Monthly Archives: November 1996

19961124 Brigada Today

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News and Notes about Brigada, Your Gateway to Missions Networking!
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In this issue….

* VOLUNTEERS & PRAYER NEEDED FOR GATEWAY PEOPLE CLUSTER CONSULTATION
* NON-WESTERN MISSIONS ANYONE???
* WEB-WATCH
* DON’T FORGET “THE JOBSHOP”!
* IMPONDERABLE FOLLOW-UP
* THEY COME TO AMERICA
* BURUNDI INQUIRY: THANKS!
* WANT TO AVOID THOSE 3/4 PAGE HEADERS ON INTERNET MESSAGES?
* ENVISION ’96 TALLIES ARE IN!
* TO SUBSCRIBE TO BRIGADA TODAY

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VOLUNTEERS & PRAYER NEEDED FOR GATEWAY PEOPLE CLUSTER CONSULTATION
Want to really help least reached peoples? Here’s your chance. AD2000 and Beyond is planning a consultation on developing “key contacts” for the approximately 140 people group clusters identified on the Joshua Project 2000 list of Unreached Peoples of the 10/40 Window. (The majority of the 1739 peoples in the Joshua Project 2000 list can be grouped into these 140 clusters.) The consultation will be held April 17-19, 1997 in Pasadena, CA.

What’s a key contact? Someone who helps concerned individuals, churches and agencies more fully and easily take advantage of opportunities and avoid pitfalls in ministering among a cluster of least reached peoples from the JP2000 list. Organizers are praying that by the time the meetings close down, respective individuals and teams will understand all the definitions and will be identified as key contacts for dozens of the Gateway People Clusters and a plan will be in place to identify other key contacts as they become available. One of the key issues is how to define contact points between the field focused partnerships and the resource based advocacy work. …”

Who is involved in calling this meeting together? “Twenty-eight people representing adopt-a-people programs and agencies met October 24, 1996, and among other things, agreed to convene this consultation on the Gateway People Clusters of the Joshua Project 2000 list. The planning task force for the consultation includes:
Phill Butler / Mats Tunehag (Interdev)
John Robb (MARC)
Patrick Johnstone (WEC)
Ralph Winter (WCIU)
Eric Watt (CBN WorldReach)
Luis Bush (AD2000 and Beyond)
Doug Lucas (Team Expansion / Brigada)
Mike Stroope (Cooperative Services Intl.)
and others.
Gregory Fritz (Caleb Project) has been appointed chairman of the planning task force and to oversee the consultation. To offer input or get more information contact:
Gregory Fritz
Caleb Project
10 West Dry Creek Circle
Littleton, CO 80120-4413
303-730-4170; gfritzatcprojectdotcom

So what can you do to help? Luis Bush wrote this past week, “The Gateway People Cluster Consultation brings practical life and renewed hope and energy to the vision of a church for every people and the gospel for every person by the year 2000. Please consider the following:

1. Pray right now for this strategic gathering
2. Encourage others to pray
3. Register and come for this important event (write to Greg Fritz, Chairman of the Task Force )
4. Recommend key network leaders, facilitators, advocates and key contacts for the 140 key gateway peoples listed below to John Hanna jhannaatcprojectdotcom.”

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NON-WESTERN MISSIONS ANYONE???
Bob Kennedy is Director of Missions at Washington Bible College and Capital Bible Seminary. He’s gathering material for a course next semester on the History of Western and non-Western Missions. His goal is “to inform my students as to the progress of Non-Western as well as Western missions.” So – as you can imagine – he’s looking for sources. Any clues? If so, write directly to Bob . . . and Bob . . . here’s the deal. In two weeks or so, can you send us a book list or list of sources that we can make available to all? Thanks brother! Write Bob at drbobkatjunodotcom directly.

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WEB-WATCH
You knew it was inevitable…
And now the day has come…
Global Mapping has launched a site,
And you’re invited to stop by some.

We’re sure they’ll have some maps to show,
Some links and software too,
So stop by www.gmi.org
Or GMI will be so blue.

Or maybe your hobby is soccer,
And you’re looking for sites “just for kicks”,
Well check out http://members.aol.com/UltGoal
Which tells about short-term soccer mission trips!
[(Hey! Give me a break! — “kicks”, “trips” . . . it’s almost rhymes!!!
Besides . . . I’m a sucker for soccer. :-))]

And while you’re out there on the web,
You might as well stop by
At www.iinet.net.au/~createit
For missions resources, links, and pie.

[Okay. We admit it. We stretched the truth with the “pie” part. But Create International from East Perth, Australia has come up with tons of other goodies waiting for you at their new site.]

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DON’T FORGET “THE JOBSHOP”!
Please don’t forget that you can do computerized job-matching right from your PC! All you have to do is send an email message to hubatxcdotorg with the following text in the message block:
subscribe brigada-job-shop

Well over 250 people are waiting there to either find the right opportunity or the right person or the job of your dreams! So… for example, if you’re like Dan Jealouse 104754dot1525atcompuservedotcom and you’re looking for a TEACHER/TUTOR to teach their two children during a two year short term, you just send a message to brigada-job-shopatxcdotorg that explains your need and all of a sudden, tons of teachers write back and say, “Take me! Take me!” Well… at least we hope that’s what will happen. :-) Only you can actually make it reality at brigada-job-shop… Have at it! And Dan, good luck finding your teachers.

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IMPONDERABLE FOLLOW-UP
A reader in Greenville says “The probability that a slice of toast will fall jelly-side down is directly proportional to the cost of the carpet.” :-) Somehow I think he’s on to something.

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THEY COME TO AMERICA
Here’s a question for all those who have been involved in partnerships with congregations in economically challenged lands: “Is there anyone out there that has brought economically-challenged national pastors to America for a visit/training retreat? If so, I’d be interested in their successes, things they’d do differently, the long and short-term effects they saw, and what they included in the itinerary. We are in the “considering” stage of bringing our partnering pastors to the States and would like to avoid reinventing the wheel if at all possible! Also, what kinds of culture shock and re-entry stress were observed? How did they prepare the pastors for that inevitable part of overseas travel?” Please write to Lori Rogers at 74557dot2307atCompuServedotCOM and Lori, could you write up a summary report in the next couple of weeks to fill us all in on what you found out? Thanks and Godspeed!

