A Place to Belong

By Hollie Roberts – BSF Executive Director

I was just another face in the crowd, one of 150 women gathered to study God’s Word in a BSF class. 

Nothing about me said “BSFer for life.” I was six weeks away from having our first child, and I walked into that group with a temporary mindset. “I’ll give it six weeks. This may not be for me.”  

But through God’s grace, my Group Leader saw beyond the shy woman before her. She saw me. In fact, she saw and sought to know every woman in our group. Her goal was not to win us to BSF. Her desire was that God would plant a deep love for His Word in each one of us through study and real community.

Six weeks turned into eight. Eight weeks turned into a year. And one year has stretched into many as I write to you from BSF Headquarters.  

This is my BSF story. God has faithfully used these studies to shape and grow my faith through times of real struggle and true victory. 

But my story is only one of many. This year alone, BSF will have 400,000 unique stories to share as members gather around the world to study Matthew.

In such a great crowd, will one story make a difference?  

Unique Stories

Matthew 1 begins with a genealogy. The author could have opened with a mighty miracle or listed the many prophecies Jesus miraculously fulfilled. Instead, Matthew begins with a list of names.  

Some names are familiar, such as Ruth and David, but who is “Eliud the father of Eleazar” or “Azor the father of Zadok”?  

These are easy verses to want to skip. But like every word of Scripture, God included this list for a reason. He knit together each story as part of His grand narrative – His salvation plan for humanity through His Son.  

Every name on this list is a person who matters to God. Psalm 139 tells us God created their inmost being. He knit them together in their mothers’ wombs. He knew their fears, their worries, their sins, and their hopes. He walked beside them as they led thousands and comforted them in great loss.  

God intimately knew every man and woman included in Matthew 1. And God knows you completely. There may not be a book in the Bible called “Azor,” or even a passage about his life, but his value before the Creator of the universe is absolute.  

So often, we want to become an Abraham or a David. We long to measure our faith by the actions of Ruth and Rahab. But David did not become “a man after God’s own heart” in a day. And God spent years preparing Abraham for the moment that his belief was “credited to him as righteousness.” God built these men and women of faith over a lifetime. He met them in the small, everyday moments, preparing them for the times their faith would be tested. 

We may not know anything about Azor’s life, but God does. And if God used Azor to weave the bloodline of Christ, how might He be using you? 

Woven together

Genealogies throughout Scripture remind us that God links us together, from one generation to the next. Matthew 1 is a collection of wealthy and powerful leaders divinely linked to outcasts and exiles. Together, this group leads to the birth of the greatest Leader and Outcast the world has ever known: Jesus Christ, our Unexpected King. 

The genealogical path to the Messiah was crooked and messy. But that was God’s perfect plan. 

In these names we see that God is sovereign over all things. No wealth, power, influence, or affluence was greater than God’s plan. And no tears, pain, struggles, or hardship escape His notice.  

Nothing we do has the authority to shift God’s purposes or plans. But through His kindness and grace, we are invited to participate in His story. 

So how will your story make an impact this year? And whom will God use to help you write it? 

Just as every person listed in Matthew 1 matters to God, so does every person in your BSF group. He knows the woman on your Zoom screen and the man sitting next to you as you learn from one another. Will you take time to know them, too?

Without a Group Leader who was willing to get to know me years ago, I would not be writing this blog today. I pray that each of us, whether the world sees us as Abrahams or Azors, would see one another as God does. Through His Spirit and the power of His Word, we are all connected as part of God’s wonderful redemption story. 

May we remember Matthew 1 as we meet each person who comes to our groups. May we invite those whom God places in our paths. May our group list read like the genealogies in Scripture. There is room for anyone and everyone who wants to come. 

Hollie Roberts

BSF Executive Director

Hollie joined the BSF Headquarters Staff in 2018. She served as a Regional Director and Chief Field Development Officer before becoming the Executive Director. Hollie first attended BSF in Amarillo, Texas, where she began serving in leadership as a Children’s Leader (CL) and Group Leader (GL). After moving to Houston, Texas she continued to serve as a CL and GL, before becoming a Teaching Leader. Hollie and her husband Kevin have two sons, a daughter-in-law, and two grandchildren. Her family is actively involved in BSF.

 

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  1. Hollie
    Your BSF journey is terrific inspiration for ALL, THANK YOU FOR SHARING.

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  2. Beautiful piece of divine wisdom here and I loved reading and digesting it’s content. One of Houston’s most memorable churches! It’s simply a shame my family and I had to move when I was younger.

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  3. Thank You Hollie and prayers for your family.I was also a childrens teaching assistant and admin team member Bsf Has been an important part of how God has formed the members of my family. Best of luck to you as God continues to use us to show His love.

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  4. It’s been placed strongly on my heart to ask you to consider a one or two part workshop on prayer for the following purposes.
    1. To teach thoroughly everything the Bible has to say about prayer.
    2. To emphasize the privilege and the power that we’ve been given in Christ to face perilous times, or…” for such a time as this.”
    3. To teach about positive conditions for effective praying.
    4. To lead people to pray, not only for personal needs, but, more importantly,… Kingdom prayers.
    5. To encourage people, around the country, to be forming prayer circles (on zoom and/or in person)…. in families, friends, and churches. To pray unceasingly and to persevere in prayer and not give up.
    I thank you for your kind consideration to this matter and I pray for your wisdom. May God bless all of your efforts for BSF… The best Bible study on the planet.

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    • Christine – this is an amazing idea! I’m passing along to the HQ staff, so thankful for you!!

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  5. Dear Hollie.
    Welcome to BSF leadership as the Ex director, it’s my prayer and hope the Almighty God will lead, guide and hold you in His Holy hands as you lead the entire BSF fraternity.

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  6. Than you Hollie what an encouraging testimony. I have been involved in BSF for many years, stopping and coming back at various times and for various reasons. I have recently returned because I miss those things that you have talked about. Those truths that have carried me through difficult time.
    Knowledge of the bible is one thing and that indeed has so good, but it is far more than knowledge isn’t it. That us what our church seeks and my friends who are embarking on PhDs etc I think what do they do with it all.
    Through some of my darkest times, it’s the truths from bsf that have carried me through.
    I remember telling my dad he had to invite Jesus into the boat. He wasn’t a Christian but he ended up giving his life to Jesus and before he died he said Jesus is in his boat taking him home.
    Thank you again. God bless – Jessica Sydney

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  7. I’ve often wondered why the genealogy was written in the scriptures but it’s the very foundation of our Christian life’s. Line above line and grace above grace. It’s the very steps we follow to this understanding of who we are in CHRIST.

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  8. So proud of you Hollie, what a wonderful witness for Jesus you are. I’m an Amarillo resident, have been for sixty years. I’ve been in BSF for around twenty five years. We have an extraordinary group of leaders here, most you probably know. BSF changed my life and I am forever grateful for this organization. Thank you for serving the Lord and others as you do. Blessings to you and your family.

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  9. Thank you for the inspiration. I just quit a very lucrative and secure job, feeling that God has other plans for me but fear I may have imagined that and made a very impact full mistake. I actually missed out on joining the class in September due to the job but have been reading my NIV Life Application Bible from front to back and am just about finished with the Old Testiment. So looking forward to getting into Matthew and the New Testiment! I really needed some incouragement and found it in your blog. Thank you and God bless!

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  10. -Hi Hollie

    Congrats on your new position. I know with God’s help you will do a fantastic job!!

    I’m a 67-year-old apprentice in Christ. I have been a Christian for 30 plus years and didn’t really learn much until I started BSF 4 years ago.
    I find myself a bit embarrassed of how little I really know. Oh sure I went to church, had many small groups, but didn’t really learn that much. That’s what I love about BSF, It made me dig and dig some more to find the answer. I know BSF wants to stay within the confines of the notes and scripture. But I needed more insight behind the verse from bible scholars around the world.

    But the main reason i’m writing you is that some of the wording in questions really stumps’ me. I know there’s a lot of seasoned veterans have no problem understanding the questions. But I struggle terribly at times with the wording. So much so that I actually have to go kids questions to actually figure out the question. Could you please let the folks know to simplify the questions? It’s hard to enough for me just to know the answer to the question let alone try to figure out the question.

    Question in point. Lesson 11, second day, question 5. “What stands out to you in Jesus’ call to prayer?” Huh lol I reread Mathew 9 a couple of times. no Jesus call to prayer…nothing… I finally did a web search and found way back in Mathew 6 he talked about it. Anway I really struggle sometimes. I’m embarrassed a little but humbly ask to please put questions in lament terms for people that don’t know very much about the bible.

    Thank you for your dedication and love for Christ

    God bless

    Mike

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    • Dear Mike,
      Thank you for sharing! I am passing this feedback to our curriculum/study development team. This is really helpful! Praying that God will continue working through your group.

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  11. Why are the BSF leaders always women?

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    • Dear Mark, thank you for asking! Our Executive Director is a woman, but our Board of Directors consists of a diverse group of men and women. Our Headquarters staff also consists of both men and women, along with our leaders in classes. We are so grateful that God created the diverse, yet united, Body of Christ to serve alongside one another.

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  12. Thank you Hollie for sharing what God has done in your life through BSF.
    You have encouraged me to continue studying Gods word through BSF. You spoke about Azor and it got me thinking how we might see ourselves as insignificant & ordinary but we matter to God. God is growing our love relationship with him & other ladies in BSF. What a wonderful God we serve.

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  13. Hello Hollie, Thank you for taking the role of being the BSF Executive Director. Hearing your story, I can see that God was molding you and forming you to take this role for the past 30 years. I will pray that God will use you mightily to expand God’s kingdom through you and through BSF. May God be glorified through you and through BSF.

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  14. Welcome, Hollie! Praying for you and looking forward to seeing God’s work in BSF with you at the helm. BSF has so enriched my life all these years. Wishing you the best!

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  15. Hollie! I think you know me from your brother’s wonderful Bible classes and LTL functions. It’s so good to hear from you here in your introduction. I love what you say about Bible facts, turning into truth, and then turning into feeling! I can echo the same experience, since my conversion at 17, and since then through trials and being on my face seeking him. The gospel women, and their examples and Jesus’ incredible tender-loving-care for them have become brand new, and a very personal reality for me over the past few difficult years. I look forward to the Matthew study and hearing (and experiencing!) more TLC from Jesus.
    (And as I write a Bible Study about the woman disciples in John’s Gospel, I particularly covet prayer and look forward to more insights from Matthew.)
    ALL blessings, strength and joy,
    Lori
    PS. My mother’s favorite Bible verse is the same as yours: Galatians 2:20.

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  16. i am blessed that i have come to know the Lord more in this program…thank u very much….

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  17. I’m having trouble navigating to the lessons starting at number 1 in Mathew studies. the leader of my study group is Ap navigation proficient and maybe it’s due to his Apple I-Pad ios opreating system. My home lap top is Acer Chrome microsoft os. Why can’t I navigate to the lessons? Right now I’m on a library computer which of course uses Windows 10 just in case you need to know for assistance in navigation.

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    • Hi Les!

      Are you using mybsf.org to access your lessons? Please use the “Need technical help? Talk with us.” button on the bottom right corner of the screen on mybsf.org to receive technical help.

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  18. Dear Hollie, May God bless your new role, be magnified through every word and deed, multiply this ministry in manifolds and be glorified. Love n prayers

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  19. Thanks for a good engagement.

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  20. It was an honour and joy to meet you dear Hollie in person when you visited Amman, Jordan.
    We pray weekly for you and the whole team that God will bless you and use you in a mighty way 🙏❤.

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  21. Hola yo soy María Hernández y estoy muy agradecida con el señor de tenerla como representante De nuestro señor Jesucristo le damos la bienvenida!

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  22. Looking forward to the study of Matthew, will come to each class praying and as humble as I know how, willing to listen and learn. May not always speak but I will when I can.

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  23. Hi was wondering how to get our names on virtual , me and my friend have been members since 2013

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  24. God bless you for receiving and accepting your new position. Sending prayers as I write this share.

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  25. I am looking forward to study the book of Matthew!

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  26. Hi Holly, I’m glad our God has lead you to this place and that you have followed. Continue in His care and be blessed this year.
    BSF has blessed me many years as I have followed Him. It is truly a lifeline God has used greatly in my life. I want to go nowhere without my God.

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  27. Wow, 3 generations of BSF. It will be lovely to hear more of her testimony during times of trials

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  28. Hollie. Can u help me I havent received anything for what class I’m in I’m unable to come to the church but plan to attend at home Iattended last semester need the zoom code thank you

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    • Hi Rose! Please use our “Find a Group” feature to contact your local class leadership and get this information from them: https://www.bsfinternational.org/find-a-group. Simply choose what type of class you attend, search for your class via location or name, and then click “contact.” Thank you!

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  29. Welcome Hollie and I pray that we may find those and lead those that are hungry and thirsty for the Lord.
    Thank you for taking on this Leadership role during Covid. God’s timing is perfect and He is working mightily in you. Excited about Mathew study!
    Love in Christ Jesus,

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  30. Looking forward to the study of Matthew starting September 14.

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  31. Praying for God’s continued favor on BSF, for blessing, and mulitpying of saved souls, due to their understanding of Who Jesus is, and their need for Him as Savior and Lord of their lives. Praying God is glorified and hearts and minds are matured in faith as they seek Him through the study of Matthew in BSF’s “The Unexpected King,” Matthew’s Account of Jesus. Praying for you, Holly, as you serve in your role as executive director. God is faithful! He will not leave or forsake, and He has prepared you for such a time as this. I love what you said about facts become truths, and then FEELING the experiences of the biblical accounts. This has been so true for me. God bless and keep you, use you for His great purpose, and give you peace and joy in the journey.

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    • Hi Hollie, your blog on the genealogies in Matthew chapter 1 has inspired me so much. Thank you Hollie.

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  32. Hi Hollie, I just watched your video. Very inspiring and encouraging. I started BSF the Fall of 2013 at the satellite location in Elk Grove Village. At the end of your video I felt like you were talkin about me. OMG!!! I hunger and thirst for the word! I was seeking for years that a bible study would satisfy my hunger and help give me understanding of the Word. His Word.
    Even though my hunger has been met through BSF! I still continue to hunger and thirst for Him and the Word. Isn’t it Amazing!!! We eat food every day. And we wake-up hungry again

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    • Thank you Hollie, expecting the unexpected!! God bless you!!

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  33. Very sorry, I am too slow to respond, I’m too slow to respond. I’m glad to join this group, thank you. God bless

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  34. Thank you for sharing your story Holly.

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  35. Thank you Hollie for capturing or describing how Bible study gradually moves you from initial learning of scriptural facts toward eventual internalization, understanding, and realization that these facts are TRUTHS all about who our Creator and Sovereign, Holy God IS— His Goodness, Power, Purpose, Promises Provision, Grace and Mercy for all of us followers/believers in Jesus Christ

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  36. Welcome Holly ,BSF has made a huge impact on my life in person first in my 20’s when raising my young children and now on life in my 60’s in retirement. Gods word has always been a double edge sword and comfort for me.
    I pray The Lord will continue to bless you and your family and keep you from all harm. I’m Christ

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  37. Im really inspired. Looking forward for studying Matthew. Welcome!

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  38. Hi dear Hollie Roberts,
    Praise the Lord, thank you for touch in mail, and sorry for late reply, I living in San Francisco,CA, I came here from India, hydrabad, last year l was bible study fellowship in Hyderabad about Genesis, now I am in San Francisco even though I am attending bsf through zoom app with them, I am not perfect in English language so I am attending the bsf through zoom app. Thank you .

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  39. Wow, it’s wonderful how BSF filters into our lives and is a resource for truth ❤️ It has taught me how to have a relationship with the lord so intimately!!

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  40. A Warm to Hollie.
    The Lord bless and anoint you more as you take on Leadership of BSF.

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  41. Welcome Hollie- may God bless you in your new leadership position.

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  42. Very well said, Hollie. Thank you for all you are doing to increase the Kingdom! May God bless this ministry, and all who are involved, and those who are not yet involved, but are being prepared for future classes!

    Warmth and Love,
    Theresa

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  43. Thank you for sharing your heart and story, and for your new leadership. Blessings.

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    • Hi Holly,
      My name is Blessing Chitumu from BSF Class in Nigeria.
      I want to welcome you to your new office and I thank God for having you here in this strategic season; there’s plenty of work but the labourers are few, but as we work towards knowing more of God, desiring Him more and more, listening for His guidance, may we find the right opportunities to reach out to our brethren out there who are longing for something and by The power of The Holy Spirit, they be drawn to HIM … A-M-E-N!

      Loads of Love from Nigeria!🙂❣️🙏

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  44. Hello Holly,

    My name is Rebeca leader of the Spanish Women Bible Study in West Palm Beach Florida.

    I want to welcome you into my life! I know you will have a powerful influence on me, in my memories, and in my spiritual life.
    I’m thankful to the Lord Jesus for choosing you to be our BSF deader and anointing you for this task.
    May the Lord take care of you, your family, and your ministry.

    Sincerely
    Rebeca

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  45. Hello, my name is Crystal Newman, I had requested to participate in the Matthew Bible study at then end of our Gensis’s study and have not heard who the leader will be? I have not had anything come through my email letting me know when this will be starting, the day or the time. If this is something you can help with that would be great.

    Thank You
    Crystal Newman

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    • Hi Crystal, we’re so glad you are joining BSF! Please use the “Find a Group” feature on our website to locate your group by typing in your location and finding the correct group/meeting time. Then, click “more info” and “contact” to get in touch with your Class Administrator with these questions. Thank you! https://www.bsfinternational.org/find-a-group

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  46. I came into BSF this past year, on zoom, a little over half way through Genesis. I enjoyed the study & look forward to this next study.

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  47. The Lord that has called you will equip you, strengthen you and give you the grace for the task He has given you. He will favour and protect you and your family as you take up this great responsibility in Jesus mighty name. Amen! are most welcome ma’am.

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  48. Thank you for the BSF leadership and commitment to sharing knowledge. I pray that we all will have open hearts and eyes as we delve into God’s Word.

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  49. Thank you Hollie for trusting and obeying our Lord’s voice in the ministry of BSF. I look forward to getting to know you through your blog and postings. May this study of Matthew be the best one ever. Praying for your life to be extra blessed through this new position. God’s blessings.

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  50. Dear sister Hollie, it is truly a great privilege to serve alongside you in the call to reach and build up others in knowledge and relationship of Our Lord Jesus. May the favour and protection of God be upon you and family as you take up this challenge.

    In His name
    Gerard

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  51. Dear Hollie,

    Thank you for your faithful service in BSF. You and your lovely family will always be in my prayers. Keep up your good work!!

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  52. Thank you for you obedience to the Lord in leading us in BSF. I will be praying for you

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  53. Thank you Hollie. This is inspiring to note how God used you and your husband to bring up a God fearing family who are doing the same as God has commanded us in His word.

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  54. May GOD GO BEFORE YOU AND MAY GO WITH YOU IN THE ROLE YOU RECEIVED!

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  55. Will the bible study on Wed mornings at 9:30 am be continued here in Cincinnati online?
    I understand that Corena will not be returning this year. I have only heard that the bible studies are to resume next week from another source but I don’t know how I will log in!
    I received my book of Matthew and have started reading the 1st chapter.

    Will I hear from someone before the class starts next week ! Will someone send me more information as to how to set up for the class on Wednesday? (How to connect to the group? Tell me the time it starts? Who the leader is , etc.)

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    • Hi Barbette! We’re so glad you are a part of BSF! Please use the “Find a Group” feature on our website to locate your group by typing in your location and finding the correct group/meeting time. Then, click “more info” and “contact” to get in touch with your Class Administrator with these questions. Thank you! https://www.bsfinternational.org/find-a-group. You can also use this link to find online groups or start your own WordGo group.

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  56. Hello Hollie, I pray the Lord Shepherd you as you lead us. Remember you have a multitude of believers praying for you and your team of executives. Lots of love

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  57. I believe this will be my eight year with BFS, as I was encouraged to attend by my sister-in-law Kay. Memory has never been one of my traits and now I am 80 and my memory is troubling as well as my vision. Pray the Holy Spirit will continue to draw me closer and continue to use me and open my eyes and mind to remember God’s Word thru out this Year. Also my youngest son Tim who is 56 thinks BFS is for Old People, died for 20 minutes at Butterworth Hospital and remembers only darkness two years ago. He has a negative attitude, quick to judge, bad temper and feels bitter towards family, and believes he is saved as he accepted Christ as a child. He is not talking to his Dad due to a misunderstanding. Pray the Holy Spirit will soften his Heart and mend our relationship.

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    • Dear Gordon……I think it’s exciting to see “old” people studying God’s Word. I pray that God’s Word will grow deep in your heart and produce fruit, that His Word will quicken your mind and be your strength, as Jesus Himself is the Word spoken of in John 1. Be encouraged…..God sees your heart and hears your prayers for your son. Through your heartache you can draw closer to Him. Our prayers for children and grandchildren don’t stop here but continue working on even after we ourselves are gone. Your son doesn’t sound happy. I pray that He will find that treasure in the field that will cause him to rejoice and sell all that he has to purchase it! May God use you to give hope to others and make you an example to all those around you!

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  58. Hi Hollie, I love the way that you said we are to look at each person in our group as a part of GOD’s thread in His plans. Each of us are apart of this. Great respect for your input in my learning. Praying for you and all leadership of BSF and all the small groups and children.

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  59. Grace to you Hollie,
    May blessing abound upon you and yours in this new chapter of your life. Ive been in BSF for over 10yrs and am grounded every series on how much the Word brings life, purpose and meaning to me and those who join this ministry. We are all called to serve in some capacity and I encourage you to keep up the fight for the gospel in this opportunity that He has provided you before you even were – Ps 139:16.

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  60. May God bless your every step & watch over you & your family for the love that you show to your fellow man.

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  61. Welcome Hollie 🙂 I pray you will blessed in your new role. I believe the Lord loves BSF and has chosen you to be the Executive Director. I am so comforted by the fact that all of BSF is guided through prayers to our Lord and Savior. I also consider it a wonder that He equips us for whatever He guides us to do. What an amazing God!

