Monthly Archives: September 1998

19980927 Brigada Today

Now with over 7500 participants!
News and Notes about Brigada, Your Gateway to Missions Networking!
On the WorldWide Web, browse http://www.brigada.org or http://www.eGroups.com/list/brigada-today
Brigada Today is “the missionary helper newsletter!”
Compiled by Doug Lucas <DLucasatteamexpansiondotorg  (DLucasatteamexpansiondotorg)  >, Louisville, KY
[Pass this issue to a friend! To subscribe, see instructions at end.]

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NEW VIDEO – THE RIFFI BERBERS OF NORTHERN MOROCCO

movie cameraApart from the famous carpets that bear their name, the Berber people of Northern Africa are virtually unknown by the outside world. In the rugged, isolated Rif Mountains of Northern Morocco live a freedom-loving people who have clung tenaciously to their distinct cultural identity and language – the Riffi Berbers. Caleb Project has recently produced a 28 page prayer guide and 11 minute video (with a condensed 3 minute version on the same video) focusing specifically on the 1.8 million Riffi (reef – ee) Berbers. There is no Bible in their native language and no indigenous Riffi church movement. According to workers serving among them, there are fewer than 50 Riffi believers in the world! Use these new tools to pray for the Kingdom of God to be established among one of the least evangelized people groups in the world. To order this prayer guide and video call Caleb Project at 303-730-4170, or email infoatcprojectdotcom  (infoatcprojectdotcom)  .
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NEW POSSIBILITY FOR INT’L COMMUNICATION: “FAMILYPOINT”?

Have you heard about FamilyPoint? Browse it for free at: http://www.familypoint.com/html/registernow.cfm?ts=1089 I’m still trying to size it up, to be honest. But on the surface, it looks to have possibilities for creating quick and dirty international communication networks. Though definitely designed for “family” interaction (e.g., the homepage is affectionately code-named, “the fridge” – complete with a ton of notes! :-) ), once you look past the cutesy interface you see a powerful enterprise-computing environment. It accepts uploaded pictures and attached files for each message in the topic-oriented password-protected forums. AND there’s live chat to boot – it even tells you which “family members” are online at the top of your screen at all times. Within seconds, I had set up a test “family” (for our 10 International Services team members in Louisville), within a larger “big picture” extended family (the whole Team Expansion organization throughout 24 countries). You can send “invitations” to prospective subscriber “family members” with the press of a button… so it’s easy to let people know about the conference. And it’s fast (at least, so far). There are ads at the top, but they’re not all that distracting, in my opinion. And most are very “family oriented” – toys and all. And wait ’til you see the graphical interface on the calendar! Each and every appt. is coded to a particular family member – and you can zoom in and look at notes for each one! This kind of stuff costs thousands in a professional computing environments… and you need a web administrator to figure it out . . . and you STILL won’t get the ease of conference-creation that you get in these easy “family” screens. ‘Course, there’s no email echo, so your international friends without web access will be out in the deep freeze, rather than the fridge. And those who *have* web access aren’t likely to want to waste it monitoring “the fridge” each day, unless there’s something pretty valuable there. So MAFxc still has it beat for the email list-server back end. But the folks at MAFxc could take a lesson from the ease-of-use and tons of options at FamilyPoint . . . Maybe banner ads will enable the future of enterprise computing? If I find out for sure, I’ll leave you a message on the fridge. Oh – and one other thing… don’t expect Brigada Today to transfer over there. I doubt they had families of 7500 in mind. :-)
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TIRED OF TURNING UP 65000 SEARCH HITS?

Try Infoseek’s new “Express” meta-searching tool. Amazingly, it’s free! It’s got GREAT browsing capabilities for search results (the end of the “back” key when searching), excellent configuration options, but granted, lacks support for advanced search techniques. Still, for the price, you won’t beat it. For example, I got a note this past week from a friend in a creative-access country saying he had heard that his entire work was posted on a web page for the whole world to see. I hopped on HotBot and couldn’t find a thing, then wrote him back and said not to believe a word they said. He wasn’t there. The next day I discovered “Express,” did the search again and located 3 pages immediately! They were at the top of the order, too. The secret? Express uses multiple search engines simultaneously. My guy was listed at Altavista but not HotBot! So… if you want to save tons of time and make your searches on the web more effective, get Express by browsing to http://www.infoseek.com and click on the “get Express” button in the upper-right-hand corner. It’s the best for the money! :-)
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INTERNATIONAL SPIRITUAL ENCOURAGEMENT FOR MISSIONARY KIDS

Now you can get it for free via “Kids’ World,” a new email newsletter for kids, co-authored by Rachel Timperon (age 14). Rachel and her Dad (or was it her grandfather?) pull together a weekly mix of stories, quizzes, competitions, birthday announcements, and personal greetings. Aimed at 8-15-year-olds, this email is sure to encourage your son or daughter on the field… or on home service… or simply at home in the USA! To subscribe, write rachelattassiedotnetdotau  (rachelattassiedotnetdotau)  . Thanks to the Southeast Outlook (of the Southeast Christian Church, Louisville, KY) for the tip!
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PROGRAMMERS LEAVE THEIR MARKS

