Pray BFF Letter #220

Thursday, February 28, 2013
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“To Spring Up!”

“For as the earth brings forth its sprouts, And as a garden causes the things sown in it to spring up, so the Lord GOD will cause righteousness and praise to spring up before all the nations” (Isaiah 61:11 nasb).

Dear Prayer Partners,

International Ministry Update

Thank you so much for your prayers. Much progress has been made in planning the seminars for Peru and, tentatively, Cuba. We deeply appreciate your faithful prayer support. I will explain more about this May trip in a later letter.

The Seed Project

The bulk of this letter is dedicated to explaining the new Seed Project. It is exciting to see how God is already at work distributing this seed! One brother asked to share the BFF resources with a meeting of church leaders in China. Another Zambian pastor said:

Seed Project - free material resources Christian“I have been in full time christian ministry now for 15 years. My calling is teaching and I have seen a big gap in many churches in the area of teaching. People need to be taught the word, this will help in fulfilling the great commission in the  world. Disciple makers are what we need in the church today.”

The Seed Project is just getting off the ground. I plan to add all BFF international materials to the Cloud next month. Putting them on the Cloud means that all BFF materials are available one article at a time to those with internet access. Powerpoint slides are download-able.

An Explanation

People have wondered if our materials are already available on the web how is being on the ‘Cloud’ different? There are two significant differences.

(1) Quality: The BFF website largely has web materials (html formatted web pages). They are good for searching but not convenient for study, storage, printing editing, etc. For example, slides, handouts, books are not best used in the web format.

(2) Quantity: The quantity of BFF materials on the Cloud is probably about four times larger than that we actually have available on the BFF website. Time has been so short that I have not been able to get many materials converted into web format and onto the website.

BFF’s resources then are best understood as two categories.

The introductory level: The BFF website has thousands of web pages offering many resources including some of our books (in web format), videos and all our international resources. This web presence enables people to find us and grow through using our materials. There is no cost to accessing these many resources.

The study level: The seven libraries+ includes all our training materials. Most of the books and articles are in the pdf format for easy printing, but we are doing our best to provide these in other formats for the Kindle, iPad, Nook, etc. These materials are offered on Library or the Cloud (ongoing downloadable access).

These last huge collections of training materials are offered in our store to help offset financial costs for our training services and free resource materials to those in developing countries–the Seed Project.

If you haven’t looked at our store resources, please do.1 Or if you know of those in developing nations, let them know of our free offer. Those in developing countries are so happy to receive them. I have seen these brothers. They have nothing on their bookshelves. They don’t even have bookshelves. They do often have cell phones, however.

Leaders in larger ministries often have second hand computers. We live in a revolutionary generation where God’s truth is causing God’s kingdom to mightily grow in all the nations.


  • Been able to get some time writing an the upcoming book.

  • Had good visits with my parents in Florida.

  • Finally could get some more definite plans for May mission trips to the Spanish world.

  • Seeing the Seed Project begin to spread.


  • Final timing, tickets and other arrangements for the two spring STM trips.

  • Keep praying for Allison’s financial needs for this semester.

  • Continue to look for wisdom and resources about an extra STM trip to Ukraine or Russia.

  • Teaching and preaching on Sunday, March 3, 2013

Thanks so much for all of your prayers!

  • If you want a tax deductible receipt when making financial contributions, please send the check to our address but write the check to PCCO with BFF in the memo (General, STM, Love). We are so thankful for your kind giving!


Rev. Paul J. Bucknell, President and Instructor

Biblical Foundations for Freedom


Phone: (+01) 412-398-4559 (Mobile)
3276 Bainton St, Pittsburgh, PA 15212 USA

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