British Columbia

Burnaby: The South Burnaby assembly anticipates meetings February 15 – March 6 with Bryan Joyce and Gordon Williams. Please pray for these meetings.

North Vancouver: The Deep Cove assembly appreciated three nights of ministry in January with Gordon Williams.

Surrey: Gordon Williams was with the assembly for its monthly ministry meeting January 18, and for the following three nights in ministry.

Westbank: In January, Gary Sharp had a week of children’s meetings, with a good number of teens attending.

New Brunswick

Springfield: Allen and Murray McCandless continued gospel meetings in February, visiting door to door.

Newfoundland and Labrador

Charlottetown: Alex Dryburgh was here for three nights of ministry in late January.

L’Anse au Loup: The assembly here and in English Pointeach had a night of ministry January 21 and 22 with Alex Dryburgh, with a combined gospel meeting on the following Sunday.

Goose Bay: Wallace Buckle and Alex Dryburgh started meetings here February 1.

Nova Scotia

Avonport: The saints have enjoyed recent visits from M. McCandless, J. Meekin, and N. Burden. The ministry and help in the Bible readings have been an encouragement.


Arnstein: In January, the saints enjoyed ten nights of practical ministry with Frank Sona with his chart on Egypt to Canaan. Even though the weather was bitterly cold, the attendance was good.

London: The Highbury assembly was encouraged by three weeks of faithful gospel preaching with Stephen Vance and Andrew Robertson. There were a good number of unsaved in every night including children of the saints, Sunday school students and parents, and Chinese student pilots. The Lord blessed His Word in salvation and the saints were encouraged. There were three baptisms recently and one of the Chinese pilots saved in Gander was received into the fellowship.

North Bay: The Nipissing Junction assembly greatly enjoyed the visits of three of the Lord’s servants: Brian Crawford for a Lord’s Day in December when he shared the gospel with his son; Brian Owen on January 18 for ministry and gospel, making reference to the work in St. Lucia; Don Nicholson for our monthly ministry meeting on January 25, continuing for two nights of ministry on 1&2 Peter, and speaking to the children at Mattawa on the Tuesday evening.

Parry Sound: Please pray for gospel meetings to commence on March 15 with David Petterson and Frank Sona.

Welland: Al Christopherson and Frank Sona commenced gospel meetings on February l.


Glen Ewen: Gary Sharp was here for a week of ministry meetings starting on February 1.

Taylorside: Eric McCullough and Roy Weber finished gospel meetings. We look to God for eternal results.



Alpena: The assembly deeply appreciated visits from Joel Portman and Jerry Jennings early in January. Brother Joel gave help with the weekly Spanish meetings in Huntsville and Springdale. There is good news concerning the outreach among the Hispanics in Springdale as a woman recently professed salvation. Please continue to uphold the work in prayer.


Phoenix: The Sunnyslope assembly enjoyed profitable ministry in recent months from Eric Parmenter, Fred Krauss, Stanley Wells, and Jim Smith. The exercise of a young brother to be received into the assembly fellowship recently is proving to be an encouragement to all.


Deland: Jim Smith was expected for ministry following the conference on the subject of discipleship, as pictured in the life of Elisha.


Joel Portman visited some Hispanic assemblies in Detroit and Grand Rapids in December for ministry meetings in Spanish that were appreciated. These assemblies are composed of believers from Guatemala.


Fridley: The saints have rejoiced over the restoration and return to fellowship of a young brother away for several years. William Skates and Stuart Thompson will commence a series of gospel meetings April 5, D.V.


Kansas City: William Lavery was with the saints for a week in January for ministry on the subject, “The Levitical Offerings.” It was very helpful and encouraging to all that attended.

St. Louis: Joel Portman made a brief visit to the assembly meeting in West End Gospel Hall.

New Jersey

Midland Park: The assembly appreciated a Lord’s Day visit in December from Walter Gustafson, who ministered on Psalm 16 and shared with a local brother in the gospel. The annual Sunday school treat was held on the last day of January when Gordon Ramsay (Newington) spoke to the children.

North Carolina

Denver: The believers were encouraged to receive a new couple into fellowship that were saved last Fall. Please pray for their continued growth.


McKeesport: Please pray for a gospel series commencing February 15. Some young brethren are expected to open for Jim Smith each evening.

