Reports, Conferences, Home Calls

Change of Address

Albert and May Hull, 66 Saywood Dr., Bible Hill, Truro, NS B2N 6L2. (902) 893-2295. Fax (902) 893-9387.

Bruce Rodgers, 133 Graham Lane, Timmins, ON P4N 7Z5. (705) 268-2730.

Change of Address of Correspondent

Port Sydney, ON, Deer Lake Gospel Hall - Bert French, RR 1, Box H5, Port Sydney, ON POB ILO


Reports – USA

Newington, CT - Bill Seale and Bryan Joyce began a gospel series on November 1, with children's meetings on Friday nights.

Antioch, IA - Fred Krauss and Art Ward planned to begin a gospel series on November 15.

Garnavillo, IA - The believers enjoyed visits from a number of ministering brethren: Jim Smith on October 6, Jim Beattie on October 7 and 8, and Stanley Wells on October 28 and 29, and Ernie Dyck on November 1. The young believers have been continuing weekly meetings in Postville, following up the blessing seen there in September with Tom Baker, who planned to return for more meetings in Spanish at the end of November.

Waterloo, IA - Jim Webb and Roy Weber planned to begin gospel meetings on November 15.

Methuen, MA - Eugene Higgins, David Oliver, and Tom Wright were with the assembly for the monthly meeting on October 11, with a good number gathered from the surrounding assemblies. The ministry was appreciated and encouraging. The assembly also enjoyed Tom Wright's visit on October 15 for ministry and a report of the work in Brazil. The November 8 Bible reading on Psalm 16 was ably led by Bill Oliver.

Watertown, MA - The assembly has resumed their monthly gospel meeting on the first Sunday of each month, with a dinner, and invitations sent out in the area of the hall. On October 4, four strangers attended, and Frank Tornaquindici and David Oliver shared in the gospel. On November 1, four unsaved members of a Christian family were present, and Tom Meekin of N. Ireland preached the gospel. Brother Meekin also gave refreshing ministry while visiting. Please pray for this on-going gospel effort.

Saugus, MA - Tom Wright had appreciated ministry during October, with some house meetings among Brazilians that have been attending the regular gospel meetings. God blessed these efforts in the salvation of a young couple that demonstrate appreciation of God's great gift.

Jackson, MI - On October 25 John Slabaugh began two weeks of very profitable ministry on the tabernacle. The model he used was most helpful to the believers, as the construction was examined, with teaching as to the way the different items picture our Savior and his sacrifice for sin at Calvary.

Kansas City, MO - Robert Orr and Joel Portman had two weeks of gospel meetings in October, with Gary Toombs providing help as well. The audience was attentive, and there was good attendance, but no blessing was seen at the present time.

Midland Park, NJ - Eugene Higgins and David Oliver began in the gospel on November 1, with good attendance from the outset.

Cleveland, OH - Bill Seale and Dan Shutt planned to start gospel meetings on November 29.

Mansfield, OH - The children's meetings this fall were most encouraging. Dan Shutt and Dale Vitale were with the assembly for short visits.

Salem, OR - John Abernethy visited the assembly here and in Forest Grove with appreciated ministry in later October and early November.

Bryn Mawr, PA - David Oliver had four nights of appreciated ministry on assembly truth in September. In October he had a week of children's meetings, helped by young men from Bryn Mawr and neighboring assemblies.

McKeesport, PA - A. J. Higgins and Paul Robinson were with the assembly for practical ministry and a Bible reading on "Leadership in the Assembly and the Home' on November 7.

Arlington, WA - Jim Currie was with the assembly for ministry on angels during the first week in November. The Lord was magnified, glorified, and exalted as the believers learned during these most interesting meetings.

Lynden, WA - The assembly greatly enjoyed the ministry of Gordon Williams nightly during the last week in October.

Marysville, WA - The believers appreciated the visit of Hans Bouwman on October 25, with ministry to encourage and help.

Blue River, WI - Allan Christopherson and Art Ward were with the assembly for the Saturday night gospel meeting at the end of October, with blessing in salvation reported.

Egg Harbor, WI - Jerry Jennings began gospel meetings on November 1, with help from Art Ward during the first week.

Reports – Canada

Calgary, AB - Bryan Funston had two nights of ministry at West Hillhurst Gospel Hall following the Edmonton conference.

Edmonton, AB - A nice spirit prevailed throughout the conference and the believers were blessed by the ministry. Ed Doherty, Bryan Funston, Jim Hanna, James Ronald, Jr., Jim Webb, Gordon Williams, and Ross Vanstone gave help in the ministry and the gospel.

