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Brigada Today is “the missionary helper newsletter!”
Compiled by Doug Lucas , Louisville, KY
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In this issue….

* AND NOW A WORD FROM A SPONSOR!
* GET “SITE SNAGGER” TO DOWNLOAD WHOLE WEB SITES FOR FREE!
* GLOBAL GLIMPSE FROM REMOTE MONGOLIA
* CLARIFICATION ON MOST SPOKEN LANGUAGES
* NEED A FREE FORMS PRINTER?
* GREAT STATS ON OUR GLOBAL VILLAGE
* HOW TO SPOT A COMPUTER VIRUS HOAX IN ONE EASY LESSON
* HERE’S AN ADOPT-A-PEOPLE PROJECT THAT’S BRINGING PEOPLE TOGETHER!
* DEPUTATION PLANNER NOW AVAILABLE ON BRIGADA SITE
* POST YOUR FINANCIAL NEEDS AND HOPE TO FIND A GIVER!
* ATTENTION SPORTS EVANGELISM FOLKS!
* GET YOUR SHIPPING INFO
* PRAY FOR NAGANO
* PEOPLE GROUP BOOK RELEASED
* CONFERENCE TO FEATURE TENTMAKING
* TO SUBSCRIBE TO BRIGADA TODAY

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AND NOW A WORD FROM A SPONSOR!
Can you believe it? Someone actually sponsoring Brigada!??? It’s great! Out of the blue this past week, we received a $250 check from Central Presbyterian Church, 7308 York Rd., Baltimore, MD 21204! Tell ya what…. if you live close to these people, would you give ’em a ring and thank them for their investment in making Brigada happen!??? We have to pay annual rental costs for the web site, plus fees, phone calls, plus the administrative costs of answering faxes and tons of email, and best of all, it’s just nice to know that someone wants to “share a moment with the world!” :-) Thanks tons to the great folks at Central Pres. If you live in the Baltimore area and you’re Presbyterian and you don’t have a church home, please seek them out! They’re apparently trying their best to develop a solid missions outreach. Because of their $250 sponsorship, we’ll now set up a reference to them and a big “thank you” on the Brigada web site at https://brigada.org on the ” sponsors page.” I think we’ve only had one before in our whole life!!! This is like Christmas!!! :-) (By the way, if you ever have leftover contingency funds or whatever, and if you’d like to join the battle, the address is
Brigada Today
c/o 3700 Hopewell Rd.
Louisville, KY 40299.

Thanks for the thought!)

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GET “SITE SNAGGER” TO DOWNLOAD WHOLE WEB SITES FOR FREE!
I wish I’d known about it earlier, before I went out and paid for Teleport Pro (granted… that was 6 months ago). I wanted the capability to download an entire web site — like the whole AD2000 site, or the entire Caleb Project Site — so I could then take it with me when I had to lead seminars or consult with local churches. If I’d only known about Site Snagger (for free) then I would have snagged it instead! Well it’s not too late for you . . . . Just point your browser to: http://www.zdnet.com/pcmag/pctech/content/17/04/ut1704.001.html and you can download Site Snagger which will enable your PC to download entire websites in a single bound! Set it into action before you hit the sack, and in the morning, you’ll have an entire reference set of the JP2000 files right there locally on your PC. Can’t beat that with a stick. Best thing since sliced bread. Just remember, you heard about on Brigada!

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GLOBAL GLIMPSE FROM REMOTE MONGOLIA
world globe Missionary radio broadcasters report miraculous church growth in Inner Mongolia, along China’s northern border. Recently the Words of Hope broadcast coordinator had an opportunity to spend some time in the capital city of Inner Mongolia, Hohhot. He attended 9:30 AM service that was packed with over 1,500 people. That church is just one of 40 large churches just in the capitol city of Hohhot. In 13 years the church there has grown from two thousand believers to over 150-thousand with no obvious explanation except the move of the Holy Spirit.
(Source: Mission Network News broadcast, Feb 3, 1998 interviewing Words of Hope radio’s Lee DeYoung. www.gospelcom.net/mnn>
Global Glimpse is compiled each week by John Hanna, Caleb Project, Littleton, CO.

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CLARIFICATION ON MOST SPOKEN LANGUAGES
lighting the way Several folks wrote in to ask about Justin Long’s gem@xc.org research on languages “WOULD THE REAL “LARGEST LANGUAGES” PLEASE STAND UP?”). (Justin works with David Barrett at the GEM office, where they’re preparing the next edition of the _World Christian Encyclopedia_.) He clarified this past week, that the top six groups on the list should have looked like this:
Mandarin Chinese 551 million
English 265 million
Spanish 227 million
Hindi 168 million
Arabic 144 million
Russian 142 million [not “1442 million”
as he reported last week]
Justin commented, “Yes, Russian was meant to be 142 million. … [and] What I meant by second language speakers was that many people, for example, speak Russian as a SECOND language (e.g. they might speak Turkish, but also be fluent in Russian.) So, those numbers are for people who speak the language as their first or “mother tongue”; they don’t include all the people who have learned the language. An example: my wife is included in the “English” mother tongue speaker total. However, she also knows French and Spanish, so she would be included in “second language speakers” if we were to give those totals (which we will in the forthcoming World Christian Encyclopedia 2). With second language speakers Turkish MIGHT be in the top 5, but it’s certainly in the top 10. Another item of confusion: some people talk about “Turkish” being in the top 5 but only when they consider all the Turkish-related languages. When we list Turkish, we are talking only about Turkish itself, not about the others.

