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Pray BFF Letter #133

August 23rd, 2008

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India > September 7th

BFF STM Team North mapThe first team going to India leaves on September 7th. That is two weeks from tomorrow!

Time moves along unbelievably fast. Keng will accompany Paul on this first mission. Our messages will be on discipleship training. Our first stop will be close to the Himalayas west of Nepal with a smaller group of individuals preparing for ministry. The second stop will be a large group of pastors east of Nepal (inside yellow). Click for larger picture. The trip will be demanding. Please do pray as we coordinate our messages.

The second mission team to southern India will be departing mid-September. They will be involved in church work, student ministry and tribal work. There is so much need for evangelism and instruction there.

$2,300 has been given. A large sum is still needed. Please pray and give as the Lord leads.

Reached a high mark

BFF statsWe are excited to report to you that BFF is on the way to reaching our goal of 1.5 million page views this year. So far from January to June we had over 85,000 page views, averaging about 14,000 each month. These are not just hits but visited web pages.

Hits are usually about 5 times more.
We are working on producing higher quality materials as well as trying to be more aggressive in the distribution of BFF training material. I hope to share more about this soon.

BFF Training Institute

We have asked you to join us in prayer for a mansion for a training institute. The reason a mansion came to my mind is that we could arrange for close living quarters with our family and further the quality of the training. I am not opposed to other situations but look to the Lord for guidance and provision.

As I was reflecting on our mission statement this week, I got two calls. One was from a pastor in Philadelphia who plans to use BFF training material for a discipleship training school that he has a burden to start in his church. He mentioned the great need for such training.

Another was from an elder in a Canadian church. He shared with me his great burden on how to sustain a work that God has started. BFF discipleship training materials wonderfully met the need.

These calls reminded me that God is preparing us to develop a place where people like these could fly in for a shorter time period and gain special training. Keep praying with us. They are building a 750 million dollar casino close to our home. It is easy for the Lord to raise a few million for His work.

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Rev. Paul J. Bucknell, President
Biblical Foundations for Freedom
Phone: (+01) 412-398-4559
3276 Bainton St., Pittsburgh, PA 15212 USA

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