Monthly Archives: July 2004

20040725 Brigada Today

In this issue…

  1. ONLY HAVE $25? ADDED TOGETHER, IT WOULD DO THE TRICK!
  2. DIALING OVERSEAS? SAVE BUCKS; HELP BRIGADA
  3. BE DISCIPLED TO REACH THE NATIONS
  4. 5TH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON LANGUAGE LEARNING (ICLL5)
  5. HOW TO HANDLE TRAVEL WARNINGS
  6. HELP FOR AWANA CLUBS
  7. GO TO THE NATIONS… AS AN ENGLISH TEACHER
  8. MENTAL HEALTH AND MISSIONS CONFERENCE
  9. SOUTH ASIAN YOUTH UNITE
  10. GREAT TIP FOR WORD USERS: CALCULATE!
  11. CLOSING STUFF

  1. ONLY HAVE $25? ADDED TOGETHER, IT WOULD DO THE TRICK! — Thanks to the anonymous donor who sent $25 this past week. So, if you were feeling bad because you can’t give a larger gift, just realize… if everybody pitched in together, it would go a long way toward helping us provide for the Brigada-sponsored secretary. Just log on to: http://www.brigada.org then click “sponsor” in the top menu, or just send a check payable to Team Expansion to: Team Expansion (Brigada secretary), 13711 Willow Reed Dr., Louisville, KY 40299. Thanks! As always, be sure to let us know if you’d like us to promote any particular service or ministry, or if you’d prefer your gift by anonymous.

  2. DIALING OVERSEAS? SAVE BUCKS; HELP BRIGADA — Are you in a place with high international phone rates? For the cheapest rates for many country-to-country calls worldwide, go to http://www.brigada.org/phone.html And thanks to our friends at Dial-Abroad for the $162 they sent as a result of Brigada users’ calls on their network during the past month. I’m telling you… Dial-Aboard is a big help to covering the cost of the Brigada-sponsored secretary!

  3. BE DISCIPLED TO REACH THE NATIONS — Youth With A Mission (YWAM) in Turner Valley, Canada is staging a Discipleship Training School (DTS) to grow your faith and equip you to reach the nations with the Gospel. It includes 3 months training with 2 months mission trip. Here are the upcoming dates: September 15 / 04 to February 4 / 04 and March 23 / 05 to August 12 / 05. Prices: $ 3,200 CND (tuition and accommodation) plus $ 3,500 CND (missions trip). To DTS grads, they also offer the School of Biblical Studies (SBS), a 9-month inductive study of each book of the Bible. Dates: September 13 /04 to July 1 /05. Price : $8100 CND. Contact: turnervalley(at)ywam(dot)ca [replace (at) with @ and (dot) with .] http://www.ywamturnervlley.com

  4. 5TH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON LANGUAGE LEARNING (ICLL5) — If you want to stay abreast of the cutting-edge issues in language and culture learning or are charged with the responsibility to keep your organization’s personnel pressing on toward communicative competence in language and culture, then the 5TH International Congress On Language Learning (ICLL5) is for you! The Congress is hosted by Mission Training International (MTI) and will be held October 11-15, 2004 in Colorado Springs, CO. The theme is “The Right Help at the Right Level”. Registration closes September 20. Register at http://www.mti.org/icll5 or get more information by writing info(at)mti(dot)org or call 800-896- 3710 or 719-487-0111. [replace (at) with @ and (dot) with .]

  5. HOW TO HANDLE TRAVEL WARNINGS — Here’s a Missions Pastor in Phoenix named Jeff who is trying to find out how other churches and mission organizations deal with State Dept travel warnings such as “defer non- essential travel.” How do you deal with church leaders who fear putting short-term teams at risk and protect the church from lawsuits by families should a team member be injured or killed on a trip? Do you have ways to protect the church from the non-Christian relative who might want to sue the church if there was an incident? Email Jeff Jeff(at)fccstriving(dot)com. He’ll share the results with us here later.

