Edmonton: The believers received blessing from 22 nights of tent meetings with Ross Vanstone and Mark Bachert. The meetings followed a week of distribution of about 75,000 Seed Sower texts. The meetings were well attended with unsaved out every night. Please pray that God will continue to work in salvation as well as restoration. We also request prayer for a series of gospel meetings starting September 14 with Stanley Wells and David Hunt.

British Columbia

Port Coquitlam: Almost 30,000 Seed Sower packages were delivered in early July. The two-week tent series with Bryan Funston and Earl Ritchie in July was most encouraging with a good number of local residents coming, both believers and unbelievers. An Iraqi Kurd with a Muslim background made a very clear confession of faith in the Lord Jesus. The children’s meetings taken by Colin Abernethy and Cam Thulien were encouraging. There is opportunity here for continued effort.


Grunthal: Tent meetings are scheduled to start August 10 in this new town, Lord willing. Prayer is requested.

Steinbach/Mitchell: Jack Gould was helped by four younger men, Owen Vanstone and Stephen Brand of Portage, and Tim and Philip Gould of Winnipeg in three weeks of tent meetings. Unsaved were present each night and we rejoice that God blessed the preaching of His Word in salvation.

New Brunswick

Lakeburn: Larry Buote and Gerard Roy, in connection with the Shdiac assembly, purpose to have tent meetings during the month of August.

Sussex: Local brethren had two weeks of well- attended children’s meetings in a tent. There were a number of parents that attended as well.

Tracadie: The assembly held its 22nd annual conference during the first weekend of August. Timely words were given with the Lord’s help by Leslie Wells, Larry Buote, Gerard Roy, and local brethren.

Newfoundland and Labrador

Buchans: George Whey and Doug Loveless had a week of open air meetings here and in Millertown. The small assembly was encouraged, and a number of unsaved came to the meetings.

Carbonear: Wallace Buckle continues with open air meetings. He, along with the local brethren, have been preaching nightly in different communities in the area, getting a positive response. One thousand Seed Sowers have been distributed with help from brethren from St. John’s.

Grand Falls-Windsor: The gospel tent meetings with Bert and Bryan Joyce ended on July 25. The tent was pitched in the neighboring town of Bishop’s Falls, but most of the interest came from the Botwood area. Stephen Joyce had a week of profitable children’s meetings during the first week of the series.

Seal Cove: George Whey, along with other local brethren, will be preaching in the open air from August 1-10, taking in several of the nearby towns.

South Coast: David Hunt has been using the boat to reach a number of communities this summer including LaPoile, Burgeo, Grey River, Francois, and Ramea. Gordon Swan, Roland Layden, Charles Hurley, and John Bain have been helping as well.

Nova Scotia

Digby: James McClelland, helped by his son Trevor, commenced their fifth week on July 19. Numbers have been encouraging and some are showing interest. Prayer is valued.

Wallace River: Bill Bingham and Albert Hull commenced their third week of gospel meetings on July 19. Some interest has developed and there has been blessing. Please pray for salvation and restoration as they continue in the gospel. Eddie Wong (Vancouver) conducted children’s meetings each morning for two weeks, concluding July 25. The attendance was good.

Avonport: Aubrey Kelly (Mexico), helped by Paul Kenny (Nineveh), commenced tent meetings on July 12. Prayer is requested for this effort.

Barrington Passage: Prayer is requested for tent meetings scheduled to start August 16. There is a deep exercise on the part of the saints to see God move in this place that has been visited with the gospel over the past seven years.


Brampton: Three weeks of tent meetings with David Booth and Jim Jarvis concluded on July 27. God was pleased to work in salvation, giving the saints here cause to rejoice. The assembly has just signed a purchase agreement for a building and property located centrally in the city. This would be a permanent home for the lampstand as we have been meeting in a rented facility for the past three years. Please pray for the final details to be worked out as we look forward to moving later in the Fall.