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BURUNDI INQUIRY: THANKS!
Remember the missionary family in Burundi who desperately needed medicine? The stateside contacts had no clue as to how to get it to them quickly. The call went out in last week’s Brigada Today and within 36 hours, 12 contacts volunteered to help! Three cheers for the Brigada family!!! … and from the family in Burundi, “Thanks!!!”

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WANT TO AVOID THOSE 3/4 PAGE HEADERS ON INTERNET MESSAGES?
Roger E Doriot doriotreatticnetdotcom points out that in many cases, those headers are filled with addresses in “distribution lists” of mail to more than one person. Roger suggests using the “blind copy” (“BC:”) address line (check your own mailer for exact terminology) so that others don’t have to print out endless lines of email addresses at the top of their mail! Good idea for those paying by the byte, too! Thanks Roger!

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ENVISION ’96 TALLIES ARE IN!
The tallies are in! Envision ’96 resulted in individuals who agreed to do the following:

* 885 people said they would pray regularly for a specific people group. At the conference, they received an info-sheet on how to do that, along with an executive summary people profile about their respective group.
* 83 offered their services for a 2 week prayer journey overseas.
* 102 said they would give two weeks to a missions project.
* 49 dedicated the summer of ’97 to a missions internship.
* 19 said they would invest 3-5 months as a researcher on a research expedition in a frontier people group.
* 111 said they wanted to commit their lives to full-time missions!
* 137 wanted to help their churches initiate a frontier church-planting project among a least reached people group
* 69 said they’d try to recruit other local churches to start a frontier people church planting project.
* 52 said they wanted to try to help a local church accomplish such a project.

Other interesting facts and trivia from Envision ’96:

* Number of computer networks used during the convention: 4 (at the Message Center, Adoption Center, Registration Center, Press Room)
* Amount paid to the Dayton, Ohio, computer programmer who created, Trellis, the custom-written software for tracking the adoptions of least reached people groups in “real time”: $0.00 (The 100+ hours of programming were a gift to world evangelism.)
* Amount of suggested donation (to Envision ’96) for those wanting a copy of the software (Trellis) for use in other events and venues: $40 — to try to reduce the remaining deficit of $15,000. Write to be added to a list of those wishing more information once the published version is ready.
* Number of People Group posters featured in Rupp Arena seating behind the stage area: 1739
* Height of People Group posters when stacked at the loading dock: 7 feet (over 2 meters)
* Number of Volunteers who worked at Envision ’96: 800+
* Number of balloons dropped from the ceiling of Rupp Arena at the conclusion of the Torch Run (during the opening ceremonies) and the number of and light sticks waved in the dark during “Just Take Your Candle” at the close of the session: over 4000 of each
* Miles covered in the pre-convention Torch Run: 34 miles covered by some 20 runners
* Number of handheld radios used to link various volunteer subcommittee chairpersons: 11
* Number of students attending from top three Bible colleges: Over 250 from Kentucky Chr. College, 180 from Lincoln Chr. College, and scads more from other colleges and campus ministries

But these statistics can’t tell the story of the personal human side of things. A campus ministry student from the University of Kentucky said, “It served as a wonderful blessing to me and strengthened my confidence in knowing God’s purposes for my life. Praise to Jesus alone!” A missionary who flew in from Colorado commented, “I have never been at a missions conference that emphasized reaching the least reached peoples of the world as much as Envision. I thought that the speakers were excellent and that their topics were very appropriate to open eyes and motivate each individual to think about adopting an unreached people, and to work to finish the task Christ has given us. The music was also excellent. It was obvious that an enormous amount of work went into planning and implementing this conference. There was a lot of creative thinking and attention to detail…” A missionary from Iowa (who has, himself, served as president of a previous National Missionary Convention years ago) shared, “It was utterly marvelous. It was a glory to God. It was an inspiration. It was an encouragement to all, I am sure. Its ramifications will surely continue throughout eternity.”

Are we satisfied with these results!!! In a word, Yessssssssssssssssss! We’re thrilled. Is God finished? Nope. He’s spawning a wave of interest in missions, revitalization and prayer around the globe! What “next step” are we encouraging Envision ’96 attendees and others to take? We want to invite local church leaders from near and far to choose a weekend to attend a Pit-Stop during the coming months. These conferences are designed especially for the local church which wants to pioneer (in partnership with a missionary or Nations agency) a new multiplying church movement among frontier peoples — a least reached people group or city. Upcoming dates and locations include the calling:

* Pit-Stop-Indy – Jan. 24-25 – at Chapel Rock Chr. Ch., Indianapolis, IN
* Pit-Stop-Dayton (Ohio) – Feb. 28-Mar. 1, in conjunction with the regional ACMC conference, Dayton, OH
* Pit-Stop-Denver — Apr. 25-26 – at Littleton Chr. Ch., Denver, CO Envision ’97 – Oct. 9-11, Tulsa, OK

For more information about any of the above events, call the Envision ’97 office at 800-072-1137 or write to Walter Birney at Box 11, Copeland, KS 67837, Fax: 316-668-5220, E-Mail: wbirney11ataoldotcom.

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BRIGADA TODAY IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE FOLLOWING TEAM OF REGULAR VOLUNTEERS:

*Global Glimpses: John Hanna, Caleb Project, jhannaatcprojectdotcom
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*Brigada Website: Bob Mayhew, Brigada Volunteer, mayhewatxcdotorg
*Technical Development: Jonathan Marsden, MAFxc jonathanatxcdotorg
*Brigada Customer Service Manager: Revis Ann Massey, RevisAnnMasseyatxcdotorg
*Brigada Coordinator: Doug Lucas, Team Expansion & Brigada, DLucasatTeamExpansiondotorg
*and many other occasional contributors too numerous to mention!
But thanks for working together! That’s the dream of Brigada!

19961117 Brigada Today

Now with 4079 Participants!
News and Notes about Brigada, Your Gateway to Missions Networking!
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In this issue….

