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Southern California Blending

“God has blended the Body together (1 Cor. 12:24).” On March 14-15 approximately 4,000 saints from the 51 churches in Southern California (and Las Vegas) came together to blend and to digest the first three messages from the 2015 International Chinese-speaking Conference on The Main Contents of the Lord’s Recovery.
Three main items of the content of the Lord’s recovery were covered: 1) the genuine oneness versus division; 2) the church as the Body of Christ, the fullness of the One who fills all in all, and 3) the all-inclusive Christ as the mystery of God. Please pray that the Lord would follow this past weekend’s word by fulfilling His aspiration that all the saints in all the churches would be one, that in every locality there would be the experience of the reality of the Body of Christ as an issue of the Triune God’s dispensing, and that every saint would experience and enjoy Christ as everything in their daily living.

Southern California Blending Announcements

  1. The fourth and fifth messages from the 2015 International Chinese-speaking Conference will be digested by the Chinese-speaking saints (with translation to English) Saturday, March 21, 3:30 to 8:45 pm in Irvine, Arcadia, and Diamond Bar.
  2. Outlines, audio, and video from the conference will be posted at http://www.tinyurl.com/2015SoCalBlendingConference. Outlines of all five messages are also at http://www.lsm.org/outlines.html.

Southern California Mountain Facilities

At the end of the Southern California Blending Conference there was a presentation about Engedi (owned by the recovery) and Oak Glen (owned by other Christians, for sale). The presentation included the strengths and weaknesses of these two camps. The intention of the co-workers and of the elders of the churches in Southern California is to buy Oak Glen and then to sell Engedi. For this, we all are requested to:

  • renew a strong individual and corporate consecration for the Lord’s move in Southern California,
  • supplicate for the timely purchase of Oak Glen and sale of Engedi,
  • pray for grace and wisdom to the saints involved in the details of the purchase of Oak Glen,
  • seek the Lord for release of funds for this purchase and for abundant blessing on His move here.

Grand Rapids, Michigan

The saints in the Grand Rapids area are deeply appreciative for all of the prayers, fellowship, and GTCA gospel sowing trips over the past several years regarding the establishing of a lampstand in the city of Grand Rapids. We have begun to meet and to take the Lord’s Table with the view of standing on the unique ground of oneness with all the local churches to testify that there is one Body in this universe.
The saints in Grand Rapids feel it would be good to declare that ours is a oneness locally with all the believers and universally with all the local churches. To affirm this standing, we warmly invite you to join us for a weekend conference and Lord’s Table meeting in Grand Rapids on March 21-22.

South Africa

The national conference was last weekend. Dick Taylor returns to L.A. this Monday. He will prepare his portion for the March 27 to 29 ITERO in Anaheim. He will also prepare for another trip to Africa (Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia), for which he will leave L.A. March 31. Lord, much grace to our brother!
Michael Stewart will remain in South Africa for one more week teaching in the training in Pretoria and participating in the church life there. He will leave South Africa on March 19 and fly to California for the ITERO. He will return to London March 31.
Please pray for:

  • the FTT Pretoria trainees to see and enter fully into the economy of God,
  • the Lord to exercise His authority to grant visas for many to come to the training from other African nations,
  • Michael to be strengthened in every part of his being for his labor and ministry there.

Urgent Need of the UK Radio

Premier Radio has been under the threat of losing its nationwide broadcasting privilege and being replaced by a non-stop music station. In early March Premier Radio was granted an extension to its national digital license until 31 March. Please pray for the continuation of the Life-study of the Bible radio program, and pray to bind the enemy in his attack on the ministry to frustrate it from reaching His seeking ones.

Scotland

A one page report about recent seminars is at http://www.churchinlosangeles.org/prayer. Please pray that:

  • the Lord will establish all the new ones who are having home Bible studies and will add them to the churches here.
  • a golden shining lampstand will be established in Stirling in the near future. In Stirling all who attended the seminar are having a home meeting at least once a week.
  • the Lord will gain local families in Edinburgh and Glasgow who have been captured by the vision of the Lord’s recovery and who can bear the responsibility of the Lord’s testimony in these cities.

Announcements

  1. Morning revival: week 5 of The Vision and Experience of Christ in His Resurrection and Ascension.
    After week 6 we will begin Crystallization-Study of Exodus.
  2. In hopes to continue advancing in our care for the next generation we are happy to announce the next young people’s serving ones training on March 21st, 9 am to 3 pm, at the church in Cerritos meeting hall. Register by March 15. There will be translation into Spanish, Chinese, and Korean.
  3. The joint meeting of the whole church in Los Angeles will be Lord’s Day, May 3.
  4. The Memorial Day conference will be Friday night, May 22 through Monday morning, May 25 in St. Louis. Conference information is at http://www.churchinlosangeles.org/prayer.
  5. 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.