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* NEW DATABASE UPDATE ON THE WORLD’S PEOPLES – FOR U$S 15 !!!
* FOLLOW UP TO “FROM THE “SOMETHING USEFUL FOR 15 CENTS” DEPARTMENT”
* GET WEEKLY PRAYER INFO
* GOT WIN95??? GOT AUDIO??? WANT FREE PHONE CALLS? GET INTERNET PHONE
* MISSION 2000 TO FEATURE JP2000 LAUNCH IN GERMANY!
* …AND HERE’S ANOTHER MISSIONS CONFERENCE IN DALLAS
* “DID YOU KNOW…” (FUN FACTS TO KNOW AND TELL)
* CURRICULUM IDEAS ANYONE?
* AUTOMATED BRIGADA SUBSCRIPTION SERVICE WORKS GREAT!
* MTI TO OFFER CONFERENCE ON MISSIONARY MEMBERCARE
* PACIFIC CHRISTIAN COLLEGE OFFERS PERSPECTIVES BY EXTENSION
* INPUT SOUGHT FOR MENTORING NEW MISSIONARIES
* GLOBAL GLIMPSE
* GET INSURED… FOR LESS… BY THOSE WHO CARE
* TO SUBSCRIBE TO BRIGADA TODAY
NEW DATABASE UPDATE ON THE WORLD’S PEOPLES – FOR U$S 15 !!!
It’s nice to know there are people who want to give something for the cause of world evangelism!!! Here’s a guy who has done years of research and he wants to virtually give it away to you for the cost of the disks! Why??? Because he’s a believer in the CAUSE! Thanks to John Gilbert for making the “Integrated Status of Global Evangelization Annual Report–Electronic Version” available for $15!!! This report is an annual “snapshot” of the status of global evangelization prepared for the Foreign Mission Board. It is based on the levels of evangelization of the world’s peoples and utilizes the Integrated Strategic Planning Database (ISPD). The set of seven diskettes is offered to mission agencies, denominations, and Christian organizations to further facilitate strategic planning for the unfinished task of global evangelization. (You’ll need Windows 3.1 or Win95 to run it.) Throw in $4 and he’ll even send you the associated screen saver disks! :-) And get this!!! Give him $4 more and he’ll send you a 10 megabyte Powerpoint file to present it!!! I’m tellin’ you — when I grow up, I want to be like John Gilbert! Send your check for whatever to Foreign Mission Board, SBC, P.O. Box 6767, Richmond, VA 23230, Fax 804-254-8980, 753-8054@MCIMAIL.COM.
FOLLOW UP TO “FROM THE “SOMETHING USEFUL FOR 15 CENTS” DEPARTMENT”
Several users gave us other options for on-line internet faxing. The most commonly recommended was Faxaway at https://ronin.kallback.com/faxaway/applic.cgi. (Thanks to John and others for that info!) For info, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. This company charges by the exact time used to send your fax, so some insist that it’s cheaper to use than faxSave. Sure enough, when I tried the service, it was a no-brainer! My first fax went through painlessly in just moments . . . and our readers were right . . . they only would have charged 5 cents (instead of the 15 cent minimum on faxSave). However — keep in mind that faxSave is the cheapest to use for the next four days! :-) Their “100,000 free faxes” giveaway ceases on August 1st, so if you want to fax for free big-time, get on board quickly by reading last week’s Brigada Today again! (What?!!! You didn’t save it??? Send email to email@example.com with only this line:
get brigada brigada-today.960719
Alternatively, you can try http://town.hall.org/ which hooks you up with TPC and all those free fax servers. Why didn’t I think of mentioning that before! :-) Thanks to Wayne from Auckland!!!
Others recommended http://www.hotmail.com which allows you to send email via the web. There’s no email bounce back address, since . . . if you don’t have unlimited web access, you can’t use this service anyway.
GET WEEKLY PRAYER INFO
From Austria to Australia more than 500 Christian leaders receive PrayerNet, a free weekly e-mail intercessory prayer newsletter published by The U.S. PRAYER TRACK of AD2000 and Mission America. PrayerNet contains inspiration and information for praying Christians and prayer leaders. To subscribe send the following message:
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GOT WIN95??? GOT AUDIO??? WANT FREE PHONE CALLS? GET INTERNET PHONE
Now the latest craze (for Win95 users with a Pentium 90 or greater) is Intel Internet Phone. Get it at http://www.intel.com/iaweb/cpc.
MISSION 2000 TO FEATURE JP2000 LAUNCH IN GERMANY!
Those Germans! They just keep on keepin’ on! Now they’re launching the Joshua Project 2000 thrust in conjunction with AD2000 & Beyond and Praying Through the Window III! Nov. 1-3, they’re hosting Mission 2000 in Bispingen in cooperation with AIMS Germany and YWAM. Luis Bush, Bev Pegues, Kjell Sjoberg, Graeme Hackworth und Wilrens Hornstra have all been invited to speak. For more information, contact: Buro fur Weltmission, Jugend mit einer Mission, 29646 Bispingen, Tel.: (051 94) 13 81, Fax: (051 94) 70 33, CompuServe 100330.2724@CompuServe.COM
AIMS Deutschland, Postfach 45 01 29, 12171 Berlin, Tel.: (030) 76 89 04 45, Fax: (030) 76 89 04 48 CompuServe 100711.2622@CompuServe.COM
…AND HERE’S ANOTHER MISSIONS CONFERENCE IN DALLAS
On December 1st through December 8th, 1996, a World Missions Conference will be held in Dallas, Texas. This conference will offer evangelical Christian mission organizations wide exposure to a variety of potential supporters and interested parties in the Dallas metroplex. Additionally, the conference is an opportunity for mission organizations to share the latest in God’s work and methods throughout the world. For more info, write firstname.lastname@example.org.
