Pray BFF #58 May 18, 2004
Dear Prayer Team,
Borne by God's Wings
Only God's grace could have gotten us this far. The volume of materials being produced and presented is the highest in BFF's history. We are thankful that God has sustained us and blessed many others through your faithful prayers. Our race is not quite finished, but most of it is behind us.
Life has been rigorous but satisfying. We have barely had time to enjoy the beautiful springtime except on the drive to speaking engagements. Paul has had a little time in the garden to plant lettuce and to care for other plants. Linda planted some parsely today. This week should be different.
Celebrating our 26th
We are going to challenge all the time-crunch pressures by daring to take an overnight anniversary trip this week. God has strengthened and provided for us so far. Why not get away? Actually, we missed a 25th get-away (though not forgotten). There never is time for the greatest moments in life. We need to create them. We will put our own marriage seminar counsel into action.
Godly Beginnings for the Famly Completed!
Praise God for the completion of the 'Godly Beginnings for the Family', an eight part series! We were working on several different articles at the same time, and needed to ask each other, "Which series?" Which lesson?" It is good to have this one series out of the way. Only a bit of file manipulation has to be done to get it all on the web.
Trip to India
People may wonder why we need prayer for a trip that isn't until October. We just received an email yesterday that will give you a clue. Pastor Stephen asks that all the material be sent right away so that it can be translated. Yes, they need time on their side also to prepare. Since it is a very busy time for us, this makes it difficult to focus. Keep those prayers before God.
Elizabeth's trip to India will also begin about October. Thank you for your many inquiries regarding her trip. Although it starts the same time, we will not be together. Her trip will be about a 600 miles from Paul's. She is seeking support separate from BFF and Paul. If you would like to know more about Elizabeth's trip, please contact her at: firstname.lastname@example.org .
What is God doing?
Paul has been doing quite a bit of teaching in Chinese lately! What is more interesting is that the opportunity is going to be weekly right up to mid-August, twenty one times in all. Just yesterday, he heard that one sermon he was to preach might also need to be spoken in Chinese. Pray for tongues! He hasn't done that much teaching in Chinese this last decade so this is a big challenge for him.