2016/11/27 — Brigada Today

Compiled/Edited by Doug Lucas and Tina McCormick, Team Expansion
Brigada online has more graphics and links at http://www.brigada.org

In this issue…

1) Download for Free, “Preparing for Reentry”
2) New Fundraising Resource for Ongoing Full Funding
3) Are You Returning “Home” for A Year or More?
4) In a Crisis, What App Would YOU use?
5) New Agency Ramps Up, ready to Serve!
6) Joshua Project is At it Again!
7) Website focuses on daily prayer alerts
8) Calling All Kids to Pray 2017 Calendar
9) Teaching in Thailand
10) New Fundraising Resource for Ongoing Full Funding
11) Imagine Every Person in the World with Full Access the Word
12) How Would You Define Disciple Making Movements, Biblically?
13) We’re Grateful for…
14) We Don’t Have a Fundraising Department; Would you Help Instead?
15) Closing Stuff

1) Download for Free, “Preparing for Reentry”

This short book, “Before You Get ‘Home’: Preparing for Reentry,” is for people intending to reenter their passport culture after service in another culture. It will help missionaries through the months preceding their return. If you are planning to return to your passport country next year, this is the book for you now. It is now available to download free of charge as .doc, .pdf, or .zip files for your computer and as .mobi or .epub files for your Kindle or Nook. You can’t beat the price. Find it at…


3) Are You Returning “Home” for A Year or More?

“Returning Well” is a customizable resource designed with the transitioning servant in mind. It creatively leads you through the process of a debriefing that leads to renewal so that you may be fully released to uniquely and wholeheartedly love and serve your Creator in the season of life following re-entry. Find out more (including international and bulk purchasing options) at

4) In a Crisis, What App Would YOU use?

Rock Dove Solutions has come up with an app to use in case of a crisis. The name, appropriately enough, is In_Case_of_crisis. You can ‘push’ messages to your team members in the field, list and provide documents and protocols, and even provide secure two-way communication via the app itself. Has anyone tried this?


There’s a cost involved. For example, if the org has around 350 adult members/users, it might cost $7500 to deploy and around $6500 annually to renew. If you’ve tried it, please click “comment” following the web version of this item. We’re eager to hear your review.

5) New Agency Ramps Up, ready to Serve!

Today we’re celebrating new mission efforts that assist indigenous ministries. The founder of one sample mission was concerted in France over 25 years ago. Sarla was sponsored to come to the US, where she worked with the Founder of Christian Aide Mission – see below for a brief history of the founding of this mission. At Dr Finley’s retirement he encouraged Sarla with others to head up this effort to assist indigenous ministries.

AIM (the agency) seeks out strategic opportunities to advance the gospel in dark, often dangerous and persecuted regions where westerners would be a hindrance, rather than an advantage. As a fundraising agency, AIM is fully committed to assisting the indigenous men and women that God has raised up to do this most important work in the world.


6) Joshua Project is At it Again!

south-asiaThis time, they’re building regional mini-sites that are top-notch. Check out their latest creation here…


For workers on the ground, the mini-site simplifies matters tremendously while providing district-level data to the max. It also displays super-well on cell phones, which are quite common in this region. Thanks Joshua Project!

7) Website focuses on daily prayer alerts

prayer-alertsThe address is


And pretty much everyone who is there is working at some level to raise up prayer. Although the daily prayer alerts seem to be on hiatus since August, the site still has a wealth of information on how to pray for this needy nation. Also, the video on the home page, with beautiful images of this beautiful country and people, no longer seems to have a clickable audio icon to hear the voice-over prayer. Those who want to hear it can go to the video source at prayercast.com/maldives.html–another great site with prayer fuel for many nations.

