Vancouver: Five young brethren from the Victoria Drive Gospel Hall held online gospel meetings Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from June 15 to July 10. The Victoria Drive assembly also appreciated ministry from Shawn St. Clair via Zoom on June 18, and a word in the gospel from David Richards on June 21.
Westbank: The assembly purposes to have Stephen Grant and Jack Hay for online ministry August 1-2 in place of their annual conference that was cancelled due to COVID-19.
Glen Ewen: Caleb Simonyi-Gindele continued hosting a “Refuge Series” of Sunday afternoon ministry meetings provided online in a webinar format. On May 10, Bill Seale spoke on “The Plans of God.” For May 17, Craig Munro focused on “The Seven Sabbaths in Luke’s Gospel.” Dan Rudge considered “The Riches of the Poor in Spirit” on May 24. Sandy Higgins ministered on May 31 concerning “The Man Who Found No Refuge.” On June 7, Marcus Cain spoke on “The Lord’s Throne Is in Heaven.” Alastair Sinclair (UK) looked at “A Throne That Was Set in Heaven” on June 14.
Sussex: The assembly commenced one week of gospel meetings with Murray McCandless and Jonathan Procopio on July 6.
Halifax: Matthew Cain, with the help of local believers and Tim Burton (Summerside, PE), held one week of online Treasure Seekers June 29-July 3.
Newington: The assembly held online gospel meetings June 14-28 with Eugene Higgins.
Deckerville: The assembly was encouraged in June by a young brother who obeyed the Lord in baptism.
Livingston: The assembly held online gospel meetings May 31-June 12 with Eugene Higgins and David Zuidema (Midland Park, NJ).
Midland Park: The assembly invited Peter Ramsay, David Petterson and Dan Shutt to give online gospel messages June 21, 28, and July 5, respectively.
Hatboro: The assembly held online gospel meetings June 14-28 with Brandon Doll and Brody Thibodeau. They also conducted online children’s meetings June 22-26 in the mornings with Brandon Doll. To view the recorded meetings, visit https://www.hatborogospelhall.com/events
Chihuahua: The assembly held a drive-in gospel meeting in the hall’s parking lot in June. They invited those from the neighbourhood to attend, and were encouraged that some came.
Guasave: Meetings continue on Zoom with believers attending from El Vergel and Parral in the state of Chihuahua, as well as some from La Paz, Baja California Sur. Saturday evening meetings especially for the youth are well attended, with Marcus Cain, Harrys Rodríguez, Paul Thiessen, Gilberto Torrens and Tim Woodford helping in June.
Some of the local believers have lost direct family members due to COVID-19, and your prayers are appreciated for God’s preserving care at this time.
Nezahualcóyotl: The assembly enjoyed ministry from Duncan Beckett and Andrew Gómez (Iguala, Mexico) in June. Some of the believers’ families have also been affected by the loss of loved ones to COVID-19.
Note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a complete list of cancellations is available at https://truthandtidings.com/resources/conferences/
Westbank, BC – July 31-August 2 (cancelled)
Fort McMurray, AB – September 4-6 (cancelled)
Beetown, WI – September 7 (cancelled)
Hardwick, VT – September 12-13 (cancelled)
Joliet, IL – September 26-27 (cancelled)
Manchester, IA – September 26-27 (cancelled)
October 12, 2020 (tentative, Canadian Thanksgiving) in the Faith Fellowship Baptist Church, 4 Willowdale Crescent. Ministry 10am and 1:30-5:30pm. Corr: Richard Hanna, Tel: 204-729-9140; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Conferences Previously Published:
Kansas City, MO – September 5-6 (cancelled)
Cape Breton, NS – October 10-11 (cancelled)
Rachel Brooks of Fredericton, NB, on March 3, 2020, age 92. She was saved in 1951 at the age of 24 and was received into assembly fellowship in Fredericton after she and her first husband, Shirley Morgan, moved there with their young family from Dorn Ridge, NB. For many years, Rachel and her second husband, Irvine Brooks, were faithful members of the Fredericton assembly. She was predeceased by her first husband Shirley Morgan; her second husband Irvine Brooks; her son Albert Morgan; her sisters Willet Mowry, Bev Morgan, Pearle, Lucy and Annie Haines; and brothers Arthur, Vincent, Alonzo, and Lester Haines. She is survived by daughter Deborah (Larry) Follett of Saint John, NB; sons Stephen Morgan of Calgary, AB; Ron (Darlene) Morgan of Cambridge, ON; Ian (Terri) Morgan of Michigan; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and her sister Marjorie Mowry. The funeral service was shared by Ron Morgan and Gordon Mowry.
Reg Brewer of Fredericton, NB, on April 11, 2020, age 92. He was saved in 1952 at age 25 through tent meetings near his home. Reg was in the Fredericton assembly for over 65 years and was a respected elder. He was a gentle brother with a care for both young and old among the flock. A respected carpenter by trade, Reg excelled in building up and encouraging the Lord’s people. He had a strong appreciation of New Testament church principles and loved the little assembly that he was a part of. His presence and wise counsel will be sorely missed. Reg was predeceased by his wife, Elaine, and his infant daughter, Cheryl Ann. He is survived by his children Nickey Grace (Stephen) Wallace, Freddie (Pam) Brewer, and Gloria (David) Foster; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. The funeral service was shared by Bob Stairs, Troy Wallace, Rob Griffin and Murray McCandless.
Raeburn Drummond MacDougall of Ottawa, ON on February 2, 2020, age 75. He was born in Talara, Peru, but raised in Miami, FL. After moving to Newfoundland for university, Raeburn attended his first gospel meeting on November 2,1969 during the St. John’s Gospel Hall conference. He was saved during the preaching of Vernon Markle. In 1971, Raeburn married Lillian Barbour and in 1976, they moved to Ottawa where he worked for Health Canada. He was an esteemed elder in the North River Road Gospel Hall and had a great love for the Lord Jesus, the assembly and His people. Raeburn and Lillian had a profound impact on the stability and growth of the assembly. Raeburn leaves behind his wife Lillian of 48 years, children Raeburn (Giang) MacDougall and Beth Anne (John) Bell, and four grandchildren. The large funeral was shared by Ken Kember, Steve Barbour, David Patterson, and Gaius Goff.
George Naber of Stout, IA, on June 22, 2020, age 82. He was saved January 4, 1951, while reading John 3:15, “that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have eternal life.” George was later baptized and received into the Stout assembly, where he faithfully continued with his wife Dorothy until recent years when he became incapacitated by a stroke, spending his last days on earth as a resident of the Elizabeth E. Martin Health Center in Cedar Falls. In spite of his illness, he displayed a positive attitude and maintained a cheerful spirit. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, two sons (Kendall and Terry), and one sister (Audrey Schoeman). Mike Van Mill and Russ Nesbit shared the service in the Stout Hall, with Gary DeGroote speaking at the graveside.