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9) Didasko Online Missions Training Now Available In 20 Languages

Didasko Academy recently added video subtitles in 20 languages to their free online video-based missions courses. A full list of languages can be found here:

 

www.dasko.org/courses/multiple-languages

 

Didasko Academy focusses on training missionaries to reach the UPGs. Course include:

* The Bible and Missions.

* Discipling the Nations.

* Roles in Frontier Missions.

Courses are self-paced, and can be done individually or in facilitated groups.

 

Got to say — this looks like awesome stuff. And can it be that this training is free — and that donors can pitch in toward the cost if they want? Whoa. Great stuff.

 

1) Bible Based ESL

Bible Based ESL is a new website that features Bible Based English as a Second Language resources. It has information on ESL books, curriculum, songs, events, newsletters, software, training, lessons, tutoring, online articles and online videos. Please visit

 

eslbiblebased.com

 

If you forget the website address in the future, please remember to visit

 

missionsjumpstart.org and you will find it there.

 

14) The Last Bit: Should Hell Motivate Our Missionaries?

How would you answer: Yes, or no? Want to hear the answers from David Platt, Pastor John, international evangelist Mack Stiles, and pastors Thabiti Anyabwile and Kevin DeYoung? It’s 11 minutes you won’t regret. Then we hope you’ll click comment here, below this item on the web, and leave your take on the responses. If you’re willing we’ll be grateful!

 

www.desiringgod.org/interviews/should-hell-motivate-our-missionaries

 

Would you agree with them? … or disagree?

 

4) Hats Off to This Author for Giving Away This Book for Free!

God has made you great and precious promises so you would be a partaker of his divine nature, do you know them? This book contains a list of God’s promises from every book in the Bible to help you renew your mind and see God’s promises manifest in your life.

 

We’re big fans of Clint Byars approach…

 

www.clintbyars.com/god-says-yes-to-over-3000-promises

 

Sell a printed copy — but give away the PDF for free. (See:

 

clovermedia.s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/e87474cd3b/attachments/God_Says_Yes_to_Over_3000_Promises.pdf

 

He’ll jump WAY higher in the social media circles and his message will go far and wide. And we bet some people will buy his book and still help him pay the bills. Thanks Clint!

 

8) Barna is At it Again: The State of the Bible 2019

These Barna guys. They just won’t stop raising pesky, troublesome topics that haunt us, and nag us, and wake us up to trends that are as disturbing as they are motivating. The latest? When they go meddling with our Bible-reading, now they’re writing about something personal. And that’s exactly what they’ve done. Compared with similar studies that they’ve done over the past 3 years, they found that in 2019, fewer Americans are disengaged with the Bible (which at first seems like a good thing), but at the same time, fewer US of Americans are Bible-centered. And Way fewer Americans *use* the Bible. And one of the spin-off issues is — they also found that when fewer Americans use the Bible, fewer people do anything about their beliefs — like, tell others or give offerings to agencies – like yours. So if we want to keep all these orgs and churches afloat (and, minor details like — help people get to Heaven and escape eternal fire?), we’d better find a way to get people back into the Bible. Eh?

 

www.barna.com/research/state-of-the-bible-2019/

6) Print-On-Demand Bibles Available in Minority Languages

The Digital Bible Society has made 500+ print Bibles available in just as many languages. Because out-of-print Bibles are rare and expensive, many believers have given up hope of finding a Bible in their mother tongue. Now, minority language speakers can get Bibles cheaply on amazon.com. DBS is providing these print-on-demand offerings at cost in order to alleviating the dearth of scripture worldwide. Find these scriptures at…

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=sr_pg_1?rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3A%22digital+bible+society%22&keywords=%22digital+bible+society%22&ie=UTF8&qid=1515096861

11) The Closest Thing We Can Find to an Unreached People Group Bible

YWAM’s study bible, “The Christian Growth Study Bible,” is the closest thing we can find to the request of a recent inquirer looking for a Bible that focuses on UPG’s and the persecuted church. It has a 30 path discipleship study guide as well as profiles throughout the bible on unreached people groups, but, alas, no emphasis on the persecuted church. It’s available here:

https://www.ywampublishing.com/p-409-christian-growth-study-biblebrhardcover.aspx

You can also find the 50th Anniversary leather edition or paperback edition on Amazon.com. (Thanks for the tip, Catherine and Terry!

5) Is There a Special Bible Highlighting Global Discipleship?

This past week, a Brigada participant asked if there existed “a Bible published or in the works that highlights global discipleship, unreached people groups, and the persecuted church? It sounded like a great idea, but we couldn’t remember hearing of any. Have you? If you know of something that might work, please click “Comment” after the web version of this item. Thanks so much!

11) Bible-reading Plans in Cantonese and Burmese

Looking for Bible-reading plans in Cantonese and Burmese?
Find four new plans each in Cantonese and Burmese on YouVersion’s Bible App.

https://www.bible.com/reading-plans/9240/
https://www.bible.com/reading-plans/9193/
https://www.bible.com/reading-plans/9238/
https://www.bible.com/reading-plans/9237/
https://www.bible.com/reading-plans/9315/
https://www.bible.com/reading-plans/9302/
https://www.bible.com/reading-plans/9303/
https://www.bible.com/reading-plans/9195/
These plans can help new believers as well as experienced disciples. (Thanks for the tip, Dee Ann!)

11) Bible Translation’s Newest Participant: the Church

What would it look like if the church became a participant in the Bible translation process? Maybe a lot like…

https://www.ccbt.bible/

This is church-based Bible translation — and it’s changing the face of translation as we know it. These approaches report that they can radically reduce the amount of time involved (length of each translation) while maintaining integrity for the work and the Word. What’s YOUR take on these claims? (Please click “Comment” following the web version of this item to give your own opinion.)

2) This Free Widget Lets Your Readers Download Free Arabic Bible

bibleHere are some hard-working field people who have come up with a tool you can install on your website that lets visitors download the Bible in Arabic for free — in a couple of different versions, in fact. Check it out at …

https://www.nourmajjani.com/telecharger-la-sainte-bible

Once you’ve given it a try, please give feedback for us (and the developers) by clicking to the online version of this item and leaving a comment. Thanks.

5) Lead a Walk through the Bible while Teaching

They might be “Common English Expressions” to you, but to your students, they’ll be precious. Do you need another tool for teaching English using the Bible? Consider “Putting Words in Our Mouths: A Look at Biblical Expressions in American English,” at

http://bibleenglish.net

Written by Craig, a former missionary in Taiwan, the site includes over 150 idioms, words, and phrases that originated in the English Bible. And since the entries are arranged in chronological order, they tell the Bible story from Genesis through Revelation. “Putting Words in Our Mouths” offers a great path for leading English learners to an understanding of scripture and for leading students of the Bible to a fuller use of the English language. (Thanks Craig!)

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