20021222 Brigada Today

In this issue…

  1. EUROTRAIN: INNOVATIVE YOUNG LEADER TRAINING
  2. MICROFINANCE AS MISSION IN THAILAND
  3. MISSIONS INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
  4. HOW DO YOU WIRE YOUR FUNDS?
  5. SHORT-TERM INTERNATIONAL HEALTH INSURANCE
  6. SEARCH IN OTHER LANGUAGES
  7. YOUR SOURCE FOR BIBLES IN OTHER LANGUAGES
  8. ANOTHER IDEA TO KEEP YOUR PC VIRUS-FREE
  9. URGENTLY NEEDED – EXAMPLES OF INNOVATIVE MISSION
  10. CLOSING STUFF

  1. EUROTRAIN: INNOVATIVE YOUNG LEADER TRAINING — Top Flight Leadership is taking nominations for EuroTrain 2003. EuroTrain (for leaders age 15-25) is a completely unique experience, and an answer to the new paradigms needed to develop new generations of leaders. In July 2003, EuroTrain groups will travel through five nations in Europe learning leadership, developing ministry skills, getting a grasp of their destiny, building key relationships, and creating a plan for long-term personal and leadership growth. Get the details and nominate a young leader (or request to be nominated) at http://www.experiencingleadership.com or contact Top Flight Leadership at <eurotrainattopflightdotorg>, 877-9-LEADER, or 817-447-1100. </eurotrainattopflightdotorg>

  2. MICROFINANCE AS MISSION IN THAILAND — Step Ahead Microenterprise Development in Bangkok goes to the market everyday, in the love of God. They’re seeking to amalgamate microenterprise development, and mentoring, with personal and business development training in an integrated service among the poor of Thailand. They serve in the slums of Bangkok daily, to empower and love those who make their living doing everything from sewing dresses, and roasting chicken, to making noodle soup. Step Ahead’s innovative member training module, draws from Stephen Covey’s best-seller, “7 Habits of Highly Effective People” and explores the life of Joseph as a model of proactivity. This unorthodox ministry approach accepts the slum-dwelling poor as business partners, and sets out to help them achieve comprehensive transformation in their lives, families, and communities. To learn more, check out the web site. http://www.stepaheadmed.org

  3. MISSIONS INTERNSHIP PROGRAM — The Acts 13 Initiative in Manila, Philippines will host an eight-week missions experience for college- aged youth, June 2 – July 26, 2003. The experience will include intense participant discipleship and outreach opportunities. The cost, $2,000 US, includes room, board, training materials, local transportation, and outreach costs. For more information and to apply, please check them out online at http://www.acts13.tv .

  4. HOW DO YOU WIRE YOUR FUNDS? — International Christian Ministries works in a number of countries in Africa but needs to know the safest and cheapest way to get money to countries like Nigeria on a regular basis. Pay Pal does not work there! Got ideas? Send them to Greg <kenya96ataoldotcom> or call him at 661-832-9740 in the USA. He’ll prepare a summary report of all the possibilities for a future issue of Brigada Today. </kenya96ataoldotcom>

  5. SHORT-TERM INTERNATIONAL HEALTH INSURANCE — Usually short-term insurance excludes coverage for pre-existing conditions. Now a company is providing limited pre-ex coverage for medical care received outside the USA and Canada. Also included: $100,000 medical evacuation, hospital room and board, intensive care, outpatient medical, emergency dental, trip interruption, AD&D, and lost luggage coverage. Five deductible options. One can apply (and also renew monthly) via web at http://www.overseashealthinsurance.com . For information contact: jeffatgninsurancedotcom or call 480/813-9100; Toll free in USA: 866/636- 9100. For other options and more info., also http://www.gninsurance.com.

  6. SEARCH IN OTHER LANGUAGES — Did you ever notice that Google searches in other languages? Just click on ‘Advanced Search’ and select a language from the pull-down window on the ‘Language’ line reading ‘Return pages written in’ (Also, selecting ‘Language Tools’ instead of Advanced Search allows you to limit the pages returned to those located in a specified country. (Thanks for the reminder, Chuck!)

  7. YOUR SOURCE FOR BIBLES IN OTHER LANGUAGES — If you ever find yourself searching for Bibles or Jesus videos in another language, check out Multi-Language Media Inc, PO Box 301, Ephrata PA 17522 (tel. 717-738-0582). Visit their website at: http://www.multilanguage.com .

  8. ANOTHER IDEA TO KEEP YOUR PC VIRUS-FREE — I sure heard it this past week. A ton of MAC users wrote to say, “Hey… we *never* see any viruses.” :-) (See item #8, “SIMPLE SECURITY STEPS”, from the Dec. 6th Brigada Today.) By the way, if you’re a missionary having trouble finding parts for your MAC, try http://www.ibookparts.com They support all Apple laptops, and do pretty steep discounting for missionaries needing support. What’s more, they ship worldwide, and can supply parts (such as LCD’s, Hard drives, and CDROM/CDRW drives) for most laptops.

  9. URGENTLY NEEDED – EXAMPLES OF INNOVATIVE MISSION — Seedbed is a network of missionaries and missiologists who are actively promoting and nurturing the development on new models of mission for the 21st Century. They are very keen to make contact with people of all nationalities who are attempting innovative missionary projects so as to locate examples of effective innovation that can be held up as models for other mission workers who are looking for creative ideas. They also want to locate mission theorists who are researching emerging models of mission. If you are involved in innovative mission, or are doing research in a related field, please contact Seedbed at http://www.seedbed.info or email the Seedbed Coordinator Peter Stephenson <peteratseedbeddotinfo> </peteratseedbeddotinfo>

20021215 Brigada Today

In this issue…

  1. SPECIAL SHORT-TERM MISSIONS ISSUE
  2. CHECK OUT GLOBAL MISSION.ORG
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  4. SEARCHABLE DATABASE OF SHORT-TERM MISSION OPPORTUNITIES
  5. TEN EMERGING TRENDS
  6. MISSION FINDER WEB SITE
  7. GUIDEBOOK TO THE ROAD LESS TRAVELED
  8. REENTRY GUIDE FOR SHORT-TERM MISSION LEADERS
  9. TRAIN THOSE SHORT-TERMERS
  10. CLOSING STUFF

  1. SPECIAL SHORT-TERM MISSIONS ISSUE — Again in this issue, we give thanks to Kenneth Wes <kennethwesataoldotcom> for his unstoppable willingness to share sources and resources with us! He contributed several items to this issue. Thanks Ken! </kennethwesataoldotcom>

  2. CHECK OUT GLOBAL MISSION.ORG — You’ll want to stop by: http://www.globalmission.org There you’ll find… (a) a Global Interactive Calendar of Missions Events (feel free to post your own events); (b) a White Pages (MegaMenu) Directory of Missions Organizations worldwide (if you’re not listed then you should be); (c) a Missions Opportunity Database (that contains over 1,000 long term opportunities); (d) a Short Term Mission Directory (if you have any short term programmes that you want advertised, feel free to post them); and (e) a Mission “Wanted” Bulletin Board (browse this growing list for potential candidates). (Thanks Ken!)

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  4. SEARCHABLE DATABASE OF SHORT-TERM MISSION OPPORTUNITIES — Mission Data International recently rolled out a new website devoted to short- term missions — ShortTermMissions.com. The website features a fully searchable database of short-term mission opportunities. It provides detailed descriptions & requirements on short-term opportunities from many organizations. ShortTermMissions.com also includes in-depth mission agency information, articles, and discussion forums. It is an excellent resource to refer people to. Take a look! Go to http://www.shorttermmissions.com/ and try a search for a 1-2 week short-term opportunity to Latin America for instance. Also, stop by the discussion forums. For more information e-mail <infoatshorttermmissionsdotcom>. </infoatshorttermmissionsdotcom>

  5. TEN EMERGING TRENDS — Remember the article “Short-Term Missions: Ten Emerging Trends” by Seth Barnes, Executive Director of Adventures In Missions? It’s worth pulling out and dusting off again. It first appeared in January 2000 Mission Frontiers. He woke us up to some principles that haven’t gone away. If anything, they’ve *grown*!
    *** FROM YOUTH EVENT TO MISSIONS PROGRAM — Youth pastors tend to be event-oriented. As a consequence, it is easy to fall into the trap of seeing the summer project as just another event. … By mapping it out well in advance, you give students something more to shoot for in each successive year. You set them on a track which results in increased spiritual growth year after year.
    *** GREATER ACCOUNTABILITY FOR FUNDS — … Accountability for funds increases as understanding of where those funds are going grows.
    *** FROM WORK CAMPS TO SHORT-TERM MISSIONS — … In recent years, however, work camps have displaced camps as the “thing to do” among youth groups. Youth leaders are sensing that more entertainment is not what this generation needs. The prescription is a heavy dose of service and teamwork.
    *** FROM FAD TO PHENOMENON — … Here’s a comment you’ll hardly ever hear: “This short-term missions thing isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. I’m going back to a steady diet of fun retreats.”
    *** INCREASED EMPHASIS ON PREPARATION — One knock against short-term missions project is that students often have little appreciation for the complex issues they face when they go overseas. The best way to beat this rap is by enhancing the caliber of the preparation which they go through prior to leaving home.
    *** FROM SUMMER EXPERIENCE TO ONGOING MINISTRY — To really reap the dividends of a changed lifestyle, youth groups must carry forward the momentum which a summer project can generate. …
    *** GREATER DENOMINATIONAL EMPHASIS — … As the number of groups going on missions trips swell, two factors will lead to greater denominational involvement: a) Denominations will begin paying attention to the savings they can offer their churches by sponsoring their own projects; and b) they will also want to exert greater denominational control over the kind of projects which their churches choose. …
    **** INCREASED NETWORKING — … By linking up with other groups, an individual church can spread out its costs over greater numbers. ….
    *** INTERNATIONALIZATION OF THE MOVEMENT — … In the future, missions networks will extend increasingly throughout the world.
    *** JUNIOR HIGH INVOLVEMENT — … What we’ve seen is that if an effective program of discipleship exists and youth group members have been thoroughly trained, they have all the maturity they need to be smashing successes on the missions field.

  6. MISSION FINDER WEB SITE — Find it at http://www.mfinder.org/summer.htm Find mission opportunities, opportunities for tentmakers, information on mission training and short term opportunities as well as major section on mission resources (travel, insurance, FAQs about missions, links to other mission job lists etc.).

  7. GUIDEBOOK TO THE ROAD LESS TRAVELED — Short-term mission trips are just that–short-term. So instead of spending most of their time on the field trying to figure things out, if participants go prepared, they can be free to focus on their ministry. Guidebook to the Road Less Traveled is a good resource for preparing short-termers. Filled with practical tips and down-to-earth biblical wisdom, this 100-page workbook is an in-depth discipleship tool preparing participants’ hearts and attitudes for the experience ahead of them. Reasonably priced at $8.00, Guidebook to the Road Less Traveled may be the resource you’ve been looking for. For more information look at http://www.wycliffe.org/short-term/guidebook/home.htm or call Kyle at (407) 852-3660, or email <kyle_fairclothatwycliffedotorg>. </kyle_fairclothatwycliffedotorg>

  8. REENTRY GUIDE FOR SHORT-TERM MISSION LEADERS — Check out the “Reentry Guide for Short Term Mission Leaders” by Lisa Chinn. Lisa is a well know Reentry specialist in the short term missions community and has done many seminars overseas as well as in N America. She has recently documented her research and put most of her seminar notes into a small book. It is spiral bound book, filled with research, and is easy to understand with many sources and footnotes. It is available for $10.50 + 1.50 shipping. http://www.deeperroots.com

  9. TRAIN THOSE SHORT-TERMERS — You know you should spend more time on cross-cultural training, but the planning and logistics of your short- term mission trips are taking all your time and it’s almost summer. Give a 12 lesson Bible Study guide to each member, assign the lessons and debrief some of the lessons together in small groups. You’ll be amazed at how well they can get on track with the help of this book, Before You Pack Your Bag, Prepare Your Heart. God’s word can be used to effectively build sensitive servants! The spiral bound book comes with 10-day Trip Journal and a page of ideas for a team leader using it for orientation. Check out the publisher’s website for content review and downloadable order form. http://www.CampfireResources.com or email Miriam <answersatcampfireresourcesdotcom>. </answersatcampfireresourcesdotcom>

