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Prayer, Week of August 11

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Our Willingness to Experience Christ as Our Pattern

“Doing nothing by way of selfish ambition nor by way of vainglory, but in lowliness of mind considering one another more excellent than yourselves; not regarding each his own virtues, but each the virtues of others also. Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus, who…emptied Himself, taking the form of a slave, becoming in the likeness of men; and being found in fashion as a man, He humbled Himself, becoming obedient even unto death, and that the death of a cross.” (Phil. 2:3-7)

We need to take Christ’s mind as our mind, opening ourselves to “let this mind” be in us. We need to live Christ in His human living, especially in His emptying Himself and humbling Himself and in His not grasping equality with God as a treasure. (The Experience of Christ, msg. 2, I.A, III.C) Our willingness to “let this mind” (v. 5), our obedience (v. 12), is our cooperation with God’s operation in us (v. 13).

Lord, gain our cooperation to take Your human lowliness as our living pattern every day!

Pursue 2019

This past Saturday, August 10, Pursue 2019 got off to a positive start with over 140 registered to participate throughout the week. We desperately need the prayer of the whole church to carry this important camp through the week. Please pray:

  • for the Lord to supply and grace all of the serving ones who are planning, coordinating, and shepherding our young people;

  • for the young people to have the Lord’s appearing and personal visitation, strengthening them to be His top pursuers this year! (Philippians 3:14)

All-LA College Student Internship

We thank you for all your prayers for the college students throughout LA. We had a wonderful time these past two weeks sowing among the freshmen at UCLA and CSUN. We believe the Lord has really used this time to help our students enter into fellowship unto the furtherance of the gospel! May the Lord continue to uplift each one’s experience and enjoyment of Christ for the church life and the Body life.

Please continue to pray for:

  • the follow up with the many names received at CSUN during these last 2 weeks;

  • the preparation for the start of classes on August 26 at USC and CSUN;

  • the fresh supply to the UCLA saints who continue to meet new freshmen in upcoming orientations;

  • the continued fellowship with the newly-met UCLA students (mostly freshmen) who are taking classes this summer and with whom we have regular contact;

  • the Lord to continue to release more male students who are hungry for Him on all our campuses.

Germany – Meeting Hall in Berlin

Berlin has a population of 3.8 million and is one of the strategic cities in Europe. The serving brothers in Berlin located a property that meets the need of the church and supports the Lord’s testimony. We believe this property is the result of the fighting prayer in the whole Body. Thank you for your prayers.

This 6500 square-foot house is surrounded by a pleasant garden on a 1.5-acre lot with convenient access to public transit. As is, we can move in and use the house for our new meeting space; with a minor renovation, the house can seat 200 people. There are also many rooms for multiple uses.

The purchase price is US$5.6 million. The purchase contract was signed on July 10 with a first payment of US$900,000. The closing date is November 15. The church in Berlin has pledged US$2.64 million. The churches in Taiwan pledged US$0.5 million. Thus we have a shortage of US$2.46 million.

We believe this city is key to the Lord’s interests, and we are looking forward to your visitation and blending in the near future. We pray that the Lord will grace many in this financial fellowship. If you are led by the Lord to give, please send your contributions designated ‘Berlin Meeting Hall’ to the church in Los Angeles or at http://www.lordsmove.org (click on Offerings for various ways to give).

The complete letter from Berlin with photos is at http://www.churchinlosangeles.org/prayer/.

Germany – Hamburg

There will be a blending meeting Lord’s Day, August 18 in Hamburg for the saints in the north of Germany. Please pray that the Lord will use this time to strengthen the saints there and to further prepare for the raising up of a lampstand in Hamburg.

Brother Caleb Franco, who met with LA during his four years at UCLA, moved with his family from Düsseldorf to Hamburg at the beginning of this month.

India

The June/July newsletter of the churches in India is at http://www.churchinlosangeles.org/prayer.

Vietnam and Pakistan

Reports about the Lord’s move in these two nations are here:

http://lmasia.org/temp/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/E-2019-07.pdf (English)
http://lmasia.org/temp/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Asia-2019-07.pdf (Chinese)

Announcements

  1. Morning Revival: Week 2 of The Experience of Christ (Memorial Day Conference).

  2. The Wednesday Ministry Meetings for the 2019 Fall FTTA term will begin on Wednesday, September 4, at the Ministry Conference Center in Anaheim.