Reports, Conferences, Home Calls

Change of Correspondent

Strongville Gospel Hall - Doug Black, Box 111, Midhurst, ON, LOL lXO. Phone (705) 721-7658.

Change of Meeting Time

Stout, IA - Prayer and Bible study is now at 7:30 on Wednesday evening.

Reports – USA

Phoenix, AZ - During early January Stanley Wells had four nights of ministry in the Garfield Ave. and Sunnyslope assemblies. The Sunnyslope assembly would appreciate prayer for gospel meetings beginning Febru-ary 20, D. V., with Jim Beattie and Tom Hoy. The Garfield Ave. assembly would also appreciate prayer for a gospel series beginning on March 5, D.V., with Eric McCullough and Allan Davidson.

San Diego, CA - The New Year’s conference was smaller this year but was reckoned to be a time of spiritual profit. Tom Baker, Jim Beattie, Joel Portman and Stan Wells gave help in ministry, with Joel Portman leading the Bible Reading on 1 John 3. Jim Beattie and Joel Portman started a gospel series on January 2.

Newington, CT - The one-day conference on November 20 was well attended. Profitable ministry was give by Sam Maze, Eugene Higgins, Dan Netti, and Frank Tornaquindici. Brother Maze remained for ministry and a report on St. Lucia during the following week.

Hampton, IA - In December, the assembly was encouraged by a week of profitable ministry from Joel Portman on the book of Ephesians, a visit on a Lord’s day by Robert Orr, and a young man being added to the fellowship.

Stout, IA - The Thanksgiving Day meeting was a time of fellowship and blessing with good, timely ministry and attendance.

New Lenox, IL - The Lord blessed during the last week of gospel meetings held by Arthur Ward.

Methuen, MA - The believers appreciated the visit of Sandy Higgins for the December 12 monthly Bible reading on 1 Timothy 3, and that of Dale Vitale for help in the gospel on December 26.

Saugus, MA - Dale Vitale visited with helpful ministry on December 26 and December 28, and Bert Joyce was with the believers for ministry on January 6.

Watertown, MA - The believers appreciated a visit from William Bingham on December 5, when he gave ministry that was both needful and encouraging. Jim Beattie also visited, on December 12 and 15, with very encouraging ministry that was particularly enjoyed by the young believers.

Willmar, MN - Jerry Jennings and Lorne Mitchell planned to begin gospel meetings on January 9.

Burwell, NE - Roy Weber and Richard Van Mill planned to begin gospel meetings on January 5.

Longbranch, NJ - The assembly was encouraged when a young couple was received into fellowship in December.

Pennsauken, NJ - The ministry at the January conference was very profitable, with thirteen of the Lord’s servants, and a large number of young people present to benefit from the ministry.

Albuquerque, NM - The assembly appreciated a week of ministry by Bill Lavery in November and also three nights of ministry by Walter Gustafson.

Akron, OH - The believers appreciated visits by Fred Bartlett and Robert Surgenor during December.

Mansfield, OH - Robert Surgenor was with the assembly on December 26, when four believers obeyed the Lord in baptism.

Black Earth, WI - John Slabaugh visited the assembly for profitable ministry on the first weekend of December. On December 12, the believers assembled and distributed fruit baskets to contacts in the area, in anticipation of the gospel series commencing on January 9 with Don Wardell and Clark Bermester.

Broadhead, WI - Roy Weber and Robert Orr planned to begin a gospel series on January 23, D.V.

Egg Harbor, WI - Jerry Jennings was with the assembly for a night of ministry on December 29.

Mt. Sterling, WI - Gospel meetings started on January 16 with Walter Gustafson and Gary Sharp.

Waukesha, WI - Ed Miller and George Patterson closed gospel meetings on December 14 after almost six weeks of faithful and fruitful preaching. A sense of God’s presence was felt in a marked way in every meeting, and the Lord blessed in salvation among the Christians’ children, and others long prayed for.

Reports – Canada

Vancouver, BC - The monthly ministry on January 2 in Fairview was taken by Hans Bouwman, and the January 7 missionary meeting in Carlton was taken by Dave Richards, giving an account of his work in Russia.

Tracadie, NB - Two young sisters were baptized following the December 12 ministry meeting, which was shared by Gerard Roy, Leslie Wells and a brother from Shediac. Gerard Roy was with the assembly for five ministry meetings on 1 John during the last week of December.

