19961020 Brigada Today

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In this issue….

* PRAYING THROUGH THE WINDOW II – A LOOK BACKWARD
* SCAM-WATCH: BEWARE AREA CODE 809
* AZUSA PACIFIC UNIVERSITY TO HOLD “URBANA-LIKE” CONFERENCE IN MEXICO CITY
* HAVING TROUBLE FINDING THE RIGHT FONT FOR YOUR FAVORITE LANGUAGE???
* LAST CHANCE TO PLAN FOR MEDICAL MISSIONS CONFERENCE IN LOUISVILLE
* RETIRED BUT NOT THROUGH!
* AFGHANISTAN!
* CSERVERS CAN DO MIME
* RAMADAN IS COMING FAST
* ALL 1739 JP2000 PEOPLE GROUPS TO BE REPRESENTED AT ENVISION ’96
* YOUR CHANCE TO VOTE… “SHOULD BRIGADA TODAY CONTINUE?”
* TO SUBSCRIBE TO BRIGADA TODAY

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PRAYING THROUGH THE WINDOW II – A LOOK BACKWARD
Bev Pegues, Director of Christian Information Network, wrote this past week to announce the upcoming availability of a recap book on “Praying Through The Window II,” which, as you’ll recall, focused on the 100 Gateway Cities of the 10/40 Window. The book, WindoWatchman II: You Prayed, God Responded, Witness the Impact is nearing completion.

Bev wrote, “WindoWatchman II is MUST reading and belongs in the hands of every Christian who is serious about the Great Commission. As it chronicles the journeys of prayer warriors and sets forth priority targets for the year ahead, this moving book will stir your heart to pray more. Your faith will be strengthened and your heart encouraged as you join with fellow believers around the world in pressing on toward the fulfillment of the Great Commission in our lifetime.”

Spearheading this effort were teams of “prayer journeyers” who traveled to many of the “Gateway Cities” to pray on-site for the Gospel’s ability to penetrate these strategic centers of influence. There were a reported 403 teams who took 607 prayer journeys. The teams originated from 48 different nations. … As you know, most of the inhabitants on Earth live in the 10/40 Window, every major non-Christian religion — Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism and Sikhism — has its headquarters in the 10/40 Window and the 10/40 Window represents Satan’s greatest remaining stronghold. For this reason, prayer is our most significant tool in cracking the code to outreach among these most desperately least evangelized peoples.

Bev tells us that pre-orders received before December 1, 1996, will be available at the pre-publication price of $9.99, plus shipping; orders received after December 1, will be priced at $14.99 each, plus shipping. Contact Christian Information Network, 11025 STATE HIGHWAY 83, COLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80921 PHONE (719) 522-1040 FAX (719) 548-9000 E-MAIL: 73422dot3471atcompuservedotcom. Web Page: http://www.christian-info.com

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SCAM-WATCH: BEWARE AREA CODE 809
For all of us who have friends and/or relatives living overseas, apparently there’s a new scam out there. And we’re prime candidates. We get home and find a message on the answering machine informing us that a relative is sick and we need to call 809-xxx-xxxx to get more info. Trouble is, “809” area code is apparently another form of “900” area codes… only off shore! . . . in the Caribbean. Maybe someone pages us and leaves an 809 number on our pager. Either way, when we make the call, someone on the other end barely speaks English and after 15 minutes, we dismiss it as a hoax. Then our bill comes from the phone company (we did actually make the call, so the phone company isn’t going to adjust the price!) and it’s for well over $100!!! So.. bottom line: toss the messages to “809” area code…. unless your daughter works for a psychic in the Bahamas! :-) (Thanks to Heather V. M. Viles hmccowenatmaildotsmudotedu for the tip!)

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AZUSA PACIFIC UNIVERSITY TO HOLD “URBANA-LIKE” CONFERENCE IN MEXICO CITY
If you have high schoolers in Mexico, or know someone who does, you might want to consider sending them to “Conquest ’96”, an “Urbana-like” conference in Mexico City, Dec. 26-30. For more info., contact Beth Plumb at bplumbatmsmaildotapudotedu.

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HAVING TROUBLE FINDING THE RIGHT FONT FOR YOUR FAVORITE LANGUAGE???
Try checking out http://www.sil.org/computing/fonts/ on the SIL web site. “Fonts in Cyberspace” will probably be able to direct you to your answer!

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LAST CHANCE TO PLAN FOR MEDICAL MISSIONS CONFERENCE IN LOUISVILLE
Southeast Christian Church medical/missions volunteers remind you to “mark your calendar for the November 16th, one day conference at Southeast Christian Church, Louisville, Kentucky, on medical missions. Four experts in tropical medicine, infectious disease, pediatrics, and ob-gyn will give practical advice from first hand experience on how to practice medicine on the mission field. And our keynote speaker, Doug Lucas, will speak on the role of the health professional as a missionary for God by integrating his or her faith in Him with their professional skills in treating the whole person. The course is free. For more information or to receive a brochure, call Stephanie Garling at 502-451-5317 ext. 725 or write to: Southeast Christian Church, Missions Committee, 2840 Hikes Lane, Louisville, Kentucky, 40218. Open to anyone with interest in the health care field and/or mission service.”

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RETIRED BUT NOT THROUGH!
If you’re retired but not through serving the Lord and would like to get ideas and opportunities for service, you could contact Senior Ambassadors for Christ, a job-matching service for seniors. According to Art McCleary, President of the agency, who wrote Brigada this past week, “Opportunites abound in the areas of financial services, office services, publications, medical, engineering, camping, administration, fine arts, foodservice, library services, computer specialties, teaching, transportation, stewardship, telecommunications, parenting, hospitality, child-care, as well as, construction/maintenance.” For more information, write srs4christataoldotcom, or contact the USA office on the campus of the U S Center for World Mission — call – 800-638-2854 or 818-398-7373; write – Senior Ambassadors for Christ, 1605 Elizabeth St, Pasadena, CA 91104.

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AFGHANISTAN!
Here’s your chance to learn more about this complex country. You can get a 7 minute professionally edited and narrated video highlighting church planting work among the Dari speaking people of Afghanistan. The video includes footage from Kabul and Mazar-i-Sherif. It demonstrates the difficulty of travel, the danger of war, and the wild sport of buzkashi (goat pulling), among other things. For security reasons the producers will only ship it to a verified church address. The cost is $8 plus postage and handling ($3 to points in the USA, for a $11 total). Contact John Marion, 76623dot3676atcompuservedotcom.

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CSERVERS CAN DO MIME
Are you a CServe user frustrated by your service’s lack of built-in MIME support? (We’re talkin’ compression/coding and not clowns/actors here. :-)) Do you wish for UUEncoded e-mail attachments at the drop of an internet hat? Well your wishing days might be over. Check out CServe’s Internet Resources Forum on CompuServe (GO:INETRE), and look in the library under the search word “MIME”. There you can find MIME2CIS.ZIP, which places MIME2CIS.EXE in the inbasket subdirectory of the CServe filing cabinet. According to tipster DavidHousholderatxcdotorg, “When the user runs that file it looks through the inbasket, finds files that came from outside CompuServe and strips off the Internet routing headers then finds any files that have MIME or UUEncode content and decodes them, leaving the decoded file either in the inbasket subdirectory or in the download subdirectory, depending on the setup. The program is a $10 shareware program.” David also recommend Wincode… a long-time standby for Cservers. David added, “Wincode is … freeware and now includes MIME encoding/decoding as well as UUEncoding. It is fast, slick, and nicely done. It works easily with an attached file located in the download directory. To use it on an e-mail message in the inbasket it is best to save the message as a text file then run Wincode on that.” So folks… there you have it! Mime users are no longer silent!

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RAMADAN IS COMING FAST
(Get it?) Coinciding with the annual Islamic fasting month of Ramadan, the 30 Days Muslim Prayer Focus is an international movement calling Christians everywhere to learn about Islam, and to pray for Muslims, so that they may come to know God’s grace revealed in Jesus Christ. This fifth annual 10/40 Window project (endorsed by a number of international Christian ministries, including the Praying Through the Window movement) will take place during the next Ramadan (annual Muslim month of fasting), Jan 10 to Feb 8, 1997. For more information on published materials, see the related web page at http://www.ywam.org/prayer/30days.html. (By the way, . . . did you know that on many current browser releases, it’s no longer necessary to type in the “http://”??? The browser assumes it even when it’s not there! Save those keystrokes for something more important! :-))

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ALL 1739 JP2000 PEOPLE GROUPS TO BE REPRESENTED AT ENVISION ’96
If you’ve been thinking about hosting an exhibit at Envision ’96, the missions conference and celebration in Lexington, KY, Nov. 1-3, you’d better call soon. Only 15 or so exhibits remain (out of 350) and 20 or so mission agencies are considering these last few spots. (Call 1-800-972-1137 in the USA or email wbirney11ataoldotcom for more information.) Over 45,000 registrations have been rec’d as a tremendous show of support for the conference, which is set to feature A 1000-voice choir, 28-piece orchestra, state-of-the-art technical support, and a 34-mile Olympic-style torch run from Cane Ridge to downtown Lexington’s Rupp Arena and Heritage Hall Convention Center, along with premier showings of new missions videos, an arena balloon drop to beat the bands, and a chance to glorify Christ and lift His name toward the nations. An electronic messaging center will provide each and every delegate (who wants one) with an electronic convention mailbox to promote information sharing and networking. [A paper-based message center will help those who consider computers the “mark of the beast”. :-) Workshops, special plenary sessions, and an Adoption Center add to the full slate of activities… with all 1739 Joshua Project 2000 People Groups represented in arena seating (since there aren’t that many Christians from these groups, convention planners are using professionally-produced signs — “place-holders” — to save their seats for the future!). At the Adoption/Decision Center, delegates can register their intentions to pray for a group, take part in a research expedition or prayer journey to the 10/40 Window, and/or become a people-specific advocate. Watch the web site unfold throughout the weekend… in “real time” as media volunteers post transcrypts and news stories on http://www.xc.org/brigada/e96/.

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YOUR CHANCE TO VOTE… “SHOULD BRIGADA TODAY CONTINUE?”
Now on a more personal note… [from Doug, the editor] — Nearly two years ago, Envision ’96 was the vehicle that served as the catalyst to bring about the launching of this whole “Brigada” thing… (When asked to serve as President of Envision ’96, I began searching for resources and networking possibilities. Brigada was born out of that search.) Obviously, the dozens of individual conferences under the Brigada heading have a life of their own. They continue because their moderator/owners give countless volunteer hours to make them possible. But what about Brigada Today, the ‘top level’? Is there life after Envision ’96 for Brigada Today??? We’ll let you decide. If you’d like to see Brigada Today continue after Nov. 3, please send the following message to hubatxcdotorg
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The results will be reported on in next week’s Brigada Today, so please send your “vote” by Thursday noon, Eastern Time. Thanks! (By the way, . . . in case you were wondering, I am not a member of any of the 3 conferences and will not join. You have my word that I’ll not look at any of the subscriber lists. As far as I’m concerned, the membership of the lists will be a total secret. I’ll only be given a subscriber count in the weekly summary “activity report” next Thursday.)

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19961013 Brigada Today

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News and Notes about Brigada, Your Gateway to Missions Networking!
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In this issue….

* HOW ‘BOUT THOSE BETHANY PROFILES!
* HUB-CAPS
* WANT A GREAT EXAMPLE OF A JOSHUA PROJECT 2000 “TRIP REPORT” VIDEO???
* FROM THE “YOU-FORGOT-TO-GIVE-US-THEIR-PHONE-NUMBER-YOU-DITZ!” DEPT.
* CAN YOU SPELL “TAX-SHELTERED ANNUITIES” AND “KEOGH 401 PLANS”???
* LEARNING LANGUAGES IS A CHALLENGE FOR EVERYBODY…
* THE RUSSIANS ARE COMING….
* JOHN ROBB URGES PRAYER FOR BURUNDI
* FOR MISSION LEADERSHIP
* LIVE FROM NUREMBERG
* ADVANCE SUMMARY
* WANT TO KNOW “THE ART OF GETTING HELP”???
* SERIOUSLY SEEKING SOFTWARE!
* BLITZED BUT SANE
* TO SUBSCRIBE TO BRIGADA TODAY

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HOW ‘BOUT THOSE BETHANY PROFILES!
If you’ve been watching the Bethany Prayer Center’s web site, you know it’s growing fast! They’re up to 77 profiles reflecting 209 of AD2000 & Beyond’s Joshua Project 2000 people groups!!! We’ve needed these profiles for so long… since they give both the “soft” and “hard” data on the least reached people groups of the world. Now, Rick, Gabriela and their co-workers are churning out the challenges for the forces of world prayer. Go there and see for yourself…. http://www.bethany-wpc.org/profiles/home.html I printed out the whole stack of ’em!!! … at least 2 inches thick!!! Thanks Rick, Gabriela, and the folks at Bethany Prayer Center!!! We’re going to be relying heavily on your contributions at our upcoming Envision ’96 conference! We’ve thanked the Lord for you today!!!

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HUB-CAPS
as in “recaps about the hub” – (Thanks to Brian Bennetch for the brainstorm about the column name!) – Ever wonder how to use the magic “hubatxcdotorg” machine – to pass conference messages, “get” files, find out what files are stored in which conference folders? Now you can get answers. Just send a message to hubatxcdotorg with only the following line in the text of the message:
get brigada help-detailed

All your endless days of searching will soon be over! :-) The help file will automatically be shot out to your personal email “inbox”.

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WANT A GREAT EXAMPLE OF A JOSHUA PROJECT 2000 “TRIP REPORT” VIDEO???
On March 29th this past spring, a buddy of mine dropped me a quick email note. He was writing about the Amdo people of Tibet. He wrote, “…I have been working feverishly to bring together a coalition of four churches to adopt the Amdo speaking Tibetan people group off the JP2K list. I am leading a team there this summer. More than 800,000 people with no Christians, no churches, no nothing. The more I learn about them the harder it is to sleep at night. God help us. God forgive me for my apathy and slothfulness….” I saved that message. It made me say, “Yikes :-O. What are we doing for these people.” Well Steve Moore went out and did something. He led that trip and more! Now, I’m confident that you’ll want Kingdom Building Ministries’ 10-minute report on the Amdo people of Tibet. It’s filled with the passion of the guy who led the trip! And remember the old saying, “You can’t judge a video by its cover”? Well in this case, you can! Beautiful full-color box. Makes you want to see what’s inside! Get yours at 14140 E. Evans Ave, Denver, CO 80014, Tel. 303-745-8191, or laborersatkbmdotorg. These folks have agreed to give Brigada subscribers a special discount price of $10 plus the $3.00 shipping and handling, if you order before December 31, 1996.
You can use this video to:
a) see an example of what can be done on a JP2000 trip,
b) see an example of the video you can produce afterward,
c) mobilize prayer for least reached people in general (by using this one as a case study), and, (duh! I almost forgot!)
d) pray for the Amdo people!!!

:-) Can’t beat the price. Thanks Steve! And thank the Lord for the way He’s using you!

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FROM THE “YOU-FORGOT-TO-GIVE-US-THEIR-PHONE-NUMBER-YOU-DITZ!” DEPT.
Remember those Global people group awareness maps that show the status of the gospel among the world’s least reached peoples? Remember the special deal at the US Center (24×36″ for $3.75 and 36×64″ for $7.75, plus shipping & handling)? Well the good news is, several of you (MANY!) were interested! The bad news is — as many pointed out — the deal wasn’t so special, because we didn’t include contact information! :-( Sorry!!! 1605 Elizabeth St., Pasadena CA 91104. Ph. 818-398-2236 or 818-398-2232. Email gerrydotdueckatwciudotedu. Now. Seek ’em. :-)

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CAN YOU SPELL “TAX-SHELTERED ANNUITIES” AND “KEOGH 401 PLANS”???
Then you’re better off than most of us! Half that stuff isn’t even in my WinWord spell checker! How am I supposed to know how to handle it!? :-) Well now you don’t have to worry how to spell it… or do it anymore. Here’s a solid Christian guy who will take all the confusion out of your retirement and mutual fund investing worries. If you’ve been wondering how to provide retirement for your favorite missionary, or if you are one of those “favorite missionaries” :-) contact Darrell Hooker, 513-745-7047, (USA residents can call toll-free at 800-348-1212), or email cvgdehatlncdotcom. In about 40 years or so, you’ll be glad you did! :-)

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LEARNING LANGUAGES IS A CHALLENGE FOR EVERYBODY…
… even those big multi-national corporations. If you think money has anything to do with language learning, think again. My buddy in Taiwan (Thanks Marty Andry!) just sent some notes he’s been collecting. They’re all taken from real life examples of the “big boys” trying to cross cultures. Maybe we shouldn’t beat ourselves up too hard. At least we’ve got some company in the “language bloopers department!”

In Taiwan, the Pepsi company accidentally translated their slogan, “Come alive with the Pepsi Generation” to “Pepsi will bring your ancestors back from the dead.” Not good in a traditional religions land! :-) But KFC didn’t do much better. Also in Chinese, the Kentucky Fried Chicken slogan “finger- lickin’ good” came out as “eat your fingers off.” Yikes :-O. And most Latins will remember that when General Motors introduced the Chevy Nova in South America, it was apparently unaware that “no va” means “it won’t go.” Duh. Spanish students learn that verb on their 2nd day of classes! After the company figured out why it wasn’t selling any cars, it renamed the car in its Spanish markets to the Caribe….

Well it’s one thing to be embarrassed… but quite another thing to be really embarrassed! When Parker Pen marketed a ball-point pen in Mexico, its ads were supposed to say “It won’t leak in your pocket and embarrass you.” However, the company’s mistakenly thought the Spanish word “embarazar” meant embarrass. NOT. Instead the ads said that “It wont leak in your pocket and make you pregnant.” Now there’s a pen we’ll all want to give as gifts! But the Colgate company will probably be “embarrassed” (in the English sense of the word) for a long time to come. When they introduced a new toothpaste in France called Cue, they somehow forgot that this was the name of a notorious porno magazine. Needless to say, you couldn’t see the dazzle of their smiles for quite some time. But that’s not the worst of it. In Italy, a campaign for Schweppes Tonic Water translated the name into Schweppes Toilet Water. Now there’s a real tasty slogan. :-(

Finally, there are the mistakes that can literally cost you your job! Japan’s second-largest tourist agency was mystified when it entered English-speaking markets and began receiving requests for unusual sex tours. Upon finding out why, the owners of Kinki Nippon Tourist Company changed its name. Now who wants to hire the guy who translated that job for the company. “But sir, it was only one little phrase…” Unfortunately, in that case, the one little phrase made all the difference!

So… take heart, language learners. (Misery loves company? :-) ) Just remember, no matter how badly you’re doing, there’s always someone [like your neighborhood multi-national corporation] out there that’s doing even more badly! :-)

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THE RUSSIANS ARE COMING….
To Dallas! For a special conference on Russia — the Russian Symposium! The goal of the conference? According to George Sparks, who wrote Brigada this past week, “…to shed light on mission methods that have worked well in the former Soviet Union (Eurasia) and where we need to correct. And more importantly we hope to improve strategic alliances, increase and coordinate the monitoring and evaluation of Eurasia evangelization, and increase Eurasia evangelical inter-mission cooperation and prayer.” For more information, contact George Sparks, Co-chair, Russian Symposium At Criswell College, December 6-7, 1996 Dallas, Texas; ph/fax (214) 739-7099; e-mail russiansofeatxcdotorg mailing address: 5815 Phoenix Dr, #10 Dallas, TX 75231.

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JOHN ROBB URGES PRAYER FOR BURUNDI
If you’ve read anything about unreached peoples, you’ve probably seen the name, John Robb. He’s the Coordinator of the Unreached Peoples Track for AD2000 & Beyond, the Unreached Peoples specialist for World Vision’s MARC division, and a frequent traveler to points all around the globe to give workshops on how to reach least evangelized peoples. This past week, he wrote with a set of special requests for Burundi. We’ll list them here, as they were provided for John by Burundi church leaders, and ask that you please try to bow for a quick moment of silent prayer….

1. Pray for our leaders that they may acknowledge their inability to lead God’s people without God.

2. Pray that the leaders and human institution will not violate God’s Word as they make decisions that affect individual lives of the innocents and poor people.

3. Pray for the unity of Christians in Burundi.

4. Pray that the Christians be courageous to speak the Truth without compromise.

5. Pray for the desperate victims of the crisis.

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FOR MISSION LEADERSHIP
The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada (EFC) and the World Evangelical Fellowship (WEF) will be co-hosting a two-day Mission Leadership Symposium for Canadian Christian leaders from May 5-7, 1997 at Trinity Western University in Langley, B.C. For more information, contact Geoff Tunnicliffe, chair, task force for global mission, Tel. (604) 437-8000, E-mail: 72072dot3310atcompuservedotcom.

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LIVE FROM NUREMBERG
Many of you will recall that our “European Correspondent”, Kerstin Hack, has been attending a special conference in Germany. Here’s her live update from the conference: “Thanks to all of you who were praying for the Missions conference in Nuremberg, Germany. We had a great time – the Lord obviously is beginning to do something new in our country. The focus was on being willing to go …Reach out your hand and take the staff to deliver a people…(Exodus 4,4), truly loving a people (Luke 7,5), going and ministering not in our own strength but in the power of the Holy Spirit and the fact that local churches are called to get involved in Missions in a much more direct and effective way than before. God spoke to many German hearts of ice that he wants to melt and fill with the love for the cross. In the middle of the conference word reached us about the murder of the Iranian pastor who was known by several of the people leading the conference – this was a shock as well as a challenge to true commitment- who is willing to fill up this gap… In 1977 there had been a first REACH OUT Conference that was a kind of starting point for many ministries and events locally in the Nureremberg area – we hope and pray that this one will prove to be a starting point to much that will be happening all over the world…especially in the 10-40 window… Thanks again for all your prayers…Kerstin” Thank you and all Europeans for the key role you’re playing in mobilizing for the world’s least evangelized people, Kerstin. God bless.

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ADVANCE SUMMARY
Here’s Mark’s _Advance_ summary for October. If you’d like to retrieve the full text of this month’s Advance, just send email to hubatxcdotorg with only these words in the text of the message:
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ADVANCE October 1996
THE GOSPEL FOR EVERY PEOPLE — Translation project in the heart language of 100 million people; Algerian schools to teach English as main foreign language; Arabs in Saudi Arabia; language groups in northern India; hungry Filipino hearts; Taliban rebels capture Kabul.

THE PERSECUTED CHURCH — Missionary hostages; Chinese believers beaten to death; Iranian pastor murdered; armed mob surrounds mission compound; Syrian believer to stand trial; International Day of Prayer for Persecuted Christians.

SPIRITUAL FORCES OF DARKNESS — Ritual killings in Nigeria and Kenya; war between Muslim militants; computer library of child pornography; partial birth abortion veto sustained; first legal assisted suicide in Australia.

REJOICE! — 22,000 professions of faith in Chad; 4,426 decisions for Christ in Albania; 300,000 Hmong trust Christ; God at work in Israel.