20021208 Brigada Today

In this issue…

  1. SPECIAL MOBILIZATION ISSUE
  2. MISSION MOBILIZATION & EDUCATION NETWORK
  3. MISSION MOBILIZERS WEB-HOME
  4. CASE STUDY IN WEB MOBILIZATION
  5. GREAT RESOURCE FOR MISSIONS MOBILIZATION MATERIALS
  6. NEED SOME CONTENT FOR YOUR NEXT MISSIONS CONFERENCE?
  7. GEORGE VERWER ROCKS
  8. CHRISTIAN AND MISSIONARY ALLIANCE ARE HARD AT WORK
  9. GET IDEAS FROM GRACE
  10. CLOSING STUFF

  1. SPECIAL MOBILIZATION ISSUE — Welcome to this special Brigada Today, with a special focus on missions mobilization, dedicated to a special long-time friend and contributor, Kenneth Wes <kennethwesataoldotcom>. (In fact, he contributed several of these resources below!) Ken does an amazing job assembling these kinds of lists. (We’ll call him “The List Man!”) We mention him up front here because he’s a great example of someone who takes Brigada Today resources, adds them together with a ton of his own, then redistributes them to just about everybody in the whole *world*. Tip of the hat to you Ken! </kennethwesataoldotcom>

  2. MISSION MOBILIZATION & EDUCATION NETWORK — Have you heard about the news about a new network of mission agencies, denominations and associations? Charter members are ACMC, the Association of Christian Schools International, Caleb Project, SIM, CB International, TEAM, Woman’s Missionary Union of the Southern Baptist Convention, World Concern and Wycliffe Bible Translators. The network serves to share missions mobilization vision, identify key resources, target gaps in missions education resourcing, and address options by which the gaps may be filled. Their initial project will be the launch of a website to reach these goals. The children’s division has already premiered at http://www.21stCenturyKidsConnect.org . Don’t see your organization listed above? Just contact the new director, Mark Sigmon, at <missionsatcornerstonedotedu> for further information. (Thanks Ken!) </missionsatcornerstonedotedu>

  3. MISSION MOBILIZERS WEB-HOME — Nate is another one of those guys who contributes and works his heart out for missions mobilization. He does a great job keeping the Brigada Missions Mobilizers going. Whew! What a faithful servant. See the database that has resulted from his work – and those who have stepped up to the plate to help him – at http://www.calebproject.org/bomm/dbindex.htm

  4. CASE STUDY IN WEB MOBILIZATION — Want to see a case study in how to develop a great mobilizer’s presence on the web? Check this site by Howard Culbertson, Professor of Missions at Southern Nazarene University: http://home.snu.edu/~hculbert.fs Great stuff. (Thanks Ken!)

  5. GREAT RESOURCE FOR MISSIONS MOBILIZATION MATERIALS — Here’s a great resource for missions mobilization materials, originally featured in the Sept. 27th issue of Brigada Today. If you happen to live in the USA or know someone who does, it’s hard to beat them. Just call 1-8MORE- BOOKS (1-866-732-6657) or Fax 706-554-7444 or email <orderatomlitdotomdotorg>. Ask for a catalogue. While you’re at it, check out the William Carey Library’s web presence at: http://www.gospelcom.net/wclbooks/ We’re *so* glad to see them full-steam on the web! </orderatomlitdotomdotorg>

  6. NEED SOME CONTENT FOR YOUR NEXT MISSIONS CONFERENCE? Consider Operation WorldView, a multimedia missions seminar customized for the unique mission vision of your church family, originally featured in Brigada Today March 8th, 2002. “Operation Worldview is the best medium I know to communicate God’s perspective on global missions. The entire presentation is filled with superb Biblical content and dynamic multimedia that is shared with great passion and enthusiasm. God clearly worked throughout the presentation, and our church will never be the same.” -Peter Simpson, Lay missions leader. For more information about Operation WorldView check out http://www.mission1.org or contact Werner Mischke at <werneratmission1dotorg>. </werneratmission1dotorg>

  7. GEORGE VERWER ROCKS — How long has it been since you stopped by to visit at: http://www.missionsmobilisation.com You probably need to see it again. This is George Verwer’s Acts 13 Breakthrough group. which includes many of George Verwer’s articles. It also has information on mission resources as well as links to other good mission sites. The group is also working on having the site available in other major languages apart from English. Make sure you visit the site.

  8. CHRISTIAN AND MISSIONARY ALLIANCE ARE HARD AT WORK — If you happen to be from the C&MA, then you know that your missions board is hard at it. Just check out: http://www.cmalliance.org/missions/omm.htm and you’ll see some great content and great packaging for missions mobilization conferences. Raising the bar for everybody else. :-)

  9. GET IDEAS FROM GRACE — It’s obvious from Grace’s page that she loves the color green :-). Check it out at: http://disciplethenations.org/index99.html Perhaps the best thing about green is that it signifies the word “go” (at least when it comes to stoplights) and there’s no doubt that that’s what Grace’s page is about — utilizing music and arts for missions mobilization. Great job Grace!

20021201 Brigada Today

In this issue…

  1. WANT TO SECURE YOUR EMAIL? GET PGP
  2. OPERATION REVEILLE READY FOR VIEWING
  3. DISCIPLES OF CHRIST HISTORICAL RESOURCES ONLINE
  4. 2003 KIDS AROUND THE WORLD CALENDAR
  5. ALTERNATIVE FOR MONEY TRANSFER
  6. MISSIONARY TRAINING CAMP
  7. TOP 10 WAYS TO INVOLVE ONE’S SELF IN MISSIONS
  8. SIMPLE SECURITY STEPS
  9. NEW BOOKS ON HOUSE HELPERS
  10. CLOSING STUFF

  1. WANT TO SECURE YOUR EMAIL? GET PGP — If you’re interested in securing your email you can use pgp, available at: http://www.pgp.com . Also, feel free to add another layer of protection by using http://www.hushmail.com , which can encrypt your mail one step further.

  2. OPERATION REVEILLE READY FOR VIEWING — The Fourth Quarter 2002 *Reveille Shofar* is now posted at http://www.oprev.org/Shofar.htm . It addresses the following:
    *** What does history teach us about the War on Terrorism?
    *** What is really happening in Nigeria and the Ivory Coast?
    *** What is the spiritual situation in Iraq?
    *** Why did terrorists bomb a night club in Bali?

  3. DISCIPLES OF CHRIST HISTORICAL RESOURCES ONLINE — The entire Disciples Historical Society Resources library catalog is now up and running, as of May. It contains records of entire books and pamphlets. Check it out at: http://voyager.dishistsoc.org (Hope it’s up and running by the time you get this. If not already, please check back.) Thanks Sara!

  4. 2003 KIDS AROUND THE WORLD CALENDAR — This beautiful wall hanging calendar is full of photographs and short narratives about kids throughout the world. Each month, religious holidays celebrated by the people where these kids live are highlighted and contrasted in a mini- Bible study or devotional so you and your children can learn to pray more effectively for them. US$7.50 each (price breaks for ordering 10 or more, or 50 or more). To order, call 303-730-4170 or purchase online at http://www.calebproject.org/2003Cal.asp .

  5. ALTERNATIVE FOR MONEY TRANSFER — There are a number of money transfer sites on the internet. PayPal is the largest, but some people have had issues with them. CitiBank has an online money transfer service called c2it, and some Brigada members are liking what they find there. There are limits to how much money you can transfer ($500/day and $1000/4 days), but transfers between American based accounts (bank accounts or credit card accounts) are without fee. Transfers to international locations, including currency exchange, are a flat $10.00. They’re on the web at http://www.c2it.com . Contact them toll-free from the USA or via Net2Phone from elsewhere at 1-800/200-3881. They accept collect international calls 24/7 at 904/954-7222. For security reasons, they do not transact any business by email. (Thanks David!)

  6. MISSIONARY TRAINING CAMP — Elijah Company will conduct another camp from January 30 – February 2, 2003 in North Carolina. In this intensive training, a staff of experienced missionaries present issues and steps dealing with character, spiritual warfare, relationships, faith, and direction. A person leaves with impartation to fervently pursue a missions call, either short term or long. Church missions leaders benefit by learning what people need to go through to prepare and how they could best assist. Three other 2003 camps include Pennsylvania, Virginia and southern Spain. For information, contact Elijah Company <infoatelijahcompanydotorg>, or call (757) 474-2054. See the web page at http://www.elijahcompany.org/html/training.html . </infoatelijahcompanydotorg>

  7. TOP 10 WAYS TO INVOLVE ONE’S SELF IN MISSIONS — Here are 10 ways to involve yourself in missions. We’ll list the website…

    Caleb Project Mobilization Resources http://www.brigada.org/today/articles/caleb.html

    Fingertip Mobilizer Resource for Missions http://www.globalmission.org/fingertip.htm

    Heirs of a Haystack http://www.kipertek.com/forerunner/forerunner/X0596_Heirs_of_a_Haystack .html [note: watch word-wrapping]

    Missions Education and Mobilization Network http://www.calebproject.org/bomm/dbindex.htm

    Missions Mobilization Cartoons/Art http://www.calebproject.org/toons.htm

    Mobilising Second Career Missionaries – article http://www.om.org/relay/stories/1-98secondgen.html

    Motivations for Missions http://www.calebproject.org/motivat.htm

    Recruiting: Mobilization of Students http://www.acu.edu/academics/missions/jam/mobstud.htm

    Top 10 Bible Studies on Missions http://www.calebproject.org/bomm/dbindex.htm

    Order something from Gabriel Resources: http://www.gabriel-resources.com/index2.php3


  8. SIMPLE SECURITY STEPS — Are you running scared because of all the virus horror stories these days? Here are a few simple measures that could keep you and your PC more secure:
    *** Run an antivirus program & keep it up to date
    *** Run Windows Update
    *** Run a firewall
    *** Use nonobvious passwords
    *** Back up your files regularly
    *** Enable the security features you already have
    *** Know your programs
    *** Visit www.pcmag.com/securitywatch

  9. NEW BOOKS ON HOUSE HELPERS — Did you, while you were overseas (or still are?), consider your house helper a blessing or a curse? Now you can read a book about it! “House helps: Blessing or Curse?”, by Beatrice Lawson (’98), presents the straight truth about someone who can make or break your ministry. Chapters focus on recruiting helpers, helping your house helper adjust to new living conditions, and relating to the fellowship. Order it straight from the publisher by contacting <acpbooksatghanadotcom>. </acpbooksatghanadotcom>

20021124 Brigada Today

In this issue…

  1. TRAINING FOR SHORT-TERM MISSIONS
  2. MORE DRAMA
  3. TESOL IN PENNSYLVANIA
  4. VEHICLES FOR MISSIONS & MINISTRIES
  5. TESOL TRAINING
  6. LEARN ENGLISH IN THE USA
  7. NEED A MOTIVATING SPEAKER?
  8. SEMINAR FOR REACHING THE POOR
  9. SINGAPORE SCHOOL OF FRONTIER MISSION (SoFM)
  10. CLOSING STUFF

  1. TRAINING FOR SHORT-TERM MISSIONS –- You are invited to send your short term mission leaders or potential leaders to the National Short Term Missions Conference held on January 17-19, 2003, at the Radisson Hotel at Los Angeles airport. Thirty-five workshops and several more extensive seminars are available. Dr. Roberta Hestenes of World Vision is the plenary speaker. You can email for information at <infoatnstmcdotorg> or you can find all information and application forms at the following web site: http://www.nstmc.org . </infoatnstmcdotorg>

  2. MORE DRAMA — Here’s a unique drama resource (in addition to those listed in Brigada Today’s 2002/11/08 edition): http://www.christianmusicals.com . This website currently has five original Christian musicals available – words, and CD backing tracks. All of them have been written by Wayne Wright, a New Zealander, and performed many times by Source Theatre, a NZ based Christian, ‘amateur/professional’ theatre group. Some are designed for youth audiences, and are evangelistic. Email the author directly at <wayneatsourcedotcodotnz> . Source Theatre members are open to invitations to bring the show to your part of the world. For more information, or to get copies of the music CD of “The Reason Why”, and the latest version of the booklet, e-mail <tonyplewsatcompuservedotcom> . </tonyplewsatcompuservedotcom></wayneatsourcedotcodotnz>

  3. TESOL IN PENNSYLVANIA — The next TESOL Course (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) will be held at the YWAM base in Lebanon, PA Jan. 13-Feb. 7, 2003. This course will equip you to teach English and open doors to limited access nations. The cost is $950, which includes tuition, books, room, and board.

