Pray BFF #85                                  December 31th, 2005

Dear Prayer Team,

New Year's Eve!  The Coming of a Year!

I had a number of things to mention in this prayer letter, but now on New Year's Eve, I have only one thing on my mind: tomorrow! I have been asked to preach in Mandarin.  Thankfully I am prepared as much as I can be. But these vulnerable times surely humble my soul. I have been trying to enjoy these humbling times rather than fear them. Paul the apostle boasted in his weaknesses. I probably have a bit too much pride. But at least I can acknowledge how insufficient I am to do the job on my own. That is the point of the BFF ministry.

We are introducing people to the Lord Himself. Even if we are capable of impressing men, we are incapable of causing the Spirit of God to work mightily in the lives of people.  This is true through the written or spoken word. We have been deliberate in calling you to join us in prayer for the Lord to touch the lives of those affected by the ministry of BFF. Although we can track the number of readers that come to the web site, we will never know how that one message might make a difference in a certain life, village or country. 

I am writing from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). I was just looking on the internet any litterature on how to renew affection in my mariage. Then I discovered your website. Thanks God that I came here. I am going to read through all the articles. I Hope with God's help we will succeed in building a strong marriage. Thanks again for your help.

  God bless

Again, we call you to pray for BFF during 2006. Prayer is not a side ministry. It is a main focus of the ministry. When you pray for the over 1,000 people from all over the world daily reading the pages, you can be sure there are some teachers, a few skeptics, seekers, and solid believers all looking for help.

Pastor Stephen (in India)  is spending the last three days of this year with his congregation in fasting and prayer. What a wonderful reminder of how desperate we all are on the Lord for any good thing to be produced this year. The fact is that anything good that has come from the BFF ministry is because of the Lord's great grace and your prayers. We are so thankful and, at the same time so needy, for your prayers to be continually brought before the Lord's throne. 

Our target is clear. We are tearing down the strongholds of materialism, humanism and feminism. These are the very things that deny the Lord's Word to powerfully touch the church worldwide. We have seen many training materials developed over these past few years. But as always, the greatest things will not be done by pen or word but by the Spirit. Please continue to pray for us in this coming year. Numerous projects are lining up. Hopefully some will soon be finished.

Then He answered and said to me, 
"This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel saying, 
‘Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ 
says the LORD of hosts. (Zechariah 4:6, NASB).

Thanks to God!

Requests to God

Much progress has taken place in both the editing of the book and development of the multimedia project.

Thank the Lord for good health for our family when so many around us are sick.

We were able to have a picnic at the zoo on one of the warm late fall days!

Praise God for a 1991 car that someone gave to us!

Paul is preaching January 1 and teaches January 8th.

Please keep praying for the editing (1/2 way) and development of the multi-media training material.

Pray for Pastor Stephen as he seeks extraordinary grace to both build a church building and reach out to the surrounding villages. 

May God watch over the documentary on Biblical parenting. May He watch over the whole project.

Paul is seeking guidance for what the Lord has for him this coming year. Prayer is needed as plans for different seminars are made for next year both locally as well as overseas. 

Serving Together for the Glory of God,

Paul and Linda Bucknell
Biblical Foundation for Freedom
3276 Bainton St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

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