NETWORKING — Praying for Muslims during Ramadan; Urbana 96; new video portrays believers’ trials in Muslim countries; electronic “Operation World”; book and video support Praying Through The Window III; New Tribes Mission magazine; International Christian Concern Web site; new publication for Generation X believers; China’s official religion policies at Web site.

FRONT LINES — Jesus’ mission.

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WANT TO KNOW “THE ART OF GETTING HELP”???
Thanks to Scott Grandi, working in Kaohsiung, Taiwan with CBInternational, who forwarded to us a useful look at “the art of getting help”, by Phil Agre. Thanks to Scott, we’ve arranged for you to be able to retrieve a full copy for your own reading. This document shares wisdom about the “art” and “skill” of getting answers . . . whether you’re doing research on people groups …. or resolving a software issue… or whatever. To retrieve it, send email to hubatxcdotorg with only this line in the body of the text:
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Thanks Scott!

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SERIOUSLY SEEKING SOFTWARE!
What database software exists for inventorying media resources? The Audio Communications Track (ACT) of the AD2000 Movement desires to compile a searchable database that could be also folded into people group info by the AD2K researchers. It could be a resource used to include ALL evangelical language media. Send your information to Mark Snowden, media consultant, Southern Baptist Foreign Mission Board at 756-8785atmcimaildotcom. (Mark, we’ll count on a follow-up someday, okay??? Maybe a URL of your new on-line database??? :-) Thanks!)

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BLITZED BUT SANE
Okay — so how do you do it? How do you keep your sanity in a hurry-up, rushed-out, get-up-and-go world??? I think everybody’s in practically the same situation today. Your schedule’s probably no less rushed than mine. I work for a mission organization with 115 full-time team members in 15 countries, serve as president of a rapidly approaching missions convention (did I mention Envision ’96, Nov. 1-3, in Lexington, Kentucky? — you’re all invited to attend… all 3700 of you! :-) See http://www.xc.org/brigada/e96/ for more details), have a wife, two kids, two hamsters, … the whole thing. We moved our International Office this past week… I speak on the weekends, coach both of my kids’ soccer teams (wouldn’t you know they’re too far apart in age to play on the same team! :-( ), normal stuff.

So my question is… how do you keep your sanity??? Well, as one fellow-struggler to another, here’s what’s been helping me these past few weeks:

–a) Remember the Word — When I look in the Bible, I see Jesus talking about seeking first the kingdom of God… and then He’ll work out every detail. (Mt. 6:33) I hear Him say that if we can just remember our calling, He’ll work out everything for our good. . . and more importantly, for kingdom good. (Ro. 8:28) He probably intended for us to live a “still life” … so when life take’s you and shakes you and wants to throw you down on the ground, maybe it helps to realize that He’s the God of peace… peace that goes well beyond our ability to understand it… even when we’re in the middle of challenges. (Philippians 4:4-7)

–b) Surround yourself with quality people — I’m fortunate. My wife’s a tremendous organizer. She can teach Spanish at our local Christian school, volunteer at the crisis pregnancy center, pack lunches, rearrange rooms, move furniture, leap tall buildings in a single bound, :-) … all in a day’s work! And the gang I work with in our mission office… whew! Top quality people. When we moved this past week, you could really see their true colors coming out. Our secretary (Susy)! Wow :-O… she was right in there pulling network cable, winding phone lines, hauling boxes, getting dirty, you name it. The Personnel guy (Chris) sacrificed his very own lower back (!) :-), the Strategic Frontiers guy (Eric) kept us all smiling with his joyful (and ditzy) singing :-), the Mobilization guy (Mark) reminded me of those guys that did the “pump you up” thing on TV a few years ago, and the Strategic Planning guy (Steve) drilled holes until his hands were raw! … you get the picture. If God blesses you with these kind of folks, remember to thank Him!!!

–c) Look at just one line at a time — This is probably the hardest part. Living successfully in our world today requires the ability to live with non-closure. I’m convinced of it. With 48 items… (or 200 items!) on our task lists, we’ll never really see completion of our jobs. So that means we have to learn to be satisfied with not being finished with the whole list… but rather, rejoice when we finish one item. The “In box” isn’t quite empty. The “to do” file is bulging. But then… we need to go home… and invest time with the kids. Coach soccer… or whatever it is in your world. Be with our spouse… be with our kids… be with our Lord. Let tomorrow take care of itself. What we don’t get done, we don’t get done. If we do our best and still get fired from that job, it was probably the wrong job for us anyway. :-) One line at a time. Focus. Invest in the right stuff at the right time.

–d) Read Covey — He’s great. Those 7 whatcha-ma-callits??? Great stuff. “Start with the end in mind.” “Seek to be understood before you try to talk the other person’s leg off.” You know them. Now let’s do ’em.

–e) Re-write the endings to your dreams — Last night I woke up with a start. I dreamed I was presenting at this huge convention… and I looked down on the program and there beside my name was this title that had something to do with missions multi-media. All of a sudden, I realized I had forgotten my computer and the data projector!!! And it said my message would be filled with visuals!!! Yikes! :-O Right then I woke up in a cold sweat. Now of course, my dream is just a fulfillment of my fear that I’ll mess up royally at Envision ’96. :-) But all of a sudden I realized, “Hey… Who says I can’t ‘re-write’ it! After all, it is my dream!” So I laid back down and finished the whole thing! :-) Thank goodness, my laptop was out in the car. And the guys running the large screen magnification had already prepared for computerized visuals! All I had to do was plug in! During the break before my session, I hooked up and… bingo! There was a 40 foot high image of my visuals! I was happy. I was fulfilled. “Success!” See… we can either sit back and be acted upon … or we can seize the day and take charge of our own outcomes… circle of concern versus circle of influence. You can’t always change everything… but change the things you can. You know all that stuff.

Now if we can just live it. :-) Have a great week.
Doug

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*and many other occasional contributors too numerous to mention!
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19961006 Brigada Today

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One Brigada Today reader said, “Hey — this issue is full of resources!”
Why not take time to share it with a friend and tell him/her to get on board too! The price is right. :-)

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In this issue….

* FOLLOW UP FROM THE “YOU’VE-GOT-TO-ORDER-THIS-VIDEO DEPARTMENT”
* FOLLOW-UP ON “THE BEST FREE EMAIL FOR THE NEXT 12 MONTHS”
* WANTED: SOME GOOD COWS
* GATEWAY MISSIONSFEST NEARS KICK-OFF
* SWEET VIDEO SUITE YOURS FOR THE TAKING…
* TODAY’S TEASER
* INTERCOLLEGIATE MISSIONS CONFERENCE IN S.E. USA, NOV 15-17, 1996
* POINTCAST: UP-TO-DATE NEWS ON YOUR SCREEN
* 30 DAYS OF PRAYER … BEGINS ON YOUR SCREEN
* INTERESTED IN KNOWING WHAT WORKS AND WHAT DOESN’T IN THE FORMER USSR?
* HUBMARKS
* GLOBAL GLIMPSE
* US CENTER OFFERS MAPS TO BRIGADA PARTICIPANTS
* WEB-WATCH
* HEADING TO URBANA???
* MAKE A DIFFERENCE THIS WEEK… IN THE LIFE OF THE CURDS
* RUSHIN’ INTO RUSSIAN
* TO SUBSCRIBE TO BRIGADA TODAY

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FOLLOW UP FROM THE “YOU’VE-GOT-TO-ORDER-THIS-VIDEO DEPARTMENT”
Without a doubt… “To the Ends of the Earth” is a keeper. My finished tape just arrived today (dressed in the full color box). Until now I had only been using the 28-minute version… but now, tomorrow morning, I can start using the 10-min. condensed version… It alternates between beautiful color footage from tons of cross-cultural destinations, individual “sound-byte” interviews with key national leaders, and pertinent Bible verses to drive home the points. This tape is a keeper. It’ll sell out. Guaranteed.
Christian Information Network
11025 State Hwy 83
Colorado Springs, CO 80921
phone: 719-522-1040

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FOLLOW-UP ON “THE BEST FREE EMAIL FOR THE NEXT 12 MONTHS”
Okay… All right!!! I surrender !!!!!!! :-) Thanks for the barrage of email about AT&T and the views the company holds about homosexuals. Honest… I pledge from the bottom of my heart… I didn’t know anything about company policies on moral issues… I only knew that the deal they were offering on email was pretty good. :-) So… if you were considering switching to AT&T WorldNet and you feel that your usage of their long distance would, in effect, be sponsoring the company’s moral stands, please feel free to use another vendor. There’s still Juno (in USA 1-800-799-JUNO; prospective users the world over can write to signupatjunodotcom for more info) for free email… but Juno doesn’t offer web access. So… if you still want to see what AT&T has to offer and you’ve figured out how to avoid their moral attachments, point your browser to http://www.att.com/worldnet/wis/index.html for more info. By the way, our colleague David Wedge DavidWedgeataoldotcom says MCI has the same deal going… but you have to ask for it. And another by the way… Brigada participant Don Newby 106155dot2350atCompuServedotCOM wants to find a similar local Internet hook-up in Europe… “cheap” and fast. If anybody knows an option, write Don direct. Don, let us know if you can compile a summary report of responses! Thanks!

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WANTED: SOME GOOD COWS
[You thought I was kidding….] This Brigada participant from Denmark needs to find a good deal on some cattle for relief project in a rather poor area near Tbilisi, Georgia. If you can help, write Henrik Due Jensen daneuatinetdotuni-cdotdk. Ideal location would be northern Turkey or western Azerbaijan. Come on… let’s all keep our ears open so we can help Henrik get this project on the .. mooooo-ve! :-)

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GATEWAY MISSIONSFEST NEARS KICK-OFF
“One can put a thousand to flight; two can chase ten thousand. The Gateway MissionsFest in St. Louis, Missouri, October 24, 25 and 26 will bring together churches and mission organizations from the Midwest to “Partner together to share Jesus with every tribe, tongue and nation.” Workshops will include a wide variety of topics from a “Heart of God” seminar to African-American missions history. … For more information contact Judy Lindow at 314-863-5503, fax 314-721-1092, email: ks4g—Vatewayataoldotcom, snail mail: Gateway MissionsFest, 2500 Ashby Rd., St. Louis, MO 63114.

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SWEET VIDEO SUITE YOURS FOR THE TAKING…
Got a video you need to edit but no big bucks to lay down for commercial editing time? Contact John Blake at 72774dot1766atcompuservedotcom or JohnBlakeatJunodotcom, tel. (206) 745-4206 or in the USA, 1-800-981-6700. He’s got a top notch suite with SVHS and Hi-8 that he’ll rent for just $25 to Brigada participants.

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TODAY’S TEASER
What country has the largest number of missionaries in the world but still has one of the lowest percentages of believers of any country in the world? Surprise. According to the people at Kiristan Holocaust Museum, it’s Japan. They’re urgently requesting prayer for spiritual awakening and Revival in Japan. November 23, l996 is the 400th anniversary of the Kiristan Holocaust in which nearly one million Kiristan or indigenous Japanese Christians were massacred and the cause of Christ set back. A special Museum is being set up to commemorate this anniversary and to centralize the appeal for urgent prayer for Japan. … For a monthly newsletter or to send help please write: Kiristan Holocaust Museum, The Keikyo Institute, Box 65, Tokyo, Japan 106-91. Email: Jhlatiacdotcodotjp.

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INTERCOLLEGIATE MISSIONS CONFERENCE IN S.E. USA, NOV 15-17, 1996
[Note new corrected phone number!] The Southeast Regional InterVarsity Missions Fellowship invites you to the 1996 Global Outreach Conference to be held November 15-17 at Rock Eagle Conference Center in Eatonton, Georgia (appx. one hour east of Atlanta). According to Brent Everett, “GO Conference is an annual mission conference sponsored by InterVarsity which attracts schools and churches from across the Southeast for an intense weekend of worship, Bible study, and prayer as we consider God’s passion for the unreached and our personal responsibility in completing the evangelization of the world.”… Brent adds, “For those whose part is to go to the nations and proclaim His Kingdom, the mission agencies represented at GO `96 can get you there. For those whose part is to pray and send others, GO `96 is a call to personal holiness and a lifestyle of powerful prayer and sacrificial giving. Whether you long to see you church burdened for the unreached, your campus fellowship ignited with a missions vision, or your own training used for world evangelization, GO `96 will compel you to listen to God and discover your part in bringing the world From Darkness to Light.” The cost for the weekend is $60 before Nov. 1, $65 afterwards, or $55 per person for groups of nine or more. For more info or registration material contact GO `96 at: 803-735-8343 ext.3461, Email: serivmfatscsndotnet , or Write: GO `96, 7435 Monticello Rd #57, Columbia, SC 29203-1599. Also, stop by http://www.scsn.net/users/serivmf/go96 after Oct.4.

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POINTCAST: UP-TO-DATE NEWS ON YOUR SCREEN
Have you seen Pointcast? I tried it for a couple of weeks and loved it… but it takes time to read! Bob Hall, National Coordinator, Centre for Mission Direction in New Zealand, wrote, “For news-freaks I came across the ultimate screen saver during the week. It’s called “PointCast” and can be downloaded free from the PointCast web site www.pointcast.com -PC version only I’m afraid. Once it is installed it can be programmed to go onto the web on schedule or on command to retrieve up-to-date news from a variety of sources (Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Time magazine, various computer and business magazines). It also retrieves the top news stories of the day (political, international and business) as well as weather reports (including satellite pictures of Asia). If you set a fairly minimalist news frame (you do this by personalizing the web search) the software spends about 9 minutes on the web per update. The software and service is free because PointCast have incorporated dynamic adverts within the screens.” I agree with Bob — it’s great, . . . as long as you make time to read it! :-)

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30 DAYS OF PRAYER … BEGINS ON YOUR SCREEN
As many as ten million people are expected to take part in the fifth annual global month of prayer for the Muslim world, which begins in January. Ron Kernahan reports, “Greek and Russian Orthodox churches are among the latest to participate in the event, which has drawn ever-widening support from denominations and missionary organizations since it was launched by Youth With A Mission.” Coinciding with the Islamic holy month of Ramadan as “an act of identification”, the next 30 Days event starts on January 10 and ends on February 8. A web page is being designed giving details of where to get the 27 different translations! And again an email daily edition will be sent for free. The email version differs from the full text guide as it is “excerpts” designed to encourage spreading the news to those who might not otherwise be praying. So how do you sign on? Easy, just buzz the hub and sub! (Roughly translated that means send an email to hubatXCdotOrg with the body of the message reading:
subscribe 30-Days

… now wasn’t that easy?”

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INTERESTED IN KNOWING WHAT WORKS AND WHAT DOESN’T IN THE FORMER USSR?
Then it sounds like you ought to inquire about a special symposium being held in Dallas, TX, December 6 – 7, 1996. In fact, according to George Sparks, Co-chair of the event, the symposium hopes to “build strategic alliances, increase and coordinate the monitoring and evaluation of Eurasia evangelization, and increase Eurasia evangelical inter-mission cooperation and prayer.” For more information, call by tel. or fax to (214) 739-7099 or e-mail russiansofeatxcdotorg or write 5815 Phoenix Dr, #10 Dallas, TX 75231.

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HUBMARKS
For this week’s “Hubmarks” column, we rely heavily on good friend and colleague George Peavy georgeatlfadotcom who recently reminded us that “there is another outbreak of the false “good times” virus rumor going around.” Right George. We’ve seen it too. If you need to have documented evidence that “Good Times” is a hoax, George can supply it. But George also alerted us of a real virus…, a “Trojan horse” claiming to be PKZIP version 3 (the latest release 2.04g). If you see a “version 3”, better keep a distance! In other news, George reported that some Internet Service sysops were starting to “block” addresses with Juno domains… apparently because of the severe number of advertisements… “spam jobs”… originating on that service. As George put it, “Something for Brigada readers to keep in mind — spamming (that is, sending large quantities of unsolicited advertising mail) is something that never should be done. There is no cause worthy enough to justify such an abuse of the net.”

Finally, George wrote, “If you have a friend who is a field missionary, it’s wise to send mail to the missionary only with the greatest care. For many missionaries, email access comes dearly, often at a cost of more than two dollars per minute on a dial-up phone line, and connections made only once a week.” George urged, “Don’t send large quantities of unsolicited traffic.” … And regardless of the situation, George urged us to “stay away from discussions that have (or can be interpreted) to have political or military overtones. This includes names of prominent leaders (military and civilian), and political jargon specific to the country in question. Also, avoid discussions of spiritual warfare, as much of the terminology is stuff that scanners are looking for.” Thanks George georgeatlfadotcom! Welcome stuff!

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GLOBAL GLIMPSE
In Zaire, Africa, the Reformed Church planted 200 churches in the last 15 years. This may not sound like much until one realizes that it is the result of the work of only three theologically trained pastors from among a denomination which historically has been skeptical of church planting.
(Source: Prof. J.M.Vorster, 2 Joostestraat, Potchefstroem 2531, RSA, e-mail TSPJmVatPuknetdotPukdotacdotza via DAWN Friday Fax, 37.96, http://www.tecc.co.uk/jesusa/dawnindx.html
Global Glimpse is assembled each week by John Hanna, Caleb Project, Littleton, CO.

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US CENTER OFFERS MAPS TO BRIGADA PARTICIPANTS
Have you been putting off the purchase of one of those Global people group awareness maps? You know… the ones that show the status of the gospel among the least reached peoples in Africa and beyond? Well, procrastinate no more! Greg Parsons (Exec. Dir. at the US Center) is willing to cut Brigada participants a special deal. He has instructed Vern Dueck, Manager of the resource bookstore at the US Center, to offer them to Brigada participants for $3.75 (24″x36″) and $7.75 (36″x64″). Great!

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WEB-WATCH
Have you seen the 51 Spanish People Profiles…. http://www.eccnet.com/missions/p_n_a

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HEADING TO URBANA???
Then better make registration: Urbana 96 Hotline: 608/274-7995. Or write Urbana 96 Promotion, P.O. Box 7895, Madison WI, 53707-7895; E-mail: Urbana96ativcfdotorg.

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MAKE A DIFFERENCE THIS WEEK… IN THE LIFE OF THE CURDS
You can make a difference in the life of the Kurdish people this week! According to sources involved firsthand, the US forces are pulling back and leaving Kurds by the thousands. To make a difference, just address the following to your congressman and senators and mail or fax this letter to them in Washington as well as well as to their local offices. Time is of the essence. They’re meeting with presidential advisors and folks on both sides of the political arena. Here’s the suggested letter:

Dear Honorable Senator/Congressman——–,

I have been disturbed by recent news that America is abandoning its promise to protect the Kurdish people of northern Iraq. I have noted with great dismay that the State Department has withdrawn its official presence (MCC, OFDA, USAID), which seems to imply that we as a nation are no longer committed to keeping Saddam Hussein out of the area. If we are abandoning the region to Saddam, what was the purpose of spending 100 million dollars and more to drive him out of the north? A seemingly successful endeavor could turn into an absolute failure.

I believe it is in the best interests of America to bring stability to and continue protecting the Kurdish people and request you to do all that you can to this end. If we allow the situation to disintegrate into chaos, there is a strong possibility that millions of Kurds will once again have to flee to the Turkish mountains where many will no doubt die while others who remain behind could be slaughtered by Saddam’s forces as they were at the end of the Gulf War. If this happens, America will surely not stand by to watch these people perish in huge numbers. We will have to mount massive and expensive relief operations and will find ourselves back where we were five years ago. Please keep this tragedy from occurring again.

Sincerely,…

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*Global Glimpses: John Hanna, Caleb Project, jhannaatcprojectdotcom
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*Brigada Website: Bob Mayhew, Brigada Volunteer, mayhewatxcdotorg
*Technical Development: Jonathan Marsden, MAFxc jonathanatxcdotorg
*Brigada Customer Service Manager: Revis Ann Massey, RevisAnnMasseyatxcdotorg
*Brigada Coordinator: Doug Lucas, Team Expansion & Brigada, DLucasatTeamExpansiondotorg
*and many other occasional contributors too numerous to mention!
But thanks for working together! That’s the dream of Brigada!

19960929 Brigada Today

Now with 3653 Participants!
One Brigada Today reader said, “Hey — this issue is full of resources!”
News and Notes about Brigada, Your Gateway to Missions Networking!
[Pass this issue to a friend! To subscribe, see instructions at end.]

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In this issue….

* FROM THE “YOU’VE-GOT-TO-ORDER-THIS-VIDEO DEPARTMENT”
* HUBMARKS
* THE BEST FREE EMAIL FOR THE NEXT 12 MONTHS
* LUIS BUSH REQUESTS PRAYER…
* MORE ON TRAVELING EMAIL
* WEEKEND MISSIONS CONFERENCE FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS IN S.E. USA
* CIN ANNOUNCES INTERNATIONAL PRAYER TRAINING CONFERENCE
* WEBWATCH
* NEW MOVIE ABOUT PROBLEMS FOR MUSLIM CONVERTS
* AUSSIES LAUNCH NEW FRONTIER MEDIA SCHOOL
* AUDIO SCRIPTURE ORGS TO MERGE
* NOW YOU CAN GET GENERATION X INFO IN MAGAZINE FORM!
* NEED HELP WITH PROBLEMS??? THIS CONFERENCE CAN ANSWER!
* CLARIFIED ADDRESS FOR CYBERSPACE STUDY CANDIDATES
* GLOBAL GLIMPSE
* TO SUBSCRIBE TO BRIGADA TODAY

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FROM THE “YOU’VE-GOT-TO-ORDER-THIS-VIDEO DEPARTMENT”
Remember Light the Window, which riveted us to pray for the 100 Gateway Cities of the 10/40 Window?? Well there’s a sequel!!! And it’s going to be available moments after this announcement! In a Brigada Today exclusive, the producers of To the Ends of the Earth were willing to allow us the privilege of announcing this first class newest prayer video. It’s the resource you’ll use over and over again during the coming 12 months. The story??? “PRAYING THROUGH THE WINDOW III: THE UNREACHED PEOPLES.” This prayer initiative introduces and develops the concept of “unreached peoples” and challenges the church to be involved in strategic prayer in order to see the Gospel presented, and a culturally relevant, reproducing church established in each of the least evangelized people groups of the 10/40 Window. As in last October’s “Praying Through the Window II: the 100 Gateway Cities”, there is a 30 day prayer guide book available to use with the professionally produced video. The book, simply titled “The Unreached Peoples”, is a 120 page guide focusing on gateway people clusters mainly from within the 10/40 Window and leads the reader through informative prayers for each of these peoples. The video, To the Ends of the Earth , expresses God’s heart from Genesis to Revelation that all peoples (nations or ethne) would worship him. The mobilization of massive, informed, heart felt prayer is the foundation upon which all successful evangelistic efforts for the remaining “unreached people groups” must be built. As in last year’s “Light the Window” video there is a long version suitable for broadcast (approx. 28 minutes long), and a shorter version (approx. 12 minutes long) that you could use for Sunday Schools or worship services.

