Reports, Conferences, Home Calls


Malcolm and Rhoda Radcliffe, 3 Barns Terrace, Maybole, Scotland KA19 7EP. Phone 01655 884083


Newbury, ON - David J. Cooper, 82 Goodal Ave., Ridgeton, ON, NOP 2CO, Box 1218. (519) 674-3073, Fax (519) 674-5659,


Dunkerton, IA - Tent meetings in Littleton closed in August with blessing in salvation. The tent was moved to Evansdale (near Waterloo) where Jerry Jennings and Roy Weber continued in the gospel. The believers had the joy of seeing 12 obey the Lord in baptism.

New Lenox, IL - Local brethren held a week of children's meetings in July, and more than 100 new children attended. William Skates had four nights of ministry regarding prophetic subjects in August.

Saugus, MA - Gospel meetings in August with Eugene Higgins with a Future Events chart were well attended, with good interest. The assembly was encouraged by the meetings and there was some blessing in salvation.

Watertown, MA - Frank Tornaquindici gave helpful and encouraging ministry on August 11 at the baptism of a young sister, and her reception the following Lord's Day was cause for rejoicing among the believers.

Worcester, MA - The assembly was delighted to have Walter Gustafson and Robert Surgenor on Lord's Day, July 14. Brother Surgenor continued with two weeks of encouraging, instructive, and practical ministry on The journey of the Israelites from Egypt to Canaan.

Methuen, MA - During the summer the assembly enjoyed visits from Eric Parmenter, Walter Gustafson, and Tom Meekin. Their ministry was greatly appreciated.

Madawaska, ME - Gerard Roy and Leslie Wells had three and a half weeks of tent meetings, visiting the area with Seed Sower texts and finding many openings to declare the gospel message.

Livonia, MI - Brian Crawford was with the assembly for the Summer Bible Time week. One of the mothers who brought her children daily professed faith in Christ. This is the second year in a row where a soul has been saved in this effort, for which the believers are very grateful.

Saginaw, MI - The assembly enjoyed a visit from Dan Shutt on June 30, and two nights of ministry with Jim Beattie on July 30-3 1. William Metcalf and William Lavery gave able ministry at the August 4 monthly ministry meeting.

Akron, OH - Gospel meetings in the summer with Gene Higgins and David Oliver were most encouraging. Many visitors heard the gospel and God was glorified, believers edified, and sinners justified. The assembly also had helpful visits from Bill Lavery, James Smith, and Robert Surgenor. The Labor Day conference was large, and marked by Christ-exalting ministry and gospel preaching, with valuable teaching on the local assembly.

Cleveland, OH - The assembly appreciated visits from Gene Higgins, Bill Lavery, and David Oliver during the summer. Gospel literature was distributed by the assembly at the local county fair.

Loraine, OH - The two-day conference was most encouraging, with Bible readings taking up prophetic truths.

Mansfield, OH - During the summer the believers were given excellent help by the ministry of Dan Shutt, James Smith and Robert Surgenor. Later, Fred Bartlett also paid a short visit, visiting Akron as well.

Steubenville-Toronto, OH - John Slabaugh and Art Ward concluded five weeks of well-attended tent meetings on July 12. There was encouraging response and rich blessing in salvation.

Bryn Mawr, PA - The assembly enjoyed a week of nightly children's meetings in a nearby town in the summer. The attendance was good with a number of the parents present. Shawn St.Clair of Ottawa assisted with the younger men of the assembly.

McKeesport, PA - David Oliver and Jonathan Procopio were with the assembly for three weeks of tent meetings in August. There was excellent interest from the community and blessing in salvation.

Rapid City, SD - During the summer, a Seed Sower distribution was followed with three weeks of gospel tent work shared by Shad Sluiter, John Kember, Dave Pettersen, and Darris Barney. Children's meetings were also held every morning.

San Antonio, TX - The August conference was a time of fellowship, enjoyment, and encouragement. The profitable ministry from local brethren from other assemblies was appreciated.

Marysville, WA - Tom Hoy and David Booth had three weeks of tent meetings in August that were well attended, with interest and a little blessing in salvation. The joint Labor Day conference with Arlington was profitable, with eight brethren giving help in ministry and the gospel.

Seattle, WA - In August Stan Wells visited for ministry, also visiting Tacoma, Salem, and Forest Grove.

Waukesha, WI - The second annual conference, held in Genesee Depot, was well supported by visitors, with profitable ministry and fellowship. The gospel meetings with Jim Frazier and Robert Surgenor proved to be a time of blessing.


