5) Lash Up A New Mp3 Player With A Gospel Presentation

Now you can pick up a new MP3 player from Global Recordings Network (GRN) which enables hi-tech performance in low-tech areas. It is designed to work where electricity and batteries are not available. The “Saber” is rugged and can be played to a large group at a high volume with crystal clear sound. GRN can load evangelistic programs in any of 5,800 languages and dialects into the player for you, or you can load your own via a USB port.

For more information, go to


or send an email to:

6) Free Offer To All Webmasters Of Christian Websites

Don, an unselfish pastor, wrote this past week with an offer few are willing to make: “Use my material!” See his site at


He added, “Change it to eliminate any reference to me or mine. Make it a page on your own site. Why? You will be promoting the most powerful evangelistic tool known: congregational prayer for one Unreached People each Sunday.” Don usually features the same unreached people group featured by Global Prayer Digest for any particular Sunday. Don does not accept any payment for this service. He considers it just “another opportunity to give one’s self away for the eternal benefit of the lost!” For more information, call Don at +1-760-721-8840 or

7) Medical Missions Conference

The largest medical missions conference is the Global Missions Health Conference held each year at Southeast Christian Church in Louisville, KY. If you are involved in any aspect of medical missions (long or short term), this conference is for you. This year’s key note speakers are Kay Warren, Dr. John Patrick, and Admiral Tim Ziemer. Dates are 13 to 15 November. To register or for more information go to


8) Team Up With Other Prospective Missionaries

Have you heard about, “The Journey Deepens” retreats? These weekends help prospective missionaries explore what it is like to be a missionary, discover whether a missionary or sender role is God’s fit, and connect with mission agencies. This is for high school seniors, college students, young adults, mid-lifers, baby boomers – anyone willing to explore becoming a missionary.

Each retreat of 50 participants and 10 missionaries from multiple agencies is highly relational with extended worship, small group discussions, personal reflection and much prayer. Discussions include guidance, finances, singles/families, etc.

In fall 2008 the dates and locations are: – Oct 17-19 in Pasadena, California at the U.S. Center for World Mission – Nov 14-16 near Atlanta, Georgia at the Operation Mobilization conference center

The Journey Deepens is presented by Finishers/MissionNext and co-sponsored by ACMC, Caleb Resources, Perspectives and the U.S. Center for World Mission. Registration is now open. Because space is limited please register soon or ask for more information via


10) Thank The Lord For…

We’re thankful for a new friend in Bishop, CA, who sent $50 this past week, and to ISA for a gift of $66.80 as a result of those who purchased travel & trip cancellation insurance. Learn more about ISA’s offerings at:


Finally thanks for CrossWorld for a tremendously encouraging gift of $500. Serving with CrossWorld today are nearly 400 missionaries on 80 teams in 25 ministry areas around the world. As an organization, CrossWorld serves the church around the world by mobilizing teams to make disciples and train leaders. Learn more about them by browsing to:


Thanks to these friends for their encouragement and undergirding!

11) Would You Help Undergird Brigada?

Would you help send this edition and other future editions to 10,000 people in dozens of countries around the world. If so, see the pushbuttons at the right-hand top of the home page… or use the PayPal link on the upper left if you prefer. Either way, you can also click on the “Donate” page in the link at the top of the webpage


Again, you can choose to use PayPal or any major credit card (to do the latter, when it asks for your PayPal account, just erase the user name and password, then, at the bottom of the page, where it says “Use any major credit card”, just click there and fill it out like a normal form at any other payment web form. On the other hand, if you want to use PayPal, just fill in the info for your account. Or if you prefer, just send an old-fashioned check payable to Team Expansion to: Team Expansion (Brigada secretary), 11327 Jefferson Trace Blvd., Louisville, KY 40291. (Team Expansion is a 501(c)3 incorporation so for USA citizens, your checks made out to Team Expansion are tax-deductible.) 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 be anonymous. And thank you in advance for helping.