When I heard about this production, I wrote the producers and asked for a special advance copy to preview, in preparation for a special event we’re launching on Nov. 1st — Envision ’96. They were kind enough to send one pre-production. Wow! First class gang. Same stunning footage, same fast-paced music/video, same heart-piercing message…. pray, pray, pray. This is one to get, gang. Ordering Information: Christian Information Network is the primary distributor of these tools. The book, “The Unreached Peoples” is $8.99 plus Shipping + Handling. You won’t find anything more earthshaking. Bulk order pricing is available. The video, “To the Ends of the Earth” is $9.95 plus S+H. Bulk orders for the video (in case lots of 50) are $5.00 each plus S+H. Credit card orders can be faxed to 719-548-9000. For more information, email 73422dot3471atcompuservedotcom. Or send check orders to:
Christian Information Network
11025 State Hwy 83
Colorado Springs, CO 80921
(phone: 719-522-1040)
Available immediately. And that’s when you’ll want it. :-)

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HUBMARKS
Did you miss an important message in your conference? Can’t quite remember an address someone gave? Nyet Pro-BLEM! Brigada conferences are automatically archived message by message!!! For information on how to access previously broadcasted conference messages, send email to hubatxcdotorg with only the words
get brigada help-detailed

and in a few moments, you’ll receive an email message containing frequently asked questions about Brigada conferences – See Section 8. By the way, this file was just revised this morning… so you might want to get an update on it just to keep a current copy handy. Make sure you send the “get” message to hubatxcdotorg and not brigadaatbrigadadotorg! :-(

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THE BEST FREE EMAIL FOR THE NEXT 12 MONTHS
… if you live in the USA and are willing to switch back to AT&T for your long distance carrier, then it’s a no-brainer! Run… don’t walk… to call AT&T WorldNet toll-free at 1-800-431-0800 ext. 21627 or see their web site at http://www.att.com/worldnet. With over 300 POPS (“points of presence” — or local phone nodes where you can log on) in the USA, they’ve got most cities covered and you can’t beat the price: FREE!!! If you’re an AT&T long distance customer, you get up to 5 hrs/mo. access for free, and even after that it’s just $2.50 per hour. What’s more, their help desk people told me that you can use any winsock program — so you can use Pegasus, Eudora, Email Connection, Pronto or whichever email program you choose!!! And have you been trying out Juno or Freemark but you’ve been disappointed because they don’t have web access??? Fret no more… AT&T WorldNet lets you have full connectivity — which includes full access to the web. No ads… no gimmicks. Straight www connection. Let’s see. You were subscribing to Compuserve previously, so you were spending $9.95 for 12 months or some $119.40. Now that you’ll be switching to AT&T mail, you first of all pay off your Brigada Today subscription price FOR THE NEXT YEAR with the money you saved right up front! Let’s see… now you’ve got $119.40 remaining. :-) You subscribe to MAFxc so you can have your mail forwarded when you switch addresses like this :-) and so you can start a cool Brigada conference for the unreached people group you want to reach (if you’re interested write to infoatxcdotorg — don’t write to Brigada; we don’t work for MAF!), . . . that’s $52 for a full year … which still leaves you $67.40. Can you believe you were about to pay more for your email service than you would have for an xc.org address and a cool Brigada email conference of your own???? Next, you can take your wife (or husband, . . . whichever the case may be :-) ) out to eat at a nice restaurant three times … spend about $20/instance, . . . and still have $7.40 left over to open a bank account to start saving for your next family car!!! Now what a deal, folks! :-) And that was money you were going to spend anyway!!! Seriously, why would anyone want to keep paying $9.95 for a Compuserve or AOL connection… which is still only going to give you the same number of hours of free connectivity to the Internet????!!! Duh… Get it for free folks.. from AT&T. If they want to give this stuff away, gang, I say we support their crazy habit! :-) One catch… after the first year, they start charging. :-( But if you buy the xc.org address, then next year this time, you switch to some other looney tune who is running the same kind of special… and none of your friends even know it because you’ve got a stable email address with MAFxc! Too good to be true??? Check me out. It’s for real.

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LUIS BUSH REQUESTS PRAYER…
Luis Bush, Director of the AD2000 & Beyond Movement, wrote this past week to request prayer for the National Consultation of Evangelism, which continues through September 29. According to Luis, “This is a crucial meeting with great potential for harvesting of the fields of India over the next few years. In the words of Ebe Sunde Raj, General Secretary of the IMA, the sponsoring body for the consultation, ‘The Lord has enabled us to see the progress in several fronts and failures and mistakes in others. We trust that this consultation will facilitate all of us to share our success and failures, wisdom and blunders to learn from one another, plan together and enter into partnership to reach our mother land with the gospel.’ Please take a moment right now and bow in prayer for Luis and all others who have gathered there. In his opening, keynote address, Luis wrote, “This is a unique moment in India. The Spirit of God is moving, perhaps as never before. The church in India is stirring and reaching out. And the threat of militant Hindu fundamentalism looms across the landscape. For now, there is a window still open in India. Let us say with the Apostle Paul ‘And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. The night is far spent, the day is at hand:’ (Romans 13:11-12) We must do what we can when we can. Now is India’s time. We dare not let it pass.” We agree Luis. 100% with you.

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MORE ON TRAVELING EMAIL
Last week we mentioned that several services would provide you with a forwarding function… so that whichever email address you chose to use, you could redirect your mail to that address. What we didn’t mention was that MAFxc’s service can make it look like you’re writing from that address, even if you aren’t! :-) You send your outbound email through their server with a special command and the mail actually looks like it originated from your xc.org address. Pete Holzmann, who reminded me of this difference, doesn’t know of any other service on the net that’s letting you pull that off. Thanks for the clarification, Pete. In other news, Bill Crandall (a missionary in Ecuador) suggested we look at http://netaddress.usa.net as a possible alternative. These guys give you a free address forwarding service, then tack on a small advertisement at the end of each forwarded note. I tried it for awhile, … and for the most part it works. It did introduce quite a delay in the mail at times, evidently depending on how busy their hub is. Thanks Bill!

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WEEKEND MISSIONS CONFERENCE FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS IN S.E. USA
Don’t miss a wonderful opportunity to be challenged to pour out your life for the cause of Christ. 500 students will meet at Rock Eagle to consider together God’s commission. Cost for the weekend is only $55. Please pass this on to anyone who is interested in mobilizing students to complete the great commission. The annual Global Outreach conference (“GO”96) will be held at Rock Eagle campground (one hour east of Atlanta) this November. For information: 803-735-8343 ext.3461 (GO office) Email: 74211dot3033atCompuServedotCOM or serivmfatscsndotnet
Write:
“GO committee”
c/o CIU
7435 Monticello Rd.
Columbia, SC. 29203.

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CIN ANNOUNCES INTERNATIONAL PRAYER TRAINING CONFERENCE
Bev Pegues wrote yesterday afternoon to clue us in on a conference that sounds like it should make its way onto the calendars of all worldwide prayer intercessors! She wrote, “An international prayer training conference has been scheduled for Wednesday, February 12th, through Saturday, February 15, 1997, entitled “Praying With Power: Empowering Ordinary People for Extraordinary Exploits.” The conference will be held at New Life Church in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and is sponsored by the Christian Information Network and the World Prayer Center. This practical training conference is for prayer journeyers and home-based intercessors (those who stay home and pray) and is designed to equip believers to pray effectively and to empower teams to pray on the field. C. Peter Wagner will be convening the conference. A list of speakers and plenary sessions will soon be released, along with details of cost and schedule. Please contact Christian Information Network at 73422dot3471atcompuservedotcom and give them your mailing address. That way you can be sure to receive the information as soon as it is available. Please reserve these dates on your calendar for this conference. This will give you the training you need for participating in PRAYING THROUGH THE WINDOW III: THE UNREACHED PEOPLES, the prayer emphasis that takes place from October 1, 1996, until October 31, 1997.” Spread the news!

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WEBWATCH
One user recommended we look at http://members.tripod.com/~jroberts to see more info. on the issue of ANONYMOUS traveling email addresses, which encode email with a password so that only the intended email recipient can read the message. And Chris Hart recommended http://www.four11.com/ for “finding people” — like your long, lost Uncle Bob??? :-) And here’s something interesting. Our Brigada web specialist (may he live forever! :-) ) uncovered a “Spanish, Portuguese, And Catalan Search Engine at http://www.ogilvy.com/spanish/hisplink.htm. Evidently, you can delve through “all 31 search engines of the Spanish/Portuguese/Catalan world.” Email Luis Delboy ledelboyatearthlinkdotnet for info. Thanks Bob!

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NEW MOVIE ABOUT PROBLEMS FOR MUSLIM CONVERTS
Open Doors has produced a video called “Behind the Sun”. According to Rick Nolte, “It is an excellent presentation of the problems that national believers in Muslim countries are facing. The video chronicles the adventures/trials of a man returning to his home (Muslim) country after converting to Christianity during his college days in the US. It is about 1 hour long, and is extremely well done (I’ve heard over $1 million was spent to make the video). Although the man’s story is fictional (I think), the events/situations that he encounters are not – according to those familiar with the middle-east.” Rick “highly recommends” this video. It is both informative and exciting. Open Doors can be reached at 1-800-788-5574 in the USA. Rick can probably direct you to other contact points — write him at RickdotCdotNolteatdendotmmcdotcom. Thanks Rick!

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AUSSIES LAUNCH NEW FRONTIER MEDIA SCHOOL
Straight from down under comes this note: “To Every Peoples…Together we Can do it! All of us are needed to do our part and implement new initiatives to finish the task of world evangelization. In answer to that call, we have started a yearly School of Frontier Media (SFM) in Perth, Western Australia. The next school runs from January 12th to June 27th, 1997. It has been fully accredited with the University of the Nation, both under the College of Christian Ministries and the College of Communications. For more information, contact ConkeyCreateatXCdotOrg or see the web site at http://www.iinet.net.au/~createit.” Way to go Aussies!

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AUDIO SCRIPTURE ORGS TO MERGE
In just a few short days, Audio Scriptures International (ASI) and PRM International (PRM-I) will merge. The name of the new organization will be AUDIO SCRIPTURE MINISTRIES (ASM), an organization committed to making a major worldwide effort to see that all translated New Testaments available in print form are also recorded and made available in audio form. According to Harvey T. Hoekstra, former President of ASI, “This effort arises from a conviction that we now have the means to give non-readers the same opportunity to learn God’s word by listening as readers have by reading. It is a doable task and ASM hopes to network with others in a revitalized effort to help facilitate this foundational effort.” The home office of the new organization will be in the former PRM-I facility in Holland, MI. The audio Scripture distribution/resource center will be from the former ASI location in California. For more information about ASM’s free catalog and its special arrangements of Scripture on cassette for use as evangelistic tools to cross the linguistic barrier in ethnic ministries, see their website http://www.goshen.net/AudioScriptures.

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NOW YOU CAN GET GENERATION X INFO IN MAGAZINE FORM!
Thanks to Michael Schwartz, of Caleb Project, who has launched VOX Magazine. According to Michael, “It is the first-ever GenX magazine challenging Christians to live radically for Christ and take the Gospel to the world! It is written by Gen X to Gen X. Our first issue is going to print mid-October and will be FREELY distributed to 20,000 by November 1. If anyone wants a free copy they can email me at voxatcprojectdotcom or check out our web site at www.goshen.net/calebproject/vox. ” Thanks for your work, Michael!

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NEED HELP WITH PROBLEMS??? THIS CONFERENCE CAN ANSWER!
MTI is hosting an Interpersonal Skills Workshop for Missionaries, Colorado Springs, October 21-25, 1996. A few openings are still available. This is a very interactive, practical workshop designed especially to help missionaries and missionary leaders become more effective. The four and one-half days deal with issues such as confronting, conflict management, stress, drawing others out, problem solving, handling grief, moral purity, and more. This workshop is for active missionaries, missionary candidates and trainees, and missionary leaders. Trainers will be Ken Williams, Ph.D., an International Trainer with Wycliffe, Leta Van Meter, M.A., Coordinator of Career Development with OC International, and Karen Carr, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist and experienced missionary trainer. For more information, contact Missionary Training International at 800-896-3710 in the USA, or at Minternataoldotcom. Another such workshop is planned for March 10-14, 1997.

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CLARIFIED ADDRESS FOR CYBERSPACE STUDY CANDIDATES
If you were interested in Trinity’s online theological education, please don’t contact <73524dot1100atCompuServedotcom>. Write to Dr. Dennis Frey 74774dot3051atcompuservedotcom instead. Dr. Frey is Dean for the cyberspace program. I guess Brigada Today readers really do read this stuff! The first address was “overwhelmed by requests” and got tired of forwarding them! :-) Sorry!

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GLOBAL GLIMPSE
“Missions researchers have agreed on a working database of 1,739 ethnic groups from 133 countries as those who most need missions efforts. This, the Joshua Project 2000 list, is the first ever database with wide acceptance in the missions community which actually puts a priority on certain unreached groups. Of the 2.2 billion people on the list, almost half of the world’s population, a full 7% have no reported Christians or Christian work among them at all. 430 million (more than half of 1,739 the groups) have no church whatsoever. The good news is that 85% of that 2.2 billion have some kind of ministry tools in their language, including Bibles, Bible portions, cassettes, radio programs or the Jesus film. Unfortunately, half of the people groups do not have any such tools. It is also of note that 14% (246) of the JP groups (6% or 128 million of the JP population) have an established church, but no ministry tools. How can it be that people are coming to Christ and forming churches without Bibles, Bible portions, cassettes, radio programs or the Jesus film? Hmmmm…”
Global Glimpse is compiled each week by John Hanna JHannaatXCdotOrg, Caleb Project, Littleton, CO. You can see Caleb Project’s web site at http://www.goshen.net/calebproject. What a faithful partner he is to Brigada Today. Thanks John.

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*Brigada Coordinator: Doug Lucas, Team Expansion & Brigada, DLucasatTeamExpansiondotorg
*and many other occasional contributors too numerous to mention!
But thanks for working together! That’s the dream of Brigada!

19960922 Brigada Today

Now with 3595 Participants!
News and Notes about Brigada, Your Gateway to Missions Networking!
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In this issue….

* HUBMARKS
* FREE CHRISTIAN MUSIC FOR MISSIONARIES
* GOT ACCESS TO THE WEB? WANT A TRAVELING EMAIL ADDRESS? TRY HoTMaiL
* OTHER OPTIONS FOR “TRAVELING ADDRESSES”
* MORE FREE LITERATURE – BUT THIS TIME IN SPANISH
* COMBINING THE ARTS IN MINISTRY, MOBILIZING THOSE CALLED TO MISSIONS
* WEBWATCH
* GLOBAL GLIMPSE TOWARD THE HEAVENS!
* NEW WEEKLY COLUMN BY JUSTIN LONG – QUICKQUOTE
* OPERATION WORLDSKI
* URGENT PRAYER REQUEST FOR A YWAM TEAM IN INDIA
* OOPS!!! FROM THE “BERMUDA TRIANGLE MAIL DEPARTMENT”
* TO SUBSCRIBE TO BRIGADA TODAY

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HUBMARKS
As we round the corner and head toward the 3600 mark, it occurred to us that today, Sept. 21, the Brigada family of networks is officially 18 months old. All of a sudden we realized that this translates into an average growth (in sheer number of participants) of just over 200 new members per month since our beginnings on March 21, 1995. Basically all of this growth has occurred through word of mouth… or should we say, word of “keyboard”, since Brigada itself is a free service with no marketing budget. 99% of the promotion has been done by friends and “believers in the cause” of least reached peoples. We owe a huge debt of gratitude to all those who have forwarded Brigada Today issues to friends, as well as to those who have published info. about Brigada in their periodicals (especially to Mission Frontiers of the US Center for World Mission). Finally, thanks to all the conference moderators in the Brigada system. Since new conference participants aren’t automatically subscribed to this “top level”, in the end, it’s up to the moderator to encourage all the subscribers in that discussion to join Brigada — and for these and many other helpers, we give thanks! As a result, from this day forward, anyone who refers a new subscriber to us will hereby receive a total rebate on the next year’s subscription to Brigada Today — which won’t even buy you a cup of coffee in your local cafe! :-)

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FREE CHRISTIAN MUSIC FOR MISSIONARIES
Get this!!! Music for Missions (MfM) pgarrattatmfmdotcccdotgendotnz seeks “to bless and encourage missionaries – especially those in isolated or hostile environments – to help better equip them in personal (and public) praise, worship and service. We seek to do this by sending, without cost to the recipient, encouraging and challenging praise and worship style music cassettes that are available to ANY missionary who asks to be included.” Here’s the scoop. Five or six tapes are sent each year including a children’s tape for Christmas to those who request it. Paul wrote to Brigada Today, “Currently, we post to about 2,600 missionaries of about 195 denominations and organisations, working in about 150 different countries. So the music can be learned, played and taught to local Christians, we send the wordsheet, with the guitar cords, for all songs. The letter with the tape is another vehicle for encouragement, with brief thoughts from the Word of God and a pastoral message from a former missionary.” How do they afford to do it? MfM is a sponsorship activity. Paul explained, “While God is our supply, we also seek interested Christians who will sponsor a missionary or missionary family for $3.00 per month to 1 August, then $36.00 per year.” However, he insisted that “There is NOT an obligation for the missionary to find a sponsor!” So gang, here’s your change! If you know of other missionaries who you think might like to be included, please tell them about MfM’s offer, and/or send Paul their names and addresses. Paul also adds, “Obviously, if you or someone you know would also like to sponsor them, then that would be even better!” :-) Contact pgarrattatmfmdotcccdotgendotnz directly for further information. And Paul — thanks, brother!!! Great service! Now we know the true meaning of “Southern Hospitality”… New Zealand style!!! :-) Don’t forget to tell Paul where you heard about it! Maybe he’ll dedicate his next CD to least reached peoples! :-)

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GOT ACCESS TO THE WEB? WANT A TRAVELING EMAIL ADDRESS? TRY HoTMaiL
Here’s a new alternative for those wanting an anonymous email address or those computing from more than one location. Collect all your mail in one common set of folders on HoTMaiL. Point your web browser to http://www.hotmail.com/ — but you probably could have figured that out on your own, right? Once you fill out the form (that doesn’t ask for your credit card or social security number, by the way), you get a registration number emailed back to you — which you then feed back into yet another form and … presto-change-o … you have a new email address. Just for fun, I’m douglucasathotmaildotcom — but you can name yourself anything you like… even, I suppose, … if you want to set up a greeting card business, that is. Anyway, it’s great for those who have to do email from various locations and various computers. Only trick is… you need web access . .. and you probably want it fee-free, since you compose online instead of offline. (That’s a bit of a problem for all those “under the clock”.) We thought at first that this would be great for missionaries working in sensitive areas . . . yet with web access . . . but then we realized that, even though all mail is stored on the HoTMaiL server and not on your own hard drive (attractive at first, right?), the text still has to pass through your internet server and phone line without protection… so once again, if there’s anyone wanting to learn about how many baptisms you’ve had, they’d conceivably be able to do it. Still, . . . it’s probably a bit safer than to store everything locally, assuming you’re concerned about your computer being examined someday. ‘Course then there’s always a chance that some Muslim extremist will someday by 100% stock in HoTMaiL! :-) Try it — it’s a fun idea… and it’s really lightning fast (but not as fast as the email program on your desktop). Full set of folders and full set of reply options.

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OTHER OPTIONS FOR “TRAVELING ADDRESSES”
Send email to infoatpoboxdotcom (subject and text are ignored) for information on POBox.com, a $15/year service that gives you a forwarding mail internet connection. (Thanks to “JohnN” at JohnNatpoboxdotcom for the tip!) MAFxc does the same thing (with an xc.org address) for around $15/year as well… if you only want the traveling address and not email conferencing (they sell both services for $52/year). To receive more info. re: MAFxc send email to helpdeskatxcdotorg.

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MORE FREE LITERATURE – BUT THIS TIME IN SPANISH
Tryna Bahl is willing to share free literature in Spanish. Contact her at USA Lydia Fellowship Coordinator, 2140 Garden Terrace, Mt. View, CA 94040 or email trynaatbahldotcom, fax: 415-969-5636, tel.415-964-7771. She can give 500 each of 3 prayer cards and 4 pamphlets. Write her for titles. Thanks Tryna!

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COMBINING THE ARTS IN MINISTRY, MOBILIZING THOSE CALLED TO MISSIONS
Songwriter and performer RuthAnn has recorded her first CD and will be doing a concert tour on the US mainland, Oct. 2nd through Oct. 23rd. This all began when she offered to do a concert to help raise support for YWAM volunteer staff, Karen Goodell. So as God has put on Karen’s heart His desire to minister through the arts combined, they put together a night of live music, mime, and slide presentation. It was well received, and now God is opening doors for more concerts. Joining together in a divine way, RuthAnn’s ministry focus to the hurting, and Karen’s desire to mobilize those whom God is calling to serve or support missions. They believe God is desiring to mobilize the youth especially during this tour, and that God is raising up a new wave of young people to YWAM base in Kona, Hawaii. But they are a hurting generation of people, that God desires to minister to through RuthAnn’s music and testimony.

The tour begins in Oct 2nd -10th in Los Angelos, California area, Pepperdine University; then up the coast Oct. 10th – 16th to Washington, then over to Billings, Montana by the 19th for a Youth Rally. They still hope to fill in some dates if anyone would like to host them, or provide a place to stay along there travels. Contact Karen before Oct 2nd when she leaves Kona: kvakarenataoldotcom or contact Artie after Oct. 2nd: aexumatpepperdinedotedu.

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WEBWATCH
Check out http://www.messianic.com/ for a look at a “virtual synagogue.” And add http://www.hotbot.com to your bookmarks for search mechanisms. I did a search for “Doug Lucas” and found over 300 matches… including a “Doug Chang” from “Lucas Films”! :-) Thanks to Chris Hart of Brazil, IN, for the tips!

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GLOBAL GLIMPSE TOWARD THE HEAVENS!
More than 1,000 people came to Christ and 21 new churches were started in Cambodia when a team of student missionaries joined Cambodian believers in an evangelism project in June. The team’s first stop was at a temple in Phnom Penh, where they circled the Buddha idol and claimed the country for Christ.
Source: Advance newsletter, Mark Kelly at 70420dot1057atcompuservedotcom, Copyright (c) 1996, Kainos Press. http://www.xc.org/brigada/advance/advindex.html.
Global Glimpse is compiled each week by John Hanna, Caleb Project, Littleton, CO.

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NEW WEEKLY COLUMN BY JUSTIN LONG – QUICKQUOTE
Justin Long writes, “Context is important to understanding a statistic. 159,000 martyrs per annum sounds terrible (and is): but it works out to just 83 per million Christians. North America’s 72,000 missionaries sounds tremendous–but it’s only 302 per million, or 0.03% of North America’s total Christian population. The figures show we’re sending large numbers, but the context shows we could do a lot better.” (Starting today, Justin Long, of David Barrett’s GEM Communications, will be writing QUICKNOTE for Brigada Today readers! Look for it each week!

