Reports, Conferences, Home Calls


Augusta, ME - The weekly prayer meeting/Bible study is now Friday at 7:00 P.M.

St. Thomas, ON - The time for the Breaking of Bread has been changed from 10:00 to 9:45 A.M.


Sunnyslope, AZ - The assembly continues to help in the West Phoenix Spanish gospel work as John Dennison and Shad Kember, Jr. continue gospel meetings into the 7th month with good interest and the Lord continues to bless in salvation. John Dennison and family are moving to this area to be closer to the work. There is an open door for the gospel, a respect for the Word of God, and a willingness to listen. Recently a large crate of clothing and household goods from the Hatboro, PA assembly was distributed. This was greatly appreciated by the new believers and others that attend. There are great spiritual and material needs among the more than half million Spanish speaking residents of Phoenix. Earlier this year, the assembly also appreciated ministry from John Slabaugh, James Beattie, and James McColl.

Alpena, AR - During May and June the believers were pleased to have visits from Joel Portman, Harry Rodriguez, and Paul Thiessen. Each gave help in ministry and the gospel in both English and Spanish.

Fresno, CA - The assembly appreciated gospel tent meetings held the first two weeks in June by Cap Van de Wetering and John Fitzpatrick. The tent was in an area where many of our Sunday school children live. The meetings were well attended by the children and a nice number of strangers. The seed was sown and we look to the Lord to give the increase. San Diego, CA - Jim Baker of Scotland visited for a few meetings in July. His ministry was refreshing and greatly appreciated.

Brookfield, CT - The assembly concluded an encouraging series of weekly children’s meetings recently. Harold Clark (McKeesport, PA), David Oliver, and Bill Brescia (Newington, CT) visited during the series as guest speakers. There were a good number of children and some parents present throughout the series. The assembly purposes to have a week of children’s meetings in late August and asks for prayer for this effort.

Hitesville, IA - On Lord’s Day June 3 eight were baptized, bringing much joy. During June we also appreciated a night of ministry from James Smith.

Cambridge, MA - Ken Taylor had gospel meetings on July 9 and 16 in a building in a local park that the assembly arranged for.

Methuen, MA - The assembly enjoyed ministry by Stanley Wells on June 27 and the gospel preached by William Seale on June 10.

Saugus, MA - The assembly appreciated Stanley Wells’ visit on June 26 for ministry on the Savior’s seven cries from the cross.

Watertown, MA - The recent baptism of a young sister here brought much joy to the believers. Frank Tornaquindici gave profitable ministry and William Seale preached the gospel at the happy occasion. Several unsaved were present, and many believers from the area assemblies attended.

Worcester, MA - The assembly was encouraged to have Walter Gustafson visit on June 21. Robert Surgenor will begin tent meetings on July 22.

Augusta, ME - The June conference was well attended and an encouragement to the assembly, with ministry from William Bingham, Walter Gustafson, Dr. A.J. Higgins, David Oliver, and Stan Wells. The Bible readings on "The Perfect Servant in His Service and in His Submission" set the tone for the conference.

Black Earth, WI - The believers were cheered during the three weeks of well attended gospel meetings held by John Slabaugh and Stuart Thompson that closed July 1.

Ferndale, MI - Eugene Higgins began gospel meetings on July 8.

Kansas City, MO - Eric Fowler visited in April, and Joel Portman in May, each for one night of ministry that was very profitable and encouraging to all.

Hickory, NC - The assembly was encouraged during five weeks of gospel meetings in early summer, with Art Ward and David Pettersen. God blessed in salvation and in what we trust is the beginning of restoration for some.

Akron, OH - The assembly appreciated visits by Bill Metcalf, Robert Surgenor, and David Oliver during June and July.

Cleveland, OH - Walter Gustafson gave encouraging ministry on a recent visit.

Clyde, OH - Robert Surgenor visited during June with helpful ministry.

Mansfield, OH - Robert Surgenor was with the assembly for a midweek meeting. Harry Rodriguez and Paul Thiessen also visited and gave a report of the work in Mexico.

Bryn Mawr, PA - David Oliver planned to begin gospel meetings at the end of July, with the help of local brethren.

Hatboro, PA - Peter Ramsay and David Oliver closed three weeks of tent meetings on July 1, having seen the Lord’s blessing in salvation.

Hardwick, VT - On Lord’s Day, June 10, Ken Taylor paid a most welcome visit.

East Troy, WI - Stanley Wells and William Skates began gospel meetings in a schoolhouse on July 1. Prior to that, Stanley Wells had given help at Maritime conferences and assemblies.


Kamloops, BC - The conference was well attended, with an increase in numbers and seven brethren ministering: Hans Bouwman, John Fitzpatrick, Bryan Funston, Ron Steele, Neal Thompson, Cap Van de Wetering, and Gordon Williams. A Seed Sowers outreach is planned for July 9-13 to cover the entire city of 80,000 with John 3:16 texts.

Vancouver, BC - The ministry meeting in Carlton on July 1 was taken by Robert Kenny and Redmond Blair. A number of brethren have set up a stall with tracts and texts to distribute at the weekend market held in Chinatown during the summer. There are opportunities to have conversations with people on spiritual matters through this effort. Please pray for gospel meetings planned in South Main St. in September, with Bryan Funston and Earl Ritchie.

