In this issue….
PAYPAL IS A BIG HIT
Goodness! PayPal is a hit. Apparently there are several
of us who were looking for some easy way to pass funds across the Internet. An International Director of one mission org. wrote (in an unsolicited response), “…The information was quite helpful. About two years ago we put the Perspectives course online. Unfortunately we did not have an easy way for people to pay for the course. It seems PayPal may be the answer.” A missionary who lives next to a university responded, “I have rental property for students at Michigan State in East Lansing. I have been looking for a program like this that would enable them to pay this way. I hope it will work out this next lease term. I want to go to China to tutor in accent reduction and conversational English. While I am gone this will provide a way to collect payments.” And in regard to the referral bonus ($5 that PayPal sends to Brigada Today
if you use the link below), one mission worker wrote, “I have been thinking about using them for a while; even wrote them a couple of questions and got a very good and detailed answers. I can think of no one that could use the fiver more than you.” [blush
] Unfortunately, one Brigada
participant reported that PayPal only works in the USA.
But we’ll keep researching and maybe find a system for international use too. Maybe we can find a good free system for online banking! In the meantime, once again, if you need to pay someone over the Internet — from now on you no longer need to resort to faxing your credit card information or whatever. Just use PayPal. It’s free! And in fact, you’ll get $5 free just for signing up, once your account is verified! Plus
just by signing up, you’ll be sending $5 to Brigada Today
too! I’ve studied this . . . and I can’t find a single “downside” to it. Free money for you . . . free money for Brigada
. Just click on this link to get started: https://secure.paypal.x.com/refer/pal=DLucas%40TeamExpansion.org
VIDEO OR LINKS FOR UNREACHED PEOPLE
If you know of videos of specific unreached peoples, or web links to people profiles which are not already on the AD2000 web site: http://www.ad2000.org
, please forward the information to Barbara Bills firstname.lastname@example.org
by August 9. The updates are needed now for inclusion on a CD-ROM currently being produced for release at CM2000 in Jerusalem.
FREE STREET CHILDREN MANUAL
Action International Ministries recently reprinted its $15 manual, CRISIS ON THE STREETS (A Ministry Guide for Taking the Street Out of Street Children), edited by ACTION missionary Jeff Anderson. This 100-page, 8 1/2 x 11 manual has excellent principles and guidelines for working with street and underprivileged children in Asia which are applicable worldwide. Its eight chapters deal with statistics, biblical foundation, job description of a street worker, how to get started, networking, first aid ministry, confronting drug abuse, prayer and fasting, workshop guidelines, ministry planning forms, and sample surveys. For a free manual, contact the offices of Action International Ministries at PO Box 398, Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043, USA, 425-775-4800, email@example.com
; PO Box 280, Three Hills, AB T0M 2A0, Canada, 403-443-2221, firstname.lastname@example.org
; PO Box 193, Bewdley, Worcestershire DY12 2GZ, United Kingdom, 01299-401511, email@example.com
; PO Box 5263, Christchurch, New Zealand, 643- 355-7514, firstname.lastname@example.org
. (It would be appreciated if those requesting a copy would cover the cost of postage and handling.)
OPERATION WORLD TO PROVIDE BRIGADA WITH URLS
It’s confirmed. The folks preparing the Operation World
web site lists have definitively confirmed that they will provide Brigada Today
readers with a free downloaded copy. So… stand by! Also… Andrew, the Publications Manager for WEC International in the UK, filled us in on the fact that the upcoming Operation World
will be available in book format and
in CD format — as well as the combo edition. Yahooo!
Thanks to Michael . . . and Andrew!
NEED FOR SWAHILI NEW TESTAMENTS
The Swahili evangelistic paper ministry UPESI is looking for a supplier of Swahili New Testaments. Existing UK-based groups can no longer supply. Please write to Beryl: email@example.com
ARE YOU INTO APOLOGETICS?
Are you serving on a field where you need to establish the truth of the scripture? Leaderu.com, one of the most content-rich Christian apologetics site on the Net, is offering a free subscription to Apologia Report, a weekly e-mail research journal apologia.org
– normally at a subscription price of $20/year. To qualify, all you need to do is read an article from the LeaderU Real Issue archive http://www.leaderu.com/menus/ri.html
FULLER SEMINARY NOW OFFERING ONLINE COURSES
Interested in a unique learning experience? Earn a 6-course Certificate of Christian Studies online. Fall 2000 quarter courses include:
- MC 520 Foundations of Church Growth
- MP 520 Introduction to Modern/Postmodern Culture.
