9) A Personal Appeal from Doug Lucas, Founder/Editor of Brigada —

I didn’t set about to start a weekly missions resource email and website. I set about to find answers. The sad thing was — some of the information was out there… we just weren’t getting the news out about it. I started asking evangelical missions leaders how we could fix that. We started sharing resources with one another… and by mid-January, 1995, we brought Brigada to life to solve the problem. Suddenly, here we are, nearly 17 years later, still carrying the torch. I’ll admit, sometimes the pace of life is such that I have to gut it out. I’ll also admit that it would really help to have an assistant. We also get involved in launching projects among unreached peoples and cities. In fact, we recently spun off an initiative called Unleashed for the Unreached. See the website at…




to try to get the word out. The costs for creating the 140-foot exhibit that you see there exceeded $6000. But the capacity to inform, inspire, and increase the Good News getting to the least reached … well, it’s tremendous. I’m loving what I’m doing. I’m excited to get up in the morning. But it indeed does cost money. Throughout all of 2011, we haven’t asked. Our strategy was to just quietly carry on, with the hopes that someone would feel called this December to help us reach our financial budget goal of $17,120 for the year. This is the same goal we’ve had for the past few years  — not a penny more. Thus far, we’ve had $5081.88 come in as checks to Team Expansion. If you or someone you know could make it happen, would you give generously this week? Maybe your church would consider an end-of-year gift from one-time funds that they’ve held in case of an emergency? Either way, it’s easy to give. Just click the “Donate” link at the top of the page at brigada.org. You won’t have to register with PayPal if you don’t want to. (Just click “make a payment without logging in” if you prefer.) 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.) Thanks to those who have suggested this cause to their local church missions teams. We appreciate you!

One Response to 9) A Personal Appeal from Doug Lucas, Founder/Editor of Brigada —
  1. Collette Sangster Reply

    Please tell me more about Nextdoor. # of neighbors involved. Costs? We share e-mail addresses?

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