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  62. Hello Hollie and Welcome!
    I know you will do great!! and I’m looking forward to getting to know you better. Through you God will do beautiful things for BSF. I’m
    glad to be a part of your journey!
    Thank you for stepping out in faith to this calling

    Much love and Blessings
    Carie children’s leader

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  63. Kathy – It is so refreshing to hear Hollie’s commens and to know that we have rreal genuine people in BSF. I will pray for all of our leadership and their goals for BSF this year as we study Matthew.

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  64. Welcome, Hollie! Thank you for your testimony, vision, and commitment to us and to the world in leading BSF into God’s journey for His people to save the lost.

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  65. Thank you Hollie. I was preparing my Awana lesson for 4th grade girls this morning. One of the discussion questions was to recount miracles in my life. I couldn’t think of any obvious miracles although I have know the Lord for 46 years. This is the same question that always stops me in some BSF questions. I have been in BSF for 24 years and have served as a CL and a GL. Applications for my life yes but miracles? God has worked in my life but I can’t share my husbands unfaithfulness, my daughter’s addition, my son coming out as gay and married to a man. But he has quietly walked with me. My husband is with me and walking with the Lord (although our relationship will never be what it could have), my daughter is healed and I have a great relationship with my son and his “husband”. Like I am going to share those things which I do count as miracles. Just as in Christ’s genealogy, I am not Abraham but HE knows my name and his walked with me. Thank you for your story. It has helped me appreciate my worth and to see HIS presence in my life. Thank you for serving and I look forward to Matthew again. (I am currently not serving in BSF. I am 73 and my energy is not what it used to be)

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    • Judy, thank you for sharing what God has done! He is so good to meet us in all seasons

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  66. BSF is new for me, a long time follower of Christ. I’m excited to begin this study in Matthew, and delve deeper into scripture and relationship with our Father; as well as become more familiar with BSF.
    Congratulations Hollie on your new position.

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  67. Welcome Hollie Roberts to the new leadership role. Glad to be under your leadership as we magnify God together.

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  68. Thank you for making BSF very accessible for more people to join and study the Word. I’m blessed for the opportunity given. God bless!

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  69. A hunger and thirst continues in my heart for the truth of God’s Word. I can identify with your growth pattern, Holly. The truth of Scripture is opening up more truth that gives hope and joy, because I’m learning and sensing the awesomeness of my Heavenly Father, my Savior, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit who resides within me.

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  70. Thanks for that encouraging note.
    Best wishes on your new role and responsibilities.

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  71. Welcome, Hollie! Praying Romans 15:30 for you as you start your new season with BSF, Excited to take part in this new year of BSF with you, and see how God moves mightily among all of us.

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  72. Congratulations on your leadership position at BSF. God bless you.

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  73. Thank you for all you are doing! So thankful for BSF.

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  74. I started BSF during the difficult lock downs of covid and it was amazing to have a group of men to connect with during a time of great isolation!!! I start my second semester in a few weeks and really looking forward to it!!! Thank you Hollie for serving and all the sacrifices that go along with it!!!

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  75. well come Hollie as a new ED of BSF. May the Holy spirit guide you and your service be fruitful!

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  76. Joining my prayers, with the many others, that the Lord would grant favour and establish the work of your hands. Welcome and thank you for your commitment to the Lord’s work.

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  77. Praising and Glorifying our Sovereign God for choosing and appointing His precious child Hollie as the executive director. Praying that she may be filled with the Spirit of Wisdom and Guidance in her work for building God’s kingdom.

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  78. Thank you! Your dedication is appreciated and my life is enriched by BSF.

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  79. A warm welcome, dear Hollie, to your new position as our BSF Executive Director. I am so excited to begin the study of Matthew and blessed to be part of it with your leadership. May God be the Glory.

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  80. Last year was my first year with BSF and I loved the Genesis study and our study group and BSF leader were wonderful! I was asked to be a Group Leader for the Matthew study and was very humbled . I knew God had opened this door to me so I said yes to being a GL as I know He will be leading me as He always does!! About 5 years ago I went with our Pastor and 5 others from our church to Haiti to experience mission with an orphanage/senior living center which our church has helped for years. I wanted us to have an outreach to people we met along the way, so I had some t-shirts made for our group with “No go, no Lo” on the front so when people asked about these words we could point them to Matthew 28:19-20, and share our faith! I am excited and ready to keep growing in wisdom through His Words in Matthew, and ready to “Go” wherever He leads as “Lo” He will be with me!!

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  81. What a timely and encouraging message! Thank you for the reminder that it is in the little moments and everyday faithfulness that we become women and men after God’s own heart.

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  82. Thank you for all you are doing! So thankful for BSF.

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  83. I am so thankful you have answered the call to be our BSF Executive Director we in the Camilla Ga SDG will be praying for you as you lead us.

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  84. I’m praying Numbers 6:24-26 for you. Welcome to your new position in BSF!

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    • God bless you Hollie. I know you will be an inspiration to us throughout our lessons In Matthew. I will keep you in my prayers.
      Congratulations on your appointment.

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  85. I enjoyed what you had to say. Thank you for sharing your heart. I am excited to see what God will do to me through the study of Matthew.
    God bless you as you continue to serve Him.

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  86. Welcome to your new position, Hollie. Praying for The Holy Spirit to fill you with Wisdom and Persevering Power. I look forward to getting to know you as we study Matthew.

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    • Thank you for your service to BSF! May God’s blessings help you and guide you during this study of Matthew!

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  87. We Praise God Hollie Roberts for you. Thank you for sharing your testimony which is a great encouragement to us. May God use you mightily for the expansion of His kingdom.

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  88. I am looking for a BSF study for women. I am not available Wednesday mornings or evenings. I was given a Wednesday morning study which I am not available. Thank you.

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  89. Thank you for your commitment to BSF. Your storing up treasures in heaven. God bless you for the work you do.

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  90. Welcome Hollie, thanks for your love of Gods word and wanting to spread it to others like me. To God be the Glory!

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  91. Welcome Hollie! May God’s Blessings be abundant for you!

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  92. I thank God for you in the new position and pray God will hold your hand as you lead us. Looking forward to hear what God has for me and all BSF group in the book of Mathew. God bless you richly.

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  93. Dear Holly,
    I was thrilled to know that you answered to God’s call as a new executive director of BSF. My heart is full of joy and gratitude to our Creator. May He guide you and grant you wisdom and power as you seek to honor His name. I pray that you will be blessed through this holy service for His glory

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  94. Thank you Hollie for your comforting sharing. As it is my 2nd time to study Matthew, I can say that God allows me always to discover the richness of His Word. There is always new discovery each time we meet Him throw His Word. The 1st time I studied Matthew, the great impact in my life was:
    1)to know Jesus AT THE SAME TIME with my little students in school program L1 that Jesus is fully man and fully God. That was great! This truth comforted me too much and emphasized in my mind that my Jesus knew all the suffering I passed through.
    2)The great commission of Jesus in chapter 28 of Matthew: In 2008 I had a surgery for my breastcancer. Only to God is the glory and for Him is the glory for ever. It was succesful and amazing. I didn’t do any chemotherapy even the wound was enough long ( more than 10cm). Though I was a teacher of Sunday school and GL in BSF ( 2002-2007)(in July 2007 I had to move in another region of Madagascar because of my job), it was only 5 years after my surgery of my breastcancer that I begun to visit sick persons of cancer in hospital. And that I did right after a sermon that I heard one sunday at the church about the great commission in Matthew 28. I struggled to catch all the sermon because the one who did it was an African man but what I caught from it was” move from your comfortable place, go to make disciples of all nations.” That made a big click in my mind! Many times in my mind there was a little voice that told me: “go and visit sick persons of cancer at the hospital. I have healed you (in amazing way ) and you have promised me to share the Gospel if I allow you to live (that was my prayer before I entered into the surgery room). But many times even though God showed me many circumstances that pointed me to go to the hospital, I never did it telling in my mind: “oh I have many things to do, I have not enough time, and so and so…. But after that sermon, I knew that it was time that I obeyed God. In 2013 I came back and attended again BSF. Only to God is the glory for ever.
    After reading your message I am very excited to know my members and to ask God to equip me and help me to see them as God sees the person in Matthew of Jesus’genealogy. Thank you so much Hollie. May God help you and give you always wisdom and insight to lead us in your holy duties as new Executive Director of BSF. God bless you with your family and all the staff of Head Quarter of BSF and their families too.

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  95. Dear Hollie, The Lord continues to use you to draw others to Himself by your inspirational witness and JOY in serving Him! We are most grateful for your open heart to His calling and eyes fixed on Him as you lead BSF into and through the next era. May God Almighty grant you all wisdom and energy for the season ahead!

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  96. Welcome Hollie!
    Thank you Kevin & Hollie for your obedience to answer the calling God placed on your lives. Praying for you both.

    Hollie, I was encouraged by what you shared at Summit. The reminder of the impact I have as a GL to reach each woman God placed in my group.

    I am excited to serve and see Jesus move in unexpected ways in all of our lives. To God be the glory forever and ever.🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽

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  97. What a blessing.Your words of encouragement..

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  98. Welcome Hollie! Praying God’s hand will guide, direct and protect you as you lead BSF forward for His glory and our good. I’m excited to begin the new year in the study of Matthew. May we have eyes to see and ears to hear something new, perhaps even unexpected, though this study. Come Holy Spirit!

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  99. Welcome aboard my all your endeavors bear fruit.

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  100. Blessings upon your life dear Hollie…
    May our Heavenly Father outpour His Spirit upon you, filling you with divine wisdom and grace as you serve Him among His people.
    Love in Christ,

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  101. Congrats on your new position. Praying you will be spirit led and that revival and redemption will come for America and the world soon!

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  102. Welcome dear Hollie!
    Thankful for the grace of God upon your life.
    I pray that God’s mercy and innumerable blessings will continually be evident in your life in Jesus name.

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  103. What a joy to work in the Lord’s vineyard may the Almighty God hold yr hand give you divine wisdom and bless all BSFers

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    • May God bless you as you lead the BSF. May God give you wisdom and strength a you leaf us

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  104. May God bless you and BSF under the new administration. I believe it will be productive and prosperous for us all. I am excited to begin the study of Matthew. Be blessed everyone.

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  105. Thank you so much for sharing your testimony which is such an encouragement. May God bless ,be with and reward you abundantly for the great work you are doing for His kingdom as you serve Him and His people. May God use you for His glory

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  106. Praying for you and for BSF Headquarter.
    God Support you in this wonderful ministry.
    Thank you for accepting to be a part of His amazing work in BSF.

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  107. Thank you for the willingness to serve in BSF, may the LORD continue to gather the harvest and make disciples through this ministry. I am blessed to be part of it too. Shalom.

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  108. A warm welcome Hollie, we praise the Lord for His wisdom choosing you to lead BSF for the next era! I won’t forget that the Lord used you to open the door for the Arabic speakers around the globe to be part of BSF in Arabic! You are in my prayers ♥️🙏

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  109. Der Hollie,
    May the Lord give you the wisdom and strength as you guide all of us to “find” that for which we are hungering. God bless you and your family.

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  110. Welcome Hollie Roberts,
    It is a privilege to obey our Lord’s commission to share God’s love to all who come into contact with us!
    May God humble us to love and honor Him please Him in all we do.

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  111. Welcome and congratulations Hollie in your new position as Executive Director! I will be praying for The LORD to equip you and give you all you need as you have been obedient and faithful to answer His call. May God richly bless you as you serve Him in your new position as our Executive Director❣️🙏

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  112. With much joy and excitement, I wish you God’s blessing as we begin a new era for BSF as you take the helm. Looking forward to how God will expand the study of His Word through BSF and your leading to all nations as we move forward into Matthew and beyond.

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  113. Hello Sr. Hollie,
    Praise the Lord, though a Christian my faith is not that strong, but after having read your testimony in Jesus name I say, I really feel blessed.
    Thanks for your encouraging words, God bless you qnd use you as well to bring forward people like me.

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  114. Welcome woman of God!

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  115. Bless you and your family. Thaknful to know strong Christians are influencing Houson, a super liberal city. May God’s spirit give you wisdom and extra special anointing this year.

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  116. Warm welcome to you, Hollie! Thank you for obeying God & taking a step of faith to serve us! I, from Indonesia am far in distance but close in heart as you & other HQ staffs always make connection through your sharing & teaching. Will be praying for you.

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  117. A very warm welcome to you dear Holly. My prayer for you is:-

    Psalm 32:8. I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch over you. 40:31 but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:31

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  118. Dear Hollie…” for such a time as this” God has called you! And to whom He calls, He equips. All of my leaders in Nebraska & Kansas are excited to welcome you to your new leadership position. We are committing to lift you up before our Great God! He has an exciting year ahead for BSF and the outpouring of His Word to souls who are searching in the midst of great contradiction. Yes, “for such a time as this” we are all called! May we hold His banner of love high!

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  119. A warm welcome Hollie. Thank you for the encouragement and all the best. The Lord will indeed strengthen you as Paul says” For I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”

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  120. When I first came to BSF I was in the desert and feeling quite empty. I started with Revelation; buy the end of the study I was filled to the brim and continue to be filled to over flowing. I’m so thankful for all the leaders of BSF and their continued service in BSF! Thank you and God Bless!

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  121. Welcome Hollie! Please know that I will continue to pray for you and all Headquarters staff and their families. May God richly bless you as you serve Him in your new position as our Executive Director❣️🙏

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  122. Hi Hollie,
    Welcome! I’m so excited to have your wisdom and enthusiasm at BSF. I enjoyed your talk at the Summit and look forward to ‘seeing’ you more throughout the year. I am the PS Children’s Supervisor in Corpus Christi…. we are excited for the Unexpected King.
    Blessings,
    Jennifer

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  123. Congratulations Hollie on your new position. I look forward in studying Matthew with you and all the other BSF members. May the book of Matthew open my eyes and ears to the will of God. May God Bless you on this journey.

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  124. Welcome Hollie,
    Thank you for the enlightening intro -duction. It is such a joyful blessing to know that God knows us and our name. He values each of us in His perfect plan.
    May you have a glorious experience in the new position that God has placed you in.
    Much love,
    Della Porter ♥️

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  125. Dear Hollie,
    First of all, I love your pretty name. Reminds me of Christmas, my favorite holiday, when the whole world celebrates the birth of our glorious Savior, Jesus. I just viewed your video in which you mentioned that faith and the word must be extended to the Truth and action. As we search for the truth in our world, we need to remember that God is always searching for us.
    BSF is my guide and map for finding Him in my life!
    I know he will be there as we travel through Matthew’s gospel this year.
    My prayers will be with you. Thank you for your leadership and service

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    • May our Lord God bless you richly Hollie as you step into a new season of service to God. Thank you for your encouraging words in your blog and may our Lord grant each one of us favour as we seek to serve Him throughout the study of Matthew, that we be courageous as we encourage others to seek Him in the truth and love that is so
      uniquely His

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  126. My friend Kristy forwarded this class to me but I do not see a place to sign up. Pls advise.

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  127. Thanks Hollie for your lovely introduction. I am really looking forward to studying with you and getting to know you. May God bless your service.

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    • Hello Hollie, I am so encouraged by your sharing. It helped me to get to know you. Your passion in Christ and your ministry in this leadership will surely bring many of us closer in our walk with God and our saviour Jesus Christ. Looking forward to hearing from you. Thank you. Melinda

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  128. Thanks Hollie for your lovely introduction. I am really looking forward to studying with you and getting to know you. May God bless your service.

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  129. Welcome Hollie! Thank you for your introduction.May God.help
    You and encounter your one’s desires. Be blessed.

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  130. Greetings,
    May God bless you and BSF this year and future ones , to learn, grow, share and listen to the plan He has made for this . I’m excited to be a part of what’s to come.
    Be blessed.

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  131. I want to be involved in this years on line study so please keep me informed of the dates.

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  132. Thanks for the introduction though in an other continent.

    May God bless you abundantly.

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  133. We love and are praying for you ma.

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  134. Hollie,
    Thank you for your care for others and your joy as you serve in this new role! May you be blessed for your love and your commitment to helping each of us know our Lord and His Word to us.
    In His love and grace and to His glory!

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  135. Welcome Hollie! I will never view first chapter Matthew the same again.:) I enjoyed how you pointed out the names I don’t recognize but they played a vital part in God’s plan for salvation just as he has plans for us today! I love Lord Jesus, studying the Bible and inviting people to BSF! Looking forward to hearing more from you this year. Praying for you, Camille

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  136. I look forward to your leadership during the coming year as we delve into Matthew’s portrayal of our long-expected Savior. I pray for you as you serve Him in this important responsibility.

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  137. GREAT TO KNOW WE HAVE MS HOLLIE ROBERTS AS ” NEW WINE IN NEW WINESKINS ”
    Appreciate your Appointment on board LEARDERSHIP , which will escalate BSF to greater heights.
    Thanks for keeping us updated .

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  138. Great Scriptural texts——— great scriptural truths————transformation of inherent, cultural beliefs
    ————transformation of character, moved by the spirit———leading to Godliness.

    A Christian after God’s heart can lead others into the discipleship journey.

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  139. Thank you for this wonderful introduction to you. May God bless and supply your every need.

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  140. Thanks for a beautiful opening to the book, Matthew. I am looking forward to studying with you, this Introductory chapter of the New Testament. I am also, excited about what the Lord will point out, and to, in my life as i study this year.

    I look forward to meeting you via zoom, and hearing what the Lord gives to you to share with me, and the group. Until the 14th, I pray your wisdom, and that you will clearly hear the voice of our Lord and Savior.

    Be well,

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  141. Thank you for sharing your knowledge of God to help us grow and make disciples of others. Looking forward to this year’s teachings.

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  142. Welcome Hollie, I am excited for your new position and know we will be greatly blessed by your leadership. I will be praying for you as you take on this new assignment and for God to bless and support you in this new calling.

    Blessing and Blessings
    Anna Loney

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  143. Welcome to your new leadership position in BSF. I know that God has ordered your steps. He has made all things possible. May God continue to bless you daily.

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    • Congratulations. Looking forward to a great year of study. Have not heard from a Leader in Columbia Md yet.

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  144. Thank you for your service. We are blessed to have you as our leader.

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  145. Congrats!

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  146. Welcome Hollie! So grateful for you answering God’s call to serve! Looking forward to the Matthew study!

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  147. Hi Hollie nice to know that you will be a part of our study in the Bible. Welcome to our BSF group.

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  148. Thanks Hollie for the introduction and your story with BSF journey. This is my second year studying with BSF and I am excited about the journey. I will be praying for you and the staff.

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  149. Congratulations Hollie on being appointed ED of BSF.I pray that the Holy Spirit will guide and direct you as we journey together in the season we are going to share the word that will bring us closer to our Creator .

    Thank you for reminding us that each one of us matters just like each person whose name appears in the genealogy of Matthew 1

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  150. Welcome,

    I have friends in Pennsylvania that was able to attend several of last years meetings on Zoom. I live in Florida. They are interested in getting a BSF started in there area. The nearest one is over 2 hrs from where they live. Do you have any suggestions on how they can get one started?
    Thanks,
    Linda

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    • Hi Linda, we received your request! Someone will email you directly with more information. So thankful for pioneers who have a heart for starting new classes!

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  151. Welcome Hollie… I will be beginning my 3 yr in BSF. Looking forward to studying Matthew.

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  152. Amen, so dear to my heart are the words of Jesus!
    Gathering together makes such a difference! So excited to see everyone again!
    Prayers for all the group leaders!!

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  153. Thank you for accepting Gods call!!

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  154. I have not been in BSF for many years and I am looking forrward to being in the Word with new friends.

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  155. Hello Hollie
    I am encouraged by your introductory blog. Yes, God has a reason for every word written. Thank you. May you be blessed in your leader ship this year.

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  156. Hi Hollie,welcome to your new position as ED. Thanks be to God who knows you intimately and called you to this position for such a time as this.

    It’s my first year as GL and I appreciate your testimony of how your group leader reached out to you. I want to be that type of group leader. I am excited to see what God has in store for us this year.

    I know you are prying for all of us and we are all prying for you

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  157. Welcome,Hollie. I pray wisdom and God’s richest blessing on you as you assume leadership.

    I have tried to find a class for a relative who has recently experienced the death of a four-year-old grand-child but the zip code on the internet seems wrong. I don’t know whom to contact about this. Thank you for helping me with this.

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    • Hi Suzanne, please use our “Find a Group” feature on the bsfinternational site: https://www.bsfinternational.org/find-a-group. When I typed in the address you provided (I’ve removed it from your comment because this site is public) it did come up with correctly located groups. If there is not a class located near you, consider joining BSF Online which can be accessed from anywhere!

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  158. Thank you so much for the courage and faith it took for you to answer God’s call on your path. That in itself is a great testimony. It is a blessing to me to know that many prayers are being lifted up for you by many BSF saints. To God be the glory for all He has done and what He will continue to do through His appointment of you.

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  159. Welcome, Hollie!

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  160. Welcome Hollie, thanks for the encouragement to reach out to others who are seeking truth.

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  161. I will pray that people who are looking for something are introduced to BSF today, tomorrow, next week and next year. As a satellite DL we love looking for those who are looking for…something. Welcome.

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  162. Welcome Holli. As a new leader, I am so encouraged and inspired by your words. My prayer is for BSF ministry to reach those who are hurting and hungering for His Word. May God Bless you on your new journey.

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  163. We welcome you Hollie Roberts whole heartedly and are deeply thankful to God for you.We prayerfully look forward to an enriching experience of studying God’s word under your leadership.You’re His anointed vessel in this mission.Remain forever blessed.

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  164. Praised the Lord for you accept His calling Holli! Really love you said you and your children and your grandchildren will sing the same song to praise our Lord. That’s a beautiful scene. I will keep you in my prayer. May God leading you ahead❤️.

