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Prayer, Week of September 15

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Christ Becoming our Everything

“Grace and reality came through Jesus Christ.” (John 1:17b)

“Put on the new man, which was created according to God in righteousness and holiness of the reality.” “Where…Christ is all and in all.” (Eph. 4:24; Col. 3:11)

The central thought of Numbers is that Christ is the meaning of life, the testimony, the center of God’s people, and the Leader, the way, and the goal of their journey and fighting. During the forty years in the wilderness, the two million Israelites were busy with one thing—the ark of God’s testimony (Num. 7:89). The ark of the testimony was the center of the tabernacle, which was called the tabernacle of the testimony (1:50, 53). The ark with the tabernacle was the meaning of their life. WL, LS of Numbers, chap. 1, sec. 3.

Lord, bring us more to Yourself as our center, our testimony, our living, our goal, and our everything!

SoCal YP Conferences

Praise the Lord for the upcoming Young People’s Conferences this fall, which will be held in different localities. We encourage all the parents, serving ones, and college students to pray for the openness of our young people to the Lord and His speaking. As we enter into this conference season, our prayer is that the young people would develop a heart that is according to God, by His making more of His home in their heart through faith (Eph. 3:17) and that, as David did, they learn to serve their generation by their counsel of God (Acts 13:36).

The dates, locations, and sign up deadlines for the conferences are:

  • JH Sisters, October 11 to 13, Fullerton. Deadline to register: September 29

  • JH Brothers, October 11 to 13, Diamond Bar. Deadline to register: September 29

  • HS Sisters, October 18 to 20, Irvine. Deadline to register: October 6.

  • HS Brothers, October 18 to 20, Huntington Beach. Deadline to register: October 6.

Middle America

At the end of the July semiannual training, there was a special announcement concerning a growing burden to gain more people in Middle America, which includes the Heartland, the Bible Belt, the Midwest, the Mid-Atlantic, and the Mountain States. From 2020 to 2021, the focus will be on ten cities:

  1. Richmond, Virginia

  2. Charlotte, North Carolina

  3. Columbia, South Carolina

  4. Memphis, Tennessee

  5. St. Louis, Missouri

  6. Orlando, Florida

  7. Cincinnati, Ohio

  8. Minneapolis, Minnesota

  9. Lexington, Kentucky

  10. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The call is for 300 saints to migrate, including 30 full-timers. Some of these cities already have churches, but need a campus team; others need strengthening. There will be a pre-migration training.

Please pray strongly over the next six months for the Lord’s will and the Lord’s way to be made known regarding this burden. Pray that by the December Semiannual Training, there will be more clarity concerning the direction. Pray for the Lord to move in and through the members of His Body.

The Church in Bielefeld, Germany

The first Lord’s table meeting of the church in Bielefeld will be September 22. Pray for the beginning of a strong testimony of the Lord’s move in this city. Pray also for the saints to be in one accord for His propagation and for the furtherance of the campus work at Bielefeld University.

We are so thankful for your prayers over the past year. Praise the Lord for the coordination and fellowship in the Body. Praise the Lord that He is gaining another golden lampstand in Germany!

Paris, France

We praise the Lord for His shepherding of the saints in Europe through the two yearly Chinese-speaking conferences in London and Paris. The autumn conference will take place September 20 to 22 in Paris. We hope that many saints from Europe, especially Chinese-speaking saints, can join this feast!

The Lord is moving quickly in Europe, and He needs the reality of the one new man. The Chinese-speaking conference is not only for the benefit of the Chinese-speaking saints but more so for the building up of His entire Body. Translation in English and French will be available during the conference so that all the saints can enjoy the fresh speaking of the Lord to His Body.

India

Please continue to pray for all the preparation for the upcoming ITERO in Bangalore (October 3 to 5), that the Lord can head up all the arrangements for the release of His speaking.

Announcements

  1. Morning Revival: Week 13 of Crystallization-Study of Numbers, vol. 3 (July Semiannual Training).

  2. SoCal Parents and YP Serving Ones’ Fellowship: Saturday, October 5 from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm in Anaheim. Lunch not provided; $5 donation suggested. Register by September 29 at http://tinyurl.com/2019pypsof.

  3. The Thanksgiving Conference will be in Houston, Texas from November 28 to December 1. Saints from LA who plan to attend are asked to RSVP by October 31. Childcare registration required. Information, including hotels, is at http://www.churchinlosangeles.org/prayer.

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