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SCOTLAND Forthcoming

SEPTEMBER 2

Castle Douglas: Gospel Hall at 6.30pm. R Miller, J Paterson (jnr), ministry. From 3rd September to 17th September, R Miller and J Paterson will preach the gospel each night at 7.30pm.

Kirkmuirhill: Gospel Hall, Vere Road. Conference at 3.30pm. J Baker, I Jackson, I Robertson.

Linwood: Gospel Hall, Bridge Street at 7.00pm. I Campbell (Design and Nature).

SEPTEMBER 8-9

Interlink Missionary Weekend: See separate advert.

SEPTEMBER 9

Bellshill: Gospel Hall, Johnston Street, Mossend. Conference at 3.00pm. S Arbuthnot, A Sinclair, J Stubbs.

SEPTEMBER 16

Ayr: Gospel Hall, Prestwick Road. Bible Reading at 7.00pm. T Wilson (John 13.31-14.6).

Coatbridge: Hebron Hall, Church Street. Conference at 3.30pm. C Hutchison, J Stubbs, J Coltman.

Larbert: Gospel Hall. Conference at 3.00pm. S McDonald, D Grant, R Cargill.

Perth: Gospel Hall. Conference at 3.00pm in Perth High School. B Martin, S Arbuthnot, W Stevely. Mr Martin continues in ministry on Lord’s Day at 3.45pm and Monday to Thursday at 7.30pm in the Gospel Hall.

SEPTEMBER 23

Kirkconnel: Gospel Hall at 7.00pm. T Wilson, J Grant.

Port Seton: Viewforth Gospel Hall. Conference at 3.30pm. W McKellar, G Dunbar, A Naismith.

St Monans: Annual Conference in Town Hall at 3.00pm and 6.00pm. J Hay, A Sinclair, A Wilson. Mr Wilson continues on Lord’s Day in the Gospel Hall at 3.30pm and 6.00pm.

SEPTEMBER 30

Crosshouse: Gospel Hall, Annandale Gardens. Annual Conference at 3.00pm. R Cargill, S Downs, S Jennings. Mr Jennings continues in ministry on Lord’s Day at 2.00pm and Monday to Thursday at 7.30pm.

Prestwick: Bute Hall at 7.00pm. A Foster, L Rollo.

OCTOBER 6

Ashgill: Bethany Hall at 7.30pm. W Banks, A Sinclair.

OCTOBER 6-8

Lendrick Muir (near Kinross): Young Christians Bible Study Weekend. R Collings, J Riddle. For further information please contact John and Linda Gamble, Tel: 01698 424614.

OCTOBER 7

Gourock: Gospel Hall, Drumshantie Road. Annual Conference at 3.30pm. J R Baker, M Brown, A Sinclair.

Hamilton: Low Waters Gospel Hall at 6.30pm. D Cameron, J Brown (Report on Bible Exhibition).

Kilmarnock: Elim Hall, Cuthbert Place. Conference at 3.00pm. F Beavers, J Harrison, S MacDonald. Mr Beavers continues in ministry until Tuesday, at 7.45pm.

Livingston: Gospel Hall, Deans at 6.30pm. W Gaffney, A deVille.

New Stevenston: Assembly Hall at 6.30pm. T Wilson, G Meikle.

Perth: Gospel Hall at 7.00pm. A Gamble.

Shieldhill: Gospel Hall at 6.30pm. D Gillies (Ministry and Report).

N. IRELAND Forthcoming

SEPTEMBER 2

Carryduff: Gospel Hall. Annual Conference, K Keyser (USA), D Wilson (Kilkenny) at 7.30pm. Mr Keyser continues in ministry the following week at 8.00pm.

SEPTEMBER 11-23

Bangor: Ebenezer Gospel Hall, Church Street. Bible Readings conducted by J Allen (1 Timothy 1-6).

SEPTEMBER 16

Kingsmills: Gospel Hall at 8.00pm. Ministry, D Gilliland.

