British Columbia

Abbotsford: Neal Thomson (Venezuela) and Bryan Funston shared the ministry at the monthly Fraser Valley ministry meeting on September 30. Bryan Funston was expected for ministry Oct. 24-26.
Vancouver: A week of childrens meetings was conducted in Burnaby August 20-24, with the regular Monday night effort commencing September 10.

The South Main assembly had one week of children’s meetings, September 10-14. Attendance was excellent with over 50 children on the final night, and 26 adults from the area. Bryan Funston and Earl Ritchie followed with two weeks of English/Chinese gospel meetings with good attendance from the largely Oriental neighborhood. Earl Ritchie is fluent in Chinese and Korean. A young Chinese mother was baptized during the meetings, bringing joy to the saints.

The Thanksgiving Conference was well attended with seven of the of the Lords servants sharing the ministry and gospel. The ministry was strengthening and encouraging in light of recent world events. The Bible Readings handled by D. Gilliland, and A. Hull on Genesis 1 and 2 were most instructive. David Gilliland gave appreciated ministry in Carleton, Fairview, North Vancouver, and Victoria Drive assemblies prior to the conference, and Albert Hull had two nights of ministry in Victoria Drive following..
Squamish: Bryan Funston, David Gilliland, Neal Thomson, and area brethren ministered the Word to profit at the conference on September 29.


Clinton: On Lords Day, September 23, Don Gratton was with the assembly for the baptism of two young men who were saved during tent meetings in Goderick in July. Attendance was very encouraging during the 33rd Fall Conference, with able help in ministry and gospel by ten brethren. Two Bible Readings on Ephesians 1 and 6, which were conducted by Marvin Derksen and Clarence Black, were helpful and well-attended. Bruce Rodgers was to return for several nights in ministry later in the month.

Hamilton: In September, Frank Sona had a week of children’s meetings which was an encouragement to the assembly.
Port Sydney: The Lord continues to bless here with six added to the fellowship this year. We are again able to escort federal inmates to the gospel meeting, as well as going in regularly to the local institutions with the gospel. A number of the believers are cleared for this work. We have added another seniors home outreach this year for which we thank God. A number of local fairs and festivals have welcomed us back again this year with gospel literature, texts, and Bibles. We meet and converse with many who have little or no knowledge of the gospel or have no Bible to read. Please continue to pray for blessing as the seed is sown.

Sault Ste. Marie: Our 85th annual conference over Labor Day weekend was a time of happy fellowship. Profitable ministry was given by four of the Lords servants. The two Bible Readings on “Prayer” proved very helpful to many. Gary Sharp remained until Tuesday night in ministry.

Toronto: There was blessing in salvation during three weeks of well attended gospel meetings by Marvin Derksen and Peter Ramsay in Victoria Park.

Nova Scotia

Clementsvale: James McClelland plans to have meetings in Yarmouth in the near future. The prayers of the Lord’s people will be valued.

Hubbard’s Point: September 3-7, the saints at Hubbard’s Point enjoyed five nights of ministry by our brother Albert Hull. The interest was good and attendance encouraging.
Pugwash Junction: Albert Hull spent the Lord’s day with the saints at Pugwash Jct., and continued for four nights of ministry. The visit was appreciated by the assembly. Allen Turkington, his wife Sandra and family leave for
Venezuela at the end of September. Their visit to the area was much appreciated.