Have you ever heard about those “Easter Eggs” that programmers hide in the code of the applications they’re writing? My opinion of them varies according to what kind of mood I’m in and which day it is. :-) Some days I think they must have too much time on my hands if they resort to stuff like this. Other days I realize that it’s frustrating work trying to get everything working together. It’s no wonder they resort to writing surprising “hidden features” – just for some fun after hours! :-) I hope they’re not using up TOO many bytes and bits though. We already have enough code bloat! :-) Anyway, to see an Easter Egg in Windows 98 (consisting of a slide program about the Microsoft campus and surrounding area, complete with a credit roster of every last person who ever worked on Windows ’98), follow these secret steps: Step 1: Double-click the clock in the tray portion of the Task Bar. This opens the Date/Time properties dialog box. Step 2: Click the Time Zone tab. Step 3: Press and hold your Ctrl key. Place your mouse pointer over Memphis, Egypt (you might have to look this up on a map) then press and hold your left mouse button. Pretend to drag something to Memphis, TN, then release the left mouse button. (Memphis, of course, was the code name for Windows ’98.) Don’t let go of your Ctrl key. Step 4: Still holding down the Ctrl key, point to Memphis, Tenn., then pretend to click and drag something from there to Redmond, Wash. (again, check a map). Then release the left mouse button. You won’t see anything happen on screen while you do this. There aren’t any numbers of objects on the map in the dialog box. Step 5: Release the Ctrl key. An animated dialog box should appear, listing several Microsoft developers, complete with images of the Microsoft campus and the Seattle area. If you don’t see it, try the steps again carefully. It takes some people two or three tries. Thanks to Frank Condron and Brian Livingston for this tip.
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OKAY, OKAY – I GIVE – SO WHAT ABOUT THE YEAR 2000 PROBLEM?

I’ve put this off as long as I dare. Okay. Uncle. Our organization has finally organized a Year 2000 (Y2K) initiative. If you haven’t hear about the Y2K programming problem [time to crawl out from under your rock!], it stems from the fact [yup… it’s a fact] that many programs were created by programmers who didn’t want to be so presumptuous as to think that their stuff would be used past 1999. Call it short-sighted… or call it humble… either way, they dropped the ball on us. And the sorry thing is.. they dropped it as recently as 2-3 years ago, even while some were already warning of impending doom! So… for example, say your organization is currently gearing up to begin using a new accounting package, say… Quickbooks, with a template custom-designed by your accountant guy. You’d better warn him to switch to Quickbooks 6.0 (June ’98), because previous versions aren’t going to be reliable come Monday morning, January 3rd, 2000. (Did I hear a “gulp” gulp in your office?) So … how do you learn about this Y2K stuff? Best pick up a copy of any current computer journal (e.g., the Oct. 6th PC Magazine) or check it out on the web at any (or all!) of the following sites:
http://www.pcmag.com/y2k
http://www.zdnet.com/y2k
http://www.y2knews.com
http://www.year2000.com
http://www.yahoo.com/computersandinternet/year_2000_problem
http://www.garynorth.com
http://www.mitre.org/research/y2k
http://www.y2k.com
http://www.bug2000.co.uk
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BOSNIA VIDEO ONE OF MOST POPULAR

movie cameraThe new 14-minute video, “A HOPE AND A FUTURE FOR BOSNIA,” is turning into one of the most popular yet! This new look at “a cauldron of conscience” is organized in 5 major sections (in case you want to use it across 5 different meetings): Introduction, History, Situation, Challenge, and Testimony. With this one video and the tons of actual on-site footage, you’ll finally figure out what has happened there and how desperately that we need to pray. The producer, Dave Dunlap, worked in audio and video for NBC television for over 10 years. He still freelances regularly for CNN and documentaries like 20/20 and 60 Minutes. Digitally processed from start to finish, this Bosnia work is top quality for viewing or projecting to your family, at your local church, or in your mission office, regardless of continent or color. For more information, write Dave at 104165dot2242atcompuservedotcom  (104165dot2242atcompuservedotcom)   or simply send a check or money order payable to Team Expansion, attn: Dave Dunlap, 3700 Hopewell Rd., Louisville, KY 40299. Tel. 1-800-447-0800. Fax 502-297-9823. (Dave says sorry, no credit cards please.) If you’re ordering the tape for a particular showing, please note your deadline. Don’t forget to add $3 shipping (unless you can pick up the tape in person). If ordering from within the state of Kentucky, add $1.02 sales tax.
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ALGERIA… AUSTRALIA… THEY BOTH START WITH “A”!

lighting the wayOkay. So it was probably late. And I was probably blitzed. But that doesn’t give me permission to substitute the word “Australian” for “Algerian”! :-) (Nov 11th item “DO YOU WORK WITH ALGERIAN ARABS?“). The address is correct at t-workatpoboxdotcom  (t-workatpoboxdotcom)  . But note in the text about “Australian Arabs” was, as you guessed, pure “sleep-keyboarding!” :-) Apologies to my Muslim friends… and everybody down under. :-)
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ONLINE EVANGELISM PAGE UPDATED

WebWatchThe Brigada online guide to using the Web for evangelism has been extensively updated. It includes suggestions for writing evangelistic pages and testimonies, how to promote pages on search engines and in other ways, foreign language pages, witnessing in chat rooms and lists, church pages, plus links to lots of top webmaster resources, tutorials, and software. There is even a poster you can print out for your church noticeboard to tell others about this resource. http://www.brigada.org/today/articles/web-evangelism.html
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COPYRIGHT — This issue of Brigada Today is Copyrighted © 2001. However, permission is granted to freely redistribute these materials, including those available through email autoresponders, provided that such redistribution is to those who will help the Good News of Christianity to reach the unreached. But please include this phrase: “For a free subscription of Brigada‘s weekly missions publication, write <brigada-today-subscribeategroupsdotcom  (brigada-today-subscribeategroupsdotcom)  >.”
IMPORTANT: To copy or reproduce Brigada Today for any other reason is illegal and is not permitted.

DISCLAIMER — Please note that there’s no way we can possibly screen all the text on all the web sites or items we recommend. We try to check them out first… but if we miss something, please don’t assume that the opinions on those sites are identical to those of the Brigada family of networks. “Eat the corn, leave the cob!” ear of corn
For subscription questions or problems, write helpatbrigadadotorg  (helpatbrigadadotorg)  .