Cambridge: Gospel tent meetings with M. Derksen and F. Sona were announced to August 8, extending the meetings to five weeks with the Lord blessing in salvation. Many from the area attended for the first time as well as some family members who were the object of much prayer and are still not saved. Please pray for these. A day’s conference that also occurred during the meetings by the four local assemblies of Clyde, Guelph, Kitchener, and Valens was a real encouragement to the saints with G. McKinley, S. Kember, P. Ramsay, B. Crawford, P. Poidevin, M. Derksen, F. Sona, and S. Vance ministering the Word.

Clinton: During July, the assembly appreciated a weekend visit by Max McLean during which he told of current work in the Ukraine. Two ministry meetings by Alex Dryburgh in July were enjoyed by the saints.

Leamington: The assembly has appreciated visits from Ben Prins, Steve Kember, Larry Steers, Max McLean, and others. Tent meetings are purposed for August 3 with Jack Nesbitt and Larry Steers, with help from Andrew Robertson of the Chatham assembly.

Niagara Falls: The saints enjoyed two weekends and four nights of ministry with Fred Krauss and a weekend visit by Jim Beattie.

Toronto: A Seed Sowers effort in early July saw 70,000 packages distributed with over 90 young believers participating. Invitations were also handed out at bus stops and street corners. Tent meetings followed on July 13 at the Agincourt Mall with P. Ramsay, L. Steers, and S. Vance, helped by several young brethren. Gospel meetings with about 100 unsaved nightly, mostly from mainland China, and children’s meetings with over 100, were held concurrently in adjacent tents thus allowing the adults to hear the gospel uninterrupted. There was good support from the Toronto Christians. Following each meeting refreshments were served and most remained for conversations. Several professed and others showed good interest.

Prince Edward Island

Crapaud: On July 20, the assembly hosted a farewell open house for Mark and Gwen Bonnell who are entering the Lord’s work in South Africa. On Sunday, July 21, a special meeting was held where Mark spoke of his call to the Lord’s work and his exercise for South Africa. Brethren from Crapaud and Freetown also gave encouraging words. The saints were grateful to hear of the safe arrival of our brother and sister in Port Shepstone, South Africa on July 30.


Nouvelle: Brethren from Tracadie and Shdiac have been visiting in this area for the past 1 years and have made several contacts. During July, Larry Buote and Gerard Roy had tent meetings in this village situated 2 hours from the closest assembly. Several brethren from New Brunswick gave help in the distribution of gospel texts in four villages in the area. Encouragement was seen in a good attendance and some blessing. The effort is continuing with a weekly house meeting.

Saint-Donat: Leslie Wells, in fellowship with the Sainte-Flavie assembly, is having tent meetings just outside of the village. Local brethren are helping in the visitation and preaching.


Swift Current: Many received the gospel message, both at the exhibition and through the gospel literature table set up in the mall. During the early part of July there was a Seed Sower distribution followed by gospel meetings shared by J.W. Ronald and son, Mark.



Newington: Please pray for tent meetings with Dave Petterson and Jonathan Procopio, beginning August 10.


Hampton: A Seed Sower distribution and tent meetings were held in July with J. Smith and local brethren with the blessing of a soul professing. A portion of the preaching was in Spanish with a young brother from the Puerto Vallarta, Mexico area speaking most evenings. There is a significant Hispanic population here and the children’s work carried on by the younger saints has included working with them. They have been helped in this work in recent months with visits from T. Baker, A. Kelley, J. Portman, and C. Saword.

Hitesville: Art Ward was with us for appreciated ministry recently on the book of Philippians. Earlier in the year E. McCullough encouraged us with ministry using the model of the Tabernacle. Also, Robert Orr and Eric McCullough were with us for a gospel series when two boys trusted Christ in late winter.

Manchester: We had our monthly all-day meeting on July 13 when we also baptized five teenage boys. A week of Bible Studies followed on 2 Timothy with Eric McCullough and Stan Wells. Several Christians came from nearby assemblies to enjoy the week with us.

Stout: The gospel meetings held in June by Roy Weber and Eric McCullough were encouraging with a soul professing. The children’s meetings east of Dike in the trailer court are continuing on Thursday evenings with good attendance.

