. The family came to Canada after WW1 and settled in Rainey River, ON. As a girl in her teens she was taken to hear the gospel and got saved. After their marriage in 1948, Allan and Dorothy moved to Toronto and were in fellowship in Pape Avenue for 50 years. For almost two years she resided at Bethany Lodge, in fellowship at Unionville. She was a godly, consistent, faithful sister who will be missed. Survived by two daughters and their husbands, two grandchildren, a sister and four brothers.

Elaine Wright of Taylorside, SK on July 10, age 67. Our dear sister was saved in 1944. Having been previously in assembly fellowship in Winnipeg and Peterborough, she continued steadfastly for the past 35 years in the assembly here. Her life was marked by hospitality and real Christian love and care for others. Elaine was preceded in death by her first husband Joel Horton. In 1965 she married Henry Wright. She had the joy of seeing her five children saved and in assembly fellowship. Prayer is requested for the family and grandchildren. The large funeral was taken by J. Gould.

Frederick Turner of London, ON on July 14, age 84. Our brother first heard the gospel at a street meeting in Glasgow, Scotland. He was saved shortly afterward at the age of 17 while reading a book on the Lords coming. He and his wife, Violet, emigrated to Toronto in 1960. They settled in London seven years later. His wife predeceased him in 1996. He leaves three sons to mourn their loss. Emanuel Netti of Methuen, MA on July15, age 73. He was born on May 21, 1927, and saved at the age of 12. From a young age he displayed a deep exercise for the things of God and throughout his life he was a help in a number of different assemblies, including Hartford, Torrington, Methuen and Byfield. He is survived by his beloved wife Anna (nee Iannelli) and three daughters, all of whom know the Lord and seven grandchildren. His funeral was taken by J. Procopio and F. Tornaquindici.

Fred “Bud” Cirksena of Waterloo, IA on July22, age 77. Our brother was diagnosed with cancer six weeks before his home-call. He was saved in October 1958 and shortly thereafter received into the Western Avenue assembly. He was a faithful brother, whose seat is now empty and he is greatly missed. He leaves his wife, two sons and a daughter for whom prayer is requested. The hall was filled for the funeral service which was shared by Eric McCullough and Russell Nesbitt.