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The Increase of Christ in the Believers

“The hungry He has filled with good things, and the rich He has sent away empty.” (Luke 1:53)
The first condition for spiritual progress in a believer is hunger. All spiritual progress depends on our hunger; in order to have sustained progress before the Lord, we need a sustained hunger. God’s principle is to fill the hungry with good things and to send the rich away empty. Spiritual progress comes with a price; in order for a believer to make progress, he must pay a price. (Memorial Day, msg. 5, I.A-I.A.3)
“I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined by fire that you may be rich, and white garments that you may be clothed and that the shame of your nakedness may not be manifested, and eyesalve to anoint your eyes that you may see.” (Rev. 3:18)

Summer Training

The Summer Training is July 4 to 9 in Anaheim as well as through webcasts and video in many localities. Ask the Lord to prepare the speaking brothers during their labor on the messages. Also ask the Lord to prepare all who have registered to attend and to be good listeners and absorbers of the word.

FTTA Graduation

One hundred nineteen will graduate from FTTA this Saturday. Please pray for their faithful going on with the Lord outside the training environment, the willingness of many to serve full time, and their blending into the church life wherever they go. Let us also ask the Lord to bring 80 brothers and 80 sisters to begin the training in August.

Southern California Chinese-speaking Gospel

Last Saturday there was a Chinese language gospel time in Arcadia. In the afternoon was a gospel truth forum, with about 750 in attendance. The panelists answered the questions in an excellent way. At the end, new ones rushed to the podium fighting to get their number to be baptized. A total of 36 were baptized after the gospel truth forum.
After dinner, the gospel meeting was given in three parts, each focusing on one word: Lost, Newness, and Look. Before each message, there were a few testimonies from the saints. After each message, there was a call for those to believe and be baptized. Every time there was a call, some responded. The meeting was full of joy and the Spirit.
Thank the Lord for his blessing on this gathering where a total of 46 were baptized, including four new ones from L.A.

European Union Referendum in UK

In the EU Referendum on June 23, the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union by a narrow majority. It is a decision that requires at least two years to bring to completion. Its potential impact on the Lord’s interests could include freedom of movement (for trainings at Bower House) and visa regulations (for saints moving to Europe). Please pray for the heavens to rule over the repercussions of this referendum for the sake of the Lord’s move in Europe.

Germany

This is the last week of the seventh gospel trip. None are planned during summer. Please pray

  • For the Lord’s blessing on all the homes opened by the saints in Germany for care of new believers.
  • For the new believers to be shepherded into a normal and healthy walk with the Lord.
  • That the Lord gain many key young people, university students, and young families who will be the future of the Lord’s move in Germany.

Lord’s Move to Asia

The June issue of the LMA newsletter has a report from the national blending conference in Laos and some history of the recovery there. It also has a brief report of a young people’s training in Myanmar.
English: http://lmasia.org/temp/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/E-2016-06.pdf
Chinese: http://lmasia.org/temp/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Asia-2016-06.pdf


Announcements

  1. Morning revival: Week 36 in Crystallization-Study of Exodus, vol. 6.
    Next week use summer training verses or repeat week 36.
    Monday, July 11, we will begin The Increase of Christ (Memorial Day Conference).
  2. The L.A. Summer School of Truth will be on the Two Spirits; the dates are July 22 to 30. Schedule
    and registration are at http://www.churchinlosangeles.org/ssot/.
  3. The Lord’s move in Germany:
    Reports are on a public Facebook page Germany Update http://facebook.com/germanyupdate. Information about follow-up gospel trips is at http://germany2016.amanatrust.org.uk.
    Giving for the Gospel Work in Europe instructions are at http://www.lordsmove.org/information.html.