British Columbia

Vancouver: The Thanksgiving Conference was a blessing to the saints, though a little smaller in attendance. The ministry was shared by Brian Currie, Jim Currie, Jim Flanigan, Bryan Funston, John Grant, and Jim Webb. Bryon Myers gave a report of the Lord’s work in Tri-Cities, WA, and Tom Hoy shared in the gospel. The week following, J. Flanigan and J. Grant shared ministiy in Victoria Dr. on the Upper Room Ministry, and Four Revival Kings of Judah. J.Currie and B. Currie are in the 4th week of gospel meetings in Carleton with good interest.

Surrey: The monthly ministry meeting at Fleetwood on Oct 15 was shared by John Grant and Jim Flanigan. John Grant remained for two nights of ministry

Abbotsford: Jebb Jim Webb was with the saints for one night of ministry in October. John Grant concluded his stay in these parts with two nights of ministry on October 18 and 19.

West Bank: Children’s meetings were held October 23-27 with Bryan Funston speaking to the young people and parents who attended. From 50 to 70 children attended each night and up to 15 parents. The children listened reverently and we continue to pray that God will bless the seed sown.


Edmonton: The conference (October 14-15) was one of the largest to date, with many visitors. Eleven preaching brethren shared in the ministry and gospel.

Calgary: Gospel meetings are planned, D.V., beginning February 18,2001 in the West Hillhurst Gospel Hall with brethren Bryan Funston and Dan Shutt.


Arborfield: Joel Portman and Roy Weber planned to start Gospel meetings here on November 12.

Maidstone/Mervin: The joint Thanksgiving conference was considered by many to be one of the best. The weather was good and quite a few young people attended who seemed to enjoy it very much. Brethren who gave a good variety of ministry were J. Abemethy, B. Rodgers, J. Ronald, Jr., L. Telesford, and C. Van de Wetering.

Taylorside: The saints enjoyed a three-night visit from Bruce Rodgers.


Chatham: Art Ward and Jim Frazier are preaching the Gospel here.

Clinton: The recent conference was encouraging, both in attendance, and timely and helpful ministry given by seven of the Lord’s servants. Bible Readings on “Christian Marriage”, and “The Christian Home and Family” were ably led by D. Oliver and J. Beattie.

Embro: The assembly was encouraged during one week of ministry meetings by Timothy Walker using a chart on the Tabernacle.

London: The well-attended gospel series with Jonathan Procopio and Frank Sona closed on October 13 after five weeks. Blessing was seen in salvation. The assembly was also cheered when a sister was received into the fellowship and another sister was baptized.

Milton: The assembly appreciated one week of ministry meetings on the miracles of Elisha the prophet by Timothy Walker.

Niagara Falls: The conference in October was excellent with good teaching for all ages. The Bible studies on House of God and Prayer were very instructive. Seven of the Lord’s servants were present. Peter Simms and Peter Orasuk have commenced gospel meetings here. Thanks to all who helped in the distribution of 8000 texts and invitations.

Nipissing Junction: Prayer is requested for God’s blessing upon gospel meetings to commence November 5 with Murray Pratt and Timothy Walker.

St. Thomas: Fourteen of the Lord’s servants were present at the conference this year. Several ministered the Word and from all reports many of the saints of God were helped. The gospel was faithfully preached Saturday and Sunday evenings. The assembly is now involved with weekly children’s meetings Monday evening for a number of weeks. Recently, Peter Simms was with the assembly for two nights of ministry.

Sudbury: Recently the assembly enjoyed profitable ministry by Alex Dryburgh, Walter Gustafson and Brian Owen.


Sainte-Flavie: The Assembly has been encouraged by a few souls professing faith in Christ during the past two years. Using his chart on “Egypt to Canaan”, Grard Roy had a week of ministry during the last week of September.

