British Columbia

Langley: Please pray for a gospel tent effort beginning July 7. If anyone has any contacts in the Langley-Aldergrove area, please contact Bryan Funston at 604-581-5485.

Squamish: Prayer is requested for a two-week tent effort commencing July 14.

Vancouver: Larry Steers conducted two weeks of instructive ministry meetings in Fairview using his chart on the Seven Churches. In early May, prior to leaving for Holland, Hans Bouwman gave four nights of teaching in Victoria Drive using his Eternity to Eternity chart.


Edmonton: Gospel meetings with Jim Jarvis and George Patterson concluded May 5. Good numbers of unsaved attended and the Lord blessed in the salvation of a man during the third week.


Clinton: In early April, Gordon Williams paid a first-time visit to the assembly, giving helpful ministry. Later in the month, Jim Hanna visited for the first time, and gave encouraging ministry and a report on the work in Zambia.

Clyde: Fred Krauss spent Lords Day, March 10, with the saints. From March 24-27, Frank Sona provided ministry on the principles of the New Testament church. The need for ministry on the subject of the assembly was shown by the number of questions submitted for the last night, especially by younger Christians.

Lakeshore: Albert Hull had a profitable visit with the saints on March 4.

Newbury: Jack Nesbitt and Ken Taylor concluded four weeks of encouraging gospel meetings. Several unsaved attended with some coming on a regular basis. While to our knowledge none professed, we continue to look to the Lord to bring some of these souls to Christ.

Sarnia: Albert Hull visited in early March. The saints expressed appreciation for the ministry and gospel.

Unionville: Prayer is requested for gospel meetings to be held in the hall during the month of May with brethren Bert Joyce and Ed Miller.

Thunder Bay: Robert Boyle visited in April for four nights of ministry and a Lords Day. There were also short visits from Jim Webb and Larry Steers.

Victoria Road: Larry Steers encouraged the believers during the monthly ministry meeting in March. Meetings for young people, with Ed Miller helping, saw good attendance. Pray for God to save some teenagers who faithfully attended. A lad professed salvation after a recent Sunday-night gospel meeting.

Nova Scotia

Amherst: Robert McIlwaine and Peter Ramsay entered their third week of meetings in April with some showing concern and one young teenage girl professing salvation.

Nineveh: The saints were encouraged by the recent well-attended conference when the Lord gave help in both ministry and gospel shared by eleven brethren. Following the conference, a young man of 14 professed to be saved while at home. The assembly plans on having Eugene Higgins for two weeks in May with his chart on Future Events. We would like to thank all the Christians for the widespread support in the sickness and death of Gwendolyn Barkhouse.

Prince Edward Island

Springfield: Albert Hull had six nights of profitable ministry in April, with the saints from the nearby Rosebank assembly giving their full support. It was a cheer to see younger brethren and sisters with an interest in the Word.


N. Dakota

Minot: Remember in prayer the gospel outreach during the month of July. This will include a gospel booth, both at the mall and the state fair, a gospel literature coverage of the city, and tent meetings commencing July 7, DV.


Cedar Falls: The Waterloo/Cedar Falls Bible Conference at the end of April was well attended with 14 of the Lord’s servants present. The ministry given was practical, uplifting, and suitable for a number of new converts that were in attendance. One week of Bible readings on Genesis 1-3 preceding the conference was very encouraging, led by J. Portman, G. Williams, A. Dryburough, and E. McCullough.

Dunkerton: The children’s meetings in early April were well attended with lessons from the gospel of Luke given by local brethren.

Manchester: At the afternoon ministry meeting in March, the saints were refreshed by the ministry of Albert Hull, Peter Ramsay, William Skates(,) and Joel Portman

Parkersburg: Peter Ramsay and Albert Hull commenced four weeks of gospel meetings on February 24 in the Veteran’s Building. The Hitesville assembly sponsored the meetings and the Stout assembly gave their full support. The numbers were excellent. The Lord was kind to save a girl of 19 the first week.The meetings concluded with a good interest. Pray that others will be reached.

Stout: The conference here was very enjoyable with a good number attending and help given in the ministry and the gospel by 13 of the Lords servants.


Ontario: The assembly has appreciated brief visits in the early months of 2002 from Jesse Fitch, Robert Boyle, Fred Krauss, and Jim Beattie. A young woman was received into fellowship in February, and a man in March, bringing joy to the saints.


New Lenox: On March 27, the visit of Peter Ramsay and Albert Hull was appreciated and a cheer to all.


Jackson: The assembly enjoyed a night of ministry by Gordon Williams and Alex Dryburgh. A booth has been procured at the County Fair to be used for distribution of texts and tracts. Tent meetings are planned in August just outside the city, God willing. Louis Smith and Thomas Cooper returned from Russia in late April and saw one of their interpreters profess to be saved. A daughter of assembly believers professed to be saved April 2 after more than 30 years of prayer for her salvation.

