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In this issue….
* THOSE ASIANS ARE AT IT AGAIN!
* STOP THAT TRAIN AND LET ME ON!
* BRIGADA-PEOPLES IS COOKIN’!
* WAITING ON YOUR PEOPLE GROUP MAP???
* SALVAGE THAT SAVES
* LIGHTS, CAMERA, WHERE’S THE ACTION?
* GLOBAL GLIMPSE FROM GERMANY
* NEED TO HIRE AN ENGLISH-SPANISH TRANSLATOR?
* ESPERANDO EN EL WEB-O
* YWAM’S GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES VIDEO MAGAZINE’S PRICE HAS BEEN SLASHED!
* ADVANCE SUMMARY
* TO SUBSCRIBE TO BRIGADA TODAY
THOSE ASIANS ARE AT IT AGAIN!
Remember how I told you when I grew up I wanted to be Korean??? Well I wanna’ hurry up and grow up! ‘Cause if I don’t hurry, the Koreans and their partners will have finished the great commission task anyway! :-) Have you heard about the conference in Seoul that just wrapped up today? Yikes. Big news. Luis Bush wrote this morning with some amazing predictions…. many still in the works. But at the very least, the published AD2000 report is saying that 124 leaders from 16 Asian nations joined hands, at one point, and shouted “YES!” in response to the call to commit themselves and their ministries to complete the Joshua Project goals by December 31, 2000. Simultaneously, some 600 Korean Pastors were meeting to discuss new ways to foster cooperation and promote synergy among themselves. It probably comes as no surprise that their response to this challenge was equally affirmative. Specifically, Korean Church leaders reportedly committed this week to adopt at least 1150 of the remaining 1739 Joshua Project 2000 people groups and launch a church planting movement in their midst. Note that this is not just a commitment to send a JP2000 team… but rather, to see that a church planting movement is launched there. Well. Now that the Koreans have claimed 1150 of the 1739, do you think we in the rest of the world will be able to tackle the 680 that remain??? I mean… after all… surely they’re not the only ones with a S[e]oul. When I grow up… :-)
STOP THAT TRAIN AND LET ME ON!
Here’s the train-ing that we’ll all want to board! Get a load of these resources from MTS:
The Missionary Training Guide: A practical activity-based manual that covers all aspects of missionary training. Designed to lead trainers, pastors and candidates step by step through the process of effective preparation for service. UK stlg3.00 or US$7.00.
Unreached Peoples of the World: The world’s largest unreached peoples and practical suggestions for a church programme to “adopt” a people.
UK stlg2.50 or US$5.00.
How to Learn Another Language: A practical simplified guide written by Dr. Betty Sue Brewster based on the LAMP method.
UK stlg3.00 or US$7.00.
Tentmaking Missionaries: A practical guide to tentmaking majoring on establishing tentmaking businesses. It covers: – principles, ethics and dangers of tentmaking – organising a tentmaking team – establishing a tentmaking business – features of successful businesses useful for church planting – self-evaluation for business – making a business plan and planning charts.
UK stlg3.00 or US$7.00.
Church Planting Guide: A practical guide to beginning house churches from scratch. Originally developed with the help of George Patterson and SEAN and distributed at COMIBAM.
UK stlg4.50 or US$9.50
The Missionary Training Service requests cheques in either pounds sterling or dollars. They are at 18 Aston Way, Oswestry, Shropshire, SY11 2XY, United Kingdom, Ian Benson, Coordinator, Tel./Fax. National: 01691 653619, +44 1691 65361, email@example.com.
BRIGADA-PEOPLES IS COOKIN’!
Thanks to new moderator Chris Israti (Caleb Project), Brigada-Peoples is marching forward! Check out the newest post on the Bhojpuri people of India by sending this one line in a message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
get brigada-peoples Bhojpuri.People
WAITING ON YOUR PEOPLE GROUP MAP???
Don’t give up! Remember… they weren’t scheduled to be ready until June 2nd! Plus, it’ll take a while to package up thousands of maps and send them out. After all, Santa Claus doesn’t even come until December… and he’s magical!!!!! :-)
SALVAGE THAT SAVES
Here’s a mission that collects discarded Christian literature then tries to recycle it by sending it to needy missionaries! If you’re a “needy missionary” searching for salvaged literature or if you’ve got literature yearning for salvage, contact Caroll Turbeville TURBEVILLE.CDT@worldnet.att.net of Christian Salvage Mission. And by the way, their salvaged materials are free!
LIGHTS, CAMERA, WHERE’S THE ACTION?
