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Joseph Project 2000 is helping to equip Christians, especially churches, prepare for whatever y2k brings. You can serve the Body of Christ by starting a chapter of Joseph Project 2000 in your city our country. chapter directors serve primarily as networkers. This is not a fulltime job; all workers are volunteers. To learn more, browse or email


bookBev Caruso, a missionary and published author working with Joseph Project 2000, has written a book called Readiness with a Purpose – How to Prepare for Tough Times. This handbook takes you step-by-step through: Preparing Your Home; Preparing Your Neighborhood; and Preparing Your Church to Minister After a Disaster. Learn more at Although written from a U.S. perspective, much of the material can be adapted for use in other nations. Visit the Orange County, CA USA site at Email Bev or write to: Joseph Project 2000-OC, P.O. Box 3464, Orange, CA 92865 USA.


Brigada Logo This new addition to the Brigada family is a weekly newsletter devoted to bringing together in one place news about the persecuted church. While reader input is invited, it is not a discussion list. In addition to the newsletter, urgent prayer requests may be issued periodically when time is of the essence. Particular care is given to security issues in sensitive world areas. To receive this weekly newsletter send any message the address:


Brigada Logo While this discussion list has been in the Brigada family for several years, it has remained fairly inactive. We are seeking to revitalize it. We invite anyone with an interest in medical missions to join. Health professionals, mission executives, and especially people in the field will find this a good place to share information and resources, connect for long and short-term projects, and pray for medical missions and health care around the world. Discussion of general relief work is also welcome. To join this open discussion group send any message to the address:


world globe The United Arab Emirates is one of the countries of the 10/40 window, and is 85% Muslim. Nevertheless, San Antonio evangelist Sammy Tippit has been able to preach an evangelistic message in open air meetings in Dubai, UAE’s capital. “Spiritual Eruption Dubai,” as the campaign is called, has seen converts from Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism through the course of the four meetings, which also include an Arabic language choir and translation into Arabic. Messages are being videotaped and will be beamed by satellite to the entire gulf area.
(Source: March 17, 1999, Mission Network News, and God’s Love In Action web sites.)
Global Glimpse is compiled each week by John Hanna, Caleb Project, Littleton, CO.


Register request for your favorite organized effort or people group at using password “Hudson”. Browse requests at using password “Florence”.


books John would like to know. He’s gathering a booklist for What book(s) would you recommend for these subjects? Settling your Call, Support Raising, Presenting Ministry, Communication with Supporters, Practical things every Missionary should know, Establishing a Work that will last (i.e. Indigenous Missions), Family, Education of Children, Inter-Personal Relationships, and the best Biography for a Missionary to read. You may think of other subjects besides these, we would welcome those recommendations as well.


Are you looking for an interactive adult curriculum that can be used in Sunday school classes, small groups or with short-term teams? “Discovering Our Place in His Plans” has just been released. It addresses: What will happen to those who have never heard or responded to the Gospel? What is the status of global outreach? How can I be involved meaningfully in God’s agenda? How can my church participate in God’s global cause? It is a great tool to use during missions conferences. For more information, contact NextStep Resources at or 800-444-BOOK.


ACLC ’99, a special and strategic conference hosted by the Diocese of Singapore, brings in the best from the Province of South East Asia. It gives an opportunity for Anglican churches and ministries in our Province to share what the Lord is doing. For more details, please visit our website at or email jean


laptop computer CornerStone Portable Computers is a Christian Non-Profit ministry, that exists to provide resources for the mobilization of Pastors, Missionaries, Christian Schools, Organizations, and Lay Christians World-Wide to the spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ. They provide the lowest possible pricing on laptop computers. They are the largest supplier of Toshiba notebook computers to Christian organizations world-wide. CornerStone’s website is For inquires or assistance contact Steve or Bill or call 760-471-9144.


movie cameraThanks to Mark Kelly (Advance) for his note about a free 30-minute video called ” Treasures in Darkness – God’s passion for Muslims,” which is designed to mobilize churches into reaching the Muslim world. For information, contact


If you enjoy world time clocks, you’ll like Active Earth. At least Tim thinks so! :-) He recommends it! Cloudless satellite photographs of our planet are the backdrop for the program, a sophisticated world time program that tracks the movement of the sun across the face of the earth in real time. The areas in daylight are shown in colorful detail, and the portions of the globe in darkness are displayed in the pale glow of the moon–look closely and you’ll even see the city lights shining out into space from major metropolitan centers. A row of clocks below the image provides the current time in cities around the world. You can create additional clocks for more than 500 locations and have those cities displayed on the image of Earth. Other features of ActiveEarth include graphical plotting of time zones and differences between cities, visual tools for understanding the movement of the sun and moon over the globe, and the ability to synchronize your PC’s clock with atomic clock servers via the Internet. Grab it for $30 on the Net at:,156,0317-1-002,00.html


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