Brigada Today
10 Mar 2000

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UPDATE ON "THE COUNT" FROM AD2000

ad2ksm Thanks again to Dan the Information Man at AD2000 & Beyond's International Office in Colorado Springs. He's assembled a new Summary & Progress Report of the last 2+ years of the Joshua Project at http://www.ad2000.org/peoples/download.htm in Excel xls format. He's currently showing a total of 1595 peoples on active JP list. Of those, some 1120 still show no Church of 100 being reported. About 533 (roughly 30%) still have no on-site Church Planting team. About 261 are still said to be untargeted or "unclaimed."

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CROSS-CULTURAL TRAINING FOR MISSIONARIES

graduation cap MissionPrep is a partnership of evangelical missions offering cross-cultural training in Toronto, Canada. For over eight years they have been preparing missionaries for effective cross-cultural service. MissionPrep offers training in Language Learning Techniques, Personal assessment, Interpersonal skills development, Cross-cultural communications, Spiritual warfare and many more core-training topics that every person needs for effective overseas ministry. Some of the upcoming seminars are: For more information contact Robert micanada@interlog.com or check out the Missionprep web site http://www.tyndale-canada.edu/tim/missionprep

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CAN YOUR SCHOOL OR ORG. USE FREE ENGLISH TEXTBOOKS?

Then Robert skiles@tenet.edu is your man! He wants to donate used college level English textbooks (business, literature, economics) to a missions school or a humanitarian organization. If you or someone you know needs some, write him!

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NATIVE AMERICAN CONSULTATION

This is a key time for those interested or currently working among Native North Americans. This consultation will be held on May 11-12, 2000 on the campus of Oak Hills Fellowship / Oak Hills Christian College in Bemidji, Minnesota, USA. Registration cost is $US25.00 which includes meals. Special speakers include Rev. Tom Claus, president of CHIEF and Dr. Leonard Rascher of Moody Bible Institute. To register or to get additional information call 218-751-8670 ext. 276 or email President of Oak Hills, Dr. Thomas Bower, tjbower@paulbunyan.net

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NEED TO BROADCAST TO NORTH AMERICA?

Now you can. Broadcast to the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and Cuba with one Super Powerful AM Radio Station at a very low cost. For more information email your mailing address and phone number to davebradio@aol.com.

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TRAVEL IN THE TOUGHEST PLACES WITH GOOD HEALTH

Check out the TealBrook website, much more complete than the old one. They have more products, more info and actual prices online. They help advance the Kingdom by helping to protect the messenger's health. Stop by at http://www.tealbrook.com or email them at info@tealbrook.com for an email listing.

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LOOKING FOR INSURANCE?

You can get major medical for people traveling outside the USA and be fully insured with a major insurance company, plus get emergency medical evacuation and other benefits included. For info. and an application click on over to http://www.internationalhealthins.com.

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PASTORAL COUNSELING IN A CHINESE CONTEXT

Here's a guy who is researching pastoral counseling in a Chinese context and he's desperate for resources. If you can help, contact Scott skshaw@lccs.edu or call at 217-732-4613.

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SUMMER INSTITUTE OF RELIGIOUS STUDIES

graduation cap Take part in the Summer Institute of Religious Studies (SIRS) course, "Who is My Neighbor? The Gospel in a Pluralist Society," from Friday, July 7 to Friday, July 21. Slated for Southern California, this two-week intensive will address questions such as religious pluralism, ethnic diversity, and cultural relativism. Where else can you attend a Messianic Synagogue, take a walking tour of Buddhist temples in Little Tokyo, and visit with a New Ager at the Bodhi Tree Bookstore. For more information, contact JSNarnia@aol.com or the website at http://sonrise.faithweb.com.