West Union: The assembly was encouraged in mid-June when William Skates had four nights of ministry on the subject, “Recovery of Testimony.”


Byfield: Prayer is requested for purposed gospel meetings beginning in September, DV, with James McClelland and Ken Taylor. Please pray for the Seed Sower distribution which will precede the meetings.


Laurium: Stuart Thompson and Larry Perkins, in conjunction with the Lake Linden Ave. assembly, held gospel meetings from June 22 through July 2 at the AmericInn in Calumet, MI. There were people from the community in each night, most of whom were professing Christians. Believers from the Pelkie assembly supported the meetings well and the saints were encouraged with the effort. Prayer is requested for future work to be done in the area, God willing.

Sherman: Meetings with Bill Lavery and Elton Decker ended July 20. There were a few individuals from the area over the two weeks as well as some extended family of the local saints that attended, but no one who showed serious interest at this time.


Minneapolis: A young woman of 20 who has attended a local Bible college for the last three years recently made the soul-saving discovery of God’s boundless love through John 3:16 while reading an old gospel tract, “The Gospel in a Nutshell.” She was baptized August 10. We were further encouraged by another young woman professing in the first week of meetings here with Art Ward and John Slabaugh.


Burwell: The small assembly held its annual all-day meeting June 29. Help was given by Eric McCullough, William Skates, and Roy Weber. Visitors from Iowa helped to swell the numbers.

Omaha: At the end of June, William Skates was with the assembly for a week of ministry on prophetic events. Especially encouraging was the interest displayed by the young people in these studies.

New Jersey

Livingston/Long Branch: The first large scale Seed Sower event in New Jersey was held during the week of July 20. About 80 saints from various assemblies in the US and Canada participated in the distribution of approximately 55,000 texts in Monmouth County. During a short visit to NYC, approximately 1,000 texts were handed out on the streets. There was a good response during the week of meetings which followed in the Long Branch Gospel Hall with Russ Coleman and Allan Valvano. The saints were blessed, and a child of one of the saints from Livingston professed on the last evening. Please continue to pray.

New Mexico

Albuquerque: Dan Shutt and Matt Smith shared two weeks of gospel meetings here in late June/early July. The gospel was clearly proclaimed, and the meetings were appreciated.

North Dakota

Minot: The believers were encouraged by the response at the gospel booth set up at the state fair. Pray for upcoming gospel meetings.


Akron: Good numbers of visitors attended recent gospel tent meetings with Gene Higgins and David Oliver. The saints were cheered in seeing God’s hand in salvation.

Cleveland: Tom Baker, David Petterson, and David Oliver encouraged the assembly in recent visits.

Mansfield: Dr. Harrys Rodriguez and David Oliver gave practical and helpful ministry during July.


Bryn Mawr: The assembly enjoyed a visit from Joseph Chung, giving an informative report on the work among the Korean community in New York City. The assembly also had one week of nightly children’s meetings in the nearby town of Ardmore. A good number attended and some new contacts were made for the Sunday School. Two weeks of gospel meetings in the same location were expected to commence August 10 with David Oliver and John Nesbitt.

McKeesport: Tom Baker and Darris Barney concluded four weeks of Gospel Tent meetings in July. Attendance was good and the assembly was encouraged as six people from the community trusted Christ. David Oliver came for a week of Vacation Bible School in August with a good number of children in. The Christians are thankful for the hard work of so many of the young Christians during both efforts.

South Dakota

Rapid City: We concluded three weeks of tent meetings and are thankful that God worked in salvation. More than 12,000 Via packets were distributed with helpers from mid-west assemblies. Shad Sluiter and Gary Sharp shared in children’s work, and also shared the gospel with John Slabaugh, who also gave appreciated help to the young in Christ.


Brodhead: Robert Orr and William Skates planned a series here in the gospel commencing August 6. Prayer is valued.