Kamloops, BC - Stan Wells and David Hunt planned to start gospel meetings on September 15.

Vancouver, BC - The August monthly ministry meeting in North Vancouver was taken by Redmond Blair, John Kim, and Robin Morton. David Alves visited a number of assemblies in the area with ministry and reports on Mexico. Tent meetings in Langley saw a number of strangers attending. In Squamish, two weeks of tent meetings saw little interest.

Westbank, BC - The assembly was greatly cheered during the August conference, with blessing in salvation, and good ministry from Hans Bouwman, Jim Currie, Harold Paisley, Jim Webb, Stan Wells, and Gordon Williams.

Elie, MB - Four weeks of tent meetings in July with Jonathan Procopio, Jack Gould, and Peter Smith closed with evident blessing in the gospel.

Roblin, MB - The tent meetings conducted by Peter Smith, Andrew Bergsma, and Jim Hanna were encouraging and well attended, and were followed by a month of weekly meetings to determine whether the interest could be sustained.

Steinbach, MB - Ross Vanstone and Mark Bachert had eight weeks of tent meetings during the summer, with excellent attendance and rich blessing in salvation. There seems to be an interest for further teaching with a view to establish a local church.

Winkler, MB - Gaius Goff and Marvin Derksen held tent meetings during the summer, with good attendance from the district.

Buchans, NF - Open air meetings with area brethren during the summer were an encouragement to the small assembly. Similar meetings were held in Parsons Pond and Seal Cove.

Daniels Harbour, NF - In July, Eric Fowler, Bruce Barkhouse, and Stephen Joyce had a gospel series.

Fogo, NF - The Labor Day conference went well, with seven giving help in ministry and the gospel.

Tracadie, NB - The August conference was larger than usual, with eight giving help in practical ministry.

Arnstein, ON - The assembly was greatly encouraged on July 21 when five were baptized at a lake, with more than 100 gathered to witness the happy event. Harold Paisley and David Booth gave very fitting ministry for the occasion. Brian Crawford's visit in August for the Sunday School picnic and the following Lord's day was appreciated.

Clinton, ON - During July the believers enjoyed visits from William Metcalf and Don Nicholson. The reception of a young brother also brought them much cheer.

Clyde, ON - Three weeks of August tent meetings in Cambridge with Frank Sona and Marvin Derksen were an encouragement, with blessing in salvation. This is the first effort in the city and from the nightly attendance, the response was encouraging. The meetings were also supported by the assemblies in Guelph, Kitchener, and Valens.

Deseronto, ON - In August the believers were encouraged by visits from Murray MacLeod, Timothy Kember, Eugene Badgley, Wallace Buckle, Arnold Gratton, Edward Doherty, and G.P. Taylor, as well as by hearing the gospel preached by Albert Hull and Peter Ramsay in the gospel tent at Picton.

St. Mary's, ON - The assembly was blessed with the reception of five young people during the summer. Earlier, they enjoyed ministry from J. Nesbitt, D. Thompson (Columbia), W. Lavery, B. Rodgers, F. Sona, and S. Maze.

Wallaceburg, ON - The believers were much encouraged during four weeks of tent meetings with Bert Snippe and Alex Dryburgh. There was a nice number of outsiders attending and some blessing in salvation.


Maidstone and Mervin, SK, and Paradise Valley, AB - joint conference October 5 and 6, with prayer meeting on Friday at 7:30 in the Maidstone 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 2YO, (306) 843-2627. For Paradise Valley: David Flint (403) 745-2560.

Baldwin, KS - Annual all-day meeting October 13 in the Coal Creek Gospel Hall, 1718 N. 466 Rd. Breaking of Bread at 9:30, Bible reading at 10:45 on II Cor. 5. Children's meeting at 1: 15, ministry at 2:00, and gospel at 6:30. Please advise if you are staying overnight. Corr. Dave Olmstead ' 1702 N. 466 Rd., Baldwin, KS 66006-7242, (785) 594-6628,

Niagara Falls, ON - October 19 and 20, with prayer meeting on Friday at 7:30 in the Oakwood Gospel Hall at Adams and Hawkins St. Saturday, ministry at 10:00, Bible Study at 1:30, ministry at 2:45, and gospel at 6:45 ' Lord's Day Breaking of Bread at 9:30, Bible Study at 1:30, ministry at 2:45, and gospel meeting at 6:45. Corr. William Smith, 7467 Merritt Ave., Niagara Falls, ON, L2G 5C3. (905) 354-8272. Gospel Hall (905) 358-0377. Terryville, CT - October 19 and 20, 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 10:30 and 2:00, gospel at 6:00. Lord's Day, Breaking of Bread 10:00. ministry at 2:00 and gospel at 4:30. For accommodations contact William Batterton (203) 755-7621.

