BFF Prayer Letter

Written by Paul J Bucknell on April, 17, 2020
Prayer Letter #341

Stepping Ahead

Dear Prayer Partners,

We hope you are all well, but I suspect that this wish will continue even past the Covid-19 problem when the coming financial mess unfolds.

Society might have slowed down, but my work has not! I just cranked out three videos today. I launched my new book on Good Friday weekend, Dying to Self: The Spiritual Discipline that Leads to Renewal. I am excited by how the regular practice of this spiritual discipline enables us to break through any spiritual dullness. I hope to continue this discipline until my last day on earth.

Paul Bucknell's new book:  Dying to Self: The Spiritual Discipline that Leads to Renewal

You might be wondering how the course on Overcoming Anxiety: Finding Peace, Discovering God is going. Everything has been going great. I have been able to produce two sections each week; each includes three video lessons and handouts. I have two sections yet to prepare. Our students now number over 60. Please pray for them and join us!

Meanwhile, another major project called ‘Life App,’ after many delays has a new burst of energy. It still is not in app form or by any means completed, but Jesse, a seminary student, has contributed a lot of time to help formalize and test the initial set of questions. The Life App begins with a series of questions to help develop a spiritual profile. I have, in turn, (thanks to the extra motivation!) created ten 5-minute teaching videos to help those who take the quiz understand how Christian life develops on seven trajectories, and, more importantly, get a clear picture of what spiritual maturity looks like. If you are interested in helping us to test/perfect this, please click here. If you leave an email address, I will give send you the teaching videos that explain each area of development.


  • I am so thankful for the twenty-six 15-minute videos already created for the Overcoming Anxiety course as well as the 50+ students.
  • Praise God, the book, Dying to Self, is now available—after two years of work.
  • I’m thankful for my first Zoom class for church training.
  • We are thankful that our family is fine, though several children have temporarily lost their jobs.
  • It’s exciting to see lots of development on the Life app.

Please pray for:

  • Pray for the power of the Spirit of God to help many people overcome anxiety.
  • Pray for Pastor Jacob, who teaches this class each Sunday in Cameroon.
  • Keep praying for our funding. It is much less than last year, though our confidence is that God will provide.
  • I need lots of wisdom as I continue to produce video training, articles, and books. Pain and Pleasure was my last article.
  • Preaching on May 3 at our home church’s mission conference.

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

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