Reports, Conferences, Home Calls

Change of Address

S. J. (Fred) Krauss, 89 Sunbird Blvd., Keswick, ON L4P 3V8. (905) 989-0181.

Change of Meeting Time

Waukesha, WI - Gospel meeting on Sunday evening is now 6:30; prayer meeting and Bible Reading are now on Wednesday, from 7-9 pm.

Reports - USA

Tampa, FL - In August, following an all-day meeting, a young sister and a brother were baptized, bringing much joy to the believers. Three young Christians were received into the assembly fellowship.

Garnavillo, IA - Alex Joyce was with the assembly for profitable ministry on two Lord’s Days in August.

Postville, IA - Tom Baker and John Dennison started gospel meetings in Spanish on September 11, in this location, 26 miles north of Garnavillo.

Methuen, MA - Tom Baker preached the gospel on August 13 at the closing meeting of the children’s week, with many of the parents attending. Walter Gustafson gave appreciated ministry on the Holy Spirit on August 26.

Saugus, MA - The Lord blessed in salvation, and the believers were encouraged by the interest and attendance during three weeks of tent meetings in Reading with Eugene Higgins and Mark Procopio. The meetings closed on September 5 with the baptism of four believers, some of whom were also received into assembly fellowship. Earlier in the summer, the assembly enjoyed Tom Baker’s visit for ministry on August 12.

Worcester, MA - The assembly was encouraged by a visit from Bryan Joyce on August 3, for ministry.

Augusta, ME - On August 29, David Hunt gave encouraging ministry and a report of the work with the Gospel Boat along the south shore of Newfoundland.

Madawaska, ME - The believers appreciated a visit from Murray McCandless on August 29.

Rolla, MO - Please pray for gospel meetings that Joel Portman plans to begin in mid-October, D.V.

Omaha, NE - Roy Weber and Eric Fowler of Newfoundland planned to begin gospel meetings on September 19.

Akron, OH - Ten of the Lord’s servants were present to give help in ministry at the Labor Day conference. The Bible reading on "The Believer’s Mind" was most helpful. Earlier in August, Norman Crawford visited and gave help in ministry and the gospel.

Clyde, OH - The believers worked the local fair with gospel literature during August, and were encouraged by the many contacts made.

Cleveland, OH - Eugene Higgins planned to begin a gospel series on October 3, using his chart on coming events.

Loraine, OH - The Spanish assembly saw a good interest in gospel meetings in August with John Dennison and John Slabaugh. Three of the Lord’s servants gave profitable ministry at the conference in the English speaking assembly.

Mansfield, OH - Larry Steers and Robert Surgenor ended four weeks of gospel meetings in August. The blessing seen in salvation brought much joy to the believers.

Hardwick, VT - The assembly enjoyed a visit on August 8 from Lorne Langfield, on his return trip from St. Leonards, NB.

Janesville, WI - Larry Jennings and Lorne Mitchell concluded their meetings at the end of August, with blessing in salvation.

Arlington, WA - The Labor Day conference was a time of spiritual profit, with ten brethren giving help in ministry, gospel, missionary reports, and Bible studies on Fellowship. John Slabaugh and Al Christopherson planned to begin a series of gospel meetings on Sept. 22.

Waukesha, WI - Eric McCullough paid an appreciated visit on August 29. The believers have been encouraged over the past year with attendance at the children’s meeting, and a special week of children’s meetings with Dan Shutt was considered worthwhile. Please pray for gospel meetings planned for November, D.V., with George Patterson and Ed Miller.

Reports - Canada

Burnaby, BC - Children’s meetings were held on August 6-20 in a rented building, with daily increasing numbers. On the last day, more than 100 children and adults attended. During the last year, five were baptized. Please pray for the workers responsible for the weekly children’s meetings, which recommenced on September 13.

Vancouver, BC - Large numbers of Seed Sower packages and gospel literature in many languages was distributed at the Pacific National Exhibition during late August and early September, and the interest was very encouraging. On September 13, Bryan Funston and Aubrey Kelly began gospel meetings in the Nanaimo Gospel Hall, where an outreach work from Woodland Dr. has been carried on for many years.

Saint John, NB - Murray McCandless and Darris Barney ended more than six weeks of tent meetings on August 22. The believers rejoiced in the goodness of God in salvation, and in the interest of those attending.

Shediac, NB - Two local brethren held six weeks of well-attended gospel meetings during the summer. They were encouraged by blessing in salvation.

Corner Brook, NF - The assembly appreciated a visit from Allan LeBlanc during August, and found his ministry instructive and refreshing. He also visited Parsons Pond and Rocky Harbour.

Gander Bay, NF - Carl Payne and Alvin Blake held four weeks of gospel meetings in the tent and in the hall at Main Point during August, with large numbers attending. Many new contacts were made, and the interest was encouraging.

Templeman, NF - Bryan Joyce and Marvin Derksen planned to begin gospel meetings on September 12.