SUBMITTING CONTENT — To submit content or ideas to Brigada Today, first please get a copy of “Guidelines for submitting items to Brigada” Then, once you’ve composed your item in keeping with those guidelines, send your item for Brigada Today to DLucasatteamexpansiondotorg  (DLucasatteamexpansiondotorg)  .
Thanks to for hosting the Brigada mailing list.
Emphasis is placed on items relating to unreached peoples and challenges faced by those reaching them cross-culturally.

not symbolPLEASE DON’T SUBSCRIBE US TO YOUR LIST — It’s always better to ask before manually force-adding anyone to your list-serve or mailing list. Recently, tons of well-meaning people have been subscribing Doug to their lists. Since he often travels overseas, he doesn’t join many of those, for obvious reasons (like being charged big-time for overseas access). So as a general rule, please don’t bulk-mail us! See the note above if you’d like to submit items for Brigada Today. Thanks for understanding. Bottom line: We will never create Brigada Today items from bulk mail. Bulk mail gets deleted immediately — sorry. Nothing personal. We suggest you apply the same standard to everyone. Ask first!

OPCWARNING ABOUT FORWARDING EMAILS — Please, before forwarding any kind of request (even if it says “please send this to all your friends”), please check to make sure it has a VERIFIABLE ORIGIN, a VERIFIABLE PURPOSE, and a VERIFIABLE CLOSURE (OPC). By following this simple approach, many “email viruses” could be nipped in the bud… at least in the Brigada family. More information about the full Brigada OPC protocol is available. Thank you.

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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)  
*Brigada Website: Bob Mayhew, WebServantatbrigadadotorg  (WebServantatbrigadadotorg)  
*Brigada Customer Service Manager: helpatbrigadadotorg  (helpatbrigadadotorg)  
*Brigada Coordinator: Doug Lucas, Team Expansion & Brigada, DLucasatteamexpansiondotorg  (DLucasatteamexpansiondotorg)  
*and many other occasional contributors too numerous to mention!
But thanks for working together! That’s the dream of Brigada!

19980920 Brigada Today

Now with 7655 participants!
News and Notes about Brigada, Your Gateway to Missions Networking!
On the WorldWide Web, browse http://www.brigada.org or http://www.eGroups.com/list/brigada-today
Brigada Today is “the missionary helper newsletter!”
Compiled by Doug Lucas <DLucasatteamexpansiondotorg  (DLucasatteamexpansiondotorg)  >, Louisville, KY
[Pass this issue to a friend! To subscribe, see instructions at end.]

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HERE WE GROW AGAIN

Brigada keeps growing! Thanks to those who are passing the word around. Here’s a sample of 3 or 4 days growth from this past week. (Lyris tracks these daily growth figures as a standard feature.) The number beside the date lists the new subscribers for a particular day in the life of Brigada:
09/26/1998: 8
09/25/1998: 5
09/24/1998: 15
09/23/1998: 21
09/22/1998: 15
Thanks for speaking out!
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BIG: WHERE DO YOU GO FOR STATS ON DENOMINATIONAL GROWTH?

Suppose I want to know how big the Southern Baptist denomination is (number of members) in the USA and in the world. Where would I go to ascertain that kind of thing? Is it on the web??? If you have a lead, send it to Ernest ERNJOYataoldotcom  (ERNJOYataoldotcom)  . He’ll publish a report to us about how to do it. This kind of thing would be helpful when assembling reports about our own denominations as well as church growth as a whole. ‘Course, someday, Barrett’s new book will be out, right? :-)
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GET THE ELECTRICITY FLOWING (TRIPP LITE FOLLOW-UP)

lighting the way Thanks to those who sleuthed out more information on power inverters. You can always check out http://www.tripplite.com for more information, but the bottom line was, as Joe & Audrey reported, $61 for the lower wattage model (PV140) and $89 for the really cool one (PV300).
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WEB-WATCH: GET YOUR CLASSICS ON THE NET!

WebWatch Have you seen http://ccel.wheaton.edu/ lately? Roger tipped us off on the offerings. Wow. blinking1eyes Incredible options. (We left out all the “underscore” _characters to keep this from looking so confusing. By the way, do we still have to underline copies of _books_ on the web like _this_?) You can get The Confessions of St. Augustine, Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners, The Holy War, Pilgrim’s Progress, John Calvin’s Commentaries, On the Christian Life, Institutes of the Christian Religion, G. K. Chesterton’s Orthodoxy, Jonathan Edwards’ Religious Affections and Select Sermons, Francois Fenelon’s Spiritual Progress, Charles Finney’s Lectures on Revival text files and Lectures to Professing Christians, John Foxe’s Book of Martyrs, Thomas Kempis’ The Imitation of Christ, Brother Lawrence’s The Practice of the Presence of God, Martin Luther’s Table Talk, Andrew Murray’s The Deeper Christian Life, The True Vine: Meditations for a Month on John 15:1-16, and The New Life: Words of God for Young Disciples. You can also get At the Masters Feet, Spurgeon’s Morning and Evening, J. Hudson Taylor’s Union and Communion, and the Kneeling Christian. Anyway… great list of books. Check it out!
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GET BIBLE SOFTWARE AT 50% OFF

cd-rom and book Logos Bible Software is running their first ever special just for field personnel with a limited time offer of 50% off software. This offer includes items for older computers as well as new. They have Bible Software on floppy diskettes (Spanish, French & Dutch versions, too), shipping to US address. Inquiries and orders go to Pat Rappuhn at trishatlogosdotcom  (trishatlogosdotcom)  . Hats off to Mark for the tip!
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GLOBAL GLIMPSE ON SUDAN