Portavogie: Ebenezer Gospel Hall. Annual Conference at 3.00pm and 6.00pm.

SEPTEMBER 23

Ballymena: Cambridge Avenue Gospel Hall at 7.00pm (note time). JG Hutchinson – special thanksgiving meeting for 60 years in the Lord’s service. All welcome.

SEPTEMBER 25-29

Kells: Gospel Hall. Bible Readings at 8.00pm. S Wells responsible. The "Ships" of Scripture.

SEPTEMBER 27-30

Ardmore: Gospel Hall. Wednesday 27th to Friday 29th at 8.00pm. J Hay. Conference on Saturday at 2.30pm. J Hay, JG Hutchinson, M Radcliffe, J Wishart.

OCTOBER 2-6

Dundonald: Gospel Hall at 8.00pm. Ministry, D Gilliland.

OCTOBER 5

Shanaghan: Gospel Hall. Annual Conference at 12 noon.

OCTOBER 7

Ahorey: Gospel Hall. Annual Conference at 7.30pm. W Barr, D Brown. Mr Barr continues in ministry Monday to Thursday at 8.00pm.

Ballymagarrick: Gospel Hall at 8.00pm. R McKeown.

ENGLAND & WALES Forthcoming

SEPTEMBER 1

Swinton, Manchester: Bethesda Hall. Commendation service of Stephen Baker to full time service in the spread of the gospel. Please note the service will take place at the Pendlebury Evangelical Church, 431 Bolton Road, Pendlebury, Swinton, Manchester at 7.30pm. For further details please telephone 0161 7944440.

SEPTEMBER 2

Deri: Gospel Hall at 7.00pm. R Thomson.

Great Yarmouth: Gospel Hall, Kitchener Road at 7.30pm. H Stewart.

Prescot: Gospel Hall, Evans Street. Annual Conference at 3.15pm and 6.15pm. A Gamble, G Payne.

Waltham Abbey: Eastbrook Hall, Broomstickhall Road. Conference at 4.00pm and 6.15pm. J Phillips.

Wimborne: Emmanuel Gospel Hall, Welland Road. Conference at 3.30pm and 6.00pm. J Hay. Mr Hay continues on Lord’s Day at 4.00pm and Monday at 7.30pm.

SEPTEMBER 9

Corby: Gospel Hall, Rockingham Road. Conference at 4.00pm and 6.15pm. P Scarsbrook, Mr Scarsbrook will continue on Lord’s Day at 4.15pm.

Crewe: Bethany Gospel Hall, Lime Tree Avenue at 7.00pm. J Scarsbrook.

Redditch: Foxlydiate Crescent Gospel Hall. Annual Conference at 3.00pm and 6.00pm. J R Baker, J Holifield. Mr Baker continues in ministry Monday to Thursday at 7.45pm.

South Shields: Hebron Hall. Conference in Maxwell Hall, West Stevenson Street at 3.00pm and 6.00pm. M Radcliffe, D West. Mr Radcliffe continues in ministry on Lord’s Day at 8.15pm and Monday to Wednesday at 7.30pm.

Tooting: London, Longley Road Gospel Hall. Conference at 3.15pm and 6.15pm. J Lee, A Carew.

Warrington: Hope Hall, Hawthorne Street at 7.00pm. R Catchpole. Mr Catchpole will continue on Lord’s Day at 2.15pm and 6.30pm.

SEPTEMBER 16

Cheltenham: Bethany Gospel Hall, Newton Road, Hesters Way at 7.30pm. I Rees.

Eastbourne: Marine Hall, 85 Seaside at 7.00pm. C Lacey.

Leicester: York Street Gospel Hall. Missionary Meeting at 5.00pm. G Payne (Egypt).

Luton: Onslow Road Gospel Hall. Conference at 4.00pm and 6.15pm. T Ledger.

Trent Vale: Gospel Hall, Stoke on Trent. Conference at 3.15pm and 6.15pm. P Coulson, A Young. Mr Coulson continues until Wednesday.

