Pray that all the churches would make a turn from barrenness to fruitfulness, raising up at least one-fifth of the saints in each locality to labor to gain the increase of the church, the solid members for the solid building (Acts 2:47; 5:14; 6:7; 8:4; Hymns, #923, ss. 1, 4).

Acts 2:47—Praising God and having grace with all the people. And the Lord added together day by day those who were being saved.

Acts 5:14—And believers were all the more being added to the Lord, multitudes of both men and women.

Acts 6:7—And the word of God grew, and the number of the disciples in Jerusalem multiplied greatly; and a large number of the priests obeyed the faith.

Acts 8:4—Those therefore who were scattered went throughout the land announcing the word as the gospel.

For further reading please refer to CWWL, 1989, vol. 4, “Elders’ Training, Book 10: The Eldership and the God-ordained Way (2),” ch. 9, pp. 461-462.

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