  4. VEHICLES FOR MISSIONS & MINISTRIES — Get transportation solutions for Christian Ministries, Missions, Para-Church for field, furlough, and domestic use. Here’s a ministry whose sole objective is to save you money when you need to rent, purchase or lease a vehicle for ministry. Their “Furlough Rental Program” provides Rental Cars at Cost. They also have new field units for NGO missions built for the country, insured, and delivered to port. They handle most major manufacturers, new and used cars, SUV’s, mini-vans, club wagons, church vans and buses. They are MATS International, tel. 888.776.7211 or 765.965.7777 fax 765.962.9966, email <caratmatsdotorg>, web http://www.mats.org . </caratmatsdotorg>

  5. TESOL TRAINING — Catch it in Auckland, New Zealand, 3 – 28 March, 2003. This intensive four week English language teacher training course is accredited with YWAM’s University of the Nations and will be held at the YWAM Campus in Auckland. The cost is $USD 680. For application or information contact TESOL Registrar, YWAM, PO Box 43120, Auckland 1730. phone 09 255 1410, email <tesolatywamdotorgdotnz>. </tesolatywamdotorgdotnz>

  6. LEARN ENGLISH IN THE USA — Do you know people who are called to missions but need to speak English to fulfill that calling? An ESL class will be offered in Lebanon, PA beginning March 31, 2002 and ending June 20, 2003 for those who want to learn to speak and understand the English language. The necessary aspects of English grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation will be taught to enable the student to acquire communicative competence. Cost is $2250 with a non- refundable $35 registration fee. For more information or to register contact <davidbbaumanatcsdotcom>. </davidbbaumanatcsdotcom>

  7. NEED A MOTIVATING SPEAKER? — Here’s a fellow who is reportedly a motivating and inspiring speaker, who has shared his dramatic journey of overcoming and redemption throughout north America, who has presented in schools, churches, retreats, outreaches, youth rallies, conferences and community events. He also speaks to the reality facing modern day youth and their families. “…an incredible message…a powerful testimony”. Dr. James Dobson, Focus on the Family. Try Serge LeClerc, http://www.sergetalks.com or email <sergetalksathotmaildotcom>. </sergetalksathotmaildotcom>

  8. SEMINAR FOR REACHING THE POOR — Here’s a seminar that can help you understand and launch church-centered savings and credit associations and tons more for the poor across the planet. Take it all in at the second annual Christian Economic Development Institute running from May 19-30, 2003, and sponsored by the Chalmers Center for Economic Development at Covenant College, Lookout Mountain, Georgia, USA (10 minutes from Chattanooga, TN). Recognized by many as the leading expert on urban missions, Dr. Ray Bakke, Executive Director of Urban International Associates, is the keynote speaker. This training opportunity will give you the tools you need to minister effectively to the poor in Christ’s name. For more information, visit http://www.chalmers.org , or e-mail <cediatcovenantdotedu>, or call 706.419.1805. </cediatcovenantdotedu>

  9. SINGAPORE SCHOOL OF FRONTIER MISSION (SoFM) — Read more about this cross-cultural training at http://ywam.antioch.com.sg . Beginning the 3rd of July, it’s a three- month lecture phase plus nine-month mentored field internship, all aimed at helping you develop skills in 1) language acquisition, 2) cross-cultural ministry, 3) frontier survival, 4) teamwork and 5) finding a place of long-term service. The Singapore SoFM offers its internship at 6 entry cities and among 5 unreached peoples in East and Southeast Asia. You can see cost and schedule information at http://ywam.antioch.com.sg/schedule/#10 . This is a secondary school with YWAM. A Discipleship Training School (DTS) http://ywam.antioch.com.sg/dts/ is a prerequisite. For more info, write <apocal59atpacificdotnetdotsg>. </apocal59atpacificdotnetdotsg>

20021117 Brigada Today

In this issue…

  1. LEARN TESL IN CHINA
  2. DENTAL TRAINING FOR MISSIONARIES!
  3. MEDICAL MISSIONS TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES
  4. FREE TENTMAKING JOURNAL DOWNLOAD
  5. LIFE TIME MISSION OPPORTUNITIES AT HOME AND ABROAD
  6. TESOL SCHOOL IN HAWAII
  7. PRAYING THROUGH THE ARABIAN PENINSULA (PTAP)
  8. SEND YOUR FRIEND TO AN UNFORGETTABLE WEBSITE :-)
  9. LANGUAGE AND CULTURE SEMINAR FOR NEW MISSIONARIES
  10. CLOSING STUFF

  1. LEARN TESL IN CHINA — Learn to Teach English by taking a TESOL course in Shanghai China. The course is both academic and practical in content and will prepare you to be a professional teacher of English. The course has a two week practicum which gives you the opportunity to put into practice what you have learned in the course. The practicum is critical to any TESOL course. Course dates are Feb. 14-March 28, 2003 and July 4-August 15, 2003. Go to http://www.tesoltraining.com for more information on the school. Please note that emails are received in china and can be read by anyone!!!! Please THINK before you write. The application deadline for February TESOL School/Shanghai, China will be January 1, 2003. The application, reference letters and application fee are due by January 1, 2003.

  2. DENTAL TRAINING FOR MISSIONARIES! — Learn a great skill in which you can demonstrate the love of Christ in a practical way. Dental decay and gingivitis are the most common diseases in the world. Millions suffer needlessly. In just seven intense days, Dentistry For Missions can train and equip you to bring greatly needed dental care to your community. Cost: $975 (Includes lodging, books, $300 kit). Courses offered monthly in Texas, USA. http://www.dentistryformissions.com or e-mail: <dentistryformissionsatworldnetdotattdotnet>. </dentistryformissionsatworldnetdotattdotnet>

  3. MEDICAL MISSIONS TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES — Thanks to Tina, who passed along a great resource for Medical Missions. Dr. Dan Fountain, one of the leading voices in medical missions, is involved with King College and providing some great courses. In January he is offering one on Short Term Medical Missions. Check out this link: www.king.edu/academics/PSCM/cghc/workshops.htm Now, medical professionals and other students will have the opportunity to attend one- to four-week workshops organized by King College and conducted by the top experts in the field of global and community health care.

  4. FREE TENTMAKING JOURNAL DOWNLOAD — “GO World”, the journal of tentmaking published by Global Opportunities is now available as a free pdf download. The subscription only hardcopy circulation is 5900 and growing. Each issue contains tentmaker stories, articles on tentmaking and missions, a country profile, and is sure to stimulate your missions thinking. Log on at… http://www.globalopps.org

  5. LIFE TIME MISSION OPPORTUNITIES AT HOME AND ABROAD — John wrote this past week to exhort us to try to lift up *lifetime* missions commitments, as opposed to short-terms only. He wrote, “When Isaiah saw the Lord ‘high and lifted up’ (Isaiah 6) he saw the eternal King, holy, righteous and glorious and he was devastated by this wonderful/scary spectacle. He was able to hear and respond to the clear word from God “Whom shall I send? And Who will go for Us?” Isaiah didn’t say “I will have to pray about it.” He didn’t ask “Where?” or “To whom” He didn’t ask “For how long?” He didn’t ask “How much will I get paid?” or “How much support will I have to raise?” Isaiah responded “Here am I! Send me.” God said “Go and tell this people.” Isaiah let God take over every aspect of his life. A true salvation experience, after hearing the Gospel of Jesus Christ, doesn’t come from a response of: ‘It sounds like a good idea, I will give it a try and see how it works out.’ A conviction of sin comes from an encounter with the same God who confronted Isaiah, giving the same helpless, Hell-bound feeling. Repentance of sin brings forgiveness and forgiveness opens you to the opportunity to hear the same (continuing) word from God “Whom shall I send? And Who will go for Us?” What are YOU going to say? God wants YOUR LIFE and He knows how to look after it better than you do!!” Thanks for your thoughts, John <cwmbcattelusdotnet>! </cwmbcattelusdotnet>

  6. TESOL SCHOOL IN HAWAII — The next TESOL Course (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) will be held at the University of the Nations in Kona Hawaii beginning Feb. 17th, 2003. This course will equip you to teach English & open doors for you anywhere in the world you may be led to go. This is a four week academic curriculum with a two-week practicum which gives you the opportunity to put into practice what you have learned in the course. The exact schedule is from Feb. 17th to Mar. 28th, 2003. For more information & application forms contact <admissionsatuofnkonadoted>. </admissionsatuofnkonadoted>

  7. PRAYING THROUGH THE ARABIAN PENINSULA (PTAP) — Believers and churches in the Arabian Peninsula are calling on believers and churches around the world to pray for at least one (1) year, especially in 2003, for this region. In order to learn more about this year, you may read the Dec. 6, 2002 “World Pulse” issue, visit http://www.pray-ap.info , or email <ptapatsrgincdotorg> . Translations of the PTAP booklet are underway in more than 10 languages, bookmarks, kid’s prayer kits, and videos are also available in some languages. The time has come to pray passionately and persistently for the Arabian Peninsula until there are church-planting movements all across the region. If you wish to subscribe to the weekly prayer updates on the web, you may sign on at http://lists.everybody.org/listinfo/ptap via email . To receive them via email, send a message to <ptap-requestatlistsdoteverybodydotorg> with the subject “subscribe”. After you confirm your subscription, keep the welcome message since it contains the password you need to unsubscribe and protect & manage your account. </ptap-requestatlistsdoteverybodydotorg></ptapatsrgincdotorg>

  8. SEND YOUR FRIEND TO AN UNFORGETTABLE WEBSITE :-) — Check out this site… customized for your friend. Put in your friend’s name like this: http://brigada.today.youaremyfriend.com/ Change out “brigada” for your friend’s first name… and “today” for your friend’s last name. Check it out! (Thanks for the tip, Eric! :-) And… you’re my friend too, buddy. :-)

  9. LANGUAGE AND CULTURE SEMINAR FOR NEW MISSIONARIES — Catch it February 9-21, in Toronto, Canada, it’s being hosted by Missionprep. Drawing from the rich cultural resources of Toronto, this seminar will prepare you for the challenges of cross-cultural ministry. Gear up with natural and easily-implemented language and cultural learning activities. The projects, techniques, skills and strategies for language and cultural learning will give you a head start in planning for your cross-cultural assignment. For more information contact Robert <missionprepatsympaticodotca> or http://www.timcentre.com/missionprep </missionprepatsympaticodotca>

20021110 Brigada Today

In this issue…

  1. THE MOST POPULAR EMAIL SCAM OF ALL TIME?
  2. SHORT-TERM MISSIONS AND ITS LONG-TERM IMPACT
  3. “INTO ALL THE WORLD” READY FOR SHIPPING TO ALL THE WORLD
  4. EVANGELISTIC LITERATURE FOR THE FULAS
  5. SEEDBED: PROMOTING AND NURTURING INNOVATION IN MISSION
  6. COURSES IN ISLAM
  7. CATCH A VISION FOR TRANSLATION
  8. GLOBAL MISSIONS 2003 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
  9. RETREATS FOR PROSPECTIVE MISSIONARIES
  10. CLOSING STUFF

  1. THE MOST POPULAR EMAIL SCAM OF ALL TIME? — Perhaps now the most pervasive email scam of all time, the “Can-I-transfer-a-million-into- your-account?” email campaign continues. It has seemingly gotten the attention of just about everybody, including the Federal Government of Nigeria itself. Check out the Central Bank of Nigeria’s recommendations at: http://nopa.net/Useful_Information/419/cbn.html. Perhaps they say it best: “If it sounds too good to be true then it is [probably] not true.” :-) Search Google for the quote “Nigeria Scam” and you’ll see hundreds and hundreds of pages trying to warn us all. Yet dutifully, the scam artists around the world (certainly not only in Nigeria) continue to pump out the emails, giving Nigeria a bad name along the way. We apologize, on behalf of the whole Internet community, for calling this scam the “Nigeria scam alert”. Please forgive us — Brother Udemba and others who might have been insulted for our “catch- all phrase” of “Nigerian scam alert.” It’s a disservice to all the good people of a wonderful African nation. This is not the first time that someone’s good reputation suffered because of the dirty deeds of an unwholesome few. The Snopes urban legends site has a great list of resources to help put an end to it all. See it at: http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/scams/nigeria.htm

  2. SHORT-TERM MISSIONS AND ITS LONG-TERM IMPACT — Short term missions has the potential to change lives, churches and nations. The ServantPrep Seminar was developed by Mission Training International to prepare STM leaders as life-changing team trainers. This 3-day program develops the skills needed to understand the spiritual, personal, relational and cultural challenges and opportunities of STM experience. For more information on this intense, experiential, Scripture-packed seminar, read the article “Train That Team Well” in the current Short- Term Missions Today or contact Ray at <servantprepataoldotcom> or Greg at <commitatjunodotcom> about seminars currently scheduled for Juarez, MX (1/8-12/03); Appleton, WI (2/13-15/03) or Honolulu (3/20-22/03) or to host one for your community. </commitatjunodotcom></servantprepataoldotcom>

