History of Preaching in New Brunswick - Dedication



This account of the Assemblies gathered to the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ in New Brunswick, Canada is in memory of my husband, Burton Neil McMullen, son of Isaac and Agnes (MacNeil) McMullen, who went to be with his Lord October 8, 1992.

It was from him I first heard the Gospel message, before he was saved himself.

Through a mutual friend, Robert Linden (who later married my twin sister Alice), I was introduced to this young sailor on leave from the Royal Canadian Navy during the 1939-1945 war. On his discharge from the Navy in 1945, we became friends and in the Fall of that year, he began telling me how to be saved. He bought me a Bible so I could check that what he was saying was true. In December of 1946, while in deep soul trouble, he travelled to Boston for a conference at the Cliff Street Assembly. On the Sunday evening, he trusted the Lord Jesus Christ as his Saviour. He sent me a telegram saying "Passed from death unto life, I am Christ?s and He is mine".

He continued to tell me the good news of salvation but as a church-going person, I didn?t think I was a sinner and didn?t really need it. It was a few months later, when I realized I was a sinner and that the Lord Jesus Christ had really died on that cross for me, that while walking across the Sunny Brae marsh in Moncton, the light of the gospel message really shone in on me and I trusted the Lord Jesus Christ as my Saviour that evening, (March 20, 1947). Of course, it was Burton who introduced me to the assemblies of Christians who meet in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ all over the world.