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In this issue….
* READY FOR SOME BRIGHT IDEAS???
* CORRECTION: CLICK THOSE HEELS!!!
* TRYING TO TRACK DOWN THAT VIDEO ON MORMONISM???
* “WEB-WATCH FROM PLACES OTHER THAN AMERICA” DEPARTMENT
* THE HARVEST THAT LIVES NEXT DOOR
* WANT TO LEARN TO TYPE IN OTHER LANGUAGES?
* INTENSIVE INTENTIONAL TENTMAKING
* INTENT’S ’98 NATIONAL CONFERENCE
* WANT MORE TRAINING ON MISSIONS PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT?
* WORLD CHRISTIAN CONFERENCE INCOMING!
* CHRISTMAS TIME IN THE TROPICS
* TO SUBSCRIBE TO BRIGADA TODAY
READY FOR SOME BRIGHT IDEAS???
They’re ready for you! Hot off the press comes Wycliffe Bible Translators’ new missions resource, Bright Ideas!. From stories to simulations, ethnic meals to slight-of-hand stunts, crafts and linguistic problem-solving, here’s a new approach to teaching missions. Teachers love the easy-to-follow instructions with minimal outside prep time, overheads provided and thought-provoking Discussion and Application Sections. Fun, interactive, hands-on lessons link knowledge with heart change and heart change with action. “. . . a new standard for teaching missions to children,” says Jan Bell of Kids-Can-Net. “A wonderful resource,” says Jill Harris of Destination 2000. Packet #1 for Teens-Adults $10, Packet #2 for Grades 1-6 $10, or the complete notebook of all 20 lessons combined $23. (Prices include postage.) Send check or money order to Wycliffe Children’s Task Force, 4200 SE Jennings Rd, Portland OR97267-6415. For more information, you could also contact Dorothea Lander, Wycliffe Bible Translators, Children’s Missions Materials Research and Development, Dorothea_Lander@wycliffe.org.
CORRECTION: CLICK THOSE HEELS!!!
Sorry about last week… when I said we could now “click those heals!” [sic] (it really was sick!!!), I really meant, “click those heels!” :-) Thanks Lionel! But the intent of the message remains just as promising: beginning next issue of Brigada Today, Don and Judy Pratt, of Topeka, KS, will be taking on Customer Relations for Brigada! We’re very grateful for their partnership!!! (Well — I don’t know about you but I’m very grateful for their partnership! :-))
TRYING TO TRACK DOWN THAT VIDEO ON MORMONISM???
It’s apparently about 40 minutes in length and includes an overview of Mormon doctrine, as well as how to witness to Mormons worldwide. You could try calling (800) 866-3621 or writing Customer Services, Foreign Mission Board, PO Box 6767, Richmond, Virginia, VA 23230-0767, USA. It’s supposed to be hot!
“WEB-WATCH FROM PLACES OTHER THAN AMERICA” DEPARTMENT
Check out this link from Linkoping, Sweden, where Lars Widerberg is hoping you’ll join the Intercessors Network! Complete with an update on the Swedish prayer movement… and there’s even a parallel site in Swedish in case you need it! :-) http://home5.swipnet.se/~w-54890
THE HARVEST THAT LIVES NEXT DOOR
World Relief in the Bay Area will sponsor the “Ethnic Harvest Briefing,” Saturday, January 17, 1998, from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon at Glad Tidings Church, 1280 Webster, San Francisco. World Relief hopes to take a look at Christian ministry in the many ethnic groups who live next door. Those interested in attending or speaking should visit http://expage.com/page/ethnicharvest or email Rich Sexton, Director, World Relief, San Francisco, firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information.
WANT TO LEARN TO TYPE IN OTHER LANGUAGES?
Well now, at least your computer can display the fonts. (Learning to type the words will have to be up to you! :-) ) Apparently you have to visit ftp://ftp.dayspring.com/fonts to
1. the actual font files (for example Central Asian Courier, Arial and Times)
2. Microsoft Multiboot Utility (language.exe)
3. the keyboard drivers for WIN95.
With those three parts, you’re on! Thanks to Jane and all her colleagues in Spillern who are helping with this!
