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Hunger for the Word

Amos 8:11 says, “Indeed days are coming, Declares the Lord Jehovah, When I will send a hunger into the land, not a hunger for bread nor a thirst for water, but for hearing the words of Jehovah.”
Lord, send more hunger to us, to the young people in Summer School, and to everyone around us.

Summer School of Truth

The summer school of truth began last Friday and will continue until this coming Saturday, July 27. A total of 95 saints are signed up with 52 young people, 17 college students, 7 parents and 19 serving ones. This year’s topic on the Bible has proven to be the very topic that our young people need at this time in their life, and words are being spoken on how to be assured of, appreciate, and enjoy the Word of God. Please pray that each young person would come to the Lord through His living and abiding, thirst-quenching, hope-giving, life-infusing, stabilizing Word of God. The dark ages, in past history, came to a close when the Word of God became open to mankind. This shows that God’s word has the power to change an entire age, and we look to the Lord that His Word this summer would perform great things in the heart, lives, perception, and pathway of our young people.
We also desire that this summer school be the starting point of involvement of many more parents and a beginning of bringing young people into a continuing, vital, house-to-house church life, both in their own homes and in other homes. Please pray also for this.

College Connections

L.A. high school graduates in the church life are leaving for college, and high school graduates in other churches are coming to L.A. for college. Please pray for development of a solid connection now for these high school graduates with college students and campus full timers.

Bibles for America

Earlier this month, BfA launched a Korean-language version of its website to serve Korean speakers in the United States.
As of now, three major items are available: the NT Recovery Version, Basic Elements of the Christian Life, vols. 1-3, and Using the NT Recovery Version: An Illustrated Guide. Please pray that the Lord would use the new Korean-language site to feed the spiritually hungry and thirsty Korean-speaking people in this country with the riches in the Word and the ministry.

International Blending in Ethiopia

There will be an international blending conference 26 to 28 July in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Lord’s Day, July 28, after the conference there will be a responsible brothers’ meeting. Some visitors will go on tours of Ethiopia the following week. We expect a rich feast and the Lord’s blessing in the fellowship and blending among all the saints. We believe that this time will be crucial and instrumental to strengthen the Lord’s move in Africa. Lord, may everyone attending be captured by You for Your church.
Attendance is over 800 from Ethiopia, many quite new, 120 from other African nations, and 60 from Europe, North America, Australia, and Asia.

European Young People’s Conference

The conference is in Poland July 28 to August 3. The goal is to provide an atmosphere of truth, love, blending, and enjoyment that imparts light and life, and builds up and inspires the young people to consecrate their lives to the Lord and take positive directions in their Christian walk. Young people from all over Europe will attend.

Ukraine

There are 64 local churches with over 1600 saints in Ukraine. As the Lord’s move grew in Ukraine, the co-workers realized the need for a small conference center for the work and a meeting hall for the church in Kiev. In December 2010 a site was purchased for this building.
Construction is progressing quickly this summer. Our goal is to finish the core and shell and connect the electricity by the end of this year. We will then be able to apply for the commissioning of the building with the ownership documents, which is the most crucial milestone in the project. We estimate that to get to this crucial milestone will require an additional $347,000 before the end of September.
If you would like to participate financially, offerings can be made through LME or through the church here, designated for the “Kiev Hall.” May the Lord continue to bless the project and His move in the Russian-speaking world. A one-page report is at http://www.churchinlosangeles.org/prayer.


Announcements

  1. Morning revival: week 2 of The Completing Ministry of Paul (Memorial Day Conference).
  2. On June 8 and 23 there were fellowship meetings regarding the care of our children and young people. Their content is derived from the book Raising Up the Next Generation for the Church Life, published by LSM. Audio recordings are at http://www.churchinlosangeles.org/raisingup.