Reports, Conferences, Home Calls

Change of Correspondent

Salem, OR - Philip Howard, 410 S.E. Alexander Ave., Corvallis, OR 97333-1935, (541) 757-7829.

Clementsvale, NS - Lionel Cress, RR #1, Clementsvale, Annapolis Co., NS, BOS 1GO. (902) 467-3115.

Gore Bay, ON - Frank McAndry, General Delivery, Providence Bay, ON, P0P 1T0. (705) 377-4970.

Reports – USA

Alpena, AR - On June 6, the assembly baptized a brother who had been saved earlier in the year during gospel meetings in Rolla, MO, with Mark VanDerHart and Joel Portman.

Sunnyslope, AZ - On May 5 the believers had a baptism, when a young man brought up in the Sunday School was baptized. He had moved from the district, but later was saved, and returned to the assembly with a desire to obey the Lord. He is concerned for his family, who all attended the baptism and heard a solemn gospel message.

Palm Springs, CA - Willie McVey and Adam Thropay, Jr. were present for the monthly meeting on May 15.

Tampa, FL - The assembly appreciated visits during six consecutive weeks in April and May from James Paterson and John MacDonald of Scotland. Their ministry was very practical and encouraging. They also enjoyed practical ministry given by James Flannagan of Ireland.

Arlington, IA - Robert Orr and Al Christopherson began tent meetings on June 6.

Parkersburg, IA - Please pray for a series of tent meetings planned to begin on July 11, DV., with Eric McCullough and Bill Bingham.

New Lenox, IL - The May conference was marked by the leading of the Spirit as help was given by Norman Crawford, Walter Gustafson, Murray McCandless, Eric McCullough, Dan Shutt, William Skates, John Slabaugh, and Ross Vanstone. A woman in her early 20’s was saved after the Saturday evening gospel meeting, to the glory of God and the encouragement of the saints.

Byfield, MA - The believers were encouraged with the attendance and the varied and thought-provoking ministry at the conference at the end of May. Larry Buote, Walter Gustafson, Eugene Higgins, Bryan Joyce, Jim Smith, Ken Taylor, and Frank Tornaquindici gave help. The assembly also greatly appreciated the visit of Harold Paisley for ministry on June 9.

Methuen, MA - The Christians appreciated a visit from Bill Lavery for ministry during the week of June 7-11.

Saugus, MA - Jim Smith was with the assembly in the gospel meeting on May 23, and Walter Gustafson on May 30. Jim Allen was with the assembly for a night of ministry on June 2, prior to the Bible reading conference. The weekend of readings was most profitable, and the good number that attended enjoyed warm fellowship and helpful insights into I John. Nine of the Lord’s servants were with them, and Harold Paisley remained for three nights of practical and beneficial ministry on assembly truths on June 8,10, and 11.

Watertown, MA - On May 23 the assembly held its first gospel dinner meeting since completing renovations on the hall. The believers were encouraged to have five visitors attend as the result of personal invitations and the distribution of Seed Sowers. Jim Smith was with them for the occasion, and remained for four nights of helpful and much-appreciated ministry on the furniture of the tabernacle, using his charts.

Worcester, MA - The assembly appreciated short but profitable visits by Larry Buote for three nights in May, and Ken Taylor on June 1.

Battle Creek, MI - John Slabaugh and Dan Shutt began gospel meetings on May 17.

Saginaw, MI - William Metcalf and Dan Shutt gave encouraging ministry at the all-day meeting on June 6.

Burwell, NE - Roy Weber and Joel Portman began tent meetings on June 6.

Akron, OH - The assembly appreciated a visit from Jim Currie in May, with ministry and a report of the work in Japan.

Mansfield, OH - Please pray for gospel meetings scheduled to start on July 11, with Robert Surgenor and Larry Steers.

Grant Pass, OR - The conference at the end of May was a time of encouragement for the small assembly. Seven brethren gave help in ministry and the gospel. John Abernethy and Stan Wells led the Bible readings in iCorinthians 15.

Forest Grove, OR - Gospel meetings during the spring with Roy Weber and John Fitzpatrick saw the good hand of God in salvation. More than 7000 Seed Sowers were distributed with a good response.

Rapid City, SD - Al Christopherson and local Iowa brethren planned to begin in the gospel on July 1.

Brodhead, WI - Robert Orr visited the assembly the weekend of May 30.

