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The Primary Need for Increase

The general subject of the Southern California Blending Conference is The Primary Need for
Increase in the Lord’s Recovery through the Universal Practice of the Priesthood of the Gospel
. Outlines (E, C, K, S, all in one pdf), videos (E), and audios (E, C, K, S, V) are at http://tinyurl.com/2016SoCalBlendingConference.
“Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and disciple all the nations, baptizing them into the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you all the days until the consummation of the age” (Matthew 28:18-20).
Let us ask the Lord to:

  1. Draw each one of us to Himself for a fresh consecration;
  2. Bring everyone into this current burden for increase;
  3. Uplift our practice of companions for practicing the priesthood of the gospel; and
  4. Motivate us all to rise up in “labor, struggling according to His operation which operates in me in power” (Col. 1:29).

Lord, prevail with this burden of increase in us so that You can have “the consummation of the age.”

Church in L.A. Meeting

The whole church will meet Lord’s Day, May 22, at L.A. Trade Tech College at 10 am. (We will not have a corporate lunch, but we encourage groups of saints to go to nearby restaurants for lunch.)
The subject of the book of Acts is “The Propagation of the Resurrected Christ in His Ascension, by the Spirit, through the Disciples, for the Producing of the Churches—The Kingdom of God.”
The Lord spoke about the church in Matthew 16 but the actual church life began in Acts 2. In verse 46 is the teaching of the apostles (truth), in verses 46-47 breaking bread from house to house with exultation, simplicity of heart, and praising (life), and in verse 47 the adding of those saved daily (increase).
Lord, take us onward in truth and life, and also produce an increase here by the Spirit through the disciples in L.A. (us).

Sixth Grade Baptisms

Saturday, May 14, at 5 pm there will be baptisms at Hall 2 followed by a love feast. We expect more than a dozen to be baptized, mostly sixth-grade students who went to the conference last weekend. Pray for the Lord to grant them a meaningful baptism and a good start to their church life.

Frankfurt, Germany

The annual German-speaking conference is the weekend of 14-16 May in Frankfurt, Germany. The
general subject of the conference will be “The Gospel” (International Chinese-speaking Conference 2016). The messages will be spoken in German with Russian, English, Chinese, Arabic, and Farsi translation via FM radio.
In addition, the first Lord’s table of the church in Frankfurt will commence on Lord’s Day, May 15. We appreciate all the prayers in the Body that the Lord’s testimony would be raised up in this city. This is a real victory for Christ and the church. Please pray that the Lord would firmly establish this lampstand and provide a strong advancement in the church life in Frankfurt.
The attendance at this conference will be more than double the number in recent years. This increase is due to participation by all who are on the fifth gospel trip, recent migrations of saints into Germany, a few dozen saved and shepherded refugees, and many who will come to celebrate the beginning of the church in Frankfurt.

Germany Gospel Trips

The fifth two-week gospel trip began Lord’s Day, May 8. Approximately 175 saints are participating. This trip includes the trainees from the FTTA Boston extension. Four sub-teams are laboring in Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Berlin, and Düsseldorf, with half the time reaching local Germans and the other half contacting refugees. They will have a break from their gospel labor to attend the conference in Frankfurt. 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.

Lyon, France

Our students registered an association “Chrétiens aux campus” (Christians on Campus) with the government in April. With this association we produced a new gospel tract and went out to campus to contact students. Our students are still praying to see whether it is possible to get a room on La Doua campus (the largest university campus in the Lyon area, home to a university, three engineering schools, and other schools and research groups). Currently it seems that there is no Christian group meeting inside. We are also preparing a Facebook page to present the association. It is a challenging and learning process for every small step. Please pray for the encouragement and perfecting of our students.

UK Building Fund

Those who are burdened to give to the UK Building Fund for the purchase of the farm adjacent to Bower House in London and for the construction of new facilities at Bower House, Bower Farm, and Woodland Camp can find instructions at http://www.lordsmove.org/ukbuildingfund or you may give to the church, designated for UK Building Fund.

Turkey

The book How to Study the Bible in Turkish will be published in May. Our Turkish Rhema Facebook page received 8,900 “likes.” We are trying to enrich the page with multimedia resources. Please pray for the publication and spreading of the Ministry among the Turkish-speaking world.


Announcements

  1. Morning revival: Week 31 in Crystallization-Study of Exodus, vol. 6.
    May 16-21, repeat Week 31; May 23-28, Week 32; May 30-June 4, repeat Week 32
  2. The L.A. Summer School of Truth will be on the Two Spirits; the dates are July 22 to 30.
  3. The European YP Conference will be July 29 to August 4 in Poland; https://ypconference.eu.
  4. 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.