SEPTEMBER 15-18

Teeside, Tyneside and Wearside: North East Missionary Conference. For further details contact J Wallace Tel: 01429 264603.

SEPTEMBER 23

Coltishall: Bethesda Gospel Hall at 7.30pm. A Maunder.

Golborne: Gospel Hall, Manor Street at 7.00pm. J Gibson.

Helions Bumpstead: Gospel Hall at 7.00pm. J Riddle.

Northampton: Gospel Hall, Spencer Bridge Road. Conference at 3.00pm. I Jackson (Is the Local Assembly Relevant in Today’s Society?).

Tottenham: Brook Street Chapel, Brook Street, High Road, Bruce Grove. Missionary Conference at 3.00pm. (no evening session). A Catchpole (Italy), J Watson (Brazil), S Clegg (Prison Ministry).

SEPTEMBER 30

Bexleyheath: Bethany Hall, North Street at 7.00pm. I Jackson.

Dereham: Toftwood Gospel Hall, Shipdham Road. Homeworkers Conference at 3.00pm and 6.00pm. Medical Missionary News, J Frost.

Harrow: Belmont Hall, Pinner Road. Conference at 3.30pm and 6.30pm. E Hughes, H Hatt. Mr Hughes continues in ministry Sunday 1st to Thursday 5th October.

Leicester: York Street Gospel Hall at 7.30pm. J Holifield.

Manchester: Missionary Conference in Gospel Hall, Highmead Street, Gorton at 3.00pm and 6.00pm. B Howden, A Renshaw.

OCTOBER 7

Corby: Gospel Hall at 7.00pm. J Stubbs.

Coventry: Gospel Hall, Upper Hill Street. Conference at 3.00pm and 6.15pm. R Revie, P Scarsbrook. Mr Revie continues until Wednesday.

Deri: Gospel Hall at 7.00pm. S Baker.

Great Yarmouth: Gospel Hall, Kitchener Road. Missionary/Homeworker Conference at 3.15pm and 6.15pm. G Payne, M Browne.

Luton: Selbourne Gospel Hall at 6.30pm. R Dawes.

Merseyside, Liverpool: Missionary Conference Weekend in Newsham Park Chapel, Sheil Road. Friday at 7.30pm. Saturday at 2.00pm.

Stoke: Gospel Hall, Fletcher Road at 7.00pm. D Meikle.

Tonbridge: Gospel Hall, Bishops Oak Ride. Annual Conference at 3.30pm and 6.00pm. K Totton, I Jackson. Mr Jackson continues in ministry Monday to Thursday at 7.30pm.

Warrington: Hope Hall, Hawthorne Street at 7.00pm. J Hay. Mr Hay will continue in ministry Monday to Thursday at 7.30pm.

Wimborne: Emmanuel Gospel Hall, Welland Road at 7.00pm. A Maunder.

SCOTLAND Reports

Lanarkshire: Each month over the winter, brethren met for prayer for the anticipated summer gospel campaigns which were arranged for 3 weeks at Muirhead and 3 weeks at Low Waters, Hamilton. The preacher was Roland Pickering from Dromore, N.I. Prior to the meetings much literature was distributed in these areas.

In the small assembly in Muirhead, before the meetings started, the saints had worked hard and they anticipated God moving. They saw quite a number of unsaved folks attending as the gospel was well and faithfully preached, and there was a real sense of the Lord’s presence in the meetings. The support of assemblies in Lanarkshire and from the East End of Glasgow was appreciated, as they too brought unsaved folks with them. Open air meetings preceded the gospel preaching each evening.

In Low Waters, Hamilton also there had been much prayer and visitation by the assembly workers prior to the campaign, but sadly little response from those who lived in the surrounding area. The hall was well filled each evening with unsaved people always present, and again the support of the assemblies in Lanarkshire is to be commended. The gospel was preached faithfully and well, and the atmosphere was such that on quite a few evenings people were reluctant to move from their seats.