Barrington Passage, NS - James McClelland and Albert Hull concluded more than five weeks of meetings on August 11, with a testimony meeting in which Dr. Ken Yee also shared. Seventy from the area were present. The Lord was present to save and one woman confessed Christ. We have been offered a hall for meetings in the winter. Pray for Barrington Passage with its religion, unreality and need.

Pugwash, NS - Peter Orasuk and Peter Ramsay ended tent meetings in mid-August, with encouragement and joy in blessing in salvation.

Clinton, ON - In August, Gary Sharp and William McBride held three weeks of tent meetings in the nearby community of Vanastra, with encouraging attendance and blessing in salvation. During the first two weeks, children’s meetings were held each morning. On Lord’s Day, July 11, the assembly enjoyed a visit from George McKinley, and on September 1, a visit from Albert Hull.

Midland, ON - Harold Paisley, helped by local brethren, concluded three weeks of tent series on August 26. The meetings were well attended, with many unsaved in nightly, and the Lord blessed both in salvation and assurance. The assembly appreciated the support of the Waubaushene, Orillia, Barrie, Strongville, and Collingwood assemblies during the meetings.

Oil Springs, ON - William Metcalf and Bert Snippe ended four weeks of gospel meetings at the end of August, with God’s hand seen in salvation.

Toronto, ON - The Brock Ave. assembly enjoyed a visit from Ken Taylor for ministry on August 29. Darrell Pratt had a week of children’s meetings in Highfield, beginning on September 12. Bryan Joyce was with the Langstaff assembly from August 20-25, giving help in ministry and the gospel on the Lord’s Day, followed by a week of children’s meetings. The assembly also enjoyed Ken Taylor’s visits on August 22 for a report on Dominica, and on September 1 for ministry. The Lansing assembly commemorated its 75th anniversary with two weeks of gospel meetings in September, with Stephen Vance and Larry Steers speaking. Jim Jarvis and Fred Krauss planned to begin two weeks of gospel meetings in Rexdale on September 19, following the distribution of Seed Sower materials around the hall. Frank Sona had a week of children’s meetings in Victoria Park (formerly Pape Ave.) beginning September 12.

Unionville, ON - The assembly enjoyed a visit from Bryan Joyce for ministry and help in the gospel, on Lord’s Day, August 27.

Rosebank, PEI - The Lord encouraged the believers by blessing in salvation during the gospel series with Robert McIlwaine and David Hierlihy. The meetings began in a tent in Bloomfield, and moved into the hall, where they closed on August 15.

Longueuil, PQ - Larry Buote and Shawn St.Clair had three weeks of gospel meetings in a rented hall on the main thoroughfare during August. Prior to the meetings, 80,000 Seed Sower texts were distributed. The assembly was encouraged by the attendance and by blessing in salvation.

St. Donat, PQ - Gerard Roy began gospel meetings on July 11, continuing for eight weeks. He was helped by local brethren at first, then Larry Buote, and Leslie Wells. This was the most encouraging series in many years, with some blessing in salvation, and the believers were greatly refreshed.

Reports – Foreign

Pamber Heath, England - A large gathering enjoyed good ministry from Jack Hay and Ian Jackson at the meeting held on the August.

Cwmbran, Wales - John Stubbs had a week of practical, Christ-exalting ministry on "The Servant Songs of Isaiah" in early September, before going to Fraserburgh, Scotland for ministry on The Tabernacle.

Northern Ireland - Malcolm Radcliffe and Jonathan Procopio are continuing after more than six weeks of gospel meetings in Dunmurry in mid-September, with the Lord blessing in salvation, and excellent interest in spite of the tent having been burned down earlier in the series. Murray McCandless and Albert Hull planned to begin a gospel series on September 12 in Glengormley.


Victoria Drive, Vancouver, BC - October 9, 10, and 11, in the Burnaby South Secondary School, 5455 Rumble St., with prayer meeting on Friday at 8:00 in the Victoria Dr. Gospel Hall, 4659 Victoria Dr. Meetings are at 10, 2, and 7:00 on Saturday and Monday. Breaking of Bread 9:30 on Lord’s Day (in the hall), other meetings at 2:30 and 7:00. Two Bible readings, on 1 Timothy 3 and 4. Corr. Philip Broadhead, 17431-101 Ave., Surrey, BC, V4N 4L7. (604) 581- 8155.

Wallaceburg, ON - October 31, with prayer meeting on Saturday at 7:30. Breaking of Bread 10:30, children’s meeting 1:15, ministry 2:30, and gospel meeting at 7:00. All meetings in the Gospel Hall, corner of Gillard and Minnie Streets. Corr. Clarence Kerr, R.R. #5, Wallaceburg, ON, N8A 4L2. (519) 627-4875. For accommodations contact Charles Workman (519) 627-8743, or Russell Tullock ((519) 627-5882.

Alpena, AR - Annual Bible Readings, November 6 and 7 in the Gospel Hall, corner of Briggs and Lane, Alpena, AR. The subject is "The Names and Titles of the Lord Jesus Christ." The first meeting is Saturday at 2:00. Corr. Al Shutt, RR 1, Box 274A, Hindsville, AR 72738. Phone (501) 789-5707.

