Pray BFF Letter #147

Saturday, April 17, 2009

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Dear Support Team,

Pressured by Both Sides

Pressures are good for the soul! They test our convictions, resolve and help confirm our goals. Some pressures are good while others can lead to compromise if not careful. Let me share two pressures that I sense.

One person asked me to take down a web page that he thought was unfair to those who are not heterosexuals. (Yes I am trying to avoid a web search by avoiding a certain word). I can understand him. He knew of one dear friend that was killed by those who hated such a person. There is so much animosity that builds up in unloving and unjust situations. He told me that he is writing legislation to compel people to be silent about how such a position is unbiblical (because he believes it creates hate). I suspect that I will need further wisdom in the future.

Another area of pressure is much more refreshing! One pastor in Kenya wants to travel to the discipleship seminar. The only problem is that it is 8 hours away! The organizer told me it will cost US$120 for the four of them. I think printing costs are going to go beyond budget this time. At the present time,we only have 10% of the funds for the trip in hand and it is only 6 weeks away! Listen to how the organizer of the seminar wrote challenging me to not worry about the costs not only for this one pastor but for quite a few!

I am planning to bring also about 8-10 pastors from Kisumu region in western Kenya thats about 280 miles away from Nairobi who will stay until the meetings are over. These pastors are coming from some remote places in Kenya and in the rural villages but they are having a burning passion to come and receive the teachings. They hardly get any biblical trainings due to poverty and this kind of unique opportunity is one they would like to take part in and get started with the fire of revival and in their areas of ministry.

I don't know how I will get these pastors to Nairobi and back but Please let us keep trusting our Big God that He will miraculously surprise you as you try to raise funds for Kenya mission and then only you will know for sure that God has seen the thirsty and hungry hearts of His Kenyan children that needs to be fed by you.

We are waiting to see a Mighty move of God through the Holy Spirit and Money Money Money is NOT going to be a stumbling block because our God is wealthy and owns all gold and silver.

I love this kind of pressure. This is exactly what we need, is it not? Pressure to reach out to our miraculous God for Him to do great things. Do join in prayer with these brothers and me!



In Christ's Majestic Love,



Rev. Paul J. Bucknell, President
Biblical Foundations for Freedom

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

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