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Treasuring God’s Blessing

“And all these blessings will come upon you and overtake you if you listen to the voice of Jehovah your God.” (Deut. 28:2)
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenlies in Christ.” (Eph. 1:3)
The normal life of a Christian is a life of blessing, and the normal work of a Christian is a work of blessing. The day must come when we realize that in our work, in our Christian life, and in our church life, everything depends on God’s blessing.
In serving the Lord, we should believe in and treasure God’s blessing. We need to learn to live and to practice the church life in a way that does not hinder God’s blessing. We should rely on God’s blessing and eliminate the barriers that prevent us from receiving it. (Crystallization-Study of Ezekiel, Msg. 16, III)

Joint LA Meeting

The whole church in Los Angeles—with all of our halls, districts, and languages—will come together from 9:30am to 12pm on Lord’s Day, October 29, to blend together as the Lord’s one testimony in this city. It has been one year since we had such a gathering. This joint meeting will take place at the LA Convention Center. Please pray that the Lord would gather all of the saints from all parts of the city to praise Him, to become of one accord for His move, and to be the new man, where Christ is all and in all!

Winter Training Registration

The Winter Training (December 25 to 30) is a time for all the saints to receive the Lord’s fresh speaking. Ask the Lord to release more of us from the affairs of human life to participate in this training in Anaheim or in the webcasts in LA. We believe “that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him” (Heb. 11:6). At the same time, we know that “it is God who operates in you both the willing and the working for His good pleasure” (Phil. 2:13). Ask the Lord to stir our hearts to pursue Him actively.
Registration for the live training is due October 29. See Announcements below for more details.

Junior High Conferences

The Fall 2017 Junior High Conferences will be this weekend, October 20 to 22. The brothers’ conference will take place in Diamond Bar; sisters’ conference in Fullerton. Please pray for the Lord to freshly appear to each young person.

LA Chinese-Speaking Blending Time

This weekend, October 21 to 22, there will be a blending time for the Chinese-speaking saints in LA at Oak Glen, along with saints from Thousand Oaks. The fellowship will be on “The Humanity of Jesus for Living and Serving in the Church life” based on the book Christ as the Reality. The burden is that we all need to “eat” the humanity of Jesus, so that we may have a proper humanity to live and serve in the church life. Pray for more to be released to attend this retreat, enjoy the Lord, and be blended together!

LA Korean Festival Follow-Up

Praise the Lord for His move during last weekend’s Korean Festival! A pastor from the Valley visited our booth on Thursday and received a NT Recovery Version. He read the four Gospels thoroughly, found that this Bible was well translated, and excitedly returned with others to our booth on Lord’s Day evening to ask for more copies. We distributed around 400 Bibles and have many positive testimonies like this. The atmosphere was sweet and enjoyable. All the saints enjoyed Jehovah God throughout the distribution.
We very much need and appreciate the prayers of the church. Please pray:

  • that all the recipients would read the Bible and receive the life supply;

  • that many would attend our Bible seminar on November 11;

  • that our saints may maintain the spirit of the gospel and have a daily gospel living.

Bibles for America

BfA recently ran a test on the “Thank You” page that people receive after ordering their free Bible online. A “Download free e-books” button was added to the page for two weeks, resulting in a 20% increase in downloads. This change could potentially result in a total of 250 downloads per day.
Please pray for more people, especially in today’s climate of turmoil, anxiety, and fear, to find our website and download these books filled with life and truth.

Announcements

  1. Morning revival: Week 16 in Crystallization-Study of Ezekiel, vol. 3.

  2. Joint LA Meeting (TIME CHANGE): The whole church in LA will meet together on Lord’s Day, October 29 from 9:30am to 12:00pm at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

  3. The International Thanksgiving Conference will be in Phoenix Thursday night, November 23 to Lord’s Day noon, November 26. Saints from LA who plan to attend are asked to RSVP by October 29. Childcare registration required. Information is at http://www.churchinlosangeles.org/prayer/.

  4. The Winter Training will be December 25 to 30 in Anaheim and by local webcasts in LA. For the live training, complete registration including payment ($205) is due October 29. Registration for the webcast training ($105) is due December 3. Late fees will be incurred after these deadlines. Saints from LA should register at http://tinyurl.com/wintertrainingla and submit payment to their district’s designated registration coordinator.

  5. The International Chinese-Speaking Conference will be February 16 to 18, 2018 in Taipei. Information is available at http://www.icsc2018.org. Registration deadline is November 30.

  6. Information about Germany and Europe: see September 10 prayer (“Older Entries” near bottom of http://www.churchinlosangeles.org/prayer/).