Daily Archives: 2010/07/25

4) Morin & Arana Encourage the American Church to *Love* Muslims —

Here’s a new book entitled, “Through the Eyes of Christ: How to Lead Muslims into the Kingdom of God.” The authors have a backdrop with a sum total of decades living and relating to Muslims… but what they’re really good at is repositioning the conduit to be based on love, reality, and care — instead of focusing on targets and projects. Just this slight reposturing is worth the read, not to mention all the other stuff you’ll learn. Order at through Amazon.com.
Through the Eyes of Christ: How to Lead Muslims into the Kingdom of God (Volume 1)

5) ACMC is cranking up the regional conferences —

It is not uncommon for the missions leadership in a church to turn over about every 3 years. Finding ways to train them quickly is key. ACMC conferences are a quick, easy, and accessible way to do that. Typically they deal with topics such as leading your church in missions well, mobilizing your congregation, choosing and preparing goers, and issues on the field. There is always something new to learn and we all need to get our jets recharged, don’t we? This fall there are conferences offered in New Hampshire, Minnesota, and Washington, DC. Check out


to download a brochure or register.

6) Prayer Request for the Himba Of Namibia —

While travelling in northwest Namibia, two missionaries visited a Himba village.  The Himba live in a tribal setting, away from modern conveniences.  Their clothes are made from animal skins, their skin is covered in red ochre, and they bathe the traditional way in smoke (not water).  All of these things are unique to their culture.  They live “off of the land.” Their language is the same as the Herero, another unreached people group. As the missionaries visited, they were graciously welcomed into the village and through a translator were able to speak.  When speaking on their beliefs, the Himba explained about the “holy fire,” sangomas (witch doctors) and the ancestors.  They were not familiar with Jesus Christ and definitely did not know about a personal relationship with Him.  Please pray for the Himba, pray that they will seek the one true God.  Pray for someone to tell them that they do not need to fear the sangomas and appease the ancestors.  Pray that someone will share around the fire with them about the only way to be holy.  Pray that someone will come among them in their culture and share the relevancy of Jesus Christ in their lives, in their village, and in their world! Pray for the Himba of Namibia. Learn more at…


7) New Book by Willis/Snowden tells the “Truth that Sticks” —

NavPress has published “Truth That Sticks” by Avery T. Willis, Jr., and Mark Snowden, to address making disciples of those who might be able to read, but don’t. Today in America, half of the people won’t or don’t read that much. Avery died July 30 just as this book arrived from the printers, so it has become a legacy edition. Although the book is co-written, it is set in Avery’s voice, telling his story. Included in the book is Real Life Ministries, a church in Idaho that infused Bible Storying into their home groups with remarkable results. Learn to…

• Use Bible Storying to effectively make disciples at all levels

• Unite families by using fun methods to disciple children

• Revitalize small groups

• Develop a disciplemaking church

Order at…


8) Experience Bible storying like the early church did —

The early church spread God’s Word quickly despite political persecution and cultural resistance simply by telling everyone stories from the Bible. Experience 5 days of Bible storying in beautiful Orlando, Florida with Campus Crusade for Christ and then you’ll be able to train others. Better act fast though. This trainers training runs October 25 – 29, 2010 and is for individuals, churches, and mission agencies. The cost for on-site lodging, meals, materials, and airport ground transfers is $350 per person.  For details visit


10) Thanks to an anonymous friend in the Chicago area —

Tonight we’re thankful for an anonymous friend in the Chicago area who seems to have set up a regular ACH bank transfer to Brigada for $100/month. Do you realize — if just 14 other churches, groups, agencies or individuals would make that same commitment on an annual basis… ($100/month), we would never ever mention finances again. Try us. See if I’m not telling you the truth. And … thanks to the friend in Chicago for leading the way.

11) Here’s How You can Make a World of Difference to Brigada —

Just click on one of the “Donor” links at the top of this page. Both are safe, the one with PayPal and the other with Authorize.net. Neither requires you to open an account with anyone … and neither ever spams you. We can even set up a regular once-a-month automatic withdraw from your checking account or major credit card. Set it up once and rest easily, knowing that you’re regularly helping get Brigada on the way to the nations. Or, if you prefer, just send an old-fashioned check payable to Team Expansion to: Team Expansion (Brigada), 13711 Willow Reed Dr., Louisville, KY 40299. (Team Expansion is a 501(c)3 incorporation so for USA citizens, your checks made out to Team Expansion are tax-deductible.) A gift of any size would help, whether monthly or one-time. If you know someone else who might like to help, just hit reply and tell us about him/her/them. Thank you for your help in fueling the fire of Brigada!

12) The BackPage: What Are You Hoping to See from Lausanne? —

As you know, representatives from practically every country in the world will soon gather in Cape Town to study some of the most penetrating mission themes for missions in the 21st Century. But what are *you* wishing they’d talk about? We’ll be reporting ‘live’ from Cape Town on a regular basis, Lord willing. What do you hope we’ll capture. Here’s your chance. Just click “Comment” below this item on the web and have at it. Tell what *you* want to see come out of South Africa.

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