  6. HELP FOR AWANA CLUBS — One or our greatest mission fields is children. Awana Clubs address this field and now there is help for those working in the local church in clubs: ARK – Awana Record Keeping software to keep track of information on the clubers, their awards, their progress, even inventory tracking of all the supplies. Software is available from Missionary TECH Team for $25 yearly support update service fee. For more information http://www.missionarytechteam.org/Software/index.htm or email JWood(at)techteam(dot)org. [replace (at) with @ and (dot) with .] The web page has additional contact information.

  7. GO TO THE NATIONS… AS AN ENGLISH TEACHER — Here’s a 4-week TESOL course in effective English teaching techniques, sponsored by Youth With A Mission in Lebanon, PA, USA, will run from September 19 to October 15, 2004, and it will be offered again from October 24 to November 19, 2004. See the website at http://www.ywampa.org for details and application forms, or e-mail your questions to ywampa(at)comcast(dot)net [replace (at) with @ and (dot) with .]

  8. MENTAL HEALTH AND MISSIONS CONFERENCE — This year’s Mental Health and Missions conference will celebrate its 25th anniversary by capturing glimpses of the past, present and future. They will remember how God inspired mental health professionals to serve missions and how he has used the conference to aid that work, yesterday, today, and tomorrow. This annual conference will be held November 18-21, 2004 at the Potawatomi Inn located in Indiana. Registration ends November 1, 2004. Register at http://www.mti.org/mhm For more information, write info(at)mti(dot)org or call 800-896-3710 or 719-487-0111. [replace (at) with @ and (dot) with .]

  9. SOUTH ASIAN YOUTH UNITE — SAGC 2004 is the first International gathering of South Asian Youth and Young Adult believers and Ministry Leaders from all over the world. It’s happening in Vancouver, Canada from August 4th – 8th 2004. The Convention theme is “Serving God’s Purposes in our Generation” Acts 13:36. For further information on Registration, Accommodation, Resource Personnel, Worship Bands and other details, please check the SAGC 2004 website at http://www.southasianconnection.com OR you may e-mail us at info(at)southasianconnection(dot)com. [replace (at) with @ and (dot) with .]

  10. MORE GOOD NEWS ABOUT PANERA — Jeffrey wrote (after last week’s reference to Panera giving away free wireless broadband to its customers) to fill us in on the fact that they also give away leftover bread supplies to non-profits after closing time! Cool! So — here’s one beggar telling another where to find bread — Panera! :-)

  11. GREAT TIP FOR WORD USERS: CALCULATE! — Here’s a great tip for users of Microsoft Word. Open “Tools|Customize”, then click on the “Commands” tab. Scroll down in the left-hand side for the “Tools” menu heading, then highlight it. Now in the right-hand side, scroll down ’til you find “Tools Calculate”. Drag and drop that item to the top menu bar. You can right-click on it to “change button image” to a picture of a calculator, then right-click again to “default” style to get rid of the words. Now, next time you have a column of figures in a table, or several figures (one after another) in a line of text, highlight it, then click the calculate button, and see the result in the status bar. Better yet, do a ctrl-v “Edit-Paste” and you’ll see the total appear before your very eyes. It’s a great time-saver to have a first-class calculator in Word! Yahooo! :-)

20040718 Brigada Today

In this issue…

  1. GREAT SPONSORS MAKE FOR INFORMATIVE BRIGADA TODAYS
  2. BRIGADA BY RSS?
  3. NEED COUNTRY-TO-COUNTRY CALLING?
  4. USE MS Office? CUSTOMIZE YOUR FAVORITES
  5. VISITED YOUR LOCAL PANERA BREAD STORE LATELY?
  6. STRATEGY COORDINATOR TRAINING IN SINGAPORE
  7. MESHING AN OUTREACH WEBSITE WITH A LOCAL OUTREACH TEAM
  8. AFFORDABLE SHORT-TERM GROUP COVERAGE
  9. WHO IS JAY?
  10. CLOSING STUFF

  1. GREAT SPONSORS MAKE FOR INFORMATIVE BRIGADA TODAYS — Thanks much to our sponsors, who help us get Brigada out the door and on your screen, chalked full of “all the news that’s fit to email!” By helping sponsor our Brigada secretary, you can enable thousands of Brigada participants to hear the latest, whether it’s about your own ministry or that of another global servant or clearinghouse. It’s easy to sponsor Brigada. Just log on to: http://www.brigada.org then click “sponsor” in the top menu, or just send a check payable to Team Expansion to: Team Expansion (Brigada secretary), 13711 Willow Reed Dr., Louisville, KY 40299. Thanks! As always, be sure to let us know if you’d like us to promote any particular service or ministry, or if you’d prefer your gift by anonymous.