world globe The U-S bombing in Sudan is making it difficult for evangelical workers in war torn Sudan. [One worker, whose name Brigada has withheld for security reasons,] with Voice of the Martyrs just returned from that country, where they distributed food, medicine and the Gospel to the people there. [He] says despite the difficulties, they were able to help the local church distribute 32 tons of food and medical supplies, and show the Jesus Film. He says local church leaders were thrilled. “This was the first opportunity that churches had been given to actually participate in a relief program and the first time that they’d actually been given resources with which to minister to their people.” Up to three thousand people watched the film and many came to Christ.
(Source: Mission Network News, September 22, 1998 www.gospelcom.net/mnn)
Global Glimpse is compiled by John Hanna, Caleb Project, Littleton, CO.
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JAPANESE WORKERS UNITE!

Have you heard about the new Equippers conference for Japanese people and those ministering to them? It’s jointly sponsored by Campus Crusade for Christ, International Students Incorporated, Japanese Christian Fellowship Network, and The Navigators. Organizers say, “Over the years many Japanese come to the States either as businessmen or students and become Christians here, but when they return to Japan often stop attending church for a variety of reasons. It is our hope and prayer that God will use this conference to stop this downward trend, and to equip both Japanese Christians and those who minister to them with the necessary tools and spiritual resources to stand strong.” Last year’s conference brought together over 180 people at Berachah Christian Retreat Center, outside Seattle in Auburn, WA. This year’s dates are from Dec. 27th (Sunday) through January 1st (Friday). Cost is $210 per person. Arthur Hollands and Koichi Hirano will be the keynote speakers and most sessions are held in Japanese but translation will be available. If you are interested or know someone who may benefit from this please contact USHQatJCFNdotOrg  (USHQatJCFNdotOrg)   for more information. Or you may call 303-730-4226 and ask for Setsu or Yumi.
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REGISTER NOW FOR MEDICAL MISSION CONFERENCE

On November 6 – 7, 1998, Southeast Christian Church will present its 3rd Annual Medical Mission Conference. For detailed information about the conference, browse http://www.medicalmissions.com. Guess who they’ve got coming: David Thompson, a career missionary surgeon who works in Gabon, West Africa. He’s the guy featured in the unforgettable last 7 minutes of the Generation video that everybody’s showing these days (from Mars Hill Productions). Highly recommended. I’ve been using those last 7 minutes to close out one of the messages I’ve been preaching on Matt. 24:14. Gang… It’s powerful. The Elmers are going to be there too… (Duane and Muriel) as well as a ton of other workshop speakers and profs. They’re even presenting helps for raising funds for short-term mission trips. CME credits for physicians and CEU credits for nurses up to 5.5 hours will be available for taking this course. And guess what — there’s no registration fee! (However, a love offering will be taken.) For more information or for a brochure concerning the conference, call Stephanie Garling, 502-451-5317, extension 4725. Book your travel now — the “Breeder’s Cup” will be held in Louisville the same weekend as this conference. Stephanie Garling also has motel/ hotel information available for participants.
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SOUTHERN AFRICA WORKERS TO GATHER

If you work in sub-Sahara Africa, here’s the gathering for you! The Southern Africa Christian Resource Exhibition is taking place in March of 1999 in Harare, Zimbabwe. To get more information, send an email note to subscribe-sacre-99atxcdotorg  (subscribe-sacre-99atxcdotorg)   for the latest. Attendance is open to anyone.
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AFMA MISSIONS EVENT TO INVITE EFMA/IFMA

AIMS is still taking reservations for the annual AFMA missions leadership retreat, set for Nov. 19-21 in Houston, TX. Dr. James Engel is the keynote speaker… and the networking alone should be tops. For additional information, contact AIMS at aimsataims-usadotorg  (aimsataims-usadotorg)  .
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SOUTH ASIA CONSULTATION ON STRATEGIC INTERCESSION

Convened by North India Harvest Network in Co-operation with AD 2000 and Beyond Movement, THE YMCA Tourist Hostel, New Delhi, Nov. 3-6. The purpose? To study together prayer for evangelism and social transformation, To focus Intercession on the unreached peoples and the poorest of the poor of North India and other countries of South Asia, To study and understand the biblical concept of spiritual strongholds & spiritual mapping, etc., in South Asian context, To edit the Consultation papers and make them available for training programs in South Asia. Participation is by Invitation only. But if you or someone you know should be invited, write Rev. S. D. Ponraj, Bihar Out-Reach Network 10/1-A, New Patliputra Colony, Post Box- 5 Patliputra Patna Bihar 800 013 or tel. 0612-263802
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WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE NEWS SOURCE?

Roger RogerDoriotatXCdotOrg  (RogerDoriotatXCdotOrg)   wants to know… He uses some of the Infobeat services to get e-mail news, sports, etc. But he wants more! If you’ve got a favorite email or web source, send it to him and he’ll compile a list/report for publishing in a couple of weeks in Brigada Today.
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TAKE YOUR BEST SHOT – WANTED: INSPIRING MISSIONS SUCCESS STORIES

So where does one go for really inspiring missionary success stories? Is there a web site? Jay jlinkatnafwcdotorg  (jlinkatnafwcdotorg)   needs one for Uganda … but where does he go? If you know of a great site or a great source for great illustrations, send it to him and he’ll collect them and in a couple of weeks send us a report for posting here in Brigada Today.
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HEARTLAND MISSIONSFEST COMIN’ ROUND THE CORNER

