Pray BFF #57 April 16, 2004
Dear Prayer Team,
The Speaking Marathon
This spring is an exceedingly busy season for BFF. Someone recently observed that Paul is as busy as a pastor, even though He is not "pastoring."
We are glad to report that March page views actually exceeded the 40,000 mark. God is working. We have received several notes from pastors that use the discipleship material either in its entirety or for customizing for their own situation. BFF specializes in fostering better material by making it available to help others. We want everyone to have better materials.
Busy speaking & writing
Counting from last Tuesday until the end of May, Paul has twenty opportunities to speak. 16 of them include sessions for one of three seminars Paul and Linda are now conducting. Three will be on the Song of Solomon (one of Paul's favorites - hopefully will be put up on web by the end of May) and one is a preaching engagement. We praise God for wonderfully working during Paul's sickness. This boosted his faith in God who can sustain him during this six-week marathon.
We are excited about the developing plans for training. Although we are mostly thinking about the trip to India, we are also conscious of other training opportunities. Two brothers have approached me about going with me to India. First, pray that they can get their schedules free. Second, pray that the leadership seminars will be properly prepared. We are still trying to ascertain how much time we will spend in each city/town . Thirdly, start praying that the Holy Spirit would greatly impact the Indian leaders and us as we serve them. Fourthly, pray that God would help us arrange for the right materials to take or provide for them (and needed support). Fifthly, pray for Pastor Stephen as he organizes the trip.
We are also glad to mention that our oldest daughter Elizabeth will be going to India and Myanmar this fall for 3+ months to assist a translator. She will use her art skills to assist them in some literacy work using images to teach the new languages.