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Pray BFF #105

February 23, 2007

Dear Prayer Team,

The World Turns

Have you seen the free program 'Google Earth' (found under Google - more - Earth)? It is one of the best mission educational tools I have yet seen. I have had the privilege of showing my Dad how, with a spin and a click of my finger, I can visit Taiwan or India where we have worked. The world is getting ever so small.

Yesterday, after checking email, I told my Dad that we got two orders: one for the Parenting Seminar and another for Libraries (one from Uganda). We had one request for free materials from someone in Hyderabad, India. He wanted the material in a more usable format for his ministry. Let me share part of his letter.

I came across your site while searching for some good materials to teach our Christian leaders in India.

Your material is simple and easy to transmit to others. Is it possible for us to receive your material in PDF format. I'm the founder of a nonprofit ministry in Hyderabad, India. I would appreciate your help in this regard.

Also another person from India requested help in developing a discipleship school.

Greetings in Jesus' name.

I am founder of an independent church planting ministry named Apostolic Outreach Ministry. It is based in India but we have our churches planted in India and Nepal.

As we want to raise more and more workers, we want to take them all (25-30 men are wanting to go) in the discipleship courses. As we are preparing to start the courses, we are praying for the help to start one.

As we come across your website, we are sending this request to you to help us to start a discipleship school here in india or nepal. We are submitting this request with prayer.

The Lord is continually pricking us with such requests. We have had several requests of this kind. We do have lots of material. But we don't have everything we would need for a training school: no buildings, personnel, finances or a thorough plan to really help them. We depend on God to help them. This is our burden. I wrote back and said I would pray. We surely need His intervention to be able to rightly tend to the great needs of His sheep whether it be through us or others.

Advancing In Prayer

Thank you so much for joining us in prayer. We have seen a significant rise in readership since last month when we asked you to pray for 4,000 BFF web pages to be viewed each day. It is not at that point yet but is quickly moving toward that target. I am praying daily for the hearts of these readers to be touched and revived. I have even started to ask our Great God, to give us 5,000, 6,000 or even 7,000 page views per day.

I realize, through letters like the ones above, that our challenge has been the same throughout history – to get God's Word to individuals in the power of the Spirit. That is exactly what Biblical Foundations for Freedom is all about.

Releasing God's Life-changing Truth to a New Generation

Our African Tour

This year, by faith, we are expanding our instructional seminars to Africa. It is a huge step for Paul. Not only has he not been there, but the financial needs can only be met by God's grace. He has agreed to go to Nigeria in June.

Right now, he could expand that seminar with another trip to Malawi if he had the estimated additional $3,500 beyond the needs for Nigeria. Do pray for confirmation of God's will. Paul hopes to go to Malawi this year or next.

We recognize that this ministry advances by prayer and is sustained by prayer. Thank you so much for joining our prayer team to advance God's work around the world.

Thanks to God

Praise God for increasing the average number of daily page views to about 3,300.

Thank the Lord for good visits with Paul's parents and friends. Paul's Mom's health is much better. We also could visit several nice nature parks.

Continued good health for our family. Kathryn recovered well after being stung by a Portuguese Man-of-War.

Requests to God

Keep praying for the hearts of those reading up to 4,000 BFF web pages each day!

Paul hopes to finalize plans about going to Malawi in the next few weeks.

For God to raise up the means (whether through BFF or not) to help men that need training for the ministry.

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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