John Fitzpatrick and Gordon Williams plan three series of tent meetings in July and August in the towns of HintonAthabasca, and Lac La Biche. If anyone has relatives that might be visited in these towns, please notify these brethren.

Fort McMurray: The Wood Buffalo assembly held a Sunday School Picnic at the Lyon’s Park on June 10, where Gordon Williams gave a short message. He and his wife stayed for the weekend. Norman Mellish planned to be here for a few nights of ministry the beginning of July.

British Columbia

Kamloops: Jim Currie and Earl Ritchie each gave appreciated ministry during June.

Burnaby: Jim Currie ministered the Word to profit at South Burnaby for the monthly Ministry Meeting in July.


Andrew Bergsma and Jack Gould continue to visit Hutterite colonies with good interest being seen.

Brandon: The assembly enjoyed one-night visits from N. Mellish and J. Portman recently.

Portage la Prairie: The saints were encouraged at the annual conference held the middle of June. Speakers included N. Mellish, E. Parmenter, J. Portman, as well as local ministering brethren. Marian Ronald has been home for a short break and will return to her field of labour in Zambia the end of July.

New Brunswick

Shdiac: Grard Roy was with the assembly from May 15-28, giving ministry on his chart “Egypt to Canaan.” Both young and old believers expressed their appreciation for the practical ministry. A young man obeyed the Lord in the waters of baptism on May 28.

Tracadie: Two weeks of meetings on “Egypt to Canaan” in early March with Grard Roy were appreciated. On May 14, a brother from the village of Pigeon Hill was baptized, giving much joy to the believers from both Pigeon Hill and Tracadie. Helped by Grard Roy and local brethren, Leslie Wells had 4 weeks of gospel meetings in June.

Nova Scotia

Clementsvale: Matthew Cain purposed to be with the assembly for one week of children’s meetings in the tent in Bear River East commencing July 10. This will be followed by a gospel series starting July 16 with Ken Taylor and James McClelland.

River Hebert: The closing of youth meetings was held May 12 with a number of children and adults attending. Good attention was given to the message clearly spoken by brother Thibodeau from P.E.I.


Burgessville: The saints here appreciated a recent visit from David Booth.

Clinton: A number of children and some parents, who do not regularly attend meetings at the Gospel Hall, along with our own Sunday School children, attended the annual picnic June 10. A clear gospel message was given by Joseph Kucman, Jr. (Brampton).

Lambton Shores: The Lake Shore assembly has become smaller over the years. We appreciated recent visits by Jack Gould, Brian Crawford, Larry Buote, and Peter Ramsay. Pray for gospel meetings planned for July.

Leamington: Please pray for gospel tent meetings purposed in this area in the month of August with Ed Miller and Frank Sona.

London: The Highbury assembly enjoyed N. Mellish for a night of ministry on June 6, and F. Krauss on June 15. A young sister has been added to the assembly. Please pray for the Seed Sower work August 14 -18 when 90,000 homes will receive invitations to gospel meetings in September with Jack Gould and Bryan Joyce, D.V.

Mimico: The assembly was encouraged by the large number of children and parents, over 250, that attended the Sunday School Picnic. The gospel was clearly presented. The saints enjoyed recent visits by M. Brown, J. Campbell, L. Hills, D. McAllister, C. Saword, J. Stubbs, and D. Weir. Your prayers would be valued as work continues on plans for the new hall.

North Bay: The conference was a time of blessing, and spoken of as one of the best conferences ever had. Harmony prevailed throughout, and the Bible Readings on Hebrews 1 and 2 were very Christ-exalting.


Nouvelle: The brethren who labour in this area have been encouraged by the attendance of some visitors at the bi-monthly gospel meetings. Leslie Wells and Grard Roy purpose tent meetings in this village starting on July 16. Several believers gave help in the distribution of gospel texts and invitations in view of these meetings in the town of New Richmond.


Taylorside: The saints enjoyed a short visit from David Jones. The annual conference was profitable with J. Fitzpatrick, N. Mellish, E. Parmenter, J. Portman, D. Richards, J. Ronald, P. Simms, and J. Webb taking part.



Phoenix: The Sunnyslope assembly greatly appreciated D. Gilliland’s rich ministry.


New Lenox: Al Christopherson began gospel meetings on June 25, working with the local brethren in their outreach work in Joliet.


Dike: Eric McCullough purposed to begin gospel meetings on July 16, helped by local brethren.

Dunkerton: On June 11, five believers obeyed the Lord in baptism.


