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2018/04/15 — Brigada Today

Compiled/Edited by Doug Lucas and Tina McCormick, Team Expansion
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In this issue…
1) Russian Christian Resources
2) Networking Opportunities with Mission Leaders
3) Social Media: the Primary Way to Engage With Media Content
4) The C12 Group: Looks Like A Fantastic Way to Grow Leaders
5) If You’re Transferring Money, Try These Services
6) Lost Hudson Taylor Book Found!
7) Are Your People teaching English Language? If so, Check This!
8) At Your Next Missions Event, Show the Wall of Unreached Peoples
9) Martyrs of Malatya: Martyred for the Messiah in Turkey
10) Pre-Order Spirit Walk Prior to April 20th for a Song
11) “30 Days” Celebrates 25 Years!
12) Learn How a French Atheist Becomes a Christian Theologian
13) We’re Grateful for…
14) The Last Bit: We Love these Testimonies
15) Closing Stuff

1) Russian Christian Resources

The buildings located on the Red Square: Kremlin wall (at left) and Saint Basil’s Cathedral (at right), Moscow, Russia. UNESCO World Heritage Site

Do you find it difficult to search for Christian tools and materials? …especially Russian resources? The Russian Christian Resource Directory is a website where you can find links to Russian Bibles, New Testaments, books, tracts, DVDs, music and other audio materials, bookstores, ministries for adults and kids, radio programs, and more. Visit the website directory at…


2) Networking Opportunities with Mission Leaders

The Mission Leaders Conference 2018 Partnership provides numerous opportunities for networking. As the largest gathering of mission leaders in North America, it is a great way to meet other mission-minded leaders. This year there will be over 25 globally engaged networks joining the conference. These are the people leading efforts in regions, on topics and in specific people groups. Register now for Early Bird pricing.


3) Social Media: the Primary Way to Engage With Media Content

Most people rely on social media to engage and access media content. So it makes sense: You and Your Outreach must include social media and this requires a radical rethinking and a new approach to entering into deeper conversations and disciple-making. Mission Media U is offering its five-week online mentored experience to help you and your team do just that. Visit:


to find course details, instructor bio, and comments from previous students. The course runs April 26-May 24.

5) If You’re Transferring Money, Try These Services

If you’re about to make send off a bank wire, at least CHECK to see if you can use services like these to send funds to your destination land:




If either of these services can transfer your funds, they’ll be less expensive, faster, AND more efficient with your funds. If you DO use one or both, please stop back by and click Comment following the web version of this item. We’d love to hear your testimony.

6) Lost Hudson Taylor Book Found!

Hudson Taylor’s Choice Sayings is an amazing collection of quotes taken from his talks, as well as his writings. Readers will be the first to “hear” his words from this forgotten book, available for the first time in our generation. Unearthed from the dark corners of a library, if you are a missions enthusiast, history buff or a revival hopeful, you will find this book a treasure. It’s available on Amazon at…


7) Are Your People teaching English Language? If so, Check This!

If you or your people are teaching English, consider partnering with Biola University. They offer training at all levels, beginning with…

a) Low cost ($24.99), minimal time, high impact, self-study:


Finally — an online program in how to teach English from Biola!

b) High quality, completely online, discounted MA TESOL:


Help your team make their teaching ministry more effective! For more information, please contact the director of our TESOL program, Dr. Kitty Purgason at

8) At Your Next Missions Event, Show the Wall of Unreached Peoples

You’d be shocked at how affordable it is to exhibit all 7000 unreached peoples on one linear “Wall” (of pop-up displays). This wall is configured in black, prompting some to compare the exhibit to the Vietnam Memorial. Of course, that exhibit commemorates soldiers who have already fallen. By contrast, the Wall of Unreached Peoples seeks to raise awareness of the roughly 7,000 different ethnolinguistic groups in nations all over the globe. The exhibit is relatively easy to set up and tear down. The only costs involved are a) a recommended love offering of $250 (which basically covers repairs and replacement parts, as well as the costs of replacing the Wall once it needs refreshed. (The Wall has been traveling full-time since July 2011 and throughout that entire time, no one has made any profit or fundraising off of it. All the funds are plowed back into the exhibit itself as needed.) and the cost of shipping the wall on to the next destination. If you work with a few churches in your area, you can save big-time on shipping. For more information and to make a reservation, visit…


9) Martyrs of Malatya: Martyred for the Messiah in Turkey

This book not only gives one of the best overviews of the spiritual realities in modern Turkey, it also tells the inspiring true story of two Turkish former Muslims and a German missionary who died as martyrs for Jesus on April 18, 2007. Refugees, deportations and imprisonments should stir the church to seek better understanding of the perils and opportunities in this great land. Order on Amazon at…


10) Pre-Order Spirit Walk Prior to April 20th for a Song

Steve Smith’s new book, “Spirit Walk,” is now available for pre-order. But you’d better act fast. Pre-ordering closes at midnight on April 20th. Features include a biblical framework for walking in the spirit, the path for remaining full of the spirit in your daily life, a practical guide to begin your journey in the spirit, retreat outlines to help you maintain the fruit of the Spirit, sample sermon notes and prayer prompts, and much more. Learn more at…


See a video about the book, read summaries and testimonies and more. Then pre-order at…


11) “30 Days” Celebrates 25 Years!

From May 15 through June 14, Christians around the world will be learning about and praying for followers of Islam to come to know Jesus Christ. This is the 25th year of 30 Days of Prayer for the Muslim World, and the distribution of this year’s daily prayer guide booklets – in adult and children’s editions – is well underway. Learn more and order at…


14) The Last Bit: We Love these Testimonies

We recently asked which testimony online might be the best and most motivating televised proclamation of the Good News in a short-pithy format. Is it the story of how the Quran led an Indian Muslim to faith in Christ?


Or is it the story of the North Korean who converted to Christianity?


Or is it rather about the Brazilian footballer?


Regardless, these are all moving. (Thanks for referring us to these, Larry!) And if you know of another video’d testimony, please click Comment following this item on the web or in the app and post a link today. Thanks for your partnership.

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