In this issue….

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STILL SPACE AT CP’S FOCUSED STRATEGIES CONFERENCE

calendar There’s still time to register for Caleb Project’s “FOCUSED STRATEGIES CONFERENCE” Sept 21-23 in Littleton, Colorado, USA. This conference is designed to equip churches and individuals for effective ministry among the unreached by focusing their ministry efforts on specific people groups, including sessions on selecting and researching a people group, persisting in prayer, building networks and partnerships, serving the field, and honoring the ministry of the local church. Contact Caleb Project’s Advocacy & Research Department at 303-730-4170 or training@cproject.com. Read more at http://www.calebproject.org/focusedstrategies
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RECRUITING PRAYER FOR FRANCE

praying hands According to its organizers, France2001 is aiming to motivate thousands of believers all over the world to pray for France. For more information visit the website http://www.france2001.org, or email lafrance2001@aol.com.
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HELPS FOR FUND-RAISING

movie camera Many mission organizations turn to the popular Moody Press book People Raising: A Practical Guide To Raising Support to provide a Biblically based, step-by-step guide to finding and securing financial support for missionaries.

Now Moody is pleased to announce that a 6-hour video and audio series based on the book is available. Author William Dillon shares practical insights from over thirty years of fund raising experience. The combination of video, PowerPoint, study guide, textbook, audio, and role-playing addresses all learning styles and provides all you will ever need in one neat package.

The People Raising Premier video edition is now available to mission organizations and individuals. You can order this exciting series on the web http://www.peopleraising.com or call toll free 877-611-PEOPLE or e-mail bill@peopleraising.com.

Also on the website is a tip of the month and a monthly e-mail newsletter.

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LANGUAGE COMMUNICATION CENTER FROM GALCOM

Check out this new portable kiosk from GalCom. It’s intended for use at world fairs, exhibitions and events such as the Olympics. It has a built in printer and computer phone system with four receivers, each of which can play back a five to seven minute Gospel message in up to 100 different languages. At the end of the message, the listener has the option of getting a printout of the message in his/her mother tongue. At the bottom of the message, there is the name of an organization that can do follow up.

This and the other ministry tools mentioned immediately below all come from our friends at GalCom. You can contact them at Galcom@galcom.org or visit their web site: http://www.galcom.org. (We saw this item in the Global Worship Report. For a free subscription to the Global Worship Report, send email to global-worship-subscribe@cc.egroups.com.)

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SOLAR PA SYSTEM

man with a megaphone These systems have a handy shoulder strap for portability and convenience. They come with a built in power pack which can be charged up by direct sunlight or by an incandescent light bulb so there is no need for additional batteries. (See contact information and source citation in item #4 above.)
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“GLORIA” MICROCHIP MUSIC PLAYBACK SYSTEM

musical notes Close to 600 hymns are available at the touch of a button. The case is the size of a small lunch box with a calculator pad on top. You may choose any one of nine different natural sounding instruments for accompaniment as well as the key and tempo of your choice. This is an ideal tool for church meetings or prayer groups of 10 to 1000 people. (See contact information and source citation in item #4 above.)
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“SAINT” SATELLITE TRANSCEIVER

satellite antenna This unit can be used to communicate from a main base in, e.g., North America or Europe, to almost anywhere in the world in approximately two hours (much faster than the mail service). The unit fits into a flight case and can run on solar, 110VAC or 220VAC . The operators must have a Ham operating license but there is no cost for airtime. Its creators assert that there is no other device like this in the world. It can be operated off a regular personal computer or even a lap top computer. (See contact information and source citation in item #4 above.)
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SPEECH TRANSLATION UNIT

Approximately five cubic inches, this unit has a selection of frequencies between 88 MHz and 108 MHz as well as 72 MHz on which to broadcast. Depending on the frequency, it can cover an area approximately as large as a dome stadium. It comes with a microphone so that you can do simultaneous translation at multi- lingual events. You can use any number of units at one conference. Special FM radio receivers with headphones are available as well. (See contact information and source citation in item #4 above.)
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PERSECUTED CHURCH NEWSLETTER

letter and ligntening bolt A new mission publication, “Persecuted Church” will be launched in September. This is a free email newsletter. To subscribe, send any message to the following automated address: join-persecuted-church@xc.org The goal of its organizers is to provide you with timely news about the persecuted church around the world.
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WHERE DO YOU GO FOR A ONE-YEAR DRUG SUPPLY?

Dr. Carroll travdoc@travdoc.com (“The Travel Doctor”) from New Zealand wants to know where in the world one can go for a year’s supply of a particular drug (in the case of someone going to a field where such drugs will be unavailable). If he hears a source, he’ll make it available to us here on Brigada.
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FOR SEBASTIAN (AND ANY DISCOURAGED MOBILIZERS)

Global Focus assists churches by mobilizing their people to get on mission with God by using their resources, gifts and abilities to make a global impact. The program starts with a weekend seminar (Friday night, Saturday morning and Sunday morning), that combines teaching, prayer times for unreached people groups and inspiring videos to educate and encourage church leaders to reflect God’s heart for the world. According to organizers, there’s never a dull moment! The seminar introduces 8 personalized dynamics for making missions real in the congregation. Partnerships with missionaries and national workers are forged so that the church not only prays and supports, but also actually helps a missionary in his ministry through short-term teams and other helps ministries. After the seminar these 8 personalized dynamics are hammered out through a mentoring relationship lasting 12-14 months. One of the dynamics is the Global Impact Celebration (a.k.a. missions conference) where the world is brought to the church. It becomes the most exciting event of the year. For more information, contact David DNelson@ufm.org or Glenn GKurka@ufm.org, Missions Mobilizers of UFM International http://www.ufm.org/.
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NEED DEBRIEFING FROM SHORT-TERMS TO AFRICA OR THE MIDDLE EAST?

If you’re planning to send Short-Term Mission Teams into Africa or the Middle East sometime in the near future, contact Greg or Michelle at COMMIT Ministries commit@Juno.com. They will arrange two days debriefing time near Malaga, Spain, before your group returns home. If you’re sending groups into Russia, Eastern or Western Europe, COMMIT will arrange a debriefing stopover in Neuschwanstein Germany. Asia? Teams can spend a few days debriefing in Hawaii. The rates are quite low and COMMIT will work with airline wholesalers to give you the best airfares for your debriefing needs.
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GLOBAL PRAYER NETWORK NEEDS/WANTS “SEBASTIANS”

praying hands With more than 20,000 members in over 49 countries e-Prayer members pray for missionaries, their prayer requests, world needs, and needs of network members. Raised up “for such a time as this” there is no more important work – for those who may not go – than to give God no rest for those who labor in His fields. The Bible repeatedly exhorts us to prayer. “To a Christian there is no difference between the secular and the sacred; all ground is holy ground and every bush is a burning bush.” – author unknown. Whether you join e-Prayer or not your prayer requests are welcome. To subscribe or to send prayer requests send to: MarjaWaldon@xc.org with “subscribe e-Prayer’ in the subject or message line.
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WEBWATCH: LOVE IN MANY LANGUAGES

WebWatch Thanks to Barb for pointing us to http://www.greatcom.org/, which shares the message of Jesus Christ in many languages, courtesy Campus Crusade.
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