Pray BFF Letter #171
Saturday, May 29, 2010
Dear Support Team,
We finally have a few videos online to give you a glimpse of what amazing things God did on our last trip to Kenya and Uganda.
Marriage Seminars in Kenya - STM2010 (See how God mightily worked in two very different marriage seminars! 5 minutes)
Call to Salvation (An unbelievable call to salvation to those at one seminar -3 minutes)
Returning Back Home (Testimony of a marriage being restored - 3 minutes)
Blind but Now See! (Testimony of a husband seeing his sin - 2 minutes)
Thanks again for all your support through giving and prayers. People were wonderfully changed.
Be a BFF Facebook Fan!
I never knew it would take such a short time! But it's done.
BFF's Facebook page is finally set up. We have numerous interesting items already loaded onto BFF Facebook (including some of the items above). We hope that you can send encouraging words as God uses this ministry to help you. We have over 100 members, 9 videos and other items of interest. Hopefully you can become a BFF fan too.
Just search Biblical Foundations for Freedom on Facebook or click here.
We have talked about the new BFF Partners program and have done significant work on it but have failed to implement it. There have been two causes. First was time. Once I learned that my trip to Africa was to start several weeks early, it cut out the window frame that I had originally planned to get the BFF Partners program off.
During that time, several pastors had written emails from overseas requesting extension courses. I thought that these extension courses would be an ideal complement to the BFF Partner program.
The more I thought about it, the more I realized that it was time to offer more systematic training via our books. As we all know, a little extra pressure to read that book or answer those questions can really make a difference in helping one to further motivation.
Many of our books already have study questions in them. People really want good study material and because of our heavy Biblical teaching, these resources become very helpful.
We are thinking of starting with three courses: Building a Great Marriage, Romans: Laying a Strong Foundation and Principles and Practices of Biblical Parenting. The materials are ready unless we want to add some video training. I am rethinking this whole area of extension courses.
Mercy is much better. Here is the note that just came in.
I thank you for your prayers, my wife Mercy she has been healed by your prayers and the blood of Jesus Christ. What is remaining now is weakness in her body.
God bless you.
Bishop Beston F Makawa
The Lord has helped me teach this parenting class with extra excitement.
Linda and I could not get away until a week later to celebrate our 32nd anniversary but the weather was great compared to our original time. Thank the Lord for a sweet time.
Paul finally got the BFF onto the Facebook. This will be where Paul blogs BFF thoughts and ideas and welcomes BFF readers to voice their thoughts. (His other blog failed due to forgetting the password!)
Health is much better.
A lot of positive feedback on Paul's last message in Chinese on parenting teens.
School is almost done! (We homeschool so it is nice to have a break).
One more parenting class this coming Wednesday's at 7:00 pm.
Paul is preaching at our Mother church this Sunday (May 30th).
He needs wisdom to figure out how much video to include with the extension courses.
Many thanks for your prayers and support,
Rev. Paul J. Bucknell, President and Instructor
Biblical Foundations for Freedom
Phone: (412) 761-3508
3276 Bainton St., Pittsburgh, PA 15212 USA