Philadelphia: The Olney assembly had two weeks of gospel meetings, January 11-25. The meetings were conducted in Spanish by John Dennison and Melvin Mendez. Attendance was very encouraging with many unsaved in to hear the gospel. While no visible fruit resulted, many contacts were made and the meetings will be followed up by local brethren.


Clearview: The assembly recently enjoyed a two-day conference on the subject of “Commitment to Evangelism.” David Booth and Gaius Goff gave challenging ministry concerning devotion to Christ and the believer’s responsibility to gospel work. The attendance was excellent, with many coming from surrounding assemblies. The conference was held at Clearview Center, the temporary meeting place of the assembly formerly meeting at West Woodland Gospel Hall in Seattle. Plans are nearing completion for a new Gospel Hall to be constructed on land that has been purchased. Please pray for the construction project ahead of us, and for our continuing outreach efforts in the community.

St. Lucia

Jack and Ruth Gould along with their son Tim and his wife Julia will be in St. Lucia for four weeks giving help in the island assemblies. Tim will be joined by 12 others coming for a distribution of texts in the south of the island. This will be the fourth year of a distribution and hopefully the island will be completely covered. Your prayers are appreciated.


Clarksville, IA

April 5. Order of meetings will be Ministry & Sunday school 10am, Breaking of Bread 11am, Ministry 2pm, Gospel 6:30pm. Lunch and supper will be served. Inquiries to John Wessels, 319 269-3493, or jwfarms@netins.net.

Winnipeg, MB

April 3-5. All meetings on Friday will be in the West End Gospel Hall. All other meetings will be in the Assiniboia Charleswood Community Church (except Breaking of Bread). Friday: Bible Reading 1:30pm (Mark 1), Ministry 7pm. Saturday: Prayer/Ministry 10:30am, Ministry 2pm, Gospel/Ministry 7pm. Sunday: Breaking of Bread 10am (West End Gospel Hall), Ministry 2pm, Gospel 7pm. Lunch and supper served on Sat. and Sun. Communications to Richard McCammon: mccammon@mts.net.

Kapuskasing, ON

April 10-12 in the Kapuskasing Education Center, 61 Devonshire Street. Friday: Prayer/Ministry meeting 7:30pm at the Kapuskasing Gospel Hall. Saturday: Ministry 10am., Ministry 2pm., Ministry/Gospel 7pm. Lord’s Day: Breaking of Bread at 10:30am, Sunday School 1pm, Ministry 2pm, Ministry/Gospel 7pm. Corr: Michel Larocque, 705 335-5223; mtvs@personainternet.com; or Gerald Labelle, 705 335-3712; gerrycarole@ntl.sympatico.ca.

Manchester, CT

April 10-12, 91st Annual Conference, with Prayer Meeting on Friday at 7:30pm in the Gospel Hall, 415 Center St, Manchester. All other meetings will be held in the Bolton Center School, 108 Notch Rd., Bolton, CT. Saturday: Ministry 10:30am and 2pm, Gospel 6:30pm. Sunday: Breaking of Bread 10am, Ministry/Gospel 2pm. Communications and accommodations: Ted Kaulback, Tel: 860 742-0002.

Nineveh, NS

April 11-12 in Park View Education Centre, 1485 King Street, Bridgewater. Prayer meeting on Friday, April 10 at 7pm in the Gospel Hall, Route 208, Civic # 2495, Nineveh. Supper will be served on Friday at 5pm in Gospel Hall. Ministry meeting on Saturday at 10am. Corr: Robert Kaulback, 19 Medway Street, Bridgewater, NS, B4V 1J8; Tel: 902 543-5530; E-mail: robert012@ns.sympatico.ca. Accom: Clark Hubley 902 543-3268.

Vancouver, BC

April 10-12, the annual Easter conference hosted by the West Richmond, South Main, and Deep Cove assemblies with the Prayer Meeting, April 9 at 8pm at the S. Main Gospel Hall. All other meetings except the Lord’s Supper to be held at the Michael J. Fox auditorium of the Burnaby South Senior Secondary School, 5455 Rumble Street, Burnaby. Meetings on Friday and Saturday are at 10am, 2pm, and 7pm. Lord’s Day: 9:30am, 2:30pm, and 7pm. Bible Readings on Fri. and Sat. mornings are on Galatians 1 & 2. Young people’s meeting at South Burnaby Gospel Hall on the three days at 9pm. Accom: Earl Ritchie, 604 277-7019, or Om Chand 604 321-3331.