Reports - Canada

Calgary, AB - More than 200 believers gathered for the May conference, with helpful ministry given by eight brethren: Bryan Funston, Gaius Goff, Steve Kember, Fred Krauss, Willie McVey, James Ronald, Jr., Cap Van de Wetering, and Gordon Williams. Jim Allen was with the assembly for one night of ministry prior to the conference.

Edmonton, AB - During May, the assembly at Connor’s Hill appreciated three nights of ministry by Jim Allen, as well as visits from Fred Krauss and Noel Burden.

Grande Prairie, AB - Jim Allen spent May 16 weekend with the new assembly and had an encouraging visit.

Vancouver, BC - Jim Allen had nine nights of profitable meetings in early May in West Richmond. The South Main St. assembly enjoyed the baptism of a young sister on May 30, with Bryan Funston with them for the happy occasion. In Victoria Drive, A.J. Higgins took up "Family Life" themes in well-attended meetings from May 13-16.

Atholville, NB - Gerard Roy and Leslie Wells began gospel meetings on May 27. With help from brethren in Tracadie and Shediac, surrounding villages were all visited with invitations, and there was some response in attendance .

Green River, NB - The annual conference was well attended, and the ministry was profitable, practical, and searching.

Gander, NF - During May, the assembly enjoyed visits from Marvin Derksen, Bryan Joyce, and Wallace Buckle. A tent series is planned to begin on July 4, DV., with Bert Joyce and Marvin Derksen, and Bryan Joyce plans children’s meetings in the tent for two weeks commencing July 12.

Gander Bay, NF - The Christians were encouraged with the conference in May. Six of the Lord’s servants were there to help, and a good number of unsaved were out under the sound of God’s Word. The believers also appreciated a visit from Marvin Derksen on May 5-7 for ministry.

Rocky Harbour, NF - The assembly appreciated two and a half weeks of gospel meetings with David Hunt and David Swan. Old contacts were renewed and new ones were made.

Sandringham, NF - Wallace Buckle was with the assembly for their regular ministry meeting on May 5.

St. John’s, NF - The ministry meetings during May with Robert McIlwaine were well attended and quite profitable. A visit from Wallace Buckle for a weekend and an evening of ministry was also appreciated.

Barrington Passage, NS - Albert Hull and James McClelland plan to begin tent meetings on July 5, and Shawn St.Clair plans one week of children’s meetings July 12, D.V.

Clementsvale, NS - Stephen Vance and David McClelland planned to begin tent meetings on June 27.

Arnstein, ON - The believers were cheered by the visit and ministry given by Arnold Gratton on May 24.

Clinton, ON - Visits in late April by Arnold Gratton and Tom McNeill brought cheer to the believers. On May 12, Leslie Wells paid a visit giving timely ministry and an interesting account of gospel work in New Brunswick and Eastern Quebec. The assembly purposes a tent for combined children’s and gospel meetings in August, DV., in nearby Vanastra, and would appreciate prayer.

Kapuskasing, ON - David Rodgers was with the assembly for a ministry meeting and missionary report on May 23, and Alex Dryburgh visited on June 7 for ministry.

London, ON - More than 100 believers, very appreciative of hearing preaching in their native tongue, gathered with unsaved friends and relatives on May 29 and 30 for the Spanish conference. Edward Doherty, Richard Hanna, Shad Kember, Jr., William McBride, David Rodgers, and Camilo Vasquez, visiting from Chile, shared in the ministry of the word and in the gospel.

Midland, ON - Please pray for tent meetings scheduled to begin on August 8, DV., with Harold Paisley and local brethren.

Niagara Ealls, ON - Jim Smith and Gary Sharp had four weeks of gospel meetings, with good attendance and the Lord’s blessing experienced in salvation .

Toronto, ON - The Langstaff and Eglinton assemblies enjoyed a visit from Sam Maze in May. In June, the Broadview, Unionville, and Langstaff assemblies enjoyed a visit from Larry Buote.

Reports – Foreign

Belfast - J. G.Hutchinson & A. Aiken were in Windsor Gospel Hall from May 3 - June 6. Meetings were well attended and encouraging.

Lisburn - R.McKeown & B.Graham have commenced in Whitehouse Gospel Hall. Good numbers attending. J. Lennox & B. Currie commenced in Harryville Gospel on 25th April. Large numbers attending.

Castlewellan - J. Palmer & R. Shannon continue in meetings encouraged by regular numbers.

Omagh - R. Eadie & S. Nelson are preaching in a portable hall outside the town and have seen some blessing.

