Prayer & Announcements

Prayer, Week of May 28, 2017

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Knowing Life and the Church

Please pray that the burden released during this past weekend’s Memorial Day Conference would be worked into the saints in all the churches. May God’s purpose become our purpose!

“How precious is Your lovingkindness, O God! Thus the sons of men take refuge in the shadow of Your wings. They are saturated with the fatness of Your house, and You cause them to drink of the river of Your pleasures. For with You is the fountain of life; in Your light we see light.” (Psa. 36:7-8)

“But whoever drinks of the water that I will give him shall by no means thirst forever; but the water that I will give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into eternal life.” (John 4:14)

For the fulfillment of His purpose, God wants to be the fountain, the source, of living waters to satisfy His chosen people for their enjoyment. The goal of this enjoyment is to produce the church as God’s increase, God’s enlargement, to be God’s fullness for His expression. God is the fountain of living waters to His elect because He has a purpose—to produce a counterpart, a bride, for Himself. Nothing apart from God as the fountain of living waters can satisfy us; nothing apart from God dispensed into our being can make us His increase for His expression. (Msg 1, II.C)

Southern California Blending Conference

A blending conference for the churches in Southern California will be held at the Ministry Conference Center (MCC) on the weekend of June 10 to 11, 2017. In the last two years we held similar conferences, and each time all who attended were encouraged. This practice of gathering the churches has afforded the Lord an opportunity to speak a specific word for the present need of the Lord’s recovery.

We look forward to the opportunity for the all the saints to be perfected into one through this special gathering! We look to the Lord that He will speak a timely word to meet the present need of all the churches in Southern California. Here is the schedule:

    Meeting 1: Saturday afternoon 4:00–5:45 pm
    Break (bring your own dinner; food will not be available for purchase)
    Meeting 2: Saturday evening 7:00–8:45 pm
    Meeting 3: Lord’s Day morning 10:00 am–12:30 pm (Lord’s Table from 10:00–10:30)

For translation into Spanish, Chinese and Korean, please bring your own FM radios and headsets.
For families from L.A., children’s service for K–6 will be provided Saturday in Anaheim, and Lord’s Day in Cerritos.

We urge all the saints in the churches to reserve this time to gather together for corporate blending and to enter into the Lord’s present speaking to the local churches in Southern California.
Please note: Lord’s Day, June 11, there will be no meetings in any of the halls in L.A.

Germany

Pray for the Lord to anoint more members from abroad to migrate and be blended with the local saints for the strengthening of the shepherding net for the campuses and refugees. May the Lord continue to speak to His Body from the Special Conference in Anaheim and stir within many to gain a solid number, especially those in their 30s and 40s, at the migrating training in Anaheim (July 12 to August 4).

Pray for the enemy to be bound and for the Lord to guard the local saints and their families. There are many practical services borne by local saints relating to caring for new ones and saints from abroad. Pray that the Lord would continue to strengthen them and cover them against sicknesses and the wearing out tactics of the enemy.

Italy

On May 13 to 14 there was a conference in Milan, presenting four messages from February’s Special Conference concerning the World Situation and the Lord’s Move. About 250 attended, including about 170 (15 are native Italians) from 21 cities in Italy. Many testified of the Lord’s blessing on the conference with His up-to-date speaking and the opportunities for blending outside the meetings.

Please pray for the Lord’s move in Italy, especially for the gaining of local Italians, the strengthening of existing lampstands, and the raising up of a lampstand in Naples.

A one-page report is at http://www.churchinlosangeles.org/prayer.

Pakistan

In the recent weeks the churches in Pakistan had a national conference, a gospel trip visit by five trainees from FTT Hong Kong (the first gospel trip to Pakistan by any FTT), a second district meeting beginning in one of the churches, several one-day trainings, and a supply of grace. Two sisters from Pakistan had to stop attending FTT Indonesia because the government did not extend their visas.

Please pray for:

  • saints who have consecrated themselves to attend an FTT, wherever it may be;
  • the Lord’s increase in Pakistan;
  • those who will attend the one-month Perfecting Training, starting July 1, and for the venue for the last
  • the saints to continually pursue the Lord to seek to grow in life so all will become functioning members.

Annoucements

  1. Morning revival: Week 9 in Crystallization-Study of Ezekiel (Winter Training).
  2. Summer Training registration has been extended to June 11 (or until capacity is reached):
    $255 for Anaheim, July 3–8; $105 for webcast in L.A. Register at http://tinyurl.com/summertrainingla.
  3. Information about Germany and Europe: see May 14 prayer (“Older Entries” near bottom of http://www.churchinlosangeles.org/prayer/)