  3. “INTO ALL THE WORLD” READY FOR SHIPPING TO ALL THE WORLD — The brand-new, 2003/4 Edition of “Into All the World Magazine” is now available. This issue has a special feature (80 pages out of the 132 page issue) on “Short-Term Missions Today.” (You can go to http://www.aboutmissions.com to see a complete editorial outline of the 28 important articles.) Copies are available for just $2/copy for the first 20 copies ordered, and just $1/copy (plus modest S&H charges) for all copies over twenty. An invoice will be enclosed with your shipment. Request all the copies you can use. Send an e-mail to Bill Berry, Publisher, at <intomorecopiesataoldotcom>. </intomorecopiesataoldotcom>

  4. EVANGELISTIC LITERATURE FOR THE FULAS — SOON Ministries’ new evangelistic paper in the Pulaar language of West Africa is now available in PDF format, as well as free by post. The members of team are seeking additional language helpers and also anyone who might wish to adapt the material into other Fula dialects: http://www.gospelcom.net/guide/resources/booyataa.php

  5. SEEDBED: PROMOTING AND NURTURING INNOVATION IN MISSION — Seedbed has been set up to assist missionaries and mission agencies respond effectively to the extraordinary challenges facing Christian mission in our times. Many consider that the time is right to be more proactive in seeking out and encouraging creative new forms of mission that God is raising up across the world, and Seedbed is an attempt to turn this desire into reality. Visit the Seedbed website to find out more: http://www.seedbed.info or contact the Seedbed Coordinator <peteratseedbeddotinfo>. </peteratseedbeddotinfo>

  6. COURSES IN ISLAM — Columbia International University offers courses in Islam for field worker candidates, workers on home leave, professional tentmakers in a Muslim country, pastors in an area where there is a growing number of Muslims, and students sensing God’s call to work with Muslims: WINTERIM: Church Planting Among Resistant Peoples (Bailey), Jan. 6-17, 2003. SUMMER, 2003: Introduction to Islam (Johnson), July 7-11; Folk Islam (Cashin), July 14-18; Approaches to Islam (Joseph C.), July 21-25; Women in Islam (Maxwell), July 28-Aug. 1. EXTENSION: Introduction to Islam (Larson) and Women in Islam (Stacey) For more information, telephone (in the USA or via Net2Phone) 1-800-777-2227 Ext. 3325 or email <muslimstudiesatciudoteduu>. You can also apply on line http://www.ciu.edu . </muslimstudiesatciudoteduu>

  7. CATCH A VISION FOR TRANSLATION — This spring break, “total” it up in Tucson AZ, March 10-14, at the “Taste Of Translation And Linguistics” (“TOTAL”). This five-day course includes introductory classes on phonetics and phonology, grammar, language and culture learning, translation and semantics, as well as field reports, videos, and personal testimonies. Learn in a relaxed, informal setting with experienced SIL translators from many different countries and language projects. Devotions, prayer time and group living build meaningful relationships between staff and students. Housing and meals (breakfast, lunch and tasty ethnic dinners) are provided. Cost is $125 per person. Scholarships are available. For more info, write <wade_remeratwycliffedotorg>. </wade_remeratwycliffedotorg>

  8. GLOBAL MISSIONS 2003 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE — Global Missions Fellowship (GMF), an evangelical ministry of church planting through saturation evangelism of communities worldwide, is holding its biannual International Conference in the Dallas area January 23-25, 2003. The Conference features speakers like Dr. James Draper, President and CEO of LifeWay Christian Resources, the publishing agency of the Southern Baptist Convention. The conference worship times will be led by talented worship leaders, such as the nationally known Chris Machen, with more than two dozen unique workshops grouped into six ministry tracks, so that attendees can adapt their conference experience to their individual ministry needs. The conference will be held at the Harvey Hotel near Dallas/Fort Worth Airport, Thursday through Saturday, January 23-25, 2003. Registrations are being taken online now at GMF’s website — http://www.gmf.org For more info, visit the site or call toll-free in the US or on Net2Phone, 1-800-5-I-CAN-GO.

  9. RETREATS FOR PROSPECTIVE MISSIONARIES — “The Journey Deepens” is a weekend retreat to help prospects explore, discover and connect with how they could become a long-term missionary in another culture. These weekends are for college students, professionals, and high school seniors who are willing to become a missionary but not sure if that is God’s will or how that could unfold. Each retreat of 100 participants and 10 experienced missionaries from multiple agencies is highly relationship with extended worship, small group discussions, personal reflection and much prayer. Discussions include the missionary call, support-raising, singles/families, etc. A number of these are being planned across the U.S. with the first being Feb. 28 – March 2 near Tulsa, Oklahoma. The Journey Deepens is presented by MissionsFocus Int’l and co-sponsored by ACMC, Caleb Project, Perspectives and the U.S. Center for World Mission. Browse http://www.TheJourneyDeepens.com or email <missionsfocusataskamissionarydotcom>. </missionsfocusataskamissionarydotcom>

20021103 Brigada Today

In this issue…

  1. DRAMA ANYONE?
  2. CHRISTIAN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE
  3. NEW “INTO ALL THE WORLD” MAGAZINE
  4. SPIRITUAL LANDSCAPE IN IRAQ
  5. TESOL SCHOOL IN HAWAII
  6. WORLD CONVENTION STREAMING VIDEO AVAILABLE
  7. ENTERTAINING STOCKING STUFFER BOOKS
  8. RESCUE AND RESTORING STREETCHILDREN (BRASIL)
  9. PRACTICAL MISSIONS HELP FOR YOUR CHURCH
  10. CLOSING STUFF

  1. DRAMA ANYONE? — Here are some of the world’s best collections of quality Christian drama materials. Ask for their catalogs!
    * Baker’s Plays (http://www.bakersplays.com) Costs a small royalty fee to produce them. Includes plays and how-to books.
    * Contemporary Drama Service (http://www.contemporaryd rama.com) Publishers of plays, interpretive movement, clowning, multi-media and also how-to books. They offer “play kits” which have scripts, director instructions and royalty fees all for one price.
    * Creative Resource Group (http://www.churchideas.com) Newest & freshest scripts–plays divided by subject. Plays are real-to-life situations from two minutes to full-length. Also includes resources for doing creative arts in worship.
    * Lillenas Publishing Company (http://www.lillenas.com) Extensive drama catalogue of those in this list. They handle books of plays, single plays and many are royalty-free. Includes some how-to books.
    * LifeWay Christian Resources (http://www.lifeway.com) Books on dramas, monologues and other helpful resources in church drama. Their “National Drama Service” offers a quarterly book of scripts for all occasions. Convention Press also publishes, “The Complete Guide to Church Play Production.” It is considered “the book” for church drama directors–includes choosing a play to closing the production and striking the set.
    * CrossPoint Scripts (http://www.crosspointscripts.com) Quarterly drama ministry newsletter with many good scripts for all occasions and fun four to six minutes on average. Each of the scripts has a director’s notes sidebar, along with musical suggestions to accompany the script during production.
    (Source: Thanks to Mark, of newWway newsletter, for sharing these resources assembled by Tom Smoot, Western Recorder 11/12/02, p. 8.)

  2. CHRISTIAN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE — Here’s a chance to hear Dr. Ray Bakke (Exec. Dir. of Urban International Associates) at the second annual Christian Economic Development Institute running from May 19-30, 2003, and sponsored by the Chalmers Center for Economic Development at Covenant College, Lookout Mountain, Georgia, USA (10 minutes from Chattanooga, TN). Learn to minister effectively among the poor urban areas. Apply now as space is limited. Learn more at http://www.chalmers.org , or e-mail <cediatcovenantdotedu>, or call (706)419-1805. </cediatcovenantdotedu>

  3. NEW “INTO ALL THE WORLD” MAGAZINE — The brand-new, 2003/4 Edition of Into All the World Magazine is now available. This issue has a special feature (80 pages out of the 132 page issue) on “Short-Term Missions Today.” (You can go to http://www.aboutmissions.com to see a complete editorial outline of the 28 important articles.)

    Copies are available for just $2/copy for the first 20 copies ordered, and just $1/copy for all copies over twenty. Plus modest S&H charges. An invoice will be enclosed with your shipment. Request all the copies you can use. Send an e-mail to Bill Berry, Publisher, at <intomorecopiesataoldotcom  (intomorecopiesataoldotcom)  >.


  4. SPIRITUAL LANDSCAPE IN IRAQ — Check out http://www.oprev.org/Iraq.htm . (An Acrobat Reader pdf file version is downloadable from that site.) Editor Bruce Sidebotham has done a great job assembling some very challenging information on this needy land.

  5. TESOL SCHOOL IN HAWAII — The University of the Nations in Kona, Hawaii, has their next TESOL Course (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages), Feb. 17th to Mar. 28th, 2003. It’s a four week academic curriculum with a two week practicum following immediately. For more information & application forms contact <admissionsatuofnkonadotedu  (admissionsatuofnkonadotedu)  >.

  6. WORLD CONVENTION STREAMING VIDEO AVAILABLE — The family of churches known as Christian Churches, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and Churches of Christ grew out of an early 19th Century movement with origins in both the United Kingdom and the United States of America. Today there are congregations related to this Christian World Communion in more than 165 countries. Every four years a World Convention is held in a different part of the world. The next will be July 28-August 1, 2004 in Brighton, England, UK. Information is available for any interested parties at http://www.worldconvention.org Ed Dodds

  7. ENTERTAINING STOCKING STUFFER BOOKS — Want to stuff someone’s stockings with a funny missions book? Try “Siberian Shivers”, a collection of true anecdotes told by Bill Harris, a missionary serving in Russia. Each story is humorously told, then wrapped up with insights of practical use to newcomers to the foreign scene, whether or not they are headed for cold climates. Or ask for “The Great Siberian Rail Adventure,” the story of the Harris family’s journey by car, ship, and rail across Russia. You’ll find a dragon, an axe-wielding conductor, a supersonic clothes washer, and a van with a death wish! Combine good humor with cultural insights. Order either one for $8 each by writing to <sleepydickatbigfootdotcom  (sleepydickatbigfootdotcom)  >.

  8. RESCUE AND RESTORING STREETCHILDREN (BRASIL) — A Rescue And Restore Training Course (Children In Need) is being staged by Youth With A Mission and The University Of The Nations, in Camaragibe-Recife, Brazil (April 7th – June 27th). It consists of 3 months of theoretical teaching and then 2 months practical. Held in both English and Portuguese, it will cover the Biblical basis, inner healing, working with adolescents, discipline, planning and tons more. The goal is to train Christians, giving them tools for more effective work among families in need, while simultaneously helping the work in Recife. For more info write <jocumatnlinkdotcomdotbr> or log on (in Portuguese) at: http://www.recife.jocum.org.br </jocumatnlinkdotcomdotbr>
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  10. PRACTICAL MISSIONS HELP FOR YOUR CHURCH — “Stuff You Need to Know about Doing Missions in Your Church” is a 90-page encyclopedia-on- diskette of one-page lists, outlines, forms, and resources covering everything from Bible Verses on Missions to Missions Pastor Job Descriptions. A second volume which includes entirely different information, “More Stuff You Need to Know,” is also available. To see sample pages, go to http://www.davidmays.org , click on “book notes” and scroll down. To purchase either diskette, send $12 in U.S. funds (includes shipping and handling) to ACMC, Box 221, Brownsburg, IN 46112, USA. Request “Stuff” or “More Stuff” and include your shipping address.

20021027 Brigada Today

In this issue…

  1. CONGRATS TO GMI FOR WINNING THE CROWELL
  2. MISSIONS INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
  3. SEEKING ANTI-ABORTION MATERIAL IN SPANISH
  4. MISSIONARY TEACHING OPPORTUNITIES
  5. GRC E-MAIL LISTSERVICES
  6. EAST AFRICAN PROJECT SEMINARS
  7. TESOL TRAINING WITH PRACTICUM AMONG THE UNREACHED
  8. AU SABLE INSTITUTE TRAINS MISSIONARIES/WORKERS
  9. SHORT-TERM OPPORTUNITIES FOR POLICE/FIREFIGHTERS
  10. CLOSING STUFF

  1. CONGRATS TO GMI FOR WINNING THE CROWELL — Congratulations to Global Mapping International (GMI) for winning the Henry Parsons Crowell Award, a special honor established to recognize the significant contributions of the entrepreneurial founder of The Quaker Oats Company as well as to encourage others to follow his example. During the 40 years he served as chairman of the board of Moody Bible Institute, he consistently gave 65% of his income to Christian ministry. (More information about The Crowell Trust can be found at http://www.crowellfoundation.org .) GMI serves as distributor of Operation World on CD, as well as The World of Islam, with a combined circulation of 23,000 copies. Headquartered in Colorado Springs, GMI uses research and technology to create resources that fuel emerging mission movements and leaders. Founded in 1983, GMI focuses on serving evangelical mission leaders in the developing world. Learn more about GMI at http://www.gmi.org. Congratulations GMI!!!

