19950917 Brigada Today

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News and Notes about Brigada, Your Gateway to Missions Networking!
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“WEB SITES YA GOTTA’ CHECK OUT” FOLLOW-UP

Last week we shared Greg Slade’s “find” at http://bible.acu.edu/ctt. This past week he informed us that the URL: http://bible.acu.edu/ctt/ctt-home.htm is a better way to access the page, since it retains more in-document links. Try it!
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“SUPPOSE WE KNOW THIS TRILINGUAL GIRL…” FOLLOW-UP

Thanks to the several who contacted us immediately after our mention of a trilingual willing servant, in last week’s Brigada Today. By the end of the day last Friday, calls were already going out to her!!! In addition, we think a possible moderator (for the newly proposed conference on placement in Christian opportunities) has been secured.
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THANKS FOR THOSE WHO WROTE RE: “THIS WEEK’S [ATTEMPT AT] HUMOR”

Thanks to the half dozen readers who immediately sent notes regarding the inappropriateness of last week’s “joke”. They pointed out accurately that,

  1. at least one of the names mentioned has not been convicted as guilty,
  2. all the men are black, thus possibly portraying blacks in a bad light, and
  3. Brigada is a family of networks about missions and that kind of humor has no place here.

Wow. Sorry gang. I mentioned to those who wrote that I was so naive that it didn’t even occur to me that all 3 guys were black and that the joke might be sending a message to those sharp enough to listen for it! As a result, I’m asking for your forgiveness in posting the joke in this venue. It has already been removed from the worldwide web version.

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GLOBAL GLIMPSE

The largest prayer initiative in the history of the Church will be this October. Fifty million believers worldwide will participate in Praying Through the Window, II: The 100 Gateway Cities. As of August 31, 99 of the 100 cities are scheduled to be visited by a prayer team and 95 are slated for two or more teams. Beirut, Lebanon is the only city still without a team registered. [See update below!]

Source: Brigada-Mission-Mobilizers email conference, 9/14/95 From: AD2000 and Beyond Movement

John Hanna Caleb Project Littleton, CO

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BEIRUT IS NOW COVERED!

Thanks to Mark Patterson, of Global Mapping, Inc., who was faithfully reading his Brigada Today when he noticed there weren’t any prayer teams marked down for Beirut. He immediately put the Christian Information Network in touch with a friend who happened to be taking a group over this fall. He was sure they’d make a portion of their trip into a prayer journey and he was right! Now, as a result of working together, all 100 Gateway Cities will be covered by on-site prayer teams!
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BRIGADA CONFERENCING PROTOCOL NEEDED

The following message was recently overheard on one of our sub-conferences:


“Please, please, will everyone please put a footer on outgoing messages so that readers can be assured that they have the whole message! I don’t want to rattle anyone’s cage nor upset their day, but I would like to know that I have it all and that something has not been lost in transmission.

“Please also keep private messages off the net.

“As long as I am on my soapbox, I will also ask that we not begin our messages with, “Dear Dick…” Who’s Dick? Also, if we are replying to a question or anything, it will be most helpful to quote enough of the prior text so that the reader knows what’s going in, otherwise it is as so much blather and clogging up the airways.

“Please, also, may we not perpetuate a subject line through several incarnations to the point where it no longer bears any connection to the subject at hand.

“I really believe in networking for my work would be literally and truly impossible without it. Brigada and its sub-conferences was an idea long overdue in coming and my hat is off to everyone responsible for its creation and ongoing operation. But, it will make it easier for everyone if we can observe some few guidelines of protocol.

“Please take my words in the spirit of helpfulness that they are offered even though some spirit of frustration cannot be avoided.

“I recommend that someone in authority prepare a set of protocol guidelines, the observing of which will make networking easier for everyone. I know that this is anathema to some but they do help.”
[Thanks to Dave Nesmith for a heroic job getting us started in this work!]


The above already form the basis for some primary protocol for participation in multiple-speaker conferences. (“Mailing list” conferences, such as Mission Frontiers won’t get quite as much out of this discussion, of course.) If you’d like to add more, please send it to BrigadaCoordatxcdotorg  (BrigadaCoordatxcdotorg)   with subject line “Protocols”. We’ll try to assemble a standard set that can be downloaded by any and all interested. Thanks!

