New Books

What The Bible Teaches – Psalms

By J. Flanigan

The most recent John Ritchie Ltd. Publication is this very excellent commentary on the Psalms. We are deeply indebted to brother Flanigan for giving us a very deeply devotional, yet very practical commentary. It is full of the glories of Christ and will reach the heart of every believer who spends time on these delightful pages.

Devotions for Daily Growth

By Dale Lantis

Each page of this devotional book contains thoughts, instruction and encouragement for each day that display a wide range of understanding of current conditions and needs. The many answers are from the Word of God and will be a help to believers of all ages.

Available only from: Dale Lantis, 999 Echo Street, Fort Pierce, FL 34982, Tel (561) 461-6995. $5.95 in U.S. funds, plus postage.


British Columbia

Langley: David Richards had a week of appredated ministry January 6-11 on Titus, including an update on his labors during the past year in Russia.

Terrace: Hans Bouwman gave appreciated ministry on his chart Eternity to Eternity, and was also present for the Sunday School Program in December.

Vancouver: The January monthly missionary meeting was held in Deep Cove, January 5, with David Richards giving a report on the Lords work in Russia.


Glen Ewen: There were appreciated visits in recent months by Tom Baker with news of his strenuous labors in Los Angeles, by Gary Sharp for a two-week childrens effort, Andrew Bergsma who is involved in a quickly growing Hutterite interest with the increasing follow-up responsibilities, and Elton Fairfield en route to Japan with three encouraging meetings.

Taylorside: The saints enjoyed two nights of ministry followed by a week of childrens meetings with Peter Smith of Portage la Prairie. Also, a weekly childrens meeting was held in Melfort during the Fall for ten weeks.


Clinton: Arnold Gratton gave appreciated help on Lords Day, November 18. Childrens meetings on Monday nights were conducted for six weeks in November/December in the Central Public School in Brucefield. Some children from the area have been coming to Sunday School and we hope to expand the interest. Attendance of both children and adults was encouraging.

Niagara Falls: The assembly enjoyed two weeks of childrens meetings with Lorne Langfeld. The Word was faithfully spoken to a good number of children and parents every night. The last night there were 18 parents out for which we thank God.

Thunder Bay: Tim Kember was present Lords Day, December 9, followed by two nights for ministry.

Toronto: The Broadview assembly recently observed their 100th Anniversary with about 200 present.


Our Gospel circular letter was mailed out every two months in 2001. Ninety percent of our addresses are from the Montreal area where 600 souls were contacted through the Seed Sower work over the last three years.We printed a 24-page question & answer book in the year 2000 and more copies were printed in 2001. A gospel of John with underlined verses & explanation notes is also in circulation. The French magazine, “La Banniere de la Vrit,” is being printed every three months, similar to Truth & Tidings, with teaching for Christians and news items. A childrens hymn book was also printed by the Shediac, NB assembly. Faithful sisters made a large contribution in some of this printing work.

Nova Scotia

Blues Mills: A brother was received into the fellowship in early December, bringing much joy to the saints.

Halifax: In December, Eugene Higgins completed a profitable, well-attended, two week series of Gospel meetings using his chart on Future Events. Believers were encouraged and there was blessing in salvation. He expected to return in January for one week of ministry meetings on the chart, Egypt To Canaan.

Sydney Mines: The assembly appreciated a visit December 9 by Gordon Williams. His ministry and gospel were beneficial to the saints. We were pleased to have Aubrey Kelly with us Lords Day, December 23.

Prince Edward Island

Rosebank: A fruitful gospel series was held in a tent in Montrose (about twenty minutes north of the Hall) in July and August with Robert McIlwaine and Murray McCandless. Seven souls professed faith in Christ. Aubrey Kelly was with the saints on November 30 for a report on the work in Mexico. David Hunt visited the assembly for the Lords Day on December 9. A baptism was held on December 20 with three believers obeying the Lord in baptism. Murray McCandless, Robert McIlwaine and Noel Burden were there to share in the gospel message and ministry.

Springfield: For the week commencing December 9, James McClelland had profitable ministry on the offerings with two nights here and three nights in Rosebank.

Newfoundland and Labrador

LAnse au Loup: We were happy to have Alex Dryburgh for a week here and a week in English Point, speaking on the Seven Churches from the book of Revelation. Please pray for gospel meetings commencing January 20 with Jon Procopio and Stephen Vance.