  2. BRIGADA BY RSS? — One Brigada participant recently wrote that perhaps we should consider distributing Brigada by RSS. (The initials apparently originally stood for “Really Simple Syndication.”) For now, we’ll probably just stick with email and web, but if a volunteer wanted to set up an RSS feed for the Brigada info, we’d be glad to publish the instructions on how to receive it. Thanks for the idea, Joel!

  3. NEED COUNTRY-TO-COUNTRY CALLING? — Try an international calling service that reportedly has the cheapest country-to-country phone rates. Learn more at http://www.brigada.org/phone.html You’ll see on the “Sponsors” page how your gifts are adding up to help sponsor the Brigada secretary!

  4. USE MS Office? CUSTOMIZE YOUR FAVORITES — Brigada’s kind of an eclectic mix of things, don’t you think? :-) I mean… one minutes we’ll be talking about unreached peoples, then we’ll suddenly present an item on backing up. It’s just been part of our history, you know? Well here’s a cool item that deserved a hearing. Do you use Microsoft Word? (Seems like just about everyone does these days.) Do you notice yourself going “File|Open” then clicking through a hierarchy of folders these days, trying to click through to the folder you want? Well why not add that favorite folder to the “My Places” list on the left side of the “file|open” dialogue box! In Office XP, it’s easy. While in the “File|Open” dialogue box of any Office application, highlight the folder you want to put on the “My Places” bar, click on “Tools” in the toolbar at the top of the dialog, and choose “Add to ‘My Places'” from the drop-down menu. You can also choose “Small icons” to add even more shortcuts there. For information on how to accomplish the same thing in other versions of Office, click to: http://www.pcmag.com/usertouser (Thanks to PC Magazine for featuring this great little time-saver.)

  5. VISITED YOUR LOCAL PANERA BREAD STORE LATELY? — Whoever imagined working on one’s doctoral dissertation from the local Panera Bread store? But now it’s possible — with Panera Bread Stores making Wireless Internet access available to their customers for free. These and hundreds of other hot-spots are cropping up all over the world. Pick up an 83-cent bagel, and belly on up to the bar! :-) Log on to your favorite website for free… use your webmail interface to send and receive messages (but don’t plan on using an outside SMTP server; apparently they’ve blocked access to that to prevent spammers from using their services). You can stay for 1 hour… or 6… or as long as you like. All this for 83 cents… What’s not to like about that? No Panera Bread Store in your village? Just stand by. It won’t be long ’til *some* enterprising entrepreneur figures out how to make money at a café near you. In a study by the Yankee Group (July 2003), hot spots were found to be multiplying at an astounding rate — like by a factor of 24 times as many hot spots over the next 5 years. So keep that wireless card handy and save up your pennies for that bagel.

  6. STRATEGY COORDINATOR TRAINING IN SINGAPORE — Asia Pacific Mission, together with Singapore Centre for Evangelism and Missions (SCEM), is conducting a month-long full-time training course for Strategy Co- ordinators in missions. The course deals with research, planning and strategising and developing a Master-plan to nurture Church-planting Movements (CPM) among UPGs. For more information, contact Frank Teo of APM SCANet(at)writeme(dot)com [replace (at) with @ and (dot) with .]. Include your Name, Birthdate, Passport No, Date/Place of Issue and Expiry Date for a Letter of Invitation for this training.

