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Brigada Today — 2013-01-20


1) Join us in Praying for …
2) Les Miserables, likely coming to your city shortly
3) A Missions Wiki
4) Burdened for the Japanese?
5) WordTruth Accessed From 170 Countries
6) Orlando School of Storying, April 7 – 12, 2013
7) A Travel Guide You Create
8) Airport Security Lines Got You Down? Help is Coming
9) Cool Tools: The Best Voice-over-Internet Telephony Solution?
10) Cool Tools: The Best Solution for RoboCalling
11) Cool Tools: The Best Webinar Solution
12) Cool Tools: The Best Online Blog Readers?
13) Cool Tools: The Best Online Calendar Solution
14) The BackPage: Wholistic Church-Planting
15) Closing Stuff

1) Join us in Praying for …

Pray for...

Pray for…

*** A Brigada donor who requests our prayer for Children’s Ministries in Spain.
*** Another Brigada donor who requested prayer for a friends’ network in N India.


Thanks Bruce!
*** Another donor was thankful for the Evangelical Training Directory,


endorsed by the World Evangelical Alliance as a central database of evangelical training worldwide. All evangelical training providers can register free of charge. It aims to be the “one stop shop” for evangelical training. It has interfaces in 24 languages.
*** Another donor who asked that we “pray for God to send …dozens of new workers to catalyze movements among 24 unengaged Mekong Region UPGs in partnership with Mission to Unreached Peoples:


*** Another donor who wrote, “Thank you so much for The Brigada Today. What a blessing it is to read.  So much wonderful information.” God be praised!
*** Another Brigada donor who gave $100 in the name of Good News Productions International, Joplin, MO.
*** A final donor gave ___ in the name of technical training for ministries providing water as a platform for presenting the Gospel.

offers both well-drilling and hand pump repair classes.


(formerly Edge Outreach not far from our location here in Louisville) offers training on water purification technologies.  Both services offer classes on “community hygiene.”

All of these donors have helped Brigada regularly promote, inspire, and inform others about needs, trends, motivation and resources related to unreached peoples worldwide. We’re grateful!!!!!!!! .. and we celebrate their respective favorite causes.

This wraps up our 2012 budget year. (Gifts arriving in the future will now apply toward the $17,120 we’re seeking to meet 2013 budget needs. This amount has stood exactly the same, without inflation, for as long as anyone can remember. :-) ) Again, thank you for making Brigada possible!

3) A Missions Wiki

A long-time Brigada reader thinks that someone or some mission organization in the greater missions community ought to start a missions wiki.  Modeled after Wikipedia, it would allow many registered users to contribute articles on a variety of relevant subjects, which are then subject to editing and correction by the community.  Think of the knowledge that could be shared freely among a very large group of people.  The submitter has no idea how to pull this off, but believes that someone out there does. There have been a couple of attempts at this. Could we please list them in the Comments following this item in the online version of Brigada?

4) Burdened for the Japanese?

Japan has been a difficult field for the Gospel for centuries. Reaching Japanese for Christ (RJC) is sponsoring a conference from February 14-16, 2013 in Kirkland, Washington (USA). This year’s themes will focus on addressing social problems such as suicide (by Pastor Fujiyabu), and reaching the business community (by Sushi Chef Taro Arai). Special music will be led by Rocky and Marla Ayatsuka of Aroma Ministries. This will be a great time of learning, networking, sharing, and praising God. To learn more or register, log on to:

English promo Video:


5) WordTruth Accessed From 170 Countries

In 2012, visitors from 170 countries came to for free, downloadable, PDF, ready to print material that links biblical truth with specific areas of life. You are welcome to use the material in any way that is beneficial to advance the cause of Christ. If you want to cut and paste articles (or portions of articles) and put material in your publications, the organizers encourage it. Please click on…

Over the past 2 1/2 years, participants from the Lausanne Movement website have accessed WordTruth material over 10,000 times per month. Over 70 WordTruth articles are posted on the Lausanne website:

6) Orlando School of Storying, April 7 – 12, 2013

Here’s a pivotal event for churches working with unreached people groups or wanting to work with them!  Visit

for more information about sending 1 or 2 representatives to the Orlando SOS.  There 18 training slots reserved for churches with a serious UPG focus.  This event can help churches start a Bible storying ministry in a UPG beginning with a School of Storying.

7) A Travel Guide You Create

Now there is a Wiki Tour guide for everybody to build.  Are you going to a new place and want a non-missions perspective on the sites to see and perhaps get an idea of who lives there and what it will be like? Check out Have you been someplace with family or mission that you would like to help others go to or learn about? Wikivoyage is a free web-based travel guide written by volunteer authors. The name is a blend of the words “Wiki” (originally the Hawaiian word for “quick,” but more recently, an Internet-based software system that allows change and extension of the text by any user) and “Voyage,” the French word for travel, journey, or trip. This week is the official launch of the site as its own fork in the WikiMedia family of entry points. See if you can help build it at…

Wikivoyage content is broadly categorised as: destinations, itineraries, phrasebooks, and travel topics. In the old days, Livingstone had to forge a path by himself. Now, we get to follow others and share how to get to the unreached places together. To learn more about the format of the site:

Let’s help each other preach the Good News to the ends of the earth.

9) Cool Tools: The Best Voice-over-Internet Telephony Solution?

The one we all use is, of course.


It’s essentially free, good quality, easy to grasp. You can put money on account then call into the local grid. And they continue to innovate. (Of course, they were purchased not long ago by Microsoft, so who knows where they’ll go in the future.) You can pay a premium fee ($15 per month?) for conference-calling over the Internet (up to 10 or 15 people). But there are other solutions. We have recommended, in the past (essentially a knock-off of Skype)

Haven’t heard much from them lately. There are other such companies. What’s your favorite? MagicJack? Vonage? What was that one that we highlighted in Brigada a while back that MAF recommended? PC-see or something like that? Please use the comment boxes below to tell your own favorite and why.

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