  2. MISSIONS INTERNSHIP PROGRAM — The Acts 13 Initiative in Manila, Philippines will host an eight-week missions experience for college- aged youth, June 2 – July 26, 2003. The experience will include intense participant discipleship and outreach opportunities. The cost, $2,000 US, includes room, board, training materials, local transportation, and outreach costs. For more information and to apply, check it out at http://www.acts13.tv .

  3. SEEKING ANTI-ABORTION MATERIAL IN SPANISH — Becky Porter is in the process of compiling a list of anti-abortion related ministries in Latin America or ministries in English which also have Spanish material. Please send any information you might have to <eldondotporteratsimdotorg> . Becky will be happy to share the results with others who are interested. </eldondotporteratsimdotorg>

  4. MISSIONARY TEACHING OPPORTUNITIES — Christian Academy of Guatemala is a day school for missionary kids grades K-12. CAG is in need of several faculty/staff members for Elementary, Middle School and High School levels. If you are interested in finding out more about this opportunities, write <cagrecruitatchristacadguatedotorg> or visit their website http://www.christacadguate.org </cagrecruitatchristacadguatedotorg>
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  6. GRC E-MAIL LISTSERVICES — Do you or your organization have the need to keep in touch with home fellowships, missions supporters, send newsletters, weekly bulletins, or prayer letters? GRC is currently serving as the hosting “listserver” to over 300 organizations ranging from local churches to large para-church organizations. You can send HTML content, or plain text messages. Prices start at $5.75 per month (plus bandwidth). Learn more at http://www.grcomputing.net/products.html#XCListserver

  7. EAST AFRICAN PROJECT SEMINARS — Unlimited Strategy Evangelism (USE) will conduct a second installment of seminars for pastors and church leaders at the following locations and time: Nakuru, Kenya Feb. 23 – 28, 2003 and Bungoma, Kenya Mar. 2 – 6, 2003. For further information, contact <gkaye2001atyahoodotcom> or <aranyasataoldotcom> . Check out USE at http://www.hometown.aol.com/aranyas/USE2.html . </aranyasataoldotcom></gkaye2001atyahoodotcom>

  8. TESOL TRAINING WITH PRACTICUM AMONG THE UNREACHED -– This course will be taught in a southern city in the Philippines. It is a five week intensive TESOL course taught by American instructors and includes a teaching practicum among students of an unreached people group in the vicinity. The course dates are April 7th – May 9th, 2003. The cost is only $500 US dollars, this includes board, lodging, several books, and curriculum. The cost for Philippine citizens living in country is P15,000 pesos. The course combines the academic with the practical. For more information write to Melody at <kzkukaatjmfdotorgdotph>. Box 1415 QCCPO, Quezon City 1154, Philippines. 632-658-3807. </kzkukaatjmfdotorgdotph>

  9. AU SABLE INSTITUTE TRAINS MISSIONARIES/WORKERS — Au Sable Institute of Environmental Studies under Cal DeWitt started the Christian Environmental Stewardship movement and now has a network of 59 participating Christian colleges throughout North America. They are now designing courses particularly for agricultural and development workers such as ‘Tropical Agriculture and Missions’, ‘Ecological Agriculture’ and ‘Global Development and Sustainability’. Courses are offered in January (12/31-1/20); May (5/14-6/3); and in two summer terms(6/5-7/9 & 7/17-8/16). You can take them at three North American sites (Michigan, Washington, Florida) and two overseas locations (India & Kenya), and you can get credit through any of the 59 participating colleges. See http://www.ausable.org or call 1-800-315-2836 (North America) or +1- 231-587-8686 or write to <missioncoursesatausabledotorg>. </missioncoursesatausabledotorg>

  10. SHORT-TERM OPPORTUNITIES FOR POLICE/FIREFIGHTERS — Mission Mobilization International has short term and career opportunities for Police Officers and Firefighters whether active or retired. They have been reaching out to police officers in Latin America and the Caribbean for the past 7 years. Over 17,000 police officers have heard the gospel and over 7,000 have made decisions for Christ. They are involved in a partnership with Focus on the Family to distribute resources to those they minister to in other countries. They are having their first outreach to Firefighters in Guatemala in February 2003. If you are interested in being a part of this exciting ministry or would like to have an outreach to the police or firefighters in your country please let them know. You can write Randy at <missionmiathotmaildotcom> or contact them at 719-761-6258 or write to MMI PO Box 77165 Colorado Springs, CO 80970. </missionmiathotmaildotcom>

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20021020 Brigada Today

In this issue…

  1. MISSION SHOW ON TV
  2. CROSS-CULTURAL LADIES… GET HELP FROM “PETER’S WIFE”
  3. 6-HOUR “PEOPLE RAISING” FUNDRAISING VIDEO/AUDIO KIT
  4. “CHEW” – CHRISTIAN HOSPITALITY EXCHANGE
  5. ISLAMIC STUDIES 2003
  6. HEALTH INSURANCE FOR RETURNING OR FURLOUGHING WORKERS
  7. NEW SERVICE: EMAIL GATEWAY TO THE WEB
  8. TEACH ENGLISH IN SE ASIA
  9. HOW MANY HUNDREDS OF NEW APPEALS WILL COME FROM NIGERIA?!
  10. CLOSING STUFF

  1. MISSION SHOW ON TV — Beginning in February, FaithTV will begin airing a half-hour program all about missions. “MISSION: God at Work, Faith in Action” will feature videos showing God working through missionaries around the world. They are looking for videos to feature. If you have a video that is worthy of broadcast, please contact Dianne at <missionatfaithtelevisionnetworkdotcom>. FaithTV is trying to change the reputation of Christian Television … broadcasting documentaries and movies … sort of a discovery/movie channel from a Christian perspective. MISSION is their flagship show. Check them out at http://www.faithtelevisionnetwork.com . Click on MISSION. Finally, a program about what we do! This could change how the world views missionaries. </missionatfaithtelevisionnetworkdotcom>

  2. CROSS-CULTURAL LADIES… GET HELP FROM “PETER’S WIFE” — Here’s help and encouragement for women living and working cross culturally. To receive this free email newsletter, email <joinbatpeterswifedotorg>. PW is carefully worded to protect those in sensitive areas. The web site http://peterswife.org has been redesigned for speed and access. All previous newsletters are in the Archive for easy reference. The newest addition is a Forum that provides a place to exchange ideas and receive more immediate help. All are welcome. </joinbatpeterswifedotorg>

  3. 6-HOUR “PEOPLE RAISING” FUNDRAISING VIDEO/AUDIO KIT — This 6-hour training program is designed to help reduce the fear as well as reduce the time needed to raise funds. These tools are based on the popular Moody Press book “People Raising” now in a 10th printing. Through December 15th the 6-hour People Raising video and audio kits are available at the reduced rate of 20% or more off. To order discounted 6-hour VIDEO kits, go to http://www.peopleraising.com/purchase.cfm?specialorder=V69879 Save $50 — now only $199.99! To order discounted 6-Hour AUDIO kits, go to http://www.peopleraising.com/purchase.cfm?specialorder=A4657 Save $20 – – now only $39.99! http://www.PeopleRaising.com/tools.cfm or e-mail <billatpeopleraisingdotcom> </billatpeopleraisingdotcom>

  4. “CHEW” – CHRISTIAN HOSPITALITY EXCHANGE — Are you interested in exchanging international short-term lodging? Please contact Mariposa at <singinheartataoldotcom> if you have exp., know of an org. that does this, or are interested in piloting/joining the Christians’ Hospitality Exchange for ministry Workers co-op (CHEW). You don’t have to be on a ministry venture at the time of stay. Hospitality could range from a spare bed only, to bed & breakfast. This all began because Mariposa and a friend (2 women) are seeking a place to stay in rural France from January 5 – 10, 2003. They were thinking, “Hey… we could exchange hospitality in a Los Angeles suburb for a different time.” Sounds like a great idea. They’ll assemble the directory, then we’ll publish it here in an autoresponder. It’s a great idea — and I’m surprised we haven’t done it before!!! </singinheartataoldotcom>

  5. ISLAMIC STUDIES 2003 — The 6th annual “Institute of Islamic Studies” will convene April 07 to May 30, 2003, at Asia Pacific Theological Seminary, Baguio City, Philippines. Earn up to 9 graduate credits. *Course 1 “Introduction to Islam”: Week 1 – Historical Background (Dr. Ken Ferguson); Week 2 – Contemporary Issues (Dr. Stuart Robinson); Week 3 – Folk Islam (Dr. Rick Love). *Course 2 “Apologetics in Muslim Contexts”: Week 4 – Answering Islamic Objections (Rev. Ezekiel Joshua); Week 5 – Bridging from Qur’anic Material (Rev. Harry Morin). *Course 3 “Approaches to Islam”: Week 6 – Practical Approach (Rev. Joseph Cumming); Week 7 – Women’s Issues in Islam (Dr. Miriam Adeney); Week 8 – Contextual Approach (Dr. Phil Parshall). *E-mail <aptsatagmddotorg> <michaeldotlangfordatagmddotorg> *Telecom (63)(74) 422-6977. *Fax (63)(74) 442-7068. *Web: http://www.apts.edu/ The registration deadline is March 01, 2003. </michaeldotlangfordatagmddotorg></aptsatagmddotorg>

  6. HEALTH INSURANCE FOR RETURNING OR FURLOUGHING WORKERS -– Will your health insurance cover you during your furlough in the USA? Are you returning to the USA permanently and thus losing your non-USA health coverage? Here’s health insurance for both cases. The plans offer various deductibles and maximum coverage amounts. For information contact <jeffatgninsurancedotcom> or call 480/813-9100; Toll free in USA: 866/636-9100. Visit http://www.gninsurance.com. </jeffatgninsurancedotcom>

  7. NEW SERVICE: EMAIL GATEWAY TO THE WEB — A new free internet service has been developed specifically for those who have email access, but are not connected to the Internet and as a result cannot access the web directly. To use this service send a message to <getpageatemailwebdotus> with a URL in the subject line. The service will return the web page and all of its media components. These responses will display correctly in current versions of most email programs. More complete information on this service can be obtained by sending email to <infoatemailwebdotus>. </infoatemailwebdotus></getpageatemailwebdotus>

  8. TEACH ENGLISH IN SE ASIA — A Bible school in a closed country is looking for people who have a degree in bible or missions to come and teach English. They can facilitate both short-term 3-5 day seminars and also 6-12 month or longer arrangements. Please contact me for more details. Please inquire with us today at Mission to Unreached Peoples. Contact Jeff K. at 1-888-847-6950 or (206) 781-3151 or check them out at http://www.mup.org. Their email address is <mupinfoatmupdotorg> </mupinfoatmupdotorg>

  9. HOW MANY HUNDREDS OF NEW APPEALS WILL COME FROM NIGERIA?! — Are you getting tired of all the appeals coming from Nigeria and sister nations? They all want your bank account information… eventually. If you don’t believe it’s getting rampant, take a look at: http://www.thespamletters.com and click on “Nigerian Scam Artists” in the left column. Sad. Here are 3 tips on how to handle them, and others like them: Delete, delete, delete.