* BETHANY CHURNING OUT MORE PROFILES!
* A DATE WITH DESTINY FOR THE SINDHIS
* YOUR STAFF OF 18 TRAVEL AGENTS AWAIT YOUR BIDDING!
* CHILDREN AT RISK….
* GLOBAL GLIMPSE ON DETERMINATION
* SO, . . . SUPPOSE SOMEONE WANTED TO FIND A MISSIONARY IN BURUNDI…
* WINDS OF REVIVAL ARE BLOWING IN THE AMERICAS!
* SEEN VOX?
* ANOTHER IMPONDERABLE…
* SO IN CASE YOU HEAR ABOUT THIS… IRINA VIRUS… OR GOOD TIMES….
* UNLOCK THE MYSTERIES OF CENTRAL ASIA!
* ANOTHER OPTION FOR C-SERVERS
* WHAT MUST LEADERS DO?
* FINISHED YOUR CHRISTMAS SHOPPING? I DON’T THINK SO….
* TO SUBSCRIBE TO BRIGADA TODAY

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BETHANY CHURNING OUT MORE PROFILES!
Have you checked out http://www.bethany-wpc.org lately? Bethany is churning away at more of those Joshua Project 2000 Prayer Profiles! In addition, they can now make printed copies available. “Some 100 profiles have been completed to date,” they wrote this past week. “Individual people group profiles will be distributed in packs of 5 each. Each packet will be available for a cost of $1.00. (A minimum order of $5.00 is required. A catalogue is available.) The catalogue will then be updated each month to include additional profiles.” For more information and a catalogue of the profiles, contact the Bethany World Prayer Center at 13855 Plank Rd., Baker, La. 70739, Tel (504)774-2002, Fax (504)774-2001, Email upgatbethany-wpcdotorg.

Thanks Rick, Gabriela, and everyone at Bethany for the labor of love you’re pouring into this research! We need it.. and we need you… so keep it up please!!! Now to the rest of us… (as the To the Ends of the Earth video (long version) suggests) we need to turn their information into prayer and turn prayer into discipleship and turn discipleship into church planting!

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A DATE WITH DESTINY FOR THE SINDHIS
Want to know how you might be able to set up a prayer calendar for the people group you’re hoping to lift up in prayer? Get a sample from Paul E. Pegors 73773dot530atCompuServedotCOM, retired missionary to the Sindhis of Pakistan and now a People Specific Advocate for the Sindhis, who has developed a 1997 prayer calendar for the Sindhis. The Sindhis of Pakistan are a least evangelized people of 14,000,000. He writes, “The Calendars use some excellent line drawings done by Mark Naylor of Shikarpur; it is B & W, on a heavy quality white stock 8.5 x 11 inches on seven pages with a cardboard backing, punched at the top. We are asking $1.00 per calendar cost to cover printing and postage; however on orders of 10 or more the price will be $0.90 each. Please consider this an opportunity to encourage prayer for Sindhis Worldwide.” You can gain ideas and . . . who knows. . . maybe even lift up the Sindhis while you study his format! :-) Write Paul directly for more information.

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YOUR STAFF OF 18 TRAVEL AGENTS AWAIT YOUR BIDDING!
Don’t forget about brigada-travel-bids! I’ve used it twice successfully just in the past week. You don’t even have to join. (MAFxc has adjusted this conference so that non-members’ messages don’t bounce! Only travel agents have to subscribe. The rest of us just reap the benefits!) Just send a note to brigada-travel-bidsatxcdotorg with your “request for quote” enclosed. Don’t forget to include date(s) of travel and any preferred arrival times, airlines, or other stipulations. In both my instances, I had competing quotes back within 2 hours . . . some by email, some by fax, and a couple by telephone. Hey — within 3 quotes you see the market price… so then you just pick out the best value/itinerary and book it! Nice people. 18 travel agents ready for action and quick response. And by the way, if you’re a travel agent and you’d like a piece of the bidding action, just send a note to hubatxcdotorg with only this line in the text of the message:
subscribe brigada-travel-bids

Thanks to Mark Fremer MarkdotFremeratClearVistadotcom for moderating. . . on behalf of all of us!

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CHILDREN AT RISK….
As a follow-up to the recent request for info. on “street kids”, here’s hope for children of the world… The Oxford Centre for Mission Studies and The Viva Network – along with more than a dozen agencies working with children worldwide – are sponsoring an International Consultation on Children At Risk. Hopeful outcomes include looking at case studies, networking, and sharing resources to make a difference. It’s all set for January 6-10th, 1997 in Oxford, England. For a registration form or information about costs and other specifics, write ocmsatxcdotorg or helpatvivadotorg. Sounds like a fine program.

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GLOBAL GLIMPSE ON DETERMINATION
On 12th October 1996, the Indian evangelist Sadhu Chellappa held a crusade in the previously unreached town of Kandarvakkottai, Tamil Nadu. Despite threats from the fanatic Hindu RSS party, the event was scheduled to start at 6:30pm. 1,000 of the town’s 6,000 inhabitants came to listen, but the RSS was not so easily put off: they cut off the town’s electricity supply. However the Christians had a diesel generator to power the lights and 32 loudspeakers. For the duration of the event there were no other sources of noise and the preacher’s voice could be heard clearly throughout the town. According to Chellappa, hundreds accepted the gospel that evening. The newly-planted church is now attended by over 150 people.
(Source: Sadhu Chellappa, fax (91) 44-4917522 via DAWN FridayFax, 42.96, © DAWN Europe, http://www.tecc.co.uk/jesusa/dawn )
Global Glimpse is assembled each week by John Hanna, Caleb Project, Littleton, CO.

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SO, . . . SUPPOSE SOMEONE WANTED TO FIND A MISSIONARY IN BURUNDI…
How would they do it? Right now, there’s really no way. Unless… you just happen to know of someone who is a missionary in Burundi… or knows someone who is a missionary in Burundi, . . . and in that case, Lee Jantzen, of the Baptist General Conference LJBGCataoldotcom would like to hear from you. He’s trying to dig up someone to help a specific missionary veteran in the capitol who apparently needs to receive some medicine fast. Hey… I’m a sucker for missionary types! :-) So write Lee directly if you can think of a way to help!

