George Meikle and Roy Marshall continue in Carnock on a Monday evening in the Community Centre with much encouragement, with over twenty believers gathered regularly, and a few unbelievers, including the unsaved caretaker, and some children of believers. The little hall is often full. They are looking for others to join them. Please pray that the Word of God will be effective in salvation. They continue on with no sense of concluding these meetings while there is an interest.
St Andrews: Brian Chalmers (Luthermuir) presented the Gospel in the City exhibition to a group invited for a buffet meal in the Gospel Hall. Although a number who had indicated they would attend were ill, there was good interest and good conversations following Brians talk. The exhibition was set up in the Market Square the next day to coincide with a coffee morning in the hall. Again a number showed interest and gospel literature was distributed.
In the Woodside assembly Aberdeen, Jack Hay conducted two weeks of gospel meetings from late January into February. Several schools in the area were also visited, and we look to the Lord for His blessing upon the seed sown. The area around the hall was extensively tracted. One person came to the meetings as a direct result of this and continues to attend on Sunday evenings. Others were brought to the meetings by those in fellowship, and every evening unsaved folks heard the gospel. On the last night a woman professed faith in Christ. We would value prayer for this woman and for all who heard the Word clearly proclaimed.
In Peterhead, the Bible Exhibition was again on display in York Street Hall for a week in February. Almost 600 children from all the local schools attended, some of whom appeared to have very little idea about the Bible. It was a good opportunity to enlighten them as to the value of the Word of God and how it applies to them. Another very positive reaction to the Exhibition was a request from a school just outside Peterhead for the brethren to take some of the school assemblies. A number of adults attended in the evenings throughout the week and showed an interest. In our present society it is good to have available such a clear statement about the unique greatness of the Word of God.
Ballybollan: Gospel meetings continue at Ballylummin with good interest and support as the gospel is clearly preached. A young girl has professed and this brought encouragement.
Ballymena (Harryville): Meetings are to commence (dv) in mid April at Slaght in a portable hall with W Fenton and M McKillen. Pray for help and blessing.
Ballywatermoy: Gospel meetings commenced on 4th February and continue with M Radcliffe and J Rodgers. Excellent attendance and help from the Lord to preach the gospel. Pray for blessing.
Larne (Craigyhill): J Martin and W Martin continue in the gospel. Jim is able to speak every night with Wesley. Encouraging interest from the district, and believers are influencing neighbours to attend.
Lisburn: Wallace Avenue. L Craig commencing on 4th March.
Portrush: Gospel meetings commence (dv) on 4th March with D Scott and I McClean. There is an exercise to see local people reached by the gospel.
Ardmore Gospel Hall: Gospel meetings are expected to be held from mid April in a portable hall with J Martin and W Martin.
Armagh: Gospel Hall. W Fenton and M Campbell continue in the gospel (now in the 6th week - mid February). The meetings to date have been most encouraging, and the saints have had cause to rejoice in another young lady trusting Christ. It has been really amazing that many from the locality, some unknown to the believers, have come to listen to the gospel. The hall is filled nightly and a good interest continues.
Clonroot: Gospel Hall. The opening of the new hall took place with three nights in the gospel followed by a ministry meeting on the Saturday. Profitable words were given by W Martin, M Radcliffe, D Gilliland, J Fleck, A Colgan and T Bentley. The hall was very well filled for all the meetings. We trust this small assembly will have cause to rejoice in days to come with souls saved and the testimony strengthened. Special gospel meetings will be announced in the next issue.
Ashfield (Dromore area): R Pickering and T Wallace are continuing into a 5th week in mid February with a good measure of interest. They are looking to the Lord for a movement in salvation amongst the unsaved who are attending.
Ballywalter (Innasharkie Road): A Colgan and C Law along with the local believers are being much encouraged with the local response of many unsaved attending nightly. There has been blessing in salvation. The meetings are being held some 2 miles from the village in a portable hall erected on N Trimbles farm. Pray that many might be saved and added to the assembly and the testimony strengthened.
Co. LONDONDERRY & Co. DONEGAL
Limavady: D McGarvey and A Caldwell are in their third week of meetings with good numbers attending.
Moneydig: S Maze and D McGarvey are expected for gospel meetings commencing in mid April. Prayer requested.
Dungannon: Gospel Hall. The assembly values prayer for the forthcoming visit of the Ayrshire Bible Exhibition during the week commencing 23rd April. Many of the schools in the town and area will be contacted. This is a great opportunity in reaching the young people and giving them an interest in the Bible and what it teaches.
BELFAST & DISTRICT
Dunmurry: Gospel Hall. J Fleck and B Martin commenced a gospel series on 4th February. Prayer valued that as the meetings would continue a good interest might be built up and a movement of God seen in salvation.
Glenburn: Gospel Hall. B Currie and J Palmer were continuing with some unsaved being brought by the Christians. Interest from the local people has been disappointing.
Windsor: Gospel Hall. A series of gospel meetings in a portable hall is planned to commence (God willing) at the end of February if a suitable site can be obtained on the Lisburn Road. W Fenton and M McKillen are to be the preachers. Please pray.
Dublin: Rathmines Gospel Hall. Roy Marshall visited the assembly in February, with four nights ministry on the subject: "Some Studies in Jeremiah". The meetings were well attended and the saints appreciated our brothers practical teaching. Truly, things written aforetime were written for our learning (Rom 15.4).
ENGLAND & WALES
Broadwas on Teme: R Plant gave most instructive ministry at the first Saturday evening meeting of the year. He stayed on to give further help over the weekend. The following month A Maunder ministered on "The Judgment Seat of Christ". A very solemn subject to challenge all present. The Friday Focus Bible Teaching Series conducted by C Lacey has now concluded after running through the winter months for the help of all present.
Redditch, Batchley Estate: C Roberts spent a week at Foxlydiate Crescent ministering the Word most profitably. He also gave a report of his visits to the Continent. His time with the assembly was most appreciated.