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Zion

“Blessed is the man whose strength is in You, in whose heart are the highways to Zion. Passing through the valley of Baca, they make it a spring….Each appears before God in Zion.” (Psalm 84:5-7) “Jehovah loves the gates of Zion” (Psalm 87:2a)
There is no other way to reach this high peak [Zion within the church life as Jerusalem] except by praying….In the book of Revelation what the Lord wants and what the Lord will build up is Zion, the overcomers. The overcomers are the very Zion, where God is. This is the intrinsic reality of the spiritual revelation in the holy Word of God. We have to realize what the Lord’s recovery is. The Lord’s recovery is to build up Zion. (W.L., Practical Points Concerning Blending, ch. 5)

Los Angeles Joint College Meeting

This Saturday the college students from all over Los Angeles will gather together for dinner and to enjoy the Lord richly in singing and fellowship on Blood & Water. Please pray that there will be a glorious exhibition of Christ in all the students and that all the invited friends will come.
When: Saturday, February 25 at 5:30 pm
Where: Northridge Center at CSUN, located in the building labeled “USU” on this map: http://www.csun.edu/maps/. It is on the 1st floor across from Subway.
Parking: Street parking is available on Zelzah Ave, on the east side of campus. Carpools are encouraged.

Go and Disciple the Nations

The Lord charged us to go and disciple the nations. Today many people are living in a new “nation” called “internet.” They conduct business, chat with friends, share photos, make purchases, recommend things, watch videos, take classes, and play games here. We should go to the people in this electronic nation to present the gospel, truth, and enjoyment of Christ. “The harvest is great, but the workers few; therefore, beseech the Lord of the harvest that He would thrust out workers into His harvest [of the internet]” (Luke 10:2).

Perfecting for Serving Saints and Parents of Young People

We warmly invite you to join us for a one-day perfecting training on March 10, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in /irvine. This is for all the parents, serving ones, college students and burdened saints for the junior high and high school young people in the churches in Southern California. A letter about this time is at http://www.churchinlosangeles.org/prayer/. Registration deadline is Saturday, March 3. To register, use the form at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dEtpT3J1OGZ2aS1ia2ZUNU9WTVh0WUE6MQ

Shepherding People Contacted During Gospel Trips

During the 2012 gospel trips thousands of free copies of the New Testament Recovery Version and Basic Elements of the Christian Life, vol. 1 were distributed. The teams and local saints also carried out seminars, follow-up appointments, and home visitations to shepherd the open ones; this labor will continue in the coming months. Do pray that:

  • The local saints near the 17 cities would be bountifully supplied for the long-term care of the many new ones.
  • The Lord would burden some to migrate to these cities to participate in shepherding the new ones and to strengthen His testimony in each place.
  • The Father would produce many of these new ones as remaining fruit in the churches.
  • The word in the distributed Bibles and ministry books would find good ground in the recipients’ hearts to grow and bear fruit.

Athens, Greece

There will be a conference in Athens February 24-25. Please pray that a good number from Thessaloniki be enabled to attend.
This week several trainees from FTTL join local serving saints to preach the gospel and distribute tracts on university campuses in Athens. A dinner and gospel fellowship will be held on Friday evening. Please pray that the Lord will release at least one or two students with whom the saints in Athens can have regular contact.
The financial crisis in Greece has produced considerable unrest in society. Please pray that many of the Greek people will turn to the Lord, especially during the next few weeks.

South Africa

A second report from the FTTA gospel trip is at http://www.churchinlosangeles.org/prayer/. Praise the Lord for gaining young working saints in Johannesburg. Pray for their further blending and for His blessing on the district meetings there. Pray also for WITS University, that the Lord keep the few students who are meeting and add others.


Announcements

  1. Morning revival: Psalms, week 15.
  2. A Spanish language perfecting will be held one Saturday in each of July, August, September. Información en español (and English) está en http://www.churchinlosangeles.org/prayer/.
  3. The 2012 Spring Russian-Speaking Conference will be in Sacramento March 23-25. The registration deadline is March 4. Details are at http://www.churchinlosangeles.org/prayer/.
  4. An invitation to the spring conference in Israel is at http://www.churchinlosangeles.org/prayer/. Registration deadline is April 1.