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OPERATION WORLDSKI
At long last, Operation World in Russian will be printed this autumn in Russia. For orders, please contact Pasha Damyan at “Bibles for all”, Shpalernaya 60, block 1, St. Petersburg, Russia, Tel: 812 271 9102, Fax: 812 127 8646, or email janebatomgedotomdotorg.
Thanks for the tip, Jane Barlow!!!

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URGENT PRAYER REQUEST FOR A YWAM TEAM IN INDIA
On September 1, 150 men armed with machettes surrounded the premises occupied by a YWAM team in India. The mob had been incited by another religious group in an effort to chase them off. As the mob pressed in, someone at a key moment spoke up on the team’s behalf and they decided to give them 30 days to leave. The team feels they should not leave and that their ministry work in the city is at stake. Much fruit has been seen in a previously unreached region and there is great potential for more. In addition to future of the work, the situation is very dangerous. In the past when violence has broken out between rival religious groups, people have lost their lives. As we near the end of the deadline at the end of this month, would you join us in prayer for this team? Please pray for:

* The rival religious group,
* Protection of the lives of the team members,
* God’s intervention,
* A positive victory in spiritual warfare through this conflict,
* A boost for the team’s ministry in the area through their response and God’s intervention,
* A strengthening of the team’s legal position, visas, and right to stay in the area.

(Thanks to Donovan R. Palmer, of YWAM, DPalmeratxcdotorg for the request.)

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OOPS!!! FROM THE “BERMUDA TRIANGLE MAIL DEPARTMENT”
Last month we ran an announcement from Kimberly Hurst for the National Short-Term Mission Conference in Los Angeles, Jan 17-19. This week Kimberly writes, “I got about 40 requests for brochures…As I was emailing them to the guy that’s building the data base, about 20 of them got lost, and I don’t seem to have a record of the lost files.” She KINDLY asks that everyone who contacted her concerning this conference please CONTACT HER AGAIN if at all possible at KJHurstataoldotcom — and please keep an eye out for floating email! :-)

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BRIGADA TODAY IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE FOLLOWING TEAM OF REGULAR VOLUNTEERS:

*Global Glimpses: John Hanna, Caleb Project, jhannaatcprojectdotcom
*ADVANCE: Mark A. Kelley, Kainos Press, 70420dot1057atcompuservedotcom
*Web Wizard: Bob Mayhew, Brigada Volunteer, mayhewatxcdotorg
*Web Art: Patti Mayhew, pmayhewatdiscoverdotnet
*Technical Development: Jonathan Marsden, MAFxc jonathanatxcdotorg
*Brigada Customer Service Manager: Revis Ann Massey, RevisAnnMasseyatxcdotorg
*Brigada Coordinator: Doug Lucas, Team Expansion & Brigada, DLucasatTeamExpansiondotorg
*and many other occasional contributors too numerous to mention!
But thanks for working together! That’s the dream of Brigada!

19960915 Brigada Today

Now with 3542 Participants!
Would you pass this newsletter on to 3 friends today? Thanks!
News and Notes about Brigada, Your Gateway to Missions Networking!
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In this issue….

* HUBMARKS
* TWO FOR ONE SALE CONCLUDES – USERS ONLY GET ONE BRIGADA TODAY TODAY
* PULL UP A CHAIR, LOG ON, AND GRAB THE COMMUNION CUPS, HONEY!
* IS THERE A SEMINARY PH.D. PROGRAM ONLINE?
* A GOOD BOOK A DAY
* GLOBAL GLIMPSE FROM A FLASHPOINT
* WHAT DO YOU DO WITH 12 PALLETS OF OLD GERMAN BIBLES???
* ADVANCE THE CAUSE!
* THE GOSPEL IN DRAMA READY TO GO INTERNATIONALLY
* SEND AND RECEIVE EMAIL IN HEBREW!
* REACH NUREMBERG TO REACH OUT
* LEST WE FORGET THOSE UNDER PERSECUTION
* MORE ON PATTERSON MATERIAL
* WHAT TO DO ABOUT NORTH KOREA
* WATCH THOSE REPLIES ON NON-MODERATED CONFERENCES
* TO SUBSCRIBE TO BRIGADA TODAY

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HUBMARKS
Today we cross a couple of landmarks, or, “hubmarks” as it were! Over 3500 subscribers now participate in Brigada conferences… and, from the very first Brigada Today (18th of Feb., 1995) ’til today, about 300 pages of resources, news, and referrals have been sent out to enthusiastic Brigada participants all over the world! To see these back issues, go to the Brigada web site, or send an email message with text
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to hubatxcdotorg to find out how to use email commands to download previous issues, all archived on the Brigada hub and ready for retrieval!

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TWO FOR ONE SALE CONCLUDES – USERS ONLY GET ONE BRIGADA TODAY TODAY
:-) Yikes gang. There’s egg all over my face and it doesn’t come from the morning’s omelet! Thanks for your grace and forgiveness for the clutter of a second “bounced” Brigada Today (a “two-for-one sale???”), which, as most figured out, resulted from a Brigada participant’s email address “malfunctioning” and sending back a “bounced” message to the Brigada server. The surprising thing is… we receive literally dozens of these bounces in a typical week and all of them are dutifully routed automatically by the server to our faithful Customer Service Manager, Revis Ann Massey RevisAnnMasseyatxcdotorg. However for the last two weeks, a single user’s email handler had somehow “outsmarted” the special intercepting software and had incredibly bypassed the required “approval” password routine, thus sending out hundreds…. thousands of pieces of mail by mistake! We’ve sleuthed out the culprit and unsubscribed him… a unique situation where his email handler would dial him up and send his email to him overseas! MAFxc personnel are still perplexed as to how his message beat their “gateway” and outsmarted the password-protection that’s supposed to prevent such errors. Either way, we apologize … and thanks for your forgiveness! Hopefully, you won’t see a duplicate today! :-)

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PULL UP A CHAIR, LOG ON, AND GRAB THE COMMUNION CUPS, HONEY!
That’s right. Soon you can attend church via computer, watching the entire worship “online”! First you’ll need to stop by http://www.vdo.net/download/ on the web and pick up a copy of VDOLive Video Player, which plays streaming (somewhatcompressed) video over the Internet. Then you can go to a site like http://citv.com/ to log on to “live” church over the Net!

What’s the advantage over TV? I’m not sure. I guess the preacher can always conduct live online surveys, to which you as a participant can answer back instantly? Or maybe at invitation time, you can type in the sins of which you’re repenting??? I jest. I think there’s a future for this technology, but I’m not sure online church services would draw me. I mean, if I can flip on the TV and see the Crystal Cathedral just fine, why would I want to draw my family around the laptop screen?

But as Chris Templar pointed out this past week, there just might be a future for this technology in missions education . . . or education for Missionary Kids! Chris wrote, “At 28.8 its still a little jerky, but on my portable I could watch for 8 hours with only two breaks, and apart from information overload by the end, got a lot of free tuition from experts for nothing!!” Imagine tuning in over the web to your child’s instructor for Spanish class… and you live in Japan! … or tune in to your favorite class at Fuller, though you’re posted in Ukraine! And when you want, just send in a question to the special address at the bottom of the screen… Low and behold, in a few seconds, the prof’ says, “Now here’s an interesting question from Kiev….” Shazam! Your question’s answered! :-) Now that would be mission education at a distance, wouldn’t it! Will it happen, most assuredly. Anytime soon? Not sure. First, the world needs the web! Second, someone has to figure out how to pay for all this stuff! In the meantime, enjoy it as a toy… kind of the way the first airplane pilots did with the Wright brothers’ new toy… or the way those first few phonograph cylinders sounded on Edison’s player. In 10 years though, it’ll be common place!!! And if you’ve already got video web-cast plans in your seminary’s crystal ball’s future, drop Chris Templar a note at ctemplaratjbcdotedu. Chris, let us know if you hear back, okay? Thanks for the interesting query!

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IS THERE A SEMINARY PH.D. PROGRAM ONLINE?
Yes… Alvin Low 73524dot1100atCompuServedotCOM reports, ” Yes, Trinity Theological Seminary in Indiana has PhD program by extension. … Just GO….TDELTA and view their programs.” Thanks Alvin. And Bob Garrett says Southwestern’s DMin might be a good substitute (write wmcatswbtsdotswbtsdotedu for more info).

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A GOOD BOOK A DAY
One reader recommends you curl up on one of these cool fall evenings with Honey, We’re Going to Africa!, from Winepress Publishing ($13). (‘Course, if you’re in the Southern Hemisphere, you can read on a spring morning??? …and if you’re reading from the equator, you can curl up beside the ice block???) Reportedly highly praised by Dr. Ralph Winter, Dr. Charles Van Engen and by Dr. Roger Greenway. Write ASINTLatxcdotorg for more info. or check your local Bible Bookstore.

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GLOBAL GLIMPSE FROM A FLASHPOINT
Open Doors reports that the evangelical church in Basra, a city in Iraq near its border with Kuwait, has experienced wonderful growth. A few years ago the church there consisted of only two families meeting in a dilapidated church, but now has sixty families. They built a new church building in a convenient area of the city, partly with government assistance. Open Doors had delivered 30 tons of bibles and books to Baghdad in spring 1996, where the Bible was the most requested book at a book fair.
(Source: Open Doors 8/96, via DAWN FridayFax, 96-35. http://www.tecc.co.uk/jesusa/dawnindx.html)
Global Glimpse is compiled each week by John Hanna, Caleb Project, Littleton, CO — jhannaatcprojectdotcom.

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WHAT DO YOU DO WITH 12 PALLETS OF OLD GERMAN BIBLES???
… tell someone on Brigada, that’s what! Brigada participant Jerry Kingery jerrykatbfdotorg, of Bible Foundation, has a line on 12 pallets of “old German Bibles (old script), hymnals, etc. available in Missouri.” Apparently, the source is open to contributing something toward freight! Write Jerry for details.

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ADVANCE THE CAUSE!
Advance editor, Mark Kelly, sent a special prayer request this week: “Turmoil in northern Iraq threatens to destroy the young churches established there in recent years. The translation Gospel of John came off the printing press just as the fighting erupted, and the New Testament is only a couple of months from completion. Violence has forced expatriate workers to withdraw. Ask God to continue the good work he has begun in the lives of Kurdish believers and to strengthen them for the trials ahead. Pray that their numbers would multiply in the face of hardship.”

Here’s the summary for this month’s Advance: ADVANCE: Praying for unreached peoples and persecuted believers Summary: September 1996

THE GOSPEL FOR EVERY PEOPLE — 300 churches organized in Hong Kong; God turns adversity into salvation in Benin; 600 decisions for Christ in Thai prisons; new radio station can reach 1 million Islamic Kurds; 40 million speak Kannada language; 120,000 Adegei in Caucasus Mountains.

THE PERSECUTED CHURCH — 13 believers held in Vietnam; Muslim militants murdered two Coptic Christians; Amnesty International report criticizes China; believers in Cuba forced to dismantle their own facility; Robert Hussein flees Kuwait.

SPIRITUAL FORCES OF DARKNESS — Slavery in Mauritania; starvation in northern Liberia; evangelical abortion rates; “Chaos Days” in Germany; compulsive gambling in USA; “Daddy’s Wedding.”

REJOICE! — Church growth in Basra, Iraq; healing in Ghana; 1,000 came to Christ in Cambodia; believer freed; desert village assists American congregation.

NETWORKING — Missions Bible studies; e-mail discussion on street children; free subscription to Voice of the Martyrs Newsletter; insight for Christians interested in witnessing to Muslims; Urbana ’96 missions convention; National Short-Term Missions Conference; low-cost computer-radio transmitter; Global School of Evangelism via the Internet; CD-ROM language program available at discount; Christian Reporter Web site.

FRONT LINES — Jesus’ message.

To download the full version of Advance, send email to hubatxcdotorg with only the words
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in the text of the message (without quotes). Could we send the full text out to Brigada participants? Sure… but not all would want to receive the entire journal, we reason. This gives you the choice… and you only have to type in 3 words to receive it. Your call.
Thanks to Mark Kelly 70420dot1057atCompuServedotCOM for a great job month after month!

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THE GOSPEL IN DRAMA READY TO GO INTERNATIONALLY
Bryan Perrier ventureatmindlinkdotbcdotca writes about a dramatic dance production, “The Crown”, that has struck a chord for the local area… and now Bryan, his wife, and their drama team are trying to discern where God could use them internationally. If you have an option, write Bryan directly for more info.

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SEND AND RECEIVE EMAIL IN HEBREW!
Our capable moderator for Brigada-Peoples sent along a tip this week that at http://www.hevanet.com/dshivers/mikhtav, developers have pulled together “Mikhtav,” Hebrew for the word “letter.” The site apparently includes discussions about topics of Israeli Jewish interest in Hebrew using Hebrew letters, instead of Latin transliteration. The site contains all of the software utilities that you will need to communicate on the list — downloadable software for Macintosh, PC or Unix Shell accounts. Thanks Chris!

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REACH NUREMBERG TO REACH OUT
In October the in city of Fuerth (next door to Nuremberg) a Missions conference organized by the German branch of “On Eagles Wings” plus a dozen or more different churches in the area will take place. Topics include: the local church as a basis for Missions, Prayer that changes the world, strategies to reach the unreached, Mission in the power of the Holy Spirit. Speakers are: George Otis, Douglas Layton, Walter Heidenreich, John MacFarlane, Hartwig Henkel and others. The organizers hope and pray for 1000 participants but so far only about 400 applications have come in…(please pray). Probably the most remarkable thing about the conference is the location. Brigada’s “European Correspondent” :-) , Kerstin Hack, writes, “It is the first major Missions conference in the city of Nuremberg. To us in Germany this is historic. Whereas Berlin used to be the strategic headquarters of the Nazi powers, Nuremberg always was the spiritual headquarters in which all the worship of Hitler took place and from which the horrible Nazi propaganda went out to the whole of Germany and the rest of the World. We hope and pray that the Lord will use this conference to break the curses of the past and turn this city (and our nation) into a spiritual headquarters for Missions reaching the ends of the earth with salvation. Hail to Jesus and Jesus alone….” Dates are October 2 – 5, 1996 — “Reach out ’96” Missions conference in Nuremberg, Germany. Kerstin, if I could be there, I would! Thanks! Kerstin is at 100711dot2622atCompuServedotCOM. And my voice is much better Kerstin. Thanks for asking!

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LEST WE FORGET THOSE UNDER PERSECUTION
The International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church is to be held September 29, 1996. This is an event, called by World Evangelical Fellowship, has dozens of endorsing agencies and organizations, from the Southern Baptist Convention and the Assemblies of God, to Prison Fellowship International and Campus Crusade. More Christians have been killed in situations related to their faith in the 20th century than the previous nineteen combined! At least 150,000 churches from over 100 countries will be praying on the same day (Sept. 29) for the plight of Christians who are discriminated, harassed and persecuted for the faith in Christ. Please join them! For materials call (toll free in the USA) 1-888/Lets-Pray. For more information call WEF at 630/668-0440 or e-mail BrianOConnellatxcdotorg.

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MORE ON PATTERSON MATERIAL
Thanks to Ian Benson coordmtsatxcdotorg for this additional info. on Patterson’s training materials — very fascinating and seemingly very effective wherever they are used! “The 62 booklets to which Brigada referred are part of an activity-oriented pastoral training programme designed to foster a movement for church multiplication. By God’s grace, they have been successfully used in Latin America, Asia and Europe in different contexts.

The programme was first developed by Dr George Patterson in Central America where he established about 100 churches over 20 years. Other users of the materials have had even greater success in church planting. The original materials were edited by a team of experienced SEAN TEE writers including George Patterson himself. The present revised version is produced by the Missionary Training Service, an organization dedicated to the training of workers for the unevangelised world.

The Church Planting Guide, which is part of the set, has been used to begin several thousand churches around the world. This is also sold separately at US$9.50 including airmail postage worldwide.

The full set of 62 booklets, including airmail postage, costs US$130. This includes the Pastoral Trainer’s Manual which explains the whole programme, the Student Activity Guide which is the activity-based curriculum, and all the booklets divided into two levels. … We hope that the materials will soon be available with Black African drawings, and in French too. We have contacts with people preparing the materials in Hindi, Turkish, Thai and other languages. Licenses to translate and/or produce the materials usually start at US$150.” Ian has more information on pricing. If you intend to buy, make sure you write him first at coordmtsatxcdotorg for instructions on payment. Thanks Ian! I continue to be fascinated by the results of this unique training curriculum!

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WHAT TO DO ABOUT NORTH KOREA
Gary Russell garydotrussellatcbndotorg writes “150+ people/day are dying of starvation in North Korea, where a sizable underground church has survived and is growing. Does anyone know a source of surplus grain? Christian friends can arrange shipping of up to 20,000 tons if the grain is donated. Write garydotrussellatcbndotorg or, in the USA, call 1-800-715-3292.

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WATCH THOSE REPLIES ON NON-MODERATED CONFERENCES
As you know, Brigada’s top level, which puts out this Brigada Today, is a moderated conference, meaning that a special “approval” line (with a password) is required [MOST of the time :-) for messages to be passed to subscribers. But zillions of Brigada conferences operate on literally a daily basis to do most of the actual work of Brigada — that of linking up people with a common affinity or love for some least reached people. Many of these conferences are unmoderated, meaning that any message to the conference is passed out to all those who have joined. It’s worth our while, every so often, to remind Brigada participants to be careful with their use of the “reply” button when reading these conferences. User Jim Nickel wrote this week, “I’ve noticed a number of what appear to be personal messages or replies appearing on certain conferences. Let’s remember that messages posted to a conference or sent as replies to messages posted to a conference go to everyone. If the message is not something that everyone on the conference needs, may I suggest that it be sent to the personal address of the addressee, which can always be found in the header of the message under “originally from.” Some of us have quite a bit of e-mail to wade through, and it becomes quite a time- and $$-waster to have to download & read mail not meant for us.” Well-said, Jim. Many agree. So… use the conference… wisely!

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* GOT ANY PH.D. PROGRAMS?
* GET THE COLD, HARD FACTS IN CHILI
* PCC WEB SITE BACK AMONG THE LIVING
* BUY FOR THE BY AND BY
* LEARN MORE ABOUT PRAYING FOR THE PERSECUTED CHURCH
* SPREAD GOSPELS AMONG A HMONG… IF YOU’RE HEADED TO HONG KONG
* IT’S ACMC CONFERENCE TIME
* GET A LIST . . . AND GET A LIFE
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291 PAGES OF BRIGADA TODAY IDEAS AND RESOURCES
Want a quick way look back on some 291 pages of Brigada Today ideas and resources? Check out the archives on the web? One user wrote this past week, “Is there any location where you keep back issues of your weekly newsletter?” A resounding yes!
a) Go to http://www.xc.org/Brigada/today/bt_index.html and read to your heart’s content or
b) those without web access may send email to hubatxcdotorg with only the words
filelist brigada

in the text of the message. You’ll receive a list of the files you can then “request” by email… and a big portion of that file list will be the list of back issues of Brigada Today. Each issue is saved according to the pattern, “brigada-today.YYMMDD” with the last six initials being the date of the issue, as in “brigada-today.960907”. To order a copy, just send another message to hubatxcdotorg with only the line
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in the text of the message. Obviously, replace the date with the issue you’re seeking. Happy hunting!

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MEDICAL MISSIONS CONFERENCE WILL BE HERE IN A HEARTBEAT
Don’t forget about Southeast Christian Church’s one-day conference on medical missions, November 16. The course has been developed for all medical personnel including physicians, nurses, and medical support personnel to provide practical information regarding diagnosis and treatment of diseases seen in mission areas of the world where diagnostic equipment is limited and to develop a proper perspective on medical missions in the overall context of the evangelization of unreached peoples.

Four speakers with expertise in tropical medicine, parasitology, infectious disease, pediatrics, and obstetrics-gynecology as well as practical experience in the medical mission field will give us advice on how to practice medicine in these areas of the world where modern diagnostic equipment and the latest in treatment modalities are not available. Our keynote speaker will examine the role of the health professional as a missionary for God by integrating his or her faith in Him with their professional skills in treating the whole person, not just a patient with a medical illness. … Believe it or not, it’s free! For a brochure or for more information about the course, call Stephanie Garling at 502-451-5317 ext. 725 or write to: Southeast Christian Church, Missions Committee, 2840 Hikes Lane, Louisville, Kentucky, 40218.

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GOT ANY PH.D. PROGRAMS?
One missionary in the Philippines would like to know if there are any Ph.D. programs by extension. Write Dave Johnson djohnsonatmnldotsequeldotnet if you have a lead. Dave, please send us a summary of your findings in a couple of weeks!

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GET THE COLD, HARD FACTS IN CHILI
The Iberoamerican Institute, located in Santiago, Chile, begins its third year of operation in March 1997, and is seeking motivated and qualified students for the nine-month term. The institute is designed to allow the student to test his or her desire to be a cross-cultural minister, without sensing failure if the answer is “no.”

North American and Latin American students study together and work together, designing strategies for service and evangelism, and executing the plans. The length of the Institute term gives the students the opportunity to experience fully the first wave of “culture shock,” and to overcome it productively with the help of the Institute staff. The students gain a confidence in their identity with Christ which will serve equally well in the mission field or in the local church.

Students must be 19 years or older, single or married, with a strong recommendation from an elder, or other spiritual leader. Each student will be required to raise support as a missionary, and will be required to demonstrate accountability to his or her supporters.

Deadline for letters of intent is January 10, 1997. Applications and further information are available by contacting Dr. James Green, Director, Iberoamerican Institute e-mail: fcabezasatlascardotpucdotcl.

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PCC WEB SITE BACK AMONG THE LIVING
Those who tried unsuccessfully to reach the web site for Pacific Christian College will be happy to hear that it’s back up and running again at http://www.pacificcc.edu. Over 30 inquiries came into the PCC office within 2 days of the Brigada Today announcement about PCC’s on-line MBA programs. Check it out!

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BUY FOR THE BY AND BY
Those living in the USA will want to stick this toll-free number in their address book and give ’em a try the next time they have to make a purchase… of just about anything! 800-795-6274 is the National Church Purchasing Group. Evidently, they sell everything from video projectors to church pews . . . at a very decent price. Thanks to Eric Derry from Beavercreek and Ken Morrow from N. Hills Chr. Ch. in Englewood, OH, for the resource!

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LEARN MORE ABOUT PRAYING FOR THE PERSECUTED CHURCH
Want to be challenged in your prayer life? Try praying for the persecuted church. Thanks to Harold Britton of Global Mapping for submitting this resource material he gathered from the Religious Liberty Commission (of WEF). To get a full copy, send a message to hubatxcdotorg with only these words:
get brigada persecuted

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SPREAD GOSPELS AMONG A HMONG… IF YOU’RE HEADED TO HONG KONG
Know anyone traveling to Hong Kong with room in the suitcase for a few Hmong New Testament portions??? Seriously… The Institute for Chinese Studies at Wheaton would like to find a way to get 4000 gospels of John there! Write Brent Fulton at bfultonatwheatondotedu if you can help.

