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WHAT IN THE WORLD IS BRIGADA?

Brigada Logo Brigada, pronounced “bree-GAH-dah” (rhymes with armada), is the rough equivalent of a “brigade” — in Russian, Spanish, Portuguese, and even Filipino! The idea is to stand side by side to pass buckets of hope for those most in need of Christ’s eternal message! Check out nearly 5 years of weekly back issues at https://brigada.org. See recent back issues and links at http://www.eGroups.com/list/brigada-today. Brigada Today is compiled by Doug Lucas DLucas@teamexpansion.org, Louisville, KY.
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1999 MEDICAL MISSION CONFERENCE

lighting the way And we do mean 1999! (How in the world did last week’s edition borrow a paragraph from last year’s conference info! I must have been sleep-keyboarding again! :-) ) The 4th Annual Medical Mission Conference will be held at Southeast Christian Church November 12 – 13, 1999, in Louisville, Kentucky. To me, this conference is the premier medical missions event of each and every year. I haven’t heard of anything that rivals its depth and breadth. Check out speakers, workshops, displays, missions orgs, and mingle with hundreds of like-minded med-types. This is the event. Southeast Christian Church’s new facility is located on Blankenbaker Parkway, just off the Blankenbaker Road exit on Interstate 64. Details for the conference including hotel information and conference registration are available on the conference web site at: http://www.medicalmissions.com or by calling Stephanie at: 502-253-8950 ext. 4725.
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MINI-PERSPECTIVES BIBLE-STUDY NOW AVAILABLE

Bible Yahooo! Here’s a new Bible-study course called “Path to God’s Glory” that you’ll want to incorporate into your plan for fostering greater world vision in the local church. Its design allows for individual, small group, and classroom study in either a four- or eight-week format. Study God’s master plan from Genesis through Revelation, God’s redemptive movement over the last 4,000 years, practical ways for individuals and groups to join God in His plan today, and tons more. To order, please call (in the USA or via net2Phone) 1-800-366-9673 or (elsewhere) (502) 253-8200. Or email PathToGodsGlory@juno.com or snail-mail Southeast Christian Church, Attn: Missions Department, 920 Blankenbaker Parkway, Louisville, KY 40243-1845. Great work, Joe markulike@aol.com. It’s finally done!
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YOUR GUIDE TO TODAY’S CULTS

He’s done it again! Ken has assembled a great file on cults . . . and you can grab it for free by sending an email message to: cults-resources@brigada.worldchurches.org. As always, we’re greatly grateful for those who put together these super resources for the Brigada family!
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GEAR UP FOR HIV WORK

Get this… Youth with A Mission’s University of the Nation is now ready to train you to minister to people living with HIV/AIDS. They’ve got a new school running on the Kona Campus in October 2000 with topics like, “HIV/AIDS Fact and Fiction, God’s Character to love people living with HIV/AIDS, Spiritual Bondage of sexual and drug addictions, Pre & Post Test Counseling, Death, Dying and handling Greif, Self-care.” Now you can educate yourself and the world and take the fear out of AIDS/HIV. For more info., write Sue at suge@uofnkona.edu.
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GLOBAL GLIMPSE OF GOD’S POWER

world globe A Chinese man was angry when his wife returned late from a Christian gathering one day. He began to beat her with his belt and screamed that he would only stop when his belt broke in two. “Strangely, the belt broke right then…”, he wrote to the Christian radio station FEBC. “My wife didn’t hold it against me, but simply remained quiet. I was ashamed and unable to sleep, so eventually woke my wife and asked her to forgive me. I thought that God would most likely not accept such an evil person as me, but my wife told me that God loved me and would save all those who believed in him. I confessed my sins and prayed with my wife.”
(Source: Far East Broadcasting Corporation http://www.febc.org via FridayFax 1999 issue 41, 15 October http://www.cmd.org.nz/ffaxnu.html).
Global Glimpse is compiled by John Hanna, Caleb Project, Littleton, CO.
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GO TO SCHOOL ON THE GLOBE

graduation cap Have you heard about Global Leadership School 2000? It’s Bethany World Prayer Center’s brand spankin’ new discipleship program designed to propel this generation of youth into the harvest field. It’s an intensive discipleship and ministry training program to teach young future leaders how to shake the world through Prayer, Cell Church Ministry and an unrelenting passion for Unreached People Groups. Call or write today for a comprehensive application and information packet: tel. 225-774-1700 or email gls2000@bethany.com. You can also check out http://www.bethany.com.
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LEAD THE BLIND MORE CLEARLY

Now you can! Just grab Ken’s new file on resources for reaching the sightless… by sending a message to: blind-resources@brigada.worldchurches.org. It’ll be emailed to your doorstep. Great work Ken!
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BRIGADA TODAY IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE FOLLOWING TEAM OF REGULAR VOLUNTEERS:

*Global Glimpses: John Hanna, Caleb Project, jhanna@cproject.com
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*and many other occasional contributors too numerous to mention!
But thanks for working together! That’s the dream of Brigada!
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