In this issue….
- THE PURPOSE OF BRIGADA
- THE PLAN FOR BRIGADA
- THE PEOPLE OF BRIGADA
- ALBANIAN PRESIDENT PROPOSES PRIVATE RADIO AND TV STATIONS
- 30 DAYS OF FOCUSED PRAYER FOR THE MUSLIM WORLD
- GMI’S DMIS ENCOURAGES BRIGADA IDEA
- TO SUBSCRIBE TO BRIGADA TODAY
THE PURPOSE OF BRIGADA
THE PLAN FOR BRIGADA
THE PEOPLE OF BRIGADA
ALBANIAN PRESIDENT PROPOSES PRIVATE RADIO AND TV STATIONS
– Fabian Schmidt
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30 DAYS OF FOCUSED PRAYER FOR THE MUSLIM WORLD
GMI’S DMIS ENCOURAGES BRIGADA IDEA
In the vernacular of Madison Avenue, you have run it up the flagpole–I salute it. I think your time schedule is unrealistic, but go for it. …
We will work alongside whoever and whatever is involved in the product’s delivery. We will do all within our power to help move it along, within the limitations of our resources. (This is my heart response; I really don’t know what that means in specifics.) I cannot conceive of not working with it since it can help accomplish my own DMIS mission.
… Consideration could be given to posting the newsletters on on-line services such as CIN and even CompuServe. All back issues could be archived for late comers to download. The master file (wherever it is) could be accompanied by a search engine which would enable the user to choose to search for keywords and download pertinent portions rather than the whole thing.
Consideration could be given to producing it in geographic segments. The idea here is elastic but the principle is that individuals could focus on certain areas of high interest.
… Consideration could be given to designating certain people or organiza- tions as the focal point (or clearinghouse) for specific topics. There could be clearinghouses (or nodes) for topics like Islam, urban, shanty (or garbage dump) ministries, evangelism crusades, maritime ministries, people groups, India, community development, refugees; the list could go on and on. News items could be channeled through the nodes on their way to the final compiler, thereby minimizing the compiler’s burden. It would also produce a better product if an expert in that topic was responsible for it.
The research track coordinators of AD 2000 would have worthwhile input to the project.
This cannot be solely a Western product. It must have Two-Thirds World participation and input. It should be translated into other languages after the trial period works out the bugs and it becomes a going con- cern. This may present a content challenge but one which can be solved.
I must readily admit that I am prejudiced, subjective, and partisan with this idea. It will help to accomplish my DMIS purpose. I want to hitchhike on it and help make it work. DMIS is most willing and eager to serve as a node on the network and to otherwise cooperate in any way that will help it to accomplish its purpose.
I would support and work with it even if there was not a DMIS but my participation and outlook on it is understandably colored and molded because of it. …
Let us reject out of hand the notion that it won’t work. The resources and the technology are with us. The only preventive factor is the lack of our will and desire to make it happen. High-tech is handing us a golden opportunity. Let’s grab it!
I must temper my enthusiasm with the reality that says, “Is this God’s time for this?” That is an honest and legitimate question, but one which I feel can be misused to knock ideas whose time has come. Let’s ask it honestly, seeking His true leading.
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