Tri Cities: The Christmas program in December saw 80 present, including 37 adults, besides workers. Tom Hoy concluded with a good message in the gospel. On a recent Sunday night, a 16 year old girl was saved, the second girl in one month. They are Spanish contacts that Jack Saword has been bringing out.


Corvallis: On September 9, 13 believers sat down as an assembly to break bread for the first time. Nine of the believers have been in fellowship in Salem and have commuted for quite a while. This has come from an exercise and work in the area for the past 20 years. The week and a half following the first Lords Day, the assembly supported meetings in a nearby town and had the joy of seeing a family member saved.


San Diego: Jim McColl had several nights of appreciated ministry meetings with the assembly in December.


Phoenix: The recent Seed Sowers distribution of 57,000 packets in the West Phoenix area has resulted in a good number of responses. At the Sunday night gospel meeting in the Spanish hall, 30 new contacts were present. A special gospel series was begun with Ed Doherty helping John Dennison for the first week until Shad Kember arrives for the rest of the series. The Sunnyslope assembly considers it a privilege to support this Spanish outreach work with much effort put forth by the believers in both physical and prayerful efforts. We are looking forward to a special 2-weeks of childrens meetings with Gary Sharp in March. Please pray for all of these efforts in the gospel.


Minneapolis-St. Paul: The believers here plan, Lord willing, to begin meeting as an assembly on February 3 in full fellowship with the Hinckley assembly to which they have traveled for many years. Much prayer and exercise has gone into this, and all feel it will be to the honor and glory of the Lord to have this testimony in the Twin City area.


Cedar Falls: Recent visits from Eric McCullough and Robert Orr were appreciated. Gospel meetings are planned starting, D.V., January 6 with Gary Sharp and Brian Crawford. A Seed Sowers distribution will be done in the neighborhood and a city-wide mailing will be sent to every home, both to include both an invitation to the meetings and an open house for the new addition to the Gospel Hall.

Stout: Our Thanksgiving Day meeting was encouraging with seven of the Lords servants present. Also, recent visits from Bill Metcalf, Jesse Fitch, Jim Webb, Aubrey Kelly, and Jim Smith were much appreciated.


Kansas City: Robert Orr was with the saints in November over Lords Day and two nights with ministry that were very profitable and encouraging to all. Joel Portman was present in December for two nights of appreciated ministry.


Mt. Sterling: We had an all day meeting December 30 with the hall filled. It was the first of the winter Bible readings between the assemblies in Southwestern Wisconsin. We are studying Titus and Philemon. A baptism was scheduled for January 27.

Waukesha: A young man was added to the assembly at the end of December, bringing much joy to the saints. William Skates ministered to profit on Ezra for two nights in early January.


Battle Creek: Stephen Vance had a two-week series on “Knowing God,” individually and collectively as an assembly. Norman Crawford joined for an all-day meeting, November 25. There were also appreciated recent visits from Alex Dryburgh and John Slabaugh. The saints were encouraged by the recent reception of four teenage girls into the assembly fellowship.

Jackson: Stephen Vance spoke to a large number of parents and children at the annual Sunday school treat and spent a Lords Day with the assembly. Norman Crawford had a week of meetings on prophetic subjects. On the closing night a university roommate of a girl in the assembly professed to be saved. A number of Christians from this area have gone to help in the Seed Sowers efforts in Tampa, FL and Phoenix, AZ. The assembly expect Jim Smith and Frank Sona to begin gospel meetings on February 17.

Livonia: The Stark Road assembly has been encouraged in seeing a number saved in regular gospel meetings during the year 2001. We now look forward to a series of gospel meetings with Mr. Norman Crawford using his chart on the Book of Revelation beginning January 6. He will also be with us for our next bi-monthly Bible Reading on Stewardship January 19.

New Jersey

Barrington: David Oliver and Dan Shutt had a weekend of meetings in Barrington on December 8-9. The meetings centered on Truth: The Attack Against and the Defense of Truth. Interest and attendance were excellent.

Livingston: The saints were encouraged with visits from Dan Shutt and Walter Gustafson during the month of December.


Deland: The saints in Deland enjoyed a visit from Jim Smith, who gave encouraging ministry December 10-12. Please pray for a gospel series to follow the conference in February with W. Metcalf and R. Weber.

