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Memorial Day

If we want to have every day as a memorial day, not a wasted day, we need three things:

  • a new beginning with the Lord, something sprouting and budding in our being; a “walk in newness of life” (Rom. 6:4), to “serve in newness of spirit” (Rom. 7:6);
  • to take Christ as our Substitute; to tell Him, Lord, I want You to be everything to me, I want You to do everything in me, through me, and for me;
  • to keep the feast of unleavened bread, taking Christ as our sinless supply.
    (from the speaking of winter training message 7)

Gospel Trips

The FTTA gospel trips are 15 to 18 days long to places in North America, Asia, Europe, and South America. Some trips to Asia begin this week; all the trips will begin by January 24. These trips are for current FTTA trainees, full-time serving saints, recent FTTA graduates, FTTA midage trainees and graduates, and other responsible saints. Trips to each of the four continents include L.A.-related trainees.
The traveling saints will coordinate and blend with the local churches; experience full-time life and service outside the training center; encourage others to attend the trainings; and preach the gospel, announce the truth, and distribute literature.
The North American gospel trips are in conjunction with the GTCA activities in 21 cities (http://gtca.us/2015-cities-2/).

Bibles for America

In 2014, BfA gave away 105,700 copies of the New Testament Recovery Version and 505,500 copies of ministry books by Watchman Nee and Witness Lee. Our newest book, A Life Full of Forbearance but Without Anxiety, quickly became our most popular book, with nearly 40,000 copies ordered in its first six months.
Our blog posts on biblical truth and Christian experience reached both people familiar with BfA and people searching for answers to spiritual questions on the Internet. The number of blog subscribers grew by over 6,000.
Two of our YouTube gospel videos reached over 100,000 views this year, and a new video, Assurance of Salvation: How You Can Know You Are Saved, reached over 185,000 views on Facebook in its first two weeks.
Please pray that the Lord would work in all the people who received materials, visited our website, read our blog, and watched our videos this year. May He continue to bring many on in the growth in life and the vision of what God is doing on the earth today!
For a more detailed look at BfA’s year, please visit http://www.bfa.org/2014.

Radio Broadcast in the UK

Since the Life-study of the Bible broadcast began in London in 2000, tens of thousands of radio listeners have contacted us at least once. Many have attended at least one seminar. Many are not only listening, but they are also reading the ministry, speaking the ministry, prophesying concerning the ministry, and opening their homes to get into the ministry with others.
In the past fifteen years, the increase we have seen in the UK has been mainly due to remaining fruit from the radio broadcast. When we began, the church in London met in one district. In early 2015, we anticipate that there will be a new district, bringing our total to twelve districts.
There are still thousands of radio listeners who need to be contacted and shepherded. Even though years have passed since they contacted us, they are still warm when we contact them again. We attribute this to the regular feeding they receive through the radio broadcast. We are continually meeting people for the first time who have been listening to the broadcast for years.
The broadcast is six days per week. The cost is approximately $15,000 per month. From its beginning in 2000 it was heard only in the London area; in 2009 coverage was extended to the entire UK population of over 60 million. For continuation of the broadcast, saints in the recovery have the opportunity to support it financially through one-time or recurring gifts. Recurring gifts are recommended, since the need for the broadcast is ongoing. Gifts of any amount are welcome.
Those who would like to give through LME can find instructions at http://www.lordsmove.org/ukradio. Or you can give a gift to the church marked for UK radio.

Europe

A four-page report from Europe, distributed at the winter training, is available at http://www.churchinlosangeles.org/prayer.


Announcements

  1. Morning revival: week 4 of Vision, Practice, and Building Up
  2. The Southern California Spanish Speaking Conference will be January 23 to 25 in Anaheim. There will also be children’s meetings. Información en español and English is at http://www.churchinlosangeles.org/prayer.
  3. The Southern California Young People’s Blending Conference will be January 23 to 25 in Anaheim, concurrent with the Spanish-Speaking Conference. Register at http://www.scyp.com/event-registration.
  4. The 2015 National College Training will be July 12 to 18. Please visit http://www.collegetraining.org for information and instructions on how to register.