New Brunswick

Lagacville: Leslie Wells and an elder from Tracadie assembly held two weeks of gospel meetings in a rented store in this village south of Tracadie (Sept.21 to Oct. 4th). Visits began with good reception. Opposition to them increased in ferocity. Relatives and others were brought to the meetings, but mounting fear in the area prevented some of them from returning and the meetings closed.

Shediac: Local brethren held a week of encouraging children’s meetings in late August. The conference held during the second weekend of October was slightly larger then last year and was a time of spiritual profit for the saints. A sister in Christ was received into the fellowship of the assembly that same weekend.

Nova Scotia

Blues Mills: Peter Orasuk was with the assembly for the week of Oct 9-13. We had five conversational studies on the Meetings of a New Testament Assembly The readings were profitable and encouraging to the saints in the area.

Prince Edward Island

Charlottetown: The assembly held a week of special prayer meetings in anticipation of Gospel Meetings to commence on November 5 with Marvin Derksen and Peter Ramsay. Please pray for blessing in the Gospel and help in visiting a large number of contacts.

Freetown: Peter Ramsay had a week of well-attended ministry meetings in October on the Life of Abraham in response to the assembly’s exercise and care for the young Christians in the area, as well as new converts.

Newfoundland and Labrador

Cornerbrook: Jack Gould gave appreciated ministry on the family on Oct 23.

English Point: Malcolm Radcliff and Jack Gould shared a ministry meeting after the L’ance Au Loup conference.

Flowers Cove: The assembly enjoyed ministry from Alex Dryburgh during the week of October 15.

Gander: A combined report and ministry meeting was held on Oct 25 with Jack Gould speaking about the Hutterite Colonies in Manitoba and Alex Dryburgh in ministry on the “Man of God”.

Gander Bay: The saints appreciated ministry from Alex Dryburgh on October 23 and 24.

L’anse au Loup: A good number of the Lord’s servants were present at the annual conference to help in ministry. There was a good meeting on the Monday following the conference in Red Bay when seven brethren took part. Malcolm Radcliff and Jack Gould had two ministry meetings following the conference.

Mclvers: The assembly enjoyed a visit from Jack Gould on October 24.

Parson’s Pond: A good number gathered for the annual conference on October 2land 22 with good wholesome ministry given. The Bible study opened by Alex Dryburgh on Ephesians 4 was practical and helpful.

Sandningham: Ministry was shared by Alex Dryburgh and Jack Gould on October 26.

St. John’s: The believers were encouraged by the variety of ministry given at the conference. The Bible study on “Giving” was opened by Jack Gould and was very profitable. Peter Ramsay stayed after the conference for three nights of appreciated ministry. Please pray for the Normore and Laden families who are grieving the loss of a loved one.



Phoenix: The Sunnyslope assembly was encouraged and stirred up by recent visits from Aubrey Kelley (Mexico) and Jim McMaster (England). Much prayer is evident in the assembly for the purposed distribution by the Seed Sowers group at the end of the year. Spanish speaking areas of Phoenix are being targeted with followup Gospel meetings as the Lord would direct. John Dennison and Shad Kember, Jr. are expected for this effort.


Omaha:A four-week series of gospel meetings conducted by Eric McCullough and William Skates concluded in early November. The saints were cheered by a young boy and girl professing faith in Christ during the meetings.


Dunkerton: Jerry Jennings had four nights of ministry.

Garnavillo: Bill Metcalf had one night of ministry. He also visited several other assemblies between the conferences.


Alpena: In August, Harry Rodriquez, and in September, Jack Saword gave much help in English and Spanish meetings at the hall and in home meetings. The Conference held in October was well attended and the saints appreciated help from William Lavery, William Skates and Jerry Jennings. The Christians were very encouraged.


Chippewa Falls: In Sept. Eric McCullough and William Skates had two weeks in a Senior Citizen Center. A brother from Manchester, IA assembly has family members there and several came to hear the gospel. Good contacts were made and the brethren plan to go back later.

Egg Harbor: George Patterson and Jerry Jennings expect to begin Gospel meetings here on November 12.

