Month: September 2008

3) Catch the Lausanne Vision

Still trying to get pumped up for Cape Town 2010 (The Third Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization)? Take 2′ to watch a video snippet at the site…http://www.lausanne.org/It’s kind of like getting in the...

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4) Retreats for Prospective Missionaries

“The Journey Deepens” is a weekend retreat to help prospects explore what it is like to be a missionary, discover whether a missionary or sender role is God’s fit, and connect with mission agencies. This is for...

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5) Don’t Forget The Forgotten

The “Forgotten Peoples” website has recently been revised and updated. Pray that many people will use this site to learn about the Unengaged Peoples of Namibia. Pray that they will learn about the Herero, the...

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6) TCKLife: Links, Resources, And More

Member Care Radio recently announced a new resource that is dedicated to Third Culture Kids. Organizers hope thathttp://www.tcklife.comwill become the “central resource” location for sharing resources, information...

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7) Survey: How Many Actually Make It?

Brigada participant Matt is looking for the answer to this question: “What percentage of people who commit to being missionaries actually make it to the field?” AND “What are the top reasons people who have...

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9) Robby Suggests We Seek Regular Monthly Givers

Robby, a long-time Brigada participant, recently wrote to suggest, “As I was praying today for Brigada’s funding needs, I wondered if you have ever sought regular monthly support for the publication. I suspect that...

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10) The Backpage: Let’s Figure Out Facebook

Lately, I’ve been trying to learn the culture of Facebook. I took it up a while back and, to be honest, I wondered if it would ever hit critical mass. Guess what — it did. Some say there are over 100 million...

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11) Closing Stuff

DISCLAIMER — We can’t screen ’em all. Please forgive us if aparticular site contains offensive information — or no information at all! We try to visit them in advance, but often write “on the...

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2008/09/07 — Brigada Today

“Brigada: Since 1995… Buckets full of Resources, Trends, Challenges — all in a weekly e-zine & website…”Compiled by Doug Lucas, Team Expansion, Louisville, KY(Thanks for your patience as we...

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3) Does Spot Messenger Really Work?

In a word, yes. Of course, there are the normal limitations associated with any GPS/satphone device. Namely, you have to be outside with a clear view of the sky. What’s more, as with any of these class of 406 MHz Personal...

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4) See Spot Run: How Fast Can It Find You?

It takes Spot about 1′ or less to pin down your location. (Tests show about 46 seconds, actually.) That’s assuming you have clear sky though. Inside, I found it to be rather unreliable. In a car, just velcro it to...

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5) What Will Spot Do?

There are four simple buttons and four distince modes:*** Alert 9-1-1, a distress alert with location that goes to a emergency control center*** Help, which sends a text message and/or email to up to four individuals to let them...

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