Connect with the AD2000 & Beyond Movement in Tulsa this February 25-27. The 1999 Heartland MissionsFest will focus on “Joshua Project 2000: the progress and possibilities” with keynote speaker Luis Bush. Over 50 workshops will inform missions-minded North Americans about AD2000 tracks including Business & Professionals, Worship & the Arts, and Church Planting Among Muslims. Ron Rowland will introduce the dynamic database being developed for Joshua Harvest: All Peoples, All Persons. Workshop speakers include Terry Law, Doug Lucas, Beverly Pegues, Ross Patterson, Phyllis Kilbourn, Jill Harris, Bill Waldrop, and Keith Wheeler. Co-sponsors include ACMC, AIMS, Caleb Project, and the U.S. Center for World Mission. At the last Heartland conference over 2,000 participants came from 16 schools, 23 states, 100 churches, and 101 missions agencies. To receive a brochure or exhibitor packet send your snail mail address to hmfinfoatusadotnet  (hmfinfoatusadotnet)   or phone 1-800-366-6641.
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TO UNSUBSCRIBE — Send email to brigada-today-unsubscribeategroupsdotcom  (brigada-today-unsubscribeategroupsdotcom)  . (Subject and text are ignored.)
IF IT DOESN’T WORK — Write Don & Judy, our Customer Services Managers at helpatbrigadadotorg  (helpatbrigadadotorg)  . Yahooooo for volunteers!!!

COPYRIGHT — This issue of Brigada Today is Copyrighted © 2001. However, permission is granted to freely redistribute these materials, including those available through email autoresponders, provided that such redistribution is to those who will help the Good News of Christianity to reach the unreached. But please include this phrase: “For a free subscription of Brigada‘s weekly missions publication, write <brigada-today-subscribeategroupsdotcom  (brigada-today-subscribeategroupsdotcom)  >.”
IMPORTANT: To copy or reproduce Brigada Today for any other reason is illegal and is not permitted.

DISCLAIMER — Please note that there’s no way we can possibly screen all the text on all the web sites or items we recommend. We try to check them out first… but if we miss something, please don’t assume that the opinions on those sites are identical to those of the Brigada family of networks. “Eat the corn, leave the cob!” ear of corn
For subscription questions or problems, write helpatbrigadadotorg  (helpatbrigadadotorg)  .

SUBMITTING CONTENT — To submit content or ideas to Brigada Today, first please get a copy of “Guidelines for submitting items to Brigada” Then, once you’ve composed your item in keeping with those guidelines, send your item for Brigada Today to DLucasatteamexpansiondotorg  (DLucasatteamexpansiondotorg)  .
Thanks to for hosting the Brigada mailing list.
Emphasis is placed on items relating to unreached peoples and challenges faced by those reaching them cross-culturally.

not symbolPLEASE DON’T SUBSCRIBE US TO YOUR LIST — It’s always better to ask before manually force-adding anyone to your list-serve or mailing list. Recently, tons of well-meaning people have been subscribing Doug to their lists. Since he often travels overseas, he doesn’t join many of those, for obvious reasons (like being charged big-time for overseas access). So as a general rule, please don’t bulk-mail us! See the note above if you’d like to submit items for Brigada Today. Thanks for understanding. Bottom line: We will never create Brigada Today items from bulk mail. Bulk mail gets deleted immediately — sorry. Nothing personal. We suggest you apply the same standard to everyone. Ask first!

OPCWARNING ABOUT FORWARDING EMAILS — Please, before forwarding any kind of request (even if it says “please send this to all your friends”), please check to make sure it has a VERIFIABLE ORIGIN, a VERIFIABLE PURPOSE, and a VERIFIABLE CLOSURE (OPC). By following this simple approach, many “email viruses” could be nipped in the bud… at least in the Brigada family. More information about the full Brigada OPC protocol is available. Thank you.

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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)  
*Brigada Website: Bob Mayhew, WebServantatbrigadadotorg  (WebServantatbrigadadotorg)  
*Brigada Customer Service Manager: helpatbrigadadotorg  (helpatbrigadadotorg)  
*Brigada Coordinator: Doug Lucas, Team Expansion & Brigada, DLucasatteamexpansiondotorg  (DLucasatteamexpansiondotorg)  
*and many other occasional contributors too numerous to mention!
But thanks for working together! That’s the dream of Brigada!

19980913 Brigada Today

Now with over 7562 participants!
News and Notes about Brigada, Your Gateway to Missions Networking!
On the WorldWide Web, browse http://www.brigada.org or http://www.eGroups.com/list/brigada-today
Brigada Today is “the missionary helper newsletter!”
Compiled by Doug Lucas <DLucasatteamexpansiondotorg  (DLucasatteamexpansiondotorg)  >, Louisville, KY
[Pass this issue to a friend! To subscribe, see instructions at end.]

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AT THE AD2000 WEB SITE…

Joshua Project 2000 logo Now available on the AD2000 web site – the updated Joshua Project 2000 Unreached Peoples List. As research has come in, some peoples from the original 1739 have been removed from the current list, others have been added. Now on the web you can see not only the original Joshua Project 2000 list of 1739 peoples, but also the latest, updated list. There’s also a combined list to help you find your favorite people easily. It’s all at http://www.ad2000.org/peoples
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AC ON THE ROAD

Need a good source for AC power as you tool down the dusty roads of Central Africa? Got a spouse that’ll drive while you labor away on the laptop? :-) Sounds like you need “Tripp Lite,” a 300-watt compact inverter with dual AC plugs. Low-battery alarm in case you start to drain your car battery in excess. Shuts down when unattended. Available at lots of retailers, but also directly, in the USA, via 773-869-1234. Turns DC power into 120V AC. I don’t have a web site but I bet someone will find it on the web.
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EXCHANGE FOR CURRENCY EXCHANGE WEB-SITES