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  165. Beautiful spirit!

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  166. Father, we praise You for Your work in each of our lives through Your favored Bible Study Fellowship. Would You flourish Holly as she steps forward in faith, filling immense shoes of leadership, discipline, and uncharted territory? We pray for Your perfect will, for Your work and word to flourish in this toughest of seasons on our planet. We pray for protection as we meet, whether it be through screen or seat, Father. Let revival sweep nation after nation as we watch Your plans unfold. We are grateful and full of wonder, Father, that You invite us to be part of such a time as this. Amen.

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  167. Praise the Lord for you Sister, and I will keep you in my prayer.

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  168. Thank you very much for labouring for the LORD. MAY GOD use mightily.

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  169. Hi Hollie, thanks for your words of encouragement! May God continue to give you wisdom and discernment as you faithfully servce Him through BSF, for His Glory and Honour 🙂 God Bless!

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  170. God bless you Hollie in your new role. We will be praying for you as you lead.

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  171. A warm welcome Hollie!!! May God give you grace and strength in this new season!

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  172. Hi Hollie. I’m pretty sure I know you. We were children’s leaders together at Champions Forest Baptist Church.
    I am still attending BSF in a new city. I love BSF. I will be praying for you new ministry.

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  173. May the favour of the Lord rest upon you as you lead BSF in this season and into the next phase.

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  174. I am inspired by Hollie’s blog. She seem very genuine to me and so I am encouraged for her to take over leadership now from Susie. I’m sure Susie has prepared Hollie for this position in handing it over to her. God bless you Hollie as you bless us in BSF.

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  175. Thank you Hollie for reminding us of the value of every person, and stirring us up to help each one feel a part of God’s story. I will be praying for you and this ministry.

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  176. Hello sweet friend! BSF is so fortunate to have you. Will be praying for you and the direction that our Lord gives you . 💕🙏

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  177. I will be praying for you in your new role as BSF Executive Director and BSF’s ministry this year. May the Spirit lead you as a wife, mom, grand mother and leader giving you strength and blessings so you may be a blessing to others.

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  178. So thankful to God that He has placed you in this precious position. I know you will do great and mighty things through Christ Jesus! Be encouraged.

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  179. Dear Hollie, we are thrilled with your appointment to executive director. Thank you for answering God’s call. Thank you also for your leadership in expanding our digital capabilities globally. Truly you were called for such a time as this!

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  180. Praise the Lord for you Holly ! I will keep you in my heart and prayers as you serve in the place God has called you to serve !🙏❤️

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    • Thank you Hollie ❤️

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    • God bless you

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  181. Congratulations Hollie. May the Lord lead you and give you wisdom and direction for this assignment. Blessings

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  182. Welcome Hollie thank you for listening to the Lords call for this amazing position!

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  183. Welcome Hollie! So great to get to know you through the video. Praise God for answering God’s call as Executive Director. It is a huge undertaking and I will uphold you in prayer for wisdom, strength as you walk and trust God for His guidance. We serve a Great God! 🙏🤗💖

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  184. Welcome Hollie. May God continue to guide you as you steer BSF “ship”.
    Thank you for accepting to work in this field for His Glory.
    Stay blessed.

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  185. Praise and thank you God for the life of Our Executive Director Hollie Roberts.

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  186. I have been attending bible study fellowship group for 25 years, and have not missed a year since 1995. This is where I have learned most of what I know about the bible. Mainly because it is a very thorough study, and usually stays in one book for the whole year. Each session teaches us in 3 ways each lessons. Assigned questions, so we get into the bible, for answers n answer in our own understanding, 2. Discussion in the small group, and hear others understanding and applications, expanding our thinking 3. A lecture wrapping up the lession, answering insight and understanding we still had questions or expounding the setting n background of each bible verse. Even a hard headed, disconnected thinker we Ike me. My family has Asperger’s, all if us have to pound new information into our brains. If I can retain the teaching, anyine can lesrn herebin bdf.

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  187. Thank you Hollie for your answer to God’s call to lead BSF at this time in history. He has prepared you to serve and will continue to provide all you need to succeed (obedience =success) along this journey in BSF. Our class will be praying for you and all at HQ, as well as BSF around the world, to be a light in this world that seems so dark at this moment.

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  188. Will be praying along with you Hollie, for God to guide, lead and direct you as you serve. Amen!

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  189. Welcome Hollie! God Bless you, keep you and protect you and your family.

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  190. Praise God as we begin a new year of studying God’s word and fellowship with incredible people! I pray for our new Executive Director, Hollie Roberts, and all the BSF staff as we begin the study of Matthew. May each person grow closer to God and form close faith based fellowships during this time.

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  191. Thank you for sharing your experience. How encouraging to be on this journey with you and others. God bless and keep you in your new role. I am praying for all of those who are part of this beautiful study!

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  192. So looking forward to work with you. The Lord is blessing us with your leadership.

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  193. Hollie, I’m so looking forward to seeing God work mightily through you! May He bless you abundantly for your continued service and answered call to “be used.”

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  194. May the anoiting of God Almighty rest upon you as you lead us. Shalom

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  195. Supernatural, beyond our comprehension…everything was in God before He said, “light be!” We were all in God before He sent us to Earth through our parents. God’s divine spark at conception.

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  196. As I live these days I owe so much to my days with BSF as God changed me and gave me lessons to hand out to
    Others. Working at headquarters with it other christians is so different then
    living in independent living where many wait to see their lives are going to end. So they need Jesus and BSF is showing me how to give them Jesus.

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  197. Every day is God to gove thanks
    We appreciate the new chapter
    And the word of God that we are yet to share

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  198. Welcome Hollie

    Thanks for taking the leadership in BSF. We are so blessed to have you!

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  199. Welcome Hollie,

    God bless you in your family life, your new responsibility and all things you need to accomplish.
    Have a great day

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  200. Hi Hollie: I squealed with delight when you referenced Galatians 2:20, I started to recite the words out loud with you. That verse changed my life (and yours too)! May He continue to cause us to live by faith in the Son of God, who loved us and gave himself for us.

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  201. Welcome and may the grace of God be upon as you serve.

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  202. Thank you so much for allowing God to work through you as you seek to serve all of us 400,000 across the world. May our Heavenly Father & Unexpected King richly nourish you with His comforting voice. I will remember to pray for you and pray for all the woman around the world – each with a unique name and God given plan for His glory…for it is all by scripture alone, for Christ alone, by His grace alone, in faith alone, for His glory alone! Much love.

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  203. You are most welcome Hollie. We eagerly wait on your leadership as we study God’s word together.

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  204. Welcome Hollie! We thank God for your availability to His purposes and your leadership through BSF. I loved your session on the summit. Praying God’s grace and blessings as your step into this new role for God’s glory and for the maturing of His people. ❤🙏

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  205. I saw Hollie’s video and it really impressed me to know that she has been with BSF for more than thirty years. I see her knowledge and commitment as a new BSF Director. I pray to the Lord for this new experience in her life. If the Lord chose her, I send her all my love and support to her. God bless you, Hollie!

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  206. Dear Hollie,
    I want to congratulate you, praise and thank God for anointing you as the new Executive Director for BSF International. We trust that God will use you mightily for the work of His kingdom. We pray for God’s blessings to be upon you and your family always, and HIS joy, wisdom, and empowerment too as you lead us into a new season of BSF study around the globe. God bless!

    Yours sincerely,

    Brandon Wong

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  207. Sister Hollie,
    You are a blessing to all of us who serve the Lord. May God grant you strength and inspiration by his Spirit to answer with great success God’s calling in your life.

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  208. So excited to have you as director and for sharing your BSF group leader story at summit & this blog.

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  209. Curiosity – A great attribute for Christians, enjoyed your talk . . .

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  210. I will be praying with all my ❤ for you Hollie and your fam ❤and the support team!!
    Wow, what a privilege to be apart of BSF!! LOVE YOU SISTER,
    IN Him

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  211. Your blog was beautifully written and so encouraging! Reading it made me excited for the upcoming year in BSF! Thank you for sharing with us and welcome, Hollie!

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  212. Thanks for you to take this position. God bless you and bless BSF. Thanks for BSF to provide this opportunity to let us know God, learn about his words and build our intimate relationship with him, developed faith in him.

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  213. Hollie, your name has now joined our wonderful BSF genealogy as our next Executive Director. I’m committed to pray for you as you lead BSF. I has been as blessing to be in BSF for many years as God had shaped me through His word and I’ve seen Him bring those into key positions at His appointed time. I’m excited to see what God has planned for you and BSF.

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  214. A warm welcome to Hollie. It’s indeed a great pleasure to be part of BSF. Praising 🙌 GOD for the amazing work that HE’S doing through BSF. The opportunity to meet,share,learn and desciple anyone, anywhere as GOD brings us together is awesome. Praying 🙏 for Hollie as she directs BSF.

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  215. Welcome Hollie,

    Thanks for sharing your story, God Bless Your Heart.

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  216. I am delighted to greet you as our new BSF Director and will certainly pray for you and for BSF. It is wonderful how BSF takes us from facts, to truth to feeling. I’d never read the Old Testament until I joined BSF. Now, some of my favorite Scripture is in the Old Testament. 🙂

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  217. Welcome Hollie,

    We thank God for your willingness to serve in this capacity as Executive Director of BSF. What a great and tremedous responsibility. You will be in my prayers as you begin this monumental task. As you encouraged, we all must be faithful in sharing this wonderful story of God’s Love for those around us. To do so we must be prepared so I am looking forward to studying Mathew once again because I learn more and more every time I study God’s Word.

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  218. Thank you for responding to God’s call to lead BSF. May God bless and guide you in this new role.
    BSF is a wonderful place to study and grow in the knowledge of our Savior, Jesus Christ.

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  219. I agree BSF has meant so much to me since I began in 1992. I have learned to LOVE to study God’s word as if He wrote it to me.

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  220. Welcome, Hollie Roberts! What a blessing to have you leading us in this current study of Matthew as our new Executive Director!
    My daughter introduced me to BSF when she was expecting her first child in Iowa in 1991. (I live in Tennessee). I am so blessed to have been in BSF for so many years.
    Again, WELCOME Hollie!

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  221. I hope it starts up soon in Bluffton, SC. Or Savannah, GA as long as it’s in the day time. I was a Biblical studies minor in college but I learn so much from BSF

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    • Dear Donna, I believe there is a satellite group meeting in your area! For more information go to https://www.bsfinternational.org/find-a-group and search your zip code. I hope you can find a group soon!

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  222. When does the course start and the address please

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  223. Thank you! I can’t wait to get started!

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  224. Hollie, I’m grateful to our Lord for your time & leadership.

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  225. Welcome Hollie, May the Lord continually guide you through the wisdom of His Word and the power of the Holy Spirit 🙏 🙌. Looking forward with eager expectation to all that God has to teach us from the study of Matthew.

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  226. Welcome to your role and I totally agree with your comment about scripture turning into truth. I have discovered a lot about how I perceived people and know that my trust is in His word. Praying for you and all of our leadership to continue this wonderful journey through the Bible. Congratulations!

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  227. Hollie, we welcome you! May our Lord’s richest blessings be yours as you shepherd us into a deeper love for God’s Word.

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  228. Thank you for the inspiring words Hollie! Thank you for your leadership and dedication to BSF! I am grateful to be a part of the BSF family!

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  229. Praying for you Holly, and all our BSF family. He will work mightily! We never know what to expect in His much higher wisdom and ways but we can count on every purpose and promise being fulfilled.

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  230. Great introduction Hollie! I’m looking forward to learning the Bible better along with the fellowship in processing the information with current applications to Life Today!

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  231. Welcome Hollie Roberts, So glad to meet you. Looking forward to your helping BSF to grow not only in the USA but also worldwide. May your walk with the Lord in this time of your life bear much fruit that those around you come to know our Lord and Savior more personally both young and old. God Bless you and yours.
    Betty Lively

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  232. Truly blessed and encouraged by Hollie’s testimony. BSF is blessed to have her leadership. Yes! Will pray for her and for BSF.. I have been a part of BSF for many years and look forward to many years to come.

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    • Thank u for the welcome. I will not be back to NM until the end of September..

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  233. Welcome, Hollies.
    Thank you for responding to the call of God and serving at BSF. It is grateful we learn, grow, share and receive in BSF, but also passing the blessing to the next generation. May God use you as His vessel and His name is honored.

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  234. Thank You for taking this important position! BSF has been used by The Lord to change many lives including mine! I’m excited to enter this study of Matthew with your leadership!

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  235. We thank The Lord for you and for BSF
    Mary Badoe

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  236. Welcome, Holly. God bless you as you begin this year as our BSF Executive Director. Through a friend I was introduced to BSF, and so appreciate her. Still so much to learn, and I am looking forward to our Matthew lessons this Fall (via Zoom).

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  237. Nice to meet you Hollie, and congratulations. My name is Teri , I would like to thank you for sharing your faith journey. Your willingness, and openness is very much appreciated, and also inspiring. I will be praying for you and your family. God shine His light on you.

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  238. Thanks Hollie for listening to Gods call!

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    • Great work Madam Hollie !
      Truly you’re a role model to many and as great commission says May you Go and go ye to the whole world, preach the Go-spel and make many God’s disciples
      This is my desire too
      Thank you
      Naomi

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  239. Welcome Hollie!

    Am excited to receive you in this new role. The Lord keep and preserve you and cause you to have fruitful ministry as you provide leadership for BSF. May God bless you, your family and all of us at BSF.

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  240. Welcome, Hollie!
    So excited to begin this year’s study of Matthew. I wanted to share a song by Poor Bishop Hooper that was featured on The Gospel Coalition’s Advent Concert last winter. It resonated deeply with me and is particularly pertinent to the first chapter of Matthew…the genealogy. I hope you can listen; it is truly
    beautiful! Thank you for serving the Lord and all of us through BSF!

    ~Melinda

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  241. I wish to thank God for you.
    My pray for you is that , May God’s Face Shine upon you and your family as you Serve Him.
    God bless you Mightily as you Fulfil His Will.

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  242. Welcome Hollie! Looking forward to our new year with BSF!

    God’s had great things for us.

    d

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  243. Hello Hollie,

    Welcome and thank you for your devotion to the LORD. I payed for God to guide you in your new position and for all of BSF to be a blessing to many. Thank you for your heart for Christ.

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  244. Praying God’s tremendous love and favor for you and your family as you choose to serve and obey his calling. May his grace and blessings be with you.

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  245. Oops, I’m a little late reading up on some of your story Hollie, what a delight it is.Im really excited for you and, thank you for prayerfully accepting the call to be our leader. Welcome!
    I pray too that the facts we learn and lead our ladies to this year will become truths that they/we
    can totally depend on. Thanks for your wise words.
    Praying for you love.

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  246. Good afternoon Hollie,

    We’re super excited to watch/support you in your new role. Like you, BSF has been instrumental in my wife and I’s marriage, as well as the upbringing of our kids. BSF has grown our faith, but also been the source of many of our friends. We are grateful. May God bless you, your family and all of BSF. Best of luck and come see us in OK anytime.

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    • Welcome Hollie.
      We are excited to hear from you.. Bsf is our home, and we are excited to study the book of Mathew immediately after Genesis.

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  247. Welcome Hollie. I have joyfully been in BSF since 2003. Class member, greeter (called hostess back then); admin leader and now a GL in for 5 years. The Lord is growing me into the woman of God He wants me to be! Loved hearing of your journey.

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  248. Hollie,
    Thank you for sharing your commitment story. So good to be reminded that God builds men and women of faith over a lifetime. It does not happen overnight. Your message is so encouraging and received at the perfect time to remember to extend that love, grace and patience to others as God gives to us. Thank you for your leadership.
    Mary

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  249. Touching Hearts already in West Virginia! Thank you for your heartfelt words at Summit to Encourage, Motivate, and Remind us yet again what a Great and Glorious God we serve!!

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  250. Thank you Hollie for answering God’s call to lead BSF. May God lead you with the Light of His Spirit, giving you His wisdom in leadership for this greatly commissioned BSF group.

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  251. Welcome Hollie, I am so glad you followed God’s leading in taking on this new position at BSF.
    BSF had been such a blessing to me. God has put me in wonderful discussion groups with godly leaders, and I have learned so much from the lessons and lectures. This is my 14th year, and I am so ready to get started. God bless you the entire BSF Team.

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  252. Welcome on board Hollie. May the Lord guide you as you serve as Executive Director.

    Thank you for your encouraging post.

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  253. Welcome, Hollie! So blessed to have you as our new Executive Director. It will be an honor to serve under your leadership. I will be praying for you and the HQ team as you seek to glorify God and mature His people. My husband and I have been asking God to create a hunger and a thirst for righteousness in the hearts of our adult kids and grandkids and to satisfy them with Jesus 💕 Thank you for answering God’s call!

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  254. Hollie:
    I pray Gods Blessings upon you and His Favor to rest upon you. To give you the wisdom and discernment as you guide BSF down through the path of turmoil strife and confusion….to His light His understanding as to the why….Matthew is a so a on time Study….sitting at the feet of Jesus to understand all the whys of all that we are going through….may God richly Bless you and Keep and make His face to shine upon you be gracious upon you and give you His peace His Shalom peace is my prayer in Jesus name

    Love and prayers Shirley Riser

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  255. Praying God to fill you with His wisdom and power, as you take BSF forward for His glory, dear Hollie.
    ‘Blessings in Christ Jesus’

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  256. Thanks Hollie for the encouraging message.That whether my life manifests as “Azor’ or ‘David’,God knows me and I remain in his good order of things.May God bless and guide you as you lead and inspire His people in accordance to His will.

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  257. Welcome, Hollie!! I am praying for you and whole BSF ministry!! It has changed my life and my relationship with Jesus! I am thankful that God has called you to this position, and that He is faithful to lead you in your new journey!!

    May God bless you,
    Janice

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  258. Welcome Hollie:

    Thank you for your leadership and willingness to serve the LORD and BSF. I know God will use you in a great way to enrich His Kingdom. All the very best, Jerry Speer, BSF FL

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  259. Thanks for accepting the BSF leadership responsibilities. May God bless throughout your journey.

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  260. Hollie, I pray the Lord will continue to bless you & others through you as you lead in BSF! I look forward to serving under your leadership.
    “It is not that we think we are qualified to do anything on our own. Our qualification comes from God.” 2 Corinthians 3:5 NLT

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  261. Thank you Hollie for your commitment to serve God by serving BSF. Praying for you.❤

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    • You are very welcome Hollie,may the good LORD continue to use you in unexpected ways…and may HE be with you always.

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  262. I appreciate your message! I am praying for that hunger and thirst in all people and that God will lead us to those who need Him. Thank you for your leadership. I pray for your new leadership role, for your protection, strength, wisdom, and rest.

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  263. Hi Hollie.
    Warm welcome to your new role. God has made you part of His story, just as you have pointed the rest of us to that truth, that no one is small – so be of good courage. I pray that God will abide by you throughout as you make the vision plain.

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  264. I have learned more about the Bible from BSF than any other recourse and understand His word better. I love the small discussion groups. May God give you blessings this year. Thank you fir doing this job.

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  265. Thank you for your Leadership! May the Lord bless you, guide you and keep your heart and mind in Him. We will be praying for you and your family. Your testimony has truly inspired me. Im thankful you gave it 6 weeks and tge Lord turned it into a lifetime. We are blessed to have you lead us.❣️🙌

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  266. Hollie, I met you in Houston, TX over 10 years ago. I was going through a really difficult time in my marriage and a few months later our son had been named in a law suit. You met me for coffee and gave me two Casting Crowns CD and later introduced us to an attorney in your husband’s firm. He was amazing, kind, helpful, and generous. I will never forget the love you showed to me during that time. I am grateful for your giving heart, encouragement, and for taking time for me. You really showed me the hands and feet of Christ. Forever grateful and praying for you in your new endeavor with BSF. Your sister in Christ, Melanie

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  267. I am excited to be in your class .

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  268. Welcome Holly, BSF has blessed my life I first came in Jan 1970 in the study of Matthew. This is where I learned to know Jesus better and a place where I have served Him and others. Thankful to have served under all the godly women executive directors. Thank you for answering God’s call.
    Love and prayers Carol Calvert

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  269. I am in Medellin Colombia now. Is there a place that I can be in bsf this year online?

    c

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  270. Hollie, congratulations on your new promotion.

    Be strong and courageous. Joshua 1:9

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  271. Welcome Hollie, and may God continue to guide you by the power of The Holy Spirit.

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  272. Hollie, early in BSF when our Teaching Leaders changed I was devastated thought no one could replace her But over the years GOD has shown me He is in charge & He brings brings those in charge for a Season & for a Reason. So Grateful for Susie & so Grateful for you. Praying The Spirit overflow in enabling you to be all God created you to be to Lead in The Cause if Christ at this time. BSF is the tool GOD USED TO CHANGE MY LIFE I AM FOREVER Grateful. This year I am taking a sabbatical because GOD called me 2 years ago to write a Children’s book & I procrastinated so felt this summer He said now the time is urgent. I will be studying Matthew along with BSF but not attending & as always I will lift this Ministry up in prayer. May GOD’S Unfailing Love & Power flow through you.

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    • Sammie, praying for your year of writing! Thank you for the encouraging comment 🙂

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  273. Thank you, Hollie. Your words redirected me to the importance of each one. May I see and love each lady in my group the way God does.
    Praying for you this year as you take on this new role. Praying we will all be sensitive and obedient to the Holy Spirit’s guiding and that we will boldly share Jesus with others.

    Love in Christ,
    Anne

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  274. Thank you for answering God’s call to lead us in BSF! Our class is praying for you!

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  275. I am so grateful to finally get to go back to B S F and to be with other ladies who love God. Thank you and Welcome 🙏

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  276. Thanks you so much for your encouragement. May my group also read as a list of the faithful women who reach out to others around them and leave a sweet, godly legacy. Welcome.