Londonderry - S. McBride is preaching in the very difficult City of Londonderry where the assembly is very small.

Newry - A. McShane & D. Gilliland continue in the Gospel Hall.

Wales - During April, Alex Dryburgh visited the assemblies in Cwmbran, Treorchy, and Bristol, before he went to the North of Ireland and Scotland.

Lviv, Ukraine - During May, thousands of Bibles and New Testaments were distributed. The Bibles were well received and sought after. The Lord worked in the salvation of a couple and two teen-agers. There is also interest on the part of believers there in teaching concerning the assembly, and they are willing to help further the work.


Westbank, BC - July 31 and August 1, with prayer meeting on Friday at 7:30. All meetings in the Highway Gospel Hall, 2549 Herbert St., Westbank. Bible Reading Saturday at 10:00, Revelation 22; ministry at 2:00. Lord’s Day, Breaking of Bread at 9:30. Corr. Glenn A. Griffin, 334 Elliott Rd., Westbank, BC, V4T 1P2. (250) 768-3343.

Akron, OH - September 4 and 5, with prayer meeting on Friday at 7:30 in the Gospel Hall, 2705 Smith Road, (330)-867-3818. All other meetings in Copley High School, 3797 Ridgewood Rd., Copley. Sat., ministry at 10:00, Bible reading at 1:30, "The Christian Mind." Breaking of Bread at 10:00. Accom: David Metcalf, 3228 Blake Rd., Wadsworth, OH 4428, (330)-334-9691. Corr. Kenneth Webb, P.O. Box 13350, Akron, OH 44334, (330) 666-9466.

Clementsvale, NS - September 4 and 5, with prayer meeting on Saturday at 10:00 A.M, followed by ministry. Bible reading Lord’s Day at 8:30, Hebrews 10:1-25. Breaking of Bread at 10:00. All meetings in the Gospel Hall. Corr. Lionel Cress, R.R. #1, Clementsvale, NS, BOS 1GO. (902) 467-3115. For accommodations, please contact James McClelland (902) 467-3351.

San Antonio, TX - September 11 and 12, with prayer meeting on Friday at 7:00. Bible reading on Saturday at 10:00, Philippians 2; ministry at 11:00 and 2:00, and gospel at 7:00. Breaking of Bread at 11:00. Corr. Henry Plummer, 802 Sewanee St., San Antonio, TX 78210, (210) 333-4363.

Arnstein, ON - September 18 and 19, with prayer meeting on Friday at 7:30, with a meal served at 5:00 for those arriving early. Breakfast will be served at 8 AM. in the hall. Bible readings at 8:45, subject to be announced later. Breaking of Bread at 10:00. All meetings in the Gospel Hall, (705) 757-3449. Corr. Don Brunne, Arnstein, ON, POH lAO. (705) 757-2030.

Livonia, MI - October 23 and 24, with prayer meeting on Friday at 7:30. All meetings in the Stark Road Gospel Hall, 9280 Stark Rd., (corner of E. N. Hines Dr.) Livonia. Meetings both Saturday and Sunday at 10:00, 2:30, and 7:00. Corr. James K. Vallance, 47100 Maplebrook, Northville, MI 48167. (248) 349-4258. For accommodations please contact Jeff Joyce, (248) 442-8858. One week advance notice would be greatly appreciated. Hall (734) 425-4910.

Home Calls

Hatboro, PA - Emery V. Richards, age 97, on May 9, went to be with the Lord from the Longport Home. Our dear brother was saved in 1918 through the truth of John 3:16. A highly esteemed and beloved elder in the Hatboro assembly for many years, he was part of the group that met first as an assembly in that town. Gracious, patient, and hospitable, he and his wife Florence often entertained missionaries and preachers visiting in the area. He was frequently engaged in gospel work in the local area. Will Coleman, Robert Rea, Bill Oliver, and Eugene Higgins shared in the funeral.

Glen Ewen, SK - Betty MacFarlane, age 58, on May 10. Our dear sister was saved in 1950, and was a quiet, consistent, and godly woman. She was a true helpmeet for her husband of nearly 40 years, as they together cared for the assembly and the Lord’s people. Their home was open to the Lord’s servants as well as all His people. She was a lover of hospitality and will be missed. Besides her husband, Don, Betty leaves two sons and a daughter with their spouses, three grandchildren, four sisters, and a brother. The funeral service was shared by Larry Steers and Bruce Smith.

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