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The Word of Reality

“The word of the truth of the gospel, which has come to you, even as it is also in all the world, bearing fruit and growing, as also in you, since the day you heard and knew the grace of God in truth” (Col. 1:5b-6). Although our words may be poor, the listeners should sense Christ as the reality (truth) of the gospel being spoken into them. Such a word of reality will bear fruit and grow.

Bible Distribution in London

There are tens of thousands of Bible recipients in England. Please continue to pray that the Lord will

  • draw each recipient to read, and enlighten each one through the reading,
  • stir in and richly supply everyone in the church in London to participate in contacting recipients,
  • shepherd many recipients into the church life.

UC Merced

The church in Merced will have a BfA table on the UC Merced campus on Wednesday, September 5. Please pray for us that the word of the Lord may run and be glorified here in Merced. Thank you.

Cal State Channel Islands

On August 26, the church in Thousand Oaks hosted a BfA table at CSUCI “open house day.” Sixty one students and two faculty members received NT Recovery Versions and gave us their names and contact information. On August 31, we again hosted a BfA table at CSUCI. We gave away ten more NTs and received ten more student names.
We praise the Lord for the open hearts on this campus. Please pray for the students who received the Bibles to continue to seek the truth in His Word and be open to further fellowship. Pray also for the saints to rise up that the Lord can shepherd all the new students through His Body.
We have three students on campus from the church life. Two joined the church for our Labor Day weekend at Engedi. We need at least five students and one faculty member to form a club. Please pray that we may have a club on campus soon.

BfA on College Campuses

Since late July, over 5,000 Bibles and nearly 80,000 tracts and brochures have been ordered from BfA. The majority will be distributed on college campuses by saints passing out Bibles to new and returning students and sharing their enjoyment of Christ. Please pray that:

  • There would be a sweet fragrance of Christ on every campus that many would be attracted to the Lord in His Word and in His people.
  • The Lord would use these distributions to connect the saints with seeking ones who are open to further contact on each campus.
  • The Lord would cover the saints in their distributing of the Word and speaking to people on the campuses.

New Zealand

Ken Walker remains in New Zealand for a blending conference in Auckland Friday (September 7) through Lord’s Day (September 9). This will concentrate on “a man of God” and “shepherding in love,” both from 1 and 2 Timothy. Ask the Lord to raise up more saints as His teachers, soldiers, athletes, farmers, and workmen (2 Tim. 2:1-15). Also pray for grace to brother Ken and for a rich word to be released through Him.

Romania

There will be a conference in Romania September 7 to 9. Please pray for the gathering of the saints, the rich release of the Lord’s up-to-date speaking, and the blending of the saints into the oneness and one accord of the Body.


Announcements

  1. Morning revival: week 2 of Crystallization Study of the Minor Prophets (summer training).
  2. This year’s International Thanksgiving Conference will be held in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma from Thursday, November 22 through Lord’s Day, November 25. The announcement is at http://www.churchinlosangeles.org/prayer. There will be child care for kindergarden to 6th grade; if you will take children please register them with your district by Lord’s Day, October 28.
  3. The fall international conference in Israel will be November 15 to 17. An optional pre-conference tour to visit sites of biblical and historical significance will be November 8-15. Registration deadline is October 15. The announcement is at http://www.churchinlosangeles.org/prayer.
  4. Christian Research Institute produced videos (1 to 5 minutes each) about the recovery, local churches, and Brother Lee. They are on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL793DA547CA28A410. Please watch as many as possible (there is a “play all” button at the top). The more they are watched, the more prominent they will become to counter negative information on the internet.