Tampa: Please pray for a gospel series in the hall that began on January 6, with Murray and John McCandless as a follow-up to the Seed Sowers distribution at the end of December


Watertown: On December 12, we were visited by brother John Stubbs who gave very profitable and practical ministry on the subject of the Tabernacle, using the model we presently have on loan. Some from surrounding assemblies were present to enjoy the Word.


Newington: The Christians enjoyed two days of very practical and timely ministry by Dr. Sandy Higgins and David Oliver on Godly Relationships in the Christian Home. Terryville: The assembly was encouraged to see blessing in salvation during the six weeks of gospel meetings in November and December held by brethren Robert Surgenor and David Petterson.

Conferences. D.V.

Deland, FL

February 2 and 3 in the Gospel Hall, 109 E Rose Ave., east off N. Woodland Blvd. Friday: Prayer Meeting at 7 p.m. Saturday: Ministry 10:30 a.m.; Lords Day: Breaking of Bread 10:30 a.m. Meetings on both days: Bible Studies 2 p.m., Ministry 3:30 p.m., Gospel 7 p.m. Bible Studies on the topic of “Sanctification: Pre-conversion, Positional, Practical, Progressive, Prospective.” Corr: Fred King, 215 Lake Talmadge Rd., Deland, FL 32724, Tel: (386)943-4000, Hall: (386)736-1009.

Matoaca, VA

March 2 and 3, with prayer meeting on Friday, March 1 at 7:30. All meetings in the Gospel Hall, 6204 River Rd., Matoaca. First meeting on Saturday at 10:30: ministry. Breaking of Bread, Lords Day at 10:00. Corr. John Nobles, 5735 Beechnut Avenue, Matoaca, VA. 23803 (434-590-2988).

Watertown, MA

March 15, 16 & 17 at the Mount Auburn Gospel Hall, 226 Mt. Auburn St. (Route 16). Prayer and Ministry on Friday at 7:30 p.m. Saturday: Bible Reading 10:30 a.m. on John 14:1-24; Ministry 2:30p.m., Gospel 6:30 p.m. Sunday: Breaking of Bread 10 a.m., Ministry 2p.m., Gospel 6:30 p.m. Corr: Joe Grillo, 2201 Lewis 0. Gray Drive, Saugus, MA 01906 Tel: 781-233-8520; Gospel Hall Tel: 617-924-7696.

Mt. Sterling, WI

March23 and 24. Bible readings on I Corinthians 14-16, with prayer meeting on Friday at 7:30p.m. in the Gospel Hall. All other meetings in the North Crawford High School, north of Gays Mills. Saturday, first meeting at 10a.m. Accom: Richard M. Dudgeon, (608)734-3639, e-mail rmdudgeon juno.com or Rodney Aspenson, (608)734-3825. Outlines of the readings and order of meetings will be sent on request.

Newbury, ON

March 23 in the Newbury Gospel Hall, 370 Walnut Dr., Newbury. The meetings will be at 2:30 and 6:30 p.m. with a dinner break in between. Corr: David J. Cooper, 234 Cherry St. W, Box 312, Bothwell, ON, NOP iCO. Tel: 519-695-2349, Fax:519-695-2348, E-mail:dcooper7@MNSi.net.

Palm Springs, CA

March 24. All meetings at Assembly Building, 320 West Racquet Club Road. Tel: 760-325-8815. Breaking of Bread 10 a.m., Ministry 2 p.m., Gospel 6:30 p.m. Con: Charles Spataro, Tel: 760-322-7090. Please pray for two weeks of gospel meetings to follow.

Culver City, CA

March 30-31 at Culver City Gospel Hall, 11138 Venice Blvd. Prayer meeting on Friday at 7:30 p.m. Saturday: Bible Reading 10 a.m. (Luke 24), Ministry 2 p.m., Gospel 7 p.m. Lords Day: Breaking of Bread 10:30 a.m., Sunday School 1 p.m., Bible Reading 2 p.m. (Colossians 3), Ministry 5 p.m., Gospel 7 p.m. Con. Neil Rodger, 4209 Clayton Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90027-1501, Tel (323)663-5905, Hall (310)559-1588.

Manchester, CT

March 30 and 31 with prayer meeting on Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the Gospel Hall, 415 Center St., Manchester. All other meetings will be held in the Bolton Center School, 108 Notch Rd., Bolton, CT. Meetings on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. 2 and 6:30 p.m. Breaking of Bread at 10a.m.; last meeting at 2 p.m. for ministry and gospel. Con. Richard Trombly, 121 Cushman Dr., Manchester, CT., 06040, USA . (860)649-9462. Accom: Ted Kaulback, Tel: (860)742-0002.