Goose Bay, LB - Wallace Buckle and local brethren are planning to give out several thousand Seed Sowers and to hold children’s meetings this summer.

Winnipeg, MB - David Gilliland had three nights of excellent ministry meetings in June, with a number of the new converts from the Hutterite colonies present. He and Albert Hull also visited a number of northern Ontario assemblies with ministry, and were much appreciated.

Pigeon Hill, NB - Larry Buote, Gerard Roy, and Leslie Wells ministered to a good company of the Lord’s people at the monthly meeting on July 8.

Shediac, NB - God blessed in salvation during gospel meetings with Larry Buote and two local brethren, which ended on July 5.

Tracadie, NB - Leslie Wells and Zoel Gautreau from this assembly began tent meetings in the French village of Fairisle on July 3.

Corner Brook, NF - The annual conference was very profitable. This was the 50th anniversary of the Corner Brook assembly, and Bert Joyce gave a report of the early days in connection with the start of the assembly.

Gander, NF - Norman Crawford had a week of encouraging and enlightening ministry using a chart on the Book of Zechariah, from June 25-29.

Grand Falls-Windsor, NF - Marvin Derksen and Bryan Joyce planned to begin tent meetings on July 8, having distributed 5000 Seed Sower texts in June.

St. John’s, NF - Norman Crawford had a week of most helpful and profitable ministry on Assembly Truths in mid-June.

Nineveh, NS - The assembly appreciated a week of ministry from Jim Walmsley on I and II Peter at the beginning of July, as well as his report on the work in Venezuela. They also enjoyed a visit from Stanley Wells for one night of ministry in June.

Sydney Mines, NS - The June conference was edifying and profitable, with around 150 attending. Seven of the Lord’s servants gave excellent ministry and sound gospel was proclaimed on both nights to large audiences. Stanley Wells led the Bible reading on Psalm 22 on Lord’s Day, and remained for a ministry meeting on Monday night, June 4.

Clinton, ON - The Sunday School picnic on June 23 was marked by a good number, including several parents whose children attend. On Lord’s day June 17, Arnold Gratton encouraged the assembly with his visit, and a young brother was baptized following the gospel meeting. James Walmsley also visited in mid-June for three nights of helpful ministry and an interesting report on Venezuela. Frank Sona visited on Lord’s day, May 27, with timely ministry and help in the gospel.

London, ON - The believers appreciated James Walmsley’s visit on June 10 for ministry and again on June 14, for ministry and a report of the Lord’s work in Venezuela.

Nipissing Junction, ON - The June conference was very encouraging, with 13 of the Lord’s servants sharing in the ministry. The Bible readings on Restoration and Revival were excellent, and the help of God was evident throughout the meetings. On June 24 a young brother and sister were baptized. Earlier, the assembly enjoyed a visit from David Rodgers, with ministry and an account of the work in Chile, and a Lord’s day visit from David Booth for ministry and gospel, after which the Lord blessed in salvation.


Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil - Alvorada: Harry Wilson and Lindsay Carswell are in gospel meetings, with very good interest, a number of strangers attending, and the Lord blessing in salvation.

Novo Hamburgo: James Armstrong and T. W. Wright began meetings in June. Some of those attending are showing signs of interest in salvation, and door-to-door visitation has brought one family to hear the gospel for the first time.

Santa Maria: John McCann, Jr. and Noel Fleck are preaching in this needy city.


Akron, OH - September 1 and 2, 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, "Consecration." Breaking of Bread at 10:00. Accom: David Metcalf, 3228 Blake Rd., Wadsworth, OH 44281, (330)-334-9691. Email Corr. Kenneth Webb, P.O. Box 13350, Akron, OH 44334, (330) 666-9466.

Kansas City, MO - September 2 and 3, with prayer meeting on Saturday at 7:00. Bible reading Lord’s Day at 9:30 on John 17, Breaking of Bread at 11:00, ministry at 2:00 and gospel at 7:00. Monday: 10:00, 2:00 and 6:00. All meetings in the Gospel Hall at 4603 E. Linwood Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64128. Corr. William Jackson, 1613 Ashland P1., Blue Springs, MO 64015. (816) 228-3591. Gospel Hall (816) 924-6346.

Sault Ste. Marie, MI and ON - September 1 and 2, with prayer meeting on Friday at 7:30. The order of meetings for both days will be 10:00, 1:30, 3:30, and 7:00. Bible readings on both days will be on Prayer. All meetings in the Gospel Hall, Wellington and Spring Streets. Corr. R. A. Clark, 462 MacDonald Ave., Sault Ste. Marie, ON, P6B 1H9. (705) 759-0968.