Carl had trouble accessing the sites mentioned for currency exchanges online. He found http://www.cnn.com/TRAVEL/ESSENTIALS/ to be a lot more dependable.
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WEB-WATCH: MORE SEARCHING OPTIONS

WebWatch If you’re still searching for search pages, try http://www.starthere.com and see if you don’t find SOMETHING helpful!
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ADDITIONAL CHRISTIAN PUBLICATIONS

 Remember the list of Christian publications that appeared Sept. 11 (“IN THE MOOD FOR A CHRISTIAN BOOK? CHECK HERE!“)? If you’d like to add to that list, check out http://www.cpi-horizon.com and http://www.bethanyhouse.com for additional Christian publications.
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RESOURCING WEST AFRICA

If you’ve got West Africa on your mind, consider the West African Conference, which reportedly is bringing together 500 Christian leaders (from the West African sub-region) to Accra to consider how to use Resources from Africa for missions in Africa and beyond. The conference is scheduled for November 2-6, 1998. For more info., contact Solomon piafricaatafricaonlinedotcomdotgh  (piafricaatafricaonlinedotcomdotgh)  .
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WANT ISLAMIC EDUCATION? “CASC” IT!

The “new and improved” CENTRAL ASIAN STUDY CENTER will meet from March 29th to April 30, 1999 in Chicago, IL. Graduate and undergraduate course credit is available for students. Courses will cover, Central Asian History and People Groups, Introduction to Islam, Folk Islam and Sufism, Church Planting Principles for Central Asia, and practical interaction with Muslims. Costs are $350 for tuition, $300 housing, $150 board per person. Group rates are also available. For more information please contact either Dr. Robert Douglas DouglasRCataoldotcom  (DouglasRCataoldotcom)   or Dr. Jim Romaine jromai19atidtdotnet  (jromai19atidtdotnet)  .
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BE A PEOPLE-GROUP ADVOCATE!

Got a vision for mobilizing prayer and resources for a specific unreached people group? Register now for Caleb Project’s next Advocate Training Seminar, December 3-5, 1998 in Denver Colorado. Meet with like-minded people to learn more about people-specific advocacy. Learn how to form partnership coalitions and how to help churches adopt a people group. Discover the complexities missionaries face in the 10/40 window. Come away from this time with practical and specific plans! Read all about it at http://www.calebproject.org/ats.htm. For more info. contact Marti Smith at Caleb Project Advocacy Staff (303) 730-4170 trainingatcprojectdotcom  (trainingatcprojectdotcom)  .
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GLOBAL GLIMPSE FROM BANGLADESH

 In the worst floods in their history, 125 million Bengalis have to seek shelter wherever they can–by moving their beds on to bamboo stilts, or by moving to their rooftops, or by fleeing to flood shelters set up in schools and public buildings. Estimates are that three-fourths of the country are under water. Crop loss and epidemics are inescapable. One Baptist relief worker wrote that in addition to the physical suffering, the heartache is eternally compounded when we realize most of those who have died have never had a reasonable chance to believe in Jesus Christ.” However, Aug 1 this year a first “International Consultation on reaching the Bengali People” was held in Calcutta and attended primarily by Indian Christians.
(Source: Baptist Press & AD2000)
Global Glimpse is compiled each week by John Hanna, Caleb Project, Littleton, CO.
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LYRIS SWITCHOVER GOT THE BEST OF YOU?

Lyris logo You’re not alone. It’s been frustrating for TONS of others too. What’s Lyris? It’s the new software being used to bring this Brigada Today to you. It’s also used for the zillions of Brigada-peoples-* conferences that operate in the network below us. Since 1995, MAFxc had hosted all its conferences on Majordomo, an old but fairly efficient mailing list manager. Lyris is slick, because everything is echoed to password-protected web pages, but the switchover involving thousands of people has been, shall we say, uncomfortable, partly because of the sheer number of changes for the moderators themselves. Also, there were some errors caused along the way, presumably due to the countless programming details. For example, if you haven’t gotten a Brigada-peoples message for awhile, maybe it’s because some 100 subscribers were lost during a recent Lyris outage. The conference permits consultants and missionary types to give input on queries re: unreached peoples and reaching them. Also, see the last item in this newsletter regarding the essence of change. And… hang in there. :-)
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GLOBAL GLIMPSE FROM MALAYSIA

world globe Although the Enemy frustrated efforts to publicly promote a showing of the Jesus film in an area of Sarawak, Malaysia, word of the screening spread by word of mouth and more than 800 people crowded into a theater to see the film. A total of 323 viewers indicated decisions to follow Christ. Those unable to get into the theater rushed to get copies of the video, and another 143 people heard the gospel that way. This year 1,600 Jesus film teams will share the gospel with more than 30 million people in 110 countries.
(Source: Advance Newsletter 8/98, Kairos Press, www.brigada.org/advance/adv9808.html)
Global Glimpse is compiled each week by John Hanna, Caleb Project, Littleton, CO.
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WEB SEARCH ENGINES – THE SEARCH CONTINUES

Larry submitted that http://www.looksmart.com was the best search engine. He just might have a valid argument. Wow. blinking1eyes Meanwhile, Danie wrote us about http://www.ferretsoft.com/netferret/webferret.htm which uses a free downloadable you have to install. In the end, it’s the search software that works best for you. You pick!
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IN THE MOOD FOR A CHRISTIAN BOOK? CHECK HERE!

