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RAMADAN 2000 BEGINS THIS WEEK! GET “30 DAYS!”

praying hands Since the first edition of the “30 Days Muslim Prayer Focus” in 1993, every major Muslim nation and people group has been highlighted for prayer. The prayer guide is now produced in 35 languages and distributed around the world. “30-Days” has now become one of the largest concentrated prayer events in the history of the church! The task remaining is to continue in persistent prayer for the tough places and to uncover those Muslim peoples that remain hidden and forgotten. This year, organizers have included groups such as The Teda of the Sahara Desert, the Kyrgyz of North West China, the Sylhetis of Bangladesh and the Muslims in Myanmar (formally Burma). Taken from the original booklets, the e-mail extract allows you to easily multiply this prayer information around the globe. Get involved! To get the free e-mail edition, just send a blank email to: 30-days-on@ls.pmbx.net

The dates are Nov. 27 – Dec. 26 2000.

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PRAY FOR THE PATTANI MALAY

praying hands As mentioned above, from November 27 to December 26 2000 Muslims around the world will be participating in Ramadan, the month of fasting. You are invited to join with others around the world that would like to specifically pray for the Pattani Malay of South Thailand. To receive a complete copy of the Ramadan 30 Day Prayer Guide for the Pattani Malay send an email to hub@xc.org and in the message write:
get brigada-peoples-pmthai pmthai-Ramadan

To receive a fact sheet on the Pattani Malay, Adopting the Pattani Malay and other info, send an email to hub@xc.org and in the message write:
get brigada-peoples-pmthai pmtha-factsheet

If there are any questions or if you would like to be a part of the Pattani Malay prayer network, send an email to owner-brigada-peoples-pmthai@xc.org and tell them a little about yourself (It’s a secure list.) (Sure is exciting to know

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2-IN-1 VIDEO

movie camera Thanks to the folks at “In Focus” (Sept 2000) for clueing us in on Wycliffe’s two new videos on one tape. They’re “short, colorful and inspiring.” Filmed at the dedication of the Suriname Javanese New Testament, A Flower Unfolds tells about the changed lives of people who now understand God’s love because of Bible translation and the partnerships and perseverance that made it possible. (8 minutes.) The Ultimate Goal looks at our ultimate mission as worshipers of God (also 8 minutes). Cost with shipping: $14.95. To order, call (toll-free or use net2phone) Wycliffe’s Media Resources Center at 800-992-5433, x3619. (Thanks for the tip, Elaine!)
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LET THERE BE PEACE ON EARTH

Brigada autoresponder If you’re looking for some ideas on conflict-resolution . . . or you need some holiday-themed sermon notes, just send an email to conflict-resolution@brigada.org. Thanks to Luke who has even developed a Powerpoint presentation based on the first section of this file, a sermon on peacemaking that we introduced back in September. Luke’s Powerpoint is being used to work with Naga people in India. (Thanks for “giving back” to Brigada, Luke!) If you’d like his Powerpoint, go to http://www.egroups.com/files/brigada-today/ and click on “Peacemaking.ppt” to download the Powerpoint to your laptop. It’s just 78K . . . and, again, thanks to Luke for giving back!
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DOCTOR OF MINISTRY AT COLUMBIA BIBLICAL SEMINARY

graduation cap Columbia Biblical Seminary, a graduate division of Columbia International University, has announced two intensive Doctor of Ministry courses for their annual Winterim session in January, 2001. Dr. Kenneth Mulholland, the Dean of the Seminary, will teach a course entitled, “Issues in Contemporary Global Missions,” January 15-19. Dr. Will Norton’s course, “The Christology of Mission – The Glory of the Living Word”, is scheduled for January 8-12. Both courses are open to students studying at the D.Min. level. Students may enjoy these courses without making formal application to the D.Min. program at the seminary. For additional information, write bdavidson@ciu.edu and/or click to http://www.ciu.edu.
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‘BRIDGE’ GOSPEL GRAPHIC

bridge Is there any particular ‘bridge’-type pictorial presentation of the Gospel that you feel works particularly well in Africa? SOON Gospel Literature would like to enhance their easy-English Bible course with a single graphic showing God, man, sin, the cross, etc. (You can see a sample of the course in PDF format at https://brigada.org/today/articles/olympic.html ) Please contact Tony: tony@soon.org.uk.
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MORE FINEPRINT ON CALLBACK

telephone Thanks to Jeff and several others for reminding us that before contracting with a callback service to telephone from your overseas land, be sure to confirm that there are no restrictions on callback from your particular country.
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NEW GLOBAL ENGLISH SITE

graduation cap Thanks to Ed for the tip he saw at Stanford-online about GlobalEnglish Corporation, which today announced the Corporate Learning Service, a new Internet-based service made available to corporations worldwide. GlobalEnglish offers a Leading Solution for Learning English Online(tm) for millions of non-native English speakers. The new Corporate Learning Service delivers a flexible, 24/7 web-based training solution that uses GlobalEnglish state-of-the-art multimedia coursework to help employees develop their business English skills. In addition, extensive new administration and reporting tools also allow administrators to track employee progress. Already in use by several multinational corporations, the service addresses the increasing corporate demand for English language proficiency, seen as a critical skill for effectively competing in the global marketplace. http://www.GLOBALENGLISH.com
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SHORT TERM MISSION CONFERENCE SET FOR ATLANTA

calendar To learn more about the Short-term mission conference coming to Atlanta Jan. 26-28, click to: http://www.NSTMC.org Designed for those who organize Short Term Missions Teams, go on STMT’s, wish their churches would get involved with STM’s, or host STMT’s. The 12th annual National Short Term Mission Conference is designed to train, equip, and mobilize for STM’s with 40 workshops, keynoter Dr. Jim Judge and featuring Ken Medema. Those with further questions may contact dennis.k.massaro@juno.com or call 800-636-3334 for brochures.
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OXFORD CENTRE FOR MISSION STUDIES

WebWatch Here’s a study center for missiology in UK, as well as an extensive directory of missiological links with a wide range of topics, and if you have an appropriate mission-related page, you can submit it using the easy online submission form. Check it out at http://www.ocms.ac.uk.
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WANT TO CHECK OUT THE FIRST AUDIO NT IN RUSSIAN?

cassette Now you can! At least, it’s the first according to Sergej of Donetsk. The price is $10. You can see it and listen to it at: http://gospel.jeo.ru/readnt/
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TONER WITH A 50% DONATION TO MISSIONS

printer At http://www.missionstoner.com/ David says they “sell toner & inkjet cartridges for less, and donate 50% of the profits to the missions organization of your choice.”
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