Now with over 1050 Participants!
[To celebrate crossing the 1000 mark, my wife, Penny, wants you all to come over for pizza tonight at 5:30pm. I’m on my way there now, in fact!! Won’t you join me!!??? ]
[Wish we could email you pizza instead.]
News and Notes about Brigada, Your Gateway to Missions Networking!
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In this issue….
THIS IS IT – OCTOBER PRAYING THROUGH THE WINDOW STARTS THIS WEEKEND
Okay, folks… this is the month the world awaited. Join the 50 million (probably literally) people on Sunday as we kick off ” Praying Through the Window II
, Praying for the 100 Gateway Cities of the 10/40 Window
“! All the hubbub (is that how you spell hubbub??) won’t mean a thing unless you dig out those 8 1/2 x 14 brochures and carry them around with you starting Sunday. If we say we’re missionaries or mission executives but don’t take this thing seriously, well… “Should I not be concerned…?” was a line that God used with Jonah about another city, as I recall. Join Him in that Godly concern and pray for the 100 Gateway Cities.
PRAYING THROUGH THE WINDOW II RESOURCES
We’ve received some great
responses on Praying Through the Window II
. In fact, we’ve just wrapped ’em up in a file and put them out there where you can pull ’em in. To receive nine pages full of ideas
on how to mobilize your church during October for praying for the 100 Gateway Cities of the 10/40 Window
, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org
with only the following line in the body of the message text:get brigada 100gwcideas
By the way, if you’ve lost that 8 1/2 x 11 brochure, the entire list of cities is included as a portion of this resource packet.
Of special importance is the AIMS homepage, now located at:
It would be a great place to explore as each day passes through October!
Sure enough, within the next two weeks, we’ll be premiering a conference that will be attempting to match people with mission opportunities around the world. God has raised up a pair of super moderators for this task.
A young guerrilla in Colombia tells how he was assigned to blow up a church but could not: “The following morning, heavily armed, I forced my way into the church. I ordered the pastor to baptize me. He murmured something about Bible classes which I needed, but changed his mind when I pushed the barrel of my gun into his ribs. I was baptized on the spot, and have served God without interruption since.” He now visits and encourages persecuted Christians in Columbia’s mountains.
John Hanna, Caleb Project, Littleton, CO
Source: FridayFax, 35-95, DAWN Europa, quoting Open Doors, September, 1995
“PROTOCOLS” (Ver. 950929) READY FOR RETRIEVAL
To get the current version of suggested Brigada
” (i.e., suggestions for how to handle messages and replies), send email to email@example.com
with only the following line in the body of the text:get brigada protocols.950929
As you’re reading, please send additions or corrections to BrigadaCoord@xc.org with subject, “Protocols”.
MISSIONS CLIP ART – WHERE IS IT?
participant emailed this past week looking for good quality clip art for missions brochures and the like. We ran into a general package, ClickArt – 800-986-2537 — 25,000 images for $50. In addition, Kingdom Graphics (2713 Mt. Vernon Av., Willow Grove, PA 19090, Tel: 215-657-5888 Fax: 215-657-4847) has a specific Missions Graphics set, (many are in encapsulated postscript, but most in ‘tif’ format). Are there others? If you know of one, please send it to BrigadaCoord@xc.org
with subject, “Clip Art”.
HELP FOR MISSIONARY KIDS
Barbara Haas firstname.lastname@example.org
is looking for a ministry that seeks to help missionary kids who are suffering from less than best adjustment during their younger years. She’s in touch with one who needs help. He’s “been suicidal since his teen years. He was sent off to boarding school and never learned to communicate with his parents.” Note that we’ve already suggested Narramore and MKNet and she wasn’t looking for that… She wanted something that would allow him to talk these problems through. If you have an idea, please correspond directly with Barbara about it.
“WEB SITES YA GOTTA’ CHECK OUT”
This week’s suggestion comes from Matt Benjamin Matt_Benjamin@sil.org
on Sikh resources: http://www.io.org:80/~sandeep/sikhism.htm http://www.biologie.uni-freiburg.de/~amueller/religion/sikh.html
Not sure why it has taken us until now to present this one. After all, Jesus commanded us to do this one first. Matt 5:33.