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IT’S ACMC CONFERENCE TIME
Want to attend an action-packed missions expo in a city such as Freeport (Oct. 3), Portland (Oct. 12), Akron (Oct. 19), Bethesda (Nov. 9), Walnut Creek (CA) (Nov. 15), Charlotte (Nov. 16) or Barrington (RI) (Nov. 23)??? Has ACMC ever got a deal for you! Write 76362dot2624atcompuservedotcom to get more info. Great work ACMC!

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GET A LIST . . . AND GET A LIFE
Want a list of life-changing Brigada Conferences? Just send email to hubatxcdotorg with only the word
conferences

in the text of the message and you’ll get a list of all the MAFxc email conferences or list-serves. Look at the Brigada section and you’ll find dozens of conferences made up of world-changers who want to make a difference. When someone wants information on an unreached people group, where do they turn??? Brigada-peoples. Got prayer request or need??? Brigada-prayer-requests. The new Brigada-travel-bids is receiving “requests for bids” from 4-5 travelers per day. In fact, it instantly became the most popular conference in the Brigada family last week! Got an opportunity or a person for job consideration? Write to brigada-job-shop. And look at all the unreached people conferences! Within a few short days of its opening, brigada-peoples-uygur instantly went to work lifting up prayer and information for the Uygurs. Get information on just about any technical appliance or feature at brigada-techsupport. And over 500 people receive daily prayer sheets from brigada-pubs-globalprayerdigest. Over 250 mobilizers share resources and ideas weekly in brigada-orgs-missionmobilizers. And brigada-us-prayertrack has exploded to 616 members! Nearly 1200 people get Mission Frontiers online now… and there are dozens more. Explore… and have fun!

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*Web Art: Patti Mayhew, pmayhewatdiscoverdotnet
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*and many other occasional contributors too numerous to mention!
But thanks for working together! That’s the dream of Brigada!

19960901 Brigada Today

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* HEARD ABOUT POWERPACS? WANT TO LEARN RUSSIAN, FRENCH, SPANISH, ETC.?
* EMAIL TODAY, TRAVEL TOMORROW!
* WEBWATCH
* GOIN’ TO THE CHAPEL …
* THAT’S IT FOR HUSSEIN
* WANT TO DIRECT A COUNTRY? HERE’S YOUR CHANCE!
* NETWORK COMPUTER SPECIALIST WANTED
* GET YOUR MBA WITHOUT HAVING TO PUMP QUARTERS INTO THE PARKING METER
* HUNGARY CHRISTIANS HUNGER TO REACH THE WORLD
* GLOBAL GLIMPSE
* MICKEY WON’T MEET THE CHINESE! 8:-( [that’s a sad Mickey]
* TO SUBSCRIBE TO BRIGADA TODAY

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HEARD ABOUT POWERPACS? WANT TO LEARN RUSSIAN, FRENCH, SPANISH, ETC.?
Now you can! MTI (Mission Training International), of Colorado Springs, is now offering the Rosetta Stone $395 language course for just $10 TO MISSIONARIES!!! (Yes folks . . . just remember we don’t promise you the moon, . . . but you might pick up a few “shooting starts” along the way!) It is important to note that this prices is only available to “missionaries and the ministry community”… not educational institutions, language schools, or the general public. But if you fit under that “ministry community” status, then you heard right . . . for $10 you get a top notch CD-Rom language training package of your choice, . . . for either Russian, French, German, Spanish (South American), English and Dutch. To order, you can contact Alan Ketcham at (719) 594-0687, email minternataoldotcom, or write Mission Training International, 5245 Centennial Blvd, Suite 202, Colorado Springs, CO 80919. Having said that, you can apparently pay $25 and get more on-screen documentation (but who reads those long help files?!! :-) ), or pay $99 and get full printed documentation.
!!! DISCLAIMER: I haven’t tried this package yet . . . but for ten bucks, you can bet I’m going to! :-)

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EMAIL TODAY, TRAVEL TOMORROW!
At last, Steve Skaggs’ suggested conference is reality (Hey Steve, — it only took us six months to launch! :-) ! Beginning tomorrow, Brigada-Travel-Bids & Brigada-Travel-Tips conferences you can use these free conferences to save money & time! To get the best deal on air fare from tons of top notch travel agents, just send your proposed itineraries to brigada-travel-bidsatxcdotorg, then sit back and let the bids come directly into you email inbox!

But now we need your help getting the “tons of top notch travel agents” online!! :-) Search high and low for your favorite travel agents, get them on email, then convince them to subscribe to the Brigada-Travel-Bids conference. Both the agent and traveler will benefit. The Brigada-Travel-Tips conference is a sister conference dedicated to sharing travel tips. The conference is a member driven conference. Members submit their tips and ideas to the conference for everyone’s benefit. For more information, email these commands to: hubatxcdotorg
info brigada-travel-bids
info brigada-travel-tips

Note that only travel agents need subscribe to brigada-travel-bids. They read the requests for bids that travelers need, then answer the traveler directly if they want to take a crack at the fare. Using this system, the traveler doesn’t get bogged down reading everyone’s proposed itineraries! :-) For the travel agent, it’s a winner . . . because he or she wants to find people ready to buy tickets! For the agent, Brigada-travel-bids is the place to be! (Those familiar with Brigada conferences might think… now how can a user’s message hit the conference if he or she isn’t subscribed, . . . but in this case, MAFxc folks and moderator Mark Fremer have overridden normal MAFxc protocol so that the user’s time is maximized. After all, maximizing communication and time is what MAFxc is all about! :-) )

To join Brigada-travel-tips and get all the latest advice on travel at home and abroad, email hubatxcdotorg with only this line in the text of the message:
subscribe Brigada-travel-tips

! CAUTION: Because these are “open” conferences, material submitted to the conferences is open for examination by anyone on the Internet, as is any Internet message. We do not regulate who joins the conferences. Hence, you may want to be careful what you disclose to the public. If you have any doubts, please write the moderator first, Fremeratxcdotorg (Mark Fremer). Or, if you’re traveling to a sensitive area and don’t want the world to know, just ask a friend with a “safe address” to send in the request for quotes and receive the bids for you. Have the secretary at your office pick it up . . . or get a MAFxc address for a few quarters and stay anonymous! :-) (For more information on picking up an anonymous *.xc.org address, write helpdeskatxcdotorg. And in case you’re wondering, I don’t work for MAFxc. :-) ) Now, the most important matter at hand . . . a big tip of the hat to Mark Fremer for taking on the moderatorship of these conferences as a ministry! By the way, in case you’re wondering, Mark isn’t a travel agent! :-)

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WEBWATCH
Keep your eye on a new site for Australia, The Christian Reporter and CRNews at http://www.strata.net.au/users/crnews/crn.htm.

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GOIN’ TO THE CHAPEL …
The 1996 Ohio ACMC regional conference will be held at The Chapel in Akron on Saturday, October 19. Get more info. and a brochure from regional rep. David L Mays 102100dot2020atCompuServedotCOM.

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THAT’S IT FOR HUSSEIN
The folks from WEF’s Religious Liberty Commission are now telling the world to stop advocating for Hussein, the Kuwaiti persecuted believer turned refugee in America. For our purposes on Brigada, we’re just going to report the quote and not get into a seat of judgment . . . According to the RLC, Hussein left Kuwait “without the knowledge of the church, and under circumstances that the Church would not have approved of had they known.” For the full report, send email to hubatxcdotorg with only this line in the text of the message:
get brigada hussein.960831

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WANT TO DIRECT A COUNTRY? HERE’S YOUR CHANCE!
You’ve always wanted to direct a country, right? . . . well now you can . . . at least you could direct Food for the Hungry’s operations in a country… :-) They state that Spanish or Portuguese language ability is preferred, but not essential. (Hey . . . what are you worried about! Just pick up that Rosetta Stone CD up in item (1) and you’ll be ready in a jiffy to snag this job! :-) To get full details, send email to hubatxcdotorg with only this line in the text of the message:
get brigada-job-shop angola.960831

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NETWORK COMPUTER SPECIALIST WANTED
A Christian network computer specialist is needed in Papua New Guinea for about three months to help complete an Internet server setup. For more information, send email to hubatxcdotorg with only this line of text in the message:
get brigada-job-shop png.960831

While you’re at it, you might want to just join job-shop by sending to hubatxcdotorg
subscribe brigada-job-shop

Who knows what the Lord would lay before your heart!

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GET YOUR MBA WITHOUT HAVING TO PUMP QUARTERS INTO THE PARKING METER
The Pacific Christian College Distance Education Program is now offering a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) in Nonprofit Management. The program is designed to strengthen the effectiveness of managers in nonprofit organizations everywhere by developing and enhancing professional skills and sound cross-cultural competence. You can now complete this MBA program from wherever you are. At home or work, assignments can be completed according to your individualized schedule. For more information or to request a brochure and admissions information, contact Nicholas D. Sherwin, Program Director, at nsherwinatxcdotorg or call Pacific Christian College in the USA at 1 (800) 762-1294 Ext. 604. You can also visit the on-line campus at: http:/www.pacificcc.edu. What’ll they think of next?!

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HUNGARY CHRISTIANS HUNGER TO REACH THE WORLD
At a conference in Hungary (May 1996, sponsored by the Great Commission Center) Hungarian Christians issued a conference declaration “For the 1100 Years old Hungary’s Evangelization AD2000 and Beyond”. Among other things it states: “6. We confess that – although we saw the great spiritual need around us, we didn’t do everything as members of the church to be renewed in our faith and now commit ourselves to the work of God – to save perishing souls. Therefore we make every effort to make an evangelistic strategy for the completing of the Great Commandment of Jesus Christ priority in our ministry.” The full text (in English) is available at “Great Commission Center, 769 Orchid Hill Lane, Argyle (Copper Canyon), TX 76226, USA. Our European correspondent (doesn’t that sound like some great big international media network??? :-) ), Kerstin Hack, reported, “Although it was only a small conference (180 attendants) it shows that there is a growing interest in Missions in Eastern European countries – which is a great encouragement as we need their input, faith and endurance to join the other nations in the task of fulfilling the great Commission.” Thanks for being there and filing a report, Kerstin!

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GLOBAL GLIMPSE
A year before Hong Kong reverts to Chinese rule, 1,800 delegates gathered in Hong Kong for the Fifth Chinese Congress on World Evangelisation (CCOWE), July 10-16. Held every five years, this conference is part of a movement to unify the Chinese church toward missions. Fai Luk, Hong Kong pastor and congress planning committee member, said that while CCOWE has helped to unify the church in Hong Kong “under one banner.” This is especially critical now as Christians across Hong Kong are looking toward life under Communist rule.
(Source: World Pulse, August 16, 1996, via Bob Hall and the CMD-Net.)
Global Glimpse is gathered each week by John Hanna Caleb Project Littleton, CO.

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MICKEY WON’T MEET THE CHINESE! 8:-( [that’s a sad Mickey]
Remember reading (in Brigada Today, 16th of August 1996) that International Students, Inc., in conjunction with several other ministry partners will be hosting an evangelistic world view conference for Mainland Chinese students and scholars from June 20-27 in San Diego, California? The conference, entitled “China ’97…At the Crossroads” will highlight the legacy of Mainland Chinese students and scholars who have come to the United States to study and their achievements upon returning to China. Mrs. Ruth Graham, the wife of Rev. Billy Graham, has agreed to be the Honorary Conference Chairperson. The conference will challenge both non-Christian and Christian scholars and students to consider evidences for God and Christianity, Christian beliefs, Christian growth, China and Christianity. Also included is a track covering issues such as Biblical issues for family life and dealing with suffering and oppression. ISI and others are in the process of raising sponsorships to help defray the cost for the PRC students to attend this conference. The week long event will couple the experience of staying in American Christian homes and an opportunity to visit Sea World and other Southern California attractions. Our last communication said that we would be visiting Disneyland. However, after some helpful correspondence from Brigada readers, we have decided to participate in the boycott that is being held by the Southern Baptists, Assemblies of God and other Christian organizations because of Disney’s stand on a number of moral issues. ISI has also adjusted the price for students to $195 for the week. This is inclusive of airfare, lodging, meals, and all of the conference costs. We originally thought we could do the conference for $125. However, after some consultation with some Chinese student groups and workers, as well as some unanticipated expected, we are charging $195 for those who register before the January 15, 1997 early registration date. Those students who register after January 15, 1997 will pay $215. Again, ISI would love to invite any Brigada readers who are involved with PRC students to and either bring or send the students to the event. ISI is currently working on a price structure and program for those ISM workers who would like to accompany their students to the conference. Recruitment of students will be done on a low key basis for security reasons, through ISI staff and other ISM workers who have relationships with students. While we are trusting the Lord for 400 Mainland Chinese students and scholars, we do have room for more should the Lord provide. For info, see Bob Norsworthy, Vice President of Ministries of ISI at BobNorsataoldotcom. ISI is also putting together an advisory group of Mainland Chinese workers across the country to help give consultation into the event itself and the content. If you would like to be a part of this group, please let us know of your interest in this respect also. If you have key contacts in PRC ministry that ISI can contact, please pass those on by way of email, as we are seeking to broaden our contacts to make this event a success, both for the students and for the Kingdom.

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BRIGADA TODAY IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE FOLLOWING TEAM OF REGULAR VOLUNTEERS:

*Global Glimpses: John Hanna, Caleb Project, jhannaatcprojectdotcom
*ADVANCE: Mark A. Kelley, Kainos Press, 70420dot1057atcompuservedotcom
*Web Wizard: Bob Mayhew, Brigada Volunteer, mayhewatxcdotorg
*Web Art: Patti Mayhew, pmayhewatdiscoverdotnet
*Technical Development: Jonathan Marsden, MAFxc jonathanatxcdotorg
*Brigada Customer Service Manager: Revis Ann Massey, RevisAnnMasseyatxcdotorg
*Brigada Coordinator: Doug Lucas, Team Expansion & Brigada, DLucasatTeamExpansiondotorg
*and many other occasional contributors too numerous to mention!
But thanks for working together! That’s the dream of Brigada!

19960825 Brigada Today

Now with 3294 Participants!
Would you pass this newsletter on to 3 friends today? Thanks!
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In this issue….

* GLOBAL GLIMPSE FOR THE GOLD
* GET YOUR MISSIONARY A CAR!
* NOTHING NEW UNDER THE HUSSEIN
* YOU CAN CHANGE THE WORLD VERSION 2.0
* WANNA DO A RESEARCH EXPEDITION?
* DON’T GO RUSHIN’ INTO RUSSIA WITHOUT RUSSIAN BIBLE SOFTWARE
* THE REPUBLICANS LEFT SAN DIEGO… BUT YOU CAN GO WITH CHINESE!
* WITNESSES TO ALL NATIONS CORRECTION
* CALLING ALL OBEDIENCE-ORIENTED EDUCATORS
* THANKS FOR THE OUTPOURING OF LOVE FOR MY SILENT VOICE!
* TO SUBSCRIBE TO BRIGADA TODAY

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GLOBAL GLIMPSE FOR THE GOLD
Thousands of volunteers with Youth With A Mission (YWAM) and Atlanta area churches gave this year’s Olympic Games eternal rewards. YWAM assembled 4,000 for the event with many working in security or hospitality positions. Hundreds of trained street evangelists and ministry teams from across the globe waited eagerly to be led to individuals who were ripe for the Kingdom. Reports came in daily to YWAM’s web page telling how Jesus’ saving grace touched yet another heart. Many visitors from countries where the Gospel is restricted had their first opportunity to meet a Christian and talk about Jesus.
(Source: Various. Consult YWAM’s Web page http://atlanta.jubilee.co.uk or e-mail atlantaatjubileedotcodotuk.)
Global Glimpse is compiled each week by John Hanna, Caleb Project, Littleton, CO.

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GET YOUR MISSIONARY A CAR!
car Remember the query about where to get missionary cars? Well thanks to Paul Verhagen for reminding us of Missionary Auto Truck Service (MATS), right here in my own Cincinnati, Ohio! MATS works out leasing/buying deals with auto dealerships and can be contacted at matsattsodotcindotixdotnet. Chuck Schroth will answer. Thanks Paul!

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE HUSSEIN
For those wondering, it appears that nothing much new has taken place in the case of Robert Hussein. Please do keep praying that God would arrange a good way out for this believer who has openly accepted Christ.

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YOU CAN CHANGE THE WORLD VERSION 2.0
Now you can get You Can Change the World, version 2, with 26 new countries, 26 new people groups, prayer requests for all, etc. Featured are Cuba, Saudi Arabia, Trinidad, Syria, Buryats, Pygmies, Acehnese, Dayak. Daphne Speaggett was apparently the editor. Those who own the first version (one of the last works by Mrs. Patrick Johnstone) can attest to its powerful appeal to children. For more information, look at http://www.zondervan.com or call 616-698-6900, or fax 616-698-3439.

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WANNA DO A RESEARCH EXPEDITION?
Beavercreek Christian Church (BCC) and Team Expansion are jointly in the process of recruiting researchers for the 1997 Yanadi Research Team to India. This Phase 1 PACE (Church of Christ/Christian Church) mission project includes one month of intensive pre-field research training, three months in-country research in rural India, and one month of debrief (write final strategy document, compile photographs, slides, etc.). The time frame for this effort is December 28, 1996 to May 1997 and requires a five month commitment from researchers. In addition to a good knowledge & understanding of the Bible, interested persons should also have ability in the following areas: Strong and maturing Christian walk, analytical thinking, effective writing, academic proficiency, overseas experience desired, personal initiative, interpersonal relations skills. For more information: Contact Eric Derry, Team Expansion, Yanadi Project Facilitator as soon as possible at (513) 429-0541 or email Yanadi Brigada Conference moderator David Porter at drporteratxcdotorg. Researchers would need to raise a minimum of 1/2 their own financial support.

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DON’T GO RUSHIN’ INTO RUSSIA WITHOUT RUSSIAN BIBLE SOFTWARE
Sergej A.Fedosov at alexataversdotdonetskdotua is eager to tell about a new Russian language Bible program. We haven’t used it . . . but write him if you want to find out more!

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THE REPUBLICANS LEFT SAN DIEGO… BUT YOU CAN NOW GO WITH THE CHINESE!
Thanks to Bob Norsworthy, of International Students Incorporated, who wrote this past week to offer this special opportunity to all Brigada Today readers: “ISI, in conjunction with numerous other ministry partners will be hosting an evangelistic, world view conference for Mainland Chinese students and scholars June 20-27, 1997, in San Diego, California. The conference, titled “China ’97…At the Crossroads” will highlight the legacy of Mainland Chinese students and scholars who have come to the United States to study, and their achievements upon returning to China. The conference will challenge both non-Christian and Christian PRC students and scholars to consider the evidences for God and Christianity, Christian beliefs, issues of spiritual growth, China and Christianity, and a track covering issues such as Biblical principles for marriage and family life, and dealing with issues of suffering and oppression. ISI and others are in the process of raising sponsorships to help defray the cost for PRC students and scholars to attend this conference. The week long event will couple an experience of staying in American Christian homes throughout the San Diego area with the conference, and an opportunity to visit Disneyland, Sea World, and other southern California attractions. The cost for the students and scholars will be $125.00 for the week, inclusive of airfare, meals, lodging, and all conference costs. ISI would like to invite any Brigada readers who are involved with ministry to PRC students and scholars to attend the conference and bring students with them. You may respond to this event through e-mail by contacting Bob Norsworthy, Vice President of Ministries for ISI at BobNorsataoldotcom. ISI is trusting the Lord for 400 Mainland Chinese students and scholars to attend this life changing event.”
[Ed. note: Bob, this is a tremendous offer. I don’t know how you can do it, honestly, for that price. If readers start saving now, it seems like anyone could put together the funds to participate by next June! Thanks for your energy and effort in this regard!]

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WITNESSES TO ALL NATIONS CORRECTION
Those wanting to email NextStep Resources (1-800-444-BOOK) for Witnesses to All Nations (mentioned in the Aug. 4 Brigada Today) would do better to contact them at 72220dot2577atcompuservedotcom instead of the one provided previously.

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CALLING ALL OBEDIENCE-ORIENTED EDUCATORS
One project we’ve been tooling away at for quite some time is how to give on-field workers some kind of “plan” or list of principles for developing their on-field ministries long-term — a kind of “best case scenario” of what key issues should be covered in launching a new church abroad.

Happily, I now think I’ve found at least a major piece of that missing ingredient, in the form of George Patterson’s Obedience-Oriented Education principles, as spelled out in his early writings, but made much clearer in the Church Multiplication Guide (William Carey Library, 1993, $10) that he and Dick Scroggins authored. While a missionary in Central America, Patterson developed 62 booklets for Theological Education by Extension and in the Guide, he explains how to implement them. He lists 162 key issues that each new church planter will face . . . and many are very adaptable to cell church models (in fact, Patterson treats that very specifically). If you are an on-site missionary using this approach, would you please drop me a brief note as to how it’s worked out so far? We’ve already come across users in Chile and Thailand and are sure there are many others. If you’re interested in trying it, order the book at 1-800-MISSION in the USA and please let us know what you find (outside the USA, Fax 918-794-0477 or write PO Box 40129, Pasadena, CA 91114, voice 818-798-0819).

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THANKS FOR THE OUTPOURING OF LOVE FOR MY SILENT VOICE!
Thanks to the many who took time to send a note of encouragement. I’m fully back at the office now, . .. though still not up to speed talking on the phone! My voice comes across very quietly . . .and I can’t get any enthusiasm or “oomph” in it yet. I see the surgeon on the 23rd of Aug., then immediately begin voice therapy. Thanks for your prayers.

Recently, I caught wind of a co-worker in another “international” office of a major mission organization. Last week, he was hospitalized with severe clinical depression, unable to even eat. This reminded me of just how fragile our inner “self” really is. I don’t yet have “clearance” to give this individual’s name, but would you pray just the same, for a moment, right now, as you’re reading this, that God would work mightily to lift him up and give him renewed strength and vigor to face the challenges of future days??? Thanks. I have a feeling that the Lord will know the name of the one for which you’re pleading.

And . . . I hope you have a wonderfully speech-filled day! :-)
Doug

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19960818 Brigada Today

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In this issue….

* MORE ON INTERNET PHONING
* GLOBAL GLIMPSE
* GET EVEN SMARTER . . . VIA THE NET
* SO NOW THAT WE CAN FAX, HOW DO WE WRITE??
* WEB WATCH: SPEED THE NEED OPENS “MISSION TOOLBOX”
* TAKE AIMS AT “MISSIONSFEST!”
* OUR PITCH TO TENTMAKERS
* WHAT’S HAPPENED TO ROBERT HUSSEIN?
* THE SOUNDS OF SILENCE
* TO SUBSCRIBE TO BRIGADA TODAY

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MORE ON INTERNET PHONING
The jury’s still out on Internet Phoning. One user wrote this past week to say that, from everything he could gather, there were many dissatisfied users out there. Bottom line: Don’t expect new technologies like Internet Phoning to be a cakewalk! If you live on the cutting edge, sometimes you’re bound to see some blood! :-)

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GLOBAL GLIMPSE
Believers in Vietnam continue to win others to Christ, despite official opposition. In a two-week period, 135 students made decisions for Christ after a teacher shared his faith. Over three months, one church group reported 450 public commitments and 200 baptisms. In many parts of Vietnam Christianity is strictly controlled.
(Source: Advance Newsletter, August, 1996, Copyright Kainos Press.
For information, contact Mark Kelly at 70420dot1057atcompuservedotcom)
Global Glimpse is compiled each week by John Hanna Caleb Project Littleton, CO.