Newbury, ON

April 18, at the Newbury Gospel Hall. Prayer and Ministry 2:30-5pm, and Ministry/Gospel 6:30-7:30pm. Contact: Chris Snooks: snooks90@hotmail.com, Tel: 519 695-5779.

Waterloo/Cedar Falls, IA

April 18-19, with Prayer Meeting on Friday, April 17, at 7pm in the Waterloo Gospel Hall, 726 Western Ave., Waterloo. All other meetings in the Cedar Falls High School, 11th and Division St., Cedar Falls. Saturday: Ministry 10am. Lord’s Day: Bible Reading 9am (Hebrews 10:1-25), Breaking of Bread 10:15am. Corr: Richard Orr, 614 Bland Blvd. S.W., Independence, IA 50644, Tel: 319 334-3931, and Erwin Stickfort, 5027 Sage Rd., Cedar Falls, IA 50613, Tel: 319 266-6271, or E-mail tstickfort@cfu.net. Please note: There will be no Bible readings in the week preceding the conference.

Palm Springs, CA

April 19, All meetings at the assembly building. 320 West Racquet Club Road. Breaking of Bread 10am, Sunday School 11:15am, Ministry 2-5pm, Gospel 6:30pm. Corr: Charles Spataro, Tel: 760 322-7090, Res: 760 774-2806.

Fredericton, NB

April 24-26, with Prayer Meeting on Friday at 7:30pm in the Gospel Hall, 109 McAdam Ave. All other meetings in the Royal Road Elementary School. First meeting on Saturday is 10am, and on Sunday, Breaking of Bread 9:30am. Saturday Morning – “The Why and How of Effective Bible Study” – Eric Parmenter. Saturday and Sunday afternoons – “The Exaltation of Christ in the Believer’s Life” from the Philippian epistle by Jim Allen (N. Ireland), Eric Parmenter (Wales) and Andrew Ussher (Toronto). Corr: Rob Griffin, Tel: 506 472-5512, RDLGriff@nb.sympatico.ca.

McKeesport, PA

April 25-26 in the McKeesport Senior High School. Friday: Prayer Meeting 7:30pm at the McKeesport Gospel Hall. Saturday: Ministry 10am and 1:45pm, Gospel 6:30pm. Sunday: Breaking of Bread 10am, Sunday School at 11:45am, Ministry 1:30pm, Gospel 4pm. Speakers expected are David Oliver, David Petterson, Peter Ramsay, and Frank Sona. Accom: Rob Oliver at 412 664-1004; Other inquiries: Tom Clark, Jr. at 412 751-5283, or tclarkjr5@aol.com.

Newmarket, ON

May 3, in the Newmarket Gospel Hall. Breaking of Bread 9:30am, Bible Study 11:30am (Ephesians 4:1-16 lead by Fred Krauss), Ministry 2pm, Gospel Meeting 6:30pm. For directions or accommodations contact Tim Scheer at 905 898-4369, or tescheer@netzero.com. Pre-conference ministry for the young in Christ on Saturday, May 2 at 3:00pm followed by supper and a time of fellowship/activities in the early evening.

Conference Reminders:

Matoaca, VA – March 7-8

Mount Sterling, WI – March 28-29

Watertown, MA – March 28-29

Stout, IA – April 11-12 (Bible Reading – Hebrews 10)

Toronto, ON – April 10-12

Change of Address

Dan Shutt: New E-mail address is ddshutt@yahoo.com.

Change of Correspondent

Hampton, IA (Hampton Gospel Hall): Ben McCandless, 3023 Greene Road, Greene, IA 50636; Tel: 641 823-5533.

Calgary, AB (West Hillhurst Gospel Hall): Jim Robinson, 64 Martin Grove Way , NE, Calgary, AB, T3J 2T1.

Sundridge, ON (Chapman Valley Gospel Hall): Russell Longhurst, 28 River Rd., RR # 2, Sundridge, ON, P0A 1Z0; E-mail: russdianne@yahoo.com.


Mrs. Alice Vernon of Vancouver, BC, on April 5, 2008, age 89, after a sudden stroke. Our sister trusted Christ in 1934 at the age of 16 when Bre. E. Fairfield and Wm Williams were having meetings in Cedar Cottage. She was in fellowship at Cedar Cottage (Victoria Drive) and latterly South Main for more than 74 years. Over the years she extended hospitality to many. She was a faithful woman who loved the gospel and was consistent in her life and testimony. She is survived by her loving husband of almost 65 years, Gordon, two daughters, and two granddaughters. Pray for the unsaved members of the family.