  7. MESHING AN OUTREACH WEBSITE WITH A LOCAL OUTREACH TEAM — The Web can be used to multiply the effectiveness of an on-the-spot outreach team. Here’s an outline of a strategy that could be highly effective: http://www.gospelcom.net/guide/locality-teams.php

  8. AFFORDABLE SHORT-TERM GROUP COVERAGE — Are you taking a team overseas sometime soon? If so make sure you have adequate medical and evacuation coverage. You might want to check out the “International Provider” plan from Insurance Services of America. This plan features a low daily rate for medical and medical evacuation. For details, a free quote and to apply for coverage go to http://www.MissionaryHealth.Com , email them healthatmissionaryhealthdotcom , or call them at 1-800-647-4589 (1-480- 821-9052). Insurance Services of America is a Christian organization that specializes in helping missionaries and mission organizations find affordable healthcare.

  9. WHO IS JAY? — He or she is the typical unchurched person, in the West or beyond. What do the Jays of this world think about? What are their needs. Get inside Jay’s head here: http://www.gospelcom.net/guide/resources/notchristian.php

20040711 Brigada Today

In this issue…

  1. WE LOVE OUR PARTNERS
  2. REMEMBER TO EAT THE CORN, LEAVE THE COB
  3. ONLINE TRAINING DATABASE
  4. INTERCESSORS ARISE
  5. THE TALKING BIBLE SUNDAY MOVEMENT IS GAINING MOMENTUM
  6. HOW TO ANSWER CONFUSION BETWEEN ISLAM/CHRISTIANITY
  7. ATTEND FORESIGHT 2004 SEPT 23-25 IN VA. BEACH
  8. WHAT IS THE X-SPECTRUM?
  9. CHURCH PLANTING MOVEMENT CONFERENCE IN JAPAN
  10. PERTH? NEVER MIND!
  11. FOR THOSE LIVING AND MINISTERING IN THREAT ENVIRONMENTS
  12. MISSIONARY/HUMANITARIAN SCREENING & SELECTION
  13. GET I.T. TO THE FIELD
  14. CLOSING STUFF

  1. WE LOVE OUR PARTNERS — Thanks to the anonymous readers who chipped in $50 and $20 respectively this past month! Because of their gifts, we are one step closer to funding the Brigada Secretary for 2004! As a result of his gift, we are now 21% of the way there! Yesss! If my math is correct, we’d need to average about $500/week for the rest of the year in order to cover the costs of our one part-time secretary. Yikes. That puts things in perspective. If your church or group could “adopt” a week to help us make ends meet, we’d be forever grateful!

  2. REMEMBER TO EAT THE CORN, LEAVE THE COB — A couple of Brigada participants wrote about a website we quoted in last week’s _Brigada Today_. Remember to “eat the corn, leave the cob.” If the reference to a particular website doesn’t express a positive outlook on Christianity or is somehow filled with untruths, please let us know. Otherwise, use the parts that make sense, and drop the parts that don’t.

  3. ONLINE TRAINING DATABASE — The World Evangelical Alliance Missions Commission, working with Trainers of Pastors International Coalition, the Refugee Hightway Partnership and the Missionary Training Service, are putting together an online database of all pastoral, theological and missionary training courses worldwide. Detailed programming is now underway and they hope that this global resource will be ready at the beginning of 2005. All providers of courses world-wide should be able to enter details of their training, and this information will be searchable in all main languages. Please pray for the team working on this as they need God’s help. This project is part of the Global Share System in which information about refugee work and other mission resources should also be available in online. (Thanks Ian!)

  4. INTERCESSORS ARISE — This weekly e-mail network is for intercessors and missionaries worldwide who are interested in global intercession for the end-times harvest. It is designed to train, encourage, motivate, inform and release individuals, prayer groups and churches in global intercession. In each letter, a topic relevant to prayer and intercession is selected to train, inspire and motivate missionaries and intercessors to a higher level of personal and group prayer for world, national and city intercession. Membership is free. To subscribe to Intercessors Arise International, write: intercessorsarise-international-subscribeatstrategicnetworkdotorg See http//www.intercessorsarise.org for more on training and resources.