Saugus: The annual Bible Reading Conference proved to be of spiritual value to God’s people. The studies on our Lord Jesus Christ in the four Gospels gave the believers a greater appreciation of Him. Brethren Barnes, Crawford, McCandless, and Meekin were responsible for the readings. The summer children’s meetings will commence Monday, July 10, and each Monday thereafter until August 28, DV. Please pray for this effort, as it has been fruitful in the past.


Jackson: The saints were encouraged by three weeks of gospel meetings in a tent with Marvin Derksen and Norman Crawford in June. A good number of Sunday School students and their parents attended, as well as neighbors, relatives, fellow-workers, and students. We wait on the Lord to save these souls.


Minona: Jerry Jennings and Roy Weber are preaching the Gospel in a tent here.


St. Louis: A. J. Higgins had a short series of ministry meetings with the West End Gospel Hall assembly here, June 29-July 2, taking up themes from the Gospels. The saints responded warmly to the ministry. The assembly has not had many visitors over the years, but visitors are welcome.

New Jersey

Livingston: The assembly had two weeks of gospel meetings in June with Jim Jarvis and Frank Sona. A number of contacts attended and the Lord blessed in salvation. The assembly is beginning its seasonal gospel outreach in an area park that is well traveled and overlooks the NYC skyline. This effort has been ongoing for several years with many people hearing the gospel, as well as literature distributed. Please keep this effort in your prayers.

Pennsauken: The Pennsauken and Barrington assemblies joined for tent meetings for the month of June. The interest was excellent and the Lord’s beloved people supported faithfully. Albert Hull and Peter Ramsay preached the Word with power from God and there was blessing.

North Carolina

Denver: Three weeks of children’s tent meetings were held with the help of Frank Sona. A good number of children attended.

Hickory: Our conference was the largest to date with many young people present. Tom Meekin stayed for three nights of appreciated ministry after the conference. A week of children’s meetings was planned in July.


Bryn Mawr: We held a farewell for John and Rebekah Nesbitt and family on July 1. Commended by the assembly to work among Spanish-speaking people, they plan to leave for Hermosillo, Mexico, on July 16. They intend to help in the work there and learn the language. The prayer of the assembly is that they will be used for the Lord’s glory.

Hatboro: Russell Coleman and Eugene Higgins commenced four weeks of tent meetings on June 4. A good number attended from the community, with some being returnees from previous years. The assembly had a prior week of prayer meetings, and it pleased the Lord to bless in salvation. The attendance and support from the Bryn Mawr and Olney assemblies were warmly and thankfully welcomed.

McKeesport: In June, the assembly had challenging ministry from John Dennison and a report on the work in Hermosillo, Mexico. The saints also enjoyed a visit from Joe Clark with a report on the work in Lethbridge and Coalhurst, Alberta. At the monthly Family Dinner/Gospel Meeting, nine parents of Sunday School children were present, which was an encouragement to the believers.


San Antonio, TX

August 12-13 with Prayer meeting Friday at 7 p.m. Saturday: Bible Reading 10 a.m. (2 Cor 5), Children’s meeting 1 p.m., Ministry 2 p.m., Gospel 7 p.m. Sunday: Breaking of Bread 11 a.m. Corr: Henry T. Plummer, 802 Sewanee, San Antonio, TX 78210; Tel: 210-333-4363

Arlington/Marysville, WA

September 1-4 in the Gospel Hall, 323 S. Stillaguamish Ave., Arlington. Prayer/Ministry Friday 7 p.m. Bible studies each morning: 2 Thess 1, 2, and 3. Saturday: Bible Study 8:45 a.m., Ministry 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., Gospel 7 p.m., Ministry for the Young 8:45 p.m. Sunday: Breaking of Bread 9:30 a.m. (Arlington and Marysville), Bible Study 11:15 a.m., Ministry 2:30 p.m., Gospel 7 p.m. (Arlington and Marysville), Ministry for the Young 8:45 p.m. Monday: Bible Study 8:45 a.m., Ministry 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Information and accom: Phil Kazen, Tel: 360-659-4611; E-mail: kazen@whidbey.net, or Jim Klein, Tel: 360-435-6611.

