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AD2000’S NEW CD IS LOADED WITH INFO…

cd-rom Finally got a copy of that “Light the Window” CD. It’s everything they said it would be… General Information and Publications from the Int’l Office, The Joshua Project 2000 Unreached Peoples Lists (sure you can get it at their web site, but here’s a complete list in a useful form for you to take on the road when the web isn’t available), Unreached Peoples Prayer Profiles, The Adoption Guidance Program, People Adoption Registration Form, and tons more. Brigada readers can purchase it for $9! Fax credit card info. to 719-576-2685 in the USA (Visa, Master Card, American Express, or Discover Card orders accepted), or write Info@ad2000.org. There’s also a plastic case version available from YWAM (but all we have are telephone numbers for that version: 1-800-922-2143 in the USA, or 425- 771-1153 elsewhere) for $11.99.
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NOTECARDS AT .COM NOT .CON

Remember those note cards from last week? Find them at http://www.kingdomgraphics.com not .con. :-) The contributor of the item apologizes for any inconvenience.. but I really should have noticed it when I pasted the URL in.
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THE VALUE OF SHORT TERM OUTREACHES

Here is an opportunity for you to be involved in a manual that will be a practical guide in helping organizations, churches and individuals in understanding the value of short-term outreaches. It will focus on the “how to” and the “why” questions, specifically focused on taking teams to unreached peoples. It will give suggestions about pit falls and how to be culturally sensitive touching on issues of contectulization. If anyone has any material to contribute to this manual on The Value Of Short Term Outreahces please could you forward it to charliep@info.bw or send it to: Charlie, PO BOX 448, MAUN, BOTSWANA.
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AFRICAN SOCIAL MESSAGE VIDEOS

movie camera DSR has over 80 top-quality African titles on a variety of social developmental subjects, and has distributed 20,000+ videos worldwide over the last dozen years. They are implementing a new discount program during the summer of 1999. The second video ordered is at half price – or every other video you buy is 50% off. Please email for more information or a free catalog. Or check out the DSR web site. All videos are in stock for quick delivery. Most orders can be shipped within one day. DSR encourages inquiries for special pricing on large orders. Just ask and you shall (probably) receive! Steve is the guy … ssmith@dsr-inc.com. The site is: http://www.catalog.com/dsr/film.htm.
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SHARPENING YOUR INTERPERSONAL SKILLS WORKSHOP

CAM International and Dallas Theological Seminary are sponsoring this workshop in Dallas, TX, primarily for missionaries but also open to mission pastors and seminary students. Write karenworthington@dts.edu for more information. Or browse http://www.RelationshipSkills.com.
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CORRESPONDENCE SCHOOL DATABASE TRIAL VERSION

graduation capRemember that database we mentioned previously that’s designed to help those administrating correspondence courses? Well now the authors have forged a trial version in true “try-before-you-buy” fashion. This trial version is the fully operational database but limited to five individuals/students. The’ll remove this limitation when you register it according to the instructions included in the download file and database. The self-extracting download file is approximately 11 Mbytes, so it may take a while to download depending upon your modem speed. Check it out at: http://www.rkhs.com/donandbev/database.htm.
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CHRISTIAN COMICS/CARTOON BOOKS NOW AVAILABLE ON-LINE

Just rec’d this item from Nate: “Thanks to a great tip from a recent BRIGADA …, ROX35 Media, Inc. is now offering a new resource to fill the gap created by the demise of the Christian Comics Catalog last year. In association with Amazon.com, the Christian Comics International web site (which ROX35 maintains as a ministry service) is now listing 20 different Christian comics, cartoon, and related paperback & hardback books which can be ordered on-line, on-the-spot, including Bible adaptations, comics paperbacks, cartoon collections, and more. This is a “win-win-win” situation because
  1. It is a valuable resource to everyone who is looking for Christian comics,
  2. It supports individual Christians and Christian publishers who are producing this material,
  3. It advances ROX35’s mission to encourage use of Christian comics for evangelism & discipleship, and
  4. It will raise some additional funding for the comics training ministry work of ROX35 Media, Inc. via the commissions received on each book purchased through the CCI site.

You can browse at: http://users.aol.com/ChriCom/buybooks.html.”

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IN THOSE ANONYMOUS TIMES, WHO DO YOU CHOOSE TO BE?

You know the times I mean. You’re traveling along on a train in a country where nobody even knows your name. You’re in an airport far away from home. Or maybe you’re just out in the bush at a village where your mission doesn’t have a project – and you know that no one in the world even knows where you are. In those times and all the other “anonymous” times, who do you choose to be?

I’m beginning to think that those are the times in which we learn most about ourselves. Because when we’re with others who know us, we probably tend to model our behavior a little bit like their expectations. But when your totally anonymous… where do your eyes glance? Where do your thoughts take you about the person you just met?

I have a feeling that Paul must have worked this out. He wrote, in II Co. 5:16 and following, “So from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view. … Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!”

So you see my point – when we’re in those totally anonymous times, maybe that’s when we need to work all the harder to become the person He wants us to be for that moment. This morning I’m in one of those situations at the University of Oklahoma. I had to choose carefully to get up and have quiet time with the Lord – and with the schedule here, I had to rise at 4:50am to do it. But I’m beginning to realize that it’s those little decisions… the ones at 4:50 in the morning when nobody in the whole world will know it except you and God – those are the times that mold us into the people God wants us to be. I went out, found a gazebo, and sang out loud to the Lord and realized… that was the place He wanted me to be this morning.

So where does He want you to be today?

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