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NEED A FREE FORMS PRINTER?
You got it. If you can give a receipt from a non-profit, then you can have a DataSouth Model XL-300DD 9-pin heavy-duty printer from Easley, SC, as a donation. It handles up to 9-part forms. Serial of parallel connection. Draft speed 300 cps. Tractor feed. Shipping wt. 35 lbs. Can print various kinds of barcodes. Was used by a software distributor for invoice printing. For more info., contact Roger W. Johnson RogerJ@xc.org, (864)834-0272, of Mission Computer Update. Thanks Roger!

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GREAT STATS ON OUR GLOBAL VILLAGE
Thanks to Billy bphenix@pop.mindspring.com for bringing the site, http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Forum/1910/wvp.html, to our attention. What a great view of our global village: If we were to reduce the world population to a village of 1000 inhabitants; then this would be our reality…

* 520 are Woman & 480 are Men

* Places of Origin:
584 are Asians
124 are Africans
84 are Latin Americans
95 are Eastern/Western Europeans
55 are Russians
52 are North Americans
4 are Australians
2 are from New Zealand

There are tons more stats there at the site. You can also get an ASCII version.

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HOW TO SPOT A COMPUTER VIRUS HOAX IN ONE EASY LESSON
Bob Sutterfield says browse http://ciac.llnl.gov/ciac/CIACHoaxes.html#joincrew. Bottom line: Before you relay an alleged virus “warning” to tons of people on your mailing list, check out its validity on a virus tracking site (like the one above).

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HERE’S AN ADOPT-A-PEOPLE PROJECT THAT’S BRINGING PEOPLE TOGETHER!
Galen Daily gdaily@gwe.net emailed us this past week to update us on her small town, (population of 15,000) where several churches and the local YWAM base have banded together to facilitate various ministries and to adopt an unreached people group(s). She wrote, While we are still in the formative stages it looks like the Lord would have us do the following:

* Provide an additional prayer covering to the work among the Papago people.
* Come along side an existing agency already working with the Huichol people.
* Provide a means for offering a variety of short term missions trips ranging from “vacations with a purpose” to those which are challenging physically and spiritually.
* Adopt a people in SW China.
* Adopt a people in Nepal.

The partnership works because each partner ministry is given the freedom to maintain its own distinctiveness and its own missions focus. What each partner agency brings to the partnership is a function of what the Lord has laid on the hearts of the leadership of the individual agency. The burden among the members of the partnership is for all the lost; not just the people they have traditionally worked with.

The two primary churches are very different; one is Presbyterian (PCUSA) and the other Foursquare. The partnership works because each pastor loves and respects the other, and each has a heart for missions. Both pastors also love and respect the director of the YWAM base.

The partnership had its beginnings with a series of meetings between missions oriented leaders from the two churches. These meetings led to the co-teaching of missions classes between the churches and then the idea of the partnership was born.

We are constantly trying to expand the partnership. We have contacted the bulk of the churches in town with an invitation to join us and are continuing in our attempts to build relationships with them.

I am Galen Daily and I coordinate the partnership. I would be happy to answer any questions about how the Lord led us to our current level of cooperation. I can be reached at gdaily@gwe.net or (970) 249-8933.

Much of what we have gone through is covered in an excellent course called Resource Advocate Training Seminar. The seminar is coordinated by John Hanna of Caleb Project. The next seminar is scheduled for May 7-9, 1998 in Littleton, Colorado. John can be reached at JHanna@cproject.com or (303) 730-4170.
[Great stuff, Galen!!!] thumbs-up

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DEPUTATION PLANNER NOW AVAILABLE ON BRIGADA SITE
If you’re still considering downloading the Deputation Organizer software, it’s now available at: https://brigada.org/world/depuzip.exe

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POST YOUR FINANCIAL NEEDS AND HOPE TO FIND A GIVER!
What a great idea! Joe Taylor jwt01@email.msn.com has a great idea: Find those needing mission funds and match them with people who would like to give them bucks! :-) Seriously… check his site at http://www.giversministry.org Should become a very popular site! :-)

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ATTENTION SPORTS EVANGELISM FOLKS!
Dale Smith fishville@aol.com is looking for the name and contact information for all mission agencies who coordinate summer mission trips using high school athletes in sports evangelism. If you’re involved, drop him a line! Dale, please send us a compilation in a couple of weeks, okay? Thanks!

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GET YOUR SHIPPING INFO
Need to ship something overseas???

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PRAY FOR NAGANO
The Nagano Olympics Evangelism Committee has put together some prayer requests for Christians interested in praying for this effort. Browse http://members.aol.com/nagano98/ for the list. Thanks to “M Mejia” for the tip!

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PEOPLE GROUP BOOK RELEASED
Duke University Press has published the revised and expanded edition of The Tatars of Crimea, Return to the Homeland edited by Edward A. Allworth. Those who would like to order the book should call Duke University Press at (919) 687-3639 or fax (919) 688-4391. Paper edition (0-8223-1994-2) $ 19.95, Unjacketed cloth edition (0-8223-1985-3) $ 59.95 (for library use). Thanks

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CONFERENCE TO FEATURE TENTMAKING
It’s May 15-17, 1998, “Intent ’98: Many Jobs; One Task” to be held at the Techny Towers, 12 miles northeast of O’Hare airport, beginning Friday May 15, ending Sunday. Plenary speakers include J. Christy Wilson, Ruth Siemens (with Global Opportunities), Ron George and Norm and Jacquelyn Friberg. There’s be a ton of workshops, questions & interaction. For more info. write DorothyBlaha@msn.com or call Intent at 1-800-478-2598 (toll-free in the USA, or use net-2-phone).

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