Saginaw: William Lavery and Matthew Smith had gospel meetings the last two weeks of April. The saints were taught and encouraged by Norman Crawford and William Metcalf at our monthly ministry meeting May 5.


Bryn Mawr: Walter Gustafson had an appreciated Lord’s day visit with the assembly in early April. Mid-month, Jim Allen had two nights in ministry on the Preservation of Faith (Hebrews) and the Perfecting of Faith (1 Thess.). Brother Allen was also in Barrington for one night, giving helpful ministry.

Hatboro: The monthly ministry meeting was taken by Walter Gustafson and Frank Tournaquindici and encouraging ministry was given.

McKeesport: More than 350 believers gathered for the conference April 27-28. Eleven brethren preached the gospel and ministered the Word practically and effectively.


Matoaca: The conference in March was excellent and a real encouragement. Brethren Walter Gustafson, A. J. Higgins, David Oliver, and David Petterson shared in the ministry. Larry Buote was here for a week of appreciated ministry at the beginning of April.


Byfield: On April 13, the assembly distributed approximately 1500 seed sowers texts throughout the town. The assembly was encouraged by the large number of brethren and sisters from neighboring assemblies that came to assist in the effort.

Methuen: The believers appreciated helpful ministry by Ken Taylor in March and Peter Orasuk in April. Brother Orasuk was expected to have topical Bible readings the first week of May.

Worcester: The assembly was encouraged by practical ministry given by Peter Orasuk on April 11.


Manchester: At the annual Easter conference, brethren taking part were Jim Beattie, Larry Buote, Walter Gustafson, Dr. A. J. Higgins, E. Higgins, William McBride, Ken Taylor, and Robert Surgenor. Brother Surgenor stayed for a few nights of ministry in Newington after the conference.

Newington: Peter Orasuk visited the Manchester, Newington, and Springfield assemblies for an excellent and well-attended series of Bible Readings and ministry meetings.

Terryville: A. J. Higgins had a weekend of meetings on the Life of Joseph.

N. Ireland

Annalong: Noel Burden and a local brother, J. Bingham, continue in the gospel.

Ballygawley: A. Davidson and B. Glendenning are preaching in a portable hall close to this small town.

Ballyshiled: J. Rodgers and A. Aiken have commenced in the gospel.

Belfast: The Belfast Easter Conference was well attended from the Saturday night until Wednesday night when a large number were present to hear the gospel faithfully proclaimed by W. Fenton from Ballintoy.

Dromore: C. Law and T. Topley have erected a portable hall on the outskirts of the town and are getting good numbers in to hear the gospel.

Dunmullan: J. Martin and W. Martin are preaching in the Gospel Hall.

Glenanne: The small assembly opened their new hall with two gospel meetings on a Friday and Saturday night in mid-April. Large numbers were in to hear the gospel preached by S. McBride, J. Rodgers, W.J. Nesbitt and J. Fleck.

Keady: D. Gilliland and J. Fleck are preaching nightly in the Gospel Hall in this border town.

Plantation: Dan Gillies had a well attended and profitable week of ministry meetings during April.

Portadown: S. Ferguson and local brother, D. Callaghan, continue in the gospel.

Portavogie: The annual conference was profitable to all who attended the two sessions.

Straidarran: A. Mitchell and another brother are preaching the gospel in an unused agricultural building near to this small assembly.

Conferences. D.V.

Portage la Prairie, MN

June 14-16 with prayer June 13 at 7:30 p.m. in the Gospel Hall, 102 First St. NW. All other meetings will be held in the William Glesbe Centre, 11 – 2nd Street NE. Friday: Bible Readings 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. (Hebrews 11), Ministry 3:30 and 7 p.m. Saturday: Ministry 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., Gospel 7 p.m. Sunday: Breaking of Bread 10:30 a.m., Sunday School 1:15 p.m., Ministry 2:30 p.m., Gospel 7 p.m. Corr: David Vanstone, Tel: (204)857-8435, email: v@mts.net . Accom: Dennis Walker, Tel: (204)857-7794, email: dswalker@mb.sympatico.ca .

Cornerbrook, NF

June 21-23 in the G. C. Rowe Junior High School off St. Marks Ave., Cornerbrook. Friday: Prayer 7:30 p.m. Saturday: Ministry 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., Gospel 7 p.m., Young Peoples Sing 9 p.m. Sunday: Breaking of Bread 10 a.m., Bible Study 1:30 p.m. (Comfort in Trial For Gods People), Ministry 3:30 p.m., Gospel 7 p.m. Corr: Gordon J. Hollett, Tel: 709-632-5905, email: gordon.hollett@sympatico.ca. Accom: Roy Foster, Tel: 709-634-5022, or Bernie Payne, Tel: 709-783-2790.

