“For to Me to Live is Christ” (Phil. 1:21a)

“The perfecting of the saints unto the work of the ministry, unto the building up of the Body of Christ, until we all arrive…at the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ” (Eph. 4:12-13).
God’s desire, His good pleasure, is for us to be saturated and permeated with Christ, to live Christ, to be a living witness to Christ in our daily life, and to have Christ as the reality, the real contents, of the church life, making every local church a golden lampstand to have the spontaneous preparation of the bride for the Lord’s coming back. (Special Conference, msg. 4, I.A – I.A.3)
Lord, gain our cooperation so that You may fulfill this desire in each one of us and in every local church. “Come, Lord Jesus!” (Rev. 22:20)

Summer School of Truth (SSoT)

The SSoT this year was blessed by the Lord. With 106 saints signed up and 61 junior high and senior high students participating, we sensed that the Lord’s presence was among us and His speaking was with us. The atmosphere was excellent and the response of the young people was encouraging and sweet. Now the real labor begins, and that is the labor of love to foster the growth in life of all the young people – both in their daily life and in their church life. Each young person has been encouraged to read the word daily with companions, to pursue Christ with those who call on the Lord, and to speak the Lord’s living word to their friends.
Please pray protective prayers for the young people, that the evil one would not steal away the word from their hearts, but that the word heard would take root and start to grow. On the last day the young people from Huntington Beach joined us and there was a wonderful time of blending. Thank and praise the Lord for all He has done for us. Please pray for the Lord’s continual work to cause the seed of life to grow in all the hearts of the young people.

Middle Age Training

The fall term of middle-age training begins September 4. This training includes truth, life, service, gospel, and touches our daily living. It is also a wonderful opportunity to blend with saints from the whole earth. Lord, increase the number of full-term trainees this fall to at least 100 (at least 50 in the English section, 30 in the Chinese section, 10 each in the Korean and Spanish sections).
Lord, bring English-speaking and Spanish-speaking saints from L.A. (many Korean-speaking and Chinese-speaking have already graduated), some for one or two weeks and some for the whole term.

Emigration Training

This is the last week of training. Ask the Lord to continue to permeate every trainee and to further reduce the self life, that these trainees may live Him and express Him in His Body in Germany.

Students to Germany

Student responses in the past year show that the Lord has opened the door to universities in Germany. The fellowship at the end of the summer training included a call for students (not heroes) go to learn the language and then to attend university there, make friends, and bring these friends to open homes near the campuses. The goal is 100 new students in Germany from North American, including high school graduates, college graduates, and recent training graduates. Lord, thrust out laborers into this harvest!
Information is at http://lordsmove.org/information.html and http://tinyurl.com/studentsforgermany.

Germany

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

  • The church in Stuttgart is still in need of a meeting place to rent.
  • Tübingen, near Stuttgart, is a university town. Some students meet in Stuttgart. Please pray for the release of an apartment near the campus to shepherd and contain the increase among the students.
  • The national elections in September have already caused a change in asylum approvals for migrants. Please ask the Lord to sustain the faith of these new believers and to allow them to remain in Germany.
  • Recently some saints traveled to four cities in Germany and were put in contact with Arab-speaking believers that were seeking and open to the ministry and the fellowship. Please pray for the continued fellowship and for the Lord’s revelation to and gaining of these believers.

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 4 in Special Fellowship concerning the World Situation and the Lord’s Move
    After week 5 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/)