Eau Claire: Dan Shutt and William Skates had a two-week series of gospel meetings in this new area. These were held in a park pavilion and a nice number of visitors attended from the district. This followed a city-wide Seed Sower distribution in early July involving 16,500 invitations. W. Skates intends to do follow-up work in this area.


We thank God for an open door for the gospel (1 Cor 9:16) and an open door for scriptural assembly testimony (Rev 3:7). Please pray for the distribution of tracts to over one million homes in recent months. Meetings are purposed in August at Booval and Burleigh Heads with Alan Davidson (North Ireland) and John McDowell, and then in September at Conference Hall and Cooroy with Joe Baxter (Scotland) and John McDowell.


Peter Orasuk and Robin McKeown had four weeks of tent meetings in Manchester in June. There was good interest and some blessing. Peter Orasuk also visited Bridge of Weir and Bicester and preached to good numbers of unsaved.

Harold Paisley gave profitable ministry in Bicester and spent a Lord’s Day at Harley Street, Glasgow.

Conferences, D.V.

Kansas City, MO

August 31-September 1 in the Gospel Hall, 4603 E. Linwood Blvd, Kansas City. Prayer meeting on Saturday, August 30 at 7 p.m. Sunday: Bible Reading on Colossians 1 and the Breaking of Bread at 11a.m., Ministry 2 p.m., Gospel 7 p.m. Monday: Ministry 2 p.m., Gospel 6 p.m. Corr. William L. Jackson, 1613 Ashland Pl, Blue Springs, MO 64015, Tel: (816) 228-3591, Hall: (816) 924-6346.

Chapman Valley/Parry Sound, ON

September 20-21 in the Chapman Valley Gospel Hall. Prayer meeting Friday 7:30 p.m. with supper served 5:30 p.m. Saturday: Breakfast 8 a.m., Bible Reading 8:45 a.m. Subject: How can a believer bring glory to God? Lord’s Day Bible Reading subject: How did the Lord Jesus bring glory to God? Chapman Valley corr. Herb West, Box 870, Sundridge, ON P0A 1Z0. Tel. (705) 384-5280. Parry Sound corr. Tom Hulcoop, 9 Edward St., Parry Sound, ON P2A 2W5,Tel. (705) 746-5919.

Manchester, IA

October 4-5, with Prayer Meeting Friday 7:30 p.m. in the Gospel Hall, 1308 North Third Street. All other meetings are in the Middle School, 1001 Doctor Street. Saturday begins with Ministry 10 a.m. Lord’s Day: Bible Reading 9 a.m. (Psalm 22), Breaking of Bread 10:30 a.m., Gospel meeting in the Gospel Hall. Corr. C.F. Foster, 130 Clare Ave., Manchester, IA 52057-1306, Tel: (563) 927-2963.

Roseisle, MB

October 3-5 in the Roseisle Gospel Hall with Prayer Meeting on Friday 7:30 p.m. Saturday: Bible Reading 10:30 a.m., Ministry 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Lord’s Day: Breaking of Bread 10:30 a.m., Sunday School 1:15 p.m., Ministry 2:30 p.m., Gospel 7 p.m. Corr. Peter H,. Dyck, Box 46, Roseisle, MB R0G 1V0; Tel: (204) 828-3509. Accom: Abe Dyck, Tel: (204) 828-3414; email: oakridge@cici.mb.ca.

Brandon, MB

October 13 in the Gospel Hall. Bible Reading 10 a.m. on Ephesians 5, Ministry 1:30 p.m. Corr. Alan Ritchie, 23 Creighton Blvd., Brandon, MB R7B0Y1; Tel. (204) 727-4971; email: arit@westman.wave.ca.

Cape Breton, NS

October 11-13 in Memorial High School, Memorial Drive, Sydney Mines, (902) 736-6233. Saturday: Prayer Meeting 2:30 p.m., Ministry 3:30 p.m. and Gospel 7 p.m. Lord’s Day: Bible Reading 8:30 a.m. (“The Lord’s Supper”), Breaking of Bread 10 a.m. Monday: Bible Reading 9 a.m. (“The Holy Spirit”), Ministry 10:15 a.m. Corr. Junior MacDonald, 1 Cambridge Ave., Sydney Mines, NS, BIV 2G4, (902) 736-3133 and Melvin Bonnell, 853 Leitche’s Creek Rd., Sydney Mines, NS B2A 4A2; Tel: (902) 794-3888. Accom: Norman Brown, please call in advance (902) 736-3069.