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  277. Praising God for women of faith like you our dear Director Hollie 🙂
    Would love to journey with you expectantly via the “Unexpected study of Matthew”
    The Lord bless you and keep you…

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  278. Welcome Hollie.
    What a wonderful message of welcome.
    I pray that the facts I learn will become Truths in my life. May God bless you as you lead BSF to quench our hunger for Christ.

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  279. God is using you mightily in BSF, Hollie. Praying for you and everyone at HQ!

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  280. Thank you Hollie for accepting to serve God in His Kingdom
    Blessings

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  281. I pray for the Spirit of wisdom for Hollie as she begins her new leadership journey with BSF.

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  282. A warm welcome Hollie from Nairobi, Kenya! Looking forward to the study of Matthew.

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  283. Dear Hollie,
    Thank you for including me in your group
    Yours in prayer
    Susan

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  284. Your most welcome Hollie, praying that the Lord may feel you with wisdom throughout your term of office as our BSF leader. He who chose you will definitely see you through.
    God bless you

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  285. Welcome Hollie. We thank God for uniting all nations regardless of colour, creed, race or religion. We all speak the same language of the word of God. I hope and pray the almighty God continue to bless you and guide you with wisdom through the comforter who is the Holy Spirit. I`m looking forward to an awesome year with your wise leadership.

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  286. May God bless you in your leadership role.
    BSF is truly enriching my life

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  287. Thank you for that very personal & encouraging sharing of your spiritual growth in Christ. I pray that the journey through facts,to Truth to application that we have experienced through BSF & through mentors like you will inspire us to make others thirsty for the Word of God . May God bless you & your ministry!

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  288. Your blog is inspirational. Thank you for sharing and may you always walk in God’s presence.

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  289. Thank you Hollie for this encouraging message as we begin Mathew, I pray that my story make an impact this year to many and i was so blessed reading every word of the blog. Every word just personally spoke directly to my heart and mind. I am looking forward to study Mathew. It is a privilege for me to be a part of this wonderful study with my BSF leader .

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  290. Thank you for sharing. I’m excited about this year’s upcoming study. I’ve already passed this information on to others, hopefully they’ll join us too. God bless you.

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  291. Welcome Hollie. Indeed let’s grow the kingdom of God

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  292. welcome Hollie am looking forward to meeting you and delve into matthew

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  293. As often as the Good Lord brings you and your family to my mind, I will pray for you. ☝️🙏💞

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  294. Thank you for the new leadership God has given to you.
    May God help you and guide you.

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  295. WELCOME. thank you for sharing your story 💓💓

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  296. Holli,I’ve not met you but I am acquainted with the BSF Bible studies. I would like to get started back but with the problems of the world now it seems to be pretty difficult. I wish you the best and hope that I get to meet you soon. Like to get started back…

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  297. Dear Hollie,
    Thank you for taking the BSF Executive Director role. I pray that you would enjoy helping people learn the love of God and accept Jesus as their savior.

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  298. Dear Hollie,

    But God knew you would be the ED of BSF for such a time as this. Thank you for accepting God’s call and for grounding us in God’s truth in His Word. Praying with you, that all who hunger and thirst and are seeking, will encounter Jesus. May God be magnified and glorified as He matures His people. In the deep deep love of Jesus, Beverly Salguero

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  299. Thank you Hollie for your faithful service to the kingdom of Christ. In Christs LOVE!

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  300. I will be in prayer regularly for you, Hollie. Blessings to you.

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  301. And again BSF has been directed by God to lay its hand upon Hollie as our new leader. God bless you, Hollie! May the Lord multiply your time and give you an urgency to tell of God’s constant love.May God continue to bless BSF!

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  302. Hello Hollie,
    May this be a most wonderful year for you as our Executive
    Director of BSF. Blessings to you & welcome!

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  303. Ms Holly, my name is Duane Stephan, I’m part of the BSF studies in GA. I have a request that worldwide, thru BSF, we collectively lift our Prayers to our Lord and Savior, to Heal our brokenness and lead us back to Him. Only God has the power to fix the hearts of men, and if it be His will, I humbly beseech Him to intervene and re-direct us back to Him

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    • Amen Duane!

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  304. Thank you for stepping ingot he executive leadership broke. The blog you wrote makes me excited to get started with the study of Matthew!

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  305. So excited to see how the Lord has and will continue to use you for His glory as a part of His bigger story of redemption! Your story resonates with me as this is my first year as TL of the class I started attending 8.5 years ago. I never would have imagined, but God knew! And I am so thankful. I count it a privilege to serve Him with you!

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  306. I thank God for your leadership Hollie. I am new to BSF and look forward to learning and applying scripture to my life.

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  307. She will be so strong as a leader! I loved what she had to say. Blessings of love and joy!

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  308. Congrats on your new role in BSF. Thank you for reaching out. God bless.

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  309. Welcome Hollie. I look forward to your leadership of BSF as we continue our journey on earth to make disciples of all nations.

    May God bless you and your family.

    Amen.

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  310. Blessings Director Roberts. I have a similar story as the blog where an introduction turned into weeks, months, and now 3 years. This season, God has Blessed me with the opportunity to be a group leader. I am a bit nervous but the brotherhood is so, so strong here and the sheparding is one of kind thanks to the leadership of our Teaching Leader. Our Summit is 8/31, and I am so excited to share in God’s Glory and sharing His word. I hope I can live up to God’s expectations. BSF is the modem that I am able to grow spiritually in this season of life. Thank you for your work and congratulations on your new season. God Speed in strengthening believers and converting non-believers, be it the Will of the Lord.

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  311. Holly, I thank the Lord for your willingness to be used by Him in a mighty way. He who has begun a good work in you will complete it till the day of His return and will continue to equip those he has called. We are all in this together and it’s a great place to be…To God be the glory!
    Your sister in Christ, Cindy

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  312. Welcome Hollie, thank you for your beautiful story. I am looking forward to studying Matthew this year. I will be going into a brand new group and I am excited to get to learn each of the women in my group and their stories too. I pray that God will open each one of our hearts to what he wants us to know, to learn into understand. I pray that God will continue to give you the guidance and the faith that you need in your new role also. God bless.

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  313. Your blog inspired and encouraged me as we start our study of Mathew.
    May God continue to inspire you as we study together. May the knowledge we acquire as we study together turn to Truth in our lives.

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  314. Hollie,

    I’m thankful to have you as the new Executive Director.

    BSF has been such a blessing in my life over the years. I am so thankful to have such a strong Biblical foundation as we have walked through this pandemic and difficult days of life.

    Thank you that we can be back together in person as well as online option. I have needed community in my life now more than ever.

    May God direct you and bless you in this new role.

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  315. Grateful to our Heavenly Father for Hollie.

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  316. Can’t wait to see who God picks for my group this year. He always puts me right where I belong.
    P.

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  317. Thank you for this wonderful reminder for all us “Azors” out there. I know I’ll be looking at our Messiah’s genealogy in a fresh, new way this year.

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  318. Dear Hollie,
    Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ and thanks for accepting the call of Christ. May you never regret this call but rejoice always as you reflect His sacrifice by seeking His direction.
    Psalm 32:8 l will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go, l will guide you with my eye.
    Blessings to you and your entire family.

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  319. Welcome Hollie
    I look forward to your encouragement during the Matthew study. I excited to see how the Lord will use you to lead.

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  320. I just listened to your story and am so grateful that you are in the role you are in. I am so encouraged by your words! I pray that the facts I know would become truths in my life and that I share the hope I have with others. May the Lord establish the work of our hands as we seek to glorify Him.

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  321. Welcome. Look forward to your leadership. Love the theme, Unexpected Victories inJesus.

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  322. How interesting Matthew 1, considered to be boring by many, is used to encourage us, to kick off the the season! It shakes much of my unreadiness, and fills me with excitement for the season. Thanks for your commitment to make BSF accessible to many. God blesses you, your family and BSF to multiply His blessings to the world!

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  323. Let me with heartfelt love and joy welcome Hollie Roberts as our newly elected Executive Director of BSF!

    It has been deduced that the law, in the Book of Deuteronomy, was weak through the flesh; in Matthews the law was made flesh and dwelt amongst His people. The Lord Jesus Christ quoted exclusively from Deuteronomy in beating back Satan’s temptation in Matt. 4:4, 7, 10 and Deut 6:13, 16, 8:3, 10:20. I am ecstatic in anticipation to delve into the Book of the genealogy, social history of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

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  324. This is very inspiring. Thank you – and congratulations on your new role at BSF. Truly God’s call to bless us with your wisdom and guidance.
    The study of Genesis was so amazing and God has handcuffed me to the BSF studies now. As we know, God does NOT let go…so I am stuck….but stuck with a grateful heart and an ever growing faith. Thanks for putting those studies together. As an “Alpha Course” leader for many years I know how much time and effort need to be surrendered.
    Thank you for your encouragement. May the Lord Most High be with all of us as we study HIS truth.
    Vera

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  325. I too have been in BSF for over 30 years. The Lord has used BSF in many ways in my life. He has also used the Headquarters Staff, especially the Executive Directors to help equip and encourage me in my leadership roles. Praying expectantly that the Lord will equip, fill and bless you as you serve him!

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  326. Hello Hollie, I want to congratulate on your new role. How exciting to see our Good God will lead you in this new journey. I enjoy reading your blog. Inspiring! Like you, I have been in BSF for years at least 15 years, with 5 years break after 10th year. Like you, I look forward to my new role as new ASL Online Group Leader. I will pray for God’s wisdom and guidance as you seek Him first. I look forward to your leadership. If I may request to have your video to be available in captions, that would a huge beneficial for our BSF ASL Deaf Community. Thank you for your consideration. God’s Blessings

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    • Last Sunday our church shared a missionary who is sent to outreach with Columbia deaf community; she did not know about BSFonline , she did not know BSF 19 languages including sign language discussion groups. I hope God will raise more sign leaders as she said Spanish sign language differs from ASL. I found a story yesterday a young woman started a deaf college in Uganda. It would be great more deaf communities could benefit BSF Bible studies. I found a recording this conference a group of ASL and Latin American linguistic scholars discussed issues re. endangered Latin American Sign Language. Praying for BSF more accessed by the deaf populations, more people to know Jesus.

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  327. my relationship with bsf is similar . i was newly retired from teaching when my neighbor invited me to join her one morning . i said,”ok” thinking i’d know this small group of people ,lunch would definitely be part of this day and it was only one day. So, as i walked through the halls to the large meeting room, i heard Hollies voice and knew right then I would be returning pretty much forever and there wasn’t a “small group” but avery big group of ladies! Bsf has been a very significant part of my life for about eleven years now. My husband has joined the men’s group. we are always in awe of it and very deliberate hand in our experience ! thank uou Hollie! the Fitzgerald’s

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  328. welcome hollie, i admire you

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  329. I was told I would find out my group leader’s name and contact info

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  330. Hello Hollie,

    We uphold you in prayers,
    the Lord has great plans for you and Bsf

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  331. Congratulations Hollie on your new role. I truly admire your perseverance. I know it is all God’s work. Your story is truly an inspiration to some of us.
    I look forward to the strengthening of my faith in the Lord and to learn more and know Him better. You are truly blessed.

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  332. I look forward to your leadership and thank the Lord for calling you and equipping your for this challenging role in today’s world. Praying special blessings on you and your family and all your team!

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  333. Thank you Hollie and congratulations on your new role. I am very new to BSF and I am looking forward to studying and living the word of God.

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  334. What a beautiful send-off to our year with Matthew! You have my prayers and great love for your inspiring words of Christ Jesus to look out and see the reality of all those who long to be “harvested” by us for Him!

    God Love and Bless you Hollie as you help us to be more like Jesus!

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  335. Hollie, So Happy to see there are still surrendered women willing to die to self and follow God’s plan for their lives. Many women are having their lives changed and families reconciled because of God’s word. Many surrendered men and women are making a positive difference in the world. Thank you for your sacrifice and many blessings on your family

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  336. Am excited about this study.

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  337. Dear Hollie, I am grateful for your years of service to God & us (BSF Sisters & Families) OXO Thank you for taking on the role of our Leading Lady! May God Bless & Keep you & your family safe OXO Franny

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  338. I thank God for the opportunity to be among those who receive these words of wisdom from Hollie as we welcome her as BSF’s new Executive Director. Each statement, each phrase is loaded with meaning and teaching. I had trouble adopting one I want to always remember, one that will bring forth all the others. However, with the help of the Holy Spirit, I have this as take-away: “Genealogies throughout Scripture remind us that God links us together, from one generation to the next”
    and, I would add; from one continent to another. It can only be God, Halleluyah!

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  339. Thank you Hollie for responding to God’s call to guide us in our pilgrim to fulfill His purposes. I pray that we keep our focus on magnifying God Almighty and maturing our faith in only Him. Looking forward to the study of the book of Matthew!

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  340. Welcome Hollie. Looking forward to studyinh God’s Word together.

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  341. Thank you Woman of God, Hollie Roberts for this wonderful encouragement which was placed on your soul by the Almighty.
    Hollie Roberts and the BSF Board Members has been anointed and will by the unmerited favour of God will do exploits in Jesus mighty Name, Amen and Amen.

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  342. Welcome, Hollie, as our new executive leader at BSF. I look forward to meeting you.

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  343. I’m looking forward to this years study just as much as the past ones. And, I look forward to meeting new class mates.
    Blessings on your new journey and thanks for the reminder of God’s intimate knowledge of me.

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  344. Dear Hollie, I am so thankful for your vibrant, authentic, approachable, faith-filled self that will carry on the leadership of BSF! We are blessed to have you!

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  345. Enjoy your new season Hollie!
    Philippians 1:6

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  346. Dear Hollie,
    Greetings from India. Your blog is very useful and since we are in Schedule A and studying Lesson 3 this week, I request you to send the blogs relevant to Schedule A so that we can use your blogs to our current lesson. May God richly bless your commitment to BSF and strengthen you to achieve your goal to make the Gospel easily accessible to the entire planet

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    • Hi Joseph, thank you! After our email to members this week, Group A will begin receiving emails that are closer to your lesson week. Please pray for that process, it is new for us and we are thankful to communicate with members more effectively!

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  347. Like you, I have learned many truths in scripture that exposed many substitute patterns of faith growing up. I learned that BSF practices many of the truths that corrected normal church life as handed down for 500 years.
    1. “One another” oriented “teaching and admonishing” where “the word of Christ dwells richly, and with all wisdom.” Col. 3:16
    2. Spiritual leadership “free of charge”, not “peddling”, not “numbing”, not “taking advantage”, no “pretext for greed”, “not seeking what is yours but you”, not “coveting”, and many more, all ignored by the clergyism version of leadership.

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  348. Thank you Hollie for “connecting” and your thoughtful introduction.
    I am looking forward to our Study of the Gospel of Matthew and to meet new friends 😉
    I also gave a new friend that I met on my morning walk an invitation to join BSF.
    She had never heard of BSF and is looking forward to joining.
    I appreciate the careful way BSF has set out our Bible Study and look forward to using the Prayer Guide.
    Yours in Christ
    Sheila

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  349. Dear Hollie, thank you for following Gods plan to lead BSF Ministry. I join in prayer for you and your husband, family , to be protected and uplifted by the Holy Spirit as you walk in faith to accomplish all that lies before you. Thank you for Inviting Us today so and for inspiring us to share in this Ministry also.

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  350. We thank God for your submission to Him in accepting to serve as the executive director. May He use you to take BSF to an even higher level!!!

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  351. Welcome Hollie,

    Thank you for your commitment to BSF and spreading the Gospel. Prayers for our you and you lead BSF, and the entire BSF family of believers.

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  352. Congratulations Holie for your appointment and for your compelling vision to make BSF the most accessible bible study tool on the planet. The God who fills our desires with good things will honor this vision and give you and the executive team the strength to realize it.

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  353. Holly,
    I am looking forward to serving with my team under your leadership.
    God is good…. And may He be given all glory every day.

    May God bless abundantly on this new journey 💜
    Deb millis

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  354. Good introduction

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  355. 💓Welcome Hollie! Looking forward to hearing more from you. With lots of love to you from the little sunny island of Singapore 🇸🇬🕊

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  356. Im not new in Bsf and while reading up your blog “a place to belong” my spirit was uplifted. My heartfelt purpose and plan God has for his people. Praise the Lord for your obedience to His calling in taking up this new role. To God be all glory, amen!

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  357. Thank you, Hollie for such an encouraging message! Praying for you and for all of BSF for God to indeed grant us favor and establish the work of HIS hands. May He bless you and keep you as you begin this new season with BSF! Great to meet you and excited about the year ahead!

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  358. Your words touched my heart as two years ago I walked into my first BSF class a stranger to the group and was welcomed and loved.
    The reminder that each person’s story is significant is so helpful when we are looking for our “part” or “purpose”. Thank you for taking this position and being willing to continue the work.
    I will pray for you, your family, your team and the work of BSF.

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  359. Welcome Hollie. Thank you for saying yes to Father God to lead BS F. I am thanking Father God ahead for all He will do through you.
    Many Blessings to you and your family.

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  360. Welcome Hollie! God is with you (Philippians 2:13).

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  361. Thanks Hollie for serving, you have big shoes to fill, but i know with God’s help you will do it. I will dedicate time each week to personally pray for you during this year! Your story just proves that God knows what He is doing in each of our lives and we can trust His leadership!

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  362. Thank you for this blog. I’m new to BSF and am excited about the plan He has for us…individually and collectively. He’s worthy of all of the praise. Please allow Him to continue to use you!

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  363. This blog hit home. It reminded me of how much God loves me and forgave me for my sins. My story of BSF is the same one. My wife was in BSF and she encouraged me to go even if I only went a week. The other guys were so nice and the group leader was great. I stayed all year and now I
    have a group of guys that I would trust with my life.
    Thanks.to BSF for being there for me.

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  364. Hi Holy,
    Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. We are excited to have you as our Executive Director. May the Lord anoint you with the Holy Spirit as you shepherd throughHis word. May He bless you. May He shine His face upon you.

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  365. Thank you for the words of encouragement, to be hungry for the word. God bless you and strengthen you 🙏.

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  366. Dear Hollie,
    I praise God for all the things He has planned and will accomplish as BSF reach out to the whole world as you being it’s CEO. I have been praying for you and all the leaders to do God’s will. May He continue to strengthen you and surround you with godly men and women to pray for you, encourage you, and to stay faithful to His divine Words. To God be the glory great things He has done!

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  367. I feel like we are in such wonderful hands, Hollie. God always knows what he is doing when he is putting someone in charge! I will pray for you and your family, BSF, and those that are running towards something. May our eyes be open to seeing these people.

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  368. Welcome Hollie,
    As we in the UK continue to pray for you and your team , may God guide and protect you in this new season and journey..We are excited and anticipate great things..

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  369. Thank you so much for this encouraging blog.I question why me Lord and how can you work through me and struggle with various things in my life but reading this gave me encouragement .

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  370. Thank you very much for the reminder. May God Almight who created you to serve in His table continue to guide us so that we reach where He want us to be. Lot of love and appreciation for your sacrify.

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  371. Dear Hollie,

    What a lovely introduction meeting you and telling your wonderful story of BSF in your life!
    I loved your introductory scripture at the beginning too! I look forward to a wonderful year in BSF studying God’s Word in the book of Matthew! You and the Holy Spirit have inspired my heart.
    To God be all the Glory! God bless you, Bible Study Fellowship and all the people who come to learn more about Jesus, falling in love with Him, His Word and following Him!

    Love, Prayers, God’s Grace and Glory,
    Diane Miller

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  372. While we thank God for Susie’s leadership, and as God has chosen and called you to lead BSF after Susie, we are upholding you in our prayers. It is our prayer that may God reveal you His plans for BSF and guide you, lead you, and empower you to carry out those plans successfully. May His richest blessings be always with you and your family as you serve Him.

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  373. Welcome Hollie! I enjoyed reading your blog and have hope for our BSF in Grove OK!

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  374. May God lead you Hollie as you lead this body of Christ!!

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  375. I am looking forward to a great year at BSF and welcoming the fellowship of my sisters. God bless and keep you Hollie.

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  376. Congratulations on your new role as BFS Executive Director!

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  377. Thank you for your faithfulness to God’s call. Your encouragement to take time to really get to know the women in our groups or our spheres of influence has really challenged, inspired, and humbled me. Excited to experience all that God will do this year through the study.

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  378. Welcome aboard ma’am we will do this together in Jesus army

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  379. This is my first year of attending BSF so I am looking forward to meeting Hollie and learning more of what God has in store for all of us. I just retired from running my own company for 15 years after working for radiologists prior for about 38 years. I attend First Baptist Church of Golden where I have been a member for about 44 years and have attended Explorer Bible Studies for several years there.

    Thanks to all the leaders who step up in BSF as I’ve heard many good things about it!

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  380. Welcome, Hollie, as you answer God’s call to lead BSF in this next chapter. So thankful for your story and willingness to serve so the the world may come to know Jesus. Will be praying God’s wisdom, guidance and strength for you, that He will use you and all of us to establish His work as we learn from His word. Looking forward to the study of Matthew and expecting great things from our Mighty Creator whose grace sustains each one of us.

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  381. Dear Hollie:

    Welcome into your new God-ordained role an Executive Director for a global BSF! I am looking forward to your God-honoring leadership to BSF International. Praying that God who has already anointed you will equip and empower you with His divine wisdom, His saving grace and most importantly divine leading of the Holy Spirit. Every blessing in Christ!

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  382. Welcome Hollie! Thank you for the encouragement to not only join with other women to get to know God’s word, but to join with God in getting to know other women. I’m inspired to focus a little more on the relationships this year!

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  383. Welcome to this new role of leadership and service, Hollie! May our Lord Jesus generously equip, strengthen and guide you through this year and beyond. Thank you for all that you do, I’ll be praying for you and all staff at HQ. BSF has changed my life and matured my faith and I’m so grateful. Excited to see what God will do through this upcoming study and I’m so inspired by this blog to engage you my fellow group members.

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  384. Hollie Congrats
    Looks like God is working with you,In you,and through you!!
    Good Luck and God Bless!!!

