In this issue…

  1. PATTERSON CP TRAINING CD-ROM NOW DOWNLOADABLE
  2. POST 9-11 ENCOURAGEMENT
  3. TRAIN THOSE SHORT-TERMERS
  4. TRANSPORT TO THE RESCUE
  5. LIGHT TO THE NATIONS
  6. RESOURCES ON INTERNATIONALIZING WESTERN MISSIONS
  7. CHRISTIAN ORPHANAGES WEBSITE
  8. WANTED: TESOL TEACHERS
  9. PRE-TEST YOUR NEW LAPTOP
  10. CLOSING STUFF

  1. PATTERSON CP TRAINING CD-ROM NOW DOWNLOADABLE — Scores of Brigada readers have asked how they can download the George Patterson “Train and Multiply” materials off the web! If you’d like to do that… or for secure Internet payment with bank cards, just go to: http://acquirewisdom.com/g.o/brigada or write to . Or call toll-free from the USA 1-888-601-3973. From elsewhere, 011-1-360-521-8447.

  2. POST 9-11 ENCOURAGEMENT — Dan Iverson, a missionary in Chiba, Japan, wrote a very encouraging article regarding the events of Sept. 11 and the “larger perspective” of reaching Afghanistan. Several missionaries (and senders!) have commented on what an encouragement this was. You can reach the article at the web link below or by emailing: .

    First clip and paste this link into your browser’s URL box: http://www.christianity.com then paste these letters behind the above link. /CC/article/0,,PTID23682|CHID125043|CIID872842,00 .html


  3. TRAIN THOSE SHORT-TERMERS — You know you should spend more time on cross-cultural training, but the planning and logistics of your short-term mission trips are taking all your time and it’s almost summer. Give a 12 lesson Bible Study guide to each member, assign the lessons and debrief some of the lessons together in small groups. You’ll be amazed at how well they can get on track with the help of this book, Before You Pack Your Bag, Prepare Your Heart. God’s word can be used to effectively buihttp://www.CampfireResources.com or email Miriam .

  4. TRANSPORT TO THE RESCUE — Now you can find transportation solutions for Christian Ministries, Missions, Para-Church for field, furlough, and domestic use. “Furlough Rental Program” provides Rental Cars at Cost. New Field Units for NGO missions built for the country, insured, and delivered to port. All the major manufacturers, new and used cars, suv’s, mini-vans, club wagons, church vans and busses. Our sole objective is to save you money when you need to rent, purchase or lease a vehicle for

  5. LIGHT TO THE NATIONS — Check out these five days of intensive, high quality training for people interested in tentmaking. Understand tentmaking and get equipped to be effective. Topics include: Importance of tentmaking today, Biblical basis of tentmaking, Culture shock & how to deal with it, the international job market, Effective, sensitive evangelism, Leading investigative Bible studies, Bonding with the people, Spiritual warfare and disciplines, Church planting, Home church relationship, Hea

    There are two courses offered in 2002: May 15-19 in Cary, NC October 16-20 in Pasadena, CA

    Register at http://www.globalopps.org/ltn/index.htm Presented by Global Opportunities. tel: +1-626-398-2393


  6. RESOURCES ON INTERNATIONALIZING WESTERN MISSIONS — Marty is looking to put together a list of available resources on internationalizing western mission agencies. He is looking for resources that deal with resourcing, governing, planning/strategizing and organizing of missions beyond being only a western sending agency to one that incorporates missions and/or missionaries from around the world. If your mission has “internationalized” or is thinking about doing so, or you have done work in thisMarty . Items submitted will be reviewed and compiled and made available through Brigada in the near future.

  7. CHRISTIAN ORPHANAGES WEBSITE — Here’s a site that attempts to help people find opportunities to serve abandoned or orphaned children, from infants to teens, in Christian child care facilities around the world. This may be the only website that lists nearly 150 such Christian facilities, with links and other contact information. Visit http://ChristianOrphanages.org and see for yourself. You can use the search engine to take you directly to countries or types of ministry in which you may be interested, or take advantage of the “Ask Us” service to obtain personalized assistance.

    Many of these orphanages or homes accept volunteers to help with a variety of tasks, including child care, medical and dental services, construction, administration, and teaching. You can learn more from . @mfinder.org>


  8. WANTED: TESOL TEACHERS — Are you looking for an overseas, cultural experience where you can serve the Lord short term or long term? The Asia Center for TESOL will be opening this year in the Philippines. The purpose of this center is to train nationals with the skills to teach English for the purpose of Evangelism. They need TESL teacher-trainers. All teachers need be self-supporting volunteers so that the students can afford a nominal fee to take the course. For more information contact Sam or

  9. PRE-TEST YOUR NEW LAPTOP — Yikes. I just got ambushed by the “new laptop syndrome.” Picked up a new Sony laptop just prior to the overseas trip I’ve just completed. Unfortunately, after I got it overseas, it wouldn’t pulse-dial. Now I’m back in the states — but I’ll have to call the Sony tech support people to find out what’s up. Either I’ve got an uncooperative modem… or Sony has ditched the pulse dialing protocol! (I tried manually putting the “P” in the dialing sequence.) The moral of the