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WINDS OF REVIVAL ARE BLOWING IN THE AMERICAS!
Want to find out more??? Then it sounds like you want to attend the AD2000 & Beyond meeting in Panama City, Panama December 27-30, ’96, “Conference on Evangelization and Missions — LATINOAMERICA 2000.” What’s it all about? Who are they inviting??? “The winds of revival are blowing in the Americas, conference organizers told us this past week. “Everywhere the forces of God’s Kingdom advance, unstoppable. The living forces of the Church have been invited to meet in Panama: Denominational leaders, pastors, youth leaders, women’s and children’s leaders, professionals, executives, businessmen, politicians, athletes, artists,….” Surely you fit in there somewhere??? So if Latin America is on your heart, then Panama City better be on your passport! Write rolandojatcccidotorg for a registration form today!

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SEEN VOX?
If not, and if you’re interested in Generation X, you probably need to. Get a copy of Caleb Project’s new Vox magazine by contacting Michael Schwartz at Caleb Project, 303-730-4170, Fax: 303-730-4177, voxatcprojectdotcom. He’s also accepting ads for the next edition, in case you’d like your information to be read by a large percentage of globally minded Generation X-ers.

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ANOTHER IMPONDERABLE…
Out of the Czech Republic comes…. [drum roll sound effects ON] another imponderable! The Bischoff’s in Blansko write, “If buttered bread always falls buttered side down and cats always land on their feet, what would happen if you tied a piece of buttered bread to the back of a cat and they both went out the window?” Folks, just remember you heard it first right here in Brigada Today.

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SO IN CASE YOU HEAR ABOUT THIS… IRINA VIRUS… OR GOOD TIMES….
(So where have you been? Hasn’t everyone on the planet gotten a warning about “Good Times?” :-)) Please pretend you didn’t! How many of us have gotten two million of these warnings by well-intentioned friends (all of whom to which we owe a huge debt of gratitude for their concern for us!) who are miserably uninformed about the fact that it’s a big hoax and the only virus is the Internet bandwidth they’re wasting by continuing to send out additional warnings! The Irina thing is a new form of the hoax, as verified by MAF’s resident tech, Jonathan Marsden, this past week. If you want to know more, use Jonathan’s virus info page http://www.xc.org/jonathan to find the search form. Type in the word ‘irina’ (or whatever other virus you’d like to find), and press the Search button. A couple of links later will reveal the following info from the DataFellows virus database: “NAME: Irina – There is no virus by this name. This was a virus hoax in September 1996 started by Penguin Books. Ignore it. See also Good Times for more info.” Additionally, Jonathan wrote this past week, “The VGREP online virus name database returns no info, as there is no such virus!” So… go ahead and relax… for now. :-)

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UNLOCK THE MYSTERIES OF CENTRAL ASIA!
This past Saturday, I met with a buddy in Louisville to pray and plan for Central Asia. We think we’ve found the place for us to get “up to speed” about what our next steps should be. It’s the Central Asia Study Center, dedicated to equipping laborers for the harvest in Central Asia. They’ve got a program coming up from June 2nd to August 1st, 1997 — and I’m convinced that my buddy or I have to get there for at least part of it. CASC is a place for those who want hands-on preparation and exposure to the religion and culture of Central Asia. CASC is located in a Muslim environment with Central Asian Muslim people groups – placed close to the action. For more information and course descriptions contact Dr. Robert Douglas tel. (217) 732-3169; Fax (217) 732-1821 or rcdouglasatprairienetdotorg. I’m emailing him tonight.

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ANOTHER OPTION FOR C-SERVERS
Last week we mentioned Compuserve’s new 3.0.1 software – and complained ever-so-slightly about its “disk-hogging” footprint on our hard-drives. Well later in the week, Yohan Rocklin 75121dot16atCompuServedotCOM reminded us of WinCim 2.5, also available from Compuserve. Yohan testified, “The online time was reduced by almost 50%, resulting in substantial savings, as I have to pay for long distance charges to reach a node. For example my online time for sending 5 messages and receiving 8 is under one minute! If there is no mail waiting the online time is 4 seconds! Try that with any other program or provider.” Yikes Yohan. You might be onto something! I’ve ordered my free copy of 2.5! You’ve convinced me! :-) Yohan also urged those who live in “sensitive” areas to use something proprietary like Compuserve and dial outside the country for access. According to Yohan, this would seriously reduce the possibility of messages being read by eyes peering “over one’s shoulders”.

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WHAT MUST LEADERS DO?
David Mays, an ACMC regional rep., 102100dot2020atCompuServedotCOM, wrote this past week to quote the November 11 NetFax from Leadership Network which listed 10 observations for leaders (obtained from Lay Communique by the Alban Institute). David commented, “Of the ten, I think #10 is the most significant. … Leaders must manage their stress, set priorities, control their calendar, live a blanched life, have time to reflect on the big picture, build a support system including mentors and teachers, engage in continuous learning, pay attention to their spiritual journey.” Now… the question is, . . . are we willing to pay the piper and start doing it?! :-)

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FINISHED YOUR CHRISTMAS SHOPPING? I DON’T THINK SO….
Because we’ve got one more request for your “wish list”! :-) This past week, I talked with John Hanna at Caleb Project and, . . . well, . . . their creative juices are at it again. Their prayer committee is asking those of us in the Brigada network to do them a big favor…. Well… it’s not exactly for them. It’s for the least reached. You see, their Prayer Committee is proposing that we make December “Pray for an advocate” month. John wrote, “What better gift to give an unreached people group than an advocate!?” Good point. So, here’s the deal. There are about 4000 of us, right? And maybe 600 or so of us actually read the Brigada Today, right? :-) So how ’bout choosing a people group that you want to see an advocate for and then pray each day in December that God would raise up someone to fill this role. If you have no idea which group to pray for, please choose one of the priority one groups from Joshua Project list. If you need a copy of the list of priority one groups, here’s a quick and dirty way to bring it on home right into your email “inbox”. Send email to hubatxcdotorg [Gomer Pile accent ON] (Surprise, surprise, surprise!) [Gomer Pile accent OFF] with only the following line of text in the message:
get brigada priorityone

There must be 130 or so priority one groups (groups defined by having the largest populations of the JP2000 list of 1739 least reached peoples, with the least amount of “work among” activity reported and the least amount of evangelical Christians known), so this will only be a 2-3 page document, . . . but what a difference some prayer could make in their Christmas this season! :-)

You can let John Hanna jhannaatcprojectdotcom at Caleb Project know which group you are praying for and he can let you know how God answers your prayers. What’s more, John’s just agreed to a key position to help set up a special consultation for people specific advocates for the AD2000 & Beyond Movement in April. If we pray now, maybe the new advocates that your prayers raise up can still make it to the meeting!