Nineveh, NS

March 30 and 31 at the Parkview Education Center, 1485 King Street, Bridgewater, NS. Prayer meeting on Friday, March 29 at 7 p.m. in the Gospel Hall. Supper will be served at 5p.m. (in the hall). Ministry meeting on Saturday at 10 a.m. Corr. Robert Kaulback, 19 Medway St., Bridgewater, NS, B4V 1J8. Tel: (902)543-5530. Accom: Clark Hubley, Tel: (902)543-3268.

Toronto, ON

March 29,30 and 31 in the Premier Banquet and Convention Centre, 9019 Leslie St., Richmond Hill, ON. Meetings each day at 10 a.m. (except Lords day), 1:30; 3:30 and 7:15 p.m. Prayer meeting on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in the Langstaff Gospel Hall, 1300 Langstaff, Maple, ON. Bible Readings on (1) Personal Evangelism, (2) Personal Deportment, and (3) Personal Giving. Corr: Don Jennings, 53 Kamwood Dr., Scarborough, ON, MiL 2Z7, (416)757-7019, and Robert Reilly, 30 Caronridge Cres., Agincourt, ON, MiW 1L2, (416)499-0829. Note: Breaking of Bread will be in the various Gospel Halls.

Stout, Iowa

April 13 and 14 in the Gospel Hall with prayer meeting on Friday at 7:30 p.m. First meeting on Saturday at 10a.m.. On Lords Day, Bible Reading at 9 a.m. on Isaiah 53, with Breaking of Bread at 10:30 a.m. Con: Gary DeGroote, 28073 West Brook St., New Hartford, Iowa 50660. Tel (319)983-2713.

Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA

April20 and 21 in the Masonic Temple, Park Ave. and Mulberry St., Waterloo. Friday, April 19: Prayer Meeting, at 7 p.m. at Cedar Falls Gospel Hall, 1302 Walnut St. Saturday: Ministry 10 a.m. Lords Day: Bible Reading 9 a.m. on Mark 15:16-20, Breaking of Bread 10:30 a.m. Bible Readings preceding the conference on Gen. 1-2, Monday and Tuesday at Waterloo; Wednesday and Thursday at Cedar Falls at 7 p.m. Con. Richard On, 614 Bland Blvd. S.W., Independence, LA 50644, Tel (319)334-3931 and Erwin D. Stickfort, 223 North Francis St., Cedar Falls, IA 50613, Tel (319)266-6271.

Conference Reminders:

Tampa, FL – February 9-10

San Diego, CA – February 16-17

Tylertown, MS – February 17

Changes & Corrections to T&T Address List

Oswald MacLeod, Kingston Residence, Apt 341,904 Second St. NE, Hickory, NC 28601-3874. Correction in zip code.

Jim Currie, 5 – 29 3 Nishimoto Machi, Kokubunji shi, Tokyo 185-0053, Japan.

Bryon Myers, Tel: (360)435-7183

David Petterson, 3935 Ashland Drive, Maiden, N. C. 28650. Tel: (704)483-6503, E Mail: davidkpetterson@juno.com

Additions to T&T Address List

Elton Fairfield, 8-9 Kotobuki cho 2 chome, Fuchu shi, Tokyo 183-0056, Japan. Tel: (042) 335-1042, Fax: (042) 366-7790 (Evangelical Publishers), Email: fairfield@characterlink.net

New Assembly

Meeting at the Corvallis Gospel Hall, 410 SE Alexander Ave., Corvallis, OR 97333. Corr: Phil Howard, 1825 N.W. 14th Street, Corvallis, OR 97330, Tel/Fax: 541-757-7829.

With Christ

Mildred Worrell of Winnipeg, Man on September 5, age 88.Our dear sister was born in Barbados and saved at a young age. She moved from Boston to Winnipeg to live with her son and his wife in 1992. She gathered with us to remember the Lord until failing health prevented her. She was very caring and loving, and left a godly testimony. The joy of the Lord radiated from her and we remember fondly her habit of quoting hymns and scriptures. She is survived by two sons, Colvin (Winnipeg) and Edwin (Orlando, FL). The funeral was taken by Duncan Dunsire and Robert Wilson.

