Reports, Conferences, Home Calls

Change of Address of Correspondent

Waukesha, WI - Cory Peppler, 1026 S. Grandview Blvd., Waukesha, WI 53188. (414) 549-2386.

Sussex, NB - David Beckett, 1019 Waterford Rd., Waterford, NB, E4E SC2. (506) 433-4766.

Change of Time

Wallaceburg, ON - Wednesday night meeting, 7:30-8:30 PM.


Reports - USA

Lovejoy, CO - William Skates and Robert Orr started tent meetings on August 10, following a summer distribution of Seed Sewers.

Newington, CT - During July, the believers enjoyed the visits of Ron Watterson, reporting on the work in Brazil, and Tom Baker, reporting on the work in Los Angeles. On August 4, David Oliver was with the assembly with helpful ministry.

Garnavillo, IA - William Skates and Robert Orr completed three weeks of tent meetings in July. On July 30, Neal Thomson was with the assembly for a night of edifying ministry and an informative report of the work in Venezuela. Children's meetings began on August 2, with Marvin Derksen expecting to be present for the final three meetings of the series.

Manchester, IA - The assembly enjoyed the visit of Neal Thomson on July 26. Brother Thomson also visited Cedar Rapids, Marion, and Cedar Falls, reporting on the work in Venezuela, before leaving to return to Venezuela.

Byfield, MA - At the end of July, the Christians were encouraged by the visit of Ronnie Watterson, reporting on Brazil, and Stanley Wells ministering.

Cambridge, MA - The believers appreciated visits from Stanley Wells and Frank Tornaquindici during July, for help in ministry and the gospel.

Methuen, MA - The assembly enjoyed Tom Baker's report of the work in Los Angeles on August 4, and visits from Ronnie Watterson and Stanley Wells at the end of July. Please pray for a gospel series scheduled to begin on September 20, D.V., with Eugene Higgins and David Oliver, as well as for the Seed Sowers distribution to precede that work.

Saugus, MA - Tom Baker was with the assembly for the Sunday School picnic on August 1, and for ministry during the first two weeks in August, with a report of the work in Los Angeles on July 30. On July 21, Ron Watterson visited for ministry and a report on Brazil; on July 23, Stan Wells visited for ministry; and on Lord's Day, July 26, both brethren shared an afternoon ministry meeting.

Watertown, MA - During July and early August, the believers appreciated the visits of Ronnie Watterson, Stanley Wells, and Tom Baker.

Augusta, ME - Eugene Higgins and Bryan Joyce began tent meetings on August 3 on a lot near the hall. They were encouraged by the positive attention the meetings received in the community.

Battle Creek, MI - Norman Crawford and John Slabaugh began gospel meetings on July 26.

Saginaw, MI - William Lavery visited on July 26, 30, and 31, in combined ministry and gospel meetings. He and Norman Crawford ministered at the all-day meeting on August 2, to the appreciation and encouragement of all those who attended.

Detroit, MI - Dates and subjects for the bimonthly Bible Readings in Stark Road for next season, D.V., will be as follows: November 21, "The Rapture and judgment Seat of Christ;' January 16, 'The Tribulation Period;" and March 20, 'The Millennial Reign of Christ."

Langdon, ND - Gaius Goff and Roy Weber began tent meetings July 29 on the same lot they had last year.

Burwell, NE - The salvation of a woman following the closing of the tent meetings in early July was a real encouragement to the Christians.

Midland Park, NJ - Please pray for gospel meetings scheduled to begin at the beginning of November with Eugene Higgins and David Oliver, D.V.

Pennsauken, NJ - The tent meetings with Tom Baker and Eugene Higgins closed at the end of July, with the Lord continuing to bless in salvation throughout the well-attended series. Follow-up Bible readings with the new converts, led by Don Draper and A J. Higgins, have been a real encouragement.

East Aurora, NY - Please pray for gospel meetings planned to start on September 13, D.V., with Joel Portman and Roy Weber.

Akron, OH - Jack Nesbitt and Robert Surgenor visited in June, and Gary Sharp visited on August 1 and 2. These visits were marked by helpful and encouraging ministry.

Indiana, PA - Bill Seale and Gary Sharp had tent meetings during July and August, with the Lord blessing in salvation and the believers encouraged.

McKeesport, PA - David Oliver, with help from local believers, had two weeks of children's meetings in July. The assembly was encouraged by the good attendance. David Petterson was with the assembly on Lord's Day, July 19, when a young sister was baptized. A number of parents contacted during the children's meetings attended the baptism.

Rapid City, SD - Allan Christopherson hopes to return in September, D.V., to follow up the encouraging tent meetings that closed in July.

Edmund WI - Art Ward and Jim Frazier started tent meetings in July, with some encouragement in the interest shown.

Waukesha, WI - The assembly appreciated ministry from Walter Gustafson in July and were encouraged in a young man obeying the Lord in baptism.

Keyser, WV - Joel Portman and Bob Surgenor ended a gospel series on July 31.

Matoaca, VA - The believers were cheered and encouraged by the visit of David Oliver and Jonathan Procopio for a baptism on August 9, followed by a week of gospel meetings.

