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A New Revival: Shepherding according to God

May we all have the Father’s loving and forgiving heart and the Savior’s shepherding and seeking
spirit to gain people and take care of God’s flock. To cherish people in the humanity of Jesus is to make them happy and to make them feel pleasant and comfortable. To nourish people in the divinity of Christ is to feed them with the all-inclusive Christ in His full ministry in three stages. May all the saints receive the Lord’s commission to feed His lambs and shepherd His sheep (John 21:15-16).

“I hope that there will be a genuine revival among us by our receiving this burden of shepherding. If all the churches receive this teaching to participate in Christ’s wonderful shepherding, there will be a big revival in the recovery.” (WL, The Vital Groups, p. 40)

ITERO

The fall International Training for Elders and Responsible Ones is this Thursday through Saturday,
October 1–3 in Brazil, followed by a blending meeting with many local saints on Lord’s Day, October 4. The subject of the training is “The Crucial Points of the Major Items of the Lord’s Recovery Today.” Message topics will include: the Recovery of the Economy of God; the Triune God; the Supreme Preciousness of the All-inclusive Christ; the Consummated Spirit; the Eternal Life; the Recovery of the Church; and the Oneness of the Body of Christ. Please pray for all the brothers traveling, for the Lord’s rich speaking, and for the blending of all the saints.

Korean Festival Bible Distribution

The 42nd LA Korean Festival will take place from October 1–4. Please pray for the Korean-speaking
saints who plan to go as the Korean section of Bibles for America to distribute the Korean New Testament Recovery Version.

Oak Glen

The Southern California churches are buying Oak Glen Christian Conference Center. The sale of Oak
Glen will be completed in October. At that time the $1.64 million down payment will be due. To help with this, please continue to give through the church, designated for Oak Glen. Let us ask the Lord

  • to grace us abundantly that we may participate in this purchase with joy and beyond our power, and

  • to complete this purchase and the subsequent sale of Engedi in a timely manner.

Europe and the Refugees

“The world situation has always been the indicator of the Lord’s move on earth.” (WL, The World
Situation and the Direction of the Lord’s Move, ch. 1) In recent months there has been a crisis in Europe due to the massive influx of refugees from North Africa and the Middle East. Due to the human and religious situations in their homelands, these ones are stripped and beaten, half dead (Luke 10:30). They need the oil and wine from the Good Samaritan and to be brought to an inn (vv. 33-35).

Rhema Literature Distributors will go to contact these refugees and distribute literature in Arabic. This week, brothers from Anaheim and Europe, including two Arabic speakers, are taking a first-hand look at the refugee situation. Pray for a rich supply to these brothers and for the Lord’s enlightening on how the recovery should respond, based on these brothers’ report. Pray for an abundant flow of oil and wine to the refugees, and for many of them to be brought to an “inn.”

Germany, Switzerland, Austria

The churches and scattered saints in the German-speaking nations will have blending times in multiple locations the weekend of October 3-4.


Announcements

  1. Morning revival: Week 5 of The Need for a New Revival (Memorial Day Conference). After week 6 we will start Crystallization-Study of Exodus, vol. 3.
  2. The prayer email for October 4 will be edited by brother Justin Lim, justinlim@cantab.net. Please send inputs to him. Please also include him on inputs for weeks after October 4.
  3. A video of the August 22 meeting about Oak Glen is available in English, Chinese, Spanish, Korean, and Vietnamese on http://www.socalblendingcenter.org/updates. A brief video about Oak Glen is at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sp4AgX7zhiY.
  4. There will be a Children’s Work Perfecting Conference for parents and serving ones on October 10 from 9am to 3pm in Diamond Bar. Saints should plan to attend all three sessions. Registration deadline is October 4 at SCYP.com.
  5. The Junior High Conferences will be held October 23–25 in Riverside (for brothers) and Diamond Bar (for sisters). Registration deadline is October 11.
  6. The whole church in Los Angeles will meet together Lord’s Day, October 18, at L.A. Trade Tech College (same location as May of this year and October of last year).
  7. The Thanksgiving Conference will be November 26–29 in Jacksonville, Florida. A detailed announcement is at http://www.churchinlosangeles.org/prayer/.
  8. The 2015 Winter Training will be December 21–26 in Anaheim. Registration will begin this weekend; the deadline is October 27.