8) Calling All Kids to Pray 2017 Calendar

children-prayingChildren make really great prayer warriors. There is nothing to compare with their “child-like faith.” Here’s a new children’s calendar with an exciting resource that empowers kids to engage in missions by praying for other children around the world. It is filled with full-color pictures of African children and provides specific prayer requests each month. It even has a fun coloring activity for every month of the year. Check it out at…


9) Teaching in Thailand

Chiang Rai International Christian School needs Elementary, Middle School, and High School teachers. CRICS is serving the servants of the Golden Triangle area of N. Thailand. They believe in serving the whole community by serving children of missionaries and community builders, as well as Thai families. No Thai language training is required. Volunteers must have a college degree. For more information contact
recruiteratcricsdotasia and visit


12) How Would You Define Disciple Making Movements, Biblically?

Some would say, “Baptizing new believers in the name of the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit, then teaching them to obey all things that Jesus commanded. Others would try to establish a missiological foundation. Check out Warrick Farah’s perspective, for example:


Now, would you consider writing a response? Just click “Comment” following this item on the version of this item.

13) We’re Grateful for…

thank-you-so-much…the Asbury United Methodist Church in Tulsa, OK, who sent, this past week, $200, along with a note that said, “Thanks for the great work on Brigada throughout the year. May the Name of Jesus be proclaimed!” Asbury, may God bless your church and all its members!!!
…the gift of $40 at just the right time.
…the $100 gift raised from a source in Joplin, MO. God bless you!
…the anonymous Brigada participant in Fort Washington, PA, who sent $250 this past week, along with a note saying, “God bless you Brigada!” We appreciate you!!!
…the anonymous gmail user giving $200 toward unreached peoples worldwide. God bless you!
…for the $25 donor from Arlington — we appreciate you!!!
…the anonymous donor from Holt, MI, who sent $150 in the name of getting the Good News of Jesus out to unreached peoples everywhere. Thank you!
…for the three anonymous gifts of $50 each, given in His name. We thank you.
…for the $100 anonymous donation from Anandale, California.
…for $150 from a donor in Santa Ana, Cali, and yet another one who writes books! God bless you!
…the Mission Network, which sent $100 this past week in an attempt to inspire others to give toward finishing the task so that there is no place left where unreached peoples are without witness. Thank you Mission Network!!!
…the $100 gift from a long-time friend. God bless you!
…the $100 donation from a New Zealander and a second friend. Thank you!
…to the anonymous donor who gave $25, we say, May God bless your week!
…to Shelby, NC, for the gift of $25. Thank you!
…the gift from Insurance Services of America for $26.25 as a result of trip cancellation insurance purchased by Monte Vista Chapel. Thank you! To purchase DayTripper and other kinds of coverage, just go to

All together, that makes $1741.25 which came in this past week. God be praised. That puts us at $6483.15 for the year. At this point, we would only need 105 partners to send in $100 each. So here’s the burning question: Are you in a position to give $100 on behalf of unreached peoples? If so, please click “Donate” at www.brigada.org, or mail a check payable to Team Expansion (Brigada), 13711 Willow Reed Drive, Louisville, KY 40299. Team Expansion is a 501(c)3 incorporation so, for USA citizens, your gift to Christ through Team Expansion is tax-deductible. Thank you, in advance, for your partnership!

14) We Don’t Have a Fundraising Department; Would you Help Instead?

Brigada doesn’t have a fundraising specialist. We don’t have a percentage given toward this work from some central fund. In fact, because Doug volunteers his time, all we have to do is pay internet fees, some light advertising costs, and a part-time salary of a publisher/editor. The sum of all our expenses for an entire year add up to just $17,000. We already have well over $6000 in hand. But there are just found weeks left in the year. Would you or your church consider a $generous gift to empower the global distribution of motivation and resources to finish the task? If so, please click “Donate” at www.brigada.org, or mail a check payable to Team Expansion (Brigada), 13711 Willow Reed Drive, Louisville, KY 40299. Team Expansion is a 501(c)3 incorporation so, for USA citizens, your gift to Christ through Team Expansion is tax-deductible. Thank you, in advance, for your partnership!

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