Biblical Foundations for Freedom:

Pray BFF Letter #305

February 26, 2018

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BFF Praise and Prayers

Dear Prayer Partners,

These past weeks have been a great blessing giving us the opportunity to exercise like swimming and walking the beach (the weather has been very cooperative!) as well as to focus more on writing and editing. My progress seems painfully slow at times, but somehow, looking back over the years, God graciously accomplishes His wonderful work through the BFF ministry. Thank you again for your faithful prayers that build up God’s people throughout the nations.

March begins a busy season of teaching and some preaching before the short-term missions trip in early April. I have thoroughly enjoyed preparing these lessons—it is like a vacation in and of itself! Two lessons are on the history of the church. Just watching how our Lord is growing the church is a marvel. Note how the chart below shows the fast increasing number of churches/congregations throughout the world. Many of these leaders have received very little training and support.

Church Growth by Paul J. Bucknell

Preparations for the missions' trip (STM) to Nepal and India are coming together. Tickets are arranged. The Indian e-visa came in! A lot of work still needs to be done for the messages, the first being a leadership seminar on marriage and parenting. We praise the Lord that support for the trip is up to about 65%. Keep praying and give as the Lord leads.

Jesus said, “We must work the works of Him who sent Me, as long as it is day; night is coming, when no man can work” (John 9:4). This fast-changing world serves as an exclamation mark on Jesus' statement.

Thanks again for your faithful prayers and financial support!


  • Support for the STM trip is starting to come in! The Indian visa came in. The larger arrangements have been made.
  • Linda,  Rebekah, and I have had a nice work-rest trip to Florida.
  • Paul was able to get much writing and editing done while away.
  • Grateful that a church is again using Paul’s book, Overcoming Anxiety: Finding Peace, Discovering God to teach another church class.

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  • Pray for God’s Spirit to use upcoming teaching/preaching starting Sunday (March 4th).
  • Continued blessing on writing and the editing process. Several books are being readied to be published.
  • Ask the Lord for the last 35% needed for STM funding and other details to work out.
  • Continued wisdom to shape and design the new BFF website (going slower than I expected).
  • Funds and final visa for April’s leadership training seminars.


Rev. Paul J. Bucknell, President, Author, and Instructor

Biblical Foundations for Freedom

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