In this issue….
WHAT IN THE WORLD IS BRIGADA?
, pronounced “bree-GAH-dah” (rhymes with armada), is the rough equivalent of a “brigade” — in Russian, Spanish, Portuguese, Albanian and even Filipino! Founded 25 January 1995, 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.
It’s done! AD2000 & Beyond has just released (yesterday!), A Guide for Developing Unreached People Networks
. This 164-page book from AD2000 & Beyond is an updated, edited version of the network info from the Adoption Guidance Program on the web http://www.ad2000.org
. With motivational articles and ‘how to’ suggestions, the guide includes:
- reports from network meetings,
- interviews with network members,
- articles from both networkers and those who train for network development,
- numerous resource lists, including a new 22 page directory of films/videos of unreached peoples.
$12 per book. Order from email@example.com. They’ll also be sure to have plenty at BrigadaFest, Feb. 3-5. Register for BrigadaFest at http://www.teamexpansion.org.
Rocket Talk bills itself as the first fully-featured Internet Voice Messenger in the Universe! Find out why at: http://rockettalk.com
WEB-TRAINING FOR CHURCH-PLANTERS
I love it when trainers make their stuff available on the Net. Church Planting Coaches, a ministry of Youth With A Mission, has launched a website designed to equip frontier mission church planters and those who mentor them. Packed with links, articles, tools, and downloadable resources, this site is a Must-Visit! http://www.byhisgrace.com/cpcoaches/
TRAIN IN AFRICA
Victory Bible Institute (Tulsa, Oklahoma) and Jacksonville Theological Seminary (Jacksonville, Florida) have teamed up to offer a training school in Africa, designed for students desiring a Bachelor, Masters or Doctors degree while learning how to work as a missionary on foreign soil. The students will be taught how to have crusades, street ministry, hospital ministry, children’s ministry, and other practical outreaches. All students must live on campus. School starts February 7, 2000. Tuition is $500.00 US a month that includes room, board, and most all classroom supplies. For an application and a video of the school that includes a review of last years crusades, send $50.00, US to: VBI 7030-C South Lewis # 345, Tulsa Oklahoma 74136. For more information, write Jerry firstname.lastname@example.org
MORE PRACTICAL TRAINING IN AFRICA
Walk Thru the Bible and International Christian Ministries have joined together to bring practical training to Africa. Using the well known Walk Thru the Bible Seminars they are seeking to train one instructor for every 50,000 people. Their immediate target is Anglophone countries in Africa. If you know of key contacts that would like to participate in this training please contact Phil Walker email@example.com
GLOBAL GLIMPSE FROM THE FARM
Farms International is reporting an exciting development in their ministry in Bangladesh. According to field reports from a collaborating mission, six months ago, they saw more than one-thousand adults come to Christ. Since then, despite severe persecution, the numbers have continued to grow with now more than one-thousand additional believers who are becoming active in the church. FARMS International serves the church by equipping families in poverty with the means for self-support.
(Source: MISSION NETWORK NEWS, Friday, November 26, 1999 http://www.gospelcom.net/mnn/MEDIA/farmnews.html
Global Glimpse is gathered occasionally by John Hanna, Caleb Project, Littleton, CO.
FREE EMAIL LIST FOR CHRISTIANS
Check out http://www.christianemailservice.com
, where you can set up a free email list-server for Christians. Thanks for the reminder, Jonathan!
LOOKING FOR A LANGUAGE TRANSLATOR ON THE WEB?
Check out an automatic one at http://www.yupi.com
. Ken says it’s the best! Thanks Ken!
NEW PRAYER MAP
The Bethlehem Map is a celebration of 2000 years of Christian history from the birth of Christ through the present. This new mission and ministry tool is packed full of info to show the progress of the Gospel; the least penetrated areas of the world; the steady growth of the Kingdom of God; etc. etc. Developed by Frank Kaleb Jansen from Norway, whose earlier map has been widely distributed, you can find more information about it at http://www.geocities.com/biblesforall/
VIDEO EQUIPMENT SET FOR REMOTE AREAS
Outreach International has an awesome compact video equipment set available for showing the Jesus Film. It’s especially designed for remote areas and unreached peoples. The airtight, waterproof case is a must when facing dusty roads or monsoon rains! It has traveled by outrigger canoe, been strapped to a horse, and dragged behind a water buffalo to reach remote villages! The 80-lb. suitcase contains a complete sound and video projection system, including 8mm Jesus videos in appropriate languages and other Gospel videos when available. There is also a 29-lb. generator to power the system. Outreach International donates the labor to assemble the sets, and travels to field locations to train local ministers to use the video equipment effectively. They provide these sets at cost or as a gift to those ministering in remote areas. For more info write Bill firstname.lastname@example.org
or check out http://www.outreachinternational.org
or call 970-249-0306 in the USA.
FIND A TIME ZONE… IN AN INTERESTING WAY!
Tony suggested we check out http://www.timeticker.com
if we’re trying to figure out a time zone. You’ll need patience to download the software plug-in needed!
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BRIGADA TODAY IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE FOLLOWING TEAM OF REGULAR VOLUNTEERS:
Global Glimpses: John Hanna, Caleb Project, firstname.lastname@example.org
Brigada Website: Bob Mayhew, WebServant@brigada.org
Brigada Customer Service Manager: email@example.com
Brigada Coordinator: Doug Lucas, Team Expansion & Brigada, DLucas@teamexpansion.org
and many other occasional contributors too numerous to mention!
- But thanks for working together! That’s the dream of Brigada!