St. Thomas, ON

October 11-12, with prayer meeting at 7:30 p.m. Friday, October 10 in the Gospel Hall, 1 Sunset Drive. All other meetings will be held in the Parkside Collegiate, 241 Sunset Drive. Saturday: Ministry 10:30 a.m., 2 p.m. and Gospel 7:30 p.m. Lord’s Day: Breaking of Bread 10 a.m., Ministry 2:30 p.m., Gospel 7:30 p.m. Corr. Lyle McCandless, 45 Pol Crescent, St. Thomas, ON N5R 5P9, Tel: (519) 637-1602. School (519) 633-0090.

Niagara Falls, ON

October 18-19 in the Oakwood Gospel Hall, Cor. Adams and Hawkins Street. Prayer meeting on Friday 7:30 p.m. Saturday: Ministry 10 a.m. and 2:45 p.m., Bible Study 1:30 p.m. (Judgment Seat of Christ), Gospel 6:45 p.m., Young People’s 8:15 p.m. Sunday: Breaking of Bread 9:30 a.m., Sunday School 11:30 a.m., Bible Study 1:30 p.m., Ministry 2:45 p.m., Gospel 6:45 p.m.. Corr. Wm. Smith, 7467 Merritt Avenue L2G 5C3, Niagara Falls, ON, Tel: (905) 354-8272.

Terryville, CT

October 18-19, Prayer meeting on Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the Gospel Hall, 36 North Main Street. All other meetings in the Harry S. Fischer School on North Main Street, 1/8 mile north of the Hall. Saturday: Ministry 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., Gospel 6 p.m. Sunday: Breaking of Bread 10 a.m., Ministry 2 p.m., Gospel 4:30 p.m. Accom: William Batterton, Tel: (203) 755-7621.

La Crosse, WI

October 25-26 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. Lord’s Day: Bible Reading 9 a.m., Breaking of Bread 10:30 a.m. Corr. David L. Hardie, 708 – 11 Avenue S., Onalaska, WI 54650, Tel: (608) 783-4067, School: (608) 789-7755.

Alpena, AR

November 1-2 in the Gospel Hall , 401 Lane St. Saturday: Bible Reading at 2 p.m. with ministry and gospel following. Lord’s Day: Breaking of Bread 10 a.m., Sunday School 11:30 a.m., Ministry 1:30 p.m. For info/accom: Will Trowbridge, Tel: (501) 665-4189, E-mail: w.trow@starband.net

London, ON

November 1-2 in the Highbury Gospel Hall, 1196 Highbury Avenue, London. Prayer meeting Friday at 8 p.m; Saturday: Ministry 10 a.m, 2 and 7 p.m.; Sunday: Breaking of Bread 9:30 a..m. Corr. Hugh R. Garnham, 843 Dalkeith Cres., London, ON, N5X 1S5; Tel: (519) 433-1825; Email: hgarnham@odyssey.on.ca, Hall Tel: (519) 451-8233.

Bryn Mawr, PA

November 8-9 with Prayer Meeting on Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the Gospel Hall, 8 North Summit Grove Ave., Bryn Mawr. All other meetings will be in the Colonial Elementary School, Plymouth Meeting, PA (just behind the Plymouth Whitemarsh High School on Germantown Pike, one mile southeast of the Norristown exit of the Pennsylvania Turnpike). Saturday meetings are at 10:30 a.m., 2:30, and 7 p.m.; Lord’s Day: Breaking of Bread 10 a.m., Sunday School 12 noon, 2:15 p.m. and Gospel 4:30 p.m. Corr. Harold Stewart, Tel: (610) 825-0384. Accom: Alan Oliver, Tel: (610) 431-9713.