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  385. Dear Holly

    I enjoyed ‘meeting’ you by way of the video introduction. Thank you for sharing that precious information with us. It makes it more personal and encouraged me in hearing how personal God is as He persues each of us.

    Thank you for stepping into this position. I will comit to praying for you, your family and, the ministry of BSF. God equips the call.

    Blessings,
    Ana Maria

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  386. Hello nice to meet you.

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  387. My group leader helped another member connect with me about crocheting. She had a piece her mother had started, and I was able to continue the pattern to make a piece the size she wanted. I was happy my skill met a felt need.
    Blessings to you in your ministry of helping us value each other as fellow beloved children of God.

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  388. Thank you for your faithful service for all these years, Hollie! I am praising God for calling you and praising God for your answer to His call – I couldn’t be more excited to see what He has in store for you and the ministry of BSF! I’m praying for you as you take on this role! God bless!

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  389. Thank you for your leadership in this very important ministry. Praying God’s guidance and direction in the coming year.

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  390. Hi Hollie,
    We thank God for and for the opportunity to do His work. We welcome in Jesus Name and trust that God will use you for His glory. Blessings as you do God’s will.

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  391. Hollie:
    Thank you so much for stepping up to meet the challenges of leading a “worldwide “ group like BSF. I look forward to serving our Savior through BSF in Omaha, Nebraska,

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  392. Hollie, I wish you wisdom and love as you grow along with us

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  393. Welcome Hollie, l look forward to the words of wisdom you have to share. God bless you!

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  394. “…the path…was crooked and messy.” That pretty much sums up my life. Since I started BSF, it’s still crooked and messy, but what has changed is my attitude towards and understanding of those things. While God’s plan doesn’t always line up with my hopes and expectations, I trust His plan. I don’t fight it like I used to. He and I—we’re just working the plan!

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  395. Welcome Hollies
    I pray to God to give extraordinary wisdom, knowledge and understanding to lead the entire bsf family.
    Blessings

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  396. I’m praying for you! We serve an awesome GOD! He has equipped you for such a time as this.

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  397. Thanks for the encouraging words We are known and part of His story. Excited to start this stidy

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  398. I am amazed and blessed by your words. I hope you nothing but success as you continue your new position with BSF.

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  399. I already love your heart for the lost, weary and disconnected. Welcome, Hollie!!!

    Matthew 11:28-30

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  400. Hollie, I am thanking God for calling you to lead BSF and I want to thank you for answering His call. I will be among the many BAF sisters and brothers who will be praying for you.

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  401. i appreciate what you said, Hollie. i would like to pray also, for people that are hungering and thirsting, for them to be lead to the truth that is in Jesus Christ. i would like to have the courage to be a stepping stone for people to know Him.

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  402. Thank you for taking this role, Hollie! I’m excited to follow your leadership into whatever God is putting on your heart. This is going to be great!

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  403. Very Encouraging!! Welcome, Hollie! We can’t wait to see what God does this year!

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  404. Thankyou Hollie. For such an interesting reminder of my place in God’s salvation plan. What a good part we can play through our study of God’s Word and reliance on God’s enabling Spirit.

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  405. Hollie, so excited to hear from you and b.s.f. can’t wait to meet you and be back in class. you make it possible for us to come, invite others to know Jesus. thank you. see you soon

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  406. Praising our Gracious God and thanking Him for His chosen leaders and for BSF.
    Expectantly joining in all the prayers Hollie mentioned that she is praying and asked that we pray, one of which being that God will show & grant us favor and establish the work of our hands.
    We look to You to make it so, Heavenly Father, in Jesus’ name. Amen.

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  407. Thank you Hollie for saying yes to this calling. It is a tremendous task, especially in this day and age, but we serve an awesome and all powerful God who commands us not to be afraid and He gives us what we need. He does the calling and the equipping. Praying for you and your family to be protected, focused and Holy Spirit led in all that you do! Blessings!!!

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  408. Welcome Hollie ! Thanks for sharing !Is encouraging to know through His Spirit and the power of His Word, we are all connected as part of God’s wonderful redemption story. And there is room for anyone and everyone who wants to come! May God gives you wisdom and strength in your new appointment. God bless you and your family !

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  409. Hollie, to God be the glory for all He is preparing to do in you and through you! I’m thankful to sit under your leadership. Dana R

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  410. Waaaooh Glory be to God for establishing you as the new executive director in the bsf. May you and your family find favor with God and man as you serve in His vine yard. It is never in vain….. May God bless and guide you Hollie 🙏

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  411. We rejoice in God’s hand to choose you to lead us in BSF!!
    Welcome, and God’s blessing, Hollie!!

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  412. Thank you Hollie for listening to that still small voice! God had it planned all along, but your obedience will bless you and all the rest of us. He has blessed this ministry from the very beginning and kept it true to His word and He will continue to do so through you. Thanks for sharing a little about yourself so we can begin to get to know you.

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  413. Welcome to BSF leadership!

    It is such a privilege and honor to serve others alongside you in this amazing ministry. We see there is a hunger for “something” and we have the best “something” to share with those who are seeking.

    We have been praying for you even before we knew your name and will continue to pray for you as you lead with us alongside others. Blessings to you and your family.

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  414. True indeed ! People are thirsty here in France ! I Just moved East of France till a few days and here in Belfort I met Persons who were listening my explanation about my Faith in Holy Scriptures ! Wow ! Are People going back to read the bible? So for me it’s the most important ! Because french people need to hear God’s VOICE not all the philosophers ! Thank You Hollie for 3 generation fruitful in Christ And for Christ in your family ! May The Lord help us here in France to do the same in our présent time of troubles among our society The Solid Rock of Ages stand firm !Amen Maryse who was in Paris and till one week in Belfort where the lion is like Habakuk seeking far away ?where the enemy shall come from?

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  415. Thank you, Hollie, for answering God’s call to serve. I will lift you up in prayer and praise God for your example!

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  416. Welcome Hollie! I’m excited to have “meet you” in your video. God has chosen wisely. My prayers are with you and all staff in BSF to be given wisdom from Holy Spirit daily and strengthened for the journey. Our world needs God more than ever and BSF is a great source to feed them.

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  417. Love you. Thank you God guide you to lead us in BSF. May God bless you and your family.

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  418. We just finish the summit in Redding California and loved it !
    THANKYOU Hollie.

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  419. Thank you for your sacrifice in leading BSF. Praise God for you.Blessings,yvonne

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  420. The Lord is indeed writing His perfect story w/ lots of unexpected twists & turns in my life. Thanks for this perspective. Excited to have you in this role! May the Lord establish the work of your hands!

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  421. Great – I do not to be an Abraham or a David to be important to God and for God to have a specific purpose for me!

    May God guide Hollie (and all at BSF hq) as she leads us at a personal level and in leading others in the study of God’s word – and to find the truths in the Word.

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  422. Hollie,

    I am praying God would direct you and the BSF world-wide team to much fruitfulness.

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  423. I was introduced to BSF by a friend who resides in the State of Texas, more than 10 years ago. With BSF, God answered my prayer for the opportunity to “Study” God’s Word with other Believers. Today, I thank and praise God for this privilege. I am also thankful be have been in a position to recommend BSF to other Believers, who have also found it a blessing.

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  424. Welcome to BSF! I’m looking forward to studying the book of Matthew, may God bless us all this year. Prayers going up for you and the HQ team.

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  425. Welcome to this new opportunity to serve God in a new and refreshing way!

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  426. Hollie, I’m so excited to see what the Lord does in my life through the study of Matthew and what He does through you as you lead this ministry. May He bless the work of your hands and show you favor as you humbly seek His face each day. In His love, from someone who has benefited greatly from the study of God’s Word, especially through BSF! Will C.

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  427. I am so honored to be part of a wonderful BSF group, as my need for growth is huge! I am looking forward to what God has for me in this season of my life. Thank you for your obvious love for the word and for answering this leadership call.

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  428. Thanks so much, Holly, for taking this step of leadership in service to our Lord. I know we will all be blessed through your efforts

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  429. Praise God for this wonderful way of knowing our Father and His glorious redeeming and transformational love! Thank you, Holly, for continuing this outreach to the world and thank you to all our inspirational leaders as we read and study His word! I have been richly blessed to have had the privilege of attending our local group for 20 years. It changed my life and was a gift to my grandchildren as well. May God richly bless you, Hollie!

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  430. Thank you for stepping forward to lead and serve. I pray this will be a year of great things the Lord will do. This in spite of world situations, suffering in persecution and health issues. The God of the mountains truly still is the God in the valley of our lives.

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  431. Welcome, Hollie! I will be starting my 41st (I think) year in BSF, having spent 36 of those years as Class Administrator of my class. It (along with my church) is the place I feel most at home and most loved by God. Just last year I was asked to take over as Sunday School teacher of our adult class – taking over from a wonderful, godly man. After my initial response of “Surely not me, Lord!” I was able to take that step of faith, knowing that I had BSF’s great training and the resources of the seminars to help me trust for God’s provision. Always the administrator, even at work, and never the teacher, I have come to love those hours of preparation in God’s Word and those adult students in my class. I praise God for BSF and will be praying for you!

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  432. We are so blessed to have you as the new BSF director.

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  433. Thank you Hollie for your heartfelt story. It was almost as if you were describing me and my first time as a BSFer. Thank you for your commitment to BSF. You are in my prayers.

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  434. God bless you Hollie and may God continue to use you in His service to His people for many years to come.

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  435. Thank you for reminding us that everyone matters to God, and that He knows us completely! How encouraging to know that He has a plan for each and everyone of us as we serve Him and share our stories together for His glory. We all need a place to belong, and BSF has been that place for me.

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  436. Thank you for accepting this crucial leadership role. I’ll be praying for you and for all the partners that make BSF work and thrive even under extreme conditions.

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  437. I enjoyed reading the blog. Yes I certainly believe we were knit in the womb for a purpose. Big or small every purpose matters. Thanks

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  438. Welcome Hollie!!
    For 26 years, a dear friend has helped me physically, financially and spiritually, her name is Holly :-). Plus, a favorite homeschool family of ours (that is living off the grid in Tennessee with 10.5 children) have a last name of Roberts. This will be a wonderful new adventure for you. God Bless You.

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  439. So glad to be getting back to our study! Welcome Hollie!! We will be praying for you and our groups this year!

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  440. During these days of isolation, your reminder that Jesus cares for Azor was a true encouragement. May the LORD encourage you as you have encouraged me and others!

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  441. Thank you for answering God’s call. Thanks for sharing your beautiful story.

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  442. Welcome Hollie!
    We shall trust the Lord with you for His leadership to help us all grow deeper to His word and make Him known to the world.

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  443. May our Savior & Lord Jesus Christ bless and grant favor and establish the work of our hands, to you, Holly and also to all of BSF Headquarters, volunteers, and members worldwide. Thank you thank you!!
    I believe and expect that God hears our prayers! To God be the Glory!
    In our Lord Jesus’s Almighty name I pray, Amen🙏🏼❤️

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  444. Thank you Hollie what you shared on your blog. My heart resonates with it.
    I have been in BSF for many years and have served as GL and presently as a Shepherd. It’s the most meaningful Bible study to learn, apply and grow in faith with community.
    I am anticipating another great study in Matthew.

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  445. Congratulations Hollie. May God continue to bless you as you serve. Looking forward to the study.

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  446. I was a bit reluctant to join the bible study that I’m in, because I didn’t know anyone and thought that, everyone else knew the bible so much better than I did. I loved answering the questions after reading the text several times before answering!! My answers were not always close to what the correct answer was but others sharing their answers helped me to better understand what I READ.

    I learned to read the sections more than once to learn where and how to get the correct answers.
    On top of everything I met new friends who knew more than I did about the bible and others who knew as little as I did about the bible and its people! I was encouraged to learn more and I have.

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  447. What a beautiful blog! A wonderful sentiment and introduction to BSF and especially to Matthew this year.

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  448. Hollie, thank you for your willingness to lead us…I will pray for you. My story is similar to yours… I was longing for a way to draw close to God and study His word… A friend invited me to BSF where I discovered how scripture satisfies… created an appetite for God’s word and taught me how to feed myself.

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  449. Hello Hollie, I am grateful to you for your commitment and teaching ministry with BSF. I have a busy fall, so I will not physically be joining the Zoom link for the Matthew study. However, I would like to receive the questions to do each week, as my ongoing devotionals. Please send these Matthew questions if it is at all possible. I was a member of BSF for a number of years back around 2000 – 2008, but my life took a drastic activity boost after I was ordained in 2004. Yet, I value the BSF studies and would enjoy the discipline of answering the weekly questions BSF provide. Thank you.

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    • Dear Suzanne, so thankful for your words of encouragement! To access lesson questions, you can download the bsf app or visit mybsf.org. You will not be able to see all of our materials since those are reserved for current BSF class members, but this should help with your daily devotions!

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  450. I have been studying with BSF for several years now, either in person or on-line. I have learned more from this study than I could have by trying to study on my own. Hollie, welcome and my God bless you with the truth and guidance of His word through His Holy Spirit!

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  451. Clearly God has called you to be the leader we all look to for direction and inspiration. I pray his continued blessings on you and the work he has set before you; may you grow in vision and strength of purpose.

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  452. Welcome, Hollie, to your new calling. I love your article and it gives me the inspiration I need as I get to know my new group of ladies and prepare for the study of Matthew. I have no doubt that you will be a blessing to all BSF, serving our Lord for many years to come.
    Nonda

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  453. Praying for you hollie

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  454. Thank you Hollie for graciously and gladly accepting to serve the Lord through BSF. May you enjoy this field and find it always uplifting, and may God guard and guide you in this new journey.
    Amen.

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  455. I love how the BSF board prayed for unity in their decision in choosing the next leader, and God so beautifully gave it, confirmed it! I believe, dear Hollie, God has chosen you, equipped you, and is raising you up, “for such a time as this!” You go girl! He’s got your back! We’re with you in this beautiful endeavor,, of sharing Jesus with a lost world! You’re bathed in the prayers of the saints!

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  456. Praying the Holy Spirit will lead you with wisdom & strength in this new position. May God bless you now & always, Maggie Tosca

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  457. Thank, you, Hollie, for stepping into some mighty big shoes and answering God’s call. I know He will continue to lead you in this calling.

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  458. Para mi es algo especial estar en BSF y de poder aprender y entender las escrituras sobre todo cómo debemos de conocerlo y cómo Dios quiere que aprendamos y entendamos sobre todo Mateo mil gracias y que Dios les siga dando sabiduría 🙏

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  459. Welcome Servant of The Most High… We are honored and feel blessed to have you as our New Executive Director. May The Lord Jesus Christ be with you and flood you with His Holy Spirit, more than ever before, in that position…

    Best Regards

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  460. Welcome to your new ministry post, Hollie! Praying the Lord continues to establish the work of your hands for His glory and good of His people.

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  461. I am praying for your leadership and I know God will be with you leading and guiding you in all you hope to achieve this study year!!! Blessings to you and your family!!

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  462. Good reminder that God intimately knows and cares about everyone and so should I! May He put His love in our hearts for all those He brings across our paths!

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  463. Welcome Hollie i was glad to read your blog very informative. I pray for a good and safe year.

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  464. Thank you for the privilege to study the book of Matthew.

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  465. I’m retiring September 1, and This will be my first in person Bible study. I’m excited to be able to attend a day time group. God bless you as the new director. Love in Christ, Debbie Poore

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  466. Hollie, thank you for your inspiring
    Introduction of yourself and what
    BSF is to you and what you hope
    it will be to each woman who is new to BSF and long time members of the BSF family.
    Looking forward to the2021 start
    Of the book of Matthew!
    Star Johnson
    Member 46 years 😋

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  467. THANK YOU FOR THIS CHALLENGE AND THE DESIRE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT JESUS EVERYDAY. I HAVE BEEN IN BSF A NUMBER OF YEARS BUT I AM ALWAYS ASTONISHED OF THE SCRIPTURES I HAVE READ OVER THE YEARS BUT HAVE MISSED THE MEANING AND DEPTH THAT IS THERE.

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  468. Thank you for your heartfelt words. I have only been in classes about a year and am eager for classes again. Bless you!

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  469. Thank you Hollie for your written blog and the video blog . I was encouraged by what you wrote and said. I will be praying for my family and others for the Holy Spirit to lead them to be hungry and thirsty for Jesus and His Word, the Bible, and that they might move forward to learn more about Him.

    Blessings on your new assignment from our Lord as the Executive Director of BSF.

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  470. Congratulations on your new position, Hollie!
    God’s timing is always perfect. I pray that God will continue to bless you in your new endeavor and all who come to study God’s Holy Word through BSF during the study of Mathew and beyond. I am so grateful for BSF!

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  471. My our God help me understand every learnings you will teach us from the Word of God. May our God help you as you our leader.

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  472. Hollie, so excited for what God will do through your leadership as you totally submit to His direction and will for BSF. May your heart be tender and receptive to the needs and changes, may you have the courage through Christ to do what may have never been done before, and may God surround you with His saints equipped with every gift needed to carry out the command to go to every nation and teach them all the things Jesus taught. Blessings to you and your family!

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  473. Welcome Hollie!!!
    Thank you Hollie for answering Gods call and stepping into this role that comes with such responsibility.
    Where God leads he also provides.
    That is the promise I lean on for peace.
    Looking forward to your God sent Leadership this year.

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  474. You are welcome in the name of the Lord. I’m excited to be one of the disciples that will be studying with you in the Book of Matthew. May the Almighty God strengthen you and endow you with divine wisdom, knowledge and understanding to pilot the ship of BSF to an excellent landing. God bless you, bless your family and prosper your ministry.
    More unction to function in the Lord’s vineyard.
    You are highly blessed Ma.

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  475. Welcome Hollie

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  476. Welcome Hollie, we thank God for you and pray for wisdom from above as you serve us. Praise be the name of the Lord now and forevermore. Amen

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  477. Welcome on board Hollie, we will be praying for you and your family!

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  478. Thank you for your beautiful testimony and encouragement to invite others to BSF so they too may begin their own journey in Christ’s truths through an intense study of scripture. Welcome to the legacy of our leaders as our BSF Executive Director. May God always guide your thoughts and actions and keep our and your family close.

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  479. Thank you for your commitment to BSF

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  480. Hello Hollie,
    Thank you for your leadership as BSF Executive Director! I started BSF when my daughter was 3 and she is now 22. For me BSF was a wonderful training base as a young women, a young wife and a young mother. I am so thankful for the timing that I was able to attend, learn, serve and lead over these last 19 years. God’s Blessing on your journey 🙏

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  481. Thanks so much for taking on this difficult and necessary mission. There is no better Bible study than ours. I will keep you and the entire staff in my evening prayers. Both my wife and I depend upon BSF to make us knowledgeable and in the word on a consistent basis. Thank you again.

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  482. God Bless You Hollie for taking on this role for us. God has you right where he wants you to be as we know it’s his plan not ours. Congratulations on your new role with BSF and continue the good work you are doing.

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  483. Welcome😊! I pray God will continue to bless you & your leadership as together, we make new disciples for Christ.

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  484. Wow! How powerful! And how reassuring that God loves each of us. He knows our inadequacies. He knows our strengths. We are part of a whole. He loves us. This is a wonderful beginning for our year of Matthew. Thanks so very very much!

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  485. Your blog has inspired me the more. May the Almighty God Hold your hand as you lead the entire universe to His kingdom. Be blessed.

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  486. Hollie,
    Your comment on ‘facts becoming truth’ hit the nail on the head! That’s what I have found in my few years of being in BSF. I look forward to the study of Matthew.
    Thank you.
    Sandra

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  487. Thank you for your commitment and your continued obedience! Looking forward to studying Matthew this year and waiting to see how God is going to work, His works, in our lives this year!

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  488. I am so happy to meet you Holly. I am looking forward to the Matthew study. BSF has been a blessing to me. I tell all I see about it

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  489. I am praying for you, Hollie as you step into this new season of serving our Lord through BSF.

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  490. I praise God for the plans He has for me as I draw closer in intimacy with Him through BSF.

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  491. Thank you for sharing with our family of believers of God🙏

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  492. Holly, thanking God for your acceptance of your new Role. As we enter BSF to expand and strengthen our relationship with our Lord and Savior, we don’t know what or where God’s plans will take us. I’m sure that many in the BSF Family initially had the same fears and anxieties as you experienced; I know I did; but as we walk our personal Emmaus roads, we see God’s plans unfolding, blooming like a flower with the fragrance of excellence that only God can provide. We learn to walk where He’s guiding us, have no anxiety because He’s gone before us, humbling ourselves as He directs us in whatever leadership position He’s earmarked for each of us. It is a PLEASURE TO SERVE in whatever capacity God leads me into, using the BSF patterns that have worked in leadership, submitting all things to Christ with with the assurance and confidence He’s imparted to me. Looking forward to the Matthew study as I move from a GL to a CL, sharing this experience with my soon to be 5 year old Granddaughter. LOVE to our BSF Families!!!

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  493. Very inspiring

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  494. What beautiful words of wisdom! Welcome and thank you! May the Holy Spirit be upon the work of your hands and you have strength from the Lord in this most gracious assignment! God must be so proud of you! Thank you for being an example

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  495. You speak my heart.

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  496. So excited to serve alongside you and to watch as God works in and through you for His Glory and our good!

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  497. Praying God continues to use you Hollie, and BSF. The Truth learned /taught through BSF has anchored my life. I have no idea what people do who do not have the Lord.

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  498. We welcome you with open arms and look forward to your leadership.

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  499. May our Heavenly Father love through you, encourage through you, bring hope and courage to His Body through you as you serve Him in His strength; for you are the daughter of the King of kings and the LORD of lords!
    To Him be all the Glory and Honor!
    Love and hugs

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  500. May God’s blessings be upon you as you lead BSF💕. Thank you for serving The Lord! I have been learning so much of God’s word & been blessed with wonderful BSF ladies in my group😇.