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TOURS AND MINISTRY IN ISRAEL

World Harvest Now invites you to join them in either a summer (June 15-24) or fall tour of the Holy Land. In 1999 WHN began a partnership with a Messianic Jewish pastor to reach the Sabras (Israeli-born Jews) for Jesus. Through this partnership, WHN is able to offer a once in a lifetime opportunity to visit Israel and minister in a local Israeli church. Both tours will be small intimate groups, and led by the pastor's wife, Pamela, who is a registered tour guide with a leading tour agency. Pamela is also a very talented artist specializing in prophetic art relating to Israel. In addition to seeing the sights, history, and culture of Israel, there will be an opportunity to participate in ministry to the Sabras people! Participants will assist the Messianic congregation with special projects which will allow you to meet, fellowship, and encourage fellow believers. For more info. write whn@whn.org or call (in the USA or via Net2Phone) 888-404-3222 or 940-891-4400. The first 25 deposits will be automatically entered into a drawing for a $1000 refund!!!

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TESOL COURSE IN THE POCONO MOUNTAINS

graduation cap YWAM Lebanon, PA, (formerly YWAM Roaring Branch) is conducting a Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) course May 1 to May 26, 2000. This four-week school will be held in the beautiful Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania, USA. The cost: $900.00 USD includes all costs of the course. Immediately following the school, organizers are planning an optional outreach to Crimea, Ukraine till June 15. The cost of the outreach is additional. For further information and applications e-mail YWAM at 103074.3726@compuserve.com or write to YWAM, 870 Jay St, Lebanon, PA 17046 USA. Phone: 717-272-3153.

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READ ALL ABOUT THE YARSI

The Yarsi people (Dagaari Jula, Wala) had not been targeted for missions nor church-planting efforts. But now, by God's grace, this has changed dramatically and drastically. For more info., visit http://www.peopleteams.org/yarsi or contact Albert albertsaah@africaexpress.com and adopt a project. At least you can pray! Church planting efforts start in May 2000.

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HOW DO YOU RAISE FUNDS FOR SHORT-TERMERS?

dollar sign Kevin pkp@mindspring.com in Houston, TX, has to raise about $30K for short- termers headed to Kenya this summer. He's looking for the philosophies, methods and programs that have actually worked for them in the past. If you've got some programs or approaches that have worked, drop him a note!

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PRAYER LETTER SERVICES

Boyd bgriffith@gemission.com is gathering information about how missionaries get their prayer letters produced and distributed. If you've got a favorite service or one you know is doing a great job, drop him a note and he'll share the results in a future edition of Brigada Today.

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"NO CLOSED DOORS"

Intent (formerly U.S. Association of Tentmakers) has slated its annual Conference as "Intent 2K - No Closed Doors" for June 1-4, 2000 at the Billy Graham Center Wheaton. Speakers include Bob Blincoe of Frontiers, George Miley of Antioch Network, Tim Philpot of CBMC Int'l, Joe Suozzo of Christar, & Joseph D'Souza of OM. The first half is for veteran tentmaking "Practitioners". The Explorers Conference (for those looking into tentmaking), starts with dinner June 2 & runs till midday June 4, & includes workshops. For more information contact Intent in the USA at 630-848-6033 or by emailing LSKendrick@Intent.org or browse http://www.intent.org.

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MISSIONARY TRAINING: CLOSER THAN YOU THINK

graduation cap Cornerstone Centre for Intercultural Studies of WEC International now trains folks for mission, whether they're headed overseas for one year or 20! Browse http://www.WEC-int.org/cnrstone for more information. For information and application forms write 101507.2223@compuserve.com. Upcoming courses include:Write for the complete schedule.

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SITES FOR CENTRAL EUROPE

WebWatch Check out http://www.Citygate.org for a list of web sites of national evangelical publishing houses working in Central Europe and Russia, along with several new papers on Life in Central Europe. The compiler apparently won't turn down donations from downloaders.

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INTERNATIONAL DATABASE FREE FOR YOUR USE

Check out www.census.gov/ipc/www/idbnew.html for an extensive resource for demographics and dependencies. There, you'll find information from the Census Bureau, the United Nations, and various int'l statistical agencies.

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IF YOU HAVE TO BUY A VEHICLE FOR YOUR MISSION

car If you're in the market for a good deal on a vehicle, check out these sites.But the best one of all is http://www.carorder.com, where you can "build" your car right on the web! Take these prices into 3 of your local dealers and find out if they can match your best price! If they know you're about to order from the web, they just might!

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GOT NEWS?

Here are some new sites to check for the latest current events:

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