In this issue….

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TRACTS, TRACTS AND MORE TRACTS: FREE FILE FOR DOWNLOADING!

Brigada autoresponder Ken KennethWes@aol.com has done it again! Here’s a 130K file ready for retrieval, loaded with sources and resources for Christian tracts around the world in various languages. To get your copy of his directory, just send an email to tracts@brigada.org and our server will obediently zoom the file to your inbox.
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RESOURCES FOR THOSE WORKING IN RUSSIAN

Brigada autoresponder Are you (or someone you know) trying to reach out to a Russian-speaking world? Have a look at Ken’s 170K file stocked full of resources for outreach in Russian language. To get your copy, just write russian_resources@brigada.org and a copy will be sent automatically to your doorstep by our server.
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MOBILIZE PRAYER FOR THE UNREACHED

movie camera YWAM Strategic Frontiers International has released a new, professionally-produced video series to generate prayer for some of the 127 key unreached people groups in the 10/40 Window. The first 13 videos in “The Waiting World” Volume One is ideal for churches or small groups in it’s 5-minute format and gives specific prayer points for the people group featured. Printed materials for church bulletin inserts afford viewers the chance to link up with front line missionaries or start a home front alliance. Available now in English and PAL or NTSC. Suggested donation is U$S99.95, which includes shipping and handling. Call 800-FOR-YWAM or 719-226-3006 (USA, Col. Springs) or email WaitingWorld@sfcos.org.
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COLUMBIA INSTITUTE OF MUSLIM STUDIES

graduation cap Under the direction of Dr. Warren Larson, this intensive study program is slated for July 10- August 4, 2000 at Columbia International University, Columbia, South Carolina. Gain the understanding you need for fruitful ministry among Muslims during these consecutive two-week intensive sessions. Course options for Session I, July 10-21 include: Introduction to Islam, Women in Islam and Folk Islam. Session II offers: July 24-August 4: Muslim Evangelism, Church Planting Among Muslims and Revelation, Qur’an and Muslim Traditions. You may take these courses for credit ($897 each) or audit ($150 each). Instructors include international mission leaders and scholars of Islam: Dr. Steve Johnson, Dr. David Cashin, Ms. Donna Smith, Dr. Phil Parshall, Rev. Richard Bailey and Mr. Sam Soloman. Brochures are available by writing muslimstudies@ciu.edu or by calling 803-754-4100 ext. 3325. To qualify for a possible scholarship, make sure you apply on or before May 1, 2000.
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SIMPLE PHOTO TIPS FOR MISSIONARIES

camera This 7-page website article covers some very basic tips for improving your photography. It’s written from the perspective of what the missions committee in your home church might be looking for in the photos you send them and includes some photo examples (good and bad). It does not assume the reader has a lot of experience or expensive photo equipment. See it at: http://www.fastlane.net/~peggyjc/phototip.htm. You can request a text-only version by writing peggyjc@fastlane.net.
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REST AND RELAX IN THE WILDERNESS OF IDAHO

f you are a missionary, now you can stay free of charge at Allison Ranch on the River of No Return. Your hosts, the Thomas family of Boise, provide the flight on a small aircraft into the ranch airstrip. There are 3 beautiful log cabins which are fully equipped and sleep up to 8. Wonderful home cooked meals are provided. Please visit http://www.replace.com/allison for more information. Reservations are handled by Cole Community Church in Boise. Phone is 208-375-3565 or email Brian Grant, Missions Pastor, at 103106.1545@compuserve.com. If you know any Mission Aviation Fellowship pilots, ask them about Allison Ranch – it is where they polish their flying skills.
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TEN WAYS TO AVOID BECOMING A MISSIONARY

Now you can avoid the vocation of missionary once and for all. Find out how at http://www.btc.co.za/missions/missar03.htm Stewart says reprint the list as needed. After all — we wouldn’t want too many missionaries now, would we. :-)
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BECOME A SHORTWAVE BROADCASTER

satellite antenna You can broadcast worldwide on short-wave radio for very low rates. Air your broadcast or promote your website to millions of listeners. You may also broadcast on several AM stations each with almost total U.S. coverage at night. There is too much information to fax. For more information email davebradio@aol.com and include a mailing address and phone number.
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“TOURISTS” HELPING MISSIONARIES

On one field where there are many missionaries from a number of missions, “Sam” (not the real name), a retired school teacher, is spending a couple months helping missionaries with computer skills. Sam is teaching, individually or in small groups, in their homes or in offices, everything from basic Windows skills to doing prayer letters and email to spread sheets, etc. He is helping some who are almost computer illiterate, others who have extensive experience, and nationals where they know English.

There are undoubtedly thousands of “laymen” at home that have the ability to perform such a valuable ministry on many mission fields. Many would enjoy a “vacation” with such a valuable purpose. Perhaps you could be the catalyst to get some missionaries and such a teacher together. If you’re interested, write rogerdoriot@xc.org. By the way, if your mission or a group of missions in your field might be interested in having such a person come, write him and he’ll try to match you up with a volunteer!