So, when you lead in prayer in December – or while you’re out there in the snow doing those Christmas carols… or if you’re in some remote jungle in PNG or East Africa and you don’t have snow but you have the Christmas spirit . . . , don’t forget to mention the need for a people group advocate for your chosen group! Thanks!

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BRIGADA TODAY IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE FOLLOWING TEAM OF REGULAR VOLUNTEERS:

*Global Glimpses: John Hanna, Caleb Project, jhannaatcprojectdotcom
*ADVANCE: Mark A. Kelley, Kainos Press, 70420dot1057atcompuservedotcom
*Brigada Website: Bob Mayhew, Brigada Volunteer, mayhewatxcdotorg
*Technical Development: Jonathan Marsden, MAFxc jonathanatxcdotorg
*Brigada Customer Service Manager: Revis Ann Massey, RevisAnnMasseyatxcdotorg
*Brigada Coordinator: Doug Lucas, Team Expansion & Brigada, DLucasatTeamExpansiondotorg
*and many other occasional contributors too numerous to mention!
But thanks for working together! That’s the dream of Brigada!

19961110 Brigada Today

Now with 4024 Participants!
News and Notes about Brigada, Your Gateway to Missions Networking!
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In this issue….

* “MEDICAL MISSIONS & UNREACHED PEOPLES” CONFERENCE
* URBANA ON DECK
* UPDATE ON MRS. WINTER
* GLOBAL GLIMPSE
* ATTENTION ALL COMPUSERVE UPGRADERS
* IN SEARCH OF STREET KIDS
* …AND IN SEARCH OF GOVERNMENT LEADERS
* FROM THE “YOU JUST GOTTA’ HEAR THIS” DEPT.
* BECOME AN “M-BAGGER”
* FOR SPECAL PROJECT PLANNERS
* FIVE LESSONS FROM ENVISION ’96
* ENVISION — THE POEM
* TO SUBSCRIBE TO BRIGADA TODAY

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“MEDICAL MISSIONS & UNREACHED PEOPLES” CONFERENCE
One week from today, some 175 medical personnel will gather at Southeast Christian Church (membership: 10,000 weekly attenders) in Louisville, KY, for what looks to be one of the most significant consultations ever on medical missions and its relevance to reaching unreached peoples. Organizers write, “Four experts in tropical medicine, infectious disease, pediatrics, and ob-gyn will give practical advice from first hand experience on how to practice medicine on the mission field. And our keynote speaker … will speak on the role of the health professional as a missionary for God by integrating his or her faith in Him with their professional skills in treating the whole person. The course is free.” For more information or to receive a brochure, call Stephanie Garling ASAP at 502-451-5317 ext. 725 for more information. Open to anyone with interest in the health care field and/or mission service.

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URBANA ON DECK
Una Francis Lucey wrote Brigada Today about Urbana, “Do you believe that God has something meaningful planned for your life? Are you sometime hopeful and sometimes fearful about your future? Do you wonder how you fit into God’s plan for the world? You may not know the how or the when. You may still be working on the why.

At Urbana, join more than 17,000 others in prayerfully considering the world and how God is at work in it. Examine your own role as you learn about Jesus’ love and power…

Urbana is for college students, recent graduates, high school seniors, and young professionals who want to have their worldview stretched and want to discover more about missions. Many youth workers, college workers, church leaders, missionaries and others also benefit from the convention.

Urbana ’96 is InterVarsity’s Student Missions Convention at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The convention dates are December 27-31, 1996. The theme is “You are my witnesses.” For more information and registration brochures call 608/274-7995.”

Ed. Note: Let’s bow in prayer for a moment and ask God to use this year’s Urbana to raise more awareness and interest in least reached peoples. We’ve been told that Urbana organizers are grouping 10 delegates together to pray for each of the 1739 Joshua Project least reached peoples.

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UPDATE ON MRS. WINTER
Mrs. Roberta Winter, co-founder of the US Center for World Mission, continues in serious condition. Rick Wood, Editor of Mission Frontiers, sent this update earlier in the week: “Over the last few days she has become increasing weak and she has fallen twice because of increasing numbness in her legs. Because of this the doctors decided to perform emergency surgery to remove the cancerous tumor that has been pressing on her spine. This was a very delicate surgery that was performed 4 Nov. The surgery was successful and there was no apparent damage to the spinal cord from the tumor. The tumor was shrunken from the radiation treatments she has undergone thus far and the doctors believe that they have removed all of the tumor. After waking up after the surgery, she appeared to be feeling better and in good spirits. Please join us in prayer for this dear lady who has given so much of her life that the unreached peoples of the world would receive life in Christ. Pray that she would recover quickly from this surgery and regain her strength and energy. Pray for wisdom for the Winters and the doctors as they decide on future treatment.” Thanks for the update Rick!

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GLOBAL GLIMPSE
In a village in southern India five members of a Youth With A Mission team were taken to hospital after they and three others were beaten by an angry crowd. (They had been warned that if they did not leave the area, they would be killed.) Later at a meting called by the local government when one of those injured told his attackers he forgave them, the men responsible broke down in tears. As a result the YWAM workers are now allowed to remain in the area.
(Source: YWAM News Digest, Nov 1996, Andy Butcher, YWAM Press & Media Services, Tel: 719-380-0505 Fax: 719-380-0936, Internet: andybutcheratxcdotorg. (Check http://www.ywam.org ))
Global Glimpse is compiled each week by John Hanna, Caleb Project, Littleton, CO.