Huntsville, ON

September 2-3 with Prayer meeting on Friday, September 1 at 7:30 p.m. All meetings are at the Huntsville Centennial Center on Park Drive; Tel: 705-789-6421. Meetings Saturday and Sunday are at 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Bible Readings are on Christ the Servant, on Saturday, and The Seven Cries from the Cross, on Lord’s Day. Corr: David Traves, 10 A West Rd., Huntsville, ON, P1H 1K9; Tel: 705-789-8420; E-mail: dhtraves@sympatico.ca

Kansas City, MO

September 3-4 in the Gospel Hall, 4603 E. Linwood Blvd., Kansas City, MO; Tel: 816-924-6346. Prayer meeting on Saturday, September 2 at 7 p.m. Sunday: Bible Reading (Ephesians 1) 9:30 a.m., Breaking of Bread 11 a.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.

Hardwick, VT

September 9-10 at the Hardwick Elementary School at the junction of Routes 14 and 15. There will be a Prayer meeting, Friday, September 8 at 7:30 p.m. at the Gospel Hall, 153 Cherry Street. Meetings at the school commence on Saturday at 10 a.m. for Ministry, and on Sunday at 9:30 a.m. for the Breaking of Bread. Correspondence and lodging requests: Bill Scott, Tel: 802-472-6257; or E-mail: billsinvt@earthlink.net.

Sault Ste. Marie, ON/MI

September 8-10 in the Sault Ste. Marie Gospel Hall, 475 Wellington St. East, Sault Ste. Marie, ON. Prayer meeting Friday September 8 at 7:30 p.m. Ministry begins at 10 a.m. Saturday. Bible reading subjects are “Words of Worship” and “Acts of Worship.” Contact: David West, Tel: 705-945-9245; E-mail: dcwest@shaw.ca; Hall: 705-949-1101 (leave message).

Chapman Valley/Parry Sound, ON

September 23-24 in the Chapman Valley Gospel Hall, Hwy. #124 at Miller Road, 16 km. west of Hwy. #11. Prayer meeting Friday 7:30 p.m. with supper served at 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday: Breakfast 8 a.m., Bible Readings 8:45 a.m. (Sat.: “Prayer”; Sun.: “The Lord’s Prayer,” John 17). Breaking of Bread 10:15 a.m. 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.

Midland Park, NJ

September 23-24. The 65th Annual Conference. Friday: Prayer meeting 8 p.m.; Saturday: Prayer and Ministry 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., Gospel 6 p.m.; Lord’s Day: Breaking of Bread 10 a.m., Sunday School 11:45 a.m., Prayer and Ministry 2 p.m., Gospel 6 pm. All meetings will be in the Gospel Hall, 61 Prospect Street, Midland Park, NJ. Those who need overnight accommodations or other information, please contact David Hamilton, 75 Carol St., Apartment A, Ramsey, NJ, 07446. Tel: 201-962-2916; E-mail: davidandjoyhamilton@gmail.com. Please advise beforehand of your coming.

Clinton, ON

September 30 – October 1 in Central Huron Secondary School, 165 Princess Street East. Prayer meeting Friday 7:30 p.m. in the Gospel Hall, 143 Joseph Street. First meeting on Saturday for ministry 10:30 a.m. Lord’s Day: Breaking of Bread 10 a.m. Bible Reading subjects will be announced next issue. Corr: Douglas McDonald, P.O. Box 329, Clinton, ON N0M 1L0, Tel: 519-565-2752, Hall: 519-482-8687.

McKeesport, PA

October 7-8 – The Annual Fall Bible Studies will be held, Lord willing, at the Wilson Christian Academy, West Mifflin, PA. The first meeting will be Saturday morning at 10 a.m. A. J. Higgins and Stephen Vance will be taking up the topic of “Communication.” All are welcome. For accommodations contact Rob Oliver, 412-664-1004 or rob@oliverpages.net. Please direct questions to Tom Clark, Jr., 412-751-5283 or tclarkjr5@aol.com. Directions and more information can also be found at www.mckeesportgospelhall.org.

Blue River, WI

October 21-22 with Prayer meeting Friday at 8 p.m. in the Blue River Gospel Hall with supper served at 6 p.m. All other meetings will be held at St. John’s Gym on Wisconsin Ave. in Muscoda, WI. Saturday: first meeting for ministry at 10 a.m. Lord’s Day: Bible Reading 9 a.m. (Hebrews 2:5-18), Breaking of Bread 10:30 a.m. Bible Readings on Ruth will follow Monday through Thursday at 8 p.m. in the Gospel Hall. Corr: James C. Frazier, 15513 Richwood Estates Lane, Blue River, WI 53518; Tel: 608-537-2977; E-mail: woodind@mwt.net.