Janesville: Jerry Jennings was here for ministry Waukesha: In October, the saints rejoiced in the baptism of an 18-year-old girl and the son of a couple in fellowship. The saints also enjoyed three nights of ministry from Stan Wells.


Ferndale: The gospel meetings in October closed after two weeks of fervent effort by our brethren Norman Crawford and Brian Crawford. There was relatively good attendance with new faces most nights.

Livonia: Our conference this year was perhaps our largest yet, and we were most happy with the large percentage of young people present who showed a real interest in the things of God. We commenced gospel meetings October 29 with Dan Shutt and Norman Crawford and thank the Lord for the good interest.

Sault Ste. Marie: Excellent Bible readings on Marriage and the Family were held by John Slabaugh from Nov. 1-5. Some from the Ontario Sault also attended regularly and gave good help.


Akron: The saints are encouraged with good numbers attending children’s meetings in the nearby town of Barberton. Robert Surgenor gave helpful ministry


Bryn Mawr: In mid-October the assembly had the opportunity to have a table with literature on the main street of the town during a special day when all the merchants had sidewalk displays. The believers also conducted crafts in the Hall and had refreshments. Over 140 children plus adults came through the craft activity where tracts, calendars, and Gospel texts were distributed.

Hatboro: A.J.Higgins and David Curran, Sr. gave very profitable ministry at the monthly meeting here. Gene Higgins began Gospel meetings using the Future Events chart. There has been excellent attendance and some have expressed an interest in salvation.

New Jersey

Livingston: in October the saints were greatly encouraged by a visit from Frank Torniquindici, who presented ministry and the Gospel at the baptism of three new believers. Gene Higgins also visited in October and provided excellent practical ministry to the saints and shared in presenting the Gospel.


Matoaca: David Oliver and Joel Poriman are preaching the Gospel here.

North Carolina

Denver: David Petterson and Dan McDonald, helped by other brethren from Hickory, have started an outreach effort at the Westport Country Club Community Center. They are conducting gospel meetings every Tuesday night and plan on continuing indefinitely as long as there is interest. The believers have prayed for a long time for a building to rent in this area and are glad to see this opportunity finally open up.


Deland: A special gospel effort is to begin February 4 with N. Crawford and J. Abernethy. Prayer would be much appreciated for these meetings.


Methuen: The assembly was encouraged at its monthly ministry meeting on Lord’s Day, Oct. 8, with timely ministry and gospel preaching by Ken Taylor.

Watertown: The assembly here was encouraged by the attendance of several neighborhood children at the annual Vacation Bible School during mid-August. Parents of some of the children attended on the closing evening. This effort was followed up with weekly children’s meetings on Friday evenings through November 2.


Newington: The assembly is having special Friday night children’s meetings. Attendance has increased each week and the saints are encouraged. David Oliver intends to have ministry meetings here following their November conference.

Terryville: The 78th annual conference was well attended, with helpful and searching ministry given by brethren W. Gustafson, E. Higgins, M. McCandless, P. Orasuk. and P. Ramsay

N. Ireland

Ballymoney: Brethren A. Aiken and J. Fleck from Bucknagh have commenced here in the gospel with good interest.

Bloomfield: M. McKillen and W. Fenton are preaching nightly amidst all the difficulties of the city.

Dunean (near Randalstown): Brethren C. Brown and T. Topley have commenced in a portable hall in this very difficult area.

Dungannon: A. Aiken and I. Rodgers are preaching in a portable hall outside the town, and hope to finish Oct 22.

Enryroe: S. McBride and T. Wright have concluded 12 weeks in a portable hall close to the border.

Kilkeel: W. J. Nesbitt and R. Shannon have commenced gospel meetings.

Limivady: D. Gilliland and R. Eadie have commenced gospel meetings in a unused church hall, with good interest. Newtownbreda,

Belfast: R. McKewon and B. Graham are in gospel meetings and are getting good numbers.