Kenneth Curry of Owen Sound, ON, on June 8, 2008, age 51, of leukemia. He was saved through Romans 5:6 during the preaching of Fred Holder. He was a quiet, faithful brother who served locally in prayers, preaching, and perseverance. In December 1978, he married Ruth Patterson of Strongville, ON. The large funeral was taken by Ed Miller. Prayer is requested for his surviving wife. Ken’s greatest desire was the salvation of his unsaved mother and siblings.

Paul Grace of Long Branch, NJ, on July 8, 2008. He was born September 6, 1928, was saved on April 14, 1937, while reading John 3:16 during a gospel meeting where Frank Pizzulli was speaking. He was baptized shortly afterwards and added to the Long Branch assembly. He served in the army during the Korean War and was stationed in Japan. On Sept 22, 1956, he married Lydia Marinello from Mechanicville, NY. They had two children, Paulette and Stephen. For many years, he was a devoted elder in the Long Branch assembly. His acquaintances recalled his often saying, “The most important thing is to know the Lord Jesus Christ as your Savior.” Even during his last days in the hospital, he was faithful in speaking to the nurses about the gospel.

Ed Gapske of Alpena, MI, on August 29, 2008, unexpectedly. He was born in 1955 and raised in Alpena, where he first heard the gospel in 1990 in a tent series conducted by Larry Perkins and Norman Crawford. Ed and his wife Dianne were both won to Christ in the same series, two days apart. He was a faithful brother and enjoyed the activities of the assembly. Serving as an elder, he willingly gave himself to meet the spiritual and practical needs of the testimony. He is survived by his wife Dianne, daughters Angela (Andrew) Robertson and Alicia Garant; sons Christopher (Kathy) Gapske and Adam Garant; and his only grandchild, Laren Robertson. At the funeral, a long time friend recalled memories from their youth. Larry Perkins spoke warmly of his years of association with Ed and spoke clearly in the gospel. Stuart Thompson rehearsed fond memories and spoke later at the graveside. A brother beloved, he is so suddenly gone.

Patrick Gaudet of Hebron, PEI, on October 23, 2008, age 53. He was born in the community of St. Peters and St. Paul in Prince County. In 1981, at the age of 25, he first heard his need of God’s salvation through his cousin who had trusted Christ two years earlier. He only attended a few meetings when he became convicted of his sin and need of Christ. Invited to the annual conference in Kensington, PEI, by the same cousin, Patrick attended with a keen interest. On the return trip, helpless and in deep conviction of sin, he called to God to save him. Through the truth of Romans 10.13, he passed from death unto life. Patrick showed a genuine zeal and hunger for the Word of God and a love for God’s people. A few months later he was baptized and received into fellowship with the saints at Rosebank where he continued until his home-call. He was faithful to all the functions of the assembly and very generous with his time in making repairs to the old hall at Rosebank, as well as working tirelessly in the construction of the present new hall.

Dale Taylor of Taylorside, SK, on November 18, 2008, age 70. Our dear brother was saved at the age of 13. He was later baptized and received into assembly fellowship where he continued faithfully until his passing. He leaves his wife Arlene, two children and their spouses, and six grandchildren for whom prayer is requested. The funeral was shared by Murray Myers and Kent Taylor, with Blair Seale at the graveside.

Jerry W. Lukensmeyer of Hampton, IA, on November 22, 2008, age 83. Jerry was born in 1925 in Hampton, IA, and married to Jean in 1943. Jerry tragically contracted bulbar polio in 1950, which in the end he considered to be the greatest blessing in his life. It was at that time on November 16, 1950, he came to know the Lord Jesus Christ as his personal Savior, having acknowledged to God he was a hell-deserving sinner. The joy of salvation filled his soul, knowing, as the Bible tells us, one can be sure of heaven! Jerry took great joy in worship and the activities and work of the Christians gathered to the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ at Hampton. This fellowship was a very important part of his life, along with his relationship with God and his family. He will be greatly missed.

Brian Weston of Thunder Bay, ON, on November 25, 2008, age 84. Brian was saved at 13 years of age and was in assembly fellowship for 68 years. He was a Sunday school teacher for many years and later became the Superintendent. He served as an elder for 45 years. Brain was faithful and dedicated in all of his service for the Lord and will be greatly missed. He was predeceased by his wife Kathy in 2006, and is survived by a son, Stewart, a daughter, Patricia, and brother-in-law, Sandy Clark of Sault St. Marie. Gary Sharp spoke to the family and to the many friends at the funeral service.