books Carol Nevin nevincatusadotnet  (nevincatusadotnet)   sleuthed out the following for sources:
Baker Book House, Grand Rapids, MI http://www.bakerbooks.com
Barbour Publishing,Uhrichsville,OH http://www.barbourbooks.com
Campus Crusade for Christ Intl http://www.newlifepubs.com
Christian Book Distributors http://www.christianbook.com
Harold Shaw Publishers, Wheaton, IL http://www.shawpub.com
InterVarsity Press, Downers Grove, IL http://www.gospelcom.net/ivpress
Moody Press, Chicago, IL http://www.moodypress.org
NavPress, Colorado Springs, CO http://www.gospelcom.net/navs/np
Parable Bookstores (assoc. of Christian Stores) http://www.parable.com
Tyndale House Publishers, Wheaton, IL http://www.tyndale.com
Zondervan Publishing House, Grand Rapids, MI http://www.zondervan.com
Thanks Carol!
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FREE CURRENCY EXCHANGE CALCULATORS

Check out Carol’s sources for free International Currency Exchange Websites: http://cgi.canoe.ca/htbin/calculators/currency.calc.cgi
http://cyberstation.net/~jweeesner/ccc/ccc/shtml
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TCMC (TRAINING CHURCH MISSIONS CHAMPIONS)

Now with a new four day schedule, the goal of TCMC is to train and equip key church and missions leaders to help regenerate missions vision and involvement in local congregations through high quality, professional consulting.

PHASE I Includes Seven Dynamics, GAP Workshop, and Facilitation Skills.
PHASE II Emphasizes the use of a five step process in consulting with local churches.
SCHEDULE: Dana Point, CA
Phase I: November 12 & 13
Phase II: November 14 & 15

For more information please contact
LARRY WALKER
ACMC, Inc.
1637 EAST VALLEY PARKWAY #145
ESCONDIDO, CA 92027
Tel: 1-800-587-ACMC
Fax: 760-746-9683
Email: ACMCSWatCompuservedotcom  (ACMCSWatCompuservedotcom)  .

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MORE ACMC CONFERENCES COMING TO A SPOT NEAR YOU

The Oregon Area ACMC conference is to be held on Saturday October 3rd at Village Baptist Church in Beaverton, Oregon. Plenary speaker is Paul Borthwick and the conference title is “Missions for the neXt Generation”. For registration information contact Dennis Miller at 110216dot57atcompuservedotcom  (110216dot57atcompuservedotcom)  . Workshops include Native American Urban Ministry, Short Term Leadership Training, Short term to Creative Access Countries, Introducing Missions to the African American Church and many more topics. In addition, ACMC Conferences are being held in Ohio and Indiana this fall. The theme for both is “Turning Vision into Reality – How to Run an Effective Missions Ministry in the Local Church.” October 31 in Akron, November 7 in Indianapolis. Practical, nuts-and-bolts, hands-on, how-to workshops. For more info, contact David Mays 102100dot2020atcompuservedotcom  (102100dot2020atcompuservedotcom)  .
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DO YOU WORK WITH ALGERIAN ARABS?

If so, someone wants to know! :-) Write Keith at t-workatpoboxdotcom  (t-workatpoboxdotcom)  , verify that you want to release info. to him, then he’d like to gain more from any additional info. you have on the Algerian Arabs.
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CHECK WITH THE HOST COUNTRY BEFORE BRINGING IN THE CORDLESS

lighting the way Some countries, according to Bob, have regulations against bringing in the top notch cordless like the one described last week in Item “PHONE HOME FROM THE NEXT HOME OVER.” As a result, be sure to check around first!
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TO GET PGP

pgp logo PGP is an international protocol software for encoding your email so that you and your recipient can depend a little more on secure communication. Get the int’l free version at http://www.pgpi.com/ and see how it works for you! If you’re in the USA, grab the latest version at http://www.nai.com/products/security/security.asp and try it out.
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NEED A WEB SITE FOR YOUR MINISTRY? TRY SF FOUNDATION

In response to requests from ministry leaders, SF Foundation and Affiliated Outsourcing are releasing http://www.sfpages.com as a new way to help individual missionaries, national workers and Christian workers present themselves with their own multi-page web sites. A new site goes up in just five minutes and individuals can personalize their own site with their picture or organization’s logo. The sites feature a specially designed feature that takes an e-mail message and publishes it on a FlashPrayer web page. Another quick e-mail message updates a NEWS Page and a third goes to a GIVING Page! Supporters and prayer warriors sign in at the bottom of a page. Then, when a page is updated, the computer senses it and sends everyone who is signed in a personalized message: “Come see our FlashPrayer page. It has been changed!” Groups starting to use these sites include Teen Challenge Brooklyn, Student Venture Twin Cities and more than several hundred missionaries and national workers. There is even an option to activate a button on the Giving Page, for a one time set up fee, so supporters can make donations to you over the Internet on a secure page! Check out the help button and the order button on the toolbar after you check the links button complete with Veggie Tales and a witnessing link! Bruce Fleming bruceatsfdotorg  (bruceatsfdotorg)   is helping work all this magic. Check him out at http://www.sfpages.com/sffoundation — he’s a former Free Church missionary to central Africa and now Executive Director of SF Foundation in Minneapolis.
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GET THIS MONTH’S ADVANCE NEWSLETTER

Here’s an executive summary of this month’s ADVANCE! newsletter (September-October 1998). Here’s the summary:

THE GOSPEL FOR EVERY PEOPLE — King of Bhutan proposes sweeping political changes; the Sundanese of Indonesia; Chad’s 181 ethnic groups; the Mam of Guatemala; the Tho of Vietnam; the Uzbeks of Uzbekistan; taking the gospel to 15 states of India; disastrous floods in China

THE PERSECUTED CHURCH — The International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church set for Nov. 15; Christian workers murdered in Congo (Zaire); Muslim leader beheads 15-year-old son; believers slaughtered in southern Sudan; believers imprisoned in Maldives; Laotian believers forced to renounce faith; church leader among unreached people group arrested