Receive a special $100 discount rate for Fall registrations. Visit http://www.fulleronline.org for more information and details on signing up. Call: 800-999-9578 or 626-584-5266 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
CALLING ALL MISSIONARIES FROM THE UK
The OSCAR UK Information Service for World Mission is calling all UK missionaries, whether at home or overseas, to visit the OSCAR website http://www.oscar.org.uk
and discover for themselves numerous resources that will save them time, energy and money. OSCAR, which stands for “One Stop Centre for Advice and Resources”, is also available via email only: email@example.com
WHAT CAN WE DO ABOUT THE GROWING AIDS EPIDEMIC?
Some 1.7 million children have lost their parents to AIDS. Now you can prepare to meet the needs of people living with HIV/AIDS. Attend the University of the Nations HIV/Aids School, October 26, 2000 – January 22, 2001 (Outreach to follow). For info. call 808-326-4433 or write firstname.lastname@example.org
HOW TO SEGMENT YOUR PEOPLE GROUP
Take a look at http://www.newWway.org
this month. There’s an easy to read article about segmentation that will help your team know how to identify the segments of your people group so you can plan the best approach to take to get your message to them. You’ll also find other great articles on Photo Tips for Missionaries… How to Hit a Home Run With Your Website… Bridges for Sharing the Gospel with Postmodern People…and a Growing Archive of Media and Communication Planning Helps Surprisingly Simple Communication Strategy for Media Saturated Environments.
MIDDLE EAST SCHOOL OF FRONTIER MINISTRIES
The School Of Frontier Ministries (SOFM) is geared toward those who are seriously considering a call to the 10/40 Window. It is situated in one of the most strategic cities in the Middle East, which means you will be living within the local culture from the start. Subjects include: Islamic Studies, Community Development, Strategic Coordination and Business, Economic and Entrepreneurship Strategies. For info. write email@example.com
RAISING THE BAR FOR SHORT TERM MISSION
In January 1999 the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada began a process of building consensus amongst leaders on how to improve the effectiveness of short-term mission. The end result is the Code of Best Practice for Short Term Mission. The code will be officially launched at the Short-Term Mission Forum 2000 on September 22, 2000 at the TIM Centre at Tyndale Seminary, Toronto. Who Should Attend? Mission Agency, School, Denominational, Mission Committee and Local Church Leaders who are involved in the mobilization, equipping, sending and leading of short-term missionaries. Any leader who wants to learn about the latest cutting- edge tools for helping teams do short term mission in an effective way will not want to miss this event. Visit them online at http://www.globalmission.org
or email them at EFCGlobalMission@home.com
for conference information and registration form.
NEED A SPOT FOR CROSS-CULTURAL MINISTRY IN THE USA?
How ’bout San Diego? Check out the Real World Tour at http://www.realworldtour.org
. They are offering weeklong and weekend exposure trips for Christians around the world to minister cross-culturally in the City Heights area of San Diego where a multitude of different ethnic groups call home. The emphasis is on giving people a taste of cross-cultural ministry and providing some basic training in evangelism.
A TOOL OF CHOICE FOR TESL
Audio Scriptures International has an attractive two-pocket, two-cassette album with a printed booklet designed for TESL programs The one cassette is in English and the other is in the student’s first language. When a student reaches a certain level of proficiency, the two-pocket album and printed booklet are incorporated in the TESL program. The student is pleased with progress as he/she reads along, listens and practices frequently. ASI will send one of these attractive albums and booklet to anyone who’d like to examine it. Your request and a token gift to cover the postage is all it takes. Be sure to say what language you want in the second pocket! Check it out at http://www.audioscriptures.org
or write firstname.lastname@example.org
TESOL SCHOOL IN KONA, HAWAII
The next TESOL Course ( Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages ) at the University of the Nations in Kona will be held beginning Jan. 29, 2001. This course will equip you to teach English & open doors for you anywhere in the world you are led to go. This is a four week academic curriculum with a two week practicum following. The exact schedule is from Jan. 29th to Mar. 9th, 2001. A teaching & cultural outreach to China for approx. six weeks is also being planned immediately following the practicum. For more information contact email@example.com
UNREACHED MEGA PEOPLES OF INDIA
The new book by that name was released on 20th September 1999. It deals with 100 groups with over a million people each. It contains their profiles (2 pages each), maps of their location and density, statistics, possible organizations working among them and prayer points. There are also articles by specialists on people group advocates, people group approach. This book will inspire you to pray and lead you into action so that these peoples will be blessed and redeemed. Published by the India Missions Association, get your copy for $20 plus shipping and handling. Call (in the USA) 626-398-2314 or write firstname.lastname@example.org
to order your copies.
INDOLOGICAL BOOKS AVAILABLE
A book service focused on Christianity in India is online at http://samyujdhara.com
. Over 1200 books are listed and are topically arranged to assist in locating subjects of interest; title and author searches are also possible. There is hardly an area of interest in mission for which some study from the Indian context is unavailable. Select studies in Hinduism, other Indian religions and Indian culture and history are also listed. Searches will be undertaken for books and subjects not listed. Brigada
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