  5. THE TALKING BIBLE SUNDAY MOVEMENT IS GAINING MOMENTUM — Churches observing the annual Talking Bible Sunday help provide Talking Bibles for people with an oral culture who cannot read. There are over 1 billion people who do not read. Among them are millions of new believers who also cannot read. They need God’s Word in audio to learn by listening. The Talking Bible has become the listening device of choice to accomplish this. The Talking Bible Sunday enables whole congregations to become aware and get involved. Audio Scriptures International (ASI) has a short video and a packet of material to make it easy for any church to observe its Talking Bible Sunday. ASI offers a FREE Talking Bible to each participating congregation to demonstrate on its special Sunday and then to keep for use in its own care-giving ministry. Visit ASI’s website: http://www.audioscriptures.org or call them at 760 233 0674 for additional information.

  6. HOW TO ANSWER CONFUSION BETWEEN ISLAM/CHRISTIANITY — Here’s a couple that recently attended a talk asserting that “Muslims revere prophet Jesus and would die for him.” and “Muslims consider the Bible to be a sacred source.” Got suggestions for them on understanding these and other questions about the confusion between Christianity and Islam? Got a favorite resource? Just send it to stayton(at)gvtc(dot)com and she’ll compile the responses then report back to us. [replace (at) with @ and (dot) with .]

  7. ATTEND FORESIGHT 2004 SEPT 23-25 IN VA. BEACH — How can world missions “lead from the future” rather than the past? Jay Gary, a lead developer of Perspectives (1980-1986) is hosting a national conference on “strategic foresight” this Sept 23-25 at Regent University, with Brian McLaren, Richard Slaughter and Jennifer Jarratt. Discover new paradigms and tools for redesigning ministry for the 21st century. And attend Jay’s “Future Proof Your Ministry” workshop as a pre-conference event. Register by July 30th for $150 and save 25% off walk in rates. Email jay(at)christianfutures(dot)com for invitation [replace (at) with @ and (dot) with .] , or visit: http://www.regent.edu/acad/sls/conferences/foresight/

  8. WHAT IS THE X-SPECTRUM? — It’s a way of defining the contextualization position of any Christian website or other medium. Based on the church-planting spectrum of C1-C6, it defines websites etc on a scale from X1 to X6: http://www.gospelcom.net/guide/resources/x-spectrum.php (Thanks Tony!)

  9. CHURCH PLANTING MOVEMENT CONFERENCE IN JAPAN — Each year the CPI Conference is historically the largest conference dedicated to church planting in Japan. Each year Japanese and missionary leaders from all over Japan and from nearly 100 different denominations and agencies gather to consider how to see fulfilled the dream of multiple gospel- driven church planting movements. This year’s conference will be held November 9-12 in Hakone a famous resort area near Tokyo and Mt. Fuji. The program includes Dr. Paul Hiebert from Trinity Seminary, Dr. Steve Childers from the US Center for Church Planting, Bill Smith from International Mission Board, and Stu Batstone from World Harvest Mission. Besides the main sessions there will be five training tracks, over a dozen affinity groups, and over 30 electives. The conference is sponsored by the Church Planting Institute (CPI) which is a part of the Japan Evangelical Missionary Association. For more information see the website: http://www.jcpi.net or email: JEMA(at)JEMA(dot)ORG [replace (at) with @ and (dot) with .]. (Thanks John!)

  10. PERTH? NEVER MIND! — If you could not attend Create International’s week of Web Evangelism seminars in Perth recently, the summary handouts are available in DOC format as a 152k zipped file. Access this download, and many other ideas for training: http://www.gospelcom.net/guide/resources/training.php (Thanks Tony!)

  11. FOR THOSE LIVING AND MINISTERING IN THREAT ENVIRONMENTS — Written as a basic security awareness training manual and written for missionaries who live in various kinds threat environments, “Missionaries on Alert” is a 2-volume, wire-bound instruction manual subtitled “A Security Awareness Training Manual for Living in Threat Environments.” It is authored by Dr. Trevor A. Douglas, missionary in the Philippines. In 5 1/2 x 7 1/2 inch, 133-page, full-color, comic book format, Book One tells the fictitious story of two men in separate hostage situations and how they acted, interacted and reacted–what they did wrong and what they did right. Book Two, in 8 ½ x 11 inch, 516-page, black-and-white format, is the teaching manual giving a Biblical basis for assessing what the characters of Book One did right and what they did wrong. The cost of the set is either US $40.00 or CDN $52.00 including shipping and handling; make checks payable to Copy ‘n Print with designation “Missionaries on Alert” and mail to Box 4566, Three Hills, AB TOM 2NO, Canada. The books are printed and bound on an “on demand” basis so a 4-6 week delivery period should to be allowed. For a graphic, go to

    http://www.copynprint.com/moa/ To order, contact by e-mail: john(at)copynprint(dot)com or

    fax: 403-443-2120, or write: Box 4566, Three Hills, AB TOM 2NO, Canada , or phone 403-443-7041