INTENSIVE INTENTIONAL TENTMAKING
INTENT will run a TENTMAKER BOOT CAMP at Tabernacle Presbyterian Church, 418 East 34th Street, Indianapolis, Indiana, on January 23 (beginning at 5pm) – 24, 1998. Saturday will be built around two tracks: Marketplace (Job Takers) and Entrepreneurial (Job Makers) approaches to being a Kingdom Professional. If you are in the area, don’t miss this opportunity to get information on overseas job opportunities and practical helps with “next steps!” Contact INTENT at 1-800-478-2598 or email email@example.com for more information and to register. Brochures will be available in December.
INTENT’S ’98 NATIONAL CONFERENCE
With the theme, “INTENT ’98: MANY JOBS; ONE TASK – Networking Professionals For Global Impact,” INTENT’s National Gathering will convene May 15-17, 1998 at the Divine Word Retreat Center, “Techny Towers,” located about 20 minutes from O’Hare International Airport in Techny, IL. Dr. Christy Wilson will be the featured speaker, supported by other plenary speakers, and selected workshop/breakout sessions in two tracks — Job Takers and Job Makers. There will be an emphasis on Afghanistan and lots of networking time. Simultaneously, the content of INTENT ’98 will focus on what God is doing through tentmaking, as well as what He will do through the Finisher’s Project in mobilizing second career baby boomers to “move beyond success to significance,” as Bob Buford of Tyler, Texas puts it so well. Contact INTENT AT 1-800-478-2598 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Brochures will be available in January.
WANT MORE TRAINING ON MISSIONS PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT?
Try TCMC (Training Church Missions Champions), a ministry of ACMC, Inc., Church Resource Ministries, Evangelical Free Church Missions and OMF, Int. They’ve just announced their 1998 training schedule. In the last two years, TCMC has trained 75 church missions professionals from churches, denominations and mission agencies to be more effective in helping churches to develop their missions programs. For more information, request a program description and applications from Larry Walker, ACMCSW@Compuserve.com. The schedule for ’98 includes the following Phase I programs:
Jan 22-25 Dana Point, CA
Apr 16-19 Chicago
July 23-26 Mid-West
in addition to these Phase II follow-ups…
June 15-18 Calvary Chapel Conference Center, Murrieta, CA
Nov 12-15 Mid-West
WORLD CHRISTIAN CONFERENCE INCOMING!
The World Christian Conference will be holding its annual conference at Redwood Christian Park in Santa Cruz, CA over Presidents’ Day weekend, Feb. 13-16, 1998. The theme this year is: Launch Out! Claiming our Legacy: Discipling the Nations. The plenary speakers will be Dr. Samuel Ling, General Director of China Horizon. Ms. Elizabeth Lowe, Minister-at-Large OMF U.S. and a WCC alumnus currently working with an unreached people group in Euro-Asia.
Workshop topics includes: Serving As a Sender with Neal Pirolo, author of the best selling book Serving as Senders. Assessing Yourself for Overseas Ministry with Dr. Ken Royer of Link Care and 6 other practical workshops.
For more information please contact Derrick Tan at CyTan@juno.com or check out their web site http://www.octlab.com/wcc98 (still under construction).
CHRISTMAS TIME IN THE TROPICS
Maybe you know someone who, this Christmas season, is laboring away in the tropics, away from family back home. Searching for just the right gift? Here’s one idea. A phone card! I’m talking about the limited kind… good for, say, 30 minutes in your home country. That ought to give them at least a 10-minute call home to grandparents or uncles or whoever. Check to be sure such phone cards are internationally transferable (seldom, in fact) — and if they’re not, mail the phone card to the grandparent as a gift to the on-site worker in the tropic. It’ll still carry just as much meaning. Europe has had these cards for years, and only recently have we started seeing the spring up in any quantities in the USA. But now they’re everywhere — at every gas station, Wal-Mart, and even the Mom-and-Pop stores. So . . . this Christmas, give the gift that carries more meaning than a tin of popcorn could ever tackle — put a missionary in touch with those significant others, voice-to-voice. God bless your day!
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