20020224 Brigada Today

In this issue…

1) FINISHERS, CANADA-STYLE?
2) NEED ENGLISH FOR CHRISTIAN SERVICE?
3) TENTMAKERS (TIE) CONGRESS
4) CHINA TESOL COURSE DATE CHANGES
5) OPEN LETTER TO MISSION EXECUTIVES
6) MUSIC TO REACH UNREACHED PEOPLE GROUPS
7) OMF BAY AREA MISSION CONFERENCE
8) SEMINAR ON CREATING NEW BUSINESSES
9) FROM MY 12-YEAR-OLD
10) CLOSING STUFF

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1) FINISHERS, CANADA-STYLE? — Here’s a Round Table to consider launching a “Finishers” movement in Canada, to be held at the TIM Center in Toronto, Thursday, April 11, 2002. Canadian mission agency and church leaders interested this no-obligation consultation should visit

http://www.finishers.org/canada for information and registration. Contact: Bob Morris <bmorrisattyndaledotca>.</bmorrisattyndaledotca>

The Finishers Project in the US is a partnership of over 75 leading mission agencies aching for more laborers for His harvest. The purpose of the Round Table is to consider together the merits of launching a similar Canadian movement run by Canadian leaders. The full range of disciplines is needed in missions. Adults of all ages are healthy and well prepared to be involved in the enterprise to disciple the nations.

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2) NEED ENGLISH FOR CHRISTIAN SERVICE? — The Operation Mobilisation language school in the UK is open for anyone, but specializes in teaching English to those who need it for Christian service. That might be for missions, for Bible College, for church work or sharing the gospel with someone. Daily devotions help you to grow spiritually, and English classes help your English to grow. Learn about living in another culture. Study with others from different countries. Check out their website at

http://www.conwyhouse.com .

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3) TENTMAKERS (TIE) CONGRESS — TIE organizers are launching the 4th TIE at the resort KAL Hotel on Cheju Island, Korea. The dates have changed slightly as the conference will start at noon on May 20th and will close on the evening of May 23rd. Cost for the hotel, meals and airport pick up service is $350.00 per delegate. Registration forms and more information can be obtained from <tieatgatidotwadotcom> or from <mijohnnyatyahoodotcom> . All TIE supporting members receive a discount on the registration fee.</mijohnnyatyahoodotcom></tieatgatidotwadotcom>

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4) CHINA TESOL COURSE DATE CHANGES — Impact the world by learning to teach English. Find out about excellent tentmaking opportunities in China and throughout the world. Taking the TESOL Certificate course in China is a practical, cross-cultural application of the course content. The course will utilize proven instructors and curriculum. Course dates are July 5-August 16, 2002. Please contact for more information or visit

http://www.tesoltraining.com. Email received and read IN CHINA.

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5) OPEN LETTER TO MISSION EXECUTIVES — Read a letter from a mission leader who writes to query why, seven years into the Internet, every mission has a website to communicate with its own supporters, but only a tiny handful are involved in using the Web for its God-given strength: targeted evangelism to non-Christian groups. The letter is available for re-publication:

http://www.web-evangelism.com/mission/openletter.php

He also points out that the Internet uniquely allows returned and retired missionaries to maintain a witness to their country of service. The letter also offers the online Web Evangelism strategy resource for missions to use:

http://www.web-evangelism.com/mission

“If you can use this site to encourage both your staff and supporters to use the Web for evangelism, I believe – indeed promise – they will find an exciting and fulfilling ministry that can literally touch millions,” he writes. (Go for it, Tony!)

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6) MUSIC TO REACH UNREACHED PEOPLE GROUPS — Would you like to help a group develop indigenous Christian songs? Consider taking a week-long ethnomusicology course at CIT in N. Carolina (April 29-May 3). The focus is on empowering a community to make culturally-appropriate Christian music, and to use it effectively in evangelism, worship, and church planting. You do not need to be a musician to benefit from this course. Some attention will be given to music of each student’s geographical interest. See

http://www.citi.org or write <neeleyplatnetscapedotnet> for information.</neeleyplatnetscapedotnet>

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7) OMF BAY AREA MISSION CONFERENCE — Catch “A Heart for China and East Asia”, April 26-27, 2002, at Peninsula Covenant Church (3560 Farm Hill Rd., Redwood City, CA 94061). It’ll feature 4 plenary speakers and 11 workshops. Web site:

http://www.us.omf.org/northwest .

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8) SEMINAR ON CREATING NEW BUSINESSES — The Centre for Entrepreneurship and Economic Development (CEED) invites entrepreneurs, pioneering business teams, and creative field workers to a premier seminar on kingdom business creation in frontier locations. The CEED Middle East Team combines business expertise with decades of experience in the Middle East and North Africa. Join top entrepreneurs, business consultants, and adventurous and dedicated nationals in an intense and interactive three week seminar designed to teach biblical foundations of business, and equip you with the practical tools and skills necessary to successfully launch or join a business with kingdom goals. The Centre for Entrepreneurship and Economic Development has successfully run seminars in China, Israel, Singapore and Korea. Individuals from over 30 different nations have been trained and businesses have been launched or enabled around the globe. The next CEED seminar will take place in Spain, April 1-20. For more information contact: <infoatceed-middleeastdotorg>.</infoatceed-middleeastdotorg>

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9) FROM MY 12-YEAR-OLD — Here’s the latest global observation from my 12-year-old, who is always looking to try to make me smile:

You think gasoline is expensive?

Diet Snapple 16oz for $1.29 = $10.32 per gallon
Lipton Ice Tea 16oz for $1.19 = $9.52 per gallon
Gatorade 20oz for $1.59 = $10.17 per gallon
Ocean Spray 16oz for $1.25 = $10.00 per gallon
Pint of milk 16oz for $1.59 = $12.72 per gallon
STP Brake Fluid 12oz for $3.15 = $33.60 per gallon
Vick’s Nyquil 6oz for $8.35 = $178.13 per gallon
Pepto Bismol 4oz for $3.85 = $123.20 per gallon
Whiteout .7oz for $1.39 = $25.42 per gallon
Scope 1.5oz for $0.99 = $84.48 per gallon

And this is the REAL KICKER……

Evian water 9oz for $1.49 = $21.19 per gallon …..$21.19 FOR WATER!!

So next time you’re at the pump, be glad your car doesn’t run on Nyquil, or Scope, or Whiteout!!!! (Note: I searched for a while for the original source for this quote, but it’s spread all over the web and who knows who originally wrote it! )

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