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ATTENTION ALL COMPUSERVE UPGRADERS
Have you tried Compuserve 3.0.1? I did. Yikes. What a disk-hog! Much more integrated with the worldwide web browser than in previous versions, though. As for me, since I rely mostly on Netcom for Internet access, I went back to WinCim and saved the 50 megabytes! But the choice is yours. The upgrade is free. Call CServe at 800-848-8199 (in the USA) for upgrade info. Those outside the USA should call CServe in their own countries or the closest contact number. David Housholder DavidHousholderatxcdotorg suggests that the best choice to strip Internet headers from CS3 messages is now E-Mail Assist (download it from the CS3 forum [GO:WCIMTE] for $18 shareware pricing). Thanks David!

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IN SEARCH OF STREET KIDS
Victor Hall vhallatattdotnetdothk is looking for resources (any kind of SIG, website, or conference dealing with ministry or evangelism) toward 3rd world “street kids”. Any ideas out there? If so, write Victor directly . . .and Victor, if you hear any ideas, please send us a report in a couple of weeks, okay? Thanks and Godspeed on this crucial need in places like Brazil, Thailand, and all over the world!

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…AND IN SEARCH OF GOVERNMENT LEADERS
Meanwhile, Roger E Doriot doriotreatticnetdotcom would like to find an up-to-date resource to help him pray for leaders of the world’s countries. Operation World has such a list, he says, but he would like to find an updated version more current. If you know of such a list on the worldwide web or somewhere on the Internet, write Roger directly. Roger, let us know what you find, okay?

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FROM THE “YOU JUST GOTTA’ HEAR THIS” DEPT.
These Points to Ponder seemed exceptional… for this Saturday around the world….

1. If a book about failures doesn’t sell, is it a success?
2. Do cemetery workers prefer the graveyard shift?
3. What do you do when you see an endangered animal that eats only endangered plants?
4. Do hungry crows have ravenous appetites?
5. Is it possible to be totally partial?
6. What’s another word for thesaurus?
7. If a parsley farmer is sued, can they garnish his wages?
8. Would a fly without wings be called a walk?
9. Why do steam irons have a permanent press setting?
10. Can you be a closet claustrophobic?
11. Why do they lock gas station bathrooms? Are they afraid someone will clean them?
12. Why do people who know the least know it the loudest?
13. If the funeral procession is at night, do folks drive with their lights off?
14. If a stealth bomber crashes in a forest, will it make a sound?
15. When it rains, why don’t sheep shrink?
16. Should vegetarians eat animal crackers?
17. If the cops arrest a mime, do they tell him he has the right to remain silent?
18. Why is the word abbreviation so long?
19. When companies ship styrofoam, what do they pack it in?
20. If you’re cross-eyed and have dyslexia, can you read all right?

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BECOME AN “M-BAGGER”
Nathan Fay wrote this morning about sending parcels to on-site teams. He pointed out that the rate for an M-Bag, book, ground is .79/lb. The non-book rate was also really cheap. Compared to normal book ground rate, I was able to send both boxes (41 lbs.) for $30 rather than $80 dollars.” Thanks for the tip, Nathan!

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FOR SPECAL PROJECT PLANNERS
One week ago, many of us – and thousands in all – were gathered in Lexington, KY, at Envision ’96, gazing across an arena at giant posters each representing one of the Joshua Project 2000 “Least Reached Peoples.” One convention worker wrote a missionary in Indonesia this past week, testifying, “Sunday afternoon I counted up those who had turned in decisions. At that time there were 59 who had made full time commitments to mission service. That was out of about 350 who had turned in some kind of a decision. Most of these were decisions to make a commitment to pray for one of the 1,739 least evangelized people groups. About 700 more decisions of some sort were turned in by the close of the service Sunday night. I have not seen the results of those as far as full time mission service commitments. Kentucky Christian College students are processing those. It will probably take two more weeks. … It was awesome to see people standing in line all during the closing service to turn in decisions to adopt one of those groups. I’ve never seen anything like it. … They had four (I think) computers networked in an area just to the right side of the stage where the people manning them worked all during the convention putting in decisions. I can’t remember how many things they had listed in what they called a “Decision Manual”, but there must have been 10 or 15. I think that activity alone is going to bring results the next 15 or 20 years.” We give praise to God alone for the way he is working through Envision ’96.

Now, having been assigned the task of writing up a “how-to” manual on putting together one of these events, Eric Derry and I are trying to look for major focal points that seemed crucial in bringing the event to reality. This list is just a first pass . . . and by no means complete or finished… but it might at least provide food for thought…

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FIVE LESSONS FROM ENVISION ’96

a) INVEST HEAVILY IN PRAYER —
The Prayer Center (just to the left of the stage) was staffed throughout the convention day each day of the event. Intercessors were lifting up convention personnel, goals, and vision around the clock. As President, I had one of those “Duh!” realizations just 6 days before the event . . . when I realized there was too much on my plate to accomplish. The only way I could face the week in good conscience was to leave for a two-day prayer retreat. I did Experiencing God in those two days, from cover to cover, fasted for the first time in my life, and personally experienced renewal of my faith and vision. Those days became the primary components in planning my own comments and the opening night message.

b) FIND THE MOST-GIFTED PEOPLE FOR EACH TASK THEN EXPLAIN THE TASK —
God led us to some of the most awesome people for the challenges we faced. There are way more than I could ever mention, but here are a couple of examples:

1. The guy who became the genius behind architecture of our unreached peoples thrust was like from another planet! He wasn’t ashamed of thinking up the wildest schemes, . . . like preparing a poster for each of the 1739 groups and “seating” them in our arena as if they were with us in the throne room of Heaven. He invested literally thousands of hours of preparation.. And I’m not exaggerating.
2. The gal who took responsibility of seeking out key coordinators for functions such as the 50 “greeters”, the prayer center, and volunteer services. She knew exactly where to go for help and she communicated the vision precisely.