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GET EVEN SMARTER . . . VIA THE NET
Wheaton College Graduate School is at it again. In conjunction with the Institute for Chinese Studies, Wheaton’s presenting “CHINESE STUDIES ON THE INTERNET,” INTR 682: HISTORY OF CHRISTIANITY IN CHINA, September 23-November 22, 1996. Instructors are Samuel Ling and Brent Fulton. This two-credit, graduate level course combines the convenience of self-study with the benefits of ongoing interaction made possible through email communication. Taped lectures and course materials will be mailed in advance. Then students will proceed through the material and interact with one another and with the instructors via email. For registration information contact: Icsatwheatondotedu.

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SO NOW THAT WE CAN FAX, HOW DO WE WRITE??
Thanks to DavidHousholderatxcdotorg who reminded us of Compuserve’s ability to mail out paper mail via their closest server, just as we asked last week in “How Do We Write?” However, Ken Daniels 75754dot2075atCompuServedotCOM, the originator of the question, had already tried that service and had found it to be a tad on the pricey side of things. If you know of other options, write Ken directly.

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WEB WATCH: SPEED THE NEED OPENS “MISSION TOOLBOX”
Check out Speed the Need’s growing Mission Toolbox at http://netnet.net/~dhatch/speed/toolbox/menu.html

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TAKE AIMS AT “MISSIONSFEST!”
AIMS (Association of International Missions Services) and CBN (Christian Broadcasting Network) present their tenth annual missions conference, to be held this year, Sept. 16-19, at the Founders Inn in Virginia Beach, Virginia, on the CBN campus. Morning general session speakers, including AIMS president Dr. Howard Foltz and key ministers and pastors, will be followed by specific afternoon workshops. Workshops covering Strategic Alliances such as Africa, Buddhist Peoples, China, the former Soviet Union (CIS), Cuba, International Students, Music & Missions, and Home Schoolers will feature unreached peoples and church-planting information, alliance-building, and “idea exchanges” with experienced workshop speakers. CBN’s RevivalFest each evening will feature national speakers such as Pat Robertson, Oral Roberts, Bishop T.D. Jakes, and Carlton Pearson. The cost of the Missions Conference has been reduced to just $25 and RevivalFest is free!!! For more information on MissionsFest, contact Pat Foltz with AIMS at (757)579-5850 by phone or (757)579-5851 by fax or email aimsatcbndotorg.

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OUR PITCH TO TENTMAKERS
The 2nd TIE World Congress will present Tentmaking models, strategies, business ideas, training programs, networking, prayer and inspirational teaching. To be held at the Sheraton Hotel in Melbourne, Australia, February 4-8. According to Ken Smith, “The purpose is to learn from each other so that we can better complete the task of global evangelism and speed the return of our King.” The cost will be from US$370 to US$490 depending upon accommodations. The Theme? “We must do the work of Him who sent Me as long as it is day” John 9:4. Registration forms should be available through your country Tentmaking Association or from
TIE
PO Box 45880
Seattle WA 98145, USA,
tieatgatidotwadotcom
or
AZTEM
PO BOX 90
Park Orchards, Victoria 3114, Australia.

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WHAT’S HAPPENED TO ROBERT HUSSEIN?
Reinaldo Crantschaninov would like to know! Fill him in on the latest — then Reinaldo, please send us a report, okay? Write Reinaldo, S.B.Campo – SP – BRAZIL, at reinaldodotcrantschaninovatmandicdotcomdotbr.

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THE SOUNDS OF SILENCE
Thanks to all those who have been praying this week for healing from my August 6th surgery — and to those who didn’t know because we didn’t want to overdramatize the situation, I now ask prayer for healing and quick recovery. The surgeon felt good about the operation (but, . . . malpractice suits being what they are today, . . . Duhhh. . . what’s he gonna say!??? :-)), and now, some 3 days after the fact, I still have had very little pain and discomfort.

He laser-zapped and removed the noncancerous growth from my vocal chords with no problem. For months now, it had kept me from speaking clearly, rendering me constantly hoarse and frustrated when preaching, teaching or even coaching soccer. I was given a mandate — 7 days of complete vocal rest! I can’t talk for another 4 days . . (now that is pain! :-)), so I feel like the Invisible Man! (Does my throat still make noise?) We won’t really know if the surgery worked until next Tuesday or Wed., when they release me to start talking! I start voice therapy shortly after that to learn how to talk all over again, with my new chords! :-)

I never before had felt such a peace. On the night before the surgery, my 9-year-old (Christopher) asked if I was scared, and I could truly answer him, “Christopher, with you and all these people praying worldwide, knowing that I’m in the hands of the same God who created the universe and knowing that He has promised to work everything in my life out for the good, how could I be scared???”

So . . . it occurred to me, . . . why do we worry and fret about what’s going to happen tomorrow? At the end of it all, can we not somehow bring ourselves to accept the fact that the God of all peace, the one who shaped Mars, Jupiter and the moon, is our own personal God too? Is any problem too big for Him to handle? And if He permits something, is it not for our best interest? (Romans 8:28, Hebrews 12)

So again, thanks for the prayers . . and partnership — and remember the God who shaped the universe is the one in charge of you!
Your silent friend,
Doug

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* CALLING ALL DONATED CARS (FOR MISSIONARIES)!
* MORE ON INTERNET PHONING
* SMALL GROUP BIBLE STUDIES AND SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSONS ON MISSIONS
* NINE MONTHS IN THE “HOT SEAT” IN CHILE
* THE HUNT IS ON FOR IFMA/EFMA MISSIONS ON THE NET
* PERSPECTIVES PERSONNEL UNITE!
* GLOBAL GLIMPSE
* DISCOVERING THE PEOPLE GOD LOVES
* WEB WATCH
* GET SMART . . . VIA THE NET
* SO NOW THAT WE CAN FAX, HOW DO WE WRITE??
* WANNA BE IN PICTURES . . . MAYBE PICTURES IN A MISSION NEWSLETTER???
* ADVANCE SUMMARY
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FROM THE “WHAT IN THE WORLD HAPPENED TO YOUR URL REFERENCES?” DEPARTMENT
Pardon my dust! I’m a tester for Qualcomm and their Alpha release #8 for Eudora Pro 3.0 took some liberties with the URLs in last week’s Brigada Today. Actually, you can fish out the proper URL though, if you’re just willing to weed through the garbage formatting commands. Sorry! I’m back to Version 2.2(32) today!

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CALLING ALL DONATED CARS (FOR MISSIONARIES)!
car Jim Huggins is curious. “We’ve heard that some auto manufacturers donate cars to non-profit organizations (e.g. cars used for testing have been donated to schools to use in auto repair courses). We wonder: could some of these cars be made available to missionaries? Has anyone out there heard of such a program, or know where to start looking?” Good question, Jim. E-mail responses to Jim Huggins hugginsatumichdotedu. He’ll then summarize any responses for a future Brigada Today. Thanks Jim!

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MORE ON INTERNET PHONING
In ongoing discussions about using the Internet to “talk” (like a telephone, if your PC has audio/mic), John Redman says the VocalTec product, Internet Phone 4.0, is the best. For more info, email infoatvocaltecdotcom — but be aware that there’s a charge to this package: $50. I guess premium packages have premium prices? He also referred us to http://www.gxc.com where GXC can hook up your Internet Phone to any telephone in the world . . . for a price.

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SMALL GROUP BIBLE STUDIES AND SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSONS ON MISSIONS
Looking for studies on missions for your small group? Check out the new 9-session, inductive Bible Study guide on the thread of missions from Genesis to Revelation called Witnesses to All Nations by Jim and Carol Plueddemann, available from Harold Shaw Publishers, Wheaton, IL for about $5.00. According to a referral from ACMC’s David Mays, “It is excellent.” Also available is Young Hearts for Missions, a curriculum containing 12 lessons for grades 1 – 5. This scripture-focused curriculum contains multi-cultural materials plus twelve true illustrated mission stories from around the world to engage active learning. Music, games, crafts, and reproducible sheets are included in the cost of $29.95. These lessons have been developed to stand alone or can be taught in sequence. Extra materials are suggested to provide enrichment or lengthen an hour presentation. Place your order by calling NextStep Resources 1-800-444-BOOK or write Fay at 102515dot2756atCompuServedotCOM for more info.

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NINE MONTHS IN THE “HOT SEAT” IN CHILE
Interested in finding out if overseas missions is for you? Contact Jim Green, phone/fax 011 562 537 7059, fcabezasatlascardotpucdotcl about the 9-month “IberoAmerican Institute” in Chile. He promises, “We intentionally induce stress to maximize the cultural collision, always helping the students understand motivation and emotion.”

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THE HUNT IS ON FOR IFMA/EFMA MISSIONS ON THE NET
Know where Bob Wahlen can find a list of all IFMA/EFMA missions, via the Internet? If so, write him at Bobwahlenataoldotcom. Let us know what you find, Bob.

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PERSPECTIVES PERSONNEL UNITE!
Don’t forget that if you’re interested in participating, hosting, or promoting a Perspectives course, then MAFxc has a conference for you! Tune in by sending an email message to hubatxcdotorg with only this line in the body of the message text:
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GLOBAL GLIMPSE
By uniting, Sudan churches prevented a blood-bath this February. The Islamic Sudanese government has been forcing conversion of students between 6 and 12 years old. A regional government representative demanded churches in an area called Rank open their school for Islamic teaching. When the churches refused, he threatened to use force. Later, when the official arrived with the army, he found the members of all the local churches around the school. Because a military action would have caused a blood bath, he withdrew after arresting some of the leaders, who were released a week later. The churches celebrated this as a great victory, although persecution continues across Sudan.
(Source: DAWN Friday Fax, 28-96. http://www.tecc.co.uk/jesusa/dawnindx.html)
Global Glimpse is compiled each week by John Hanna Caleb Project Littleton, CO.

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DISCOVERING THE PEOPLE GOD LOVES
How do you get information about a particular people group? We suggest you begin by subscribing to Brigada-peoples, the online people group research conference. Just email hubatxcdotorg with only this line in the body of the message text:
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You’ll receive a welcome message that explains how to proceed from there. Basically, you just email brigada-peoplesatxcdotorg with a simple request,
“Please help me learn more about the _(fill in the blank with your people group’s name)____ in __(fill in the blank with your people group’s country of origin)___.” Over 250 researchers and mobilizers will see your request and maybe . . . just maybe . . . one of them will have just the profile you’ve been searching for. If you have access to the web and you think your group might be one of the 1739 groups featured in the Joshua Project 2000 list, go to AD2000 & Beyond’s site at http://www.ad2000.org and drill down to the Joshua Project 2000 site. Either way, you can also go to the People Group Consultant at http://www.xc.org/pgc.html or via email, by sending the request “search __(fill in the exact name of your people group)___” to hubatxcdotorg. If you have trouble getting started or can’t find anything, write the folks at Brigada-peoples, since there might be alternative spellings for your group. Get more ideas at http://www.xc.org/brigada/pgcra/

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WEB WATCH
Don’t miss the new CRNews home page from Australia, the land on the other side of the world! http.//www.strata.net.au/users/crnews/crn.htm is the correct address, not http://www.strata.net.au/users/crnews/CRNews.htm as previously reported. Check ’em out! Also, want to list your organization for free in the new “Big Book”??? Contact homepageatbigbookdotcom for more info., or see them in action at http://www.bigbook.com.

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GET SMART . . . VIA THE NET
Wheaton College Graduate School and the Institute for Chinese Studies present CHINESE STUDIES ON THE INTERNET, INTR 682: HISTORY OF CHRISTIANITY IN CHINA, September 23-November 22, 1996. Instructors are Samuel Ling and Brent Fulton. This two-credit, graduate level course combines the convenience of self-study with the benefits of ongoing interaction made possible through email communication. Taped lectures and course materials will be mailed in advance. Then students will proceed through the material and interact with one another and with the instructors via email. For registration information contact: Icsatwheatondotedu. Or ask for Brent Fulton at the Institute for Chinese Studies, Wheaton College Wheaton, IL 60187, tel. (708) 752-7951, fax (708) 752-5916 or email bfultonatwheatondotedu. Cool!

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SO NOW THAT WE CAN FAX, HOW DO WE WRITE??
Ken Daniels is searching for a “faxSav” type service that can send (maybe even for a small fee) letters (paper mail) out of email (like faxSav sends faxes). Anyone have a source? If so, contact Ken at 75754dot2075atCompuServedotCOM and Ken, let us know what you come up with.

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WANNA BE IN PICTURES . . . MAYBE PICTURES IN A MISSION NEWSLETTER???
Wanna send or be one of the 30,000 new N. American missionaries? Get into The LOOP of resources, opportunities and info on what God is doing globally. No cost. No fluff. No polyester. Get into The LOOP toll-free at 800 388 9915.
[Hint — this project has the name Bill Stearns attached; that should tell you that it’s gonna’ be sharp. Call today if you’re interested in working on-site among the least reached!]

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ADVANCE SUMMARY
This month’s Advance is ready for pickin’! Send email to hubatxcdotorg with this line in the text:
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Here’s a summary. Thanks Mark Kelly!

ADVANCE: Praying for unreached peoples and persecuted believers

THE GOSPEL FOR EVERY PEOPLE — New believers in Vietnam; upheavals in Central Asia; floods affect 20 million in eastern China; Turkey approves Muslim government; “storying” in Calcutta; new Mongolian leader a believer; catastrophic rains destroyed North Korea rice crop.

THE PERSECUTED CHURCH — Converted Islamic leader persecuted; Chinese believers imprisoned in USA; Robert Hussein appeal set; religious freedom in Russia; two Egyptian believers shot to death; Palestinian believers lose land.

SPIRITUAL FORCES OF DARKNESS — Conflict between Muslims intensifies; 1 million children suffer from HIV, AIDS; 11-year-old girl dies after “circumcision;” unborn girls aborted; violence in Latin America; Australia court upholds voluntary euthanasia law.

REJOICE! — Dream, vision bring Ethiopian village to Christ; churches in southern Sudan multiplying; Chinese pastor, daughter reconciled; Malawi congregation grows, starts new churches; 500 new believers, 11 new churches in Zambia; 33,194 decisions for Christ in Minneapolis.

NETWORKING — “Catch the Wave,” young people!; world missions conference in Dallas, Texas; The LOOP; Robert Hussein site on Web; National Short-Term Mission Conference; free local Internet dial-up; electronic conference on persecuted Christians; character-based sex education program; Caleb Project’s Web site grows.

FRONT LINES — God’s solution for mankind’s rebellion.

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* FOLLOW UP TO “FROM THE “SOMETHING USEFUL FOR 15 CENTS” DEPARTMENT”
* GET WEEKLY PRAYER INFO
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* GLOBAL GLIMPSE
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NEW DATABASE UPDATE ON THE WORLD’S PEOPLES – FOR U$S 15 !!!
It’s nice to know there are people who want to give something for the cause of world evangelism!!! Here’s a guy who has done years of research and he wants to virtually give it away to you for the cost of the disks! Why??? Because he’s a believer in the CAUSE! Thanks to John Gilbert for making the “Integrated Status of Global Evangelization Annual Report–Electronic Version” available for $15!!! This report is an annual “snapshot” of the status of global evangelization prepared for the Foreign Mission Board. It is based on the levels of evangelization of the world’s peoples and utilizes the Integrated Strategic Planning Database (ISPD). The set of seven diskettes is offered to mission agencies, denominations, and Christian organizations to further facilitate strategic planning for the unfinished task of global evangelization. (You’ll need Windows 3.1 or Win95 to run it.) Throw in $4 and he’ll even send you the associated screen saver disks! :-) And get this!!! Give him $4 more and he’ll send you a 10 megabyte Powerpoint file to present it!!! I’m tellin’ you — when I grow up, I want to be like John Gilbert! Send your check for whatever to Foreign Mission Board, SBC, P.O. Box 6767, Richmond, VA 23230, Fax 804-254-8980, 753-8054atMCIMAILdotCOM.

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FOLLOW UP TO “FROM THE “SOMETHING USEFUL FOR 15 CENTS” DEPARTMENT”
Several users gave us other options for on-line internet faxing. The most commonly recommended was Faxaway at https://ronin.kallback.com/faxaway/applic.cgi. (Thanks to John and others for that info!) For info, send email to faxinfoatkomdotnet. This company charges by the exact time used to send your fax, so some insist that it’s cheaper to use than faxSave. Sure enough, when I tried the service, it was a no-brainer! My first fax went through painlessly in just moments . . . and our readers were right . . . they only would have charged 5 cents (instead of the 15 cent minimum on faxSave). However — keep in mind that faxSave is the cheapest to use for the next four days! :-) Their “100,000 free faxes” giveaway ceases on August 1st, so if you want to fax for free big-time, get on board quickly by reading last week’s Brigada Today again! (What?!!! You didn’t save it??? Send email to hubatxcdotorg with only this line:
get brigada brigada-today.960719

Alternatively, you can try http://town.hall.org/ which hooks you up with TPC and all those free fax servers. Why didn’t I think of mentioning that before! :-) Thanks to Wayne from Auckland!!!

Others recommended http://www.hotmail.com which allows you to send email via the web. There’s no email bounce back address, since . . . if you don’t have unlimited web access, you can’t use this service anyway.

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GET WEEKLY PRAYER INFO
From Austria to Australia more than 500 Christian leaders receive PrayerNet, a free weekly e-mail intercessory prayer newsletter published by The U.S. PRAYER TRACK of AD2000 and Mission America. PrayerNet contains inspiration and information for praying Christians and prayer leaders. To subscribe send the following message:
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addressed to: Hubatxcdotorg. (This conference is used only to distribute the PrayerNet newsletter — no discussion.)

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GOT WIN95??? GOT AUDIO??? WANT FREE PHONE CALLS? GET INTERNET PHONE
Now the latest craze (for Win95 users with a Pentium 90 or greater) is Intel Internet Phone. Get it at http://www.intel.com/iaweb/cpc.

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MISSION 2000 TO FEATURE JP2000 LAUNCH IN GERMANY!
Those Germans! They just keep on keepin’ on! Now they’re launching the Joshua Project 2000 thrust in conjunction with AD2000 & Beyond and Praying Through the Window III! Nov. 1-3, they’re hosting Mission 2000 in Bispingen in cooperation with AIMS Germany and YWAM. Luis Bush, Bev Pegues, Kjell Sjoberg, Graeme Hackworth und Wilrens Hornstra have all been invited to speak. For more information, contact: Buro fur Weltmission, Jugend mit einer Mission, 29646 Bispingen, Tel.: (051 94) 13 81, Fax: (051 94) 70 33, CompuServe 100330dot2724atCompuServedotCOM
or
AIMS Deutschland, Postfach 45 01 29, 12171 Berlin, Tel.: (030) 76 89 04 45, Fax: (030) 76 89 04 48 CompuServe 100711dot2622atCompuServedotCOM

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…AND HERE’S ANOTHER MISSIONS CONFERENCE IN DALLAS
On December 1st through December 8th, 1996, a World Missions Conference will be held in Dallas, Texas. This conference will offer evangelical Christian mission organizations wide exposure to a variety of potential supporters and interested parties in the Dallas metroplex. Additionally, the conference is an opportunity for mission organizations to share the latest in God’s work and methods throughout the world. For more info, write russiansofeatxcdotorg.

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“DID YOU KNOW…” (FUN FACTS TO KNOW AND TELL)
Thanks to all who wrote regarding last week’s “Did you know…” Turns out that lots of people and monkeys eat bananas from the bottom, but some apparently break it in half and eat it from the middle! :-) (Would that be “Oreo style”?) But the best response was from Ed who said he had learned to “fellowship with brothers regardless of what end they started at.” :-) Thanks to Amber, Dave, Ed, and all the others who responded!

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CURRICULUM IDEAS ANYONE?
Remember back in February, when we had a request for Sunday School missions lessons? Well here’s another one. In the process, we’ll try to get a summary this time: “Greetings. I appreciate your work and that of others in compiling missions news on Brigada. What a wonderful resource for up-to-date news. I am using it for a “Missions Spotlight” insert in our church’s monthly newsletter. I am missions chairman at my church, and we are considering a mission-oriented Sunday school class or mid-week small group. I’m trying to determine if there are any resources for such an endeavor, such as books, study guides, etc. The key goal of the group would be prayer, but also information distribution and perhaps training for individuals going out on short term missions projects. Can you suggest any resources that might be useful. Sincerely, Lyle D. Olson, Brookings, SD.” If you’ve got an idea, write olsonlaturdotsdstatedotedu and Lyle, please get us a summary after two weeks, okay? Thanks!

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AUTOMATED BRIGADA SUBSCRIPTION SERVICE WORKS GREAT!
Have you checked out http://www.netaccess.on.ca/fingertip/mail/brigada.htm. It’s an automated Brigada subscription form that allows you to supply your email address in a blank, then click on a Brigada conference to subscribe! It’s great! Simple to use and easy to see the “big picture” of all Brigada family conferences! While you’re there, check out Fingertip’s other offerings! Thanks to Mike Bell and those marvelous Canadians!!!

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MTI TO OFFER CONFERENCE ON MISSIONARY MEMBERCARE
Mission Training International is sponsoring a Convention on Missionary MemberCare Oct. 28-30 at Glen Eyrie Conference Center in Colorado Springs. Dr. John Powell of Michigan State University is the featured speaker. The Convention is designed to be highly interactive (several case studies) and geared toward anyone involved in providing membercare to missionaries or those responsible for overseeing membercare in their respective agencies. For further information, MTI can be contacted at minternataoldotcom or by fax at 719 594-4682 or by phone at 719 594-0687 or on the Web at http://www.mti.org/cmc.htm.

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PACIFIC CHRISTIAN COLLEGE OFFERS PERSPECTIVES BY EXTENSION
Pacific Christian College is now offering the Perspectives on the World Christian Movement course at the undergraduate and graduate level on an independent study basis over the internet. For information see http://www.pacificcc.edu or write PCCICSatXCdotOrg. They also have field-based Masters degrees . . . and they partner with mission agencies in the offering of these courses and more.

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INPUT SOUGHT FOR MENTORING NEW MISSIONARIES
Thanks to Brigada encouragers! Scott Wood wrote this past week to say, “I have just started getting Brigada Today and absolutely love it. [blush ] I am the Assistant Director of the School Of Missions at Christ For The Nations. What a great resource this is gonna be for us! [blusher ] My job is to get our students to the field in a healthy, responsible way. Our approach is to get a new missionary to the field under a seasoned ministry – on the field they feel called to long-term. At best, we are feeling our way through this process and if anyone has ideas, we would be appreciative. We already have some things in place, but kind of feel like we could use the input Brigada Today people can offer. [blushest ] God bless you for all your doing to help fulfill the Great Commission!” So now that he’s said all this nice stuff, who’s going to write the guy and say something . . . noteworthy!?? :-) Write him at TSWood1962ataoldotcom. And please thank him for the kind words! :-) . . .and Scott, please get us a summarized copy of what you receive, okay? Thanks!