Bolton, ON - November 6, at Albion Bolton Community Centre, preceded by a ministry meeting in the Gospel Hall (King Street West at Jane Street) on Friday at 7:30. Meetings at 10:30, 1:00, 3:30, and 7:30. Contact John Steen, (905) 584-2834, or Robert Curry, (905) 857-0753.

Bryn Mawr, PA- November 6 and 7 (this is a change in the usual date), with prayer meeting on Friday at 7:30 in the Gospel Hall, N. Summit Grove Ave. All other meetings to be held in the Colonial Elementary School, directly behind the Plymouth Whitemarsh High School, Plymouth Meeting, PA, one mile south of the intersection of Rte. 476 and the Pennsylvania Turnpike (Norristown exit); use exit 8 for Plymouth Meeting if traveling Rte. 476 North. Breaking of Bread at 10:00. Corr. Harold W. Stewart, 403 Revere Rd., Lafayette Hill, PA 19444. (610) 825-0384. Gospel Hall (610) 525-6539.

Newington, CT - Annual one day conference on November 21st. 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.

Oil Springs, ON - November 13 and 14, with prayer meeting Friday at 7:30 in the Gospel Hall, Victoria St. All other meetings in the Oil Springs Youth Centre, corner of Highway 21 and Victoria St. Breaking of Bread at 10:30, Bible Reading Sunday at 1:00, Galatians 5. Corr. Art Whitton, R. R. 3, Oil Springs, ON, N0N 1P0. (519) 882-1686.

Stout, IA - Thanksgiving Day conference on November 25 in the Gospel Hall. Ministry at 10:00 and 2:00. Corr. Richard Stickfort, 515 4th St., P.O. Box 313, Stout, IA, 50673. (319) 346-1857. Gary DeGroote, 28073 Westbrook St., New Hartford, IA, 50660. (319) 983-2713. Gospel Hall (319) 346-1153.

Phoenix, AZ - November 25, 26, 27, and 28, with prayer meeting on Wednesday at 7:30. All meetings in the Gospel Hall, 1246 E. Garfield St. On Thursday, Friday, and Saturday Bible readings at 10:00 on Ephesians 4, 5, and 6. Ministry at 2:30 and gospel at 7:00 each day. Breaking of Bread at 10:30. Corr. Clarence Van Der Hart, 8525 W. Northern Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85305. (623) 872-1007. Hall (602) 253-4932.

Home Calls

Clough, NI - Mr. T. G. Buchanan, age 88, on August 5. Saved as a ten-year old, and in the assembly at Clough since he was 13, our brother took a deep interest in the things of God early in life. He was a pillar in the assembly, which prospered under his wise leadership, and acted as its correspondent for many years. He was a spiritual gentleman, courteous, peaceable, kind, wise, and happy. Our brother had the joy of seeing all his family saved, and a son, Gregg, serves the Lord in Brazil. His very large funeral service was conducted by J. G. Hutchinson and S. McBride.

Garnavillo, IA - Dale E. Wahls, age 72, on August 15. Our dear brother was called home following a brief illness. Dale was saved in 1944 during meetings of Mr. McBain, and was in fellowship in the Garnavillo assembly for more than 50 years. A farmer all of his life and a businessman in the community, Dale also assisted his father, Henry Wahls, with the "Wahls Bookstand" for many years and carried on the business following his father’s death. Our brother leaves his wife Carole, one son and two daughters, eight grandchildren, three great grandchildren, and two sisters. He will be greatly missed by all. The funeral service was shared by Jim Beattie and Art Ward, and the gospel was clearly presented to the many who paid their respects.

Saugus, MA - Howard Gurney, age 95, on August 18. Our beloved brother was saved in 1929 after being contacted by assembly believers, the Dewhursts. His wife, Manola, was also soon saved, and together they became part of the Cliftondale assembly. They continued steadfastly there, and later in the East Boston (now Saugus) assembly. During the beginning days of the East Boston assembly, his help in teaching the young believers and their children was invaluable. Our brother’s life was fittingly described at his funeral service in four words taken from 1 Timothy 2:2: quietness, peace, godliness, and honesty. The large number at the service, shared by family members, Frank Tornaquindici, and Eugene Higgins, was a tribute to the esteem in which our brother was held.

Indiana, PA - Glenn Moose, age 75, on August 22. Our beloved brother went home quietly after months of illness. His conversion on Iwo Jima during World War II underlines the value of scriptures learned through children’s work. Facing death, he remembered Psalm 23 and trusted "the Good Shepherd" (John 10:11). Grace developed in him a likeness to that Shepherd, a sincere faith, a sensitive spirit, and a single heart for the Lord, His people, and His assembly. Together, he and Hazel (nee Calhoun), his wife of 53 years, were hospitable and have been mainstays in the assembly, which will deeply miss him. James Smith, Bill Seale, Jr., and Dale Vitale shared in the funeral services, which touchingly included a tape of our brother telling his testimony.