The work of tract distribution and door to door visitation was carried out by Roy Marshall, ably helped by a number of brethren in the areas of Uddingston, Chapelhall and Greengairs, who also gave good support at Muirhead and Low Waters. Some of the areas visited proved to be very unresponsive while the gospel was presented at the doors, but there is mutual encouragement working together in this difficult field.

Gospel Open Air Rallies were held on Saturday afternoons at Muirhead, Overtown, Greengairs, Low Waters and Kirkmuirhill. The weather was favourable, and good numbers of believers gave support. In the evening various brethren ministered to the saints gathered.

All through, the gospel was faithfully preached, and as the saints worked together in open air witness and door-to-door visitation there was a real sense of uplift as they "stood fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel". We look to the Lord that His Holy Spirit will yet work in the hearts of unsaved ones who heard the gospel at this time.

North East: The Cullen assembly was encouraged during gospel meetings with Stephen Grant for four weeks from the end of May. Good numbers heard the word very clearly and interestingly presented each night, many for the first time. The use of a central venue, with local believers inviting passers-by each night, proved an effective means of bringing into the meeting both local folks and visitors. Each Monday evening the local primary school was used and a walk through display on the subject to be covered was set up. A good number were contacted in this way also. A gentleman, who spoke of being awakened at the meetings, trusted the Saviour after the regular gospel meeting in Fraserburgh.

East Coast: Once again this summer, Book Stalls were set up during the local harbour Gala Days at St Monans in June, and at Arbroath in July. These were good opportunities to distribute gospel literature and to engage people in conversation about spiritual things. The St Monans assembly is also systematically distributing a tract with a reply card into each home in the villages along the coast of the East Neuk of Fife, and the small townships inland, where there is very little gospel witness. May the "seed" fall into "good ground".

Sound Gospel Hall, Lerwick: During a four week visit by Gordon McCracken to the Shetlands, 27 schools were visited, with over 1,000 children and many teachers being reached with the gospel. Children’s meetings were also held in the Sound Gospel Hall and in Whiteness Community Centre, a fifteen minute drive from Lerwick.

The believers were delighted to see even more children attending than last year, with one register having 85 names on it. Prizegivings were held to reach adults, with well over 150 children, parents and grandparents attending.

A boy of 11 told some of the believers that he had trusted the Lord after one of the meetings last year. A girl of fourteen saved in 2004 and a young lad came forward for baptism. A girl saved last year, along with her mother, who trusted the Lord in February, were both baptised. Two of those who were baptised are now in fellowship at Sound Gospel Hall.

The day after the baptisms it was discovered that another girl received Christ as her Saviour on the previous night in her bedroom.

Oftentimes we sow the seed, knowing that only eternity will reveal the fruit, but it is good when we can see the Lord’s hand at work before our eyes and see the fruit of our labour for the Lord. May He have all the glory.

N. IRELAND Reports

Co. ANTRIM

Ballinashee: Gospel meetings commenced on 23rd July in a tent at T Gordon’s farm. Speakers: B Currie and J Palmer. Prayer requested.

Ballymena (Harryville): Children’s meetings at Tullygarley from 21st-25th August.

Ballymena (Cambridge Avenue): R Plant expected for children’s meetings from 18th-22nd September.

Broughshane and Kells assemblies had open air meetings in their villages. J Rogers helped by others was responsible for one week at Kells. D McGarvey with local brethren was responsible for two weeks at Broughshane. There was help to preach the gospel and people listened. Pray that the Lord will bless the Word.

Carnlough: Annual open air meetings at the harbour took place from 17th July - 21st July. Several brethren helped and there were good numbers listening.

Portrush: 17th-24th July: children’s meetings with D Donaghy. 24th-28th July: ministry by J Baker from the book of Nehemiah.

