Robert Lincoln "Bud" Hancock is the author of Designed for a Purpose (1970). His education degrees are: Bachelor of Science from California State University and Masters Degree from University of California. His past service includes White House Reagan Administration appointment to the Senior Executive Service. He was formation consultant to the founder, Paris Reidhead, of Opportunity International, former Executive Director of Opportunity International, Vice President of International Students Inc., co-founder and former CEO of Enterprise Development International (now endPoverty.org); Regional Director of Wycliffe Bible Translators, SIL/DC International Government Relations Director, Mr. Hancock's current service is as a business/ministry synergy developer and advocate for the voiceless and poor. Hancock is founder and chairman of Providence International Foundation, Set Free Services, Inc,FaithWORKS, Restoration Enterprises, Inc, and President of Stewardship Trust. He has facilitated the formation and development of numerous businesses and non-profit organizations around the world. This network of entities provide employment and livelihood enterprises to free the poor from dependence for a lifetime of productive service and multiplied capacity to help others do the same.