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Brigada Today is “the missionary helper newsletter!”
Compiled by Doug Lucas DLucas@teamexpansion.org>, Louisville, KY
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- GREETING CARDS WITH A MISSION MESSAGE
- NEW MISSIONS TEXT ON REACHING RESISTANT PEOPLES
- AT THE RISK OF STARTING A LONG DISTANCE WAR…
- BOB ADDS TO “HOW TO KEEP YOUR EMAIL FRIENDS”
- INTENT’S ANNUAL GATHERING FOR TENTMAKERS
- FROM SENDEE TO SENDER: HELLO LATIN AMERICA!
- UNLOCKING AN UNREACHED GROUP
- SEEKING EDITORS
- INSTITUTE OF ISLAMIC STUDIES, 1999
- WHERE’S THE HOOPLA ABOUT FINISHING THE TASK?
- TO SUBSCRIBE TO BRIGADA TODAY
GREETING CARDS WITH A MISSION MESSAGE
NEW MISSIONS TEXT ON REACHING RESISTANT PEOPLES
AT THE RISK OF STARTING A LONG DISTANCE WAR…
BOB ADDS TO “HOW TO KEEP YOUR EMAIL FRIENDS”
- Break the text into brief paragraphs, adding a blank line between each paragraph and indenting the first line of each.
For many people, reading text onscreen is daunting enough as it is. Long, unbroken text is visually intimidating and likely to go unread.” Then he referred to my long paragraph before the “top ten list.” Ouch. I guess if the shoe fits!
INTENT’S ANNUAL GATHERING FOR TENTMAKERS
- entrepreneurial business
- the marketplace job takers
- education and TESOL
- relief and development/with micro-enterprise development
The special feature of this conference is to be able to network with practitioners, to consult with mentors, to brainstorm with facilitators, and to participate in what God is doing through Kingdom Professionals. A Practitioner’s Forum is scheduled on Thursday evening, May 20, and during the day on Friday, May 21, in open networking roundtable discussions for those who are already involved in tentmaking in order to give these action-oriented professionals the opportunity to build relationships with others of equal stature in the industry and the opportunity to discuss issues and to share perspectives. For more information, contact email@example.com or call Dorothy Blaha at 1-800-478-2598.
(Note that Intent isn’t a function of Weaton College.)
FROM SENDEE TO SENDER: HELLO LATIN AMERICA!
UNLOCKING AN UNREACHED GROUP
- write feature articles on a bi-weekly basis in keeping with the topic of the cube
- approve and edit articles submitted by contributing editors
- chose and manage a select list of links pursuant to the category
- write reviews of Christian resources available on the net on a once a month basis
INSTITUTE OF ISLAMIC STUDIES, 1999
WHERE’S THE HOOPLA ABOUT FINISHING THE TASK?
As for me, I’m looking forward to the Heartland MissionFest in Tulsa this coming February. I really didn’t have time to go (I will have gotten home from a two-week trip to North Africa and Bosnia just 48 hours before having to open the first of 8 or so workshops I have to present in Tulsa). But I also hated to miss it. Luis Bush will be there, along with an update on the progress of the Joshua Project 2000 and the “next steps.” If memory serves, this will be the first update from AD2000 in about a year. So… I’m looking forward to hearing it “straight from the horse’s mouth,” so to speak. If you’d like to catch Luis, Law, (and maybe even Lucas?) in Tulsa, browse http://www.allpeoples.org/hmf or write firstname.lastname@example.org. And while you’re there, look for the Brigada exhibit. It’ll be the first one ever in history – and I have no clue what it’ll look like!
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