Bushmills: Bible Readings from 10th-21st July (and including open air meetings). Ephesians chs.1-3 were considered. Numbers were smaller than previous years. D Kane was unable to be present, but several other brethren accepted responsibility. Helpful and interesting discussions.

Ballybollan: The Conference on 12th July was well attended with helpful and challenging ministry from M Radcliffe, L Hills, B Currie, S Wells, S Ferguson and B Glendinning.

Co. ARMAGH

Bleary: The Conference on 1st July was larger than in recent years and helpful ministry was given by WJ Nesbitt, B Glendinning, S Wells, A Davidson, D Gilliland and T McNeill.

Co. DOWN

Annalong: J Martin and W Martin commenced gospel meetings here on 6th August. Prayer valued.

Bessbrook: J Rogers and R McKeown hope to erect a portable hall in this needy area to commence gospel meetings in September. A prayerful interest appreciated.

Craigavad: M Radcliffe and B Martin commenced gospel meetings in this rural district convenient to the large town of Bangor on 23rd July. Please pray for blessing.

Newcastle, Northfield: The annual two Bible Weeks in a large tent concluded on 23rd July. The morning sessions of the first week was for Bible teaching when J McQuoid gave instructive and challenging ministry from the Epistle to the Ephesians. Many of the believers spoke of being blessed. In the evening sessions during the two weeks, P Brandon preached the gospel sincerely and simply with evident power. Many of those who attended were unaccustomed to hearing the gospel and they gave good attention. A number were known to have professed to be saved. In conjunction with the meetings in the tent, open air meetings were held in the town centre where many contacts were made. Children’s meetings in two of the large caravan parks took place daily and many children heard the Word of God. Pray for blessing on the seed sown and the many tracts distributed.

Ballymagarrick: Annual Believers’ Meeting on 13th July. A very large company assembled for the ministry of the Word. The meeting had two sessions with an interval for refreshments. The ministry was instructive, searching, and most practical with a good sense of the presence of the Lord. Speakers: J G Hutchinson, L Hills, D Gilliland, J Grant, S Wells and M Radcliffe.

Co. TYRONE

Cookstown: Gospel meetings in this area conducted by N Burden and C Glendinning during June and into July have now concluded.

Dunmullan: The Annual Conference on 12th July was well attended. Sharing in ministry were D Ussher, D Gilliland, A Davidson, P Williams, S Jennings and S McBride.

Kingsmills: Annual Believers’ Meeting on 12th July. A large company gathered to hear practical and helpful ministry given by W Nesbitt, G Woods, J Martin, J Rogers and G McKinlay.

Martry: Annual Believers’ Meeting at the end of June. Speakers: S Wells, J Smith, M Radcliffe, D Williamson and S McBride.

Kilmore: Annual Believers’ Meeting on 26th July. The ministry was given by W J Nesbitt, S McBride, J Lennox, S Wells and J Fleck.

Sion Mills: Annual Believers’ Meeting at the end of June. Speakers: S Jennings, M Radcliffe, J Smith, P Williams and D Ussher.

BELFAST & DISTRICT

The assembly at Bloomfield purposes having gospel meetings in a portable hall in Dixon Park, Grand Parade. The meetings commence (dv) on 17th September, and the speakers are M Radcliffe and W Fenton. The prayers of the Lord’s people will be greatly appreciated.

EIRE Reports

Rathmines Gospel Hall, Dublin: The believers meeting at Rathmines were delighted by a visit from our brother Les Hills (Australia) on Saturday and Lord’s Day 22nd/23rd July for ministry and gospel.

Co. DONEGAL

Magheracorn: Gospel meetings commenced 2nd July, with this small assembly. S Gilfillan and N Woods would very much appreciate prayer for this effort.

ENGLAND & WALES Reports

WEST MIDLANDS

Broadwas-on-Teme: This year’s conference was well supported by the saints. I Jackson and R Revie gave challenging practical ministry. R Revie stayed on for two further evenings of ministry which was appreciated. The assembly now looks forward to its winter series of ministry meetings.

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