Mrs. G. Mae Todd of Waubaushene, ON on November 2, age 95. Saved at the age of 10, she faithfully served her Lord and Savior until her home call. She was in the St. Johns, NF Assembly for 15 years, where she affectionately became known as “Grammie Todd” to all who knew her. In 2000, she moved with her son Glen to Ontario, where she took up residence at Elm Homes. A mother to all, she had a burden for the unsaved, and was a faithful prayer warrior. She is survived by her three sons, Glen, of Ottawa, Allyn, and Ardyn and their families. The well attended funeral was taken by Gerry Croteau of Waubaushene with tributes from family members.

William (Bill) MacFarlane of Sydney Mines, NS on November 30, born in 1925 and born again in 1950. He was a kind, loving brother who loved his family and the Assembly very much where he shared in the oversight until illness prevented it. Pray for his wife Ellen (in fellowship), one daughter, three sons and their families. Norman MacQueen and Fred Bartlett conducted the funeral service. His son James read the eulogy, and his son David and grandson Tyler read a poem in tribute to their father. He will be missed by all.

Floyd Christopherson of Aplington, IA on December 17, age 80. Our dear brother was saved during gospel meetings in August of 1972 conducted by Harold Paisley and Fred Krauss. He was soon received into the Hitesville assembly manifesting faithfulness to the Lord, the assembly and family. Floyd carried the burden of a shepherd among the saints and also spoke of Gods kindness to the unsaved. Survivors are his wife Lorraine, his sons Allan and Tommy, a daughter Elaine, their spouses and families. The well-attended funeral and committal service were shared by his two sons, son-in-law Fred Nordman, Leonard DeBuhr and Robert Orr.

Rachel T. McEwen of Matoaca, VA, age 66, on December 17. She was raised in a Christian home in Hopewell, VA and saved as a young girl. She married a widower, Samuel McEwen, Jr., and lovingly help raise his three sons as well as their own. She was well respected in the community as witnessed by her very large funeral. Rachel will be very much missed in the assembly which she faithfully supported, and where she was the last of the McEwens in fellowship. Pray for four sons and families, and others of the family in need of Christ. The Gospel was faithfully spoken at the funeral by David Oliver, with William Oliver and John Nobles at the grave.

Ida Rannelli of Livingston, NJ on December 26, age 79. Our highly esteemed sister was the wife of Michael Rannelli, an elder and long-time correspondent of the Livingston assembly (formerly East Orange). Ida was introduced to the Gospel by a Mr. V. De Filippis, the coal and ice man. On April 22, 1934, Ida was born again through John 3:16. Ida was always at the meetings even in times of sickness. Her faithful witness and care for the assembly will be sorely missed. Her son Thomas, daughter Judith, brother Phil Iannelli, and sisters Eleanor Iatesta and Anna Netti survive her. Frank Tomaquindici, Cyril Binns, Andrew Smith and Jack Torsiello spoke words of encouragement and faithfully presented the gospel to the large crowd.

Robert Sheppard of Byfield, MA on December 28, age 70. Our brother was saved at home in July of 1979. He was received into the Byfield assembly in later life. He was faithful in attendance to all the meetings until a month before his home call. Our brother had many serious medical problems over the past thirty years. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, and also leaves four children and six grandchildren for whom prayer is requested. The funeral was shared by John Short and Daniel Netti.

Harold Brown Bell of Phoenix, AZ on December 31. He was born on September 7, 1928 in Detroit. Michigan and trusted Christ on April 1,1947. Stationed at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, he met and subsequently married Sally Brown of Phoenix. A respected elder in the Sunnyslope assembly, he was intimately involved with the beginning of the Spanish outreach work. He leaves his wife Sally, three daughters, two brothers, ten grandchildren and three great grandchildren. The funeral was taken by John Dennison, with words of comfort and the gospel faithfully spoken. Harold will be greatly missed by the family and the assembly.

Miss Anna Thompson of Kilmore, Co. Tyrone, N. Ireland, on December 30th, 2001, age 94. Since her conversion as a girl of 15 in 1922, our sister has continued in devotion and faithfulness to the Lord. Her clear and bright testimony shone to the very last when, during a brief illness, she witnessed to the medical and nursing staff who cared for her. Her prayers and presence will be greatly missed by her family, and in the Kilmore assembly as well as in surrounding assemblies where she was a great attender of meetings and supporter of the Lords servants and work. Her well attended funeral was conducted by W. J. Nesbitt and David Gilliland, together with local brethren.