Shanaghan: T. Meekin and J. Palmer have commenced in the gospel with good attendance so far.

Scarva: A. McShane and D. Gilliland continued in the tent until October with blessing in salvation.

The annual conferences at Larne and Lurgan were well attended, and the Bible readings and ministry were considered edifying and helpful. A. Higgins, J. Baker, and E. Parmenter, with other local brethren, gave valuable help in the Bible readings and ministry.

Donemana held their annual conference on October12 when a number of brethren ministered the Word of God.


Joel Portman spent a month in Guadalajara in language study and seeking to be a help in the work of the Lord with Paul Theissen visiting assemblies in Tepec, Zamora, and Puerta Vallarta. Beginning in late November, Jim Webb is expected for four weeks of meetings in different assemblies and also in Guadalajara.

Conferences. D.V.

Hitesville, IA

January 1, 2001. All day meetings in the Gospel Hall, R.R. Aplington, IA starting at 10 am. Corr: Larry Brandt, P.O. Box 683, Parkersburg, IA 50665, Tel: (319)346-1084, Hall: (319)347-2333.

Pennsauken, NJ

January 6 and 7, 2001, in Haddonfield Middle School, Lincoln Ave. and Chestnut St., Haddonfield. Prayer meeting on Friday, Jan Sat 7:30 p. m. in the Gospel Hall, 6530 Caroline Ave. at Route 38 near Rte. 70, Pennsauken, NJ, Tel: (856)662-1201 . Corr. David A. Curran, 326 Windsor Ave., Haddonfield, NJ 08033-1142; Tel: (856)429-4443.

Seattle, WA

January 27 and 28 with Prayer Meeting on Friday 7:30 p.m. and Sunday evening Gospel meeting 7p.m. in the West Woodland Gospel Hall. All other meetings will be in the West Woodland Elementary School adjacent to the Gospel Hall. Bible Readings at 8:45 a.m. both days; Saturday: Phil. 3 -“The Knowledge of Christ”; Sunday: Phil 4- “The Power of Christ”. Saturday meetings are at 10:30 am., 2:30 and 7 p.m.; Sunday at 10 a.m., 2:30 and 7p.m. Corr: David Hale, 16813 – 19th Ave SW, Normandy Park, WA 98166, Tel: (206)243-0557, Hall: (206)783-1368.

Deland, FL

February 2-4 in the Gospel Hall, 109 E Rosehill Ave., east off N. Woodland Blvd. Friday: Prayer Meeting at 7p.m. Saturday: Ministry 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Bible Reading 2p.m., Gospel Meeting 7p.m. Lord’s Day: Breaking of Bread 10:30 am., Bible Reading 2 p.m., Ministry 3:30 p.m., Gospel Meeting 7p.m. Bible Studies on the topic of “Creation”. Corr: Fred King, 215 Lake Talmadge Rd., DeLand, FL 32724, Tel: (904)943-4000, Hall: (904)736-1009.

Tampa, FL

February 10 and 11 with Prayer Meeting on Friday 7:30 p.m. All meetings will be held in the Gospel Hall, 12704 Marjory Avenue, Tampa. Saturday: Ministry 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., Testimony and Gospel 7 p.m. Lord’s Day: Breaking of Bread 10 am., Sunday School 12p.m., Ministry 2:30 p.m., Gospel 7 p.m. Corr: Oronzo Dalfino, Tel: (813)265-2757; Hall: (813)932-9530.

Conference Reminders:

San Diego, CA: February 17-18

Add phone and Email:

Gordon Williams, RR 2, Site 18, Box 5, Grand Prairie, AB Can T8V 2Z9, Tel. (780) 513-8611, Email: gordonwilliams@telusplanet.net

With Christ

James Vernon of Vancouver, BC on August 19, age 86. Our brother was saved as a young man of 19 at gospel meetings held in the Fairview assembly in Vancouver. James was a faithful elder of the South Main Street assembly where he is missed. He maintained an interest in the gospel throughout his life and loved to hear it clearly preached. He is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years, Jenette, and their son Bob, and his wife Carol. The gospel was faithfully and clearly presented to a large gathering in the funeral home and at the interment.