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20021013 Brigada Today

In this issue…

  1. MISSIONS KNOWLEDGEBASE MOUNTS
  2. SHORT-TERM OPPS IN EUROPE, ASIA AND BEYOND!
  3. HEALTH INSURANCE RATE INCREASES
  4. NEW BOOK ON MISSIONARY MENTAL HEALTH
  5. WEB SITE TO SUPPORT MISSIONARIES ON FURLOUGH
  6. LEARN TO SPEAK ENGLISH
  7. CIU COURSE ON ISLAM IN BUDAPEST
  8. BRIGADA PARTICIPANTS RESPOND! (BIBLE STUDY BRINGS 60 RESPONSES)
  9. TESOL SCHOOL IN HAWAII
  10. CLOSING STUFF

  1. MISSIONS KNOWLEDGEBASE MOUNTS — I know you’ve probably heard of Microsoft’s “MSN” service… complete with the big knowledge base. But have you heard of “NSM”? The NSM KnowledgeBase, located at http://www.strategicnetwork.org , now has over 10,000 articles in its collection! If it had been around in 1620, I figure the pilgrims would have included it in their Thanksgiving Day prayers! :-)

  2. SHORT-TERM OPPS IN EUROPE, ASIA AND BEYOND! — Looking for a place to serve short-term? Mission to Unreached Peoples offers a host of short-term opportunities to Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Mozambique, Poland, Russia and Turkey. Each country has a different ministry need so please call for details. Costs of trips range from $1900-2700. Please call Jeff K. at Mission to Unreached Peoples at 1-888-847-6950, email at <mupinfoatmupdotorg> or go to http://www.mup.org and click on short-term for more information. </mupinfoatmupdotorg>

  3. HEALTH INSURANCE RATE INCREASES — Are you or your organization experiencing rate increases on your health insurance? If so, be sure to contact Insurance Services of America. They are a Christian organization that specializes in helping individuals and groups find affordable health insurance options. They have over 20 different plans for both short and long term needs, so they “shop” for the missionary to find the best options for that particular missionary’s needs. Check out some of their plans online at http://www.missionaryhealth.com , email them at <isahealthatisadotphxcoxmaildotcom> or call them at 1-800-647-4589 (1-480- 821-9052 outside of North America). If you don’t want to use the “missionary” site you may get the same information online at http://www.worldwidemedical.com . </isahealthatisadotphxcoxmaildotcom>

  4. NEW BOOK ON MISSIONARY MENTAL HEALTH — Here’s a new book on mental health in missionaries, edited by Dr. John R. Powell and Joyce M. Bowers and available December 1, 2002. “Enhancing Missionary Vitality: Mental Health Professions Serving Global Mission” is a compilation of research, theological insights, models, and case studies gleaned from active participants from over two decades of Mental Health and Missions conferences. It addresses some of the most perplexing challenges faced by the international missions community from the unique perspective of Christian mental health professionals. It deals with the current context of mental health and missions, characteristics of cross- cultural service which impact mental health, common and less common problems for which mental health professionals are consulted, innovative models for providing care, ethics and professional standards, and research. To order call 800-896-3710 or 719-487-0111, write to Mission Training International at PO Box 1220, Palmer Lake, CO 80133, or email <resourcesatmtidotorg>. Be sure to check out the web site at http://www.mti.org . </resourcesatmtidotorg>

  5. WEB SITE TO SUPPORT MISSIONARIES ON FURLOUGH — Do you have extra things lying around the house that you don’t need anymore, or can afford to lend out for a while? Or are you a missionary at home on furlough looking to get some short-term needs met? Then the Missionary Exchange http://www.missionaryexchange.org might be just right for you! Sign up to support the physical needs of missionaries on furlough! Questions or comments? Contact <webmasteratmissionaryexchangedotorg>. </webmasteratmissionaryexchangedotorg>

  6. LEARN TO SPEAK ENGLISH — Do you know people who want to learn to speak and understand the English language? An ESL class will be offered in Lebanon, PA beginning March 31, 2002 and ending June 20, 2003. Aspects of English grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation will be taught to enable the student to acquire communicative competence. The cost is $2250 with a non-refundable $35 registration fee. For more information or to register contact <davidbbaumanatcsdotcom>. </davidbbaumanatcsdotcom>

  7. CIU COURSE ON ISLAM IN BUDAPEST — January 13 – 20, 2003, Columbia International University is offering this course taught by Dr. Ray Tallman. If you are interested in earning a Master’s Degree in Europe or in supplementing your study and professional development with grad level courses, CIU is offering a degree program that may be completed by attending 2-week intensive courses in Budapest and Germany. Write <ciubudapestathotmaildotcom> for more information. 2003 courses include: Intro to Islam, January 13-20; Cultural Anthropology, March 31- April 11; Folk Religion, September 22-October 3. </ciubudapestathotmaildotcom>

  8. BRIGADA PARTICIPANTS RESPOND! (BIBLE STUDY BRINGS 60 RESPONSES) — Janice reports that over 60 people responded within the first two weeks asking for information about her Bible study guide. Go Brigada participants!

  9. TESOL SCHOOL IN HAWAII — Get training in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) at the University of the Nations in Kona, Hawaii, starting Feb. 17 – Mar. 28th, 2003. This is a four week academic curriculum with a two week practicum following immediately. For more information & application forms contact <admissionsatuofnkonadotedu>. </admissionsatuofnkonadotedu>

20021006 Brigada Today

In this issue…

  1. PRAY FOR MUSLIMS YOU LOVE
  2. USE THIS FREE ONLINE PROJECT MANAGEMENT APPLICATION!
  3. PEOPLE ON THE MOVE (THE BOOK)
  4. MISSIONS TEACHING OPPORTUNITY
  5. ARE YOU WORKING IN A “SENSITIVE” COUNTRY?
  6. ESL CHILDREN’S SERMONS WANTED
  7. INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATIONS IN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
  8. GET YOUR TESOL TRAINING
  9. PERSPECTIVES ON-LINE
  10. EBAY BUYS PAYPAL, REFERRALS STILL WORK!
  11. CLOSING STUFF

  1. PRAY FOR MUSLIMS YOU LOVE — Ramadan has begun. Now you can observe the fast by praying for the Muslims that you have come to love. Just send an empty email to <pray-onat30-daysdotnet> or log on at http://www.30-days.net .

    30 Days Muslim Prayer Focus calls all Christians to pray for all Muslims during Ramadan, 06 November – 05 December 2002. </pray-onat30-daysdotnet>


  2. USE THIS FREE ONLINE PROJECT MANAGEMENT APPLICATION! — Looking for a free alternative to team project management? Look no further than iTeamwork.com. iTeamwork.com is a free, online, web-based team project management application that you use with your web browser. Once a project is created, users assign tasks to team members who are then solely responsible for that task. Each member can, in turn, convert the task to a sub-project to break it down to more detailed steps or for delegating to an extended team. An integral part to the system is email notification. Each team member as well as the project manager has great flexibility in controlling the flow of email. The team can receive a list of outstanding and upcoming tasks as often as daily. Project managers can receive notification of task completion as well as other task management duties. One Brigada user wrote, “Our team has been using this new free method for goal/project management for almost two months now and has really been impressed. As with all free things, it may not have everything, but it has surprisingly more features than you might expect for a freebie service. One great item is that you can have your upcoming Personal Ministry Plan items emailed to you one to seven days of the week. One bad draw however is that it is all online. So, it would work mainly for those who have always on/available internet access. Visit their site at http://www.iteamwork.com (Thanks for the treasure-trove find, Matt!!! Great discovery! I looked up their PC Magazine review and they received *very* positive marks. Can’t believe we hadn’t announced it here before now! Well done.)

  3. PEOPLE ON THE MOVE (THE BOOK) — With nearly 500 pages (including tons of footnotes and other reference documentation), _People on the Move_ is perhaps the definitive book on nomadic life and its impact on Christianity… as well as Christianity’s impact on nomads. Written by David Phillips, a well-traveled researcher with WEC, this $20 book will be your “best buy” to learn about those who travel — as a way of life. As for me, I immediately turned to the section on East Africa, since our mission is starting up a work among a nomadic people in that part of the world. I was surprised to see just how many other nomadic peoples make up that vast part of the world. You’ll find new treasures too. Order from: Gabriel Resources 129 Mobilization Drive PO Box 1047, Waynesboro, Georgia30830-2047, or call them toll-free in the USA at 8-MORE-BOOKS or email <salesatomlitdotomdotorg>. </salesatomlitdotomdotorg>

  4. MISSIONS TEACHING OPPORTUNITY — Joy Christian Academy needs mission teachers and an administrator for their Elementary and Secondary levels in Cebu City, Philippines. Joy Christian Academy educates missionary and international children K-8 and, with plans to expand to high school, they’re a school “on the move.” All they need is additional staff. For more information contact Les Tilka at <clfcebuatinamedotcom>. </clfcebuatinamedotcom>

  5. ARE YOU WORKING IN A “SENSITIVE” COUNTRY? – Have you been diligent to observe a high level of security in all of your correspondence? If so, then you might be very surprised to find your name prominently listed as a “missionary” in that country on more than one web site! Do a web search using your full name (enclose it in quotes to limit the results). If that returns too many irrelevant hits, try including your current and past organizational affiliations in the search phrase. Depending on the sensitivity of your situation you might need to write to several webmasters asking them to remove your name from their site. Even though we might be sure that our motives are pure and noble, our host nation might misunderstand our intentions and consider us unwelcome, then act to prevent future stays in their land… or worse. A word to the wise… (Thanks to the user, who wanted to remain anonymous, for this admonition.)

  6. ESL CHILDREN’S SERMONS WANTED — Here’s a ministry looking for a website with online sermons suitable for children who speak English as a second language. The ministry would like expository sermons that go through a Bible passage (like Nicodemus), applying it to the child’s life. If you know of a source, please e-mail <titanicenglishatyahoodotcom>. We’ll ask for a report from them when they’ve gathered some options. Thanks! </titanicenglishatyahoodotcom>

  7. INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATIONS IN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT — IFCD is about to start up in South Asia. The 12-week lecture phase is designed to prepare you to minister in disadvantaged communities which desperately need the Good News in Word and Deed! Topics include Group Dynamics, Biblical Basis for Community Development ministry, Biblical World View and Development, the Church in Development, Basic Appropriate Technology and Primary Health Care, Income Generation and Economic Development, Cross-cultural issues… Field assignment and internship options post-lecture phase. Focus – South Asia and Afghanistan. Costs range from US$1200 to $250, depending on your citizenship (Western nations pay more). Pune, India, is the training location. You must have already completed U of Nations/YWAM Discipleship Training School or CDTS and you must have a heart for the poor and needy. Sessions begin on January 27th 2003. For more information, contact <comdevcentreatcompuservedotcom>. </comdevcentreatcompuservedotcom>

  8. GET YOUR TESOL TRAINING — Here’s a five week intensive TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) course in the Southern Philippines. It will include a student teaching practicum among Muslim students at a local university. The course dates are April 7 to May 9 2003. The cost is only $500 U.S. which includes board, lodging, books and resources, teacher’s fees and registration. (You pay your own air fare). The cost for Philippine citizens is P15,000 (Pesos). The course will equip you as a certified TESOL teacher and a certificate will be awarded for the course. It combines the academic with the practical. For more information contact Melody Kuka at <kzkukaatjmfdotorgdotph>. </kzkukaatjmfdotorgdotph>

  9. PERSPECTIVES ON-LINE — No Perspectives course in your area? Try Perspectives On-Line, a joint project between International Christian Ministries and the US Center for World Mission. The On-Line course can be taken for Certificate, BA and Graduate credit. The course meets the prerequisite for Perspectives Coordinator training. For more information go to: http://www.icm-international.org and then click on “Perspectives Course” and then on “Perspectives Online”. (You must be able to connect to the Internet to participate, of course).

  10. EBAY BUYS PAYPAL, REFERRALS STILL WORK! — Remember PayPal, the Internet payment service? In the past, there were times when users would complain about poor management. If you don’t believe that, just look at:
    http://www.paypalsucks.com . I just love passionate people. :-) As you’ll see there, some didn’t feel fairly treated. But many others … perhaps the majority … have used the service effectively. For example, I’ve been a PayPal user now for literally years and have yet to have a single problem with them. And now they’ve been bought by eBay, which should only help their management and customer orientation. They’ve added multiple currencies and are becoming more of an international service. You still have to have an email address… and to use the service effectively, you probably still should have a USA-based bank account… but if those are possibilities for you, PayPal might be just the thing for your Internet payment or exchange. At Team Expansion, we even use it for donors who would like to give gifts to us over the web. Without exception, all of those gifts have always come through. And now, they even offer a money market option for the money you keep on hand with them. As in every Internet service, I’d suggest you be conservative and wise. Don’t keep large sums of money in your PayPal account if that makes you feel uncomfortable. But with eBay now backing them, they’re not about to go away anytime soon. If you’d like to join PayPal, and if you have an email account, a verifiable bank account, and $250 to deposit to just kick off your PayPal account, they’ll give you $5 just for joining… (so your money will immediately become $255), and what’s more, they’ll give Brigada $5 for recommending you. It’s a great way to donate to Brigada without ever having to give up a single dime. (You can always just withdraw your $255 immediately after starting your account and your PayPal membership stays in force without any “minimum balance”.) Just click on the link below to get started. It’s relatively easy: https://www.paypal.com/affil/pal=TGEFAW4NF4XE4
    (By the way, you can also use this same link to make a donation to Brigada at this very moment, using any valid credit card.) Check out that currency conversion feature! Thanks for being a part of Brigada!

