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In this issue….

* 291 PAGES OF BRIGADA TODAY IDEAS AND RESOURCES
* MEDICAL MISSIONS CONFERENCE WILL BE HERE IN A HEARTBEAT
* GOT ANY PH.D. PROGRAMS?
* GET THE COLD, HARD FACTS IN CHILI
* PCC WEB SITE BACK AMONG THE LIVING
* BUY FOR THE BY AND BY
* LEARN MORE ABOUT PRAYING FOR THE PERSECUTED CHURCH
* SPREAD GOSPELS AMONG A HMONG… IF YOU’RE HEADED TO HONG KONG
* IT’S ACMC CONFERENCE TIME
* GET A LIST . . . AND GET A LIFE
* TO SUBSCRIBE TO BRIGADA TODAY

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291 PAGES OF BRIGADA TODAY IDEAS AND RESOURCES
Want a quick way look back on some 291 pages of Brigada Today ideas and resources? Check out the archives on the web? One user wrote this past week, “Is there any location where you keep back issues of your weekly newsletter?” A resounding yes!
a) Go to http://www.xc.org/Brigada/today/bt_index.html and read to your heart’s content or
b) those without web access may send email to hub@xc.org with only the words
filelist brigada

in the text of the message. You’ll receive a list of the files you can then “request” by email… and a big portion of that file list will be the list of back issues of Brigada Today. Each issue is saved according to the pattern, “brigada-today.YYMMDD” with the last six initials being the date of the issue, as in “brigada-today.960907”. To order a copy, just send another message to hub@xc.org with only the line
get brigada brigada-today.960907

in the text of the message. Obviously, replace the date with the issue you’re seeking. Happy hunting!

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MEDICAL MISSIONS CONFERENCE WILL BE HERE IN A HEARTBEAT
Don’t forget about Southeast Christian Church’s one-day conference on medical missions, November 16. The course has been developed for all medical personnel including physicians, nurses, and medical support personnel to provide practical information regarding diagnosis and treatment of diseases seen in mission areas of the world where diagnostic equipment is limited and to develop a proper perspective on medical missions in the overall context of the evangelization of unreached peoples.

Four speakers with expertise in tropical medicine, parasitology, infectious disease, pediatrics, and obstetrics-gynecology as well as practical experience in the medical mission field will give us advice on how to practice medicine in these areas of the world where modern diagnostic equipment and the latest in treatment modalities are not available. Our keynote speaker will examine the role of the health professional as a missionary for God by integrating his or her faith in Him with their professional skills in treating the whole person, not just a patient with a medical illness. … Believe it or not, it’s free! For a brochure or for more information about the course, call Stephanie Garling at 502-451-5317 ext. 725 or write to: Southeast Christian Church, Missions Committee, 2840 Hikes Lane, Louisville, Kentucky, 40218.

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GOT ANY PH.D. PROGRAMS?
One missionary in the Philippines would like to know if there are any Ph.D. programs by extension. Write Dave Johnson djohnson@mnl.sequel.net if you have a lead. Dave, please send us a summary of your findings in a couple of weeks!

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GET THE COLD, HARD FACTS IN CHILI
The Iberoamerican Institute, located in Santiago, Chile, begins its third year of operation in March 1997, and is seeking motivated and qualified students for the nine-month term. The institute is designed to allow the student to test his or her desire to be a cross-cultural minister, without sensing failure if the answer is “no.”

North American and Latin American students study together and work together, designing strategies for service and evangelism, and executing the plans. The length of the Institute term gives the students the opportunity to experience fully the first wave of “culture shock,” and to overcome it productively with the help of the Institute staff. The students gain a confidence in their identity with Christ which will serve equally well in the mission field or in the local church.

Students must be 19 years or older, single or married, with a strong recommendation from an elder, or other spiritual leader. Each student will be required to raise support as a missionary, and will be required to demonstrate accountability to his or her supporters.

Deadline for letters of intent is January 10, 1997. Applications and further information are available by contacting Dr. James Green, Director, Iberoamerican Institute e-mail: fcabezas@lascar.puc.cl.