  12. MISSIONARY/HUMANITARIAN SCREENING & SELECTION — Can we tell who will likely be successful and healthy on the field? Beyond Borders is gathering information on effective tools, processes and research regarding screening and selecting candidates for missions and humanitarian work. Of particular interest are evaluatory instruments (questionnaires, surveys, simulations, etc.) that are used for screening. Also of interest is research and articles that identify indicators of future missionary or humanitarian success (or health) on the field. Email your responses and suggestions to Christian Muntean at: research(at)beyond-borders(dot)com

  13. GET I.T. TO THE FIELD — Would you like a team of computer technicians to come to your next on-field missionary conference and fix missionaries’ computers? Here’s a group of mission technology support agencies that have discovered a good way to involve IT folk in short term mission trips and really bless the missionaries they serve, by fixing their computers. They are currently trying to identify conferences that we can help, especially those in Asia/Pacific and Central & South America. If you know of a suitable conference then please let them know about it, including the contact details of the organisers. Email david(at)crosscape(dot)com(dot)au for Asia/Pacific and shawn(at)missionarytechsupport(dot)com for the rest of the globe! [replace (at) with @ and (dot) with .] http://www.sideros.net/

20040704 Brigada Today

In this issue…

  1. THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS!
  2. TRAINING IN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
  3. MORE DONOR MANGER FREEWARE
  4. SET FREE IN JESUS: THE NORTHERN CAPE COLOURED of SOUTH AFRICA
  5. TEMPORARY REPLACEMENT(S) NEEDED IN JAPAN
  6. CATCH A FAMILY CAMP IN MONTANA
  7. WHAT DO WE TELL A PASTOR TO STUDY?
  8. TRENDS & ISSUES IN EVANGELISM AND MOBILIZATION
  9. NEW NETWORK FOR CHURCH PRAYER LEADERS
  10. WORLDVIEW RESOURCE GROUP CROSS-CULTURAL CHURCH PLANTING SEMINAR
  11. LEARN BY READING THE OTHER VIEWPOINT
  12. RESOURCES TO ENCOURAGE MISSIONARIES
  13. MEDICAL MISSIONS CONFERENCE
  14. AFFORDABLE WEBSITE DESIGN FOR MISSIONARIES, TEAMS AND AGENCIES
  15. WHERE TO LEARN ABOUT STORYING
  16. SOUTH ASIAN GLOBAL CONVENTION (SAGC 2004)

  1. 1) THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS! — Hats off this week to the Brigada participant who sent the $10 “subscription payment” to help provide for the Brigada secretary. Some can give $100, and some, like the donor last fall, might be able to give $5000. If you’d like to step up to the plate this coming week to help us underwrite the cost of our Brigada secretary and keep getting Brigada out the door each week, just log on at: http://www.brigada.org and click “sponsor” in the top menu, or just send a check payable to Team Expansion to: Team Expansion (Brigada secretary), 13711 Willow Reed Dr., Louisville, KY 40299. Thanks! As always, be sure to let us know if you’d like us to promote any particular service or ministry, or if you’d prefer your gift by anonymous.

  2. TRAINING IN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT — How can you start working in poor communities in economic development? Start with the introductory course and progress to hands on implementation through distance learning. The next email based course starts August 30, 2004. Or there is still time to register for the live training event August 2 – 11. Courses are available for working with the poor in the 2/3 world and in the U.S. See http://www.chalmers.org or email CEDI(at)covenant(dot)edu for more information. [replace (at) with @ and (dot) with .]

