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USC

USC begins classes on August 25, and we have many crucial activities and times of fellowship before this, including a retreat with the students Monday through Wednesday of this week. Please pray that:

  1. The students would be freshly loving the Lord with the first love.
  2. They would be filled with the divine love to love one another and love all men, especially their classmates and friends.
  3. The Lord would work in the hearts of the freshmen and incoming students, bringing us into contact with those chosen by Him especially through our gospel preaching on Friday, Saturday, and Lord’s Day.
  4. The Lord would gather many freshmen and seeking ones to our first campus ministry meeting on Lord’s Day, August 24; may the Lord also richly anoint the word spoken then.

CSUN

Our students have been contacting the freshmen at the orientations the past two weeks. They have been serving alongside the full-time saints in an internship to learn to labor together as one team for the Lord’s testimony and move at CSUN. We have been encouraged by this labor as many of our students are contacting new ones for the first time and reading the Bible with them! The fall semester begins August 25. Please pray that our students would:

  1. Continue to be built together as a strong core to bear the Lord’s testimony on campus;
  2. Have consistent follow-up with all the positive ones they met during orientation;
  3. Be energized with the Spirit as they are busy contacting many new ones at the start of the semester;
  4. And get solidly connected to the homes of the saints to bear much remaining fruit from this incoming freshmen class.

FTTA

The fall term of the FTTA began last week. Pray that each new trainee will receive a personal speaking from the Lord to confirm their calling to be in the training, that all the trainees will experience the Lord as their fresh consecration, and that they will pursue Christ with a single heart to be constituted with Him for the building up of His Body.

Southern California Spanish-Speaking Training

This year’s training will begin this Saturday, followed by one Saturday each in September and in November. The focus is the vision of shepherding, vital companions and prayer for shepherding, and practical points concerning shepherding.

United Kingdom and Ireland

The annual blending conference for these nations will be August 23 to 24.

Commonwealth Games Bible Distribution Report

From July 23 to August 3, 22 local saints and 19 visiting saints distributed free Bibles in Glasgow and Edinburgh, Scotland, during the 2014 Commonwealth Games. A total of 428 Bibles were given out, with 231 recipients requesting further contact. Every day we gathered for prayer and coordination at a local home, following which two teams went out to distribute, one to a Games venue and another to a residential area. Our contact with local people was significantly better in the residential area. The people were quite open, and we had a number of good conversations, including some with our neighbors. We would like to thank all the saints for their prayer and participation for this time.
Please keep praying for:

  • The Lord’s faithful follow up in and through the saints.
  • The gaining of those who can uphold the testimony of Jesus in Glasgow and Edinburgh.
  • The Lord to raise up many home meetings in Glasgow and Edinburgh and lampstands in the other major cities in Scotland.

Announcements

  1. Morjing revival: week 6 of The Heavenly Vision (Memorial Day conference). After week 6 we will repeat week 1, then our next morning revival will be Crystallization-Study of Genesis (summer training).
  2. The International Thanksgiving Conference will be November 27-30 in San Antonio, Texas. There will be translation into Chinese, Korean, Spanish, and Portuguese. Care for children kindergarten through 6th grade will be provided; register by November 1. Information is at http://www.churchinlosangeles.org/prayer.
  3. The 2015 International Chinese-speaking Conference will be in Taipei, Taiwan Saturday, February 21 and Lord’s Day, February 22. We extend an invitation to participate in this gathering. There will be translation into English and other languages as needed. All who plan to attend should complete their registration by November 30; register through the church here. There will also be optional church visiting trips before and after the conference. Information is at http://www.icsc2015.org/about/index.
  4. There is a phone list update form at http://www.churchinlosangeles.org/phonelist. We request your assistance in completing this form in order to update our church directory.