Kamloops, BC

June 29-30 Prayer and Ministry Meeting Friday June 28 at 7:30 p.m. All meetings to be held in the Gospel Hall, 849 Wawn Rd., Kamloops. Bible Reading subject: Ephesians 6 – The Whole Armour of God. Corr: Phil Atkinson, 1615 Griffin Terrace, Kamloops, BC V2b 7R7. Tel 250-376-1228, Hall 250-579-8799.

Taylorside, SK

June 28-30 in the Taylorside Gospel Hall, located 3 miles south and 4 miles west of Beatty, SK. Prayer meeting on Thursday, June 27 at 7:30 p.m. Corr: John Parker, Box 2666, Melfort SK, S0E 1A0, Tel. (306)752-4079, Fax (306)752-5574.

Sioux City, Iowa

July 20-21in the Gospel Hall, 120 South Leonard Street, Sioux City, IA. 51103. Saturday: Prayer Meeting 7:30 p.m.; Sunday: Breaking of Bread 9:45 a.m., Bible Reading 11:15 a.m. (Ephesians 4:1-17), Children’s Meeting 1:30 p.m., Ministry 2:30 p.m., Testimony 6 p.m., Gospel 6:45 p.m. Dinner and supper will be served. Corr: Sam Hayes, Tel. (712)255-6843, Hall (712)277-3647.

Conference Reminders:

Victoria Road, ON – June 15-16

Glen Ewen, SK – June 21-23

Augusta, ME – June 22-23

Kirkland Lake, Englehart, Earlton, ON – June 29-30

Pugwash Junction, NS – June 29-30. Bible Readings on Saturday: Sanctification – Positional and Practical; Sunday: The Risen Christ Glorified.

Additions to T&T Address List

John Fitzpatrick, P.O. Box 534, Corvallis, OR 97339. Tel: 541-753-9479.

Joseph Chung was commended from the assembly at Edmonton, Alberta in 2000. With his family, he moved to corona, NY. Brother Chung is working among Korean people primarily. Korea was his native land and language. The work is uphill and difficult, but he is encouraged with some of the response he has found. This is a genuine missionary work and so far, our brother is unknown to the assemblies in New England.

New Assembly

Minot, ND: An assembly commenced April 14, meeting in the home of Al and Connie Bulow, 2616 – 6th St. NW,
Minot, ND 58703. Tel: (701)837-9051. Meetings – Sunday: Lord’s Supper 9:30 a.m., Ministry 11 a.m., Prayer 5 p.m., Gospel 6 p.m. Wednesday: Bible Study 7 p.m.

Change of Address

Bryon Meyers, 5712 – 92 Pl. N.E., Marysville, WA 98270, Tel: (360) 659-0334

Wm. Seale, 2630 Melloney Lane, Indiana, PA 15701-2352

Joel Portman, 3425 Bel Air Dr. SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52403, Phone: 319-363-5485, e-mail: joel.portman@bigfoot.com

With Christ

Herbert Lewis Spracklin of St. Johns, NF on February 4, age 92. Our dear brother was saved under the preaching of H. Harris and D. Howard in 1947. He was in assembly fellowship until his homecall. He is survived by his wife Mary, three sons(,) and three daughters. The large funeral was shared by A. Joyce, Edward Blackwood, and Wallace Buckle at the graveside.

John Milton Gorman of Westbank, BC on February 28, age 84. Born June 10, 1917, he passed away peacefully with all his family present, following a massive stroke while vacationing in Arizona. John was born, raised and lived out his life in Westbank, BC. His strong faith in his Lord was of primary importance throughout his life. He regularly attended the Highway Gospel Hall in Westbank. He is survived by his loving wife Edith, five children and their spouses, five grandchildren, four great grandchildren, and one brother and sister-in-law Ross and Eunice Gorman.
Mr. Samuel Kennedy, Sr. of Bellyclare, Co. Antrim, N.I. on March 30, age 93.Our brother was saved as a boy of 13. Both he and his late wife were received into fellowship at Ballyclare 65 years ago. He was of quiet disposition, a faithful Sunday School teacher for many years, and a highly respected overseer. Their home was open to many of the Lords people. They had the joy of seeing all five sons and one daughter saved and in fellowship, as well as many of the grandchildren. The very large funeral was a token of the respect in which he was held. Words of comfort and gospel were given in the home by G. McKinley, and at the graveside by D. Ussher. Other brethren sharing were T. McNeill, S. Logan and E. Greer.