L'Anse au Loup, LB - October 19 and 20, with prayer meeting on Thursday at 7:30. Bible Reading on Saturday at 10:30, Eph. 4. Breaking of Bread at 10:00. Corr. Francis Barney (709) 927-5696 or Preston Belben (709) 927-5622.

Wallaceburg, ON - October 27, with prayer meeting on Saturday at 7:30. Breaking of Bread at 10:30, ministry at 2:30, and gospel meeting at 7:00, All meetings in the Gospel Hall, 121 Gillard St. For accommodations contact Charles Workman (519) 627-8743, Gospel Hall (519) 627-7637.

LaCrosse, Wl - October 26 and 27, with prayer meeting on Friday at 7:30 in the Gospel Hall, 1928 George St. All other meetings in the Logan Middle School, 1450 Avon St. Saturday, ministry at 10:00; Lord's Day, Bible Reading at 9:00, Breaking of Bread at 10:30. Corr. David L. Hardie, 708 11th Ave. S., Onalaska, WI. (608) 783-4067, school, (608) 789-7755.

London, ON - November 2 and 3, with prayer meeting on Friday at 8:00. All meetings in the Gospel Hall, 1196 Highbury Ave. Saturday ministry at 10:00, 2:00, and 7:00. Lord's Day, Breaking of Bread at 9:30. Corr. Hugh R. Garnham, 843 Dalkeith Cres., London, ON, N5X 1S5. (519) 433-1825. Hall (519) 451-8233.

Oil Springs, ON - November 9 and 10, with prayer meeting on 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. Saturday, ministry at 10:30, Bible Reading at 1:00 on Hebrews 1, gospel 7:00. Lord's Day, Breaking of Bread at 10:30, ministry at 2:30, gospel at 7:00. Corr. Art Whitton, RR#3 Oil Springs, ON, NON 1PO, (519) 882-1686.

Blues Mills, NS - November 9 and 10. All meetings in the Gospel Hall, 34 Mountain Rd., Blues Mills, just off the Trans Canada Highway. Ministry on Saturday at 10:00 and 2:30. Breaking of Bread 10:00, Gospel at 7:00 both evenings. Correspondent John Bain, 12 Reynolds Street, Port Hawkesbury, NS 139A 2Zl. (902) 625-2409 email:

Bryn Mawr, PA - November 9 and 10, with prayer meeting on Friday at 7:30 in the Gospel Hall, 8 N. Summit Grove Ave., Bryn Mawr. All other meetings in the Colonial Elementary School, directly behind the Plymouth Whitemarsh High School, Plymouth Meeting, PA, one mile southeast of the intersection of Rte. 476 and the Pennsylvania Turnpike (Norristown exit); use exit 8 for Plymouth Meeting if traveling Rte. 476 North. Meetings on Saturday: 10:30, 2:30 and 7:00. Breaking of Bread at 10:00. Corr. Harold W. Stewart, 403 Revere Rd., Lafayette Hill, PA 19444; (610) 8250384. Gospel Hall (610) 525-9080.

Newington, CT - One-day conference, November 24 (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. (860) 688-2388. Gospel Hall (860) 666-4342.

Stout, IA - Thanksgiving Day conference on November 28 in the Gospel Hall. Ministry at 10:00 and 2:00. Gary DeGroote, 28073 West Brook Street, New Hartford, IA, 50660. (319) 983-2713. Gospel Hall (319) 3461153.

Phoenix, AZ - Thanksgiving weekend conference, November 28, 29, 30, and Dec. 1, with prayer meeting on Wednesday at 7:30. All meetings in the Gospel Hall, 1246 E. Garfield St. Bible readings (Romans 8 and 12, and I Cor. 11) at 10:00 with ministry at 2:30 and gospel at 7:00 each day. Breaking of Bread Lord's Day at 10:30. Corr. Clarence Van Der Hart, 8525 W. Northern Ave., Glendale, AZ 85305. (623) 872-1007. Hall (602) 2534932.