Newfoundland and Labrador

Corner Brook: Ken Taylor and Gaius Goff, and their wives, visited the assembly Lord’s Day, September 30.
Fogo: The annual conference held on Labor Day had smaller numbers, but the ministry given was most profitable and the weekend was a great encouragement to all believers present.
Gander: The saints appreciated two nights of ministry from Gaius Goff on 1 John. The ministry was focused mainly on believers new to the faith, but was profitable for all. Gander Bay: The gospel tent meetings with Gaius Goff, Ken Taylor, and Alvin Blake concluded with a gospel meeting in the Gander Bay Gospel Hall on September 9. There was encouragement in the blessing of souls being saved. Continue to pray for the Blake family as our brother Alvin deals with liver cancer.
Grand Falls-Windsor: The weekly home Bible Studies have resumed, and prayer is requested for a suitable place to rent or buy in order to hold weekly gospel meetings and a children’s effort.
New Harbour: Gaius Goff and Ken Taylor both gave appreciated ministry on September 26.
Parsons Pond: Bert Joyce and Carl Payne were present for a baptism on September 16. G. Goff spent a weekend in September with the assembly. Our brother gave helpful ministry.
Templeman: K. Taylor and G. Goff held a short gospel series, September 9-19, with a few coming from the area. Pray for Ruby Stokes who suffered a heart attack but is recovering.
Red Bay: Bert Joyce was with the assembly for September 23, and also helped in the monthly Bible Study at English Point.
Sandringham: Ken Taylor held a ministry meeting on September 20, which was a good help to the Lord’s people.
Seal Cove: G. Goff and K. Taylor were with the saints, September 28, for an appreciated visit.
St. Johns: K. Taylor was with the assembly for a ministry meeting on the September 21 and also with the assembly for the following weekend.



Marysville: Two weeks of tent meetings ended September 19 with David Booth and Tom Hoy. The meetings were well attended with three from the community professing faith in Christ. A number of new families attended the Vacation Bible School held during the mornings of the second week.


San Diego: The assembly enjoyed several ministry meetings by Alex Dryburgh in September. The saints were encouraged and helped by the practical ministry.


Hampton: The saints appreciated ministry and a missionary report on Venezuela from A. Turkington in late July, and a missionary report on Russia from M. McClean and T. Cooper in September. Younger brethren from neighboring assemblies had a week-long series of children’s meetings in August and are continuing with that exercise with a Sunday School here on Sundays. Our brethren Jennings and Ward purposed to start in the gospel later in October. We trust that the Lord will be pleased to bless each of these gospel efforts for His glory.
Hitesville: Our conference in September was well attended with eleven commended workers with us. Ministry was timely and the gospel solemnly preached just four days after the World Trade Center tragedy. The week after the conference, David Gilliland from N. Ireland was with us for three nights and a Lords Day, giving very helpful and appreciated ministry. In the past twelve months, a number of souls have been saved with some being baptized in the spring and then some added to the fellowship. James Smith is expected for a week of Bible Readings in November.


New Lennox: Over forty children from the neighbourhood attended one week of childrens meetings in our sister Pikes back yard. The saints appreciated helpful and encouraging ministry from D. Gilliland in September.


Jackson: Two weeks of childrens meetings with Stephen Vance were very encouraging with many new young people coming along with a number of their parents.
Livonia: The assembly greatly appreciated having Harold Paisley for a week of ministry on the Foundations of Christian Testimony. The first bimonthly Bible Reading on November 17 at 4 p.m will be on Christian Stewardship in various aspects.


Clyde: Gary Sharp spent three nights and a Lord’s Day with the assembly with much appreciated ministry and gospel preaching.

Bryn Mawr: Gospel meetings with David Oliver and Jon Procopio saw good interest and blessing in salvation. The baptism of a young man resulted in over 100 in to the gospel meeting on a Lord’s Day evening. A special day for the town was on a Saturday during the meetings when a table was set up along the main street for literature distribution, and crafts were offered in the hall. There was good interest and many contacts made.

Indiana: The assembly enjoyed recent visits from James Smith for three nights of ministry, and a Lord’s Day. He took up the four gospels as presenting different views of the beauties of the Lord Jesus. Harold Paisley was here for a Lord’s Day and two nights of ministry. He took up biographical sketches of John, Paul, and Timothy.

North Carolina

Statesville: David Petterson and Dan McDonald began tent meetings here on Wednesday, September 19. Please pray for this effort.


Tampa: The assembly purposes, in the will of the Lord, to hold a Seed Sowers effort between Christmas and New Year. This is to be followed by two weeks of gospel meetings with Murray and John McCandless. Please pray for this effort.


