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“Persevere in Prayer, Watching in it with Thanksgiving” (Col. 4:2)

To persevere is to continue persistently, steadfastly, and earnestly. We need to persevere in prayer because prayer involves a battle, a fight; two parties, God and Satan, are hostile to each other; the third party consists of God’s chosen and redeemed people. In order to fight on God’s side against Satan, we need to persevere in prayer; this perseverance is needed because the course of the whole world is away from God. (Week 4 outline, I.A, B, C)

Church in L.A. Family Night

The Church in Los Angeles will have a family night with a love feast, a short time of singing, followed by fun and games for all. All languages are invited, especially parents with young children, and also college students, young people, older and younger, married and single. Time: Saturday night, March 2, 6 to 9 pm at Haskell Hall. Please bring food for yourself and a few others. Pray all will come and join in the fun and fellowship.

Young People

High school conferences are March 22 to 24; registration deadline is March 10. Junior high school conferences are April 5 to 7; registration deadline is March 24. May the Lord use these conferences to infuse our young people with Himself as the strength to stand for Him and not be carried away by the current of this age.

Bibles for America

In March BfA plans to offer a free two-book set of The Normal Christian Life by Watchman Nee and The Economy of God by Witness Lee. By giving these books away, we hope that more of God’s children would discover the riches in this ministry and advance in their Christian experience. We want to put both books before people so they can discover that these two brothers are one, and that their ministries are one in their revelation of Christ as life and the church as God’s purpose.
Please pray for this and inform your Christian friends. They can sign up now at http://www.biblesforamerica.org/newbooks.html.

Africa

Dick Taylor and Michael Stewart (from Long Beach) went to South Africa. This week they, with the saints in Pretoria, are preparing for the national conference this weekend (March 1-3) and for the beginning of FTT Pretoria Monday, March 4. The conference will have six meetings on Prayer and the Lord’s Move for His Unique Work.

Spain

Two co-workers visited Spain January 31 to February 11. Their visit included seminars for radio listeners and Rhema literature recipients in three cities, live presentations on radio and TV in two cities, and blending with saints in four churches. A two page report is at http://www.churchinlosangeles.org/prayer.
Please pray that:

  • the Lord of the harvest will thrust out more workers into His harvest in Spain. The harvest is great, but the workers are few (Matt. 9:37-38).
  • the seeking believers in Palma de Mallorca (a city on a Mediterranean island; the location with the highest attendance at seminars) will see a vision of the Lord’s recovery, come out of their respective sheepfolds, and gather together on the ground of oneness as the church.
  • the Lord will continue to provide the funds necessary to sustain the nationwide daily broadcasts of the Life-studies.

Europe

Thousands of people in Europe have received New Testament Recovery Versions. Please pray:

  • For the Lord’s continuing supply to the local saints and the FTTL trainees for the shepherding of the seeking ones.
  • That the Lord will continue to set up appointments and home meetings with the seeking ones and will bring many into the church life.

Pakistan

Please pray for:

  • Translating, proofreading, and printing of lessons in the local language for the new believers;
  • The perfecting of new believers for their growth in the divine truth and life;
  • Raising up the church in Lahore at the end February 2013; this will be the first lampstand in Pakistan.

Announcements

  1. Morning revival: week 4 of Prayer and the Lord’s Move (Thanksgiving conference). Internet sharing from this week’s morning revival is at http://www.agodman.com/blog/enjoyment-from-the-holy-word-for-morning-revival/prayer-and-the-lords-move/. The six links under “Week 4” correspond to our six days of morning revival.
  2. The Memorial Day conference will be May 24 to 27 in Atlanta, Georgia. There will be child care for K through 6th grade. Details are at http://www.churchinlosangeles.org/prayer. Please register in your district the children and the number of adults and young people attending by Lord’s Day, April 28.