McKeesport, PA - November 29, 30 and December 1. Annual fall Bible Studies at the Wilson Christian Academy, West Mifflin, PA. Starting Friday 2:30. Subject is "The Christian's Armor in Daily Life." Sessions will be handled by Gene Higgins, David Oliver, Dan Shutt and Jim Smith. For other information, visit Information also available from Tom Clark, Jr., at (412)751-5283, Actom. Rob Oliver at (412) 664-1004.


Mt. Sterling, WI - Stanley Clifton, aged 94, on April 29. Our dear brother was saved in 1930 during gospel meetings held by Lorne McBain in Beetown. Shortly thereafter he and his wife Glee were received into fellowship in Beetown. After his first wife's death, he married Geraldine Fuller and moved to Jackson, MI, moving back to WI after his retirement. Our brother Stanley was a quiet brother who appreciated his salvation deeply. He was well grounded in the scripture and loved the old paths. He was predeceased by his wife, and is survived by two daughters, Marilyn (Mrs. Richard) Sargent, and Margaret (Mrs. Barry) Cockerill. Art Ward spoke at the well-attended funeral.

Cleveland, OH - Miriam Gustafson, age 74, on May 15. Miriam was saved in 1939 through the work of Albert Joyce and Herb Harris, in a series where about 40 were saved. She and her husband Dick enjoyed the fellowship of the believers in Monticello for many years, until Miriam was unable to attend due to poor health. For more than 20 years she endured physical challenges, injuries, surgeries, and limitations but always maintained her sweet disposition. Sam Haddad and Art Pile, Jr., shared the funeral service.

Sault Ste. Marie, ON - Edmund Clark, age 86, on July 3. Our dear brother was saved at 13 and later received into assembly fellowship. Edmund had a great zeal in the gospel, and was a respected overseer in the Soo assembly for many years. He continued in happy fellowship until he and his wife moved to Mississauga to be with their family. He leaves his beloved wife Margaret, one son, and two daughters with their spouses and children, all saved and in assembly fellowship. Ross Clark and Ernie Dellandrea shared the funeral service.

Lake Shore, ON - Elva (Kersey) Falconer, age 84, on July 6. Elva was saved in 1936 during meetings with Lorne McBain and Robert Crawford. Her family operated the General Store where the Lake Shore tent was pitched for many summers. She had a love and exercise for the proclamation of the gospel, but was confined lately to her home and the Rest Home. She leaves her husband Cam and her son Bruce and his family. Fred Krauss and William Metcalf shared the funeral service.

Clinton, ON - Florence Elliot, age 87, on July 8. Our dear sister was saved in 1979 after her brother Frank took her to gospel meetings held by John Slabaugh and Gary Sharp. She was received into fellowship in Clinton and attended the assembly meetings faithfully until entering the nursing home where she resided until her home call following several strokes. She was characterized by a contented and uncomplaining spirit, and her cheery smile was always an encouragement. Two sons and their families, two sisters, and two brothers survive her. George Patterson and Doug McDonald shared the funeral service.

Portadown, NI - Mrs. Elizabeth Hanna, age 95, on July 8. Our sister was saved in 1928 through the late Frank Knox. She was a widow of failing health for more than 60 years. A sister of prayer, she sent gospel tracts to those of fame and authority, receiving a c know ledgements even from royalty. A polished stone, she herself has entered the palace. Sam McBride and Alan Davidson shared the funeral services with local brethren. Arlington, WA - Ruby Kazen, age 87, on July 12. Ruby was saved at 23 through outreach work in the 30's from brethren in Vancouver, including Cecil Copp, Hector Alves, John Harris, and Harry Kazen. This work resulted in the formation of the Lynden assembly. A widow for the past 36 years, after her husband Pete passed away suddenly, Ruby leaves a son and daughter and their families, with several grandchildren in need of salvation. Her funeral service was shared by Ed Rollins, Don Kazen, and Morris Scandrett.

River Hebert, NS - Wilbert Eagles, age 94, on July 21., Our brother was saved in 1979 in gospel meetings with David Hunt and the late Floyd Stewart, and later received into assembly fellowship. His wife Nellie predeceased him two years ago, and he leaves two sons and their families, not saved. Please pray for his many unsaved family connections. The funeral service was shared by Ken Taylor, William Bingham, and Cecil Morton.

Pennsauken, NJ - Roland L. Black, age 74, on July 27. Saved at the age of sixteen at a New Year's conference, our brother showed a deep love for the gospel throughout his life and will be missed in the assembly. He leaves his wife, Betty (nee Burrows), his son Allen, his daughter Holly, and his sister Edith, all in fellowship in Pennsauken. The funeral service was taken by David Curran, David Oliver, and Gene Higgins.

