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“Christ Will Be Magnified…to Me, to Live is Christ”

Paul and Silas were put into prison in Philippi (Acts 16:23-25). The magistrates charged the jailer to keep them securely, so he put them into the inner prison and secured their feet in the stocks. At that time Paul and Silas did not preach. They were simply filled with Christ and filled with the Spirit, and at midnight they sang hymns of praise to the Lord. That was not merely preaching in word; that was the expression of Christ, the outward expression of the inner life. That was a strong example of the genuine preaching of the gospel, and the jailer, the keeper of the prison, was saved….The proper preaching of the gospel is the very expression of Christ. (from Preaching the Gospel in the Way of Life, by Witness Lee, chap. 8; it is available online; select the book in the alphabetical list, then select the chapter in the upper right)

College Conference

This weekend college students from across southern California will gather in Anaheim for a conference on the priesthood. Please pray that the Lord would gather many students to receive this word, that their time of taking hospitality in the homes of nearby saints would be blessed, and that through this conference the Lord would gain more of the reality of the New Testament priesthood among His believers.

Junior High Conferences

The junior high brothers’ and sisters’ conferences are this weekend. Please pray that the junior high brothers and sisters would receive a visitation from the Lord during these conferences. Pray that their hearts would be soft, that the spoken word would be clear and that the atmosphere would allow the Lord to speak to His people’s heart.

Sixth Grade Conference Parents and Serving Ones’ Training

The sixth grade conference is very important for our young people (many of which have perhaps just recently received the Lord, or will receive the Lord at this conference). Hence, there is an important need for those serving at this conference to come to a special training and preparation fellowship that will be held on Saturday, April 28, 9:30AM to 12:00PM at 1916 W. Ball Rd, Anaheim, 92804.
We ask at least one parent of each 6th grader going to the conference to attend this important time. Also, all the saints planning to go to the conference as serving ones for the 6th graders, as well as any college age saints who are burdened for the 6th graders should attend. To register for this time please go to http://scyp.com and click on “Event Registration.”

Africa

Monday through Wednesday Dick Taylor, James Lee, and other traveling brothers will be in Ghana to repeat the eight messages from the recent ITERO in Anaheim. Thursday through next week Monday Dick Taylor and another brother will be in Ethiopia for a conference on Enjoying Christ as Revealed in the Book of Psalms followed by a condensed version of ITERO. Please pray

  • for more vision of Christ Himself and much enjoyment of Him in the conferences and afterwards;
  • that through the trainings many brothers get deeper into the first love for the Lord and living and working one with Him that they may be patterns for all in the churches to follow;
  • for much life imparted into the mortal bodies of the traveling brothers, and for a rich supply of life and light in all their times of fellowship with African saints;
  • that everything during these weeks of travel turn out to salvation so that the Lord can gain Zion in Africa.

Training Registration

The summer training in Anaheim will be July 2-7. The registration deadline is Tuesday, April 24. There will also be video trainings in L.A. Pray for more brothers and sisters, especially those who are younger or who have never been to a training, to be released from other things and stirred to register for Anaheim or video.

Portugal

Please pray for:

  • the word spoken in the March conference to become constituted into the saints for the Lord’s expression in Portugal and in the Iberian Peninsula;
  • the gaining of the households that are being contacted in Lisbon and the beginning of a children’s meeting so that the next generation can be gained;
  • the Lord to open up a flat for the couple in Lisbon near where they live now, in view of their continuing to have daily contact with the neighboring households.
    A one page report from Portugal is at http://www.churchinlosangeles.org/prayer/.

Announcements

  1. The deadline to register for the July 2-7 summer training in Anaheim is April 24. Also, register now for video trainings.
  2. Morning revival: Psalms, week 22. After Psalms, weeks 22-24, we will use The Focus of the Lord’s Recovery (Thanksgiving conference).
  3. The Memorial Day Conference will be Friday night, May 25 through Monday noon, May 28, in Bellevue, Washington. Information is posted at http://www.churchinlosangeles.org/prayer/. If you will take children, register them with your district by April 27.
  4. Since 2004 LSM has sent five large containers of used books to Africa and India. These books have been a great blessing to seekers there. LSM continues to collect used ministry books in English for further distributions. They suggest that you remove any personal information before donating the books. Bring books to your meeting hall any time throughout this year.