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The Increase of the Church by Ministering Life to Others

“Those who receive the abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ.” (Rom. 5:17)
In order to minister life to others: (1) we need adequate time with the Lord; (2) we learn to be
dealt with by the Lord; (3) we pick up a burden to care for unbelievers, young believers, and weak believers; and (4) we learn to be interested in people. (The Increase of Christ, outline 3, II.A–D)
Lord, take each of us onward in these four directions so that we may gain life to minister to all kinds of people for Your increase!

UCLA

At UCLA we are contacting new students during their freshmen orientation sessions organized by the university throughout the summer. Session 104 (July 26-28) is special in that it is reserved for students participating in the FSP and CSI “head start” programs. These students will live on campus and take classes for 6 to 7 weeks, giving us a valuable opportunity for continued contact. Please pray for us to be linked strongly to many students in these two summer programs.

Summer School of Truth

LA’s Summer School of Truth (July 22 to 30) got off to a good start this past Friday. We sense a simplicity and openness among the young people and believe that it is the result of the prayers of the saints. We continue to ask for your prayer this week. Please pray that:

  • The Lord would continue to open the hearts of the young people this week;
  • They would be helped to experience the Two Spirits—the divine Spirit mingled with the human spirit—in their daily life;
  • The young people would be blended and build relationships with each other;
  • All of the serving ones would continue steadfastly in one accord;
  • The Lord would bless this Summer School of Truth and that it would become a blessing to the
    whole church!

European Young People’s Conference

The conference is July 29 to August 4 in Poland. The purpose 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, with some also from outside Europe. Our hope is that we all would develop a sense of mutuality, and receive the spiritual energy, strength, and motivation to live for the Lord and His recovery.
Over 1,200 are expected to attend either the Senior Conference, the Junior Conference or the Parents and Children Conference which run concurrently. Please pray for:

  • The Lord to release a timely word that will meet His present need among the young people of
    Europe;
  • The unveiling of the young people, that they would receive a vision of the testimony of Jesus that
    they could give their lives to;
  • The binding of the enemy and all his distracting tactics;
  • The serving ones to be brought into the Lord’s heart for the young people.

Germany

We have entered a new phase in the work in Germany. The initial Gospel Trips have been completed and the extremely favorable results compel us to continue to seek workers to thrust into the harvest. Although the flood of refugees into Germany has slowed for a time, the window of opportunity for us to reach the people remains open.
Many new ones, both refugees and Germans, have been given to us. We now have over 1,000 contacts, with almost 300 having prayed to receive the Lord. If just the newly saved are added to the churches, that will be a 100% increase in Germany. It is clear that the fields in Germany “are already white for harvest” (John 4:35). Yet the workers are few.
To provide continuing care and much needed shepherding, the coworkers determined that the work should continue. Thus there is now the opportunity to participate in the shepherding phase of this labor in September, October, and November. More information is at http://germany2016.amanatrust.org.uk.


Announcements

  1. Morning revival: Week 3 of The Increase of Christ (Memorial Day Conference).
  2. This year’s Spanish Speaking Perfecting Training in Southern California will be Saturdays
    August 27, September 24, and November 19.
  3. The Lord’s Move in Europe:
    Giving for the Gospel Work in Europe instructions are at http://www.lordsmove.org/information.html. Giving for the UK Building Fund instructions are at http://www.lordsmove.org/ukbuildingfund or you may give to the church in LA, designated for UK Building Fund.
  4. The European Student Blending Trip is July 13 to 26. Pictures, videos, and updates are at http://www.unistudents.eu/blending-trip-2016/.