12) The Backpage: How One Church Is Launching A New Outreach

Here’s the way one church is doing it. One congregation in Louisville formed a partnership with a mission organization there (in this case, Team Expansion). They invested 6 months in a study on how to form up new unreached peoples projects. The leadership studied unreached peoples, prayed together, then set aside a 30-day period to gather prospective unreached people challenges. At the end of the 30 days, one of the committee members proposed a certain location/people in the Middle East. The Committee prayed about it and became convinced it was a God-given call. They asked the church to participate in “30 Days of Prayer for the Muslim World” during Ramadan in ’07. About 450 individuals participated. They then did a 30-day prayer emphasis for the prospective nation. Then they sent a two-person exploratory team. Upon their return, they reported back to the leadership what they had found. The leadership became further convinced that this was a God-given call. The church invested 6 months in Concerts of Prayer to ask for a team leader to serve as point person for the on-site team.

Most recently, they wrapped up those 6 months of prayer concerts by staging a special missions fair. At the close of their service, answering the call was a young couple with exactly the right mix of Bible college, on-field experience, and desire to work with an unreached Muslim group. Joining them were several key facilitators, ready and willing to serve. During the final stage of the invitation, some 200 adults stepped out to surround them in prayer. It was an extremely emotional time. The church then did a picnic lunch and the project is now heading into the next step of the sequence.
Would you tell about a project that you or your church might be launching? It might be very similar, or totally different. Either way, we’ll praise God for the way he’s at work around the world. Just click on “Comment” below. Tell your story and thereby encourage others in the realization that God is at work around the world.

13) Closing Stuff

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COPYRIGHT — This issue of Brigada Today is Copyrighted 2008.However, permission is granted to freely redistribute these materials,including those available on the Brigada website, provided thatsuch redistribution is to those who will help the Good News of JesusChrist to reach the unreached. To copy or reproduce Brigada Today for any other reason is illegal and is not permitted.When you quote or paraphrase material from Brigada, please includethis phrase:”For a free subscription to Brigada’s weekly missionspublication, writeand/or visit Brigada on the web at http://www.brigada.org/.”

2008/07/27 — Brigada

“Brigada: Since 1995… Buckets full of Resources, Trends, Challenges — all in a weekly e-zine & website…”
Compiled by Doug Lucas, Team Expansion, Louisville, KY
(Thanks for your patience as we ‘catch up’ with the publishing date.)

In this issue…
1) Help Int’l Students In Your Homeland
2) Soccer Balls Perfect For Outreach
3) International Water Missions Training, Oct 9-11, 2008
4) Iccm-Asia Conference
5) The Purpose-Driven Mission Conference
6) Church Missions Resource On Cd – Now 5 Volumes
7) Would You Consider Vaulting Brigada Forward?
8) The Backpage: What’s Your Best Source Of New Recruits?
9) Closing Stuff

Int’l Water Missions Training, Oct. 9-11, 2008

Every aspect of the PureWater PureLife Water Training Conference is designed to help ordinary people — missionaries, short-term mission teams, disaster relief workers — understand drinking water problems and learn practical ways to help. The 3-day conference features a blend of classroom sessions and hands-on experience. It’s slated to occur at Country Lakes Christian Retreat Center, Underwood, Indiana, just 20 minutes from Louisville, Kentucky, USA, October 9- 11, 2008. Learn how to assess and treat a village’s water and health situation, how to teach basic health/sanitation concepts, and a whole lot more. Learn more at:


or call Bob +1-502-719-9845 or email

ICCM-Asia Conference

Registrations are open for the second ICCM-Asia conference. This conference is for those involved in Information Technology and cross-cultural work in Asia, both nationals and expatriates. It will be held in Chiang Mai, Thailand, October 27-30, 2008. The keynote speaker has experience in online pastor training, internet cafes and IE in Asia. As well as technical topics there will be discussions around BAM. The Early Bird Discount finishes on September 8, 2008. So visit

or email

for more information.

The Purpose-Driven Mission Conference

To Every Tribe Ministries is pleased to announce that Dr. John Piper will be a featured speaker along with the founder of TETM, and a host of others. It’ll take place October 18-19, 2008 at High Pointe Baptist Church in Austin, Texas. It aims to make much of Christ, to challenge believers to pursue the privilege of radical mission to unreached peoples, and to pray for the Lord of the harvest to send out harvesters. Register at


Or contact Tommi

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