Interested in using comics and animation to share the good news in a creative way with the unreached? Sign up for one of Create International Taiwan’s schools/seminars!
Their 24-week School of Cartooning and Animation for Missions (SoCAM) starts in March 2021 in Taiwan, and requires a YWAM DTS as a prerequisite. The SoCAM includes a hands-on project creating a contextualized evangelistic animated short film for a UPG.
More interested in comics than animation? They also offer the Frontier Comics Seminar (FCS), a six-week practical training that also involves a hands-on groups project for a UPG. The FCS does not require a YWAM DTS, and will be running twice in 2020; in April in Lynden, WA, and in June in Osaka, Japan.
FCS in Washington:
FCS in Japan:
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Apparently we touched some nerves. ( https://brigada.org/2019/12/29_27868 ) SEVERAL participants jumped in on the discussion about transitioning from one machine to the next — and how painful it can be. Some suggested transitioning to a solution like LibreOffice (LO), which keeps all its settings in one place in one file. (What a concept.) Sadly, apparently LO falls short when it comes to compatibility of long or complex documents. Of course, there were those who quickly pointed out that Apple pretty much takes care of you (through their back-up to the cloud solution). Others pointed to good Windows back-up solutions (cloning software) like dd, Clonezilla, and Acronis. One friend wrote that Acronis “makes a robust backup solution, if you have the time and space to do it that way.”
Truth be told, the more we thought about it, the more we remembered that we’ve written about this before — cloning a hard drive to a bigger hard drive doesn’t have to be so painful.
Why are we just now remembering this?! : ) We should have searched Brigada *before* started the project.
The Zwemer Center did a great job remembering Rick Love this past week…
He will likely most be remembered for the whole “Mother Jones” article debacle. But his lifetime full of peacemaking with Muslims has done a world of good. Rick, we will miss you.
Ponder this: The Church consists of missionary congregations, not just inward-looking churches with missions programs. Missions, or missional living, should be integrated into every ministry program of the local church, which partners with God in His work around the world as God’s missionary people. For more insight about how this could happen, consider getting a copy of On Mission Together: Integrating Missions into the Local Church at
We knew those consonants were flying by our ears when learning Spanish and Japanese. But consider this: According to a new study, the information transfer rate isn’t necessarily any faster — which means Spanish-speaking people just have to work a little harder to say the same thing! : ) Check out the whole study at…
Thanks to one anonymous reader who wrote, “In the last issue of Brigada (1-1-20), there was an entry about keeping resolutions in the new year. What about making a resolution to pray daily for an Unreached People Group? If you would like to take a new step of faith and pray daily for an Unreached, Bibleless people group which is almost 100% Muslim, please visit Pray4TheBanjar.com and click on the red button to subscribe and pray.
Well said, brother.
SRG went to great lengths to produce a *quality* video series when it decided to roll out “Fishers of Men.” The 7-part series has *lots* of useful footage and could easily make a great series at your next missions rally or conference. Thank you SRG! (And thanks to the advocate for the Middle East who bubbled them up to us!)