McKeesport, PA

November 15-16. Annual Fall Studies at Wilson Christian Academy, West Mifflin, PA. Meetings begin Saturday, 10:30 a.m. Sessions will be handled by Sandy Higgins and Jon Procopio. For other information, visit “mckeesport. gospelhall.com.” Accom: Rob Oliver at (412) 664-1004 or rob@oliverpages.com.

Conference Reminders:

Omaha, NE – September 6-7
Sault Ste. Marie, ON and MI – September 6-7
Arnstein, ON – September 13-14
Hardwick, VT – September 13-14
Hitesville, IA – September 20-21
Midland Park, NJ – September 27-28
Clinton, ON – October 4-5
Maidstone, Mervin, SK and Paradise Valley, AB – October 11-12
Vancouver, BC – October 11-13
Blue River, WI – October 17-19

Updating the Address List

Change of Address

Mrs. James (Anne) Ronald: St. Lawrence Lodge, Brockville, ON. Mailing address – C/O Mary Dowling, Apt. 103, 274 Ormond St., Brockville, ON K6V 6Z7

Stuart Thompson: stuq39@juno.com

Mr. John McDowell: P.O. Box 55, Burleigh Heads, Queensland 4220, Australia.

New Assembly

Leamington, ON: Leamington Gospel Hall, 4 Gerrard St., Leamington, ON. Order of Meetings: Breaking of Bread: 10:00 a.m., Ministry/Sunday School: 11:00 a.m., Gospel: 7:30 p.m. Prayer/Gospel: Wed. 6:30p.m./7:30 p.m. Correspondent: Jim Getty, P.O. Box 917 Wheatley, ON, N0P 2P0 (519) 825-4475, jimgetty@sympatico.ca

Bert Snippe and Jim Bergsma were instrumental in the establishment of this new testimony and their labors here are ongoing. The support of many assemblies and in particular, very generous individuals associated with God’s gathered people is very much appreciated (2Cor 8:1-5). We value your prayers for the enlargement and preservation of this work.

With Christ

Alice Steele of Hamilton, ON on July 12, age 91. Our dear sister was saved at the age of 16 while attending gospel meetings conducted by the late Fred Nugent at the McNab Street Gospel Hall in Hamilton. For a number of years she was associated with the Peterboro assembly before moving back to Hamilton, where she was in fellowship in the Kensington assembly until her homecall. Remember in prayer family members who are not saved.

Margaret Hertel (Lamb) of Saginaw, MI on July 13, age 91. Our dear sister was born in New Stevenson, Scotland in 1915. Saved at a young age, she came to the U.S. with her family in 1928, residing in Saginaw since 1929. The daughter of Thomas and Margaret Lamb, she had her place in the Saginaw assembly for many years. Margaret’s life was marked by love and generosity to the Lord’s people. She and her sister, Betty, were affectionately known to all the saints as the “wee Lambs.” She is survived by two sisters, Betty Geddes and Sarah Patterson. Her funeral was taken by Wm. Lavery and R. Dennison who honored her desire that the gospel be faithfully proclaimed.

Marvyleen Pike of Northwood, IA on July 17, age 81. Our beloved sister was saved in 1929 as a girl of eight years through the labors of Oliver Smith in the Stout area. For many years she has been in the fellowship of the Mason City assembly. She accepted with patience her affliction with health problems the last few years. She was a widow for 20 years. Prayer is requested for her family, especially for those without Christ. Robert Orr took her funeral service.

John H. Megaw of Drumlough, Co. Down, N.I. on July 26, age 77. He was saved in 1944, and afterward received into fellowship in Drumlough assembly where he was a faithful overseer for many years. He loved the assembly and had deep appreciation for the truth of God. His dear wife was taken home to heaven 11 months previously and he felt the parting keenly, but after 6 months in hospital, it pleased the Lord to take him home. Prayer would be valued for his son and wife and family who are not saved. The large funeral was conducted by Mr. Samuel McBride and Mr. Brian Glendinning with John Thompson sharing in prayer.