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In this issue….
* WANT TO SAVE $1800?
* UPDATE ON “CD-ROM “BEST PRICE OF THE YEAR” AWARD”
* GLOBAL GLIMPSE FROM RUSSIA
* WATCH THAT VACATION MAIL PLEASE
* PERSONAL RESOURCES FOR POWERFUL PRAYER
* WE’VE MOVED!
* TO SUBSCRIBE TO BRIGADA TODAY
WANT TO SAVE $1800?
Want to save $1800? Don’t attend GCOWE 97 which starts today, June 30, and runs for a week. Skip the 18-hour flight to South Africa and standing in food lines with 4,000 people from 130 countries. Instead, get daily highlights and feel you are a part of this cutting-edge missions conference by sending a message to firstname.lastname@example.org and putting
on the first line of the message. If you want to really feel like you are there, visit the GCOWE 97 web site at http://www.ad2000.org. All virtual attendees are encouraged to pray that the physical attendees will rise to the challenge of Luis Bush to adopt the remaining 579 peoples still without a known church-planting effort. Wouldn’t Luis sleep well on the flight back to America if he knew that all 1,739 peoples on the Joshua Project 2000 list had church-planting teams assigned to them?
UPDATE ON “CD-ROM “BEST PRICE OF THE YEAR” AWARD”
O Last week’s item, CD-ROM “BEST PRICE OF THE YEAR” AWARD, generated quite a flurry of responses. We received this from the AD2000 & Beyond International Office: “Wow!!! What a great response in requesting the AD2000 CDs! We’re very encouraged by so much global interest. AD2000 apologizes that there was some miscommunication on our part in the availability and pricing of the CDs. We will begin shipping the CDs in early July. The $2 price was originally meant for volume orders only. All orders already taken will be honored at the $2 per disc price, however as of June 24, the following price scale is in effect:
1 to 3 discs – $5 each
4 to 10 discs – $4 each
11 to 15 discs – $3 each
16 or more discs – $2 each
Please forgive any inconvenience this may have caused. We hope this CD will still be of service to the Kingdom at what we feel are still very cost-effective prices. For more information or to order, contact the AD2000 office at:
AD2000 & Beyond Movement
2860 S. Circle Dr., Suite 2112
Colorado Springs, CO 80906 USA
Phone: (719) 576-2000
Fax : (719) 576-2685
GLOBAL GLIMPSE FROM RUSSIA
The Russian Federation Duma this week approved a new law wiping out most of the religious freedom that the Russian people have recently obtained. In effect, only religious organizations registered during the Soviet period will remain. Hundreds of recently registered faiths, churches, seminaries, and charities will become illegal. Under the new law only Russian citizens are given the right to form registered or unregistered religious associations, including prayer groups. The law also increases government scrutiny of religious practices and beliefs, and groups can be shut down for a broad array of ideas and actions, including causing “social disorder”.
(Source: 6/19/97, Lauren Homer, President Law and Liberty Trust, 333 Maple Avenue East, Suite 1085, Vienna, VA 22180, FAX: 1-703-319-3625, E-mail: email@example.com. More information is available at http://www.calebproject.org/pruss.htm. )
Global Glimpse is compiled each week by John Hanna, Caleb Project, Littleton, CO.
WATCH THAT VACATION MAIL PLEASE
Here’s a note to all those with fancy email systems at their offices: “Watch that vacation mail, please!” Remember that if you set your email up with an auto-responder (“I’m on vacation until the 27th of July and will respond after that date.”), you’ll drive conference participants/owners crazy! :-) Most likely, the conference owner will have to manually unsubscribe you (as if they didn’t already have enough to do with normal maintenance). So please do your conference owner (and everyone else on your conference) a favor. If you’re going to do a “vacation mail,” unsubscribe from all conferences first.
PERSONAL RESOURCES FOR POWERFUL PRAYER
Christian Information Network has an entire collection of prayer resources to help you transform your prayers for the world. First is the recently released WindoWatchman II. It contains valuable insights gained first hand from prayer journeyers who participated in Praying Through The Window II in October of 1995. You will also find a colorful pull-out map of the 10/40 Window, captivating photos, informational charts, statistics, and up-dates on ministries working in this very needy region of the world. To purchase, send a check to the Christian Information Network at 11025 State Hwy 83, Colorado Springs, CO 80921 Phone: (719)522-1040 or fax them a credit card at (719)548-9000. See their Web Site: http://www.christian-info.com. They also have tapes from the “Praying With Power Conference,” February 12-15, 1997. Through them, you can learn how prayer is transforming the lives of people in the 10/40 Window — and is altering the course of world history! Available in audio and video. Contact CIN CIN10_40@compuserve.com for a complete list of tapes and prices, but basically, you can get single audio tapes for $5, single videotapes for $20, a 12-tape audio set for $55, a 36-tape video set for $165, as well as complete sets for a bit more. Titles include sessions like, Prayer Sessions for the 10/40 Window Nations, China and Asia Update, Prayer Mobilization, Move of the Holy Spirit in the 10/40 Window-Emeka Nwankpa (Nigeria), Training The Leaders in the Mission Field, Church Planting Strategy, and many many more.
Isn’t it amazing that with email addresses, you never have to worry about from where the person is writing? Our family moved from Cincinnati to Louisville this past Saturday (and there are still stacks upon stacks of boxes everywhere! :-( ) but — with email, for the most part, you never have to worry about the physical locations of your senders! Give me email any day! (More Brigada Today next week, after the boxes get unpacked a bit more! :-))
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