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  501. We welcome you Hollie to the leadership of BSF. We trust that the one who chose you will guide you during this time of service. May God bless.

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  502. Congratulations on your new post, Hollie, and welcome! I smiled when it was announced that you would be the new Executive Director, as I was immediately reminded about a little chat with you at a BSF Leaders Retreat in Birmingham/England in 2018. For one evening meal I happened to be sitting next to you, and you shared a little about a closed door situation involving your family, followed by an open door one for you, which was to serve at HQ. Now, you wouldn’t have known back then, but the Lord did know that this is what He needed to do (i.e., to close one door, then open another) to line you up for what He had in mind for you (and for us all in BSF!) down the line! What an amazing and sovereign God we serve! May God’s blessing and His anointing be on you as you serve in your new role!

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  503. Dear Hollie; I am blessed to get to know you and inspired to open my online group to more! You will continue to inspire us all as GOD’s appointed for such a time as this. Thank you for leading.

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  504. Hollie – as God has guided you this far – may His word continue to be a lamp to your feet and a light to your path as you embark on this new season in your life………

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  505. Nics. When will ww know what group we’re in?/

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    • Dear Renae, your group leader should contact you. For more information, you can contact your class administrator directly by searching your group information here: https://www.bsfinternational.org/find-a-group

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  506. It is a Joy to seat at the feet of the master through His word .Thank you bsf for the work and welcome Hollie to take lead. Amen

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  507. The Triad
    Bing Chang – 8/28-2021

    Facts transformed to Truth through wisdom
    Truth transformed to passion through belief
    Belief transformed to actions through character

    The wonder of creation through the Word
    The miracle of incarnation through grace
    The calling of commission through love

    Glory through the most High
    Peace through the Counselor
    Freedom through the Spirit

    A knock on the door of the Source
    A find of ask along the Course
    A touch of light through the Force

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  508. Hollie, already your story has touched me. I feel God is using you for His Kingdom as you point each of us toward Christ.
    May He multiply your efforts and May He be glorified through BSF. I pray for you and your family as you serve Him.

    Please pray for my family as I did not know about BSF until my children were raised. I was so busy taking them to sports and 4-H that we just fit in church and youth group after other activities. Now my grandchildren understand the value of sports and 4-H but not as much of the value of God’s Word. Please pray for God to do a mighty work in my family to change the focus so it is on Him.

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  509. I was overwhelmed to get a message from the new Executive Director. I am in BSF for three years. Nobody had written any welcomer message or any thing encouraging letter. Only our group leader will call every monday to remind the conduct of meet on the subsequent Tuesday. Even our lecture giving executive does not know me since he had no conversation with me from the beginning. Atleast a ‘ HI ‘ also he did not bother to write to me. Anyhow for God’s sake I am continuing in the group. I am not complaining but express my disappointment about the treatment of the group Executive.
    Good Luck on your new assignment

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    • Dear Fredrick, thank you for your honest sharing and concern. I will pray for your group to feel more welcoming and encouraging. Hollie’s blog post reminded me that I, too, have an opportunity to welcome and love those who may feel isolated in my class. I will continue to pray that your group, your leader and your Teaching Leader will all unite under the power of God’s wonderful Word.

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  510. Sister Hollie Roberts glad to know u n yes strongly agree that BSF is
    great platform to grow closer to our God The Almighty indeed.
    An abundant blessings to all

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  511. Welcome Hollie into your new step forward.
    May God continue to use you and promote into His plans in your life.
    God bless you , your family & the BSF family. Iin Jesus’s name, Anen

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  512. Congratulations on your new role as Executive Director. I pray for God’s wisdom upon your life as you lead an organisation that impacts so many lives.

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  513. I thank God for your leadership, and look forward to your prayers and words of encouragement. May God bless you.

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  514. I am encouraged by the fact that anybody and everybody before God counts! What a revelation! My prayer is that this revelation becomes true in the lives of all, beginning with those who confess Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior!

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  515. A very fruitful and helpful description of our importance to God through the genealogy of our Lord Jesus Christ. I sincerely welcome Roberts. I lift her and her family in prayers for the task the Lord has assigned them.

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  516. We thank God for you and wish you the best as you continue to serve God in His vineyard

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  517. I am encouraged by the assertion that before God anyone and everyone counts – and is part of a big story! What an amazing revelation! My payer is that this revelation becomes true in the lives of all, beginning with those who confess Jesus Christ, as Lord and Savior!

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  518. Congratulations Hollie on your
    new appointment with BSF.
    This will be my first bible study with
    BSF so I thank you for sharing so much of your life in the video you are a inspiration.I look forward to the study.
    For when two or more gather in my name I am there Matthew 18:20
    blessings,Kat

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  519. Hollie Roberts,
    Greetings! Thank you for sharing your heart to me and other members. I apprecite you and your family. I pray for you, your entire family, and Headquarters as you lead Binle Study Fellowship successfully and that God will bless you kindly. For that we will give Him all the Glory! Amen.

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  520. Hi Hollie
    Thank you so very much for your talk you sent me and others. When I read huger and thurst a bell range. That’s what iv been craving seems like forever. I’m humbly great full to God our loving father. Wait on the Lord for answer’s. In his time not mine. Great is love for us. I pray for you and me and all God’s people. Knowing God knows the way. He is the truth and the life. That we all share. In his love. Amen

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  521. I’m glad to have to as our new executive director. I aspire to learn from your leadership and speak a blessing upon your life.

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  522. Congratulations and thank you for accepting the responsibility of winning more souls for Our Lord Jesus Christ.

    May He grant you all manner of ways around and through obstacles.
    May He grant you eternal grace and strength for the work ahead.
    And may He give you all the right people to obey, pray and encourage you on this wonderful new work.

    God Bless you Executive Director Hollie Roberts 🙂

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  523. I have been very discouraged by my church and especially the pastor. I choose to leave and haven’t found a place to worship. I haven’t been studying faithfully but am ready to start again. This blog came at the right time. I was in leadership when my children were young and have been wanting to come back to a Bible study.
    Please pray that my adult son and I find a home church. I am discouraged. We are not part of a political movement so many churches, having made politics a big part of it’s agenda don’t feel safe to us. I have pulled away from many of my friends so I feel quite alone.
    I would like to start the Matthew study.. I don’t understand your current format.

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    • Dear Trish, you are not alone! The current political climate is difficult to navigate, even among believers. We hope this year’s study will draw you closer to Jesus as you study His Word.
      To find a group you can go to: https://www.bsfinternational.org/find-a-group
      Select either “online” or “in-person,” depending on your current needs. Praying for guidance, wisdom and a new church home!

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  524. Congratulations! I know you are will be a great leader! I look forward to seeing you and everyone this year! God Bless!

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  525. Praise to the Lord ! Warm welcome to Hollie & thank you for your reminder about how hunger we are seeking to get closer to God.

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  526. Thank you for your personal touch of sharing about the joy each person is to GOD. To also remind us how important our class members are to us & also the children & their Mom’s. Thinking back on my first visit to BSF I appreciate the kind & joyful atmosphere with also the joy of singing together.
    GOD bless you as you serve in your new role. Thank you for reminding us all that the joy of the LORD is our strength as we pray & study GOD’s Word together.

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  527. Welcome Hollie and thank you for taking on this new role. May God bless you for making yourself available in His service.
    Thank you for the reminder that Abraham didn’t become Abraham in one day! He was moulded over the years by a loving and patient Father in heaven. I pray that each day God will mould me closer to His purposes!

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  528. Thanks Hollie for your short testimony.
    My take away was “how to make BSF more accessible to people” !
    Yes, people are running away and also running towards….
    The current Covid restrictions and the IT experience has shown that BSF can be a prime and leading force in making God’s Word REACH out to the “outermost parts”
    Blessings!

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  529. Thank you Hollie for giving your time and talents to lead BSF. This is my first year at BSF and I am looking forward to forging relationships with other women and growing deeper in my relationship to the Lord. May God bless the work of your hands and may He use you in a mighty way this year.

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  530. Welcome Hollis
    Thank you for your introduction. You communicate with clarity and feel so approachable. Blessings on you and your family as you serve Good through BSF.

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  531. Hollie thank you for what you are doing for all of us welcome with open arms of love ❤️.

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  532. A life marked for such a time as this. Welcome. We are blessed to have you.

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  533. I fell in love with God and Jesus in my study of Genesis! I came to know Him as my Heavenly Father and I was humbled!!! He truly loves me and His will and timing is perfect. I came to understand that He is building my character so that I can better understand what His will is for me. Praise Him🎶
    HE>i

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  534. Welcome Holly! I love the BSF studies. They have helped me in my faith journey. I agree these are times when people are looking to find something & realize they are missing something. I pray BSF will help them know their Creator and start their path meeting Jesus & growing in faith!

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  535. Thank you for the reminder that God knows and cares about us as His children. I am excited to be studying Matthew this year, and I’m praying for you and the BSF HQ team!

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    • Welcome Hollie, and thank you for that nice introduction to Matthew. I am looking forward to delving into it and applying it to my own life. A friend invited me to BSF five years ago and it has opened up a whole new world to me. I love BSF. It is the pure word of God and so refreshing.

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    • May our lord guide you and steer you with his spririt.Congratulations❤👏👏

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  536. Blessings on your new venture as Executive director.
    I too have been in BSF since Moses was a boy. I was asked multiple times by my Christian mentor and just said yes to shut her up. Little did I know as I went kicking and screaming that the impact it would have on me, yet she and God knew.its been over 25years and still at it. Never missed a year even with Covid-19 and zooming. The Lord has his grip on me and all who are His and come to Him.
    May this year 2021-22 be a year of abundance for BSF and all associated with it.

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    • Carla, this is so encouraging! Thank you for sharing! Praying for all of those ‘kicking and screaming’ this year 😁

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      • Welcome Hollie! Thank you for your service to the kingdom of God. I look forward to this year studying Matthew with the BSF family.

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    • I too, came kicking and screaming and this wonderful woman, who was the teaching leader of our BSF, did not give up. I had no idea what BSF was and in her conversations with me referred to it as a Bible Study with woman. Was I surprised on my first night to see it was not a group of 10 to 12 women but an auditorium full of women. My story, as many are, is too long for comments, but even though overwhelmed and a bit frightened, and tearful I came back. I was hungry for what I was missing even though my relationship with Jesus did not happen overnight, that feeling of being part of the truths that Hollie spoke was such a revelation. I have been a member for 30 years. Still growing, still learning and looking forward to another year, even on Zoom.

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    • Blessings as you serve in your new position Hollie! Nice message on the beginning of Matthew. Look forward to continuing BSF; with Matthew, hope to be placed in a group soon, God’s timing is perfect.

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    • So grateful for God’s calling in your life Hollie! And for your obedience to His call. Thank you ❤️ Joining you in prayer that God would bless you and BSF through the study of Matthew.
      We

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  537. Welcome Holie to your new appointment and to God be the glory for such a time as this in your life. Phil.1:6″…. for He who began a work in you will bring it to completion!”

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    • Welcome Holie May God’s grace take you to the next level of your life as you lead the group.

      Hi Mutasa

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  538. Praise the Lord, for gifting you to us, Hollie.

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  539. Thankful to the Lord for your leadership. Praying for His wisdom and strength to guide you as you lead us.

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    • “FOR YOU I HAVE PRAYED”
      Hollie, you are a gift from God. BSF has changed my life and through your leadership and Gods directing, His people will grow deeper and stronger and and the gospel will advance. To God be the glory, great things He has done.

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  540. Thank you Hollie for responding to the call of our Lord. Leading such a great ministry is not easy…but don’t worry, you have numerous prayer buddies behind you!

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  541. We so appreciate your heart of obedience in taking on this role in BSF. Each of us will be richly blessed through your ministry, and I pray a special prayer of affirmation over you right now. God bless! 🙏🙏🙏

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  542. Hollie,
    I’m thankful God entrusted you to lead BSF and us through this next season and pray that He might reveal “that something” toward which we and others are running.
    Many blessings to you.

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  543. I’m new to BSF. I’m joining on 14th of next month at 5pm class, and I’m looking forward for this session.

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    • So awesome you are coming on board. I joined 7 years ago and from the first day, I was hooked! You will love it!

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    • Greetings to you Hollie and as we welcome you to this big family of sisters in Christ, we thank God for your leadership and wish you all the best in your new role. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

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  544. Thanks for your service, God blesses you and your beloved ones.

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  545. Welcome and Congratulations! May God greatly equip and use you in a mighty way as you serve as BSF’s Director.

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  546. Congratulations Hollie on your new role and thank you for answering the call to serve.
    May the spirit of Jesus continue to be with you amen 🙏🏾

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  547. Welcome Hollie,
    We are so glad you accepted this path to share God’s word with the world. We are praying that this will be a rewarding experience for you. May God bless you and enrich your life as you share and enrich BSF members.

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  548. Welcome Hollie, thankful to be serving with you this year.

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    • Welcome to your new post. May God Almighty give you the strength as the head in Jesus name. Your anointing will never dry. God bless you.

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  549. We are glad you accepted to serve the master.
    May the holy one be your guide always.

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  550. We will likely never meet until heaven, but I can connect with a holy personal God and thank Him now for reserving you to impact my life and the lives of so many women that will reach into eternity. Thanks for being a vessel for Him.

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  551. Hi Hollie —- Congratulations on your selection to be the Executive Director of Bible Study Fellowship. I know it will be a huge undertaking for you, but have every confidence that you are exactly where God wants you to be and you will do a great job. The first year I attended BSF we were studying Matthew. I guess I’ve come full circle. Looking forward to learning more this time around. Thank you for all your dedication and love of BSF. We will be praying for you in your new position.

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  552. Thank you for sharing your life, surrendering it all to Jesus.

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  553. Thank you for your willingness to serve. May God bless you and your whole family in a mighty way!
    Steve

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  554. God bless you, strengthen you, and provide His wisdom to you, Hollie, as you begin this portion of your walk with Jesus!

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  555. Hollie, as you have answered God’s call to serve, May you be blessed, and discover new depths in this study of God’s Word through the book of Matthew. I love that you were once a CL! I am beginning my 14th year in that capacity. We commit to pray for you and your family, asking for His joy to fill you, and His protection to be over and around each one of you. We already love you, with the love ❤️ of Jesus, and look forward to what our Unexpected King will show us this year! Welcome!! 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼

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  556. God bless you Hollie as you answer God’s call to lead BSF! Listening to your video, left me with no doubts that God had been preparing you for this position to serve Him for many years. Congratulations and to God be the Glory! Love in Christ, Ginger Flanagin

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  557. Welcome, Hollie! It is a pleasure to meet another woman willing to replace the overworked “y” with the more aesthetically pleasing “ie”. Here’s to praying that we BSF’ers get to meet in person this year. Zoom is better than
    no contact at all, I guess, but it will never replace physical presence in terms of joy.

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  558. Godbless your journey. Thank you for serving.

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  559. I loved your comparisons of the genealogy of Jesus to ours and to our BSF groups.
    To God Be The Glory
    May you be encouraged each week by the power of the Holy Spirit in you as you obey Him

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  560. Psalm 9:1 NIV
    [1] I will give thanks to you, Lord, with all my heart(for Hollie); I will tell of all your wonderful deeds.
    Congratulations with love, blessings, peace and purpose. Praying Psalm 91 for your leadership, protection, and family.
    In Jesus’s precious Name.
    Rita Lakes

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  561. Welcome to your new position at BSF. I have been going to BSF most of my adult life and it has been life changing. Praying for you in your new ministry.

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  562. Thank you Hollie for sharing your BSF story. It’s an exciting story that’s still unfolding. I pray that the years ahead will be better than those you have already spent to the glory of God and the good of others. Welcome to your new role. God’s guidance.

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  563. Thankyou for sharing such encouraging words. I am very excited about this study!!!!!!!!!

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  564. Thank you for being our next leader in BSF. Amazing the family supports you. I’ve studied many of BSF’s modules.

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  565. Welcome Hollie! Good bless you and yours on your new journey!

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  566. I don’t know why I receive these emails. I am a nan in BSF and these emails seem to only address women. Is there a different eblog that I should be connected to?

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    • Dear Christopher, thank you for your comment! We do try to speak to both men and women through our communications, but appreciate prayer in how we communicate in future. We have several male writers who will be sharing throughout the semester and hope you can relate to those more directly.

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  567. Hollie,
    I enjoyed “meeting” you. You seem like a warm, caring authentic person who has a deep love and understanding of Our Lord. I hope during this study of Matthew that facts which are known to me will become truths and ultimately help to shape who I am. Thank you for accepting this very important role as Executive Director and I pray God will be with you at every step giving you guidance, strength, encouragement and joy.

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  568. I am looking forward to join this coming Buble studies.

    God is with you and bless you Hollie.

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  569. Thank you for accepting this important role Holly. I pray that as you take on this responsibility to lead us, he would bless and mature you even more. I pray that you would be guided by the Holy Spirit. I’m looking forward to our Matthew study!

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  570. Hollie,
    I was eager to hear from you and welcome you as the new Executive leader.
    However, as I listened, a few statements heard was troubling to me. Words such as “canceled culture” are divisive words and I get enough of those divisive words in the media and around. I would rather not have to wonder if this is the larger culture creeping into BSF.
    Please don’t assume we are all on the same page with these words.

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    • Dear Venoreen,
      Thank you for writing this comment! Your insight is being shared with our HQ team so we can communicate more effectively with all of our members. We are so grateful for the ultimate authority, God’s Word, which is always trustworthy and true. Thank you again!

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  571. Thank you for serving and helping preserve a godly entity where all women can share what the HS teaches us and to grow together in the unity of our Savior.

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  572. Welcome Sister Hollie. I look forward to returning back to BSF. It has blessed me and grown my walk with God. I encourage and tell everyone who will listen to me. Praise God! Blessings and love to all my sisters in Christ. Dr. Jessie

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  573. Your words have pierced my heart to fervently seek His word in Matthew with the goal of leading my group of men to glorify God and grow in Him.

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  574. Hollie. Thank you for your encouraging words. I especially liked when you shared your journey with facts becoming truth and then to be able to experience the feelings of those great men and women of God May God continue to bless you in this phenomenal role He has given you
    Praying for you

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  575. I’m excited about BSF and more excited about Mathew. I know everyone will be blessed.
    Congratulations Hollie and God BLESS you.
    Annette Dicks

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  576. Hollie, thank you for being obedient to God calling you into this Director leadership position. What a testimony your life will be to so many. I was invited by a dear friend to join BSF last year to study Genesis. What an incredible experience it was for me to learn about BSF and how to study God’s word with a group of such loving women. I am so looking forward to starting back and studying Matthew, and to the day I can say I have been studying with BSF for decades like yourself. Lifting you up in prayer!

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  577. Thank you for this very encouraging sharing. God bless you

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  578. I appreciate so much your sharing the journey you have been on with BSF and feel your love for our Lord. I am really looking forward to this study of Matthew and getting to know those in the fellowship. I know God will continue to use you and bless you in this new assignment. Will be praying for you as well as this ministry which I am now a part of.

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  579. Congratulations.Hollie.God has a good plans for you on calling you from Group Leader to serve Him as a Director of BSF.May the Lord grant you wisdom and strength as you take the role of Director of BSF. I have been in BSF study for many years and I look forward to the Study of the book of Matthew. I will pray for you God to guide you and to succeed in this position for His Glory.God bless you abundantly.🙏🏽

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  580. Welcome Hollie. Am looking forward to the study of the book of Mathew. My prayer is that God guides you in this task that you have committed to do in service to God. Blessings.

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  581. So nice to see you and hear your voice. Now we can put a face and voice to the name Hollie Roberts.
    We have 3 classes in Redding Ca. Men’s eve, a women’s eve and a day women’s class.
    BSF is a wonderful tool , so thank you for carrying on the leadership. Hollie, as Nehemiah prayed
    when he was facing a Great task , so I ask the Lord on your behalf : that His ear be attentive to your prayers and to all who delight in His Name (your staff), and that He will give you success .

    Thoughts from Nehemiah 1:11 We know his story and how God answered his prayers, gave him wisdom and success.

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  582. Hollie, I am so excited to see what God is going to do through you. Thank you so much for answering His call to lead BSF. When I heard the announcement introducing you as the new Executive Director and when I saw your picture, I said, “I think we were roommates
    when I first went to BSF to train as a TL”! I think it was your first year
    as a TL too. I remember how big
    your heart was even then when my
    luggage was missing. You offered
    to share your clothes with me! I
    am honored to have this
    opportunity to pray for you and
    with you as you serve Him in your new role.

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  583. Thank you for sharing your story it challenged me to invite people to attend.

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  584. I appreciate the encouragement, and look forward to Hollie’s leadership.

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  585. Hi Hollie,

    Your story ring a bell on my BSF experience this year. I was experiencing a zoom fatigue when a friend invited me to join her BSF group. She was gracious enough to accommodate me even when I mentioned that I have another virtual meeting at same time and cannot commit on a regular basis. I ended up attending regularly, taking time to read the lessons, so I can participate on the discussions. Have attended other bible studies, but the BSF is so far the best BS for me in understanding and developing a deeper understanding and love on the word of God. Thank you BSF and my group leader.

    Blessings on your future endeavors, Hollie.

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  586. Congratulations Hollie. You will do a great job leading BSF. I’m so blessed that I got to know you through Sentinel Bookstore, CA and Mountain Top all those years ago. I can’t participate in BSF this year. But, I’m looking forward to coming back soon.

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  587. Thank you Hollie for answering His call. Thank you for reminding use that God sees us and that He has a plan for each lady placed in our group. My prayer is He will give me His eyes to see my women and His words to encourage them. I love what you said about your leader not wanting to win you over to BSF, but to help you capture a deep love for His Word. Welcome as our leader and thank you for reminding us of Azor.

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  588. it is a privilege to serve the BSF among people and the greatest story ever told about our LROD Jesus and it is responsibility as well but I pray and ask the Lord to give you wisdom and knowledge and vision to lead the hungry people in spirit to the purpose of God will in our lives.