“DID YOU KNOW…” (FUN FACTS TO KNOW AND TELL)
Thanks to all who wrote regarding last week’s “Did you know…” Turns out that lots of people and monkeys eat bananas from the bottom, but some apparently break it in half and eat it from the middle! :-) (Would that be “Oreo style”?) But the best response was from Ed who said he had learned to “fellowship with brothers regardless of what end they started at.” :-) Thanks to Amber, Dave, Ed, and all the others who responded!
CURRICULUM IDEAS ANYONE?
Remember back in February, when we had a request for Sunday School missions lessons? Well here’s another one. In the process, we’ll try to get a summary this time: “Greetings. I appreciate your work and that of others in compiling missions news on Brigada. What a wonderful resource for up-to-date news. I am using it for a “Missions Spotlight” insert in our church’s monthly newsletter. I am missions chairman at my church, and we are considering a mission-oriented Sunday school class or mid-week small group. I’m trying to determine if there are any resources for such an endeavor, such as books, study guides, etc. The key goal of the group would be prayer, but also information distribution and perhaps training for individuals going out on short term missions projects. Can you suggest any resources that might be useful. Sincerely, Lyle D. Olson, Brookings, SD.” If you’ve got an idea, write email@example.com and Lyle, please get us a summary after two weeks, okay? Thanks!
AUTOMATED BRIGADA SUBSCRIPTION SERVICE WORKS GREAT!
Have you checked out http://www.netaccess.on.ca/fingertip/mail/brigada.htm. It’s an automated Brigada subscription form that allows you to supply your email address in a blank, then click on a Brigada conference to subscribe! It’s great! Simple to use and easy to see the “big picture” of all Brigada family conferences! While you’re there, check out Fingertip’s other offerings! Thanks to Mike Bell and those marvelous Canadians!!!
MTI TO OFFER CONFERENCE ON MISSIONARY MEMBERCARE
Mission Training International is sponsoring a Convention on Missionary MemberCare Oct. 28-30 at Glen Eyrie Conference Center in Colorado Springs. Dr. John Powell of Michigan State University is the featured speaker. The Convention is designed to be highly interactive (several case studies) and geared toward anyone involved in providing membercare to missionaries or those responsible for overseeing membercare in their respective agencies. For further information, MTI can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or by fax at 719 594-4682 or by phone at 719 594-0687 or on the Web at http://www.mti.org/cmc.htm.
PACIFIC CHRISTIAN COLLEGE OFFERS PERSPECTIVES BY EXTENSION
Pacific Christian College is now offering the Perspectives on the World Christian Movement course at the undergraduate and graduate level on an independent study basis over the internet. For information see http://www.pacificcc.edu or write PCCICS@XC.Org. They also have field-based Masters degrees . . . and they partner with mission agencies in the offering of these courses and more.
INPUT SOUGHT FOR MENTORING NEW MISSIONARIES
Thanks to Brigada encouragers! Scott Wood wrote this past week to say, “I have just started getting Brigada Today and absolutely love it. [blush ] I am the Assistant Director of the School Of Missions at Christ For The Nations. What a great resource this is gonna be for us! [blusher ] My job is to get our students to the field in a healthy, responsible way. Our approach is to get a new missionary to the field under a seasoned ministry – on the field they feel called to long-term. At best, we are feeling our way through this process and if anyone has ideas, we would be appreciative. We already have some things in place, but kind of feel like we could use the input Brigada Today people can offer. [blushest ] God bless you for all your doing to help fulfill the Great Commission!” So now that he’s said all this nice stuff, who’s going to write the guy and say something . . . noteworthy!?? :-) Write him at TSWood1962@aol.com. And please thank him for the kind words! :-) . . .and Scott, please get us a summarized copy of what you receive, okay? Thanks!
This year the Global March for Jesus began May 24th, with 50,000 Tongans, led by the King and Queen of Tonga. During the early hours of Saturday morning, millions more Christians marched in countries such as Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Mongolia, the Philippines and Cambodia. By midnight, Saturday, May 25th, up to 12 million people from 170 nations marched in a massive series of co-ordinated street marches over a 24 hour period. This incredible feat is set to write itself into the history books as the largest mobilization of people for a one-day event in the history of mankind.
Source: Press Release from Global March for Jesus headquarters, 100572.323@CompuServe.COM.
For the complete March for Jesus update, look at the Caleb Project.
Global Glimpse is compiled each week by John Hanna Caleb Project Littleton, CO.
GET INSURED… FOR LESS… BY THOSE WHO CARE
Fellowship of Christian Ministers represents Christian Churches, Churches of Christ and their related organizations by providing insurance, resources, and encouragement to our members. Founded in 1970 by a group of ministers, FCM’s purpose is to serve ministers and others who serve in church or church related occupations. When you view our logo you will note that it signifies our committment to provide insurance PLUS encouragement and resources. The modified, curved triangle symbolizes FCM’s view on the interrelatedness of these services. This philosophy sets FCM apart from other organizations. FCM can provide health, life disability, and accidental death & dismemberment insurance WORLDWIDE FOR MISSIONARIES and their families. Associate memberships are also available. Further information can be obtained by calling (in the USA) 800-466-9408 or e-mail to email@example.com.
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