Willard Halverson of Glen Ewen, SK on September 2, age 94. Our brother was saved as a young man after reading the scriptures which are able to make wise unto salvation. Realizing his need, he rested on the finished work of Christ. Received into assembly fellowship, he and his wife Minnie continued in Glen Ewan, Swan River, MN, Mervin, SK, finishing his course at Glen Ewen near some of his family He is survived his wife Minnie, two daughters, and three sons. Funeral from the hall was shared by Randy Logue and Robert Boyle, with Don MacFarlane at the grave, speaking words of warning to the unsaved and words of comfort and encouragement to sorrowing saints.

Mrs. Myrtle Studnicka of Blue River, WI on September 30, age 91. Our beloved sister was saved in August of 1932 during the first gospel meetings held in the community by the late Mr. Mick. She and her husband Raymond were among the believers who formed the assembly in Blue River. She was a cheerful sister who was faithful to her Lord and the assembly The past year she was a resident in a Care Center. Her husband preceded her in death in 1978. Four sons and one daughter survive. The large funeral was shared by Robert Orr and Jim Frazier.

Clara Getty of Chatham, ON on October 6, age 83. Our dear sister was saved at age 18 after hearing the gospel preached by bre. McGeachy and Sylvester at cottage meetings. She maintained a consistent testimony for the Lord throughout her life. She and her husband Donald were in fellowship in the Merlin assembly and later in Chatham. She is survived by her husband, an unsaved brother, two sons, five grandchildren and several great-grandchildren, many of whom yet need the Saviour. Jim Beattie spoke in the gospel and in comfort to the family at the funeral service and the graveside.

George Arends of Willmar, MN on October 12, age 87. Our dear brother was saved during gospel meetings inWilimar held by Leonard DeBuhr and Oliver Smith on September 16, 1955. He and his wife Ann, who preceded him in death in September of 1998, were among the believers who formed the assembly in 1957. Our brother suffered a stroke several years ago and was confined to his home, yet appreciated his salvation. He is survived by one son, Kenneth, his wife Gloria, and their family Robert Orr spoke at the service.

Ferdinand, Fred, Henze of Stout, IA on October 16, age 83. He was saved June 18,1954 in meetings held by O.G. Smith and W. Warke. Afew days later his wife was also saved. They were received into the Stout assembly and have continued through the years. Besides his wife, he leaves a son, Gary, and daughter, Kathie Karsjens. Many relatives, neighbors and friends heard the gospel preached by Eric McCullough and RichardVan Mill.

Truth and Tidings Gospel Trust – Canada

Since the inception of the Truth and Tidings Gospel Trust in Canada in 1949, all who have helped in the administration of the Gospel Trust have done so on a voluntary basis. Their labours for the Lord have been deeply appreciated by all who have used the Trust.

Effective January 1, 2001, Mrs. M. Potter, who has assisted in the Gospel Trust work on a voluntary basis for 16 years, will assume responsibility for managing the day to day operation. The directors will continue to determine policy and will retain administrative control.

In recent years, there has been a tremendous increase in the usage of the Gospel Trust. Because of this growth, the directors have decided that in order to ensure the continuity of the Trust, a part time paid employee is now necessary. During its 51 years of operation, the Trust has never solicited funds for administrative costs. We thank God that those using the Trust have recognized the inherent costs of such things as postage, bank changes, office equipment and office supplies. We are confident that our increased costs will continue to be met by the liberality of the Lord’s people.

A green donor form is included with all the December magazines for Canadian readers.

Please note that effective January 1, 2001, all correspondence for the Canadian Trust should be sent to Truth and Tidings Gospel Trust, 92 Wilson Dr. Milton, ON, Canada L9T 3J9.