Livonia, MI

October 21-22, with Prayer meeting on Friday, 7:30 p.m. All meetings held in the Gospel Hall, 9280 Stark Road. Saturday: Prayer, Praise, and Ministry 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.; Gospel 7 p.m. Lord’s Day: Breaking of Bread 10 a.m.; Prayer, Praise, and Ministry 2:30 p.m.; Gospel 7 p.m. Corr: David Vallance, 21600 Currie Road, Northville, MI 48167; 248-446-9346; E-mail: davidvallance@sbcglobal.net. Hall: 734-425-4910, www.starkrdgospelhall.com. Accom. Tim Fouts: 248-476-5013, tf-sf@msn.com.

Terryville, CT

October 21-22 with Prayer meeting on Friday, October 20, at 7:30 p.m. in the Gospel Hall, 36 N. Main St. All other meetings in the Harry S. Fisher School, N. Main St., 1/8 mile north of the Hall. Saturday (NOTE: no meeting in the morning): Ministry 2 p.m., Gospel 6 p.m. Lord’s Day: Breaking of Bread 10 a.m., Ministry 2 p.m., Gospel 4:30 p.m. For accommodations contact Steven Morin, Tel: 1-800-583-9904.

Conference Reminders:

Westbank, BC – August 4-5

Fort McMurray, AB – August 25-27

Akron, OH – September 2-3

Clementsvale, NS – September 2-3

Grande Prairie, AB – September 2-3

Arnstein, ON – September 16-17

Hitesville, IA – September 16-17

New Lenox, IL – September 23-24

Manchester, IA – September 30-October 1

Bryn Mawr, PA – October 28-29 (NEW DATE)

Corrections to T&T Address List

Elton and Ruth Fairfield: Tel/Fax: (81) 422-34-4485; E-mail: Fairfield@characterlink.net.

Mrs. Edward (Pat) Doherty: Elim Homes, PO Box 10, Waubaushene, ON N0K 2C0.

Additions to T&T Address List

Miss Jill Avery, c/o Sakeji Mission School, PO Box 20, Ikelenge, NWP, Zambia; E-mail:stravaiger@hotmail.com.

Miss Leah Patola, c/o Sakeji Mission School, PO Box 20, Ikelenge, NWP, Zambia; E-mail: l_patola@hotmail.com.

Miss Bethany Fuller, c/o Sakeji Mission School, PO Box 20, Ikelenge, NWP, Zambia; E-mail: bethany@sakeji.com.

Change of Address

Bill and Linda Lavery: 804 Hilltop Drive, Parkersburg, IA 50665; Tel: 319-346-2266

Eric Fowler: Tel: 709-927-7151

Jack Gould: E-mail: jfgould@mts.net

Jim and Zonya Bergsma, R.R. #2, 20966 Thomson Line, Rodney, ON, N0L 2CO

Change of Meeting Times

Sandringham, NL: Sunday night Gospel meeting is changed from 7:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.


Correction: The obituary of John Illuminati in the April issue inadvertently omitted the mention of Dennis Illuminati, a nephew, who participated in the funeral service.

Mrs. Theresa Younan of Windsor, ON, on January 7, after a short illness. She was born in Lebanon in 1925 and came to Canada in 1957 with her husband and six children (five others were born in Canada). In 1980-81 the Windsor assembly held gospel meetings in a store owned by one of our sister’s sons, Mason. As a result, directly and indirectly, four sons, three spouses, five grandchildren and lastly our sister, professed salvation. She was baptized and received into assembly fellowship soon after. She was very vocal about her Savior and testified to many. A large number heard the gospel at the funeral service which was taken by Raymond Fairley and her sons Michael and Mason Younan. Robert Wylie and Stephen Shutt shared the graveside service.

Thomas Hampton of N. Ireland, on April 7, age 86, after some months of illness. He was saved over 67 years, and received into the Waringstown assembly, but in latter years was a faithful and highly esteemed member in the fellowship of Donacloneyassembly until his home-call. He bore a godly consistent testimony, with clarity of mind to the end. The large funeral was shared by S. McBride and W.J. Nesbitt. There were words of comfort and gospel to an attentive audience and many unsaved heard the tidings of salvation. He is survived by his wife, two sons, and grandchildren, some needing salvation. Please pray for all the relatives.