Augusta: The brethren saw a greater response to their gospel display at the Farmington Fair during the third week of September. The national crisis seemed to affect people’s interest. Seed Sower texts, magnets, and Via magazines were appreciated.


Watertown: On September 27-28, Robert Surgenor gave Christ-exalting ministry which was much appreciated by the believers here. On September 30, the Gospel Dinner meetings were resumed. Frank Tornaquindici was here and gave encouraging ministry. The gospel was faithfully preached with unsaved present.

Worchester: The assembly enjoyed nine weeks of combined gospel and ministry meetings with Robert Surgenor. The little assembly was encouraged to see the Lord’s blessing with five professing and others concerned.


Brookfield: The assembly recently concluded a week of special children’s meetings. A good number of new contacts were made in the area, and the saints were encouraged. Jon Vizzini from the Sunnyslope, AZ assembly assisted in the meetings. The assembly requests prayer for blessing in follow-up weekly children’s meetings beginning soon.
Terryville: Please pray for gospel meetings to start in November, DV. The assembly hopes to rent a building in a nearby city.


Brother Tom Bentley has witnessed an encouraging response in a recent gospel effort in Malacca, the like of which has not been seen in years. There were over 120 listening to the message nightly. One company had the English meeting upstairs in the newly erected hall. Downstairs in another part of the building, the brethren “cashed in” on the effort by having folks gathered in to listen to the message translated into Mandarin. This added a welcome dimension to the effort. The meetings closed September 16 with a most encouraging number present in both sections of the hall. The brethren have been truly encouraged and feel it has helped them to move on more energetically in the gospel.

There are two new outreaches – one, USJ4 in connection with the assembly in Paramount, Petaling Jaya; the other, Kota Kemuning, the work of the saints from the Eng Ann assembly in Klang. Both of these are seeing a most encouraging response in Sunday School attendance, and many parents are also present each Lord’s Day. There are over 80 children at USJ4 while there are about 40 in Kota Kemuning.

Conferences. D.V.

Arborfield, SK

November 10 and 11 in the Arborfield Gospel Hall with a prayer meeting Friday at 7:30 p.m. Saturday: Ministry 10:30 a.m., Sunday: Remembrance meeting 10:30 a.m. Corr: Wallace Miller, Tel: 306-769-8628; Floyd Pickering, Tel: 306-769-8608; email: gerald_schiltroth@hotmail.com.

Oil Springs, ON

November 10 and 11 in the Oil Springs Youth Center, Cor. 21 Hwy. and Victoria St. with prayer meeting on Friday at 7:30 p.m.in the Gospel Hall, Victoria Street. Saturday: Ministry 10:30 a.m., Bible Reading (Romans 12) 1 p.m. Sunday: Breaking of Bread 10:30 a.m., Sunday School 1 p.m., Ministry 2:30 p.m. Corr: Art Whitton, R.R.3, Oil Springs, ON N0N 1P0, Tel: (519)882-1686.

Bolton/Brampton, ON

November 17 in the Albion Bolton Community Center, Bolton Fair Grounds, Hwy 50. Young People’s outing and ministry meeting Friday night at 7:30 p.m. Meetings will be at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Tel: (905)-857-0753, (905)-459-6983, www.bolton.gospelhall.com

Picton, ON

November 24 in the Gospel Hall, McFarland Drive. Ministry at 2 and 6:30 p.m. For information, (613)476-2040 and (613)476-6718, or (613)476-3026.

Conference Reminders:

Blues Mills, NS – November 3-4

Saskatoon, SK – November 4-5

London, ON – November 3-4

Bryn Mawr, PA – November 10-11

Oshawa, ON – November 10

Mayberly, ON – November 17

Stout, IA – November 22

McKeesport, PA – November 23- 25

Phoenix, AZ – November 22-25

Additions to T&T Address List

David K. Petterson, 3935 Ashland Drive, Maiden, NC 28650

Change of Correspondent

Donora, PA: (Donora Gospel Hall) Kenneth McCullough, 10 Hampshire Dr., Greensburg, PA 15601, Tel: 724-838-1759.