Surrey, BC - Gordon Williams visited the Fleetwood assembly with helpful ministry during early November.

Vancouver, BC - The fall conference was a time of spiritual profit and blessing in salvation. Ten of the Lord's servants gave help. William Skates and Eric McCullough continued in November in well-attended gospel meetings in Fairview, with the Lord blessing in salvation. They shared the monthly ministry meeting in Carlton on Nov. 1, and William Skates spoke at the November 7 missionary meeting in Victoria Drive.

English Point, LB - Bill Bingham and Alex Dryburgh were with the assembly for ministry on October 21. The believers were helped.

L'anse au Loup, LB - The conference in mid-October was a particular encouragement to the believers because of the good numbers and the challenging, helpful ministry. Large numbers of unsaved attended nightly to hear the gospel. Alex Dryburgh and Bill Bingham gave appreciated ministry on their visit on October 22.

Sussex, NB - The believers enjoyed four weeks of gospel meetings with Tom Meekin and Albert Hull. There were 4000 Seed Sowers' texts distributed, and the gospel was faithfully preached.

Corner Brook, NF - During October, the assembly profited from the visits in ministry of Alex Dryburgh, Gaius Goff, and Ken Turkington.

Flowers Cover, NF - Alex Dryburgh and Wallace Buckle began a gospel series on October 25.

Gander, NF - Gaius Goff visited for two nights of profitable ministry on October 28 and 29, which greatly encouraged the assembly. Norman Crawford and Jonathan Procopio planned to begin gospel meetings on November 15.

St. John's, NF - The conference on the November 1 weekend was larger than usual, with six of the Lord's servants ministering profitably, and the assembly was helped.

Blues Mills, NS - Albert Hull planned to be with the assembly for a week of ministry on 'Vessels of the Tabernacle,' from November 16 - 20.

River Hebert, NS - The assembly appreciated a visit from Gaius Goff for ministry on October 8, with believers from six assemblies attending.

Sydney Mines, NS - The Cape Breton conference was larger than usual this year, with approximately 400 attending. A spirit of unity was evident. God's word in ministry and the gospel was capably presented.

Truro, NS - James McClelland and Samuel Ussher finished a series of gospel meetings on November 13, with encouragement in salvation, and steady interest throughout. This was a cheer to the small assembly. Albert Hull and David Oliver were also with them for November 7 and 8, with ministry on Discipleship.

London, ON - Harold Paisley held three weeks of well-attended gospel meetings in October. The assembly was encouraged by the faithful preaching of the gospel and in seeing God work in salvation. The conference in November was excellent, with the hall well filled. Twelve of the Lord's servants shared in the profitable ministry. The believers rejoiced further in the salvation of a young woman after the last gospel meeting.

Niagara Falls, ON - The October conference was excellent, with 12 of the Lord's servants present to minister. God further blessed in the salvation of a young boy at the close of the gospel meeting Sunday evening.

Sarnia, ON - Jim Smith and William Aiken began gospel meetings on October 25. A large number of the children of the Christians attend, with interest expressed from the first evening.

St. Thomas, ON - During September and October, the assembly was privileged to have visits from Ed Doherty, Jack Nesbitt, Joel Portman, Murray Poidevin, and Norman Mellish. Fourteen brethren were present to give help in ministry at the profitable conference.

Sudbury, ON - In August and September the assembly enjoyed ministry given by Arnold Adams, Ken Moore, and Tim Walker.

Mervin, SK - The conference over Canadian Thanksgiving was a time of encouragement, with ministry shared by Bryan Funston, James Ronald, Jr., Jim Webb, and local brethren. Bryan Funston remained for two nights of ministry before also going to Paradise Valley for two nights.

Reports – Foreign

Eire - J. Thompson and J. Kells began gospel meetings in November in the border town of Monaghan.

Northern Ireland - The Lurgan Bible readings, October 10 - 15, on I Timothy, were generally thought to be very good, with practical and helpful ministry. The assembly in Tassagh was encouraged by attendance during the visit of Robert Surgenor during the week of October 18. Brother Surgenor and David Gilliland have been encouraged by the response from local people during the gospel series in Kells. Gospel series ongoing in November include: W. Fenton and M. McKillen in Macosquin; R. McKeown and C. Law in Ballymoney; Jim Allen and Robert McIlwaine in Buckna; J. Lennox and B. Currie in Ballyhay; J. Hutchinson and A. Aiken in Ballymacashon; J. Martin and J. Rodgers in Drumnahare; Danny Ussher and Crawford Brown in Dungiven; B. Glendinining and B. Millar in Birches Gospel Hall, Co. Armagh; T. McNeill and M. Campbell in the village of Tynan, Co. Armagh; G. Stewart and S. Patterson in Enniskillen; S. Ferguson and W. Boyd in Newmills; D. Kane and T. Meekin (Burnside) in Shankill Rd. Gospel Hall, Belfast.