Dale Gifford Robbins of Halifax, NS, on May 30. Our dear brother was born again on January 1, 1964, attending gospel meetings conducted by Albert Hull and Robert McIlwaine. Dale’s parents were in the Clementsvale assembly, the firstfruits of the gospel there. Dale was a faithful brother, a devoted husband, and a caring father. The assembly has lost a true shepherd and friend. Dale was diagnosed with cancer upon retiring from his employment with the N. S. Government at the age of sixty. For over three years he suffered patiently and submissively, and leaves his loving wife, Joann, who attended to him faithfully in his illness. Remember her, and also their son and daughter, Jonathan and Sarah, that both will come to know their father’s Savior. The funeral was large with some former colleagues present. The service was conducted by Albert Hull in the funeral home and by Robert McIlwaine at the grave.

Francis A. Cottrill of Embro, ON, on June 1, in his 91st year. He was born in 1915 in Huntsville, and born again at 15 during a Toronto conference. He was predeceased by his first wife, Lillian, in 1987. He loved God, His people, His Word, and His assembly. For many years he taught Sunday School in Huntsville, enjoyed open-air preaching, and served the assembly. When retired, he moved to Embro with his dear wife Evelyn (St. Clair), and enjoyed tract distribution and speaking to the unsaved in the area. He leaves three children, Bruce (with wife Elma), Heather, and Cathy; and two sisters Dorothy Smith and Evelyn Nairn, all saved. Bruce and Clarence Black shared in the gospel at the memorial service in Huntsville.

Stanley Norman Riches of Toronto, ON, on June 7, in his 86th year. He was saved as a teenager, baptized and received into the fellowship at the Birchcliffe Gospel Hall. Stan, together with other brethren, labored in the gospel in the West Hill area where eventually an assembly was planted. He remained active in the gospel and saw the Lord’s blessing on his labors. He and his wife, Elma, became associated with the new work which began in Unionville, and in l971 were commended by that assembly to the work of the Lord in Antigua where they served for a number of years. A radio ministry which he carried on there continued for several years after his return to Canada. For the last ten years, he was in the Broadview assembly where his teaching gift was much appreciated. He is survived by his wife Elma, daughters Lynda (Winston) and Sandra, several grandchildren and brothers, Wilfred and Albert. The well-attended funeral was shared by L. Langfeld and D. Jennings.

Ruth (Pinches) Crawford of Lancaster, PA, on June 10, in her 96th year. She was born in Pittsburgh, PA. Later the family moved to Niagara Falls. It was there, shortly before her 20th birthday, listening to her father preaching, that the truth of 1 John 1:7 was used by the Holy Spirit to reveal the redemptive work of Christ for her. She was married in 1940 to Robert Crawford, an evangelist, who predeceased her in 1990. Her children and grandchildren each referred to the emphasis that she placed on their memorizing Scripture. She is survived by a daughter Janice and a son Robert, four grandchildren, and four great grandchildren.

John (Lawson) Mitchell, of Newton, NJ, on June 16, age 87. Lawson was saved in 1934 and baptized in 1936. In 1942, he married Grace Watson, who predeceased him in 1981, and they were blessed with one son, Paul. Lawson served during World War II, and then worked for Atlas Supply Company until he retired in 1980. He married Marjorie Hunter in 1982, and moved to the Newton area in 1985. Lawson served as an overseer in the Livingston assembly until his home-call. He was a beloved Christian brother who loved his Lord supremely and cherished greatly the people of God. He was a Christian gentleman in the highest sense of the word and was highly esteemed by young and old alike. The funeral was taken by Cyril Binns and others. F. Tornaquindici spoke at the graveside.

Maisie Maud Barbour of Midland, ON, on June 18, age 90. Our dear sister was saved at the age of 18, through the preaching of the gospel. She was baptized and received into the fellowship of the Midland assembly where she continued steadfastly for 50 years. She spent eight years residing at Elim Homes in Waubaushene, ON. Our beloved sister loved to be with the Lord’s people and appreciated the Word of God, and consistently supported the meetings. She was very active in supporting missionary work. The funeral service was taken by local brethren. She leaves six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, some not yet saved, for which prayer would be valued.

Mr. Sam Gilliland of Lurgan, N. Ireland, on June 20. He was born November 1920 and born again in 1954 while attending tent meetings in Donacloney. In 1967, after much exercise before the Lord, he came into the fellowship of the Lurgan assembly where he was very happy until his home-call. Sam was a man of deep conviction with a great love for the assembly and the souls of men. His son David, well known to Truth & Tidings readers, and his daughter Avril, with many friends and loved ones, are left to mourn his passing. The very large funeral was conducted by S. Ferguson, M. Turkington, M. Radcliffe, and T. McNeill.