Indiana, PA: J. Lindsay Parks D.O., 150 Spruce Street, Evergreen Manor, Indiana, PA 15701; Tel: 724-349-5778;
E-mail: docjlp@stargate.net
Madawaska, ME: Lionel Hebert, Add. 90, U.S. Rt. 1, Frenchville, ME 04745; Tel: 207-728-4604; email: lionelheb@yahoo.com.

Change of Address of Correspondent

Etobicoke, ON: (Rexdale Gospel Hall) Roy Wm. Lutley, 22 Hanover Rd., Suite 301, Brampton, ON L6S 5K7; Tel: 905-791-8971.

With Christ

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Lammie of Fintona, N. Ireland on June 23, age 92. She was saved in 1932, and received into the Fintona assembly. She was married in 1936, and her husband William predeceased her by ten and a half years. She was a faithful assembly member, bearing godly consistent testimony, with clarity of mind to the end. She is survived by a brother, four married daughters, and grandchildren, some needing salvation. Please pray for them. The funeral service in the home of a daughter and son-in-law in Drumquin was shared by S. McBride, and A. Wilkinson, and at the Fintona Cemetery by G. McKinley, and R. Gault.

Tom Teigs of Blue River, WI on July 13, age 49, after about 18 months of illness. He was saved on September 3, 1995, out of a Roman Catholic background. He came into the assembly about a year later. He is survived by three children, his mother and five siblings. Although they are religious, they all seemed to respect Tom and appreciated the gospel preached at the wake and committal service.

Peter R. Naber of Baldwin City, KS on September 5, age 92 after a brief illness of leukemia. He was saved at age 25 during gospel meetings held by Oliver Smith in his home state of Iowa. He lived most of his adult life in Kansas and was in fellowship at Coal Creek Gospel Hall, where he faithfully attended all the meetings until the last two months of his life. He patiently endured his final illness without complaining,, and faithfully witnessed to his grandchildren about their souls. He is survived by his wife, Margaret, seven children, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The well-attended funeral service was shared by Roy Webber, with Robert Orr at the grave side.

Nicholas Illuminati of Hatboro, PA on September 7, age 84. He was born on September 20, 1917, and saved at the age of 13. He was predeceased by his wife Lucy (Grace), to whom he had been married for 46 years. For many years, he and his wife were in fellowship in the Olney, PA, assembly, and then moved to the Hatboro area. He was a hearty believer who loved the gospel. He is survived by three sons and one daughter, all of whom are saved and in fellowship in various assemblies in this area. The funeral was taken by A. Higgins, W. Gustafson, Wm. Oliver, D. Oliver, J. Procopio, and E. Higgins.

Mrs Susan McCann of Kilmore Co. Armagh, N.I. on October 1, age 85. Our sister was saved when 18 at meetings of the late W.J. Wells and David Walker (Scotland) on September 26, 1934, and shortly after was added to the Lurgan assembly. Upon marriage in 1942, she was added to the Kilmore assembly. She was a godly, gracious sister who bore a quiet and faithful testimony. Along with her late husband Thomas, who predeceased her in January 2001, they had the joy of seeing their seven children saved. Their youngest son, John, serves the Lord in Brazil. Tom Matthews of Brazil and W.J. Nesbitt shared the large funeral services.

A Reminder Regarding Year End Gifts through the Truth and Tidings Gospel Trust

If you wish your receipt from the Truth and Tidings Gospel Trust to be dated 2001, your letter to the Trust must be postmarked 2001 by the Post Office. Government regulations stipulate that we cannot date a receipt prior to the postmarked date. This means that when letters are postmarked 2002, the receipts must also be dated 2002. Both the Canadian and U.S. Trusts will issue receipts dated 2001 for all funds which we receive postmarked on or before December 31, 2001.

Please mail your letters to us as early as you can. The addresses for the Canadian and U.S. Trusts are shown in every magazine at the bottom of the inside back cover. Kindly remember that all checks should be made payable to the Truth and Tidings Gospel Trust.