Orkney Islands - David Richards of Wales visited the assemblies throughout the islands for ministry and help in the gospel.

Shetland Isles - Frank Lonney of Wales had children's meetings at Olloberry, with good attendance.


DeLand, FL - February 6 and 7, with prayer meeting on Friday at 7:00. All meetings in the Gospel Hall, 109 E. Rosehill Ave. Saturday and Sunday meetings at 10:30, 2:00, 3:30, and 7:00. Breaking of Bread at 10:30. Bible Readings on "The Glories of our Lord Jesus Christ." For information and accommodations please contact Fred King, (904) 943-4000. Hall (904) 736-1009.

Tampa, FL - February 13 and 14, with prayer meeting on Friday at 7:30. All meetings in the Gospel Hall, 12704 Marjory Ave., Tampa, FL. Meetings on Saturday at 10:30, 2:30, and 7. Breaking of Bread at 10:00. Corr. Oronzo Dalfino, (813) 265-2757. Gospel Hall (813) 932-9530.

Home Calls

Calgary, AB - Marjorie Moon passed into the presence of her Lord on June 29. Having been saved as a young girl in Manitoba, she lived a life of faithfulness, consistency, and hospitality. She and her husband Ernest moved to Roseisle, MB, where they were in fellowship for many years. All will miss her prayers and cheerful disposition. She leaves her husband, children, and their families, including 30 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren, most of whom have also accepted her Savior.

Watertown, MA - Mrs. Helen (White) Hill age 96, on September 28. Our beloved sister was saved in 1930 during meetings conducted by Sam McEwen. Although her first husband was not saved until very shortly before his death in 1970, she raised her four sons and three daughters for the Lord. She was instrumental in seeing them and others in her family saved. A woman of convictions, she was a godly and consistent member of the Mt. Auburn (Watertown) assembly for many years. In 1971, she married William Hill, a godly elder in the assembly. She moved to the Longport Home in 1993. Her funeral service was taken by Frank Tornaquindici.

Watertown, MA - Mrs. Mildred Stevenson, age 98, on October 1. Our dear sister was saved at the age of 12, and was received into fellowship two years later in the old Cliff St. assembly in Boston (now Mt. Auburn, Watertown). She and her husband, who predeceased her in 1984, were a beloved and faithful couple, whose home was always opened to the Lord's people. Mrs. Stevenson consistently attended the assembly meetings until her illness in 1986 confined her to a nursing home. She leaves three daughters, eight grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren and three great, great-grandchildren.

Lindsay, ON - Roger (Rod) Crarey, age 90, on October 11. Saved in 1936, Rod was later baptized and received into fellowship in the Victoria Rd. Assembly. He was a faithful elder there and then later in Milton, until he and his wife retired to Lindsay in 1975. Rod was a true shepherd and help in the assembly until his homecall. He is survived by his wife Stella. A large number attended the funeral, which was shared by G. P. Taylor, Ernie Dellandrea, and Timothy Kember.

Longport, NJ - Mabel G. Leonard, age 90, on October 19. Our dear sister was saved in 1928 in Waterville, CT, during meetings held by Charles Keller. A legal secretary, Mabel and her sister Edith carried on an extensive ministry to children in their hometown of Wolcott, CT. Mabel was a faithful member of the Terryville assembly for many years, until going to the Gospel Hall Home in Longport. She leaves three nephews and one niece. Her funeral was taken by Eugene Higgins.

Berwick, NS - Leland W. Potter, age 80, on October 30. Our beloved brother was released from a worn body into the presence of His Lord whom he loved and served for well over fifty years. Leland, along with his wife Jerusha, was held in high esteem in the small community in which he lived, and maintained a godly, consistent testimony. Their home was a place of refreshment for believers over the years, and our brother will be greatly missed. He had a true shepherd's heart, praying faithfully for the Lord's people, and visiting those in need. He leaves his wife, two sons, one daughter, and their spouses, all saved, and ten grandchildren. More than 350 gathered at the large funeral, which was shared by James McClelland and Albert Hull.