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The Building Up of the Church as the Body of Christ

The building up of the Body is by our growth in life, which is the increase of the Triune God in us. The building up of the Body is also by the mingling of God and man, the living of God in man and man in God. For this building up, we should be overcomers consecrated to be vital and caring solely for Christ and His Body.
Lord, we give ourselves to be Your overcomers. Increase Yourself in us! Mingle more with us! Abide in us and lead us to abide in You!

Sixth Grade

The sixth grade conference last weekend presented the gospel to them. Please pray for each sixth grader to 1) have some experience of the Lord this week, 2) say something to a friend about their salvation, and 3) move onward to baptism later this month. Pray also for the family life of each sixth grader to be blended with their church life.

FTTA Boston Extension Gospel Trip to Europe

This week and next twenty-eight trainees from the FTTA Boston extension and 10 additional saints are on a gospel trip to Europe. They will be in London eight days, then split into small groups to visit cities in England, France, Italy, Norway, Scotland, Spain, and Switzerland. They return to Boston May 18. Please pray to cover and release the Lord’s all-inclusive blessing on this gospel trip.

One-Week Trainings in London

Four one-week trainings will be held at Bower House in London. They begin Mondays May 4, 11, 18, and 25. The overall theme is The Four Great Pillars in the Lord’s Recovery: Truth, Life, the Church, and the Gospel. Attendees will spend some time with FTT London and with the brothers and sisters in the church in London or surrounding churches.
Please pray for the attendance of the saints from all over Europe, for the gaining of the new ones, and for perfecting in practicing the vital groups, spreading the divine truths, being fruit-bearing branches in the vine, and developing our function for the building up of the church.

Nepal (from a letter written April 30)

There are about 170 saints meeting in 3 cities in Nepal: Kathmandu, Maidi, and Pokhara. All are safe after the massive earthquake on April 25 that took over 5,000 lives. A sister’s house in Kathmandu and 6 or 7 houses of the saints in Maidi were damaged, but overall the saints are fine.
The current urgent need for the saints in Nepal are food and water. Two co-workers from India will travel to Kathmandu to coordinate with the local brothers on relief efforts. They will bring cash, food and water supplies into Nepal.
Please pray for the country’s recovery after the earthquake and for people’s hearts to be open to the gospel at this time of trial. Also may we pray that the local saints would grasp the opportunity to boldly preach Christ as the Prince of Peace and lead many to salvation.
Three Rhema booklets in Nepalese for free distribution are almost ready for print. May the Lord use these booklets to reach many seekers all over Nepal.
Monetary gifts for these saints may be given to the church, designated for Nepal.
A brother from China lost his life in this earthquake. He was saved in 2012 while studying in Hong Kong. He was on vacation in Kathmandu when the earthquake hit. Please remember his relatives and friends in your prayer that they would be comforted and saved.

Italy

The annual conference in Milan, Italy is May 9 to 10.

France

Our annual festival was April 25-26 in Paris. All the participants were so blessed to hear the re-speaking of February’s International Chinese-speaking Conference messages. After each message, there were much sharing to confirm the up-to-date dispensing. This year, there were 344 participants who came from 11 cities in France and 5 other countries.


Announcements

  1. Morning revival: REPEAT week 5 of Crystallization-Study of Exodus.
  2. The summer training will be June 29 to July 4 in Anaheim. Some video trainings in L.A. will begin June 29, some later. Late donation is $205 for Anaheim, still $80 for video.
  3. 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.
  4. The Los Angeles Summer School of Truth will be July 24 to August 1.
  5. A Teachers’ Training for the 2015 Summer School of Truth will be May 9 in Fullerton to renew our vision in our service to properly feed our young people during the Summer School of the Truth.
  6. The 2015 European Young People’s Conference will take place in Male Ciche, Poland, Lord’s Day, July 26 through Saturday, August 1. Registration is now open, with a deadline of June 1. Registration for all attendants, including families, will take place online at http://ypconference.eu.