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  589. Thank you Hollie. I have written some thoughts down to be praying as I begin the year. I so appreciate the call to be inviting others to “come and see”. May we be a people who invite as room has been made for us at our Savior’s table.

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  590. Good evening Hollie and congratulations on your position as the new Executive Director for Bible study Fellowship.
    Your testimony/journey was amazing.
    May God continue to bless you and keep you.

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  591. Enjoyed reading this article. It was a blessing

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  592. Welcome Halle we will be blessed with you leading us through Mathew and any other scripture. I look forward to meeting you. Wendy Lee

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  593. What a blessing to be used of God in this role.

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  594. Hollie, congratulations on being hand picked by God, I’m sure you will give it your all, hoping to meet you Lord willing , I will be praying for you as we know satan comes hard at us when the truth is being told. You got this ❤️

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  595. Thank you for sharing your story. When will the new season start and will it be in person or zoom?

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  596. Thank you, Hollie, for leading us this year.

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  597. Thank you Holly for answering God’s Call❤️ May God bless you abundantly beyond all expectations and in all ways❤️

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  598. Are we able to share this with our group members or do all BSF members receive your blog?

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    • Dear Carol, please share! If your group members have not received the email, they can subscribe on the bsfblog.org homepage.

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  599. Welcome Hollie, Listening to your blog brought a big smile to my face because oddly enough when you started talking about ‘facts’ God woke me yesterday morning with three words ‘fact or fiction’. I jumped out of bed at 5 o’clock in the morning to start poetry (I love to compose)…Thanks for that confirmation.
    BSF is a wonderful organization and outreach for anybody who wants to have a closer and more meaningful relationship with Jesus our Savior. I’ve been with BSF for 4 years and I’m ready for the study of Matthew because I know I’ve missed a lot God wants me to know.
    Thank you for being the seasoned christian leader you are. God bless you.

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  600. Welcome Hollie, I’m looking forward to your leadership of BSF. May God continue to bless, guide and keep you in His care. Sincerely Caroline

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  601. Hollie: Thank you for accepting the call to serve as Executive Director of BSF. May God’s blessings be with you always.

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  602. Thank you so much, Hollie, for taking on this new leadership role! Thank you for sharing your beautiful testimony and how God brought you to this place. God’s blessings on you as you serve in this loving way. I can’t imagine not being in a BSF study. I think my first year was in 2004. Like you I came in with what I thought was quite a bit of Bible knowledge but oh how much transformation has come and what treasured people I have come to know and love. Thanks again for serving! I know you know what a privilege it is and I’ll be praying for you!
    By His Grace,
    Linda

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  603. Dear Hollie I thank God for you and your answer to his call upon your life. Two verses I have found very comforting as I have stepped out in service are.
    Zechariah 4:6 “ not by power or might but by my Spirit.”
    1 Corinthians 3:7 Some plant some water but only God makes it grow.”
    May they give you peace as you trust in Him as you serve in BSF by His grace for His glory.
    Love Kathy

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  604. Welcome to your new role in BSF, Hollie! I, too, am positioned in a new role as this is my first year as a GL. I’ll pray for you, and you pray for me, to be the leaders God wants us to be. God bless you!

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  605. Welcome aboard Hollie. It is great to have you as the BSF Executive Director! I look forward to meeting you!

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  606. Hi Hollie! Looking forward to having bible study with you as our leader!

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  607. Congratulations Hollie! Thank you for sharing your story with us. May God bless you each and every day as you follow this path He has prepared you for.

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  608. as I listened to her story of inspiration and seeing a wonderful perspective into her own life during her earlier years about marriage and children seeing such a parallel that she in a way in our time she felt such compassion, understanding, awesome.

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  609. Congratulations! May God powerfully equip you to serve as our new BSF Executive Director. Thank you for your faithfulness and obedience to submit to this new call. May you know His grace and goodness in new ways. May you be richly blessed as you invest in the lives of women, men, and children worldwide. It will be exciting and fulfilling to see what God has in store for BSF. I will be praying for you.

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  610. May God guide and bless you as you serve Him in BSF!

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  611. Beautiful thoughts – thank you. Can’t wait to see all the stories unfolding in our class.

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  612. I just read your blog with much encouragement. I was humbled by your story of curiosity, your pausing to question your truth, reflecting and coming alng side those you trusted in the word. Then decided to commit to serve as BSF’s executive director. Your story validates for my god’s promise to just let the word of God through scripture, study, sharing and fellowship to better learn how to plant seeds of Christ in others.

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  613. Welcome to the new position. Good to hear your story. Pray that God’s plans for you and BSF emerge in his timing

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  614. Hollie, thank you for your past BSF service and now as our new ED!
    Praying for you and your family.
    God and HIs Word change lives!

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  615. Can you send me the link for the men’s BSF group. Thanks

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  616. Welcome as Executive Director, Hollie! How thankful I am that God has chosen you to this calling. Isn’t it amazing how He has been preparing you from before you were born for “Such a time as this.” I am looking forward to this year’s study in Matthew. We will not only intimately connect with those in our groups; but also with the Creator of the universe and our Savior, Immanuel, Jesus!
    Blessings of God’s grace, wisdom, and abundant joy as you step into this new role for His glory.

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  617. Hollie
    This message has blessed me. BSF is family to me
    and I’m looking forward to the study of Matthew and meeting more members of our family. Your encouragement and inspirational message makes me confident that God answered our prayers for His choice for our leader. Blessings on your new role in this family!

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  618. Just as all leaders learn that when God calls us He equips us, He will give you all you need to guide this ministry. Be assured of my prayers for wisdom and that BSF continues to flourish under your leadership. We’re delighted to serve with you.

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  619. Welcome
    Your blog touched me deeply;
    Your thoughts on the genealogy in Matthew 1 has forever changed my perspective.
    Although I am somewhat still on the fence, I look forward to BSF this fall.
    Thank you
    Connie

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  620. welcome Hollie, we pray for excellent leadership from you and we know that you will lead us with the love of Jesus.

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  621. Your words are very inspiring and I want to congratulate you on your new position in BSF.
    I am looking forward to this year’s study of Mathew. BSF has changed since I started. It keeps growing and making it easier for us to learn and love the Bible.
    Best wishes to you.

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  622. BSF is in good hands….as the word of God is and has always been the focus of this ministry.
    It is such an inspiration to be with women of all ages who begin to study God’s word for the first time rather than depending on their Sunday School or pastor. May God bless this year’s study of Matthew and motivate each of us to share with friends who need Jesus.

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  623. “Yes” to everything you said…I am looking forward to the new study and thank you all for your work and leadership.
    Glory to our loving God and His blessings to all throughout the upcoming year!

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  624. I pray God keeps you safe and healthy as you undertake this commitment to serve. The Enemy will be raining his flaming darts at you with careful aim. Guard your heart and put on the full armor of the Lord every day. Thank you so much for your sacrifice.

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  625. Thank you for your inspiring, encouraging words at Summit. God bless and keep you as you take on this new role.

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  626. Hi Holly thank you for accepting God’s call. I can’t wait to study Matthew with you and the Alton ladies. God keep blessing you and your family 💖

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  627. I have got the summer program that cover the grandfathers of Jesus I really enjoyed so much I read more then it said to read thank you for sending the pap work out to us

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  628. Praise the Lord for shaping your spirituality, strength and leadership and getting you ready for this new role. His grace is sufficient for you to succeed!

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  629. God bless you Hollie as Jesus inspire and empower you as our Director of BSF

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  630. Thank you so much, Hollie, for your willingness to serve as our Executive Director in BSF. I’m sure none of us who have not been in your position will know all that it entails, but we can imagine. I know that God’s blessings will cover you as you work, and we will pray for you as you go forward.

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  631. Thank you for stepping out in faith to lead us. May God bless you as you take up this mantle as you continue your life journey. May He guard you, guide you, protect you, enlighten you and comfort you on your way down Christ’s path. Shalom!

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  632. Excellent

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  633. Very clear and powerful. TRUTH was what I was seeking in my life at age 28 whenI came to know and accept Jesus Christ as my Lord. I can relate to Bible facts turning into truths that guide our lives and deepen our walk with Jesus.

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  634. Thank you Hollie for accepting the position to lead BSF into the future as your background has readily prepared you for this assignment. It is always a challenge to step into a role but your background has you completely prepared for this position. Thank you again for accepting the call.

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  635. Congratulations for taking up this role. May the Lord continuously guide you as you shepherd us along.

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  636. Welcome Hollie,
    Thank you for your heart of leadership & service to BSF. I am grateful and look forward to your leadership as we study the Book of Matthew 2021-22.
    Sincerely with love,
    Rebecca, (Becky Dyer)
    “May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word.”
    ‭‭2 Thessalonians‬ ‭2:16-17‬ ‭NIV‬‬

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  637. Thank you to our all-powerful, loving Saviour who has your very best in mind – Mrs Hollie Roberts – always.

    It’s my heart’s prayer that everyone who is BSF member will allow God to demonstrate His infinite love and care in a fresh steadfast way. He always has a purpose and a plan for our life. His personal promise to us is in Jeremiah 29:11 “I know the plans that I have for you,” declares the Lord.

    It is His plan to give us hope and a bright future, and it is His goal to lead us through all times so that we will fulfill His purpose in this life.

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  638. GOD be with you Hollie

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  639. Will a leader be contacting me regarding when BSF will start this year, time, location, etc.? Thank you.

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    • Dear Georgia, yes! But if you have additional questions or need more information, visit https://www.bsfinternational.org/find-a-group to search a class near you. You can also contact your class administrator through that link

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  640. Hi Hollie, it’s a great privilege for me to be part of BSF. I am forever indebted to a former office mate who brought me here.
    May you be ever fruitful in serving our Lord Jesus, like a tree flourishing by the the streams.
    God bless you and BSF in Jesus’ name.

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  641. Hey there friend and sister in Christ,

    You have been in my prayers all summer. So thankful for your leadership, and continuing to pray that every day you feel the power of the Holy Spirit for the wisdom, strength, love, patience, joy and peace.

    Much love,

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  642. Welcome to your new position… I can see that you are well qualified and experienced in many aspects of BSF. Thank you for accepting this position to lead us further towards Jesus

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  643. Thank you Hollow for your email.May the Lord bless you abundantly as you bless so many people with God’s call for you.Blessings your sister in Christ Jesus

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  644. Congratulations Hollie!

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  645. Welcome Holly and I know you will do a terrific job.

    I might add, I cannot find anywhere, even on web site when it starts this year.

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    • Dear Helen, please visit https://www.bsfinternational.org/find-a-group to find more information about groups in your area. You can also contact your class administrator directly with questions, that information can be found through that link.

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  646. May God continue to show you the path as you lead us in this unusual time.

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  647. congratulations! Thank you for being our leader!

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  648. Hollie, I was so touched and inspired by your story of first coming to BSF in the Summit video, and also inspired by the vision for BSF to be the most accessible in-depth Bible study in the world. I am honored to serve in this ministry!

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  649. Welcome Hollie. May GOD continue to richly bless and guide you as you move forward in your Leadership of His people. I am looking forward to what GOD will show us in the Matthew study.

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  650. I miss our personal meetings. I hope we can meet again soon.

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  651. I enjoyed hearing your story and enthusiasm for the gospel message that we all encounter in our years and different groups of women we meet that gives us rich memories of others as we are growing in His word from year to year and experience to experience with others who are sharing
    and learning together!!
    Donna

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  652. God bless u, sister Holly, in ur new role as executive director and give u an anointing to do this important job. Giving u revelation into Christ Himself and the kingdom that will prevail against all others.

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  653. Welcome Hollie! Loved both your introduction and the introduction to our study of Matthew. Both show the culmination of BSF’s shift from process to people that was started a few years ago. Thank you for letting us get to know you and encouraging us to let the Spirit guide us in getting to know our people.

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  654. Praying God’s favor on you as you seek to glorify Him and assist each of us in doing the same through BSF.

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  655. Thank you Hollie. I’m so glad you gave BSF six weeks. I had a similar beginning in Melbourne FL. Just not sure this was for me. Yet wonderful group leaders slowly pulled me into loving the study of God’s Word. Loved your blog about genealogy. I hadn’t thought about that.

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  656. Beginning my 31st year in BSF.
    Each year I learn something new from God’s word and this amazing teaching format. Welcome Holly, I will continue to pray for you and Headquarters as you lead so many classes world wide.

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  657. Welcome and praising God for you.
    Thank you for serving so many women.
    I have attended BSF for 14 years and have learn so very much.
    God’s blessing,

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  658. What an inspiring testimony. I started in BSF in 1977 in a TN class. I have been in more years than I have been out and it has been an integral part of my life. In the late 70’s or early 80’s I was privileged to hear Miss Johnson in person in Little Rock, AR. In 1999 I was thrilled to get to volunteer for a week at Headquarters in San Antonio. What a blessing BSF has bee to my life. I’m almost 80 years old and am already registered in a Women’s Day Class. God bless you, dear, as you direct BSF as long as God allows.

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  659. Hollie

    I appreciate your love and commitment to Jesus and to shine his love among all those around us. I pray for this year to be especially sweet to all believers that we might take refuge in Him alone in such a chaotic world. Bless you as you lead, guide and direct many to find a deeper walk with Jesus as we open His word this year.

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  660. Welcome, Hollie! I believe God will give us a grand study in Matthew. Best to you.

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  661. Welcome Hollie.. Looking forward to working with you as you walk us through the book of Matthew..

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  662. Welcome

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  663. Hollie,
    Bless you for following the lead of our Holy Spirit. You are putting God first and your humility shows up in your message to us. Thanks for being so honest as you started out with BSF. We all have our doubts and your message helps us ask for God’s guidance. Praying we will all grow in our faith through this study of Matthew.

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  664. So excited that God has called you to be the Executive Director for BSF, and that you in obedience have stepped out on faith to answer the call. BSF is a wonderful platform to study scripture. I am excited about future possibilities to bring the world God’s word through not only meeting in host churches but using technology. We live in interesting times and we await with anticipation to see God’s plan for BSF through your leadership unfold. I will pray for you along with other BSF members. To God be the glory!

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  665. Hello Hollie and congratulations to you. BSF has been such a wonderful experience, and anyone I have ever asked about BSF has only great things to say. Super excited to study Matthew, and your words are inspiring. Good luck.

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  666. Thank you, Hollie, for answering God’s call to BSF Leadership-all the way from West Texas to San Antonio. 43 years ago, I started in Northwest San Antonio class —-all because of the excellent children’s program under Janice Pinckney. My daughter was 2 & my friends who were CLs told me this was the perfect program for her. It was!, and for me as well: LIFE & LETTERS OF PAUL. I was convicted to give my life to Jesus when studying ROMANS 8. Both my daughters, 7 grandchildren and my husband all learned from BSF. My older daughter, husband & I served in children’s departments & as GLs. I am still serving here in Castle Rock, Colorado as ACS. BSF has impacted our family greatly. I pray for you & HEADQUARTERS staff as God teaches us this year❤️

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  667. Great to meet great leaders, there faithfulness to God last forever. Thanks for the opportunity to meet this woman of God. Praying God will walk with her always.

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  668. Thanks for your video. Am praying for you and BSF.

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  669. Thank you for sharing your heart and faithfully following God’s leading! This will be my 5th year in BSF and I am so thankful for the in-depth Bible studies and spiritual growth by being in fellowship with fellow believers. I love to hear the stories of how God continues to transform lives. We will be praying! 🙏

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  670. May God fortify you in every way as you joyfully serve Him in this new calling. To His glory!

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  671. Greetings Hollie!

    I am excited about joining BSF and looking forward ward to our journey together beginning this September 2021.

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  672. Welcome to the Bsf family 😄
    Thank you for sharing your story! I’m so excited to get studying ❤

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  673. What a blessing this encouraging blog is!

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  674. Thank you Hollie, your quote : Every name on this list is a person who matters to God. Psalm 139 tells us God created their inmost being. He knit them together in their mothers’ wombs. He knew their fears, their worries, their sins, and their hopes. He walked beside them as they led thousands and comforted them in great loss.
    At this time, of my family // love ones having infected with covid. I am reminded again and again, that God is with us because we are important to Him. No matter what is going to happen, He is always present and faithful.

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  675. God bless you, Hollie, as you enter this new adventure serving the Lord Jesus. Can’t wait to see what God has planned for all of us! I will be praying for you. Love in Christ, Bev

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  676. Welcome and God bless! Looking forward to meeting you at some point in time.
    Jean Allen

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  677. Thank you for your aspiring words of encouragement. Blessings on your new role at BSF.

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  678. Congratulations and welcome Hollie.❤

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  679. It is so encouraging to see how GOD uses those who answer HIS calling. Matthew 28:19-20 is HIS Great Commission to us. GOD has given you a wonderful opportunity to be HIS disciple disciplining others and growing HIS kingdom.

    I look forward to our study in Matthew this year and see GOD at work in our lives.

    GOD Bless

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  680. May God bless you as our new BSF Executive Director, giving you wisdom and discernment in whatever you do, for the glory and honor of our only and mighty God! In the love of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior!

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  681. Jesus is Lord. It shall be well. Welcome on board may Jehovah be your portion and Good Shepherd as you Shepherd His flock. I pray The Lord Jesus Christ engulf you with the Ray’s of His love. May The Lord’s goodness and mercy be upon us all as we dig deep into His word. May the Lord give us revelation daily.

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  682. Thanks for your inspiring story Hollie. It is a privilege to grow in the knowledge of God, and in relationship with Him through the in-depth study of the Bible in BSF.

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  683. Beautiful weaving together of Summit teachings with pur responsibilities as group leaders. Thank you for the encouragement to serve with Huston all of God’s children iny path.

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  684. wow, a zillion welcomes! I was in the Pilot study as a GL when Class 1009 started up in 1998 serving 7 years, then 5 as CA, then 4 as CL and 5 more as CS. My wife began in 1986 as a member and then a GL for many years. My daughter started in Level One and is now at College in Grand Rapids studying early childhood development and missions. She would like to teach in Africa. God just gave her a roommate from Ethiopia! This year I am moving back to be a GL (full circle). Praying the Lord be with you this year as we transition from the year(s) of covid to a time of new beginnings. I look forward to seeing how God uses you to fulfill Matthew 28!

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  685. Looking forward to a good year of study. Thank u for your leadership

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  686. Thanking God Hollie that you have taken up the torch to be the director for this great ministry.
    I will be praying for your wisdom, courage and strength as you trust God to lead us all forward to magnify Him and mature His people

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  687. Thank you for taking on this valuable, challenging commitment. Along with others here in Oklahoma I will lift to up to the Father.

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  688. Welcome Hollie into your new roll I BSF. GOD BLEDS YOU

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  689. Hollie, you are on my Friday prayer list and it will be a joy to pray for you as you lead BSF. May you rest in God’s sufficiency and empowering. Love you dearly! Annette

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  690. Congratulations Hollie Roberts on becoming Executive Director, BSF
    Your story like many are so wonderfully true. I came to BSF and we were
    in the Study of Genesis. and I thought to myself , what can you get from Genesis
    but beget beget But I soon learned that we very much learned so much more than beget beget
    It was needed For Matthew there history was there for Matthews and so many more Chapters in the
    BIBLE.

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  691. Very nice post. It is nice to get to know our leader a bit. God bless you Hollie in your leadership. This is very needed in this world. I am looking forward to the study.

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  692. Thank you for your willingness to serve Jesus in this capacity and your faithfulness to BSF. It has also changed my life and filled that “void”.

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  693. Inspiration Testimony.

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  694. Welcome Hollie! I look forward to what God has in store for us this year! He is unstoppable and unmatched by anyone else. I pray that God gives you words of wisdom and direction as you lead BSF this year!

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  695. Thank you for answering God’s call to minister to His people thru the BSF program. The Holy Spirit has chosen you and you have accepted the call. You are an example to us all as we too accept the Lord’s call us to minister to others. Congratulations and God’s blessings be with you in this ministry you are undertaking🙏🙏

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  696. Dear Hollie, I loved hearing your story, and pray God will richly bless your ministry as you serve in BSF! I look forward to this year’s study of Matthew, and what God will teach me through it.

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  697. Congratulations, Hollie. I returned to BSF in 2020 after many years away. It was a wonderful year (even though limited to Zoom!), and I look forward to the fall with great longing to experience God’s leadership through you. Thank you for answering His call.

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  698. I’ll be praying for you, Hollie & for BSF to reach more people for Christ this year & that many more will glorify God.

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  699. Welcome Hollie,
    The Lord has Blessed us with you to lead us on the path to Jesus and the promise of eternal life. I love BSF and have been a follower for over 15 years and plan on being in it for the rest of my life. I will keep you in my Prayers for guidance as director.

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  700. Hollie, I am committing to pray for your leadership this year. What a pivotal privilege to serve God at this particular time as the world seems so seriously unstable in every way. I have been in BSF for 30 plus years and have served in various ways. I am now a class member. I know God will use you, every BSF leader, and each class member as we make ourselves available to a hurting, searching world. May God get every bit of the glory this year. Thank you for your obedience to pick up the baton of BSF leadership this year. I am praying for you.

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  701. Welcome, Hollie! Thank you so very much for accepting God’s very special call to be BSF’s next Executive Director. I am confident that He will equip and enable you to be the inspired and inspiring leader that BSF needs for such a time as this. Great is His Faithfulness!

    Blessings, love, and prayers for you and your family, as you begin this awesome and challenging new journey.

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  702. HEY!!!!!

    GOD’S GOT THIS AND HAS SINCE BEFORE THE CREATION OF THE WORLD

    LOVE YA

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  703. Congratulations, Hollie, on becoming our new BSF Executive Director! May God favor you with wisdom and discernment as you lead. BSF is the most meaningful study I participate in, and I give thanks to all the leaders who give their time and talents as they take us through the yearly studies.

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  704. Welcome Hollie Roberts to BSF!! May God Use You In A Mighty Way!! 🙌💃🎉🎊❤

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  705. Welcome to BSF May God Bless you.