  3. MORE DONOR MANGER FREEWARE – Donor Manager FREEware written by a veteran missionary specifically for the mission community is available for checking out at http://donormanager.com The author, john(at)donormanager(dot)com, actively maintains and supports the program. [replace (at) with @ and (dot) with .] He is ready to integrate new ideas for application to the mission community. User friendly features include importing of monthly emailed reports from most major accounting systems used by sending agencies, one click batch email addressing to the entire donor base, high level filtering, linking of churches to donors, maps, pictures to individual donors, one click analysis of budget goals against pledges and much more. Automated notices of new updates keep the international users informed of easy downloads of the latest developments.

  4. SET FREE IN JESUS: THE NORTHERN CAPE COLOURED of SOUTH AFRICA — Siela is a 59 year old woman who shows the effects of a hard life. You can see it on her face. She admitted that she had only recently been released from jail. She gladly accepted the gospel and prayed for Jesus to be the Lord of her life. Now she has hope. Pray for Siela to be built up in Christ. Pray for he daughter, Sonja, who was also recently released from jail and was not ready to give her life to Jesus. Pray for the Lord to build prayer support for the Northern Cape Coloureds, an unengaged people group. To adopt them for prayer or for more information, please visit http://www.forgottenpeoples.info or email swacsc(at)iafrica(dot)com . [replace (at) with @ and (dot) with .]

  5. TEMPORARY REPLACEMENT(S) NEEDED IN JAPAN — Steve & Karen, who work with another couple in an English-teaching evangelistic mission in Japan, are planning to go to America for three to six months starting in September, and are looking for replacements to handle their English teaching responsibilities during that time. They would like a married couple, or one or two single women, to fill this position. A salary and furnished housing is provided, but the replacements will be responsible for their own travel expenses to and from Japan. No experience is necessary – just a heart for God’s work. If you are interested, please contact them directly by e-mail at ingle(at)kisnet(dot)or(dot)jp . [replace (at) with @ and (dot) with .]

  6. CATCH A FAMILY CAMP IN MONTANA — Youth With A Mission will be hosting a family camp in beautiful western Montana on Flathead Lake just hour from Glacier National Park! July 18 – 24. The camp theme is “Building a Winning Family Team”! Together children, teens, and parents will experience team-building techniques while discovering his/her own unique strengths. The camp consists of interactive, multi-generational activities in helping you build a family of faith. Opportunity will be available for recreation, an evening out for couples and a special closing banquet. Space is limited. Email Halliburton(at)ywammt(dot)org Phone 406 844 3883 or 844 2221 or log on at http://www.familyforjesus.com [replace (at) with @ and (dot) with .]

  7. WHAT DO WE TELL A PASTOR TO STUDY? — Here’s a pastor with a growing burden for missions. He’s looking for: 1. I good world map for the wall of my study–The best one that you would choose. 2. Besides Brigada :-) –What mags or ezines does he want to be reading? 3. What book does he need to read to get the scoop on missions today? 4. What authors should he be reading? 5. What conferences does he need to attend. Send your answers to CThomp5201(at)aol(dot)com and he’s agreed to assemble a report that we’ll then make available to all Brigada readers. [replace (at) with @ and (dot) with .]

  8. TRENDS & ISSUES IN EVANGELISM AND MOBILIZATION –- Columbia Biblical Seminary is offering a seminar/ course in Budapest – October 12-14, 2004 – with Dr. Roy King. There are 3 ways to take this course and 3 prices: (1) for professional development, (2) for CEU’s, or (3) for academic credit toward an MA or Mdiv. For more information write ciubudapest(at)hotmail(dot)com . [replace (at) with @ and (dot) with .]

  9. NEW NETWORK FOR CHURCH PRAYER LEADERS — The Church Prayer Leaders Network is unique in its dedication to serving, resourcing and connecting the men and women who mobilize prayer in local congregations. Small and large. City or rural. Membership includes: a subscription to Pray! magazine; Prayer Leader Online, a monthly E- Letter; 30% discounts on Pray! materials; 20% CPLN Conference discounts; plus access to the password protected section of the website. That section catalogs: Prayer Formats, Prayer Guides and how to use them in the church, Prayer Articles, Prayer Networks, Denominational Prayer Leaders Resources, Church Prayer Leaders Ideas, Publishing Company Corner. To learn more, log on at: http://www.prayerleader.com Access to the password protected section of the website is available for $40.00 a year ($52 a year outside U.S.). You can also call 800-366-7788 or send a check to: CPLN Membership, PO Box 35002, Colorado Springs, CO 80935.

