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Oneness that the World May Believe

“That they all may be one; even as You, Father, are in Me and I in You, that they also may be in Us; that the world may believe that You have sent Me.” John 17:21
The Triune God is one, and that oneness is a model of the oneness of the Body of Christ. Because the oneness of the Body has the oneness among the Three of the Trinity as a model, John 17 tells us that this oneness is altogether wrapped up with the Triune God (v. 21). The oneness of the Body of Christ is just the enlarged oneness of the Divine Trinity. (WL, The Intrinsic Problem in the Lord’s Recovery Today and Its Scriptural Remedy, ch. 1, sec. 2)
Lord, enlarge the oneness among us that You may add believers from the world to Yourself.

International Training for Elders and Responsible Ones

The International Training for Elders and Responsible Ones will be October 6 to 8 in Gold Coast, Australia. Ask the Lord to richly supply the speaking brothers, all who are preparing to serve at the training, and all who are traveling to Gold Coast.

L.A. Korean Festival and Bible Seminar

Hallelujah. We distributed more than 400 Recovery Version New Testaments at the festival. And many people showed interest in joining our Bible seminar on October 1. Please continue to pray that many open ones can actually come to the Bible seminar this Saturday.

Bibles for America

The Bibles for America tour in Central and Northern California concluded last week with distributions at College of San Mateo and UC Merced. Please pray that the Lord would operate in each person who received a Bible, book, or gospel tract from the saints during these two weeks. May the word of God grow and multiply in the state of California!

Accra, Ghana

The lease for the meeting hall in Accra is up for renewal. This property has been instrumental for the Lord’s work in Ghana by housing all the full-time serving ones (one family of 5, one family of 3, and 2 singles), providing hospitality to visiting saints, and serving as a convenient meeting point for students from the nearby university. There is still a good feeling to continue the lease. The amount needed to renew it for one year is $16,200. Ask the Lord to cause us to abound in grace for giving (2 Cor. 8-9). Contributions may be made to the church in LA, designated for Accra.

Germany

Our new ones from the Middle East are beginning to receive appointments with the German Government to address their request for asylum. Please pray that 1) the Lord will be their peace inwardly, and 2) they will receive the favor during their government interviews so that they would be able to remain for their growth in life and advancement in the church life.
Please continue to pray that a sufficient number of saints from outside Europe will be burdened and available to participate in the current crucial stage in the Lord’s move in Germany.

Frankfurt

We have a Bible table three times a week in the University campus. We have distributed a handful of Bibles every time and received some new contacts. Please pray that many open local Germans and young students will come to the table and that the Lord will open up the best ways for local families to capture them in the church life.

Slovakia

On September 10-11 an annual blending conference was held in Bratislava, Slovakia attended by more than 140 saints from Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Croatia, Hungary, Poland, Austria, and Serbia. The brothers shared three messages on “Keeping the Principles of the Body” from the 1998 Thanksgiving Conference. This conference was a new experience for many who have recently come into the church life. The Lord’s table was a beautiful exhibition that there is only one Body in the universe, and we are part of it.
A one-page report is at http://www.churchinlosangeles.org/prayer/. A six minute video of the
conference overlaid by reading of the one-page report is at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OkaDGXGnUo&feature=youtu.bee


Announcements

  1. Morning revival: Crystallization-Study of Exodus, vol. 7, week 42.
  2. The International Thanksgiving Conference will be in San Jose, CA November 24 to 27. Details are at http://www.churchinlosangeles.org/prayer/.
  3. The Lord’s Move in Europe:
    Information about serving in Germany this fall is at http://germany2016.amanatrust.org.uk.
    Giving for the Gospel Work in Europe instructions are at http://www.lordsmove.org/information.html. Giving for the UK Building Fund instructions are at http://www.lordsmove.org/ukbuildingfund or you may give to the church in LA, designated for UK Building Fund.