In this issue….
MAKING THE SWITCH TO YAHOOGROUPS
It’s actually quite painless. Just get in the habit of placing the word “yahoo” wherever you would have typed “e” in egroups. There’s no hyphen. So to find the Brigada Today
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There’s a custom facility to transfer your old “egroups” membership to “yahoogroups”. However, we’re guessing most Brigada Today
participants probably never visited the website for egroups.com, and thus, probably never actually had an ID/password. So you can pretty much start from scratch at yahoogroups.com. The service won’t let you subscribe twice from the same email address. However, if you’re still receiving Brigada Today
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possible to receive two copies. The trick is — unsubscribe from the old service first. See the first few lines of this email for instructions.
HOW DO YOU USE CHRONOLIGICAL BIBLE STORYING IN AN URBAN SETTING?
That’s what Rich email@example.com
would like to know. He’s looking for a chance to dialogue with others who have used or are currently using Chronological Bible Storying among low-income urban residents. His team of church planters is working in the barrios of Caracas, Venezuela, with a target group numbering more than 3 million (check out http://www.Caracaspoor.net
). Because of issues of orality and literacy, the more conventional methods of evangelism have not worked well. Contact Rich with your experiences, things that worked and didn’t work, best ideas, sources, and links and he’ll make us a file that we’ll later release here in Brigada Today
LOOKING FOR A DIGITAL CAMCORDER?
Try the Sony DCR-PC110, a brand new unit from Sony that combines a digital video camera (using the new standard, Mini-DV tapes) with a digital still camera — at just over 1 megapixel level. For web sites and most printing jobs, you’ll see little or no “jaggies”. (Higher end printing requires up to 3 or 4 megapixel stills.) The price? $1499 Though that might sound like a lot, this same technology used to cost double or triple that. To find that price, go to a site like http://www.thedigitalbuyer.com
Their product ID for the Sony unit is “SNYDCRPC110”.
Here’s an important update!
What we didn’t know was that this is simply a DBA (“doing business as”) renaming of a company with really bad reviews… known better as “The Digital Dog”. A tech from the US Center wrote today to supply us with this web page URL: http://www.resellerratings.com/comview.cgi?TheDigitalBuyer That page has some pretty sorry descriptions of their customer service. Mike (from the US Center) recommended instead that we look at these vendors: http://www.profeel.com and http://www.bhphotovideo.com I know we’ve ordered from the BH Photo folks before. As Mike acknowledged, the price will be a bit higher, but at least you’ll get your product in a timely fashion!
Sorry for any inconvenience!
HOW TO FIND A “MAN OF PEACE”
Hats off to Tony for referring us to the IMB article about locating a “man of peace” — someone to introduce you to the mainstream of the people group with which you’re working. Great stuff. http://www.imb.org/learn/news/story.asp?id=537
WANT TRAINING AS A MISSIONARY PILOT?
Find out more about it at Missionary Aviation Exploration. This is a two-week program provided by Alpha Aviation designed for prospective students that feel they may have a call to missions aviation, but aren’t sure. Experience firsthand actual training in the pilot and mechanic programs. Participate in a 5- day mission trip. Call toll free 866-GO ALPHA or 918-438-7812 or write him at firstname.lastname@example.org
or click on: http://www.alphaaviation.org
ADDITIONAL SOURCES FOR HIGHER BIBLICAL LEARNING ON THE INTERNET
If you’re looking for more options for studying the Bible (either for you or the new believers on your field), check out these options from Stan:
DON’T MISS AVIATION MISSIONS CONFERENCE 2001
The dates are October 17 through 20 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, with a goal of bringing missions and aviation together by networking ministries, organizations, missionaries, etc for the purpose of reaching the unreached. Alpha Aviation Mission Outreach Center is the host. A registration and exhibitor discount will be given to all subscribers of Brigada
. For more info, see: http://www.alphaaviation.org
or call Rod toll-free in the USA or via Net2Phone at Call toll free 866-GO ALPHA or dial 918-438-7812 from anywhere or write him email@example.com
GLOBAL CELEBRATION FOR WOMEN
The Global Celebration for Women is a worldwide effort to unite the lives and hearts of Christian women in every region, nation, and community in Houston, TX from September 19- 21, 2001. Global Celebration hopes to gather 40,000 women from all over the world for this unprecedented event. Learn more at : http://www.globalcelebration.org
or call Jill in the USA or via Net2Phone at 888-725-3707 or call 719-528-8728 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org
EMMAUS ROAD INTERNATIONAL CROSS-COUNTRY SEMINAR TOUR
Neal and Yvonne Pirolo will be embarking on an 8-week seminar/meeting tour beginning in early April. The seminars on cross-cultural ministry and support include topics from the books “Serving as Senders” and “The Reentry Team.” To find out more regarding seminar locations, topics and contact information, check out http://www.eri.org/seminar_schedule.htm
or email ERI email@example.com