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SEND IN YOUR BEST “100 GATEWAY CITIES PRAYER EMPHASIS” IDEA

Compose a paragraph about how your church is rallying to feature the 100 Gateway Cities of the 10/40 Window in “Praying Through the Window II” and send it to BrigadaCoordatxcdotorg  (BrigadaCoordatxcdotorg)   this week, with subject line, “100GWC Ideas”. We’ll feature the top ten in next week’s Brigada Today. If your idea is used, you’ll get a free Brigada t-shirt. (As always, neither Brigada employees nor their families are eligible to compete.) [Of course there are no Brigada “employees”! In fact, there aren’t even any t-shirts!!! :-) ] Don’t forget to include an idea or two about how you will not lose sight of praying for the 100 Gateway Cities personally.
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HOW TO REACH 10,000 BRIGADA PARTICIPANTS

Well, we all know how we could reach the 10,000 subscribers mark. With just four partcipants short of 1000 readers this week, we could reach the 10,000 mark very easily if you were to just forward this Brigada Today to 9 or 10 others and invite them to participate. Make sure they know to send email to hubatxcdotorg  (hubatxcdotorg)   (not DLucasatTeamExpansiondotorg and not brigadaatbrigadadotorg) with only this line:
subscribe brigada

That’s it!

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WANT TO START AN EMAIL CONFERENCE OR NEWS LIST ON YOUR GATEWAY CITY?

It’s easy.

  • Join CrossConnect by sending a note to Cathleenatxcdotorg  (Cathleenatxcdotorg)  . She’ll send you detailed information about how to do it. It’s $52/year and gives you a “friendly” email address (after which your email is “forwarded” through CrossConnect to whatever service you choose to use that day or week or month!), conference moderator privileges, etc.
  • Send a note to BrigadaCoordatxcdotorg  (BrigadaCoordatxcdotorg)   explaining the city or people group for which you’d like to moderate a list or discussion. You’ll soon receive easy step-by-step instructions (with lots of examples) on how to create the new conference.
  • Send the create commands to BrigadaCoordatxcdotorg  (BrigadaCoordatxcdotorg)   for final error-checking and consistency cross-checks. Within 48 hours or so, you’ll be in business! There are no “per message” fees or on-going monthly charges to either you, your network, or your users.

Questions about CrossConnect and its policies??? Write Cathleenatxcdotorg  (Cathleenatxcdotorg)  .
Questions about Brigada conferences? Write BrigadaCoordatxcdotorg  (BrigadaCoordatxcdotorg)  .
Thanks!

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Have a great week!

TO SUBSCRIBE TO BRIGADA TODAY, send email to hubatxcdotorg  (hubatxcdotorg)   with only the following message:
subscribe brigada

TO UNSUBSCRIBE (You wouldn’t dare… would you???!), send email to hubatxcdotorg  (hubatxcdotorg)   with this line in the text:
unsubscribe brigada

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BRIGADA TODAY IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE FOLLOWING TEAM OF REGULAR VOLUNTEERS:

  • Global Glimpses: John Hanna, Caleb Project, jhannaatcprojectdotcom  (jhannaatcprojectdotcom)  
  • ADVANCE: Mark A. Kelley, Kainos Press, 70420dot1057atcompuservedotcom  (70420dot1057atcompuservedotcom)  
  • Web Wizard: Bob Mayhew, Brigada Volunteer, mayhewatxcdotorg  (mayhewatxcdotorg)  
  • Web Art: Patti Mayhew, c/o mayhewatxcdotorg  (mayhewatxcdotorg)  
  • Technical Development: Jonathan Marsden, CrossConnect jonathanatxcdotorg  (jonathanatxcdotorg)  
  • Compiler: Doug Lucas, Team Expansion & Brigada, DLucasatTeamExpansiondotorg  (DougLucasatxcdotorg)  
  • and many other occasional contributors too numerous to mention! But thanks for working together! That’s the dream of Brigada!

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