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In this issue….

* SOMETHING’S DEVELOPING FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
* ENVISION ’96 PLANS CONTINUE TO MARCH FORWARD
* NOW THAT NETANYAHU’S IN CHARGE, WHAT’S A BODY TO DO???
* PLAN NOW FOR THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER FOR THE PERSECUTED CHURCH
* ANTIOCH NETWORK LAUNCHES ON-LINE CONFERENCE
* GOT A MAC? GET A RESOURCE LIST!
* RUSHIN’ TO RUSSIA? NEED THE LANGUAGE?
* LIFE NEEDS FOUR LIVES IN JAPAN
* GLOBAL GLIMPSE FROM KOREA
* TO SUBSCRIBE TO BRIGADA TODAY

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SOMETHING’S DEVELOPING FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Better put, something’s already developed! The folks at Pacific Christian College have been working hard on an MBA/MS in International Development programme — and the first classes are scheduled for August, 1996. According to administrator Alan Rabe, “The programme is accredited by WASC, intensely practical, taught online by international experts, and will be delivered totally by e-mail to missionaries, nationals and others around the world.” Cool. On-line grad school. What’ll they think of next!?! Would you want to earn an MBA, MS or Certificate in International Development from a US Christian College while you work abroad? Then send a message to AlanR@XC.Org and see what develops!

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ENVISION ’96 PLANS CONTINUE TO MARCH FORWARD
Interested in learning more about Envision ’96, the global missions celebration brewing in Lexington, KY, designed for the Christian Churches and Churches of Christ (with zillions of guests from any other group welcome)??? Just send email to hub@xc.org with this line in the text of the message:
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or check out the web page at http://www.xc.org/brigada/e96 or, if you’ve got a USA paper mail address, call 1-800-972-1137 and ask for a copy of the full color 8 page brochure.

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NOW THAT NETANYAHU’S IN CHARGE, WHAT’S A BODY TO DO???
Curious about the impact of Netanyahu’s win as Prime Minister? Wondering if you should celebrate or wish for another vote??? Check into brigada-peoples-jews and find out by sending a note to hub@xc.org with only this line in the body of the text:
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PLAN NOW FOR THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER FOR THE PERSECUTED CHURCH
It’s Sept. 29, 1996 — and it’s all about praying for those who are facing persecution. ” Despite the rapid growth in the number of democracies worldwide over the past several years, religious freedoms have not increased but have clearly gotten worse,” says the WEF Religious Liberty Commission (Tel. USA 206/742-7923). “WEF believes that religious liberty is the foundation for all other human rights and therefore must be protected and promoted.” For more info. or promotional materials, write BrianOConnell@xc.org.

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ANTIOCH NETWORK LAUNCHES ON-LINE CONFERENCE
“A quiet revolution in local-church mission initiative has emerged over the last decade, with the Antioch Network playing a key role in gathering churches to this movement and helping them develop their vision,” says church leader Ed Mattson. “Antioch is led by a network of church leaders across broad denominational lines. It enthusiastically partners with other agencies, advocates for excellence in character and leadership, develops unreached peoples tracks to aid adopting churches and appeals to the gifting of a broad base of church members for the sake of outreach to unreached peoples. They also offer seminars and an annual gathering which tends to leave participating churches reeling with a sense of destiny and possibilities. They now have their own conference on Brigada! If you are a pastor, a church mission chairperson or committee member, an agency representative, or a mobilizer and advocate for propelling the local church toward effective mission, you will definitely want to check this out! New subscribers are screened, so e-mail Ed Mattson, the conference moderator, at EdMattson@XC.Org for a short but fairly painless shakedown before entering. Or, subscribe directly by sending an email message to hub@xc.org with the following line in the text of the email message:
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(This extra information [name and email address] is normally not needed to subscribe to other Brigada conferences. It is being requested for this conference only because they are screening each new subscriber.)

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RUSHIN’ TO RUSSIA? NEED THE LANGUAGE?
Write Russian Language Ministries at 73354.304@CompuServe.COM and learn about their Russian language offerings. Mark Canner, Director, says, “All the programs we offer at Russian Language Ministries are intensive. This means that the student studies in the classroom five hours per day during the semester programs and six hours per day during the summer. Summer programs are located on the campus of Columbia International University (formerly Columbia Bible College & Seminary), Columbia, SC. All courses are accredited at the graduate or undergraduate level.” RLM is a non-profit, full-time ministry devoted to equipping missionaries to effectively make disciples in the countries of the Former Soviet Union. “Our courses are specifically designed for missionaries,” explains Mark, “which means that we emphasize the linguistic skills needed to live and minister in Russian-speaking countries. Students learn the language needed for both life and ministry. In addition to focusing on survival in the culture, we spend much of our time working on biblical and ecclesiastical terminology, Russian apologetics, etc., so that the student can develop the skills needed to disciple Russian speakers and lead Bible studies and small discipleship groups.”

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LIFE NEEDS FOUR LIVES IN JAPAN
LIFE Ministries (San Dimas, CA) is urgently in need of four more workers to join them in Japan this summer in their long-established church-based outreach known as “Scrum Dendo.” Training begins in Los Angeles June 16. According to Gordon Black, “Scrum Dendo workers teach conversational English classes and build relationships with their students in partnership with a Japanese congregation. The churches ready to receive their summer missionaries have already begun promoting in their communities but four recruits have backed out at the last minute leaving LIFE in a bind. If you or someone you know, considered spending this summer in meaningful service to the Lord but thought it was too late to apply to a program, it’s not! You are needed. At this point qualified people are currently more important than raising the $3375.00 to support each of them. LIFE requests a real effort to be made to raise up a prayer and financial support team but they are willing to work with you. If you can be of help, please contact Tim Clark toll free from North America at 1-800-LIFE-678 or via e-mail at 71561.1373@compuserve.com.”

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GLOBAL GLIMPSE FROM KOREA
A grass roots movement focusing on a church for every people group is gaining momentum, strength and spiritual vitality in North East Asia. Last week Korean Church leaders committed to focus on 1,150 unreached ethnic groups and launch a church planting effort for each. These groups are many of those who most need the gospel and are spread across the 10/40 Window. This was one outcome while 124 participants from 16 nations representing NE Asian countries and allied ministries combined forces enthusiastically at a consultation in Seoul, Korea.
(Source: AD 2000 & Beyond Movement, John B. Thompson, May 31, 1996 – “Koreans and other Asians March Forward,” Press release. ad2-jp2-announce@xc.org.
Global Gimpse is prepared each week by John Hanna Caleb Project, Littleton, CO.)

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