This grad. student at Regent University is interested in compiling a resource on TV/Film production efforts targeted toward the “Unfinished Task” of evangelism & Church growth among the least reached. If you have a resource or a resource directory for him on TV/Film, please send it to DanHenrich@xc.org.
Note that Dan’s hoping for info. on your COUNTRY, ORGANISATION, TYPES OF PRODUCTION, LANGUAGES, KEY PEOPLE, paper address & email address. Dan, be sure to send us a copy when you’re done, so we can post it here for all the world to get!
GLOBAL GLIMPSE FROM GERMANY
As the Reconciliation Walk, a Christian march bringing repentance on the trail of the Crusades 900 years ago, reached Cologne, Germany, a wonderful thing happened. A local Turkish Imam (Muslim holy man) was given the printed message of reconciliation, and he invited the 150 participants in the march to the mosque. It was explained in three languages that the marchers had come to apologize for the cruel acts committed in the name of Christ during the Crusades. The Muslims present responded with long and loud applause. “As I heard your message,” said the Imam, “I was amazed and filled with hope. It is my desire that this project be a very great success.”
Source and info: Lynn Green, Reconciliation Walk, PO Box 61, Harpenden, Herts AL5 4JJ, England.
Global Glimpses are contributed each week by John Hanna, Caleb Project, Littleton, CO.
NEED TO HIRE AN ENGLISH-SPANISH TRANSLATOR?
Then write rapidamente to email@example.com. Bob has a friend ready for such work! Want to get more job openings??? Join job-shop by sending email to firstname.lastname@example.org with only this line in the body of the message text:
ESPERANDO EN EL WEB-O
Here’s a page that promises to keep up a list of Spanish resources . . . and guess what! You can download them direct! http://www.worldaccess.com/~cdailey/espanol.html Thanks to Phil Casey (and then Eric Derry) for waking us up to this muy bueno www resource-o. (Now see, if you had your translator hired from the item above, you’d be able to use these downloadable notables. :-))
YWAM’S GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES VIDEO MAGAZINE’S PRICE HAS BEEN SLASHED!
This largely untapped resource is full of news & profiles of YWAM ministries worldwide. It’s intended to keep staff informed of ministries in the greater YWAM family, and when shown in schools, to introduce opportunities to DTS students. Procla-Media is taking a risk! In order to make Global Perspectives available to a larger audience, they are dropping the subscription price to $25 a year and going quarterly–$25 for all countries including postage! (Run the math. How can they do that! :-)) Don Stephens (Mercy Ships Director) says, “Watching [Global Perspectives] will inform you for prayer, involve you for action, and move you with compassion.” It’s appropriate for: YWAM bases, schools, and ministries; families; supporters; and churches.
To subscribe, FAX Global Perspectives at 1 (719) 380-0936 or E-Mail at email@example.com. Finally, something worthwhile to use a TV for! :-)
Don’t miss the June “Advance”, now available for downloading. Here’s the summary sheet:
THE GOSPEL FOR EVERY PEOPLE — Billy Graham’s global television broadcast follow-up; 800 of Nigeria’s Berom accept Christ; the first Sahrawi come to Christ; gospel radio in Pakistan; the Bhojpuri of Varanasi, India; North Korea reduces daily food ration; Brazil Indians threaten suicide; 1 million new Baptists in Africa.
THE PERSECUTED CHURCH — Algerian monks beheaded; seven believers tortured; Somali believer murdered; Kuwaiti believer declared apostate; Togo church building burned; Pakistani court acquits three accused of murdering Christian; day of prayer for persecuted believers.
SPIRITUAL FORCES OF DARKNESS — Muslim martyr promised 72 virgins in Paradise; Communist alliance with Orthodox Church frustrated; Enemy suffers defeat in Benin; street children murdered in Brazil; South Africa’s new constitution.
REJOICE! — Jakarta church growth; a harvest of souls in China; petrol miracle in Nigeria; Syrian believer’s death sentence commuted; Christian worker freed in Vietnam; hostile soldiers accept Christ; the convicting power of the Holy Spirit in Belize; 75,000 attend rallies in Ethiopia.
NETWORKING — New persecution news service; a perspective on God’s work for lay people; a different kind of world map; starting churches among Muslims; a new prayer magazine; “Experiencing God Report”; prayer network for children at risk; “Handbook on Religious Liberty Around the World”; ACMC National Conference; Joshua Project 2000 video; Jesus film intercessors sought; 1,570 people group prayer profiles.
FRONT LINES — God’s plan
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