Reports – Canada

Langley, BC - Tent meetings with Bryan Funston and Dave Richards closed on July 26, with the Lord blessing both in good attendance and in salvation. A number of young men helped out in the children's work during the first two weeks of the series.

Port Alberni, BC - On July 19, the Christians were cheered by the baptism of a young sister who had been saved earlier this year.

Westbank, BC - The believers were encouraged by good numbers and challenging ministry at the conference in August, with ministry shared by Jim Currie, Bryan Funston, Eric Parmenter, Dave Richards, and Jim Webb. Dave Richards gave an account of the work in Russia as well.

L'anse au Loup, LB - The assembly was happy to have Bert Joyce visit on July 26. The believers from Red Bay and English Point joined the assembly for the afternoon meeting and all were helped by the ministry.

Red Bay, LB - Bryan Joyce's visit for a Lord's day in July was a help and blessing to the assembly.

Gander, NF - The visit of Bert Joyce on the weekend of July 12 was greatly appreciated by the believers.

Templeman, NF - Walter Gustafson and Bryan Joyce expected to begin two weeks of gospel meetings on September 7, and would appreciate prayer for this effort.

River Hebert, NS - The assembly appreciated a visit from Doug Howard on July 19. On July 30 seven assemblies were represented to hear Ron Watterson tell of the work of the Lord being done in Brazil.

Arnstein, ON - Please pray for gospel meetings scheduled to begin immediately following the conference in September, D.V., with Norman Crawford and Brian Crawford.

Barrie, ON - Eugene Badgley visited with ministry during July. His visit was much appreciated by the small assembly.

Chapman Valley, ON - The assembly enjoyed the visit of Harold Paisley for ministry and gospel during the summer, as well as the encouraging presence of many visitors during July.

Parry Sound, ON - The visits of Eugene Badgley, Ken Moore, and Harold Paisley for ministry and gospel preaching during July were encouraging. The baptism of five believers in Georgian Bay was a further cheer to the believers.

Grand Bend, ON - Three weeks of tent meetings and a concurrent week of children's meetings in July with John Dennison and Shad Kember, Jr. were greatly appreciated by the assembly here and by the Christians from surrounding assemblies. The Lord blessed in the salvation of a young man.

London, ON - Please pray for a gospel series scheduled to begin on October 1 1, D.V., with Harold Paisley.

Midland, ON - Please pray for gospel meetings scheduled to begin in September, D.V., with Murray Pratt and Larry Steers.

Sarnia, ON - We apologize for the error in the July issue, where the report of the meeting for the opening of the new hall was incorrectly included in the St. Thomas news item.

Sudbury, ON - During June and July, the believers appreciated visits from Alex Dryburgh and David Booth, who gave a missionary report on the work in Russia. In July, Peter Simms and Larry Steers ended three weeks of tent meetings, with unsaved in nightly.

Thunder Bay, ON - Robert Boyle visited the assembly during August, with faithful ministry that was a help to the believers.

Windsor, ON - In August, the assembly was encouraged by the reception of a young man.

Reports – Forign

Armagh, NI - Albert McShane and David Gilliland had a gospel series close to the city during August. There were a number of other gospel tent efforts during August in Dromore (N.Coulter and N.Tinsley), Crossgar (B. Glendenning and R. Fairley), and Portadown (E. McCullough and A. Davidson).

Coleraine, NI - The Lord blessed richly in salvation during a tent series in July with Harold Paisley, to the great encouragement of the believers.

Bushmills, Co. Antrim, NI - The assembly had their annual two weeks of Bible Readings during July, on Titus and Jude, conducted by David Kane. Between 400 and 500 attended nightly, and the gospel was preached in the open air each morning. The readings were considered very interesting and most profitable.


Sussex, NB - October 3 and 4, with prayer meeting on Friday at 7:30 in the Gospel Hall, Hynes Corner. All other meetings in the Sussex Regional High School, Leonard Dr. Saturday, ministry at 10:00 and 2:00, gospel at 7:00. Breaking of Bread 10:00, ministry at 2:00, and gospel at 7:00. Corr. David Beckett, (506) 433-4766. For accommodations, please call Don McLean (506) 847-9010.

Lindsay, ON - One-day conference on October 4. Bible reading 9:15, Breaking of Bread 10:30, ministry 2:00, and gospel at 7:00. Breakfast will be served at 8:30. All meetings in the Gospel Hall, 5 Howard Ave., Lindsay, ON. Corr. Craig Foreshew, R.R. 3, Woodville, ON, KOM 2TO. (705) 374-4407.

LaCrosse, WI - October 10 and 11, with prayer meeting on Friday at 7:30 in the Gospel Hall, 1928 George St. All other meetings in the Logan Middle School, 1450 Avon St. Saturday, ministry at 10:00, Lord's Day, Bible Reading at 9:00 ('Christ's ascension, exaltation, and the place He now holds, from Phil 2:5-9, Heb. 10:12, and Eph. 1:20-23). Breaking of Bread at 10:30. Corr. David L. Hardie, 708 Ilth Ave. S., Onalaska, WI. (608) 783-4067. School (608) 789-7755.

