Always Care for the Spirit and the Body

In 1 Corinthians 12:12-14 we see two main things: the Spirit and the Body. The Body actually comes out of the Spirit. First Corinthians 12:13 says, “For also in one Spirit we were all baptized into one Body, whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free, and were all given to drink one Spirit.” We, as the many members, have all been baptized in one Spirit into one Body, and now we are all drinking of this one Spirit. The Body has come out of the one Spirit, and now the Body is drinking of this one Spirit.
We look to the Lord for His mercy and grace that we may always care for the Spirit and the Body…. The Lord’s recovery is absolutely a matter in the Spirit and in the unique unity. May the Lord grant us His mercy and grace that we may be kept in His recovery….We all need to pray earnestly for the Lord’s recovery; we need to pray earnestly that we would be kept in the Spirit and in the unique oneness. To be in the Spirit and in the unique oneness of the Body is to be kept in the Lord’s recovery. (WL. The Spirit and the Body, ch. 1)

Contacting Freshmen at CSUN

CSUN freshmen orientations begin this week and will be going on the following two weeks. Thousands of incoming freshmen will come to campus and they are open and seeking for friends, community, and purpose. Please pray for our students as they enjoy the Lord and contact the freshmen during these crucial times, especially that they would meet the seeking ones who can be added to the church life this year. Lord, gain the freshmen for Christ and the church!

L.A. YP Back-to-School Night

On August 19th we will have a special time with the church in L.A. young people as they head into the new school year. We hope this gathering will be an encouragement to all and believe that it has potential for setting the tone of the whole school year to live a life of “looking away unto Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of their faith in order to run the Christian race in the realm of faith,” based on Hebrews 12:1-2. Please pray that:

  • all of our YP would be available to attend this special time;
  • they would be helped both practically with their studies and spiritually to live a normal Christian life;
  • they would have the realization that the whole church is standing with them.

Bibles for America on Facebook

BfA recently began to run ads on Facebook for free copies of a two-book set we’re currently offering, The Knowledge of Life and The Gospel of Life. Currently 150,000 people follow BfA on Facebook, and in addition to these followers, the ads could potentially reach up to 8,500 new people each day.
Please pray for many to see the ads and order a free book set. Please also pray these books would enlighten all who read them and produce a hunger for more of the ministry of the age.

European University Training

This year the training is August 13 to 18, in London. The goal is to perfect God-loving and Christ-pursuing students in biblical truth, experience of life, gospel preaching, and character development, all with a view to molding them into useful vessels for the Lord’s building up of His Body.

Germany

Here are several directions in which we can pray for the Lord’s move in Germany.

  • A rich supply to the saints in Düsseldorf as they prepare to receive and care for all the migrating saints.
  • The video trainings in the churches in Germany begin August 12.
  • Now that the gospel/perfecting trips have ended, pray for release of the function of the local saints to shepherd and perfect saints from the middle east and invite them to their homes and group meetings.
  • Release of an apartment near the university in Tübingen to shepherd and contain the increase among the students.

The Church in Cairo

In January, Rhema held two conferences in Egypt attended by over 120 local saints and seekers. There is now a very sweet church life in Cairo. One young local brother completed two years at FTT Pretoria and a sister has finished two terms, with more saints desiring to attend. A group of local saints plan to attend a conference and training in South Africa this September. The Lord is moving on!

Turkey

The Turkish Facebook page for spreading the gospel, which we created last month, has more than 1800 “likes.” Some visitors want to chat with us. May the Lord bless this channel and bring the seeking ones to this page.

Vietnam and India

Multiple reports about trainings in Vietnam and Recovery Version translation in India are here:
http://lmasia.org/temp/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/E-2017-07.pdf (English)
http://lmasia.org/temp/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Asia-2017-07.pdf (Chinese)

Continuing Burdens

Oak Glen: Lord, grace us (2 Cor. 8:1, 4, 6-7, 9) to give monthly for the payments on this property.
Kirchentag (Germany, May 24-28): contacting 4795 NT recipients to bring at least 100 into church life.
Polish Recovery Version NT: proofreading begins August 14; publication early next year.

Announcements

  1. Morning revival: Week 5 in Special Fellowship concerning the World Situation and the Lord’s Move
    Next week we will begin Knowing Life and the Church (Memorial Day Conference).

  2. Information about Germany and Europe: see July 9 prayer (“Older Entries” near bottom of http://www.churchinlosangeles.org/prayer/)