2015/06/14 — Brigada Today

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In this issue…
1) Want to start a World-Changing Prayer Network?
2) Train And Place Your Church Mission Team In 12 Months
3) How to Get Your Church to Pray for Nations
4) Win 10 copies of “Go but Go Wisely”
5) Catch up on Summer Reading at Global Mapping
6) Using 5Fish and Kolo World For Language and Mission
7) Have you Heard about Sharing “Kingdom Conversations” with Muslims?
8) Live in Such a Way that You Do Not Regret Your Life…
9) Don’t Miss this Easy Series on Miraculous Movements
10) Suppose you Wanted to Read “Obedience-Oriented Education…”
11) Pimsleur Course is Still Going Strong
12) Your Comments to this BackPage Are Worth the Read
13) WiDi Finally Makes it Easy to Present Wirelessly: ScreenBeam Pro
14) The BackPage: Learn about Hot Spots Around the Globe
15) Closing Stuff

2) Train And Place Your Church Mission Team In 12 Months

Send a long-term team or individual to the least-reached in as little as one year. Check out Youth With A Mission (YWAM)ywam_logo_final Orlando’s 1 year to the field:


Start with YWAM Orlando’s 5-month long Discipleship Training School.
Learners develop character, spiritual formation, and passion to share the gospel. Next they can attend the School of Ministry Development.
Finally, the School of Missions is cross-cultural mission training. Email them at…
or call (407) 273-1667 for more information. Your church can go to the people on God’s heart.

6) Using 5Fish and Kolo World For Language and Mission

I had to laugh at my friend, Jim, this past week. He suggested that we promote 5Fish and Kolo World for language5fish learning and mission. (Jim is the head of research for the IMB and Southern Baptist Convention.) He wrote it this way, “Doug and Jim are going to a Vietnamese Restaurant. Doug is buying because he loves his friend Jim so much. As soon as we are seated, I pull up the Jesus film play list that I made before I went to the restaurant, and it has just what I wanted in the order I want to play it, and I’ve made sure to include the invitation to receive Christ as the final scene in my play list. When the young lady or man comes to take our order, they see and hear the J Film playing in their language. I give them my phone to take back to the kitchen. Pretty soon, we can see them listening to it in there. After only a couple of minutes, they bring my phone back. I tell them to keep it and listen, but they tell me that they have already downloaded and installed Kolo World and are listening to it on their own phones. And, they have messaged some of their friends to download it across town. Perhaps they will used Air Play and put it on their televisions in the restaurants.” Of course, you might argue that you don’t want to give your phone away to a waiter you just met, but maybe this is a phone you’ve customized specifically for this use. :-) Either way, Jim makes a strong case for using these sites:




The folks at Renew Outreach have a great page on using Kolo:


9) Don’t Miss this Easy Series on Miraculous Movements

There are 8 videos in all, an introduction plus 7 numbered videos. Listen to the whole series here…


It’s like you pick up an entire strategy in these 8 short videos! Hear Jerry Trousdale, of CityTeam, explain the background of miraculous movements. Their mild promotional vehicle (promotes CityTeam in just one paragraph) is also great for getting the big picture in a four-minute summary:


11) Pimsleur Course is Still Going Strong

It’s been 50 years since the Pimsleur course pioneered whole-text language mimicry via recorded media, yet today,pimsleur Pimsleur is still going strong. Check out their offerings at…


Nowadays, you can download the MP3 recordings straight off the site and get started nearly IMMEDIATELY with all-out language learning. These recordings work great on your phone, so now you’ll be able to work on language while you drive. If you can scrounge 30 minutes per day, you can make significant progress in the language of your choice. Listen to the testimonies. If you don’t believe them, believe me: If you apply this method, it will work for you.

13) WiDi Finally Makes it Easy to Present Wirelessly: ScreenBeam Mini2

I’m not sure how I missed it, but regardless, this past week, I discovered it. I ordered an screenbeamActionTec ScreenBeam Mini2 for $60 and, within 60 seconds, was projecting wirelessly from my Windows 8.1 laptop. It was easier than Google’s Chromecast PLUS it shows EVERYTHING on your laptop screen (instead of just YouTube and NetFlix). All you have to do is have Windows 8.1 (or buy the add-on kit that adapts Windows 7 and 8.0) and a monitor that accepts an HDMI signal. In (literally) seconds, you’ll be projecting wirelessly. For maximum performance, you’ll want to be within 12 feet, but regardless, this is a HUGE step forward. Learn more at…


(Be sure to scroll down on that screen to see all the explanations.)

14) The BackPage: Learn about Hot Spots Around the Globe

Are you on a quest to get up to speed about global hot spots? Our security guy security_circlerecommends a site by Medex…


They do a great synapsis in a concise format — and they’re always very relevant. The ‘mother company’ is UnitedHealthCare Global, whose mission is “empowering organizations to avoid, react and adapt to global risk.” The hotspots site is a great fulfillment of their mission.

He also uses OSAC. You can join OSAC at…


You can see the summaries of their Daily News at…


But to read the detailed text, you’ll have to join first.

He also reads the British FCO (Foreign & Commonwealth Office) at…


and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade (DFAT) at…


What are YOUR favorite news sites for security and breaking news? Please jump to the comments following the web version of this item to list your additional resources. Thanks for your time and extra knowledge!
(Thanks Jim!)

15) Closing Stuff

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