Pray that the saints would be burdened by the Lord to raise up a strong testimony of the Lord’s recovery in the southeastern and south-central regions of the United States, which compose the Bible Belt, from North Carolina to Arizona (Acts 1:8; 8:4-5; 1 Thes. 1:8).
Acts 1:8—But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you, and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
Acts 8:4-5—Those therefore who were scattered went throughout the land announcing the word as the gospel. And Philip went down to the city of Samaria and proclaimed the Christ to them.
1 Thes. 1:8—For from you the word of the Lord has sounded out; not only in Macedonia and in Achaia, but in every place, your faith toward God has gone out, so that we have no need of saying anything.
I feel that we need to raise up a strong testimony of the Lord’s recovery in the southeastern and south-central regions of the United States, which compose the Bible Belt. In particular, we should spread the recovery in the following states: Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. If a thousand saints are gained by the Lord for His testimony in those states, it will be a significant advance of His move in this country. I believe that the Bible Belt may be the most crucial region in the United States. Certain regions in the United States in which the liberal culture is very prevailing may not be as strategic as the Bible Belt…I hope that a good number of saints in California will be led by the Lord to migrate to the Bible Belt in order to bring in a great blessing. The Bible Belt may have many proper and promising people that we can gain for His recovery. (CWWL, 1981, vol. 1, “Carrying Out the New Testament Ministry,” p. 37)
I feel that some saints need to migrate to strategic cities in the southeastern and south-central region in the United States known as the “Bible Belt.” In particular, we should spread the Lord’s recovery in the following states: Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. I believe that there are a good number of seeking believers in these states. If a group of saints migrate to cities in these states, as they work at a job or study at a university, they can contact the Lord’s seekers and gain them for His testimony. (CWWL, 1981, vol. 1, “Carrying Out God’s New Testament Economy,” pp. 384-385)
Many saints are burdened to migrate to the southeastern and south-central regions of the United States that compose the Bible Belt. In particular, these saints desire to spread the Lord’s recovery in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Alabama. In the Bible Belt there are many proper and promising people whom we can gain for the Lord’s recovery. Hence, I believe that much increase will be gained in this crucial region of the United States. (CWWL, 1984, vol. 1, “Bringing the Saints into the Lord’s Up-to-date Vision and Move in His Recovery,” p. 90)
[A group of] brothers reminded me that I had challenged them twice in the past one or two years concerning migration. There were many openings in the Southeast, in the so-called Bible Belt from North Carolina to Arizona. The Lord has opened many places for us, but not many would migrate to fill the openings. (CWWL, 1985, vol. 5, “The Way to Practice the Lord’s Present Move,” pp. 458-459)
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