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20020929 Brigada Today

In this issue…

  1. PRAY FOR MUSLIMS YOU LOVE
  2. LEARN TO HELP THE POOR
  3. HIMALAYAN FOCUS SCHOOL OF FRONTIER MISSIONS
  4. RESOURCE TO ENCOURAGE MISSIONARIES
  5. TRANSPORTATION SOLUTIONS
  6. SCHOOL OF FRONTIER MISSIONS IN JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA
  7. TESOL SCHOOL IN HAWAII
  8. MISSIONS SUPPORT SERVICES
  9. NEW OPPORTUNITY IN THE NEW YEAR
  10. SHORT-TERM MISSION HOW-TO RESOURCES
  11. CLOSING STUFF

  1. PRAY FOR MUSLIMS YOU LOVE — Interested in praying for Muslims during the upcoming 30-day fast period? Unfortunately, their email list is no more. They’ve lost *everybody*. If you’d like to be their friend and hear more about their work, write an empty email to <pray-onat30-daysdotnet> or go directly to their NEW secure site at http://www.30-days.net .

    Remember, the old list, 30-daysatlsdotpmbxdotnet, no longer exists.

    30 Days Muslim Prayer Focus calls all Christians to pray for all Muslims during Ramadan, 06 November – 05 December 2002. </pray-onat30-daysdotnet>


  2. LEARN TO HELP THE POOR — Learn how to help the poor through a distance learning course on Christian Microenterprise Development. The course runs Jan. 13-March 7, 2003, with application deadline being Nov. 1 for students overseas, Nov. 30 for students in the US. The cost is $250, which includes all materials. The course leader is Dr. Russell Mask, experienced practitioner and Assistant Professor of Community Development at Covenant College. For more information see http://www.chalmers.org , email <chalmersatcovenantdotedu> or call 706- 419-1805. </chalmersatcovenantdotedu>

  3. HIMALAYAN FOCUS SCHOOL OF FRONTIER MISSIONS — Have a heart for the lost of the Himalaya? Join Youth With A Mission Cimarron for an intense time of equipping to reach the Himalayan nations; Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan, N.India, & NE Pakistan. Cross cultural mission skills & effective tools for reaching Hindu, Buddhist, & Muslim peoples of the world’s rooftop will be imparted. The course will involve a 3-month lecture phase in western Colorado, starting January 2003. This will be followed by a two year placement in the Himalayan region, or serving as support staff to those on the field. A YWAM DTS or CDTS is prerequisite. For more info on this strategic event, contact YWAM at <sofmatywamcimarrondotorg> or via http://www.ywamcimarron.org/SOFM.html . </sofmatywamcimarrondotorg>

  4. RESOURCE TO ENCOURAGE MISSIONARIES — A Bible study guide called, “Finding Strength for the Journey,” provides a tool for member care or personal encouragement. Author Janice Lemke drew from experiences as a missionary when writing this series of thirty Bible studies that explores topics such as perseverance in hardship, dealing with depression, handling conflict, and benefit from trials. For Brigada readers, they’ve discounted the price to $5.00, plus shipping. There’s a bigger discount ($4.00 each) for orders of 20 or more. For more information contact: <cjlemkeatcsdotcom>. </cjlemkeatcsdotcom>

  5. TRANSPORTATION SOLUTIONS — … for Christian Ministries, Missions, Para-Church for field, furlough, and domestic use. The “Furlough Rental Program” provides Rental Cars at Cost. The New Field Units for NGO missions built for the country, insured, and delivered to port. All the major manufacturers, new and used cars, suv’s, mini-vans, club wagons, church vans and busses. Their sole objective is to save you money when you need to rent, purchase or lease a vehicle for ministry. For more information, contact MATS International, Inc. 4444 National Road E, Richmond, Indiana 47374, phone 888.776.7211 or 765.965.7777 fax 765.962.9966, email caratmatsdotorg, or visit their web page at http://web www.mats.org .

  6. SCHOOL OF FRONTIER MISSIONS IN JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA — YWAM Jacksonville is offering a School of Frontier Missions starting January 12th. The SOFM is an intensive Christian training course beginning with a 12-week lecture/teaching phase followed by field opportunities to apply what you have learned. The purpose of the SOFM is to give students the most essential principles and tools needed to start long- term church planting movements among unreached people groups. Here are some of the topics in the school: Ethnography, Spiritual Warfare for the Frontiers, Principles of church planting among unreached peoples groups, Anthropological Insights for Missionaries, Principles of Language Acquisition, Team Dynamics and Leadership, Chronological Bible Presentation, Biblical Principles for Missions, History of Missions and more! The School of Frontier Missions (SOFM) begins January 12, 2003. A successful completion of a DTS is required. For more information check out http://www.ywamjax.com or call José at 904-221-5990 (EST) or write him at <myglobitoatyahoodotcom>. </myglobitoatyahoodotcom>

  7. TESOL SCHOOL IN HAWAII — The next TESOL Course in Kona (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) will be held at the University of the Nations in Kona, Hawaii, beginning Feb. 17, 2003. This course will equip you to teach English & open doors for you anywhere in the world you may be led to go. This is a four-week academic curriculum with a two week practicum following immediately. The exact schedule is from Feb. 17th to Mar. 28th, 2003. For more information & application forms contact <admissionsatuofnkonadotedu>. </admissionsatuofnkonadotedu>

  8. MISSIONS SUPPORT SERVICES — Here’s an international ministry serving Church/Missions workers carrying out the Great Commission with an affordable range of worldwide medical and financial support services. Established 11 years ago, TTc serves more than 1,400 members in over 100 countries with flexible programmes that can be tailored to best suit your individual needs. a) The International Programme – long term medical insurance b) The Outreach Programme – medical insurance for up to 6 months at a time c) The Providence Programme – a flexible savings/retirement plan If you would like an information package, please write to: <saraattalent-trustdotcom> or visit… . </saraattalent-trustdotcom>

  9. NEW OPPORTUNITY IN THE NEW YEAR — Let English open doors to limited access nations. A TESOL course (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) will be offered Jan. 13 – Feb. 7, 2003 in Lebanon, PA. The cost is $950, which includes tuition, room and board. For more information contact davidbbaumanatcsdotcom.

  10. SHORT-TERM MISSION HOW-TO RESOURCES — STEM Int¹l wants to help you and your group do short-term missions right! STEM sells short-term mission books and resources at a large discount. Learn everything you need to know to do your mission right. Resources include Mack and Leeann’s Guide to Short-Term Missions; Vacations With A Purpose; The Essential Guide to the Short-Term Mission Trip; and other popular how- to publications.

    View the resources: Online at http://www.STEMmin.org/aboutSTEM/resources.shtml . Or request a catalogue by email at <officeatstemmindotorg> or call toll-free 1-877-STEM-min or outside US 952-996-1385. </officeatstemmindotorg>

20020922 Brigada Today

In this issue…

  1. PERSONAL SUPPORT RAISING BOOT CAMP
  2. SYNDICATED WEB OFFER
  3. BRIGADA WEB PAGE HITS #1 SPOT OF 628,000 AT GOOGLE
  4. UNIQUE HANDS-ON MEDICAL MISSIONS FOR UNDERGRADS
  5. GEORGE PATTERSON BOOK FOR FREE TRIAL
  6. THE MAN FROM GADARA
  7. GOOD DISCOUNTS ON MISSION BOOKS
  8. MISSIONARY IN TRAINING PROGRAM
  9. TEACH CHILDREN IN CHRIST
  10. THE BACK PAGE
  11. CLOSING STUFF

  1. PERSONAL SUPPORT RAISING BOOT CAMP -— The BodyBuilders will be holding an independent Boot Camp in Dallas, TX, November 19-21, 2002 as pre-conference event to the Ivy Jungle Network national conference. The training is designed for new and veteran missionaries. Extensive preparation is required for the seminar and there is limited space is available. To pre-register go to: http://www.thebodybuilders.net .

    For more details e-mail <infoatthebodybuildersdotnet> or call (501) 329- 4881. </infoatthebodybuildersdotnet>


  2. SYNDICATED WEB OFFER — Canadian Bible Society’s Bible Network News brings weekly up-to-date news from around the world. It does not just focus on Bible translation issues, but offers a wide range of international stories of general interest.

    The added-value of BNN is that it can be syndicated directly into any Christian website with a line of javascript code. Furthermore, there are a range of different options to suit the differing requirements of webmasters. Here’s a resource that is suitable for church sites, portals, indeed just about any sort of site aimed primarily at Christians. Check it out at… http://www.biblenetworknews.com


  3. BRIGADA WEB PAGE HITS #1 SPOT OF 628,000 AT GOOGLE — Okay… so you head on over to Google.com and you do a search for the word “evangelism”. What page do you reckon ends up in the #1 spot? A Brigada page, in partnership with Tony the web-evangelism guy. Can you believe it? Give it a try. Out of some 628,000 pages, the Brigada web- evangelism guide is “numero uno”! Not 28th, not even 10th, but 1st! So everybody go check, then click on the page… so it’ll stay up there! :-) Seriously, thanks to all the Brigada and web-evangelism participants for helping take the site to that #1 position! Thanks, too, to Tony for all his hard work promoting it.
  4. http://www.google.com


  5. UNIQUE HANDS-ON MEDICAL MISSIONS FOR UNDERGRADS — Here’s an opportunity to combine medical experience, academic credit, financial sponsorship, and adventure travel for health professions undergrads from any country. This is not just “shadowing” a doctor or dentist but truly a chance to be part of the team. Openings in Central America, Mexico, and Tanzania. For more information , go to http://www.servir.org/premeds.html . Contact <missionsatintcommdotnet>. </missionsatintcommdotnet>

  6. GEORGE PATTERSON BOOK FOR FREE TRIAL — Now you can get “Come Let Us Disciple the Nations” Interactive E-Textbook for a free trial. We know that evangelism, discipleship and reproduction is vital to the growth of any healthy church. But how do we do all this without a big budget and expensive equipment? What’s more, how can we train and reproduce leaders in different cultural situations? “Come, Let Us Disciple the Nations” will walk you through all these important components of multiplication. http://acquirewisdom.com/g.o/brigada and search for the or write <infoatacquirewisdomdotcom>. </infoatacquirewisdomdotcom>

  7. THE MAN FROM GADARA — Discover what God is doing in the Muslim world through this exciting new book by Roland Muller. Learn how Abdallah came to Christ and then started planting churches among his own people. Enter into the lives that have been transformed and the struggles that face an evangelist in the Muslim world. But this is more than a story. Authors Roland and Abdallah carefully plot many of the steps that God uses to bring people from Islam into the light of the cross. They go on to share some of the struggles and lessons that have been learned while planting churches in the heart of the Muslim world. Download the full book now from http://www.rmuller.com using your Paypal account. ($4.00)

  8. GOOD DISCOUNTS ON MISSION BOOKS — Gabriel Resources has released a new MissionWorld mission resource catalog. They’ve packed it with over 150 books and Bibles, all at special discounted prices. Gabriel Resources is committed to bringing together resources to mobilize and equip world Christians. This edition also includes: an article by PIONEERS East Asia Area Director, a focus on China & the Persecuted Church, and unreached peoples Video Profiles by Create International. Check out special Bible offers, Operation World gift pack & “God’s Great Ambition” designed as low-cost holiday gift ideas for missionaries & missions supporters.

    View the catalog online at http://www.gabriel-resources.com. Email <ellenatomlitdotomdotorg> to have a free copy sent to you or call toll-free 1-8MORE-BOOKS (1-866-732-6657) or 706-554-1594 (outside U.S.). </ellenatomlitdotomdotorg>


  9. MISSIONARY IN TRAINING PROGRAM –- The Mexican Medical Ministries will offer a cross-cultural immersion training experience called “Missionary in Training” (M.I.T.). This program is for leaders of short mission trips or those that are considering long-term service in a Spanish based country. Some of the training sessions will cover the following: “Using Health Fairs with the Local Church”; “What does it take to make it to the Mission field?” “Discovering and fulfilling the Call of God”; “Evangelism tips for short term groups”. The M.I.T. will take place in Baja, Mexico. The dates for the next M.I.T. will be June 4 – 11, 2003. For more information: 619-420-9750 or <caravansatmexicanmedicaldotcom  (caravansatmexicanmedicaldotcom)  > or for information on Mexican Medical Ministries: http://www.mexicanmedical.com .

  10. TEACH CHILDREN IN CHRIST — Are you ready for an all expense paid adventure in Christ? Are you a Teacher, or Administrator who is ready, willing and able to share Christ’s love with expatriate children (and their families) in China? International Schools of China (ISC) just might be the avenue that the Lord has provided for you to do so! If you are interested in learning more about the various opportunities available within this network of schools, please contact ISC immediately <infoatteachwithiscdotcom  (infoatteachwithiscdotcom)  >; or toll-free (877)472-4447, or internationall at 1(360)697-8992! Openings are still available for the 2002/2003 school year!