Are your mission efforts coordinated, and focused on the unreached? Attend the Focused Strategies Conference, sponsored by Caleb Project, Antioch Network and Wycliffe Bible Translators, May 2-3, 2001 at Village Baptist Church, Beaverton, Oregon. Speakers include Jon Hardin, Shane Bennett, John Rowell and Lincoln Murdoch. For more information & registration contact Mrs. Kris Nelson in the USA or via Net2Phone at 800-269-2007 or 503-652-1662 between 8AM & 4:30PM PST or E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
or click on: http://www.wycliffe.org/NWRO/FSC.htm
BUILDING CREDIBLE MULTICULTURAL TEAMS
The Middle East Member Care Team will host Dr. Lianne Roembke for a 5 day seminar May 7-11, 2001, in Limassol, Cyprus, aimed at addressing the problems and joys inherent in forming, training, and leading a Multicultural Team. This seminar, specially designed for Member Care providers, personnel directors, regional leaders, and team leaders, will examine many of the issues of “globalization” in the team structure including: communication, identity, stress and burnout, decision-making, leadership, recreation, finances, and lifestyle. More far reaching topics will include discussions of the advantages of working in Multicultural Teams, selection and training of team members, and how leadership can prepare their workers for a Multicultural Team experience. Included in the seminar will be a special workshop on Burnout conducted by Dr. James Roembke of Westview Psychological Services (USA). For further information see http://www.memct.org/programs.php3
or contact email@example.com
ALTERNATE “HOUSES” BOOK SOURCE
The English edition of “Houses That Change The World” by Wolfgang Simson, mentioned in the 23 Feb 2001 edition of Brigada Today
, is discount-priced and available in North America through Gabriel Resources, a division of O.M. Literature. Call 8-MORE BOOKS, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
. Be sure to request a copy of “Mission World”, their new catalog of missions-related books at discount prices.
PETER’S WIFE IS BETTER THAN EVER
Help and encouragement for missionary wives and moms comes as a free email newsletter and new, improved web site. “Peter’s Wife” newsletter is carefully written to protect our sisters in sensitive areas. Subscribe by sending a blank email to: email@example.com
or see http://home.earthlink.net/~peterswife/
The website has a full archive of previously sent newsletters and a growing page of Favorite Links to web sites of interest to missionary wives. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org
Whether you’re planning an international trip or communicating with friends and family overseas, Ethnicharvest.org’s Travel Tools can help. You’ll find a World Clock with current time and date in any country, Currency Exchange Calculator, and links to international weather reports. There are even links to travel agencies who promise discounts for mission-related travel. It’s all at http://www.ethnicharvest.org/links/travel.htm
Billed as a “20th Anniversary, National International Student Ministry Conference”, this conference is sponsored by ACMI (The Association of Christians Ministering to Internationals). Conference dates are May 31 – June 3; location is Wheaton campus, Wheaton IL. For more information, visit the website http://www.gateman.com/acmi/acmi2001.html
or contact email@example.com
. And thanks to Ed for posting these dates on the Brigada
calendar at: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/brigada-today/calendar
GRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAMS IN EUROPE
We mentioned before that Biola University and Greater Europe Mission have formed an educational partnership that will allow missionaries in and near Europe to receive quality education, training, and mentoring while they are engaged in their field ministries. As we mentioned, two degree programs will be offered, the MA degree in Intercultural Studies and the Doctor of Missiology degree. Classes will be offered each year in January and May near Kandern, Germany. Well now they have the dates set and are ready to roll. The dates for the first classes are January 16-23, 2002. Students who study in Germany receive an automatic 1/3 tuition reduction. For additional information, please contact Steve SBeck@Gemission.com
. Applications can be obtained from Shari firstname.lastname@example.org
The Rescue And Restore Training Course (Children In Need) is part of Youth With A Mission and The University Of The Nations . The course is presently being offered in Camaragibe, Brazil (April 8- June 30). It consists of 3 months theoretical teaching and then 3 months practical here in Recife (July 9- September 28, Graduating September 29). For more information, write email@example.com
MINISTERING IN AN ORTHODOX COUNTRY?
Those ministering to persons from a Russian or Eastern Orthodox background might want to check out: http://www.orthodoxlight.homestead.com
The new site, in Russian and English, features a short tract targeted to persons from an Orthodox background. Also included are links to other web sites related to ministry to the Orthodox, and several other articles giving in-depth Biblical responses to the same questions. Questions? Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
DIRECTORY OF SPANISH EXTENSION EDUCATION OPTIONS
“Apoyo-Bolivia” is a ministry dedicated to supporting Bolivian Christian leaders. In an attempt to meet a common request for information, Apoyo is developing a directory of post high school education options offered either through extension or over the internet – in the areas of theology, counseling, business, missions and pedagogy — in Spanish
. If you are aware of any such education options, please communicate those directly to APOYO@bo.net
. Eldon will send us a copy to post here in an autoresponder.
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