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GLOBAL GLIMPSE
This year the Global March for Jesus began May 24th, with 50,000 Tongans, led by the King and Queen of Tonga. During the early hours of Saturday morning, millions more Christians marched in countries such as Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Mongolia, the Philippines and Cambodia. By midnight, Saturday, May 25th, up to 12 million people from 170 nations marched in a massive series of co-ordinated street marches over a 24 hour period. This incredible feat is set to write itself into the history books as the largest mobilization of people for a one-day event in the history of mankind.
Source: Press Release from Global March for Jesus headquarters, 100572dot323atCompuServedotCOM.
For the complete March for Jesus update, look at the Caleb Project.
Global Glimpse is compiled each week by John Hanna Caleb Project Littleton, CO.

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GET INSURED… FOR LESS… BY THOSE WHO CARE
Fellowship of Christian Ministers represents Christian Churches, Churches of Christ and their related organizations by providing insurance, resources, and encouragement to our members. Founded in 1970 by a group of ministers, FCM’s purpose is to serve ministers and others who serve in church or church related occupations. When you view our logo you will note that it signifies our committment to provide insurance PLUS encouragement and resources. The modified, curved triangle symbolizes FCM’s view on the interrelatedness of these services. This philosophy sets FCM apart from other organizations. FCM can provide health, life disability, and accidental death & dismemberment insurance WORLDWIDE FOR MISSIONARIES and their families. Associate memberships are also available. Further information can be obtained by calling (in the USA) 800-466-9408 or e-mail to fcmatai2adotnet.

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subscribe brigada
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BRIGADA TODAY IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE FOLLOWING TEAM OF REGULAR VOLUNTEERS:

*Global Glimpses: John Hanna, Caleb Project, jhannaatcprojectdotcom
*ADVANCE: Mark A. Kelley, Kainos Press, 70420dot1057atcompuservedotcom
*Web Wizard: Bob Mayhew, Brigada Volunteer, mayhewatxcdotorg
*Web Art: Patti Mayhew, pmayhewatdiscoverdotnet
*Technical Development: Jonathan Marsden, MAFxc jonathanatxcdotorg
*Brigada Customer Service Manager: Revis Ann Massey, RevisAnnMasseyatxcdotorg
*Brigada Coordinator: Doug Lucas, Team Expansion & Brigada, DLucasatTeamExpansiondotorg
*and many other occasional contributors too numerous to mention!
But thanks for working together! That’s the dream of Brigada!

19960728 Brigada Today

Now with 3103 Participants!
Would you pass this newsletter on to 3 friends today? Thanks!

News and Notes about Brigada, Your Gateway to Missions Networking!
[Pass this issue to a friend! To subscribe, see instructions at end.]

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In this issue….

* FROM THE “SOMETHING USEFUL FOR 15 CENTS” DEPARTMENT
* OLYMPICS KICK OFF TONIGHT . . . “REAL GOLD” ALREADY UP AND RUNNING
* “DID YOU KNOW…” (FUN FACTS TO KNOW AND TELL)
* DOING RESEARCH ON A LEAST REACHED GROUP??? TRY GOING TO THE AMAZON!
* JUNO KEEPS ON GOING!
* PICTURE THIS!!!
* TRAVEL CONFERENCE COMING TO A SCREEN NEAR YOU!
* LOOKING FOR A HOST FOR YOUR MISSION’S NEW WEB PAGE?
* SO THAT YOU DON’T OPERATE UNDER FALSE PRE-TENTS
* WEB-WATCH
* FOLLOW-UP TO FOLLOW-UP TO “IBM TO OFFER INTERNET FOR THE WORLD”
* GLOBAL GLIMPSE
* TO SUBSCRIBE TO BRIGADA TODAY

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FROM THE “SOMETHING USEFUL FOR 15 CENTS” DEPARTMENT
Every once and awhile some Brigada participant passes along a supremely useful tool that allows us to inch forward in our communication or implementation of the Lord’s Great Commission. This is one of those times. Hats off to Les Tilka lestilkaatmozcomdotcom, writing from the Philippines, who just passed along this note for the whole Brigada family. “If you want to send email to someone that has not yet ‘caught up with the times’ and gotten email – no problem. I ran across this email-to-fax server that is great for overseas or stateside personnel. I have been using it from the Philippines for about two months now and am elated with its performance not to mention the savings. To send a one page fax from anywhere in the world to the US it is only 15 cents per page. At present they are running a free fax promotion and I have sent probably 100 faxes for free! Every user gets 10 free faxes as their trial. It has really been a savings for me!” Right Les!!! It’s great! To see what Les was talking about, I logged onto the Web. http://www.faxsav.com, read about it, and within 30 seconds had sent my first fax to our own fax machine here in the office. From the time I sent the email until the fax machine kicked into receive, it was exactly 1 min., 17 seconds! For those without web access, simply email a request for more information to internetatfaxsavdotcom. If you’d prefer, call FaxSav Customer Service at +1 908 906 1555 from outside the US or at 1-800-909-0080 from inside the US.

Now for the really cool part. You can also download a free software package that they give away . . . (it can be emailed to you or you can grab it at their web site) that lets you send fully formatted faxes from any Windows program, as long as you have a Winsock connection (if you aren’t sure whether that has something to do with computers or stockings you get for being 1st place, ask your Internet Service Provider for help). When you install it, it installs a printer driver (faxLauncher) in Windows. When you want to fax something formatted, you connect to your Internet service provider (Netcom, Compuserve, or whatever with a Winsock connection), pretend you’re going to print it, then redirect your output to that new “printer” (which is really their faxLauncher software), and . . . shazam . . . it sends your fully formatted fax over the Internet!!! Again, it’s just 15 cents/page to the USA from anywhere in the world! And Les is right . . . during this promotional time, you’ll get to fax for free!

Only thing confusing for me was the fact that, once I was convinced and tried to register my credit card to become a paying customer, it wouldn’t accept it! Said I was already an “existing customer” . . . and wouldn’t let me become a “paying” one. Guess it wants me to use up my 10 free faxes first? I have a note in to their Customer Service to ask, but for now, I’m still able to send for free anyway. So . . . this one’s a keeper! Happy faxing . . . and thanks Les! . . . . from all of us!

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OLYMPICS KICK OFF TONIGHT . . . “REAL GOLD” ALREADY UP AND RUNNING
Don’t miss the “Real Gold” web site this week, . . . http://www.realgold.org.

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“DID YOU KNOW…” (FUN FACTS TO KNOW AND TELL)
You’ll recall that this discussion initially started with a fun question about water going down the shower drain. :-) From there . . . let’s see . . . we went several directions, including tea leaves spinning to the middle of your teacup. This wouldn’t be a bit interesting for missionaries, except for the fact that, by definition, we’re posted all over the world. Well here’s a guy who writes from Antarctica! Ralph Holwerda ralphsydatozemaildotcomdotau spent a year there and he brings up a bigger than life illustration about the fact that the winds from up North (of Antarctica) blow fearsome at times (like Ralph says that at “NZ base ‘Scott Base’, about 1300 km further North we recorded wind-speeds of over 90 knots (170 km/h))”, whereas at his base at the South Pole, they seldom exceed 10 knots! So Ralph says the wind blows all the snow in the world (just about) to the South Pole, then dies down and dumps it all there! So Ralph’s theory is that tea leaves go to the middle, in part, because there’s no “wind” [ie., current] there! He also wrote some beautiful connections to Psalms: Did you know that the greatest part of Antarctica is covered with about 4km (13,000ft) of snow and ice!!! When you go to the actual South Pole, the barometric pressure is only around 2/3 of what it is at ground level, because you’re so high up (in fact aeroplanes there have difficulty getting off the ground because of this). If most of the Antarctic is covered with that much snow and the surface area is about twice that of USA (!) can you understand that David writes in Psalm 33: “He gathereth the waters of the sea together as a HEAP: he layeth up the depth in storehouses.” (KJV, emphasis mine). BUT how could David know that? He’d never been on the Antarctic. He lived almost 3000 years before man first set foot on that great continent! David MUST have been a prophet!” No matter what you think of Ralph’s interpretation, it’s still good to hear from someone with first hand experience of literally traveling to the ends of the earth with Christ’s name on his lips! Thanks Ralph!

Now on to other topics, a worker in the Czech Republic is plagued by this question: “Now that the tea leaf thing has been solved, I have another question for you. Which direction is the correct way to eat a banana? My husband and I are missionaries in the Czech Republic, and compared to Americans, here they eat it up-side down! The stem that we use to open the peel, they use as a handle at the bottom. They say you can eat the whole banana that way without getting it on your hands. …” Lydia Bischoff Blansko, Czech Republic, czechoutatlogindotcz. This is serious stuff. I mean, how many other cultural practices are so well-entrenched in the North American continent as this “how to eat a banana” norm?!!! :-) So . . .the jury’s now out. Which end of the banana is the correct end for the mouth and which is correct for the handle!!?! :-) Sigh. Don’t you wish your life consisted of solving those kinds of problems instead of the ones you really have to face today??? :-)

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DOING RESEARCH ON A LEAST REACHED GROUP??? TRY GOING TO THE AMAZON!
That’s what Randall Merriott Merriottataoldotcom suggests anyway. ‘Course, he’s not talking about the jungle! He’s talkin’ the Internet Amazon! He wrote to us this past week, “I just came across this internet bookstore, Amazon http://www.amazon.com, which offers over one million titles. They have an easy to use keyword search tool and they also offer to notify you by E-mail of new releases matching your search criteria. I haven’t yet ordered from them, so I can’t vouch for their service. Prices seem to be reasonable. I found about 15 titles relating to my favorite people group.” Great idea, Randall! Thanks!

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JUNO KEEPS ON GOING!
Thanks to Barry Lillie lilliepadatjunodotcom for writing with first-hand testimony about Juno, the free email service we’ve mentioned previously. Barry’s feedback is, “It is only E-Mail, not web Browsing, etc. But you can’t beat the price and if most of one’s need is for words and not pictures, it might be great help for those in the missions community.” As we’ve published before, dial toll-free 1-800-654-JUNO if you’re in the USA, or email your name and USA mailing address to signupatjunodotcom. This service doesn’t offer out-of-USA dial-ups.

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PICTURE THIS!!!
Want more training on how to create your own Christian comic books — from initial idea through published product — to use in reaching the unreached??? Kingdom Comics is offering courses in Atlanta, September 23-27 and Colorado Springs, September 30-October 4. For more info, see the Christian Comics International web page http://members.aol.com/ChriCom/index.html or write cathleenatxcdotorg.

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TRAVEL CONFERENCE COMING TO A SCREEN NEAR YOU!
You’ll recall that several months back, the Lord raised up a moderator for Steve Skaggs’ travel agent “request for quote” conference idea. Mark Fremer has gone into action these past 10 days and almost has the entire package ready to roar. So travel agents, be listening. In the very near future, we’ll be asking you to subscribe to a core conference where you’ll listen to the rest of us send in “request for quotes.” You’ll then be able to send us your best value and we’ll have the unique chance to take our pick of itineraries and flight plans! Should significantly reduce costs for you (listening to us dial you all up each time and use up your toll-free number dimes) while saving all of us a bunch of time shopping for the best fares. Plus you’ll be able to hunt for good values when your own schedule allows! Watch for more information coming soon!

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LOOKING FOR A HOST FOR YOUR MISSION’S NEW WEB PAGE?
There are lots of options. MAFxc offers web page hosting; for information, email helpdeskatxcdotorg. You could also try The International Institute of Technology and Theology, at IITTataoldotcom. (IITT has a great search starter page at: http://www.starthere.com. Try it!) Most of these services seem to be charging anywhere from $10/month on up to handle your web site. Keep in mind that you do the web design and html-coding . . . so you’re paying only for the server file storage.

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SO THAT YOU DON’T OPERATE UNDER FALSE PRE-TENTS
:-) Thanks to Ken Smith KSmithatgatidotwadotcom for his update on the upcoming conference for tentmakers Friday August 2: “For those coming early to the INTENT ’96 conference at LAX …, The Continental Plaza dining room has set aside a special area where conferees can eat and share with one another. It will be marked for International attendees, but all are welcomed. Dinner will be served there between 6 and 7pm. Registration for International Conferees will begin at 8:30 am on the 2nd so that they can attend the pre-conference meeting from 9:30 to 11:30.” Please feel free to contact Ken directly if you have additional questions.

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WEB-WATCH
See AMF at http://www.goshen.net/amf/. They’re apparently “America’s oldest interdenominational outreach to Jewish people”.

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FOLLOW-UP TO FOLLOW-UP TO “IBM TO OFFER INTERNET FOR THE WORLD”
:-) Will we ever get this IBM thing figured out? Maybe, thanks to Pete Holzmann Peteatxcdotorg who sent in some additional clarifying comments: “To sign up with IBM [from the USA], call 800/863-8277. This number can also provide any access numbers needed. To see a complete list of local access numbers, showing cities and countries where local access is available, check http://www.ibm.net/phonenum.html [if you have www access]. … Didax is NOT the same as IBM Global Network. Didax is a separate service, that *uses* IBM’s network… Yes, there are (exactly) 600 local access numbers. That isn’t 600 different locations; many international cities have several numbers listed. The 600 includes separate listings for slow and fast modems, for example. The network has local access in one or more cities in 48 nations, with good coverage in Europe and the Americas. Asian and former USSR coverage is pretty dismal for the most part (although Japan is well represented). For example, all of Russia is “covered” by a local number only in Moscow. CompuServe has local dial access in many cities across Russia. There are plenty of surprises even in the USA; for example, most of Denver has no local access!!??!! International travelers and missionaries using CompuServe or AOL ought to compare their typical travel destinations with the IBM Net list; I’m sure many heavy e-mail users can save significantly through a switch. ” Thanks Pete! For non-USA users, I called IBM and got a fax number for you: fax 423-477-6869 to ask for more info. on IBM’s connectivity options in your country.

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GLOBAL GLIMPSE
In May, 1995 4,000 delegates met in Seoul Korea for the Global Consultation on World Evangelization conference (GCOWE). These men and women came from 186 countries to plan how to finish the task of world evangelization. As a result of this conference, research teams are now being sent to more than 1,300 distinct ethnic groups (living in 130+ countries) so that agencies, churches, and individuals can adopt the needs of these groups, focusing ministry efforts there. The vast majority of these groups live in the area called the 10/40 Window, including parts of Africa, India, China, Pakistan, Indonesia, Central Asia, Iran, and many other countries.
(Source: Global Prayer Digest, July 14, 1995 and AD2000 http://www.ad2000.org. To receive the Global Prayer Digest daily by e-mail, send the message
subscribe brigada-pubs-globalprayerdigest

to hubatxcdotorg.)
Global Glimpse is compiled each week by John Hanna, Caleb Project, Littleton, CO.

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BRIGADA TODAY IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE FOLLOWING TEAM OF REGULAR VOLUNTEERS:

*Global Glimpses: John Hanna, Caleb Project, jhannaatcprojectdotcom
*ADVANCE: Mark A. Kelley, Kainos Press, 70420dot1057atcompuservedotcom
*Web Wizard: Bob Mayhew, Brigada Volunteer, mayhewatxcdotorg
*Web Art: Patti Mayhew, pmayhewatdiscoverdotnet
*Technical Development: Jonathan Marsden, MAFxc jonathanatxcdotorg
*Brigada Customer Service Manager: Revis Ann Massey, RevisAnnMasseyatxcdotorg
*Brigada Coordinator: Doug Lucas, Team Expansion & Brigada, DLucasatTeamExpansiondotorg
*and many other occasional contributors too numerous to mention!
But thanks for working together! That’s the dream of Brigada!

19960721 Brigada Today

Now with 3052 Participants!
[Thanks to all those who made a special effort to help the Brigada family grow past the 3000 mark! This week’s growth did it!!!!]
News and Notes about Brigada, Your Gateway to Missions Networking!
[Pass this issue to a friend! To subscribe, see instructions at end.]

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In this issue….

* CHECK OUT THE BRIGADA “FAMILY”
* PRESENTING . . . BRIGADA WORLDWIDE WEB’S NEW SEARCH ENGINE (PHASE I)
* DID YOU KNOW… (FUN FACTS TO KNOW AND TELL)
* FOLLOW-UP TO “IBM TO OFFER INTERNET FOR THE WORLD”
* PRE-TENTS
* GLOBAL GLIMPSE
* HAVE YOU CAUGHT YOUR COPY OF CATCH THE WAVE?
* HELP HEAL AND RESTORE THE BALKANS … OR LEAVE IT TO THE UN
* MORE ON THE ACCUSED KUWAITI BELIEVER, HUSSEIN
* DON’T MISS THE GROWTH AT CALEB PROJECT
* NEW SOUTH ASIAN CENTRE ESTABLISHED
* TWO WEB SITES TO WATCH THIS WEEK
* TO SUBSCRIBE TO BRIGADA TODAY

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CHECK OUT THE BRIGADA “FAMILY”
When you join the “top level” of the Brigada family of networks (the one that sends you this weekly update, Brigada Today), you’re just seeing the tip of the iceberg! Under this umbrella, dozens of interdependent discussions are ongoing! In some cases, they’re resolving issues such as language learning or missions mobilization, sometimes in particular regions. In other cases, they’re talking about trying to reach a particular people group or a specific family of peoples. Still others serve as voices for particular teams serving in different locations around the world. The list goes on. To get a full list of all the discussions in the Brigada family, send email to hubatxcdotorg with just one word in the text of the message body:
conferences

In just a few minutes, you’ll receive a reply to your email, consisting of a list of conferences. Skim down to the ones that begin with, “Brigada-…” and you’ll see the selection. To join any of the conferences, just send another message to hubatxcdotorg with this one line, where is the full name of the Brigada conference you’d like to join:
subscribe

That’s it! It’s that simple! So join in . . . and let’s start talkin’!

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PRESENTING . . . BRIGADA WORLDWIDE WEB’S NEW SEARCH ENGINE (PHASE I)
oil lamp Today we give gallons and gallons of thanks to Bob Mayhew for burning the midnight oil to prepare a super-fast search engine for the Brigada web site’s past issues index. To access it, click on Brigada Today at the Brigada site http://www.xc.org/brigada then click on the index highlight. Use this site to find that hard-to-remember phone number for some resource you’re trying to find. For example, you know we mentioned a video for JP2000 sometime in the past but can’t quite remember how to get it? Just fill in the blank with JP2000 and hit submit and in seconds, you’ll get a list of all the individual text items that mentioned the term, JP2000.
Note that this “Phase I” implementation only includes resources since January 1, 1996 but it does point to back issues of both Brigada Today and Advance. Future implementations will expand the search. Again, thanks Bob for making it easier for us all to find resources!!!

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DID YOU KNOW… (FUN FACTS TO KNOW AND TELL)
I know you’ve been on the edge of your teapots wondering about Chris McDermott’s perplexing question, “Why do tea leaves go to the middle of the cup when you stir the tea?” Well the answer came from a physics teacher in Guam: “Since the tea leaves are floating on the top of the cup of water, they must be lighter than the water. When stirring the cup of tea the substance with heavier mass (the water) is forced away from the center and the substance with lighter mass (the tea leaves) are forced to the center.” teacup
Thanks Ken Bertel!

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FOLLOW-UP TO “IBM TO OFFER INTERNET FOR THE WORLD”
Thanks to those who wrote to straighten us out on the correct address to IBM’s web site. David Householder pointed out that http://www.ibm.net gives a bit clearer presentation of the plan and makes it easier to understand how to follow through with subscribing. But even after getting this address correct, our users were still having trouble figuring out exactly how to actually subscribe. Doug Birch seemed to find the easiest way to plug into the IBM Global Network. He suggested that we just subscribe “to Dydax, the PK websters. You should be able to email infoatdidaxdotcom or cal 1-888-AT-DIDAX. The blurb says they have over 600 access numbers to the IBM Global Network.” Let us know if you subscribe and like it! By the way, Doug says it’s $19.95/month. Thanks for helping us clear this one up, David and Doug!

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PRE-TENTS
[If these folks are going to have their conference before people actually go to INTENT, would they be PRE-TENTS?] “A pre-conference meeting for all international tentmakers attending the INTENT ’96 conference will be held at 9:30 am on Friday August 2. The meeting will be in the Continental Plaza Hotel near the Los Angeles airport (LAX). Berit Kloster, Director of the Norwegian Tentmakers Forum and an executive committee member of (TIE) Tentmakers International Exchange will moderate the meeting. You all come, everybody is welcome.” Thanks to Ken Smith kosmithathalcyondotcom for the info. Write Ken if you need additional details.

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GLOBAL GLIMPSE
According to the latest figures released by Dr. David Barrett’s Global Evangelization Movement, every minute 163 previously unevangelized people hear the gospel in a form that they can understand and 114 … become Christians. In that same minute, 18 people are born, and six non-Christians die. This year the global population will increase by about 91 million.
(Source: George Otis, Jr., Frontline Feedback for May 1996, via Gene Brooks… Thanks, Gene!)
Global Glimpse is compiled each week by John Hanna, Caleb Project, Littleton, CO.

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HAVE YOU CAUGHT YOUR COPY OF CATCH THE WAVE?
Looking for just the right resource book to help today’s young person appreciate the globe and its spiritual needs??? Try Catch the Wave, by Kevin Johnson (Bethany House Publishers). “Life is more than jet-skis, frisbees, and big screen TVs…. God is crashing in like a wave all over the planet. So how do you Catch the Wave? By learning how to grab your place in God’s plan to change the world. And there’s no better place to be than in the water with him. Don’t miss out on your chance to get wet!” Not only is this a great book to brew planet-minded spiritual young adults, but also, it mentions Brigada as a resource on page 137! Hand me my checkbook! :-)

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HELP HEAL AND RESTORE THE BALKANS … OR LEAVE IT TO THE UN
Bill and Amy Stearns want to know if you’re willing to try to get involved in healing the hurts in Bosnia. If so, want to accompany them on their “Bosnia Scouting Trip,” Oct. 21-Nov. 1, for pastors and church leaders. Their idea is to hold joint orientation in Budapest for 30 N. Americans and 15 E. European pastors, then to travel for 6 days into Croatia, Bosnia and Serbia. We’ll link up there with local evangelicals to see what we as the Body might do to pray for, heal and help restore the Balkans in the name of Christ. North Americans pay their own way plus a stipend for their E. European counterparts. Bill says, “This is a no-frills, gutsy survey trip. World Christian isn’t a relief agency, so we don’t want funding funneled through us. The purpose is to see the harvest field potential and let leading churches set the pace to respond through their own mission channels.” If interested, contact Bill & Amy Stearns, World Christian (719/634-5310; e-mail 73502dot3126atcompuservedotcom). Sounds like the kind of thing that could make some real grass roots differences in the lives of some real people with real hurts. Wha’dya think?