Victoria Drive, Vancouver, BC - October 10, 11, and 12, with prayer meeting on Friday at 8:00, Breaking of Bread 9:30 on Lord's Day, and ministry meeting on Monday at 7 PM will be in the Victoria Dr. Gospel Hall (4659 Victoria Dr.). All other meetings at the Burnaby South Secondary School, 5455 Rumble St., Burnaby. Bible readings at 10:00 on Saturday and Monday will be on the Sermon on the Mount, Matthew 5: I26, 6: 1-24.. Corr. Philip Broadhead, 17431-101 Ave., Surrey, BC, V4N 4L7. (604) 581-8155.

Baldwin, KS - October 11 at the Coal Creek Gospel Hall, 1718 N. 466 Rd. (1 1/2 M. North of US 56 on #1055). Breaking of Bread at 9:30, Bible reading Ruth 3. Corr. D. Olmstead, 1702 N. 466 Rd., Baldwin, KS 660067242, Phone (785) 594-6628.

Blue River, WI - October 17 and 18, with prayer meeting on Friday at 8:00 with supper served at 5:30. For those who arrive early. Meetings will be in the St. john's Gymnasium in Muscoda, 6 miles east of Blue River. Ministry 10:00 and 2:00; Lord's Day Bible Reading at 9:00 on Leviticus 1. Breaking of Bread at 10:30. Corr. James C. Frazier, 15513 Richwood Estates Lane, Blue River, WI 53518. (608) 537-2977.

L’ance au Loup, LB - October 16, 17, and 18, with prayer meeting on Thursday at 7:30. Ministry on Friday at 10:30 and 2:30, gospel at 7:30. Bible reading Saturday at 10:30 (1 Peter 1). Breaking of Bread 10:00 Following the conference there will be a gospel meeting on Monday in Red Bay at 7:30, with refreshments following. Corr. Francis Barney, (709) 927-5696, or Edward Barney, Jr. (709) 927-5535.

Niagara Falls, ON - October 17 and 18, with prayer meeting on Friday at 7:30 in the Oakwood Gospel Hall at Adams and Hawkins Sts. Bible Reading on Saturday and Lord's Day at 1:30, on the Holy Spirit. Breaking of Bread at 9:30. Corr. William Smith, 7467 Merritt Ave., Niagara Falls, ON, L2G 5C3. (905) 354-8272. Gospel Hall (905) 358-0377.

Terryville, CT - October 17 and 18 with prayer meeting on Friday at 7:30 in the Gospel Hall, 36 North Main St. All other meetings in the Harry S. Fisher School on North Main St., 1/8 mile north of the Hall. Breaking of Bread 10:00. For more information contact: J. Batterton (860) 496-0927; W. Batterton (203) 755-7621; S. Morin (203) 597-1139 or J. Rosania (203) 733-4372.

Waiiaceburg, ON - One-day conference, October 25. Breaking of Bread 10:30, Sunday School at 1:15, ministry at 2:45, and gospel meeting at 7:30. All meetings in the Gospel Hall, corner of Gillard and Minnie Streets. Corr. Clarence Kerr. For information or accommodations contact Charles Workman (519) 627-8743. Hall phone, (519) 627-7637.

London, ON, Highbury Ave. Gospel Hall - November 7 and 8, with prayer meeting on Friday at 8:00. All meetings in the Gospel Hall, 1196 Highbury Ave. Sat. ministry begins at 10:30. Breaking of Bread at 9:30. Corr. Hugh R. Garnham, 843 Dalkeith Cres., London, ON, N5X lS5. (519) 433-1825. Hall (519) 451-8233.

Alpena, AR - Annual Bible Readings, November 7 and 8 in the Gospel Hall, corner of Briggs and Lane, Alpena, AR. The subject is the book of Ruth. The first meeting is Saturday at 2:00. Corr. Al Shutt, RR 1, Box 274A, Hindsville, AR. (501) 789-5707.

Newington, CT - The assembly (formerly Charter Oak, Hartford) will hold a one day conference on our old date, November 22nd, Lord's Day only. Breaking of Bread at 9:45, Ministry at 2:00 and Gospel at 6:30. Brethren walking in and teaching the 'old paths' are welcomed to minister as the Lord leads. Corr. Matthew J. Brescia, 81 Cobblestone Way, Windsor, CT 06095. Tel. (860) 688-2388. Gospel Hall (860) 666-4342.

Home Calls

Goodwood, ON - Robert Wayne Snooks, age 50, on August 4. After a two-year battle with cancer, our dear brother was called home to enter into the joy of his Lord. Born in Halifax, Wayne moved to Toronto in 1951. He worked as a respected police officer at the former Metro Force, and then York Region, and since 1995 had operated their Crime Stoppers Program. The gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ reached him in 1976, and after his salvation, he went on faithfully, first in the West Hill assembly, then in Goodwood. He was always helpful in the Sunday School and in children's meetings, and in recent years was a faithful overseer in the assembly in Goodwood, where he will be greatly missed. He leaves his wife Susan, six children, and their families. George Telfer, Lorne Langfeld, and Jim Beattie shared in his funeral.