  11. THE BACK PAGE — The Middle School soccer team I coach has had a good season. We lost only once… our first game… and even that, we lost only by one goal, and our opponent scored that goal in the last 10 seconds of the game. Throughout the rest of the season, we never lost again. So our team had become fairly accustomed to winning. They weren’t showy or cocky, mind you … (well, maybe a couple were just a tad cocky :-) ), but they always treated the opponent with dignity and congratulated them on a good effort (after we would trounce them 4- 0 or whatever :-) ).

    This past week was different. It was the post-season tournament. And we had drawn the enviable position of first seed, meaning that we had a “bye” until the semifinals. Trouble was, our opponent was one of the toughest challenges in the tournament (at least, in my assessment). They had, in my opinion, great foot skills, a great short-passing game, tons of combination play, and lots of excitement and eagerness. Plus the tournament was being played on their home field. Yikes.

    We had beaten them 3-0 during the regular season. But I told our team before the game that they would be out for revenge. I was right.

    Despite our best efforts, our most intense training, and our high spirits, we were unable to pull off a victory. After we scored first, they inched ahead 2-1 off a bobbling ball in a crowded box that our keeper just couldn’t snag. Rats. We lost. (Insult to injury: one of our defenders was called for tripping in the box later in the game, resulting in a PK, which they converted, making the final score 3-1.)

    After the game, I gathered the team together, arms over each others’ shoulders. I quickly told all our players, “We’ve won again and again with class… Let’s lose with class too.” We shook their hands and told them “good game.” I congratulated the other coach on a game that his team had won fair and square. I tried to help our team see that the outcome was actually out of our control. All we could do was focus on the process. If, in spite of doing our best effort with our best training, we lost… then so be it. Our satisfaction had to come from knowing we did our best.

    As workers for Christ abroad, we won’t always be able to control the outcome of our ministries. We owe it to our supporters, our families, ourselves, and our Lord to do our best… with the best tools, the best energy, and the best personnel we can muster. But at the end of the day, if our campaign doesn’t yield the results for which we hoped,… if our correspondence course fizzles, … if nobody comes to the movie night, … if attendance drops when it should climb… at the end of the day… we can’t control the outcome. We can only control the process. Granted, we need to be sure we’re seeking out the best training, the most effective methods and resources, and the absolute best coaching (both from earthly mentors as well as the Father of Lights). But having done all that, … life goes on. There’ll be another movie night, with a different movie. I mean… speaking of movies… not even Tom Hanks gets the girl back in _Cast Away_. :-) Remember what he said? “Another breath. Another day. Life goes on.” Good advice for discouraged team members… and maybe for discouraged missionaries too. Life goes on.

20020915 Brigada Today

In this issue…

  1. SOURCE FOR THAT STORYING CD
  2. GREAT STARTER PAGE FOR NEWS
  3. MICHIGAN LIBRARY SITE BEATS ‘EM ALL
  4. CLEAN UP YOUR INTERNET EXPLORER “RIGHT-CLICK” MENU
  5. GET POWERBIBLE FOR FREE
  6. SAVE YOUR WEB PAGES, NOT JUST THE ADDRESSES
  7. FAMILY-ORIENTED SHORT-TERM TRIP
  8. SEMESTER MISSIONARIES NEEDED
  9. TRAIN IN TESL & TEACH ENGLISH IN CHINA
  10. CLOSING STUFF

  1. SOURCE FOR THAT STORYING CD — Looking for the source on the storying CD we mentioned last week? (Item #8, “BIBLICAL STORYING CD- ROM”) Sorry about that. It should have been included as: http://free-cdsoftware.com/SKU-BIBGRE?client=58158288

  2. GREAT STARTER PAGE FOR NEWS — Thanks to the anonymous tipster who pointed us to a new experimental news page… http://news.google.com/ It even beats CNN! It lists and compiles fast-breaking news as “old” as 5 minutes, simultaneously tracking hundreds of other news source web pages from all over the world! It’s a great “one-stop shop”!

  3. MICHIGAN LIBRARY SITE BEATS ‘EM ALL — But the page that beats ’em all for researchers has got to be Michigan’s new “eLibrary” site: http://www.mel.org Whew! They’ve set a new standard for “comprehensive”.

  4. CLEAN UP YOUR INTERNET EXPLORER “RIGHT-CLICK” MENU — Okay… so maybe this is just a hobby horse of mine, but I don’t like it when plug-ins and installers alter my desktop without my permission. That includes my browsers “right-click” context menu. Is yours littered lately? Just hit your “Start” button, click on “Run”, then type in “Regedit”, choose “File|Export” and make a backup of your registry, then navigate to this key (watch the wrapping line): HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\MenuExt. Each subkey of this key represents one menu item on your right-click menu. Highlight the key you want to vanquish, then choose “Export” from the Registry menu and export it to a file of its own, just to be safe. Then delete the key. Easy! (Thanks to Neil Rubenking of _PC Magazine_’s staff, for the tip.)

  5. GET POWERBIBLE FOR FREE — Need some good Bible software? Rumor has it (now this is a rumor, mind you) that the publishers of PowerBible are willing to send you a copy for free, if you’ll just log on at… http://www.powerbible.com or email them at <bibleatmaildotcom>. When you write them, include your name, mailing address, field of service, mission sending agency, and that you heard of them through the Brigada newsletter. Maybe shipping might be your only charge. Contact them directly to find out. (Thanks Ken!) </bibleatmaildotcom>

  6. SAVE YOUR WEB PAGES, NOT JUST THE ADDRESSES — It can be expensive to download web pages and then have to download them again when you want to use the information. SurfSaver is a free program which saves web pages in user-defined folders as completely searchable files which can be shared with others. The free version works great and can be downloaded at http://www.surfsaver.com although a PRO version is available for $29.95. (Thanks Harold!) I’m partial to the Adobe Acrobat capability. For example, last night I saved an 850-page website to my hard-drive (in pdf format, retaining links to the web) in about 5 minutes via my cable modem. Then, when I went on the road, I took all 850 pages with me for reference or demonstration. For Adobe Acrobat, see your nearest COMPUSA or similar computer software subscriber, or order directly from Adobe at http://www.adobe.com .

  7. FAMILY-ORIENTED SHORT-TERM TRIP — Southern Nazarene University is organizing a family-oriented missions trip to Monterrey, Mexico over the New Year’s holiday (Dec. 27 to Jan. 3). Cost is just $489 US from McAllen, TX. It’s billed as a short-term “missions adventure for all ages.” Ministries will include church construction, Vacation Bible school type ministries and medical work. For more info log on at: http://snu.edu/mexico or e-mail <mexicoatsnudotedu>. </mexicoatsnudotedu>

  8. SEMESTER MISSIONARIES NEEDED — CrossCampus International is looking for a few godly men and women to serve in East Asia as a semester missionary on various college and university campuses. The assignment will be to evangelize and disciple university students. For more info., contact CrossCampus International <cciatcrosscampusdotnet> or 817-861-1770 in the USA. All approved applicants will be responsible for 100% of the cost of the trip. For further information visit CCI’s website at http://www.crosscampus.net . </cciatcrosscampusdotnet>

  9. TRAIN IN TESL & TEACH ENGLISH IN CHINA — Learn to Teach English by taking a TESOL course in Shanghai China. The course is both academic and practical in content and will prepare you to be a professional teacher of English. The course has a two week practicum which gives you the opportunity to put into practice what you have learned in the course. Come to China, take the course, learn the culture and stay and teach OR go to any other location in the world to teach. Course dates are Feb. 14-March 28, 2003 and July 4-August 15, 2003. Go to http://www.tesoltraining.com for more information on the school. Please note that emails are received in china and can be read!! Please think before you write.

20020908 Brigada Today

In this issue…

  1. TESOL SCHOOL IN HAWAII
  2. FINALLY… A SUREFIRE WAY TO UNINSTALL
  3. PRAY FOR THE PERSECUTED CHURCH
  4. GET ALL OF PERSPECTIVES IN UNDER A MONTH, IN AMSTERDAM
  5. DENTAL TRAINING FOR MISSIONARIES
  6. CIU COURSE ON ISLAM IN BUDAPEST
  7. HOW DO ADULTS ACTUALLY LEARN ANYTHING?
  8. SERVESAINTS GETTING GREAT REVIEWS
  9. ELIJAH COMPANY MISSIONARY TRAINING CAMPS
  10. CLOSING STUFF

  1. TESOL SCHOOL IN HAWAII– The next University of the Nations TESOL Course (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) will be held in Kona, Hawaii, beginning Feb. 17, 2003. This course will equip you to teach English & open doors for you anywhere in the world you may be led to go. This is a four-week academic curriculum with a two week practicum following immediately. The exact schedule is from Feb. 17th to Mar. 28th, 2003. For more information & application forms contact <admissionsatuofnkonadotedu>. </admissionsatuofnkonadotedu>

  2. FINALLY… A SUREFIRE WAY TO UNINSTALL — Tired of trying out software, only to find you can’t uninstall it after you try it? Get PC Mag’s new “Unclean 2” for free! Just log onto http://www.pcmag.com/utilities . It runs under virtually all versions of Windows, provides full and clear access to all available uninstall information from the Registry, and even lets you delete those pesky no- longer-valid uninstall entries in the “Add/Remove Programs” applet. In my opinion, that *alone* qualifies this utility for use! :-) And the price is right! :-) Free!

  3. PRAY FOR THE PERSECUTED CHURCH — The World Evangelical Alliance Religious Liberty Commission invites every Christian around the world to join them in the International day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church (IDOP). According to organizers, more than 200 million brothers and sisters in Christ today lack full religious freedom simply because they confess Jesus Christ as Lord. On 10 and 17 November, they’re staging a joint day to come alongside them in prayer. Check it out at http://www.idop.org beginning today.

  4. GET ALL OF PERSPECTIVES IN UNDER A MONTH, IN AMSTERDAM — Caleb Project Europe will host Perspectives classes in Amsterdam in January and June of 2003. The courses will feature the same great content we’ve come to know and love from Perspectives, plus students will spend time most afternoons on the streets of Amsterdam connecting with Turks and Moroccans living there. This could be a great chance to take Perspectives, or take it again, and get a good introduction to church planting among Muslims. For more information, email Shane at <discoveryteamsatcprojectdotcom> or go to http://www.calebproject.org/CPE/cpeShortTerm.asp . </discoveryteamsatcprojectdotcom>

  5. DENTAL TRAINING FOR MISSIONARIES — Now you can learn a practical skill in which you can demonstrate the love of Christ and open the hearts of unreached peoples to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Dental disease is the most common disease in the world. In just two weeks, Dentistry For Missions can introduce you to approaches that will help you bring greatly needed dental care to your community. Two-week courses are being offered each month. http://www.dentistryformissions.com or e-mail <dentistryformissionsatworldnetdotattdotnet>. </dentistryformissionsatworldnetdotattdotnet>

  6. CIU COURSE ON ISLAM IN BUDAPEST — January 13 – 20, 2003, Columbia International University is offering this course taught by Dr. Ray Tallman. If you are interested in earning a Master’s Degree in Europe or in supplementing your study and professional development with grad level courses, CIU is offering a degree program that may be completed by attending 2-week intensive courses in Budapest and Germany. Write <ciubudapestathotmaildotcom> for more information. 2003 courses include: Intro to Islam, January 13-20; Cultural Anthropology, March 31- April 11; Folk Religion, September 22-October 3. </ciubudapestathotmaildotcom>

  7. HOW DO ADULTS ACTUALLY LEARN ANYTHING? — Your answer affects how you teach. The Web Evangelism Guide has a new page on the subject:

    http://web-evangelism.com/resources/learning.php


  8. SERVESAINTS GETTING GREAT REVIEWS — We’re hearing great things back from ServeSaints new website at http://www.servesaints.com/ . A worker in Brazil wrote us this past week to say, “…great, free service where missionaries (and others in full or part-time ministry) can quickly and easily create their own homepages, which can then be easily updated with newsletters, needs, praise items and prayer requests. … I was extremely pleased with the site that I was able to create within an hour or so – I’m now using it as my main homepage.”

  9. ELIJAH COMPANY MISSIONARY TRAINING CAMPS — Practical, scriptural, relational, effective, intensive. A good jump start for those called to missions work in unreached nations. Important also for church missions leaders to understand missionary preparation and sustenance. Conducted by a team of experienced missionaries encompassing more than eighty countries. The next camps are at the Triple R Ranch, Chesapeake, Virginia. Nov 14-17, 2002; Jan 30-Feb 3, 2003. Limit 100 people. Cost $200 includes food and lodging. See web site www.elijahcompany.org , write <infoatelijahcompanydotorg>, call (757) 474-2054. </infoatelijahcompanydotorg>
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