Omaha, NE - September 8 and 9, with prayer meeting on Friday at 7:30. All meetings in the Gospel Hall, 69th and Hartman Streets, (402) 571-5983. First meeting Sat. at 10:00. Bible Reading on Lord’s Day will be on Philippians 2:5-11. For accommodations please contact correspondent, James Harvey, 3139 N.126th St., Omaha, NE 68164. (402) 498-9005. Email

Clinton, ON - September 29 and 30, with prayer meeting on Friday at 7:30 in the Gospel Hall, 143 Joseph St. All other meetings, commencing with ministry at 10:30 on Saturday, in the Central Huron Secondary School, 165 Princess St. East, Clinton. Breaking of Bread 10:00. Corr. Douglas McDonald, P.O. Box 329, Clinton, ON, NOM 1LO. (519) 565-2752. School (519) 482-3471.

Terryville, CT - October 20 and 21, with prayer meeting on Friday at 7:30 in the Gospel Hall, 36 North Main St. All other meetings in the Harry S. Fisher School North Main St., 1/8 mile north of the Hall. Saturday, ministry at 10:00 and 2:00, gospel at 6:30. Lord’s Day, Breaking of Bread at 10:00, ministry at 2:00, and gospel at 4:30. For accommodations contact William Batterton, (203) 755-7621.

Hitesyille, IA - September 15 and 16, with prayer meeting on Friday at 7:30 in the Hitesville Gospel Hall, Aplington, IA. All other meetings in the Aplington-Parkersburg Middle School, 215 10th St., Aplington, IA. Bible reading on Lord’s Day at 9:00, Acts 10:34-43. Breaking of Bread at 10:30. Corr. Larry L. Brandt, 509 Lincoln St. Box 683, Parkersburg, IA 50665, (319) 346-1084. School (319) 347-2394. Hall (319) 347-2333.

Midland Park, NJ - September 29 and 30, with prayer meeting on Friday at 8:00. Breaking of Bread at 10:00. All meetings in the Gospel Hall, 61 Prospect St., Midland Park. Corr. Edgar Chambers, 303 Huntington Court, Wyckoff, NJ 07481. (201) 652-4862. Gospel Hall (201) 447-0654.

St. Thomas, ON - October 6 and 7, with prayer meeting on Friday at 7:30 in the Gospel Hall, 1 Sunset Dr. All other meetings in the Parkside Collegiate, 241 Sunset Dr. Saturday meetings 10:30, 2:00, and gospel at 7:30. Breaking of Bread at 10:00, ministry 2:30, and gospel at 7:30. Corr. Lyle McCandless, 45 Pol Crescent, St. Thomas, ON, N5R 5P9. (519) 637-1602. School (519) 633-0090.

Maidstone and Mervin, SK, and Paradise Valley, AB - Joint conference October 6 and 7, with prayer meeting on Friday at 7:30 in the Maid stone Gospel Hall. All other meetings in the Legion Hall, 111 Main St., Maidstone (306) 893-4277. Order of meetings both days: 10:30, 2:00, 7:00. Corr. for Maidstone: Harry K. McLaren, Box 481, Maidstone, SK, SOM 1MO, (306) 893-4614. For Mervin: Lennard Heath, Box 274, Turtleford, SK, SOM 2Y0, (306) 843-2627. For Paradise Valley: David Flint (403) 745-2560.


Nineveh, NS - George W. R. Hubley, age 82, on May 27. Our beloved brother was saved in 1948, through the text of John 3: 36. He was baptized and received into assembly fellowship at Clementsvale. Later, due to employment he moved to Nineveh, where he was an elder until the time of his death. George had a love for the assembly and the spreading of the gospel, and labored in Weaver’s Settlement, NS. His funeral was well attended, with the gospel plainly preached by Albert Hull, Gerard Roy, and William Bingham. He was predeceased by his first wife Sadie (Maling), and is survived by his wife Joyce (Aptt), four sons, one daughter, and ten grandchildren. Two of his children are in assembly fellowship.

San Diego, CA - Andrew Hall, age 83, on June 10. Our dear brother came from Belfast in 1948, and was saved while working in Toronto. After his marriage he moved to Detroit and was in the Schoolcraft assembly until 1969, when he moved to San Diego with his family. He was an overseer and correspondent there for a number of years. He is survived by his wife and two sons and their families.

Lake Shore, ON - Gordon J. McIntosh, age 82, on June 13. Our brother was saved in 1934 in meetings of brethren McBain and Klabunda, and was in the Lake Shore assembly since 1943. He always had a care for the welfare of the assembly, and as a carpenter also took on much of the responsibility for building the new hall in 1979-80. He is survived by his wife Helen, four children, eight grandchildren, and four great grandchildren. The hall was filled to capacity for the funeral, with many from the community attending. The services were shared by his son Douglas, William Metcalf, Lorne Langfeld, and his brother-in-law Bruce Fuller.

Welland, ON - Ronald Yade, age 73, on June 24. Our brother passed into the presence of his Lord after being diagnosed only two months earlier with a brain tumor, which advanced rapidly. His seat will be empty and he will be missed. He and his wife Laura (Boies) were in happy fellowship in the assembly at Welland. Please pray for his widow, two children, Cheryl and Russell, who are saved and have children still out of Christ. The large number of believers, relatives, and neighbors at his funeral gave witness to his good testimony as a believer. James Smith and Ronald’s brother Lorne shared in the funeral service.