  10. WORLDVIEW RESOURCE GROUP CROSS-CULTURAL CHURCH PLANTING SEMINAR — WRG provides training in cross-cultural church planting methodologies based on a worldview approach to ministry. A seminar is scheduled for August 23-27, 2004 in Palmer Lake, CO. Seminar facilitators include: Dr. Tom Steffen, Dr. David Hesselgrave, Mark Zook (Ee-Taow video), George Walker (co-founder of WRG), and Bob Kennell (Executive Committee member of New Tribes Mission). Topics are: narrative as a missiological methodology, worldview analysis, the chronological approach, pre- evangelism, and the developing church. See details at http://www.wrg3.org or email at info(at)wrg3(dot)org. [replace (at) with @ and (dot) with .]

  11. LEARN BY READING THE OTHER VIEWPOINT — Here’s a page from a group who adamantly oppose missionaries in India. It provides interesting insight. http://www.kentaxrecords.com/iaca/index.php You can find many more details by clicking options on the left side of the page, including links, which will show you many other organizations opposed to missionaries. (Thanks to Mark, who describes himself as “a big Brigada fan for many years”!!! And yes, that *did* get his item printed more quickly than most. :-) )

  12. RESOURCES TO ENCOURAGE MISSIONARIES — A Bible study guide called, “Finding Strength for the Journey,” provides a tool for member care or personal encouragement. Author Janice Lemke drew from experiences as a missionary when writing this series of thirty studies that explores topics such as perseverance in hardship, dealing with depression, handling conflict, and benefit from trials. For Brigada readers, they’ve discounted the price to $5.00, plus shipping. There’s a bigger discount ($4.00 each) for orders of 20 or more. For more information contact cjlemke(at)cs(dot)com [replace (at) with @ and (dot) with .]

  13. MEDICAL MISSIONS CONFERENCE — Southeast Christian Church is hosting The Global Missions Health Conference on Nov. 11 (HIV/AIDS preconference) and November 12, 13 (main sessions). The conference is dedicated to motivating, training and equipping all health care servants in America and internationally. Although it is geared for healthcare professionals, everyone is welcome. World famous Joni Eareckson Tada will be the main session speaker. Please go to http://www.medicalmissions.org or http://www.southeastchristian.org for more information.

  14. AFFORDABLE WEBSITE DESIGN FOR MISSIONARIES, TEAMS AND AGENCIES — Camomile Media Works provides affordable websites, graphic design, print media and other creative media solutions specifically for those in Christian Missions Ministry. http://www.camomiles.net

  15. WHERE TO LEARN ABOUT STORYING — Here’s a Brigada participant looking for seminars or training courses in the USA on Chronological Bible Storying, and working with Muslim Women. The particularly interesting dates are Oct, Nov, Dec 2004 and Jan, Feb, and Mar 2005. If anyone knows of training in these areas of interest during this timeframe, write Mary D global467(at)earthlink(dot)net . She’s agreed to compile a schedule that we can post here in Brigada.

  16. SOUTH ASIAN GLOBAL CONVENTION (SAGC 2004) — SAGC 2004 is a historic event. Catch this first International gathering of South Asian Youth and Young Adult believers and Ministry Leaders from all over the world. For those who have not registered, this is an urgent reminder to Register for the South Asian Global Convention (SAGC 2004) to be held in Vancouver, Canada from August 4th – 8th 2004. The Convention theme is “Serving God’s Purposes in our Generation”, Acts 13:36. For further information on Registration, Accommodation, Resource Personnel, Worship Bands and other details, please check the SAGC 2004 website (and even register online) at http://www.southasianconnection.com OR you may e-mail info(at)southasianconnection(dot)com. [replace (at) with @ and (dot) with .]
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