19950423 Brigada Today

News and Notes about Brigada, Your Gateway to Missions Networking!
Compiled by DLucasatTeamExpansiondotorg
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STILL GROWING!

321 have subscribed to this top level conference, Brigada

You can be a member of more than one conference, but to do so, you must subscribe to each conference individually. Subscribing to the top level Brigada conference does not automatically get you mail from each of the subgroups. (If it did, you’d go crazy with mail!!! :-)) To subscribe to any of the conferences, just send email to hubatxcdotorg  (hubatxcdotorg)   with the word “subscribe” followed by the conference name (include the hyphens in the conference name, but lose the quotes in “subscribe”). For example, to subscribe to the albania-durres subconference listed, your message to hubatxcdotorg  (hubatxcdotorg)   would read,
subscribe brigada-albania-durres

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BRIGADA PARTICIPANT SEEKS NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES FOR NATIVE AMERICANS

Thanks to John GrosVenor for seeking info. on working with native Americans. “I’m particularly interested in dialogue with other Native American Christians in this program. So will accept any conversation that comes my way…. I’m an enrolled member of the Echota Tsalagi (Cherokee) Tribe of Alabama.” If you know of info. for John, send it directly to him at gros112atuidahodotedu  (gros112atuidahodotedu)   and pray for his wife, who has been diagnosed with cancer. Thanks John.
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HOW SHALL WE THEN LIVE?

AIMS is a mobilization and networking service based in Virginia Beach, VA. Justin Long, who previously worked with David Barrett, is helping AIMS with computer programming and research. He wrote to Brigada this past week….

“How shall we then live? The reality, as of 1990: 1.2 billion people who have never heard the Gospel. 1.7 billion Christians, representing $8.9 trillion in Global Annual Income. 700 million Christians believe bringing the Gospel to the world is the paramount responsibility of the church. 260,000 missionaries labor in Christianized lands, among the heavily evangelized, spending $7.5 billion a year. Less than 40,000 workers with less than $100 million to spend labor among those who have never heard that Jesus can save. We SAY telling the untold is our priority. We send very few workers and do little to support them. And while you read this, 7 people died never knowing that Jesus is Lord. May we truly focus on the “least of these” — the ones who have never heard!”

Justin Long, JDavidLongatAOLdotCOM  (JDavidLongatAOLdotCOM)  
Thanks for contributing, Justin!

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ARE YOU A GCOWE DELEGATE HEADED FOR KOREA? NEED EMAIL ACCESS IN SEOUL?

If you’re a Compuserve subscriber and $15/hour sounds good to you, you’re already all set. However, if you’d like a higher volume possibility for a flat fee of $50, send a one-line request to DLucasatTeamExpansiondotorg  (DougLucasatxcdotorg)   for more info.
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LEAST EVANGELIZED PEOPLES LIST WILL GIVE DEFINITION TO THE TASK REMAINING

The list of the 2400 Least Evangelized People Groups mentioned in last week’s Brigada Today will give definition to the task remaining. Released by Ron Rowland and the Peoples Information Network, the list provides a blueprint for just how much of the task remains. For example:

  • 101 different groups are listed for China alone, with a total population of 242,148,114 people.
  • In India, 803,587,708 people are listed in 233 groups.
  • In Indonesia, 154 groups are listed with a total of 96,391,469 members.
  • Sudan alone is the home of 111 groups totaling 30,326,834 people.

Put all 2400 groups (actually 2468) together and what do you have? 2,505,364,391 real live souls, many of which are totally out of touch with a valid opportunity to know Jesus as a personal savior. Again, thanks to Ron, PIN, and all who participated in this effort. May God bless John Robb and the many others who will be trying to help us finish the task of giving them at least a beachhead opportunity to hear the gospel. Let’s stop and take a moment to pray for the groups that will be meeting in Seoul… and all over the globe in the months ahead, with hope of helping in this tremendous and all important task.

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FIRST WAVE OF TROOPS LEAVE FOR GCOWE

They’re already departing! Pete Holzmann left this past week. And in the coming days, the entire Int’l office for AD2000 & Beyond will literally be packed up and moved to Seoul! Pray for the AD2000 leadership as they make their way to Korea and ask God to smooth the road before them.
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SAMPLE OF A BRIGADA CONFERENCE

Are you wondering just what goes on in those layers under this ‘top level’ in the Brigada family of networks? Here’s a sampler. A conference moderator from Dayton, Ohio, writes asking members of a new conference to introduce themselves (this sample discussion comes from the brigada-peoples latam conference, but the same thing can happen for your target area!). A missionary writing via Compuserve from Montevideo answers back the following day with an introduction, expressing his desire to learn all the more about materials produced in Spanish for Latin America and especially, for continued research on ‘folk religions’ in South America. A few hours later, another conference participant, this time writing via the INTERNET from Guayaquil, Ecuador, answered back with a description of a continent-wide conference next year that will, as a major prong of its intended purpose, hope to provide a forum for sharing printed materials. He also wrote, “On the folk part of religion, I would highly recommend the book published by Baker called Communicating Christ in Animistic Cultures by Dr. Gailyn Van Rheenen. I have read the book and have seen the movie (taken his class). He teaches at ACU. Also the book Crisis in Latin America touches on the Catholicism. It is put out by Moody Press and the authors are Nunez and Taylor.” Now perhaps for some, those books are already on the shelf, well-worn. For others, Brigada can provide just the networking they need to be all the more effective at reaching their part of the world for Him. Thanks to Eric, Larry, Bill, and the others on the brigada-peoples-latam conference (13 participants) and thanks to the over 300 others who are making Brigada work today to give a brighter hope for the world tomorrow!
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GLOBAL PRAYER DIGEST ONLINE JUMPS TO 65 SUBSCRIBERS

Thanks to the personnel of the US Center for their continued work for the kingdom! On a daily basis, they keep pumping out the prayer and mobilization information, and the Global Prayer Digest, both in print and online, is an excellent example. To join the 65 others who have already subscribed, send email to hubatxcdotorg  (hubatxcdotorg)   with only the words
subscribe brigada-pubs-globalprayerdigest

in the text of the message. By the way, the Mission Frontiers staff is hard at work preparing to go online too! So while you’re at it, add this line as well…
subscribe brigada-pubs-missionfrontiers

Subscribers will receive an index via email, allowing them to download just the articles they want.

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