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  706. Hollie,

    Thank you for sharing your and your family’s journey in BSF with us. It is very inspiring to hear how God has anchored you and your family in His word and truths through BSF year after year! This is a beautiful story of
    God’s faithfulness and as such, brings great glory to Him!

    We in Amarillo are so excited about you being the new Executive Director! You were always such a blessing to each leader and classmember here!
    You are in our prayers and in our hearts.

    With thanksgiving
    Sally Lair

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  707. Praying for you Hollie as you take on this new role!! Thank you for accepting and being willing to follow God’s call in this next stage of your journey.

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  708. Congratulations Holly, praying that our Lord continue to clear straight paths for your feet.

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  709. Hollie thank you for stepping up and serving the Lord in this position. It is a difficult time for so many and your leadership is appreciated. I pray a Holy Spirit anointing over you as you lead and we honor and worship Him. I have never seen a time where there is so much coming at us from all direction and we need to not be moved by what we see. Lead on dear servant of the Lord……..

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  710. Hollie, thank you for serving in this role. God bless you!!!

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  711. Welcome to God’s call to perpetuate His good Word across the nations of the world. May God be glorified in every aspect of your servant leadership and wonderful surrender to His purpose. May the Armor of the Almighty protect you, His wisdom guide you, and His presence comfort you. Thank you for stepping forward and celebrating His perfect plan.

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  712. Congratulations & Thanks for accepting the call. We will a Great New Year with you.

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  713. Welcome Sweet Hollie❣️ You are an inspiration to me as I witness your confidence to step out in faith to lead your sisters in Christ at such a time as this. May I be counted worthy to be a part of this great fellowship of BSF with you for my 20th year and to come along side you in our mutual endeavor to magnify God.

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  714. Welcome to Holly! Looking forward to growing closer to the Lord through the study of Matthew. Thank you for being our leader and God bless you this year.

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  715. I thank God for His plans which are always full of purpose. He chose you as the current Executive Director to be part.of His story.
    May He lead you and guide you in all your efforts to serve and honour Him through BSF. I have only been in BSF for two years.

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  716. Thank you, Hollie. for accepting the Executive Director position in BSF. We are so grateful to you for taking on this challenging role. Your background shows that for many years God has been preparing you and your family for such a time as this.

    You, our Board of Directors and HQ staff will be in my prayers throughout this study. May God continue to pour out His Spirit on you as you lead us.

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  717. Welcome Holly and God bless you in this new phase of leadership
    Anita Malaysia

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  718. I am confident that God has called you to this position at this time. He never makes mistakes! I look forward to serving our Lord with you as my Executive Director! I am praying for you!

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  719. I am a Jew who came to know my King Jesus. I liked what Hollie said about the truth of scripture. I put on that truth as part of my armour of God. I cling to the words of Jesus and they are such a blessing in time of trials and of joy! Thanks Hollie for leading us in another year as we delve into God’s Word.

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  720. Hollie,
    Thank You for your sensitivity to the lonely, separated from others, and isolated individuals who will be joining us in Jesus presence to allow the Holy Spirit to make us more like Jesus daily. I have isolated myself lately, beginning with the Covid lockdown and have found it very comforting to be alone with Jesus. But this is not how Jesus shared Himself with others for their healing and forgiveness of sins. May I begin again to share what Jesus is doing in my life and know that it will make a difference in someone else’s life by the divine Holy Spirit.
    God bless you for sharing your heart for the benefit of Christ and others who have read this.
    Mel Mayberry

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  721. Welcome Hollie in the name of Jesus Christ. We pray that God will guide you all the way.

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  722. God Bless You. You have been chosen for such a time as this.

    Yours In Christ

    Carolyn Thompson

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  723. Dear Hollie, I so appreciated the testimony you shared. BSF has also changed my life in many ways so I can appreciate the changes you shared as well. May God richly bless you and family and BSF as you step into this new role!

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  724. Thank you Hollie for talking and doing God’s work to get me and may friends started in BSF. Glad to speak with you. Sending blessings and hope for a wonderful job that you are performing.

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  725. Congratulations, Holly on your calling to this important role as BSF Executive Director! I enjoyed reading your blog and hearing you talk! I especially enjoyed your reference to one of my favorite verses as you asked us to pray for you and BSF. (Psalm 90:17) May His favor rest on you and establish the work of your hands. May He grant you peace and joy as you serve Him.

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  726. Praise God for your leadership which is directed by the Holy Spirit in you. May HIS honor be displayed through the ability which God has granted to you for HIS work. Praise Honor and Glory be to Him in all your duties on behalf of BSF. Thank you

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  727. How blessed we are to have you as our new executive director! Thank you for answering God’s call on your life to serve in this manner! May He continue to go before you and equip you for every good work that lies ahead! Thank you for your inspiring summit vision talk to our leaders, we are pumped, excited, and staying curious about who God will place in our groups! Glory be to our great God!

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  728. Oh, Hollie! As I was reading the first chapter of Matthew this week, I kept thinking, “I don’t recall that person’s name mentioned.” It was as if God were speaking the exact words you did, “It is all in His plan, and each served a purpose. When I delved deeper into Jesus’ genealogy, I realized what a diverse group of people they were. Then I look at my genealogy, and I know God chose me to know Him and His Word, knowing it is BSF groups and leaders who are His disciples leading me. I can see the family members who spoke freely of their faith and love for Christ, planting that desire, the need for me to know more. Sadly, I also see those family members who shunned God throughout their lives. Yet, I know it is all God’s plan, and I praise Him for calling me.
    I am looking forward to this study of Matthew. When I first started BSF in February 2014, they were nearing the end of Matthew. I wanted to quit at five weeks, but God had other plans for me, and God’s plan never fails. How blessed I am!

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  729. Welcome aboard, Hollie.

    I’m new to BSF and am looking forward to growing closer to God and to the beautiful Christ-centered family around me.

    Thank you for leading.

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  730. I love walking with my christian sisters to spiritually mature in Jesus Christ. Let’s start walking Hollie because He’s waiting for us.

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  731. Thank you for your obedience in a strategic time. Thank you for your courage to follow our Lord and set an example for us. In our study of the Unexpected King may we find unexpected truths that purify our hearts and prepare us to serve Him better. Thank you for leadership, kindness and generosity.

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  732. Beautiful words, and I am most thankful for my friend Tricia who continued to encourage me to join BSF for many years!

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  733. Welcome Hollie,
    I don’t know you personally
    but someday our paths may
    meet. Sending you God’s blessings as you start this new adventure I’m sure God has Great plans for you.🙏🙏🙏🙏❤️❤️

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  734. Thank you, Hollie, for sharing your journey in BSF and your focus as ED. God has raised you to the position FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS.

    As we pray with and for you, we will stand amazed at what God will do as He transforms lives through BSF for His own glory.

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  735. God bless you in helping us grow closer to the Lord given us strength during this hard time

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  736. Congratulations Hollie on your calling from Christ to take on the role of Director of Bible Study Fellowship. I have taken part in learning the Word in BSF for many years of my life. It has blessed me and comforted me and protected me.

    I will pray God has great plans for your success as Director.

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    • Congratulations Hollie and welcome to your new position in BSF. This is such an exciting time to study God’s word. You have everything you need for the journey. Blessings to you and your family.

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    • Hollie, I know you will have a wonderful first year as director of BSF. My prayers are with you but sadly I will not. Circumstances dictate that I join a bible study closer to my home. BSF has been a blessing over the years and I am grateful for that. GOD bless and keep you safe in these troubled times.

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  737. I am new to BSF. I joined in June so there wasn’t much left on that session. I am looking forward to starting fresh and at the beginning of Matthew. Some of the questions last time were difficult but the zoom chats helped.

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    • Welcome Hollie, It will be exciting to see what the Lord reveals this year. I am praying for you and BSF leadership.

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    • Welcome On Board Hollie! For Sure You Are Well Able And Equipped By God To Steer BSF To Greater Heights All For His Glory. All The Best And I Am Raring To Go Come September 14 When BSF Resumes.

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    • Valerie, welcome to BSF. I am a teaching leader in Oregon! I remember when I was new…and I agree sometimes wrestling with the questions can be challenging. I’m so pleased you are returning to BSF for the Matthew study. God will meet you where you are at. I’m praying your discussion group and group leader help you grow in your knowledge and relationship with God. Have a good year. It’s going to be a great study!

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  738. Hollie, thank you for ‘hearing’ and ‘heeding’ the call of God on your life, to be open to be the Executive Director of BSF!!! I have been praying for you, and pray God’s Special Blessings on you and your family and a ‘fresh’ Anointing!!! In Jesus’Name!!

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    • Thank you for your insight and encouraging scenarios in preparing our hearts to study Matthew. Yes, I do skip the genealogy scriptures because I’ve already decided that I won’t remember them. Therefore, I’ll go back and read them as the need arises. Thanks again. I’ve decide to read every genealogy with a purpose of connecting each one to Jesus in a memorable way.
      God bless you and your administrative tenure wit BSF.

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    • Welcome to our BSF!!! May God provide you with the information wisdom knowledge patience health trust faith etc.to be successful with this study…If there is anything we can do to help, please let us know soon 🔜…

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  739. Welcome Hollie as we serve the Lord together. God bless you

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    • Praying for you Hollie, as well as the BSF families, faculty, and staff. God bless you! I’m excited about this study, very much needed during the time we are in.

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    • Thank you, Hollie for answering God’s call to be our new executive director for BSF. Also for encouraging & reminding us the great commission isn’t for the past apostles, but for all of us who are followers of Christ. 🙂

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    • It’s wonderful to have Hollie As E D for B S F international praise God well I was inspired by former E D Jean Nystrand I became C L God Bless You

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  740. Greetings Hollie,
    I am looking forward to participating in the intricate parts of the study of Matthew with Bible Study Fellowship this year.

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  741. I am so excited about studying Matthew this year.
    I have been MIA for last year as I’m sure many have been. It always leaves a hole in my heart when im not involved, praises for Wordgo.
    thank you,
    and God Bless,

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    • Jacqualene, welcome back! So excited to see what God does this year

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  742. Welcome Hollie. May Almighty God bless and guide you.

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  743. Thank you for sharing yourself with those of us who are involved in and love BSF. Our stories are similar and I look forward to digging in again this year under the care of Women like you. Kitty Braswell

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  744. Congratulations and Welcome.

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  745. Hollie, welcome and thank you for taking on the great task of leadership for all us women who appreciate your Godly guidance. I, for one, really need and appreciate it. Your walk with God is truly inspiring and I look forward to our year ahead in the study of Matthew. God bless you and your family.

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  746. We are blessed with your servant heart leadership.
    May God Almighty, empower and strengthen you through your service in the name of Jesus Christ.

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  747. Welcome Holly. I am so pleased that you have felt led to take this position with BSF. Our BSF study lessons are so helpful in learning God’s Word and how He wants us to live in His world. What a privilege to be a part of this organization as a leader and a participant. God bless you in the year ahead.

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  748. Hollie, you have presented this so beautifully! You have encouraged me personally, as well as given me the desire to encourage my class members about being connected to the redemption story! God bless you in your new role!

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  749. Thank you, Hollie, for giving to the Lord. May the efforts and time you pour into BSF result in manifold blessings to all its members. And may God bless you as you witness the manifestation of those blessings in all of our lives.

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  750. Thank you for for your very specific prayer requests and your insights and words of hope and promise. It’s been amazing over the past few years to watch as God has grown BSF to meet the needs and challenges of the times in which He has placed us and through which He ensures that we will come to know Him as He wants us to know Him! A sense of great anticipation for this next year of our continued study of God’s most holy Word fills my heart.

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  751. Thank you for sharing your story Hollie! I am thankful for God’s leading on you to bring you to this position for BSF. May His hand rest upon you and guide you each day and may He continue to grant BSF favor in the reaching of more people in more countries, providing workers who are eager to join in this work for His glory. Looking forward to a wonderful year of study in Matthew!!

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  752. Welcome to your honored position in BSF. I am sure that God love and direction you will do a wonderful job leading the people who love BSF. I will pray for you to listen to God’s directions as Jesus leads you.

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  753. Thank you Hollie for your words of encouragement. They are much needed and appreciated.
    God continue to bless and use you in His service

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  754. Hollie,
    I, and a few other ladies from my Shepherd group (from Midland/Odessa), got to watch the Summit video yesterday. Your talk was most inspiring and uplifting. I’m excited that you are our Ex. Director. May God be glorified!

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  755. Appreciate your words of encouragement. Will pray for BSF and you as God leads. So glad that you totally rely on Jesus and you humbly see how God cares for every person and you have a heart for others. God bless you Hollie. Thanks for being our leader.
    I love my group leader. She is such a good one too letting God lead her. I only started with BSF this year and felt so welcome. Already they are like family to me. Praise God.

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  756. Welcome to your leadership role – daunting during these times – but such a blessing to others. I will pray for your focus and also that you will have others to hold up your arms as you present your petitions to God the Father. May God bless you and keep you.

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  757. Hollie, Your focus on everyone counting in God’s plan corresponds to my first experience in BSF 44 years ago. The one thing I remember from that first lecture was ‘you are not here by accident’. That jolted my thinking and has remained an encouragement that every person has value in God’s plan. I welcome you to this new assignment from God and pray that He continues to work through you and encourages you in this amazing journey.

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    • Launa, thank you for sharing that! Praying that God will direct your steps in BSF as you connect with your group this year

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  758. Welcome Hollie, we are truly blessed to have you & this upcoming study of Matthew.
    May our Faithful Lord continue to guide & direct our classes, for such time as
    this in our Nation/World! Let us Magnify God & Mature His People!

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    • Amen!

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  759. Hi Hollie! I enjoyed your message/video and I welcome you to your new role as ED!! The Lord has definitely been preparing you for this role. Our world needs BSF…..now maybe more than ever!! Thank you for saying YES to God’s call.

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    • Thank you, Judy! Our world does need hope and truth. We know that is found each time you dive into God’s Word! I am praying BSF will become the most accessible Bible study on the planet! Thanks for being part of taking the gospel to the nations!

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  760. Hollie, welcome we are so blessed to have you as our spiritual leader. You have been guided by the Holy Spirit and we pray for you. Once again welcome.
    Precious

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  761. Dearest sister in Christ
    Delighted to receive your blog.
    We are all blessed to have you !

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  762. A big WELCOME. Thank you for such encouraging words. BSF keeps me going. Oh my and the many friends I have made over to he last 15 years. BSF is such a blessing for my life. I am looking ward to learn new and wonderful thing from Matthews. This past year GOD has been, my Father, my Comforter, my everything. Thank you for your leadership. May you and yours receive all you need to march forward in what you have been called to do. Blessings. All honor and Glory goes to JESUS, our Most High.

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  763. Thank you for your sweet servants heart! Praying with you in these prayer needs this season!

    I am excited to study MATTHEW!

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  764. God bless you Hollie and guide you to lead the BSF to reach many more. Pray we shall have an integrated mind to know more of our Lord and tell many more of our Lord. Congrats.

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  765. Blessings to you Hollie in your new position. Thanks in advance for sharing your talents with us.

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  766. Good to have you Hollie. The Lord bless your minstry to Him and to His people.

    Anthony-Kenya

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  767. My joy is to communicate these truths to BSF preschoolers. Thank you for your words of encouragement and may each little one I teach this year know how precious they are in God’s sight.

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    • Gail, thank you for investing in the next generation of world-shapers! Our BSF preschoolers are sponges. They will soak in all that you will give them. It is not easy and it is so rewarding! I pray God gives you glimpses of the fruit from your labors this year.

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  768. Welcome, Hollie!
    I look forward to learning new, unexpected facts, ideas and principles from the familiar story in Matthew this year. And being back together with my BSF people!

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  769. Thank you for your service to the Lord.

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  770. May those who are running towards some thing find someone that can make all the difference for now and for all eternity. May his word ignite our hearts for him and sharing what we know more and more. May God lead you as you lead us in the way that he would have us to go.

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    • Amen- May the Lord do those things! Thank you, Marie.

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  771. Thank you Hollie for taking on this role. You will be a great leader through the work of God’s hands. He will be with you every step of the way. We praise you for your dedication and are looking forward to the Matthew study!

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  772. Best to you

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  773. I am excited about the Matthew study and believe it to be so relevant to what is taking place all over the world in our time. I’m so thankful to be able to do the study online as I don’t live where they have BSF studies. Thank you for the encouragement shared in your blog. I look forward to joining and belonging to a group.

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  774. Hollie, thank you for your story. Our precious God and Savior so cleverly weaves us into a family of believers. We will be praying for you in this new season of your life, serving Christ. May we all be filled with the Spirit in order to reflect Gods light and give warmth and a welcome to seeking souls. Excited for this new season

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  775. Hello Hollie,
    So happy to see you in this new role and I know you will be blessed and will be a blessing to so many. You have a special place in my heart already, because you and Kevin were my daughter’s Sunday School teacher at CFBC several years ago and she flourished and was enriched by you both.
    I have also moved from Houston and live near New Braunfels and have been called to be a Group Leader this year in BSF. I’m excited, but giving it all to the Lord for Him to speak to me and be able to shine through me. I will pray for you and please pray for me. Bless you!

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  776. Hollie, thank you for greeting us in the name of Jesus to our study of Matthew. I am eager to begin
    our study time together, and the work of the Holy Spirit in and through each of our lives.

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  777. Welcome Hollie ! We are thrilled to have you as the new Executive Director for BSF. May God use you mightily as we study His word. May we reach all corners of the earth via online or in person classes to teach the truths about God and bring new people to know Him.
    May God Bless You !

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  778. Ms Roberts,
    In your capacity your have much clout…

    Use it to bring glory to God, through Jesus Christ in the Power of the Holy Spirit…

    Remember~~Jesus Loves You…
    Choose joy…

    In the Great Commission…
    God Bless…

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  779. Welcome Hollie and many blessings to you. Excited to begin a new year with Matthew. Census was great about God’s story to us. God bless you. Cathy

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  780. Looking forward to our study of Mathew. Welcome!!

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  781. Hollie, Thank you for sharing about your journey. Your experience solidifies the admiration I have for the “nesting” approach I discovered in BSF. From the tiniest babes and little children in their programs to the fourfold interaction with God’s word we experience with our sisters in the faith, BSF provides a sure Biblical foundation for our hearts and minds. Thank you for your willingness to serve. May our Unstoppable God grant you deeper and yet deeper insight into the mystery of divine love and grace as you carry out your service. You will be in our prayers!

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  782. Hollie – Thank you for answering God’s call to be our next Executive Director! May God direct you as you faithfully lead BSF as groups of ladies seek to know, obey and serve Him to His glory! God bless you!

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  783. I’m looking forward to learning from your Godly wisdom. God bless you!

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  784. May God use you in a mighty way as you take on this responsibility. God bless you and your family!

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  785. Hollie, I have been praying for you all summer and all the wonderful ways God is using you and transitioning you to this new role. Trust in His faithfulness and enjoy the adventure! My daughter used to live in Amarillo and served as a GL in that class before moving.I look forward to learning through Matthew and serving as a GL this year.

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    • Wow! How fun to have the Amarillo connection. Thank you so much for your prayers. I am so grateful. I am also encouraged to have you serving as a group leader. I pray your love and shepherding will draw women to know and love each other as they grow in their love of the the Good Shepherd.

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  786. Thank you Hollie for stepping up to answer God’s calling. We pray for you every step of the way for His guidance, assurance, blessings, peace, and strength on your journey for His truth.
    Yes I know someone too that can be blessed by BSF truth lessons.
    God bless you my dear

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  787. May God lead you Hollie in your new leadership role. May he give you wisdom and divine knowledge as you take on challenging tasks. I pray for good health and protection for you and your family.

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  788. Thank you Hollie for your enthusiasm and love! I look forward to hearing your inspiring words throughout the new BSF year.

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  789. Welcome Hollie, looking forward to God’s guidance thru you.

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  790. Congratulations and Thank you for reminding us to see each other as God does. Am looking forward to the study of Matthew

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  791. Congratulations Hollie..!!!

    I’m sure you have worked very hard for this and have touched many people’s lives along the way.
    Best wishes on your next step in your journey.

    Karen 😊

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  792. This will be my second time with BSF. At age 92 I had never heard of it before. I belong to a wonderful church that has bible studies. I don’t drive anymore so zoom is good or me.

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  793. Hi Hollie,
    So thankful you heard and obeyed God’s call on your life.
    I’m looking forward to seeing how God will use you and the gifts He’s given to serve and lead, may HE show favor to this ministry, may He call many to Himself through the study of His word. Many Blessings dear sister in Christ💞

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  794. Welcome Hollie to your new post and journey with BSF. May God continue to bless you and your family.

    Stay blessed, healthy, safe…🙏🏾

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  795. God bless you as you take on your new duties as BSF’s Executive Director. I pray that you will allow God’s guidance, direction and favor to cover you in all that you put your hands to!

    God bless you and prosper you in your new leadership role!

    In Christ Jesus,

    Robin

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  796. Hollie what a wonderful testimony of your BSF story, it sound so much like mine. At the
    time I was introduce to BSF, I was very weary something was missing in my life. My daughter was attending BSF and advise me to become a part of a class .I immediately
    made the call was able to get in a class and my life has not been the same. I have a
    relationship with the Lord so personal that I can talk to him about everything . What I’ve
    learn in BSF have changed my life forever and every opportunity I get I share it with the ladies in my class and all that will listen. I’ve invited many ladies to the study and they
    feel so blessed. Thank you Holly for your commitment.

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  797. Best wishes in your new life challenge.

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  798. Thank you so much for your commitment to serve the Lord as BSF executive director. The Holy Spirit will surely guide you and give you extra wisdom to magnify God and mature His people all over the world. God bless you, your mission and your family.

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  799. Thank You Lord for supplying Your rich blessings upon the BSF Family in the body of dear Hollie. We pray You will order her steps, give her wisdom, keep her healthy and command Your angels concerning every aspect of her life. In Jesus name@

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  800. May the Lord be with you.
    Wish