Wm Earl Pears of Orillia, ON, on November 30, 2008, age 79. Born and raised in this city, he was saved at the age of 16 while reading John 3:36 from his mother’s Bible. He served the saints of the Dominion Gospel Hall assembly for many years as a beloved friend and faithful elder. With his wife, Audrey, their home was always open in hospitality to family, friends, and even strangers until they moved to Elim Homes. The funeral was taken by his two sons, Michael and Bradley, as well as Andrew Adams.

Gordon W. Gratias of Vancouver, BC, on December 4, 2008, age 90. Gordon was saved in Seattle at age 12, and in fellowship there first at Roy St., then at West Woodland, which he helped build. After retiring and moving to Vancouver, he was at South Main for several years. Many around the world appreciated the recorded messages available through his cassette ministry, “Truth on Tape.” He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Dorothy, three children, and seven grandchildren. The funeral service was shared by Andy Hale of Seattle and Don Gratias of Grants Pass.

William Spencer of Toronto, ON, on December 6, 2008, age 88. Saved at 18, he later married Lucy (Jeffries), and settled in the Mimico area a few years after the assembly’s inception in 1950. He was soon recognized as an overseer by the assembly, to which he was completely devoted. With his dear wife who predeceased him, his godly life, happy spirit, and care for the saints were exemplary. With a passion for gospel outreach, he encouraged younger men to be so engaged. In the home, he was a devoted father of four girls, Marianne Nicholson (Port Sydney), Joyce Wilson (Shoreacres), Betty Shaw (Collingwood), Donna Dimarco(Milton), with 11 grandchildren, and 17 great grandchildren. For the past few years, with declining health, he made his home in turn with his daughters, and was deeply missed by the Mimico assembly. “Whose faith follow” (Heb 13:7).

Joan Peacock of Vancouver, BC, on December 16th, 2008, age 74. Our dear sister was born again November 5, 1959. She was in happy fellowship at Carleton for almost 40 years and extremely faithful in attending most meetings. She was a very positive, cheerful sister who always had a good word to say about everything. She was predeceased by her husband Bob, and leaves two sons and one daughter. Please pray for her loved-ones, some of whom are still not saved. The service was well attended and the gospel was faithfully and kindly preached by Dave McGaughey.

Mr. William John Millar of Ballymena, N. Ireland, on December 24, 2008, age 84. As a young man cycling to his work every morning in 1955, he had to meet the words at a road end, “Heaven or hell for eternity, which?” This was used of God to give him concern about his soul. Troubled about eternal matters, he went to his father who explained the way of salvation from Exodus 12, resulting in his salvation. In 1956 he was baptized and received into fellowship in Harryville assembly, where he remained a most steady, faithful brother until taking ill. The very large funeral was a token of the respect he had. T. MacNeill spoke words of comfort and gospel at the service in the home, and W. Martin preached the gospel at the graveside, other local brethren helping. Prayer is valued for his dear widow who is in fellowship, and also two sons, neither of whom are saved.

Norma Wessels of Cedar Falls, IA, on December 24, 2008, age 92. She was awakened to her need of salvation at the age of 15 while attending gospel meetings in Coster, when she saw her location on the broad road as illustrated by the Two Roads Chart. Several weeks later, while reading Acts 16:31, she trusted Christ as her Savior. Following the death of her husband in 1984, she moved to Cedar Falls and was received into the assembly here. She was faithful in attendance as well as witnessing through the outreach of a “cookie” ministry in which she touched many young lives who visited her apartment. She is survived by seven children, 25 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren, and nine great-great grandchildren. Her son Duane Wessels, and son-in-law Russ Nesbit shared at the service in the funeral home, with Eric McCullough speaking at the grave.

Mrs. Margaret Turner of Newmarket, ON, on November 29, 2008, age 88. She was predeceased by her husband, William Turner, in June 2007. Of recent years Margaret attended Newmarket Gospel Hall and previously was in fellowship in the Kitchener assembly for 57 years. She accepted Christ as her Savior at age nine through John 3:16. She was patient and content to wait on the Lord and was a great encouragement to many by her cheerful smile, pleasant disposition, and generous hospitality. Margaret was an elder’s wife who was marked by faithfulness and consistency for many years. Her talents were not buried, but were multiplied in the lives of others. She is survived by her four children, Esther, Lois, Philip, Ellen, and their spouses, eight grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. The funeral was taken by Wade Steers, Don Nicholson, and local brethren.