The list goes on and on. Envision ’96 might have had a president . . . but more importantly, it featured the sum total of an army of volunteers. And my right-hand man is brilliant at churning out “job descriptions.” I asked him for 10 one day and I think they were done by 5pm that afternoon! Those job descriptions became “bold challenges” to the people seeking to fulfill those tasks. In short, they set standards for excellence that everyone wanted to follow.

c) INVEST ENERGY AND ALLOW TIME TO DETERMINE THE MISSION —
We started two years before the event, with dozens of focus groups at places like the US Center for World Mission, Fuller Seminary, large and small churches and colleges, big cities and small towns throughout the land. We even asked opinions from those outside our particular “non-denominational denomination.” :-) Interestingly enough, those focus groups – which set us back probably six months on our time-line – probably became the key most important part of our planning. We relied on their input over and over again. There was the one guy in Indy who brashly said, “Ditch the idea of having a convention! Those people need to use that money to go overseas anyway.” :-) (Well, we didn’t quite take his advice literally, but the whole thrust of our convention changed from “spectator sports” to “action/participation in fulfilling the task.”) Then there was the lady at the large church who said, “What it sounds like you want is an ‘Urbana’ for churches.” That was it exactly. And who can forget the president of a major denomination saying, “Don’t try to plan a pan-denominational event. We know your people. They need to experience this on their own. Invite us as guests. But make no bones about the fact that this is a Christian Church/Church of Christ event. We did just that. And he was right. And many guests came and all have said they felt very warmly welcomed. Finally, there was the lady who said, “Clarify what it is you want to do there… then word it in a concise statement. Then build everything you do around that statement.” That’s exactly what we tried to do. We read our mission statement over and over again . . . for nearly two years . . . all the way down to the final closing of the last main session, . . . when we turned it over to God for Him to help us finish.

d) WORSHIP, WORSHIP, WORSHIP —
The Mission Frontiers issue on worship, music and missions hit at exactly the right time for us. I bought Piper’s book the day I received the issue. Thanks Rick Wood. We modeled our convention around Piper’s chapter on worship. We put worship people in charge of the main sessions. I pulled out, even though I was supposed to be president. We pulled the missionaries out. We let the worship people set the scene and they did it with glory. God got all the praise. The smartest thing I did in the whole convention was to realize that I wasn’t that smart . . . especially when it came to things like “sequence”, “flow” and bringing people to their knees before the throne of God. We pulled in three guys who do it for a living. They pulled in literally dozens of others that they already knew. And wow. The results were fantastic. They pretty much set the time line, and then they became invisible. But the results and the glory still shines. The pageantry was beyond our wildest dreams. The balloon drop, the “candles”, the poems, the skits, the lighting, the sound, the “flow” (whatever that means! :-)) transported us into God’s presence. And that was the single most talked-about Envision ’96 feature, if you asked me. Just imagine. Thousands of Christian Church/Church of Christ people standing around an arena with tears in their eyes, worshipping God Almighty. Yikes. What’s this world coming to! :-) If God does choose to bless the results of Envision ’96, it won’t be because of any one man’s or woman’s doing. It’ll be because we allowed Him to take His rightful place – to be seated on the thrones of our hearts. We tried to get ourselves out of the way.

e) [and finally, for now :-)] GIVE ATTENTION TO DETAIL —
We developed checklist after checklist, . . . exchanged terabytes of email! :-) For the last few weeks, everywhere I went, I carried a literal file cabinet of file folders just to try to keep track of the ocean of details. Did we think of everything? Nope. But within the scope of human ability and within the power of God’s fulfillment, I can honestly tell you that we did our best. We did scenarios for this, contingencies for that, ran plans and dreams past presidents and entrepreneurs. From the tiniest little item (making sure there was enough dip for the visitors in the Press Room) to the largest issue (“how do we keep the least reached and their needs constantly in front of the eyes of every delegate”) someone developed a plan… and we now pray that God will bless the results.

Envision ’97 takes place in Tulsa, OK, Oct. 10-12, with Tom Schneller as President. Tom was heavily involved in the team that God set up to attempt Envision ’96. He’s the perfect man for the job. Eric and I will assist him, along with a team of others, in planning and implementing continued PACE Project emphasis. We pray that God will empower Tom to carry the vision forward with all the more power and all the more impact on His people throughout the land. God be praised!

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ENVISION — THE POEM
Envision
by Steve Wyatt, Sr. Minister, Cullen Ave. Chr. Ch., Evansville, IN
Read during Opening Ceremonies, Nov. 1, 1996, Envision ’96

We’ve come from far and wide,
from city and countryside,
crossed mountains and ocean tide –
We’ve come to Envision.

We’ve come to stake a claim, we’ve come to strike a flame, we’ve come in Jesus’ name – We’ve come to Envision.

We’ve come that the world may know, we’ve come God’s love to show, we’ve come, and we’re willing to go – We’ve come to Envision. Lord, impress Your dream upon our hearts, Some region, some nation, some part, where Your kingdom may gain a new start – Lord, give us Your vision.

We’re tired of the status quo, souls dying without hope, a world darkened by sin and by woe, Lord, give us Your vision.

Enlist from among us an army of risk-takers, a battalion of earth-shakers, a legion of Kingdom-makers – Lord, give us Your vision.

And Lord, infect us with Your passion. Remind us that no cost is too great, no price is too high, no sacrifice is too much. And teach us, Lord, that if that cost is paid, if that price is given, if that sacrifice is made in the execution of Your vision – Teach us that when the fighting is over, and the battle is done; when the dust has settled, and our race has been run. When Your vision has become our victory, and the world has been won – Tell us again, Lord, tell us how You’ll look again upon these then who stand before You now – And tell us how You will speak to our hearts as humbly we bow, “Well done.”

Amen.

