Reports, Conferences, Home Calls


Port Sydney, ON - Keith Bailey, RR1, Baysville, ON, POB 1AO, (705) 767-2580.


Terryville, CT - Alex Dryburgh had two nights of appreciated ministry in May, and opened the area Bible reading on May 20. Hitesville, IA - Eight believers were baptized in a pond on June 3. New Lenox, IL - God’s presence was evident at the May conference with helpful ministry from Jim Ferris (Marion, IA), Eric McCullough, David Oliver, Joel Portman, William Skates, John Slabaugh, Harold Stewart (Bryn Mawr, PA), and Arthur Ward.

Byfield, MA - Walter Gustafson, Allan LeBlanc, Ken Taylor, and Frank Tornaquindici ministered at the 117th annual conference at the end of May. Ken Taylor also gave a report on the work in Dominica and Haiti. Earlier, Stan Wells spoke on The Tabernacle during a visit on May 2. Methuen, MA - The believers appreciated visits from the following brethren: Allan LeBlanc, on May 27 for the gospel; Ken Taylor, for our weekly Bible reading on May 31; Peter Orasuk, for ministry after the breaking of bread on June 3; and Eddie Deyermond from N. Ireland with Jonathan Procopio on June 3, for a solemn gospel meeting with a good number of unsaved out.

Saugus, MA - A good spirit prevailed throughout the two days of practical Bible readings at the beginning of June, on living for Christ in a world opposed to Him. The readings were opened by Norman Crawford, David Oliver, Eric McCullough, Paul Robinson, and Ken Taylor, with Walter Gustafson, Peter Orasuk, and Jonathan Procopio also contributing. The rich fellowship of believers was most encouraging to the assembly. Earlier, Walter Gustafson visited for a night of ministry on May 10.

Augusta, ME - We were glad to have Bryan Joyce with us for the children’s Treat on Mother’s Day, with a special dinner for the mothers.

Battle Creek, MI - William Metcalf and Stephen Vance concluded four weeks of gospel meetings on May 20. We rejoice in seeing blessing in salvation among the teenagers and the elderly, and pray that many others who showed concern may yet be saved. The assembly also had appreciated visits from Brian Owen and John Slabaugh.

Saginaw, MI - The assembly enjoyed three nights of practical ministry from Ed Miller on May 30-June 1. Elton Fairfield and Ed Miller encouraged the believers at the monthly ministry meeting on June 3.

Hickory, NC - The May conference was the largest in years. The ministry was both practical and searching as the scriptures were opened by Norman Crawford, David Oliver, John Slabaugh, Eric McCullough, Shad Kember Jr., Art Ward, and William Oliver. Gospel meetings with David Petterson and Art Ward continued with encouraging interest.

Akron, OH - The assembly appreciated visits in May by Bill Lavery and Walter Gustafson.

Cleveland, OH - On May 18 Frank Sona, and Brian Crawford closed three weeks of excellent gospel meetings that were encouraging to the believers. We look to God to bless the word spoken.

Mansfield, OH - Robert McIlwaine and David Oliver closed four weeks of gospel meetings on June 3. The assembly enjoyed seeing the hand of the Lord in salvation throughout the series.

Waukesha, WI - Joel Portman and Walter Gustafson visited the assembly in early June, with profitable ministry. An old schoolhouse outside the village of East Troy has been obtained for gospel meetings planned to begin on July 1, DV., with Stanley Wells and William Skates.


Vancouver, BC - Robert Surgenor and Larry Steers finished five weeks of gospel meetings in Fairview, with quite a number of strangers coming, but not on a regular basis. Both brethren remained in the area for ministry meetings in various assemblies during May. The monthly ministry meeting in North Vancouver was shared by Larry Steers and Jim Hanna of Portage.

Sussex, NB - Peter Ramsay visited on May 29-3 1 for three nights of ministry on The Personal Life of Daniel.

Tracadie, NB - Larry Buote and Zoel Gautreau, assisted by Leslie Wells, finished seven weeks of gospel meetings. They were encouraged to see some strangers come very well, with some interest and some blessing.

Shediac, NB - Two local brethren began gospel meetings on May 27, prior to Larry Buote’s arrival. Several unsaved contacts and strangers were attending.

Blues Mills, NS - Allan LeBlanc was with the assembly on May 30 for encouraging and much appreciated ministry

Nineveh, NS - The believers enjoyed a week of ministry with Peter Ramsay on Lessons from the Life of Abraham. The meetings concluded on May 6 with an afternoon ministry meeting that was well attended. Brampton, ON - The assembly was cheered with the baptism of a teenage sister. This was the first for the new assembly, planted in September of last year. Please pray for tent meetings to begin July 8, DV., with Fred Krauss and Jim Jarvis, in Chinguacousy Park.

Clyde, ON - The assembly enjoyed a visit from Lorne Langfeld for Lord’s day, April 8. Timothy Walker spent Lord’s day, May 27, and was joined in the gospel that evening by Don Nicholson.

Eden Grove, ON - Arnold Gratton was with the assembly for a Lord’s day when five were baptized, many of them the results of the gospel series in the fall. Earlier, Larry Steers and Ed Dougherty each spent a Lord’s day, building up the Lord’s people and teaching the new believers. The conference at the beginning of June was well attended, with four of the Lord’s servants present with timely ministry.

London, ON - During May the believers enjoyed profitable ministry from the following brethren: James Smith for two nights and Lord’s day, Bruce Rodgers for one night, David Rodgers for a Lord’s day, and David Gilliland for three nights.