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CONSULTATION: FRENCH-SPEAKING AFRICA

BASSAM 2000, the 2nd international consultation for all organizations and individuals targeting evangelization to unreached peoples in French-speaking countries, will take place from May 8-12 at the conference center IIAO in Grand Bassam, Cote d’Ivoire (West Africa). The consultation is co- organized by Interdev, the AD 2000 and Beyond Movement, World Vision, and the Association of Evangelicals in Africa. The consultation’s objective is to develop cooperative efforts for key French-speaking Christian leaders to reach the unreached peoples in French-speaking African countries. French will be the consultation’s language with English translation. For further information and/or to register (by April 1 if possible), contact Annelise Goldschmidt at agoldschmidt@eudoramail.com.
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EMMAUS ROAD SEEKS BOOKS/ORGS HELPING MISSIONARIES

More and more people are asking for Emmaus Road’s book on reentry care. However, the Emmaus folks are wanting it to be a real “user friendly” resource. Therefore, they are appealing for additional books, electronic or ministry resources that are currently helping returning missionaries. They want to include these in a Resource Section. (At present they have only a handful of book titles and three organizations!) Send your favorites to Emmaus_Road@eri.org.
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THE STORY OF JESUS FOR CHILDREN

The worlds largest unreached people group is children. The original movie classic JESUS is has been adapted for children. This new 62 minute color video will enable children of all ages to enjoy the captivating retelling of the true story of Jesus from a child’s perspective. Order this new children’s video of the JESUS film, ‘The Story of Jesus for Children’ by visiting The JESUS Film Project website at http://www.jesusforchildren.org, email: jfc@ccci.org, inside the U.S. call toll-free 800-432-1997, outside the U.S. call 949-361-7575 or fax your order to 949-492-0381. A single copy is only US$14.95 plus $4.50 s/h inside the U.S. or $15.00 s/h outside the U.S. Quantity discount prices are available on our website. Payment is by credit card or U.S. dollar check.
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A WORLD FULL OF INFORMATION

WorldSkip http://www.worldskip.com/ is a nicely designed clearinghouse of information on every country in the world. I love this site! On the front page you’ll find pulldown menus for six different areas of the world. Use the pulldown menu to choose a country from one of those areas. You’ll get another page for that country with the flag of the country and several columns of links including government information, tourism, and news links. Nicely done. (Hats off to http://www.researchbuzz.com for putting Brigada onto this source!)
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A MARCH FOR JESUS WITH A DIFFERENCE!

A March for Jesus will take place in a town in the Sahara desert on “Jesus Day”, June 10th this year. It is suggested that outreach dates be coordinated around June 9th – 14th to allow for further prayer and exposure into this 10/40 Window nation. Orientation and information packets are available from: siroco_sahara@yahoo.com. Due to security measures necessary in the region this March will be a little different to the others being held around the world. Further details are available upon request.
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CODE OF BEST PRACTICE FOR SHORT-TERM MISSION

After more than a year of building consensus among missions leaders, the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada (EFC) has developed a Code of Best Practice in Short-Term Mission. It outlines aims and objectives for short-term mission programs and presents general principles and standards of excellence for publicity, field management, pastoral care and re-entry support. It’ll be made public at the Short Term Mission Forum 2000, a training and equipping conference on September 22, 2000 slated for the Intercultural Ministries Centre at Tyndale College and Seminary in Toronto, Ontario. For more information click on http://www.globalmission.org or email efcglobalmission@home.com.
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GLOBAL LEADERS’ FORUM

From 9 am to 3 pm on Wednesday August 2, a first ever Global Leaders’ Forum will be held as part of the 15th World Convention of Churches of Christ (Christian/Churches of Christ/Disciples of Christ) in the new ‘state of the art’ Convention Centre, in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia (August 2 – 6, 2000). The aim is to allow leaders to meet and to hear what is happening around ‘our world’ so that they might better plan for the future. Local, area and national leaders are urged to be present to make this gathering as worthwhile as possible for the sake of our witness in the 21st Century. Other national and mission/overseas ministry ministries will be able to make brief presentations also. Further details available from Lyndsay and Lorraine worldconv@aol.com , or 615-321-3735 or at http://members.aol.con/worldconv.
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ENGLISH COURSE FOR NON-ENGLISH SPEAKING MISSIONARIES

If you’ve come across an English course for non-English speaking missionaries, David baedaebok@hotmail.com would like to know. He’s doing a TESOL graduate student project at Biola University. Be sure to ask him for a summary report when he’s done.
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FREE INTERNET SERVICE AS AN OUTREACH?

An AP article titled “Jesus goes online in Rio” reported that a Catholic archdiocese in southern Brazil has found a novel way of spreading the faith. Free Internet service! Dan mediainfo@consultant.com would like to interact with anyone who has an interest in developing strategies to use internet as a platform established within an UPG country. Write him today!
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WHERE DOES ONE LEARN FARSI?

That’s what Jim jamesrbaquet@juno.com would like to know. Drop him a helpful hint and, if you like, ask him for a copy of the results.
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ENGLISH MINISTRY TRAINING

graduation cap This course is co-sponsored by Literacy & Evangelism Int’l & Graceland English Training. It takes place July 9 – 15, 2000 in Ciechanow, POLAND. There are 2 programs to choose from: 1. English Outreach Ministry (For those wanting to get started with a Bible-based outreach ministry) and English Teachers’ Track (For those already teaching English in public or private schools). All participants will also have sessions in: Creative training techniques; learning styles; developing visual aids and more. For info, ask Colette projpole@inteko.com.pl or telephone (23)673-73-03. Cost is $50 US which includes meals, accommodations and materials.
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