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PCC WEB SITE BACK AMONG THE LIVING
Those who tried unsuccessfully to reach the web site for Pacific Christian College will be happy to hear that it’s back up and running again at http://www.pacificcc.edu. Over 30 inquiries came into the PCC office within 2 days of the Brigada Today announcement about PCC’s on-line MBA programs. Check it out!

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BUY FOR THE BY AND BY
Those living in the USA will want to stick this toll-free number in their address book and give ’em a try the next time they have to make a purchase… of just about anything! 800-795-6274 is the National Church Purchasing Group. Evidently, they sell everything from video projectors to church pews . . . at a very decent price. Thanks to Eric Derry from Beavercreek and Ken Morrow from N. Hills Chr. Ch. in Englewood, OH, for the resource!

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LEARN MORE ABOUT PRAYING FOR THE PERSECUTED CHURCH
Want to be challenged in your prayer life? Try praying for the persecuted church. Thanks to Harold Britton of Global Mapping for submitting this resource material he gathered from the Religious Liberty Commission (of WEF). To get a full copy, send a message to hub@xc.org with only these words:
get brigada persecuted

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SPREAD GOSPELS AMONG A HMONG… IF YOU’RE HEADED TO HONG KONG
Know anyone traveling to Hong Kong with room in the suitcase for a few Hmong New Testament portions??? Seriously… The Institute for Chinese Studies at Wheaton would like to find a way to get 4000 gospels of John there! Write Brent Fulton at bfulton@wheaton.edu if you can help.

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IT’S ACMC CONFERENCE TIME
Want to attend an action-packed missions expo in a city such as Freeport (Oct. 3), Portland (Oct. 12), Akron (Oct. 19), Bethesda (Nov. 9), Walnut Creek (CA) (Nov. 15), Charlotte (Nov. 16) or Barrington (RI) (Nov. 23)??? Has ACMC ever got a deal for you! Write 76362.2624@compuserve.com to get more info. Great work ACMC!

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GET A LIST . . . AND GET A LIFE
Want a list of life-changing Brigada Conferences? Just send email to hub@xc.org with only the word
conferences

in the text of the message and you’ll get a list of all the MAFxc email conferences or list-serves. Look at the Brigada section and you’ll find dozens of conferences made up of world-changers who want to make a difference. When someone wants information on an unreached people group, where do they turn??? Brigada-peoples. Got prayer request or need??? Brigada-prayer-requests. The new Brigada-travel-bids is receiving “requests for bids” from 4-5 travelers per day. In fact, it instantly became the most popular conference in the Brigada family last week! Got an opportunity or a person for job consideration? Write to brigada-job-shop. And look at all the unreached people conferences! Within a few short days of its opening, brigada-peoples-uygur instantly went to work lifting up prayer and information for the Uygurs. Get information on just about any technical appliance or feature at brigada-techsupport. And over 500 people receive daily prayer sheets from brigada-pubs-globalprayerdigest. Over 250 mobilizers share resources and ideas weekly in brigada-orgs-missionmobilizers. And brigada-us-prayertrack has exploded to 616 members! Nearly 1200 people get Mission Frontiers online now… and there are dozens more. Explore… and have fun!

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subscribe brigada
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BRIGADA TODAY IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE FOLLOWING TEAM OF REGULAR VOLUNTEERS:

*Global Glimpses: John Hanna, Caleb Project, jhanna@cproject.com
*ADVANCE: Mark A. Kelley, Kainos Press, 70420.1057@compuserve.com
*Web Wizard: Bob Mayhew, Brigada Volunteer, mayhew@xc.org
*Web Art: Patti Mayhew, pmayhew@discover.net
*Technical Development: Jonathan Marsden, MAFxc jonathan@xc.org
*Brigada Customer Service Manager: Revis Ann Massey, RevisAnnMassey@xc.org
*Brigada Coordinator: Doug Lucas, Team Expansion & Brigada, DLucas@TeamExpansion.org
*and many other occasional contributors too numerous to mention!
But thanks for working together! That’s the dream of Brigada!

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