Pray BFF Letter #205

Saturday, March 16, 2012
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The Lord Helps Them

"But the salvation of the righteous is from the LORD;
He is their strength in time of trouble. And the LORD helps them, and delivers them;
He delivers them from the wicked, and saves them, Because they take refuge in Him"
(Psalm 37:39-40 (NASB)).

Dear Prayer Partners,

A Short Update

Ethiopian trainingI leave in three days (very early Monday, March 19th). Destination: Lilongwe. The next day I travel the long country of Malawi southward to Blantyre for our first seminar. BFF will hold 3 seminars in Malawi before flying to Addis Ababa in Ethiopia for our last seminar.

More than expected Christian leaders are signing up. They should be great opportunities to equip God's people to more effectively serve.

Click here for video on a scene from last year's Ethiopian training!

God's Help

I was praying that I would not forget anything. One morning my host coordinator asked if my housing was booked in Ethiopia. I told him it was several months back but figured I will double check. Lo and behold, I had made bookings in a related missionary housing in Nairobi. That is in a different county! By God's grace I could cancel that and have now been notified of firm bookings in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The Lord has mercy.

God has helped me a lot in terms of preparations. Handouts, slides, reading, review material, books, and travel notes are almost already to go.

Praise God for Providing!

chart stmI am also glad to share with you that our support for the trip has more than doubled. By Sunday we should receive $6,800. (Updated to $7600). That is great news. Just two weeks ago, we had nothing. We are still looking for another $3,000 hopefully before I go, but afterwards will also work.

I also want to remind you that BFF can quickly process credit card donations through phone (412-761-3508), when you see me, or Paypal us via a donation online from our store page. ´┐╝

checkJust remember though, if you want to be sure to receive a tax deductible receipt, write a check to PCCO, mark BFF STM in the memo and send it to us or place in the offering box at PCCO (Pittsburgh Chinese Church).

Our Facebook Page is lonely!

You all should have joined our new Facebook page but most of you have not! This is where I will post picture updates if I have web access. Most of you have not joined us there. Please do! Click here and check now if you are joined in.

Praise God!




Rev. Paul J. Bucknell, President and Instructor

Biblical Foundations for Freedom



Phone: (+01) 412-398-4559

3276 Bainton St., Pittsburgh, PA 15212 USA

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