January 3, 2009
Dear Prayer Team,
The ministry of Biblical Foundations for Freedom is a dream come true. God has impacted the nations through the materials on the BFF website. BFF's webpages come up on the first page of various search engines for a number of key words like 'discipleship training'. It was wonderful to see that people from the Russia Federation were only second to the US last month in visits to the site. By God's grace we passed our goal of 1.5 million web pages viewed. Actually, it passed the 1.76 million mark. We are very pleased with this and give God the glory!!
Even more strategic is the Give-Away program to full-time ministers in poor countries around the world. We offer free materials or Library loaded with BFF pdf reading, printable handouts, PowerPoint, mp3 and now podcasts. In 2008, we gave away 90 Libraries and 54 Libraries, most of which went overseas to full-time pastors, evangelists or church planters. We also provided free shipping. This service was worth $2,704.50.
The comments that we receive cause our hearts to be grateful to the Lord. These free materials have become like a library to the evangelist or pastor. Here are a few of the many comments.
"Dear all holy saints of christ in christ. Commendation for your great work. I have check your site it is so good. I would like to join also. I have study bible in singapore and have been working in NEPAL.
Your any kinds of printed materials with other study helper; it is so good for me to find such activities which makes us encourage to move forward spread out the redeemer message to save the lost ones. If you are ready to send us your materials for Nepal as missionary it is admirable work of God. Let we strive to work together for the Glory of God."
"I am a Bible and language teacher in local Bible college in Pakistan. These days I am doing area survey to launch learning and educational ministry for outreach purpose in slum areas/poverty stricken for young ones and adults with no purpose in their life. I also need material for training and discipleship for pastors and lay workers and anyone interested to join and seek help. I have a vision to transform community and individuals and Christian worker through teaching and training the WORD of God."
I am building team of professionals and volunteers to continue this ministry and develop other programmes to expand the work. I would be pleased to receive this Library. At the moment I am self support and I cannot afford to buy such materials from abroad. It would be great to have your material if I qualify. Thank you. God bless."
"I was so glad to bump into your material you offer to developing countries. I would like to kindly request your teaching material from your organization. We are a church based in Harare, the capital city of Zimbabwe. We have churches in other urban areas and rural areas, but lack resources such as this which you are offering, that we can use to equip and teach the people in the Word.
Hence, your material will be a great resource and of great help in grounding our people in the Word. Our endeavor is to serve the purpose of God in fulfillment of the Great Commission through: ministry, evangelism and discipleship. I hope our request will be acceptable."
Those comments are so encouraging and remind us how God is using the BFF materials far beyond the web readers. Read more of the comments here. If you did not read our recent family letter, it is available here.
Thank you for your wonderful gifts this past month! We have never seen anything like it and much appreciate the manifestation of God's glorious love shown through your abundant gifts.
In Christ's Majestic Love,
Rev. Paul J. Bucknell
Phone: (+01) 412-398-4559
3276 Bainton St.,
Pittsburgh, PA 15212 USA