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MORE ON THE ACCUSED KUWAITI BELIEVER, HUSSEIN
If you’re interested in an update on the accused Robert Hussein, don’t miss this update. As it explains, “We are not interested in drawing undue attention to Robert Hussein, or in making him a star out of this situation, but we ARE interested in this case because of the precedent it may set. Though Robert is not the first case of a Kuwaiti Muslim converting to Christianity, he is the first to go public with his conversion and the first to have been challenged in the religious courts (most stay in hiding or just leave the country).” Today’s update explains how to use email to send a fax directly to the Crown Prince and Prime Minister of the State of Kuwait . . . for free! It also pulls together a summary of what’s been accomplished so far on Hussein’s behalf, via internet, faxes, air mail, and more. To get the update, send a note to hubatxcdotorg with only this line in the text of the message:
get brigada hussein.960713

In a few moments, the update will be automatically mailed back to you.

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DON’T MISS THE GROWTH AT CALEB PROJECT
. . . at least at the Caleb Project web site, that is . . . http://www.goshen.net/calebproject. Over the last few days, they’ve added 27 articles on everything from language learning to support raising, from parents to debt, from the missionary lovelife, to tentmaking, to the missionary call. In addition, there’s a “Persecuted Church” set of pages with updates on Hussein (in Kuwait), Sudan, China, Pakistan and more. Finally, John Hanna used Global Mapping’s software to produce a map of the “Priority 1 and 2” unreached peoples from the JP2000 list (larger populations are shown by size and color), as well as 3 detailed maps showing where the top 100 least reached peoples live together with their names. These maps reveal priority areas where we’ll need to focus our final efforts for least reached peoples! John challenges, “See if you can find where the Kawar or the Takistani live! (Pray for advocates for these peoples while you’re at it!)” Thanks JHanna and Nate!

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NEW SOUTH ASIAN CENTRE ESTABLISHED
Watch your box these next few months for an exciting release about the establishment of a new “CENTRE FOR SOUTH ASIAN STUDIES (with credits through Biola University, Fuller Seminary, or other participating colleges). The first course will likely be taught next April. For more information, contact CenSAS at 717 S. Brady Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90022, Tel 213/728-4812; Fax 213/726-1951; or CenSASataoldotcom.

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TWO WEB SITES TO WATCH THIS WEEK
Don’t miss Jews for Jesus’ site at:
http://www.jews-for-jesus.org
and the new YWAM’s newspaper on Olympic outreach:
http://atlanta.jubilee.co.uk

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*and many other occasional contributors too numerous to mention!
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19960714 Brigada Today

Now with 2943 Participants!
News and Notes about Brigada, Your Gateway to Missions Networking!
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In this issue….

* DID YOU KNOW… (FUN FACTS TO KNOW AND TELL)
* “THE WHOLE STORY” ABOUT HUSSEIN — CHAPTER TWO
* FINALLY! A TRAVELING TRAINING PACKAGE FOR JP2000 TEAMS!
* ADVANCE READY FOR RETRIEVAL
* GLOBAL GLIMPSE FROM TURKMENISTAN
* WANT MORE INFORMATION ON USING PHONES ON THE NET?
* FREE EMAIL BENEFITS RURAL US POPULATION
* ADVONET HELPS PEOPLE-SPECIFIC ADVOCATES
* USE TV FOR SOMETHING POSITIVE!
* GERMANS EXPAND MOBILIZATION INVOLVEMENT
* PICTURE THIS!!!
* MARCH FOR JESUS A BIG SUCCESS!
* IBM TO OFFER INTERNET FOR THE WORLD
* EUROPEANS TO COMPUTE FUTURE
* TO SUBSCRIBE TO BRIGADA TODAY

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DID YOU KNOW… (FUN FACTS TO KNOW AND TELL)
Just as we thought we were about to settle the whole story on HDC (Hemispheric Drain Conditions), we’re faced with Chris McDermott’s perplexing question, “Why do tea leaves go to the middle of the cup when you stir the tea?” Even more gripping is the fact that much of the world doesn’t get to verify this phenomenon, since they don’t get to use real tea leaves anymore!

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“THE WHOLE STORY” ABOUT HUSSEIN – CHAPTER TWO
For those interested in following the story of Robert Hussein, be sure to check out the new Hussein update on the hub. Hussein is a new believer in Kuwait. According to the update, “Shortly after his conversion, his wife left him, his home was ransacked, and he was forced to go into hiding. Earlier this year, he was charged with apostasy and forced to appear without legal representation before religious courts in Kuwait. On May 29, an Islamic court in Kuwait pronounced Robert Hussein, a Kuwaiti citizen, an ‘apostate’ and declared that as such, he ‘should be killed.’ In today’s more extensive update, readers are asked to write two specific individuals in Kuwait to appeal for his fair treatment. To retrieve the update, send email to hubatxcdotorg with this line in the body of the message text:
get brigada hussein.960706

The Robert Hussein web site is at http://www.domini.org/hussein/home.htm. My understanding is that at this site, authors have figured out a way to build an on-line fax generator that automatically faxes Kuwaiti gov’t officials. According to Nick Hall, this fax-manufaxturer has already gotten the attention of the Kuwaiti government! They’ve apparently already written the domini.org webmaster and asked for relief!!! So get the hussein update (which includes a sample letter), then get on the fax-generator and send your note. And please bow for a moment and pray for this gentleman’s life!

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FINALLY! A TRAVELING TRAINING PACKAGE FOR JP2000 TEAMS!
Thanks to Caleb Project’s Shane Bennett for agreeing to present training for up and coming Joshua Project 2000 Research Teams! Now that AD2000 & Beyond has made a “live training experience” an integral part of the “official” JP2000 process, Shane will probably be one busy guy! But as an experienced trainer, researcher and prayer journey leader, he’s up to the task. We had him as a presenter at an Envision ’96 training event in January and he did a bang-up job. Evaluations from participants were very positive. As co-author for Caleb Project’s Research Expedition training manual, he’s well qualified. Caleb Project borrowed heavily from this manual in publishing AD2000 & Beyond’s JP2000 training book. Now, Shane’s seminars will bring to life the principles outlined in that book, Life-Changing Encounters. Contact Shane (soon! if you want him) at Shanedarataoldotcom. And hey — you could have him come to your area once, hear him out, take good notes, then do it next time with local talent (maybe you?). Shane’s the kind of guy that wouldn’t mind seeing stuff re-used for the Kingdom of God. In fact, he’d love it! We’ve already written to try to book him or a colleague for an extensive research expedition-type training event in January… Participants from two different teams have already signed up!

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ADVANCE READY FOR RETRIEVAL
The July Advance is ready to read! Here’s an executive summary:

ADVANCE Summary: July 1996

THE GOSPEL FOR EVERY PEOPLE — 20,000 “radio churches” started in China; Iraqi refugees in Jordan; Uduk refugees from Sudan at camps in Ethiopia; a church for Nepali traders; the urgency of reaching the cities; 500 churches started in Eastern Europe in 1995; 3,500 Bible correspondence students in Burkina Faso.

THE PERSECUTED CHURCH — Kuwaiti believer sentenced to death; Chinese Christian beaten to death; Indonesia churches attacked; oppression multiplies Iranian believers; Sudan death toll at 3 million.

SPIRITUAL FORCES OF DARKNESS — Dark forces threaten Rwanda, Burundi and Zaire; Arab terror financier expelled from Sudan; Australian diplomats accused in child sex scandal; a rising tide of corruption in Hungary; a setback for the forces of death; Episcopal church court finds in favor of homosexual ordination.

REJOICE! — SIL missionary Ray Rising freed; Bulgaria Baptist construction to resume; Romania gospel radio stations received reprieve; Nigerian seminary students record decisions; Yemen hospital’s God-sized ministry.

NETWORKING International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church; prayer and fasting gathering; medical relief to developing countries and disaster areas; resource kit on physician-assisted suicide; a biblical response to suffering children; monthly e-mail summary of Global Prayer Digest; international adoptions, relief assistance in Russia, Albania orphanages; new e-mail forum for prayer ministry leaders; degrees by individual study anywhere in the world; on-line conference for local church mobilizers; e-mail edition of China News Digest; GO ’97 international missions conference; e-mail discussion list for World A locations in Asia; Web sites.

FRONT LINES — Israel’s choice

To get a complete copy of Advance, send email to hubatxcdotorg with only this line in the body of the message text:
get brigada advance.9607

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GLOBAL GLIMPSE FROM TURKMENISTAN
Turkmenistan had only a small handful of scattered believers several years ago, but today there are more than 150 with many new baptisms this year. Many of the young believers in this Central Asian republic are persecuted and some have been imprisoned for their faith, even though the 4.5 million inhabitants of Turkmenistan have “official” freedom of religion. Several literature projects are under way, including translating Josh McDowell’s popular book, “More Than a Carpenter” into the Turkmen language. Another exciting translation project is the colorful Turkmen Children’s Bible.
(Source: Caleb Project field report, July, 1996, John Hanna, Caleb Project, Littleton, CO.)

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WANT MORE INFORMATION ON USING PHONES ON THE NET?
John Redman johnatadncdotcom urges us to read http://204.7.54.2/fwd/new/faq.htm, which fills us in on a plan whereby an international committee hopes to set up servers in locations all over the world to make local phone calls via Internet Phone. The server in the “destination” country will “patch” the user through to the local phone company’s lines, allowing you to call users not equipped with Internet audio capability. If you don’t have access to the web, get the text copy by sending email to hubatxcdotorg with only this line in the body of the message text:
get brigada internet-phone-patch

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FREE EMAIL BENEFITS RURAL US POPULATION
Thanks to Dave Householder who reminded us that the free email service, Juno, especially benefits those USA residents living in rural areas where no on-line service or internet service provider provides a local dial-up to the Net. Why? Because from the beginning, Juno hasn’t charged a dime for accessing its service through a toll-free dial-up number. For more information, see Juno’s homepage at http://www.juno.com/ or call 1-800-799-JUNO.

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ADVONET HELPS PEOPLE-SPECIFIC ADVOCATES
Interested in trying to wave the flag for a specific least reached people group? See Caleb Project’s Advonet at http://www.goshen.net/calebproject/advonet.htm, with articles on

* Sojourn in Hunza
* Exploring the Land…
* An Advocate for the Qashqa’i
* A Single-Parent Advocate
* Researching People Groups in a Library
* People Group Research Via the World Wide Web
* Newsletters, Nations and New things
* What can you put in a People Specific Newsletter?
* Extra: The Mission Watch Newsletter
* Extra: An Interview with Victor Choudhrie
* Extra: Security: Letters to Friends in Muslim Areas

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USE TV FOR SOMETHING POSITIVE!
Interested in using TV for outreach? Get to the conference on “Television, Film and the Unfinished Task of Evangelism,” in Virginia Beach, Virginia, October 10-12 1996. For more information, contact DanHenrichatxcdotorg.

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GERMANS EXPAND MOBILIZATION INVOLVEMENT
Thanks to Kerstin Hack for clueing us in on the new bi-lingual German email conference on mobilization to reach the least reached! To subscribe to the bilingual conference, send email to hubatxcdotorg with only this line in the text of the message:
subscribe german-mission-mobilisers

For more information, write Kerstin 100711dot2622atCompuservedotcom or Ron Kernahan RonKernahanatXCdotOrg .

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PICTURE THIS!!!
Want more training using Christian comic books, illustrations, and graphics to reach the unreached??? Kingdom Comics is offering courses in Atlanta, September 23-27 and Colorado Springs, September 30-October 4. For more info, see http://members.aol.com/ChriCom/Index.html or write clcowanatxcdotorg.

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MARCH FOR JESUS A BIG SUCCESS!
Sources say 11 million people marched in 170 nations during this past May’s “March for Jesus.” “The angels have never seen a day like this: around 11 million people marched for Jesus in 170 nations,” according to Gerald Coates, leader of England’s Pioneer movement and member of the global March for Jesus committee. “They all prayed for a global pouring out of the Holy Spirit and an activation of God’s people to make Christ attractive and understandable for the people around them.” From the million participants in the Philippines, between 2 and 4 million in Brazil and around a million in the USA to the mini-march in Macedonia with 100 people and at least one newly converted ex-KGB officer, another March for Jesus (MFJ) was added to the annals of church history.”
Thanks to Steve Bufton 100752dot274atCompuServedotCOM of “Friday Fax” fame for the update. To get a full copy, send email to hubatxcdotorg with only this line in the text of the message:
get brigada mfj

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IBM TO OFFER INTERNET FOR THE WORLD
Thanks to Mark Dempsey, a missionary in South America, for tipping us off to IBM’s expansion as an internet service provider. “IBM’s ISP service also provides local dial access from more than 350 points of presence in the U.S., and, overall, more than 600 in 45 countries around the world. Once users register in their home countries, they can place local calls in any of the 44 other countries with no international traveling surcharges.” So the monthly flat rate of $19.95 allows unlimited access time in 45 countries!!! Where do I sign up??? :-) Check out http://reg.ibm.net/cc_svcplan.html for more info. Thanks Mark!

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EUROPEANS TO COMPUTE FUTURE
If you’re interested in computing and its benefits to the continent of Europe, don’t miss the upcoming conference on computing there, November 22-23, 1996. Designed as a practical working conference that tries to achieve real results, organizers hope for the formation of a European group that is able to utilize the obvious advantages of a strong network for the continent. For more information, write schnellatgepdotde or check http://www.ekd.de/schnell/ on the www. You may also write churchnetatucsmdotacdotuk or examine http://www.churchnet.org.uk/churchnet/

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BRIGADA TODAY IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE FOLLOWING TEAM OF REGULAR VOLUNTEERS:

*Global Glimpses: John Hanna, Caleb Project, jhannaatcprojectdotcom
*ADVANCE: Mark A. Kelley, Kainos Press, 70420dot1057atcompuservedotcom
*Web Wizard: Bob Mayhew, Brigada Volunteer, mayhewatxcdotorg
*Web Art: Patti Mayhew, pmayhewatdiscoverdotnet
*Technical Development: Jonathan Marsden, MAFxc jonathanatxcdotorg
*Brigada Customer Service Manager: Revis Ann Massey, RevisAnnMasseyatxcdotorg
*Brigada Coordinator: Doug Lucas, Team Expansion & Brigada, DLucasatTeamExpansiondotorg
*and many other occasional contributors too numerous to mention!
But thanks for working together! That’s the dream of Brigada!

19960707 Brigada Today

Now with 2,867 Participants!
News and Notes about Brigada, Your Gateway to Missions Networking!
[Pass this issue to a friend! To subscribe, see instructions at end.]

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In this issue….

* GET THE WHOLE STORY ON REENTRY
* LOOK WHO’S TALKIN’!
* DID YOU KNOW… (FUN FACTS TO KNOW AND TELL)
* WANT TO KNOW THE WHOLE STORY ABOUT HUSSEIN?
* INDONESIAN MOBS DESTROY PROTESTANT CHURCHES
* GLOBAL GLIMPSE FROM ETHIOPIA
* THANKS TO THE MODERATORS! (Part II)
* TELEVISION, FILM AND THE UNFINISHED TASK OF EVANGELISM
* FOLLOW-UP TO “KINAPPED MISSIONARY FREE”
* TO SUBSCRIBE TO BRIGADA TODAY

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GET THE WHOLE STORY ON REENTRY
I’m really proud of Kevin Paszalek who has gathered and reported on reentry (cross-cultural readjustment) issues. You can get his whole report by sending email to hubatxcdotorg with this one line in the text of the message:
get brigada reentry

Great job, Kevin!! Thanks for following through!

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LOOK WHO’S TALKIN’!
Following last week’s item about Microsoft’s new NetMeeting software http://www.microsoft.com/ie/download/MSNETMTG.exe the people at Microsoft must have taken a real hit on their server! I took a few moments later that evening to experiment again with this new audio conferencing tool and saw several Brigada participants’ names in the server list! In fact, I struck up a conversation with one fellow I hadn’t seen since he was a missions grad student at a seminary I visited years ago! Once again, all you need is a microphone, speakers, an Internet connection (28.8 or faster works best) and some time. Arrange a meeting with a friend today!

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DID YOU KNOW… (FUN FACTS TO KNOW AND TELL)
Your mail has me rolling in the floor! What originally started as an off the cuff joke (“Does water really go down the shower drain in the opposite direction when you switch from the north to the south hemisphere?”) has proven to be quite an item of curiosity for more people than I realized! Take Mike Stevens’ note for example. He says the whole thing is upside down anyway, since the original map got it wrong! “The Planet Earth is a magnet, right? Well, it is now possible to measure magnetic waves and determine which pole of the planet is magnetic North. Guess which magnetic pole is located at the geographical North Pole? Yes you are correct – it is in fact the South Magnetic Pole. So, we in Europe are in fact ‘down under’ and the ‘antipeodeans’ are really living on top of the world. We always wondered what it was about the colonial mapmakers :-).”

But the best response of all came from Ken Bertel of SAIC, who pointed out that if you live + or – 5 degrees from the equator (Papua New Guinea for example), water goes straight down the drain with no whirl pools! I mean, this guy even knew the scientific name for the whole discussion (the “Coriolis effect”??), which kind of made me feel more intelligent for having asked the original question! (Course, it didn’t do a lot to persuade my wife that it was an intelligent question! She thinks we’re all nuts for even caring! :-)) I just wish you could have all seen her face when I started reading excerpts from Ken’s response: “Water in the sink is really traveling from west to east at approx. 1000 miles per hour near the equator due to the rotation of the earth. And the water at the north side of the sink is traveling at the same speed as water at the south end of the sink because the surface of the water is parallel to the axis of rotation of the earth….” (This guy’s got to be a science professor somewhere! :-) ) So ANYWAY, thanks to our globe trotting friends who have helped solve this mystery about the water… and had some fun along the way! And thanks to Bob Hall’s web page that spawned the whole discussion. And by the way, don’t forget to check out Bob’s “new” page http://www.cmd.org.nz/new.html, which includes everything from book reviews to articles to missions opportunities and up to date missions info!

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WANT TO KNOW THE WHOLE STORY ABOUT HUSSEIN?
Have you been following the news about Robert Hussein, a Muslim who became a follower of Jesus, now sentenced to death because of his outspoken witnessing for Christ? To get the whole story, send email to hubatxcdotorg with this one line in the message:
get brigada hussein

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INDONESIAN MOBS DESTROY PROTESTANT CHURCHES
To get the whole story on the destruction of ten Protestant church buildings in Indonesia by Muslim rioters, send email to hubatxcdotorg with only this line in the text of the message:
get brigada mobs

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GLOBAL GLIMPSE FROM ETHIOPIA
A tribe in Ethiopia, the Tarra, was not surprised when a missionary arrived in their village. They had had a vision that a man would come with a book and that they should listen to him. When the missionary first met with the tribe’s chief, he was given permission to stay and later given a plot of land to build a church. But the tribe’s witch doctors would not let him, and instead began building a temple there. On the day the temple was completed, wind and lightning destroyed it and the witch doctors left. The church then was built, but the burned-over plot remains as a reminder of the powers of God. About 70 tribe members became Christians in the past year.
(Source: Ves Sheely of the Worldwide Leadership Council, via NIRR 6/24/96 http://www.goshen.net/NIRR/current.html, Copyright 1996 Religion Today, Inc. P.O. Box 21505, Roanoke, VA 24018-0560.
Global Glimpse is compiled each week by John Hanna, Caleb Project, Littleton, CO.)

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THANKS TO THE MODERATORS! (Part II)
As we said last week, without the help of dozens of moderators, the Brigada dream of working together would be impossible! Each “family” or network of Brigada participants depends heavily on a volunteer (a Moderator) to oversee the administrative concerns of that particular conference. These moderators receive no pay and, at times, little thanks for the hours they invest. So we’re publicly saying here that we really appreciate you gang!!! All the conferences below start with the word, “Brigada-“. The number following the conference/moderator is the current subscriber total for that conference.

russia Brugler 94
job-shop larryb 204
orgs-missionmobilizers nwilsonatcprojectdotcom 239
pubs-missionfrontiers rickwmfataoldotcom 998
medicine-for-poor lwilson 54
orgs-cmdnet bobhallatxcdotorg 151
cities atruex 152
peoples-yemeni natewilsonatxcdotorg 12
projects-louisianamobilizers nathanmartin 15
colombia-bogota jademps 26
peoples-latam EricDerry 77
ecuador-guayaquil mhookatecuadotnetdotec 30
projects-training coordmts 57
techsupport larrybatxcdotorg 80
albania-durres chrisbushnell 55
cities-www MatthewGrantatxcdotorg 12
peoples-uzbek dm 103
projects-cells EricDerry 68
peoples-caucasus DougLarsonatXCdotOrg 23
argentina-laplata 71203dot1044atcompuservedotcom 34
cities-research steveburris 101
peoples-arab BillKelley 89
peoples-yanadi drporteratxcdotorg 3
projects-dfwmobilizers johnanderson 35
uruguay-montevideo larrygriffin 41

By the way, thanks to RevisAnnMassey for handling the “customer service” (including moderating) for the top level of our networking family, Brigada itself. Instead of a few dozen or even a few hundred, she has a few thousand of us to worry about! Thanks Revis Ann!!!

Also, to get a list of conferences (at any time you wish), just send email to hubatxcdotorg with this lone word in the text of the message:
conferences

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TELEVISION, FILM AND THE UNFINISHED TASK OF EVANGELISM
A consultation of media executives and producers from organizations interested in forming dynamic partnerships will be held in Virginia Beach, Virginia, October 10-12 1996. The consultation, called Television, Film and the Unfinished Task of Evangelism will have the following goals:

1. To discuss ways to work together in various aspects of media efforts…
2. To develop a database of Christian media ministries and personnel currently working in the 10/40 Window

The consultation, will be convened by Eric Watt, Chairman of the AD2000 & Beyond Media Track. Eric is also the Vice President of the International Division of the Christian Broadcasting Network. For more detailed information contact Tim Hulme by email 103506dot2615atcompuservedotcom

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FOLLOW-UP TO “KINAPPED MISSIONARY FREE”
We continue to get mail regarding Raymond Rising, the missionary recently released after being held hostage for more than two years in Colombia. The latest, from Al Adan at Wycliffe’s Singapore office, urged us to give praise to the Lord for answered prayer in this regard! Al’s right! Let’s give thanks for Raymond’s release! There must have been thousands praying for this day!

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BRIGADA TODAY IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE FOLLOWING TEAM OF REGULAR VOLUNTEERS:

*Global Glimpses: John Hanna, Caleb Project, jhannaatcprojectdotcom
*ADVANCE: Mark A. Kelley, Kainos Press, 70420dot1057atcompuservedotcom
*Web Wizard: Bob Mayhew, Brigada Volunteer, mayhewatxcdotorg
*Web Art: Patti Mayhew, pmayhewatdiscoverdotnet
*Technical Development: Jonathan Marsden, MAFxc jonathanatxcdotorg
*Brigada Customer Service Manager: Revis Ann Massey, RevisAnnMasseyatxcdotorg
*Brigada Coordinator: Doug Lucas, Team Expansion & Brigada, DLucasatTeamExpansiondotorg
*and many other occasional contributors too numerous to mention!
But thanks for working together! That’s the dream of Brigada!

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