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* ENVISION ’96 RESULTS STILL BEING COUNTED
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ENVISION ’96 RESULTS STILL BEING COUNTED
They came! For over two years, in the back of our heads, we’ve wondered, “What if we throw a party and no one comes!” Well, we did . . . and they came! … by the thousands! Accurate counts were difficult in Rupp Arena . . . and often there would be 1000 or more people still circulating in the Exhibit Hall among the record number of top quality exhibits (over 350). Well over 300 volunteers helped with youth sessions, which were said to be top notch as well. And in Rupp Arena, home court to the NCAA champion University of Kentucky Wildcats, thousands of people sang, worshipped, and fasted together. High attendance was probably somewhere in the neighborhood of 4000 in the arena alone, not including those in the Exhibit hall and youth sessions. Attendance at Friday’s “Pit-Stop-3” session for church leaders who are “adopting” least reached people groups was well over 100, and keep in mind that they had to pay extra to attend that session to get the big fat 3-ring notebook and hear the special speaker flown in from Ukraine. I got to run the first mile in the !televised! Torch Run, which originated from Cane Ridge Meeting Place (home of the Cane Ridge Revivals of 1801). When the Torch Runners came into Rupp Arena during the evening main session, the crowd went wild, just like in an Olympic opening ceremony. A beautiful custom-prepared video profiled landmark mission works down through the years, tying in the torch run at a perfectly timed finish with fireworks, strobes, and sound effects. Balloons and confetti dropped from the ceiling, and, to say the least, the people celebrated! It’ll be an image that we’ll all always remember. Throughout the weekend, some 20 “PACE” Projects were featured, in which churches have “adopted” people groups to help “set the pace” for Envision ’96. They included projects headed to places like the Berber of northern Morocco, Cambodia, Laos, Albania, and the Crimean Tatar

But just as impressive was the sea of people group posters in the seating behind the stage…. all 1739 of them! On opening night, the crowd got to see them all together, surrounding the mass choir and orchestra. But after that, the only way to get them back up in the seats was to “adopt” one of them for prayer. And adopt them they did. Final result are still being tabulated, but we know that well over 1000 were adopted for at least prayer, and many for more than that! (Final report just as soon as it’s available.)

Live international phone links were presented with a worker in mainland China and, later, with Beverly Pegues (Director of the Christian Information Network, which is coordinating “Praying Through the Window III”) at “Mission 2000” in Berlin. And well over 60 new workers committed themselves to cross-cultural mission work. Hundreds and hundreds of volunteers helped with everything from youth to hospitality to crowd direction to technical assistance.

It was truly an unforgettable experience . . . but if you’d like to see a taste, there is a way. ITEC, a video ministry based in the Great Pacific Northwest, would, I’m sure, be happy to send you a copy of a session…. Probably for $19.99??? If you’re interested, call 360-794-2099, fax 360-638-1625, or write Box 1681, Bellevue, WA 98009. Ask for session “961101V1”, Friday, Nov. 1, Envision ’96… or any of the other Envision ’96 sessions they taped.

Now for catching up from the email I didn’t answer during the past week! Thanks for your patience! :-) And thanks for all the prayers!!!

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MORE INFO ON 30 DAY MUSLIM FOCUS
The materials (booklets, videos and poster) for the “30 Days Muslim Prayer Focus” (Jan 10 to Feb 8, 1997) are available from: wcnatxcdotorg (World Christian News & Books, PO Box 26479, Colorado Springs, CO 80936; USA. Tel: 1 (719) 442-6409, Fax: 1 (719) 380-0936). You can also find more info (order & price info, and worldwide distribution addresses, etc.) at http://www.ywam.org/prayer/30days.html
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ADVANCE READY FOR DOWNLOADING
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ADVANCE FOR NOVEMBER, 1996 — Praying for unreached peoples and persecuted believers Summary of November 1996 issue

THE GOSPEL FOR EVERY PEOPLE — Praying for Muslims during Ramadan; AIDS decimating World A populations; 68 million people in West Bengal, India; reaching Calcutta; house churches among Khmer refugees; Praying Through the Window III.

THE PERSECUTED CHURCH — Five believers burned to death in Indonesia; gangs murder 50 in Zaire; relief workers killed in Cambodia; Christian doctor murdered in Egypt; Pakistani believer charged with blasphemy. ***

SPIRITUAL FORCES OF DARKNESS — Rwandan pastor charged in ethnic slaughter; Police rescue women slaves; Belarus church set on fire; mother beats son to death; gambling’s toll.

REJOICE! — church growth in Madras; Muslim leaders in Indonesia express regret for violence; churches started in Romania; five years in prison for sex tourism; Belgians march against immorality.

NETWORKING — video and prayer guide for “30 Day Muslim Prayer Focus”; video and book for Praying Through the Window III; Heartland MissionsFest; missions curriculum for Sunday school; anonymity visiting Web sites; ESL teachers needed; doctoral studies by e-mail.

FRONT LINES — Jesus’ enemy

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UPDATE ON THE WINTERS
For those who have been praying for Dr. and Mrs. Ralph Winter, Rick Wood tells us that “The doctors have prescribed 20 daily radiation treatments to destroy the tumor that is pressing on her spine and causing her the intense pain. They have not done a biopsy, but they believe that the tumor is cancerous and is related to the Multiple Myeloma diagnosis. They believe that she should have some relief from the pain after a few days of the radiation. They decided against surgery since she had just had surgery for the gall bladder and they would have to do radiation anyway to kill any of the tumor that would remain.” Rick asked, “Please keep her in your prayers. She does seem to feel better at those times when more people are praying. Please also pray for strength for Dr. Winter. This has been a physical and emotional strain on him as well. They are both walking in faith, trusting the Lord for His guidance and provision.” Dr. and Mrs. Winter, you have our prayers!

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GLOBAL GLIMPSE FROM INDONESIA
Muslim leaders in Indonesia have publicly expressed their regret for the violence that claimed five lives when 25 church buildings in seven cities were attacked in October. Abdurrahman Wahid, chairman of the country’s largest Muslim organization, said he would lead out in cleaning up and rebuilding the devastated churches. Muslim groups in Indonesia are one of the Church’s greatest challenges remaining to finishing the Great Commission.
(Source: Kainos Press, Advance Newsletter, November, 1996, used with permission. Mark Kelly, 70420dot1057atcompuservedotcom
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Global Glimpse is compiled by John Hanna Caleb Project Littleton, CO.

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