Lillian Duff of Volga, IA on March 31, age 84. Our dear sister was saved in 1949. She was in the fellowship of the West Union assembly for a number of years. The past five years she was a resident in a care center. Her husband, Jim, survives, as well as one daughter and six sons, three of whom are in assembly fellowship. Her son, Bob, shared with Robert Orr in the funeral service.

Leonard Barney of Lance au Loup, LB on April 1, age 51. Our brother was born again February 4, 1980 in gospel meetings held by Mr. Joyce and Mr. Bingham. He leaves behind to treasure his memory his loving wife Greta, one son, two daughters, and three grandchildren, some of whom are in need of continued prayer for their salvation. The very large funeral was taken by Bert Joyce, Eric Fowler, and Francis Barney.

Mrs. Sarah (Sally) Hawthorne of Belfast, N.I. on the April 2, age 86. Saved as a girl of 14 under the preaching of David Walker, she was received into fellowship in Ballyhackamore, but the major part of her life was in Bloomfield where she was a foundation member. Sally was a true help to her late husband John (evangelist). Her father, W. McCracken, was also an evangelist in N. Ireland. Her two brothers, Robert & John both served in the gospel in Nova Scotia. Our sister was given to hospitality and had the joy of seeing her family of three saved and proving a help in the assembly. The large funeral was from Bloomfield Hall where W. Mayhew and S. Ferguson shared with local brethren.

Bernie Wildebour of Cedar Falls, IA on April 5, age 79. Our beloved brother was saved in April 1956. A short time later he and his wife were received into fellowship in the Western Ave. assembly in Waterloo. In 1963 when the Cedar Falls assembly was formed, they took their place among them, remaining in happy fellowship these years. Our brother was afflicted with health problems for over ten years but took it patiently. He is survived by His wife Daisy, a son and three daughters, their families, and many other relatives. The funeral was taken by Robert Orr.

Angela Cappiello of Waterbury, CT on April 12, age 93, was called Home to be with Christ. Her husband Joseph predeceased her in 1997. She was saved at the age of 14 , and was in happy fellowship in the Terryville assembly. She is survived by a son and daughter, seven grandchildren, and eleven great-grandchildren. The funeral service was shared by Frank Tornaquindici, Matthew Brescia, and grandson David Cetola.

Rudy Wessels of Allision, IA on April 15, age 81. Our dear brother was saved in February, 1974 during gospel meetings of Albert Hull and Gaius Goff in the Stout Gospel Hall. He was received into the assembly at Stout a few months later. After suffering a severe stroke about three weeks before his death, he passed peacefully into the Lords presence. His wife Gertrude survives, along with a son and daughter, and their families. Russell Nesbit and Robert Orr shared in his funeral service.

John Abernethy of Westbank, BC on April 26, age 77. Our esteemed brother was commended in 1960 by the Ballyhackamore assembly in Belfast, N.I. to serve the Lord in Alaska where he spent a number of years. He also labored in northern British Columbia where he made Terrace his home for 12 years, then for the last number of years in Westbank. He was a great help to assemblies on the west side of North America. and will be sorely missed. His brother David, son Colin, and son-in-law Reuben Thropay, shared the funeral with Ross Smyth at the graveside. A memorial service was also held in Vancouver where a number of brethren spoke of his life and service. Please remember in prayer Evelyn his wife, two sons and two daughters, with their families. Tributes will follow in the July issue.

Sending Fellowship to Missionaries

Some of the Lords people have experienced difficulties recently in seeking to send fellowship to missionaries in various countries of the world. Problems were caused by (1) lost or stolen mail, (2) inaccurately addressed mail and (3) fellowship sent in the wrong currency.

Some information regarding the transmission of funds is not always available to individual believers and assemblies. For instance, the majority of missionaries from Canada and the United States to whom we send fellowship through the Truth and Tidings Gospel Trusts have requested us not to send checks or money orders directly to them on the mission field. For various reasons, most missionaries have found it necessary to have their fellowship deposited in a bank account either in Canada or the United States.

If you have experienced difficulties in sending fellowship abroad, we would remind you that for many years both the Canadian and the United States Gospel Trusts have faithfully and successfully remitted funds to missionaries worldwide. Experience gained during these years has taught us the safest and most practical way to forward fellowship to our missionary brethren and sisters.

Both the Canadian and United States Trust Funds are willing and able to help you in forwarding fellowship to missionaries on the field. The Trusts can be used by any assembly, whether registered or not. You will find that the Gospel Trusts provide a secure and protected way of transmitting funds overseas. Their addresses are given in every magazine at the bottom of the inside back cover. Please remember that all checks should be made payable to Truth and Tidings Gospel Trust.