Shediac, NB - Gerard Roy had a week of ministry meetings with the assembly during the first week of January.

Pigeon Hill, NB - During early January Leslie Wells held two nights of ministry on the Lord’s coming.

Buchans, NF - George Whey and Charles Hiscock planned to begin a gospel series on January 30.

Flowers Cover, NF - Eric Fowler and Allan LeBlanc began gospel meetings on January 9.

Sandringham, NF - The assembly enjoyed Gordon Williams’ visit on Lord’s Day December 5 and December 12. Bryan Joyce was there for the children’s program on December 19. Bryan Funston and Eric McCullough planned to begin gospel meetings on January 23.

Clementsvale, NS - Murray Pratt and James McClelland planned to begin gospel meetings on January 16.

Nipissing Junction, ON - Peter Simms had two weeks of gospel meetings in early November using his chart "The Gospel of the Glory of the Blessed God," with blessing in salvation. Lorne Langfeld followed with a week of children’s meetings, and God’s help was evident as it was a profitable time, with a good number of children present. Stuart Thompson visited for the monthly ministry meeting on November 28, and Alex Dryburgh was with the assembly for a Lord’s Day and three nights ministry in December on the book of Ruth. The assembly also had the joy of a brother obeying the Lord in baptism.

Toronto, ON - Harold Paisley was with the Fairbank assembly for a Lord’s day in December, and with the Langstaff assembly for fourteen nights on the book of Revelation using his large chart. Good numbers attended.

St. Donat, PQ - During the winter, Larry Buote and Gerard Roy, with help from Leslie Wells on occasion, continued two cottage gospel meetings weekly, with some interest. The Lord blessed in salvation at the end of November.

Longueuil, QU - The assembly held a day’s meeting on December 25. Gerard Roy, Leslie Wells, and a brother from Green River gave suitable ministry to an encouraging number, and the gospel was preached in the evening.


Long Branch, NJ - One-day conference, March 12, in the Gospel Hall, 653 Art St. off Grand Ave. (uptown). Breaking of Bread 10:00, ministry at 2:30, and gospel at 5:00. Corr. Paul Grace, 50 N. 5th Ave., Long Branch, NJ 07740. (908) 229-0377. Hall (908) 229-5805.

Mount Sterling, WI - Bible Readings on the epistle of 1 Peter, on March 25 and 26, with prayer meeting on Friday at 7:30 in the Gospel Hall. All other meetings will be at the North Crawford High School, 4 miles north of Gays Mills. Saturday, first meeting at 10:00. Lord’s Day breaking of bread at 10:00. For accommodations, please contact Richard M. Dudgeon, (608) 734-3639, E-mail: Outlines of the readings and order of meetings will be sent on request.

Watertown, MA - April 8 and 9, with prayer meeting on Friday at 7:30. All meetings in the Gospel Hall, 226 Mount Auburn St., Watertown. Meetings on Saturday at 10:30, Bible Reading, 2 Timothy 4; ministry, 2:30 and gospel, 6:30. Lord’s Day, Breaking of Bread at 10:00, Sunday School at 11:45, ministry at 2:30, and gospel at 6:30. Corr. Joe Grillo, 2201 Lewis 0. Gray Drive, Saugus, MA 01906. (781) 233-8520. Hall (617) 924-7696.

Stout, IA - April 8 and 9, with prayer meeting on Friday at 7:30. Ministry Saturday at 10:00; Lord’s Day, Bible Reading at 9:00 on John 20 and 2 Corinthians 5:1-9. Breaking of Bread at 10:30. All meetings will be held in the Gospel Hall. Gary DeGroote, 28073 Westbrook St., New Hartford, IA 50660, (319) 983-2713. Gospel Hall (319) 346-1153.

Toronto, ON - April 21, 22, and 23 in Birchmount Park Collegiate, 3663 Danforth Ave., Scarborough. Meetings each day at 10, (except Lord’s Day) 1:30, 3:30, and 7:15. Prayer meeting on Thursday at 7:30 in Victoria Park Gospel Hall, 1266 Victoria Park Avenue. Bible readings on Devotion to Christ (1) In our individual lives, (2) In our assembly lives, and (3) In view of His coming again. Corr. Don Jennings, 53 Karnwood Dr., Scarborough, ON, M1L 2Z7 (416) 757-7019, and Robert Reilly, 30 Caronridge Cres., Agincourt, ON, M1W 1L2. (416) 499-0829. Note: Breaking of Bread will be in the various Gospel Halls.

