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May 11, 2004

Practical Mission Resources

One of the most valuable resources online for missionaries is Brigada.Org.

For example, in today's e-letter:

PRACTICAL TRAINING TO HELP THE POOR TO HELP THEMSELVES -- Time is running out! The Chalmers Center for Economic Development at Covenant College, in partnership with Food for the Hungry International and World Relief, is offering training in Bangkok, Thailand on May 24 - June 2, 2004 and at Lookout Mountain, GA USA from August 2 - 11, 2004. This training focuses on innovative, best practice microenterprise development and microfinance strategies and methodologies that can be used in holistic, Christ-centered programs. For information on these events or our email based distance learning visit http://www.chalmers.org or email CEDI@covenant.edu

EQUIPPING WOMEN IN ISLAMIC COUNTRIES -- A special meeting will take place in the US on August 4-8 to encourage and equip women who have a minimum of two years experience working with Muslims. The $300 conference fee includes housing and meals and must be received by July 1. Twelve worldview workshops and 24 general workshops will provide tools for ministry including survey strategies, effective approaches in eliciting a faith response, communicating the gospel in understandable ways, strategic intercession, etc. Please contact consultwomen@cs.com for additional information, and furnish a secure e-mail address to which we can respond.

MISSIONPREP "PLANTS" SEMINAR - TORONTO 2004 June 13-25, 2004 Principles of Language Acquisition: Natural Techniques and Skills Location: Tyndale University College & Seminary, 25 Ballyconnor Court, Willowdale, Ontario *Insider skills for Language & cultural Learning *Phonetics Foundations *Language readiness For more information contact missionprep@globaltalk.ca or read http://www.missionprep.ca

TEACHERS WANTED! -- Whitman Academy is seeking qualified teachers for the 2005-2006 school year. This school is located in Amman, Jordan, servicing international students. Please write to Andrew for more information at info@whitmanacademy.org.

FREE TENTMAKING SEMINAR IN MOBILE ALABAMA -- Global Opportunities is offering a FREE half-day seminar (9 am to 1 pm) Saturday, May 22, at North Bay Christian Church in Mobile, Alabama. The church is located at 1275 E I65 Service Rd S, Mobile, AL 36606-3103 or see their website for directions at http://www.northbaycc.org. This Seminar will help you understand how you can reach the world as a non-traditional missionary, using your vocation to reach the nations! For further information on this FREE seminar and to register go to: http://www.globalopps.org/seminar For additional information, please contact Charles at: charles@globalopps.org

Brigada also covers tech help for challenging countries, pre- and post- field briefing, tips for shipping goods overseas, support raising, idea sharing, and much more.

I recommend all missions committees and missions minded people subscribe to their e-letter. It's a great example of the body of Christ working together with different gifts to further the Gospel!

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