Akron, OH - Mary Totten, age 92, on July 28. Our dear sister was born in Scotland and came to America in 1928. She was saved in 1931, received into fellowship, and a year later was united in marriage to Thomas who predeceased her in 1983. Hindered by health problems from attending meetings in recent years, she was marked by a love to Christ, the assembly, and the gospel to the end. William Lavery and Kenneth Webb shared the funeral service, with a large number of relatives and friends present.

Nineveh, NS - Vivian L. Swan, of Bridgewater, age 80, on July 28. Our beloved sister was saved in 1960 in meetings held by Fred Holder and Doug Howard, and gathered with the assembly in Oxford, NS. Several years later she and her late husband Laurie, who predeceased her in 1977, were among the believers who gathered in the formation of the assembly in Tatamagouche, NS. In 1997 she moved to Bridgewater to live with her daughter and was in fellowship in the Nineveh assembly until her homecall. She was a happy Christian, faithful in the attendance of the assembly meetings, and a strong supporter of the gospel. She rejoiced in seeing her 10 children and over 30 of her 35 grandchildren saved, many in assembly fellowship. Her son David spoke words of tribute on behalf of the family, and Ken Taylor, William Bingham, and Albert Hull shared in the service at the large funeral.

Torrington, CT - Lillian H. Richard, age 92, on August 3. Our beloved sister was saved in 1926 during tent meetings held by William Warke and James Marshall. She was the last survivor of the original thirteen believers that first met to remember the Lord late in 1926, when the assembly in Torrington was planted. She and her husband Ray, called home in 1968, are remembered as having a home open to the Lord's servants and His people; many have known their faithfulness in very practical ways. She was lovingly cared for by her family (four sons, three daughters) the last few years, while confined to her home. The funeral services, conducted by Matthew Brescia and Frank Tornaquindici, very fittingly gave testimony to the Savior whom our sister came to know so many years ago.

Grand Bend, ON - Pearl Hotson, age 84, on August 4. Our sister was saved as young woman and, along with her husband Willis, who died in 1986, was in fellowship in the Grand Bend assembly until chronic illness required that she receive nursing home care. She is predeceased by one son and survived by three daughters and one son, and other relatives and their families, some of whom arc not saved. The large funeral was taken by Arnold Gratton.

Stout, IA - Willis Stickfort, age 61, on August 4. Our dear brother was saved at the age of 12 while the late Clay Fite was visiting the assembly. He appreciated his salvation and was in fellowship for many years in the Stout assembly. In recent years he was suffering from leukemia. He leaves his wife Ardys, three sons, a daughter, and four grandchildren. Richard Van Mill, Robert Orr, and Roy Weber shared the funeral service. Manchester, IA - Mrs. Marjorie Barker, age 87, on August 10. Our sister was saved in 1940 through the late Oliver Smith. She was in the assembly in Manchester for many years. Her husband Jim, three sons, and their families survive. Prayer is requested for the salvation of loved ones not yet saved. Robert Orr took the funeral service.

Sault Ste. Marie, ON - Wayne Rodgers, age 62, passed suddenly into the Lord's presence on August 10. Wayne was saved at the age of ten in Kirkland Lake, ON. In 1963 he and his wife moved to Sault Ste. Marie where he was employed as a teacher. Our brother, a respected overseer in the assembly, took an interest in all its activities, preaching the gospel and teaching Sunday School. He loved to work with young Christians and was a great help to many in various parts of the country. Left to mourn his passing is his beloved wife Heather, one son and three daughters, all in assembly fellowship here. Gary Sharp, Ross Rodgers, David Clingen, Roger McIntyre, and Bruce Rodgers shared the funeral service.

Marysville, WA - Frieda Steen, age 71, on August 14. Our dear sister was saved in 1945 and in fellowship at the Arlington and Shoultes Gospel Hall for many years. Her life was marked by hospitality and kindness. For the past 20 years she had increasingly required care and assistance, which was lovingly supplied by her husband, Chuck. Her memorial service was shared by Tom Hoy and Bryon Meyers and was well attended by family and many friends, several of whom shared remembrances of Frieda's life. Niagara Falls, ON - Mary Bacon, age 89, on August 23. Mary and her late husband were saved as a young couple and received into assembly fellowship at Niagara. She attended faithfully until ill health prevented her from coming out. At her funeral service, the gospel was faithfully and graciously proclaimed by James Smith, along with her testimony which she had written out.


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