Minnie Bjork of Willmar, MN, on December 31, 2008, age 96. Minnie and her husband, Clifford, were saved in 1953 while Leonard DeBuhr and Herbert Dobson were holding meetings. They were among the number when the assembly first gathered at Willmar. She appreciated the truth of her deliverance and sought to share the gospel with others. She and her husband were very hospitable, and enjoyed going to conferences. She was predeceased by her husband of 63 years in 1997, and her only daughter. Two grandsons survive along with siblings and many other relatives. Robert Orr conducted the funeral service.

Janet Stevenson of Englehart, ON, on January 1, 2009, age 80, after suffering a stroke a week earlier. Our sister will be remembered for her faithfulness to the assembly, to her children, and her many grandchildren. She worked tirelessly to get them under the sound of the gospel. Janet always had a positive, cheerful spirit, even in the face of adversity, and was an encouragement to others. The large gathering of neighbors and family attested to her respect in the community. As her desire would be, the gospel was faithfully proclaimed by Fred Krauss. Truly it could be said of her as the Lord said of Mary, “She hath done what she could.”

Chester Perzan of Manchester, CT, on January 13, age 88, after a long battle with Parkinson disease. He was saved in 1938, and shortly after received into the Hartford assembly. About 50 years ago, he and his wife moved to Manchester where they were in fellowship and he served as an overseer. Local brethren took the service. He was predeceased by his wife and two sons. He is survived by a daughter and three grandchildren, who need our prayers.

Mr. John Henderson of Edenderry, N. Ireland, on January 14, age 83, after a long illness borne with patience and dignity. He was saved in July 1983. Our brother bore a good testimony, and his commitment to the assembly was evidenced in his continuous attendance at the assembly meetings. The large funeral which was conducted by local brethren indicated the high esteem in which he was held. He will be greatly missed by his wife and family, and also the assembly.

Estella Jean Stubbs of Orillia, ON, on January 15, age 94. Saved as a young married woman of 28, she received her assurance of salvation reading 1 John 5:9-12. With her late husband, John, who died in 1992, she was faithful to the assembly testimony and in personal witness to her unsaved relatives. She selected her pallbearers from among her family before her death so that they would have occasion to hear the gospel once more. The gospel message was faithfully preached at her funeral by Doug Stubbs and Andrew Adams. Please pray for the salvation of her family. The only son of our dear late brother Russell Harris from PEI was present to hear the gospel once again. Please pray for him also.

Mrs. Luella McCorkindale of Newbury ON, on January 16, age 89. Luella was adopted from an orphanage by Wm and Cecil Hillman who brought her into a home where the Lord Jesus was loved and His Word read. In November 1933, at age 13, she was saved while reading John 3:16 during a series of gospel meetings conducted by the late John Goodfellow in the Newbury Gospel Hall. On July 7, 1964, she married Norris McCorkindale. She, with her husband, was a help in the assembly and continued faithfully until her health failed and she could no longer get to the meetings. William Metcalf spoke the gospel to a large number at the funeral, and also words of hope and comfort at the graveside. She leaves her husband, one son (Bill) and his wife, not saved, and a daughter (Jean) and her husband, saved and in assembly fellowship in Windsor, ON, and five grandchildren to feel her loss.

Vernice Fetterly of Arnstein, ON, on January 26, age 88. Our dear sister was saved in a series of fruitful gospel meetings in 1932 as a young girl of 12. A few years later she was baptized and received into the assembly. In 1993, she suffered a debilitating stroke. After a stay in the hospital she went to stay at Elim Homes where she received wonderful care. She leaves to mourn her loss, her husband, two sons and their wives, and one granddaughter for whom prayer is requested. David Booth spoke the gospel plainly at the funeral.

Helen Hostynek of Forest Grove, OR, on February 1, age 87, after an extended illness. She was saved in March of 1938 through the preaching of Hector Alves and James Rae, and was for years in assembly fellowship in Forest Grove until unable to attend the meetings because of deteriorating health. She was the youngest of a family of four siblings, all of which, along with the parents, were saved within a month or so period of time. She never married, and is survived only by two nieces and two nephews. Her parents, two older brothers, George and Felix, and older sister Frances preceded her in death.