BRIGADA TODAY BACK-ISSUES
Did you know you could punch up Brigada Today
‘s back issues
? Just point your browser to the Brigada
www homepage and do some sniffing around. You’ll even find a topical index
that organizes matters by subject rather than by issue date!!! Thanks to Bob Mayhew, our amazing WebMaster, whom we hope God rewards luxuriously in Heaven, because, as you know, Brigada
doesn’t pay him much here on earth!!! [zero, zilch, nada!!! He does it as a ministry!] Bob has recently finished the transformation of all Brigada
back-issues into HTML code just for you on the worldwide web. I can’t tell you how thankful I am for his partnership!!!
FULLER/PACIFIC/PERSPECTIVES ONLINE CLASS CONFERENCES!
Now, side by side with the Brigada
conferences on the CrossConnect
hub are an entire collection of Fuller Seminary
, Pacific Christian College
, and Perspectives
conferences, led by men like Steve Burris, SteveBurris@xc.org
. To see a list with one-line descriptions of all these and more, send email to email@example.com
with only the following word in the body of the message text:conferences
Pay special attention to:
- Pacific Christian College
To subscribe to any of these, just send email to firstname.lastname@example.org with only the following words in the body of the message text:
(you can replace fuller-swm with any of the above conference names)
FALL PRAYER EVENTS IN SO. CALIFORNIA
If you live in Southern California, don’t miss Lynn Heatley’s summary of fall prayer events
, now available for retrieval on Brigada-Prayer-mobilizers
conference. If you’re not a subscriber, join up and send this line to the hub:get fall-events-in-so-cal
YIKES – THE MISSING LINK! (CAN YOU FIND SOMEONE HEADED TO TRIPOLI!)
Just this morning, we received this message from Mark Wilson email@example.com
, co-coordinator of “Praying Through the Window II”:
We got Beirut covered but now we have no teams registered who are
going to Tripoli, Libya. Hopefully someone on Brigada might help us
again with this information. Thanks!!
All right. Who can we think of that might be on a cruise to Libya??? Seriously, if you know of someone who can participate in praying “on site with insight” there during the month of October, write to CIN at firstname.lastname@example.org. Is there at least anyone going to the shores of Tripoli???
As groups from all over the world leave for the 10/40 Window, Stan Jeter (Senior Producer for CBN) and Mark Wilson (Co-Coordinator for Praying Through the Window II) would like to offer suggestions
to those who might be gathering video footage. Some may have the opportunity to share that footage with CBN for video reports on Praying Through the Window II. If you’d like to see Stan’s suggestions, send email to email@example.com
with only the following line in the body of the message text:get brigada video-guidelines
(These pointers are probably going to be valuable to you no matter where you’re capturing images, 10/40 Window or otherwise! Thanks Stan and Mark.)
WE JUST SAW THIS ANNOUNCEMENT MOMENTS AGO ON DFWMOBILIZERS’ CONFERENCE
Thanks to John Anderson for sharing revealing that the brigada-pubs-globalprayerdigest
is going to run daily reminder announcements featuring “a single unreached people group from one of the 100 Gateway Cities
being prayed for that day.” To subscribe, send an e-mail message to firstname.lastname@example.org
with only the following line in the body of the message text:subscribe brigada-pubs-globalprayerdigest
IF YOU’RE TRAVELING WITH A COMPUTER….
John Hanna, who prepares the Global Glimpses featured each week in Brigada Today
, has volunteered to receive and digest email reports from the 10/40 Window. Send them to JHanna@cproject.com
and he’ll assemble them in sets that we can then post on Brigada
as files for retrieval and on the worldwide web for those who browse. We can list the index of files to retrieve in each week’s Brigada Today
. So… if you’re traveling to the Window and can get access to a PC, send email to John and keep the world informed!
Have a great week!
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