The average number of people coming to the BFF website now is over one thousand per day. Paul regularly tinkers with the website to make it more user friendly and search-engine catchy. Today, for example, he spent about thirty minutes putting the link index to all the Acts articles on each Acts page.
Here are two different rather comical situations that came up this past week.
#1. Someone searched for: "How Do I Get a Splinter out of My Child's Hand?" How did they come to the BFF's website? Is it because there are instructions about removing splinters? Not at all. In one of the messages on revival Paul makes reference to getting a splinter out of a child's finger as an example of revival. The person evidently wanted to read about revival. (Click on the picture to view that page).
Lots of Work
Paul is speaking four times this week, twice in Chinese.
The parenting class started last Wednesday. About fourteen parents or parents-to-be attended. We could have a few more this coming week. We will meet for at least the next ten Wednesday evenings . We may need an extra session for those interested baby basics. Fortunately, the materials only need polishing, but we still must print English and Chinese handouts. Needless to say, please keep praying that Paul's 'Chinglish' doesn't scare people away. Several non-Christians are in the class.
Paul has had many opportunities to counsel those interested in full-time service. Some of them are very disillusioned with the politics in their churches and yet have a burden for real ministry. The problem in all these cases is that good training is not easily available. Less and less people are going the traditional route of seminary. Paul wonders whether God is stirring up the need for Advanced Discipleship Training (ADT) here in Pittsburgh.