Kapuskasing, ON - April 22 and 23, with prayer meeting on Friday at 7:30 in the Gospel Hall, 154 Mill Street. All other meetings in the Kapuskasing Education Center, 61 Devonshire Street. Bible reading Saturday 10:00 - 12:00, Matthew 6:9-15, The Lord’s Prayer. Breaking of Bread at 10:30. Corr. Gilles Plourde (705) 335-4974, and Gerald Labelle (705) 335-3712. Gospel Hall (705)335-5422.

Home Calls

Torrington, CT - Rose Mariotti, age 97, on November 1. Our dear sister Rose was saved in Waterville, CT, in 1921, and went on well for God all her years. Her life was not easy, but she was of a cheerful disposition, and always had a word of encouragement for all; "in her mouth was the law of kindness." She was connected with the Torrington assembly since its foundation, later moving to Longport and then back home to Torrington. She leaves her sister Connie (Mrs. Victor Illuminati); two brothers, Frank and Tony Faita and their families; a daughter-in-law, Olga Mariotti, and three grandsons and their families. The funeral was shared by Matt Brescia and Frank Tornaquindici.

Glengormley, N.I. - James Moore, age 76, on November 8, after having endured with remarkable patience and fortitude a very debilitating illness over 18 months. He will be greatly missed in the assembly where he was a respected overseer for 40 years. He sought to guide the saints in the right ways of the Lord and showed earnest care for all. The large funeral, representative of many assemblies in Northern Ireland, was a fitting testimony to the esteem in which he was held. Tom Meekin, J. G. Hutchinson, and A. Aiken shared the funeral services, paying tribute to his worth and work. Please pray for his wife, Mabel, and his family, all saved.

Sunnyslope, AZ - Gladys Braithwaite Weimann, age 79, on December 7. Our dear sister was saved in April 1940 and received into the Manchester, CT, assembly soon after. She moved to Phoenix in 1946 to enter nurses training, and in 1947 married Paul Weimann. Gladys was one of the original number of believers of the Sunnyslope assembly, and continued faithfully until declining health necessitated a move to a care facility. A caring and kind sister, she will also be remembered for faithfully giving out tracts, particularly one of her favorites, "Meet My Friend." She leaves her husband, daughter and son-in-law, three grandchildren, and two sisters. Many relatives and friends heard faithful words at the funeral.

Strongville, ON - Arnot Johnston, age 76, on December 10. A faithful elder and correspondent, Arnot was saved in 1940, and received into the assembly in 1941. He continued to serve the assembly faithfully for 58 years. His wife Dorothy, daughters Nancy, Sharon, and Helen, son Jim, and their spouses and twelve grandchildren survive him. The funeral, which was very large, was taken by Larry Steers and William McBride.

Newington, CT - Josephine McPhee, age 85, on December 19. Our beloved sister was saved at the age of 14 in Hartford, and went on well all her days. She was a quiet, consistent sister who, together with her husband of 65 years, Andrew, (one of the associates of this magazine) was always at all the assembly meetings. They continued stedfastly, and our brother needs our prayers. Besides her husband, she leaves her daughter, Holly (Mrs. Donald Ramsay), and a son Andrew and their families. The large funeral was shared by Frank Tornaquindici, Matt Brescia, Gene Higgins, and David Oliver.

Palm Springs, CA - Mary E. Richards, age 84, on December 20. Our dear sister was saved in 1931 during meetings held by our late brethren McBain and Klabunda in Jackson, MI, and received into the assembly. In 1954 she moved to California and was in the Monrovia assembly, and later in Palm Springs. During her later years physical infirmities prevented her attending the meeting. She will be missed by her husband of 54 years, Louis. Please pray for her daughter and grandson. Charles Spataro spoke at the funeral service.

Bancroft, ON - John Charvat, age 93, on December 26. Born again in 1924, our brother came to Canada in 1935 from eastern Europe. Settling first in Manitoba, he was in fellowship at St. Andrews. In 1942 he moved to Toronto where he was in fellowship at various times in Brock Avenue, Pape Avenue, and Mimico.