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China Update - Aug 4, 2011

Dear Saints;

I greet you again in the Name of our beloved Savior, Jesus Christ. This Message is still spreading in full speed in the oldest civilization by some of the most fervent and gallant believers in China.
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Brother Run and Brother Ben went to villages up in the North recently. There are two groups in this area. These two groups all heard this Message at the same time. Actually, they used to go to the same church but came out of it when they heard of the Word in this hour. Of those people that came out, some of them received and followed this Message with their whole hearts;
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but the others only received certain truths of the Message and haven’t come to the full revelation yet.

When they went to the first group that received this Message as an absolute, they invited the leader of the other group to come too. Brother Ben and Brother Run ministered to the people of God’s Truth and the believers responded with great joy and acted upon what they preached. After the meeting, there were five new people that asked for baptism. So they went to the river and baptized them in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
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The leader of the second group was really struck by the meeting, especially by the life of the believers in the first group and how fast they had grown spiritually. He saw how the Message so dramatically changed the people’s lives just in the last two years. He started to understand why his church has problems all the time and why they have no power to overcome them. The other group has also trials, yet they had the power of God to overcome it. “As many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His name.”
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Brother Ben and Brother Run were able to minister to the leader brother in the second group. Then he realized he must receive this Message as an absolute Truth otherwise his people will not grow. So he invited these two brothers to come to his church. By the preaching of the Word there is a revival happening in this brother’s congregation:
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More than 15 people wanted to be baptized, but a problem arose that they didn’t have a place to baptize them. So, they found a big pot in the back yard and filled it with water and baptized all the people in it. This leader brother also realized what this Message can do to the people. Now he takes this Message as an absolute Truth in this hour and ministers to the people in the same strength.

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Brother Caleb and Brother Ben teamed up and went down south in the last few weeks to share the Word with people that just newly heard of this Message through some of the contacts. They went to a three-self church in Luhe,
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a little town with about 250,000 people. It’s one of the sisters in Brother Lv’s church that sent this Message to the elders in that church, and they would like to hear more about It.

Brother Caleb and Brother Ben took the invitation and went down to share the Word with them. When the Message was preached some were shocked, some were mad, but some were convicted. One brother afterward sought out these two brothers and said, “No matter what other people think about It, I believe this is the Truth.”
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So they gave this brother a set of the Message and he embraced it with his whole heart. He is the elder that is in charge of this church. He invited them to come back again to share with them. The Seed has been sowed.

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The revival in Brother Lv’s church still goes on. Since last year, 30 people have been baptized. The Lord is continually adding members to the Body daily. They’re looking for a bigger place to rent right now because the room can’t meet the growing congregation. It has become too crowded. In the last few months alone, there have been more than 15 people baptized into the Name of Jesus Christ. The saints there keep fervently spreading this Gospel to their friends and relatives.

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Brother Lv and Brother Run came to another group in Zhuhai that we baptized last year in the stormy sea. The saints in that group continually witness to the people around them with great fervency. One sister said she couldn’t even sleep and all her mind is thinking about is to whom she should witness the next day. She said this Message is so wonderful she just can’t hold her peace not to give It out to the people.




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Last October, one sister in this group asked if we could pray for her brother that hadn’t come home in over ten years. His father put the ad on the papers, on the radio stations and tried all their best to find his son, but with no result. So we prayed and asked the Lord to seek him and bring him back to his parents. Then her parents also prayed and said to the Lord that if their son will come home before the Chinese Lunar New Year (which is January 3rd, 2011) then they’ll give their hearts to the Lord as their daughter did. God answered the prayers! Just one day before the New Year, their prodigal son showed up at the door of his parents. You can imagine how the parents would feel! Their prodigal son came home. Not only that, but also the prodigal parents coming Home too after they saw the prayer-answering God manifested before them.

By the preaching of the Word through Brother Lv and Brother Run, and also the power of the testimony, there were four more people baptized in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ in this city.

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Brother Ivan has been in China about two months now. Many wonderful things have been achieved. Besides sharing the Word with the saints in Dazhou, he also helped the people there to set up a printing station. Now they are not only providing for their own need but also supplying the needs of two or three places in other parts of China. This little group had about 15 people and most of them are older sisters who lived a very poor life. But their desire to serve the Lord drove them to do things even above they could do to support the work of the Lord. In the past few years they have donated thousands of dollars to help the printing and translation works.
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Now after they had their own printing station set up, they leaped to a new era with even more fervency to serve the Lord and His people. A sister and her daughter basically took over the work of printing messages and printed out hundreds upon hundreds of message books under extremely hot and humid weather. We can truly say the books they printed are mixed with tears of joy and sweat of toil.

We appreciate all of your sincere prayer before the Lord and all your support. I trust all their testimonies and sacrifices will inspire you to dedicate more of yourselves to the Lord and His great command before His ascending, “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.”

May the Lord bless you,

Brother Murphy

Bible Believers

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