SPIRITUAL FORCES OF DARKNESS — Radical Muslim leaders pledge to punish United States for missile strikes; “Ghost Month” in Taiwan and Macau; the Durga Puja festival of Nepal; Viacom, Showtime run “Lolita”; U.S. president issues executive order on “sexual orientation”

REJOICE! — Miraculous light in Rajasthan; Hindu businessman, family prevented from suicide; 40 rabbis accept Christ; 500 Sudanese believers rescued from slavery; India’s prime minister derails persecution of Catholic churches; biblical values affirmed by two mainline denominations; ban on assisted suicide takes effect in Michigan; police in 12 countries raid pedophiles

NETWORKING — Prayer walks in Iran; e-mail “Update on Christian Persecution”; how to protest the arrests of believers in the Maldives; how to protest the persecution of believers in Laos; how to register concern about Viacom and Showtime running “Lolita”

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CHANGE . . . OPPORTUNITY AND CRISIS

Let’s face it. Change is NOT very fun. Like… anybody want to go through the process of switching everything over from a DOS world to Windows again? Yikes. gulp There were advantages back in DOS days. Most everything ran seemingly incredibly fast. Every screen was coded by fixed font spacing. It was kind of a hassle, but once you got everything arranged, life really wasn’t too bad. Course, in late 1990, when we tried to write in a Russian font, it was nuts. Then Windows came along . . . and AmiPro. (Anybody remember those days?) All of a sudden, Russian fonts were relatively EASY! Course, the process of learning the new paradigm was absolutely unnerving. Lately, I’ve been nostalgically remembering Majordomo days as I look toward learning Lyris. True, for moderators, Lyris is pretty slick in some ways. You can look at all the conference settings on the web just like you were changing settings in your preference tabs in Windows. In other words, there are drop-down pick-list boxes, buttons, check-boxes, the works! (Do they do all this stuff with Java or what!?) In Majordomo days, FEW of us tried to adjust those settings because it was all very cryptic code. MAYBE John-Hanna-types would attempt it now and then . . . but the rest of us were a little too fearful. :-) Now that Lyris has come along, I’ve changed several settings myself… Lots more freedom… lots more precision… lots of options. But . . . yikes. gulp Take me back to the speedy days. Getting this month’s copy of Mark Kelly’s Advance to auto-respond is like watching your favorite glacier head for a dip in the bay. MAFxc tells us that the speed is picking up. I’m confident they’re working on it. They’re really good people. And they’re as honest as the day is long (during SUMMER in Alaska… not winter) :-) . But let’s face it gang. This has NOT been an easy switch. Part of it is just the . . . unknown. What’s our new password all about? How do we “get” documents (where did they all go???)? Why are some of us suddenly unsubscribed? And why is s-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o slow? To answer those questions, I have to ask another one: How many of us still prefer DOS word processors? :-) I thought so. It will take TIME to switch to Lyris… but in the end, I’m [nearly] SURE that all of us will be glad we did. Now… where’s that copy of the new PC Week so I have something to do while Mark Kelly’s Advance is being mailed to me… :-)
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IMPORTANT: To copy or reproduce Brigada Today for any other reason is illegal and is not permitted.

DISCLAIMER — Please note that there’s no way we can possibly screen all the text on all the web sites or items we recommend. We try to check them out first… but if we miss something, please don’t assume that the opinions on those sites are identical to those of the Brigada family of networks. “Eat the corn, leave the cob!” ear of corn
For subscription questions or problems, write helpatbrigadadotorg  (helpatbrigadadotorg)  .

SUBMITTING CONTENT — To submit content or ideas to Brigada Today, first please get a copy of “Guidelines for submitting items to Brigada” Then, once you’ve composed your item in keeping with those guidelines, send your item for Brigada Today to DLucasatteamexpansiondotorg  (DLucasatteamexpansiondotorg)  .
Thanks to for hosting the Brigada mailing list.
Emphasis is placed on items relating to unreached peoples and challenges faced by those reaching them cross-culturally.

not symbolPLEASE DON’T SUBSCRIBE US TO YOUR LIST — It’s always better to ask before manually force-adding anyone to your list-serve or mailing list. Recently, tons of well-meaning people have been subscribing Doug to their lists. Since he often travels overseas, he doesn’t join many of those, for obvious reasons (like being charged big-time for overseas access). So as a general rule, please don’t bulk-mail us! See the note above if you’d like to submit items for Brigada Today. Thanks for understanding. Bottom line: We will never create Brigada Today items from bulk mail. Bulk mail gets deleted immediately — sorry. Nothing personal. We suggest you apply the same standard to everyone. Ask first!

OPCWARNING ABOUT FORWARDING EMAILS — Please, before forwarding any kind of request (even if it says “please send this to all your friends”), please check to make sure it has a VERIFIABLE ORIGIN, a VERIFIABLE PURPOSE, and a VERIFIABLE CLOSURE (OPC). By following this simple approach, many “email viruses” could be nipped in the bud… at least in the Brigada family. More information about the full Brigada OPC protocol is available. Thank you.

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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)  
*Brigada Website: Bob Mayhew, WebServantatbrigadadotorg  (WebServantatbrigadadotorg)  
*Brigada Customer Service Manager: helpatbrigadadotorg  (helpatbrigadadotorg)  
*Brigada Coordinator: Doug Lucas, Team Expansion & Brigada, DLucasatteamexpansiondotorg  (DLucasatteamexpansiondotorg)  
*and many other occasional contributors too numerous to mention!
But thanks for working together! That’s the dream of Brigada!
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