Prince Edward Island - More than 700 people attended the 51st conference in May. Edifying ministry was given, and both gospel meetings were well attended, with a number in from the surrounding communities.

Crapaud, PEI - Please pray for tent meetings in Borden, planned for July, D.V., with Bert Joyce and Peter Ramsay.

Freetown, PEI - Stan Wells had four nights of helpful Bible Readings in May on Shepherds and Deacons. He also visited NS during May and early June, giving help in ministry, gospel, and Bible readings in the Halifax, Avonport, Pugwash, and Tatamagouche assemblies.

Rosebank, PEI - In early spring, Leslie Wells had two and a half weeks of meetings, giving an outline of prophecy using his chart.

Springfield West, PEI - Noel Burden and David Hunt finished five weeks of gospel meetings on May 27. The Lord helped in the preaching of the gospel and the seed was sown.


Westbank, BC - August 4 and 5, with prayer meeting on Friday at 7:30. All meetings in the Highway Gospel Hall, 2549 Herbert Street, Westbank. Bible Reading Saturday at 10:00 on Seven Descriptions of the Local Assembly. Ministry at 2:30, gospel at 7:00, breaking of bread 9:30. Corr. Glenn A. Griffin, 3344 Elliott Road, Westbank, BC, V4T 1P2, (250) 768-3343, fax (250) 768-3312, email

San Antonio, TX - August 11 to 12 with prayer meeting friday at 7. Bible Reading saturday 10:00 on 2 timothy 4, ministry at 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.

Beetown, WI - September 3, annual all-day meeting on Labor Day in the Lancaster Senior High School, starting at 10:00 and finishing at 4:30. Corr. Marvin R. Studnicka, 1026 Ridge Ave., Lancaster, WI 53813. (608) 723-7156. School (608) 723-2173.

Arlington and Shoultes, WA - September 1, 2, and 3 with prayer meeting on Friday at 7:00. All meetings in the Arlington Gospel Hall, 323 S. Stillaguamish, Arlington. Bible reading subject will be Commitment to God, the Assembly, and the Family. Bible lessons and refreshments for the children will be provided at the Shoultes Gospel Hall, 2:30 to 4:00, Saturday and Sunday. Breaking of bread at 9:00. Corr. Tim Klein. 24224 47th Ave. NE, Arlington, WA 98223. E-mail, For accommodations call Don Kazen (360) 652-9856 or Phil Kazen (360) 659 4611.

Clementsvale, NS - September 1 and 2, with prayer and ministry meeting on Saturday at 10:00, followed by ministry at 2:00 and gospel at 7:00. Bible reading on Lord’s day at 8:30 on Psalm 22. Breaking of Bread at 10. All meetings in the Champlain Hall, Cornwallis Park. Corr. Lionel Cress, R.R. #1, Clementsvale, NS, BOS iGO. Phone (902) 467-3115. For accommodations please call in advance, James McClelland (902) 467-3351. Arnstein, ON - September 15 and 16, with prayer meeting on Friday at 7:30, and a meal served at 5:00 for those arriving early. All meetings in the Gospel Hall, (705) 757-3449. Bible readings at 8:45 on Saturday (Creation) and Lord’s day (Psalm 69). Breaking of Bread at 10:00. Corr. Don Brunne, Arnstein, ON, POH lAO, (705) 757-2030.

Vancouver, BC - October 6, 7, and 8 in the Burnaby South Secondary School, 5455 Rumble Street, Burnaby. Prayer meeting on Friday at 8:00 in the Victoria Drive Gospel Hall, 4659 Victoria Dr. Meetings on Saturday and Monday are at 10:00, 2:00, and 7:00. Lord’s day: Breaking of Bread 9:30 (in the Gospel Halls), 2:30, and 7:00. Corr. Philip Broadhead, 17431-101 Avenue, Surrey, BC V4N 4L7, Tel. (604)581-8155, email:

Livonia, MI - October 20 and 21, 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 days 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 advanced notice would be greatly appreciated. Hall (734) 425-4910.


McKeesport, PA - Roth E. Perlinger, age 79, on May 2. Our brother passed peacefully into the presence of the Lord after ten months of illness from a brain tumor, during which he was tenderly cared for by his wife at home. Roth was saved in 1957 in gospel meetings in Donora with Fred MehI, and was later the correspondent for the Donora assembly. A faithful and beloved brother, he will be missed by the assembly and his wife Jane. Please pray for her. Harold Clark spoke at his funeral, where friends from six assemblies gathered.

Arnstein, ON - Mrs. Della Alphonse, age 92, on May 8. Our dear sister attended Sunday school in Arnstein, but at an early age moved away to work in Orillia, where she married William Alphonse. In 1942, while they were living near Sudbury, she was saved. Over the years she has been in fellowship in Arnstein, Orillia, and Waubaushene, faithfully attending all the meetings. In the sixties she cooked at the Elim Homes, and ten years ago became a happy resident there. She was predeceased by her husband in 1979 and her son Lloyd in 1980, and leaves four children, thirty-three grandchildren, and six great grandchildren, some of whom need prayer. David Booth took her funeral service.

Arlington, WA - Ann Graves, age 96, on May 19. Saved at 32, she and her late husband Lynn were part of the Okanogan, WA assembly for many years. In recent years Ann made her home with her only daughter Floy and her husband John Klein, who lovingly cared for her in their home while her health permitted. She faithfully attended the assembly activities and her ready smile will be missed. She leaves 20 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren, and six great great grandchildren, many of whom attend assemblies in this area. The memorial service was shared by her son-in-law John Klein and Charles Klein from the Okanogan assembly. Four of her grandsons also spoke briefly of memories of their grandmother.