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Companions Practicing the Priesthood of the Gospel

No doubt the recovery is wonderful, but some aspects of the recovery are not encouraging, especially the matter of increase. If we mean business with the Lord for His recovery, we need to consider our present situation seriously; we should not be comfortable concerning the present situation of the Lord’s recovery, especially regarding the matter of increase. (SoCal Blending, msg 3, I.A,C.)
“You yourselves also, as living stones, are being built up as a spiritual house into a holy priesthood….But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people acquired for a possession, so that you may tell out the virtues of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.” (1 Peter 2:5, 9)
We are priests of the gospel in Romans 15:16; as such we should be built together as a priesthood. The main part of this building is two or three companions knit together by praying two or three times a week, for the sake of contacting people two or three times a week and for shepherding two or three specific people regularly. Lord, raise up companions and build us together for Your increase in every part of L.A.!
Outlines, videos, and audios are at http://tinyurl.com/2016SoCalBlendingConference

Church in L.A. Meeting

The whole church will meet Lord’s Day, May 22, at L.A. Trade Tech College at 10 am (map below). Pray for all to be supplied to attend and to make arrangements for group lunches afterwards. Pray also for rich enjoyment and much blending before, during, and after the meeting, and for fellowship unto the furtherance of the gospel. (We will not have a corporate lunch.)

USC and CSUN

As the school year comes to a close at the semester universities, please pray that our students would redeem the summer months by:

  • Staying connected to companions regularly;
  • Participating in the day by day, house to house church life;
  • Enjoying the Lord’s up-to-date speaking at the Summer Training and/or College Training;
  • Contacting incoming freshmen together as the priesthood of the gospel.

Lyman, Wyoming

The church in Lyman will have a blending conference May 21 and 22. We will be taking the ministry from February’s Chinese-speaking conference “The Gospel.”

Earthquake in Ecuador

Three churches in Ecuador have been much affected by a recent earthquake. Because the government is weak in providing relief, other local churches in Ecuador are trucking supplies, protected by national guard troops, to the three devastated cities.
The saints and the churches need prayer and financial assistance. Checks should be made out to the church here and marked for “Ecuador earthquake relief” or given directly to the Church in Anaheim with the same designation.

Thessaloniki, Greece

We are preparing for a conference here May 20-22. Our prayer is that the Lord will use this conference to solidify those whom He has gained and even bring other seeking ones who would join themselves to His eternal purpose. Regarding this we ask you to please specifically pray for the following:

  • That the Lord will operate within the saints in His recovery to come and support the conference;
  • That many saints in the small localities in the surrounding countries will come to enjoy this opportunity for blending;
  • That the local saints will invite their crucial contacts and that these contacts will come.

Mass Distributions to Refugees in Greece

A series of mass distribution trips of gospel and ministry materials in Greece is continuing through July 5. Distribution teams are made up of saints primarily from Europe, Taiwan, Russia, and the US.
Please pray for:

  • the blending of the saints who serve on the teams;
  • the Lord’s leading the teams to find the most effective ways to distribute in different situations;
  • the openness of the refugees to the word of God and the Lord’s appearing to them as they read it.

Europe, One-Week Trainings

Each of the four weeks in May there are one-week trainings in London open to all in Europe. Some who are new to the recovery attend. Each training is on The Four Great Pillars in the Lord’s Recovery: Truth, Life, the Church, and the Gospel.

Germany Gospel Trips

The fifth gospel trip concludes Saturday. Approximately 175 saints are participating, laboring in Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Berlin, and Düsseldorf, with half the time reaching local Germans and the other half contacting refugees. Two L.A. saints are on this trip. Please pray for:

  • a rich supply to the local saints who are coordinating all the practical details of these trips;
  • much blending of the participants in this trip and with the local saints;
  • continuing shepherding for those contacted in previous trips and their linking to local homes; – more native Germans and more refugees to be saved into the church life.

Announcements

  1. Morning revival: REPEAT Week 31 in Crystallization-Study of Exodus, vol. 6. May 23-28, Week 32; May 30-June 4, repeat Week 32; June 6-11, Week 33
  2. The 2016 Summer Training will be July 4–9 in Anaheim. Registration for video ($80) and late registration for Anaheim ($205) are open until June 14.
  3. The L.A. Summer School of Truth will be on the Two Spirits; the dates are July 22 to 30.
  4. The European YP Conference will be July 29 to August 4 in Poland; https://ypconference.eu.
  5. 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.

Joint Meeting of the Church in Los Angeles Los Angeles Trade Tech College, May 22, 10 am

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