Monthly Archives: April 1999

19990425 Brigada Today

Now with 9030 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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USE YOUR NEW BRIGADA CONFERENCING INTERFACE

Brigada LogoIf you have access to the web, don’t miss some of the new tools at your disposal at the Brigada Conferencing interface. Check out the “database” area to read the starter Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) file, or register in the Voluntary Brigada family database. You can also fill out a form about your particular service or resource. And this is just ONE new tool at the conferencing site, currently at: http://www.egroups.com/wdb?listname=brigada-today (then click on “database”)
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PLAN NOW TO ATTEND BRIGADAFEST 2000

Last month, we had the privilege of staging a conference in Washington, DC, for those working in Bosnia or with Bosnians somewhere in the world. One thing we learned — these networking events can mean a lot to individuals who are trying to understand and make a contribution toward a particular unreached people group. One delegate from Texas wrote (a day or two after the event), “…The conference was all we hoped for and more. It was exciting to be in a room full of people — all of whom had a heart to take the gospel to the Bosnian people. Every speaker had a message that was meaningful to us. We came away affirmed and encouraged in our call to go to Bosnia. It was definitely in God’s plan that we attend the Friends of Bosnia conference.” Next year we’re hoping to stage a similar conference, but this time, instead of focusing only on one people group, we’re going to try to provide a venue where several such conferences can all happen in a simultaneous, parallel way. The first will be Brigadafest 2000, to occur in Louisville, KY, Feb. 3-5. Please consider marking Brigadafest on your calendar . . . and more detail will unfold as the year goes by. We’re hoping this event can make a major contribution toward unlocking doors to reaching the unreached worldwide!
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REACHING STREET CHILDREN

“Crisis on the Streets: A Ministry Guide for Taking the Street Out of Street Children” is available free of charge from Action International Ministries. A small donation of US$2 or $3 for postage would be appreciated. Contact 75362dot2516atcompuservedotcom  (75362dot2516atcompuservedotcom)   or write
Kim Jenkins
Action International Ministries
P.O. Box 398
Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043 USA.
(From “Advance!”, which is offered free of charge; to subscribe, send an e-mail to subscribe-advance-newsletteratxcdotorg  (subscribe-advance-newsletteratxcdotorg)  .
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MODELED PRAYER EXPERIENCES

praying hands Praying for Kosovo & other disaster situations. http://www.ozemail.com.au/~sjhop/pe-intro.htm This is an experience in praying for the people affected by disaster situations such as Kosovo, or natural disasters such as drought, floods, hurricanes, fires etc. Also contains information resources for those concerned with the effects of drought and floods on the people of the world, and the environment. Charlie sjhopatozemaildotcomdotau  (sjhopatozemaildotcomdotau)   also seeks news and resources for those reaching out in emergency situations.
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CAN’T ACCESS BRIGADA FILES?

Brigada LogoRight. You can’t. We’ve transferred our entire mailing list (including all subscription rights) from the XC.org hub over to eGroups.com, since xc.org was going to start charging us for services. What does that mean? It means that for the immediate future, you can’t access “old” Brigada commands by emailing <hubatxcdotorg>. Instead, you’ll have a new email interface, . . . which we’ll intoduce over the coming few weeks. So . . . stand by… For the time being, if you have access to the web, all those “get” files are available by starting out at http://www.brigada.org Please pardon any temporary inconvenience!
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VISTO GIVES MORE FEATURES

Trying to backup files over the Internet? Try http://www.visto.com. According to Tim, it just might be better than http://www.myfilesonline.com for people with multiple PC’s (home and work, etc.) because it comes with a free synchronizer that you can use to sync up your e-mail inbox, internet favorites, Outlook (etc) calendar between multiple PC’s and PDA devices.
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HOUSECHURCHES: A GROWING PART OF DISCIPLING THE NATIONS

Interested in receiving a free email listing of house church resources, including information on an excellent book called HOUSES THAT CHANGE THE WORLD? Contact Grace gracewatidmaildotcom  (gracewatidmaildotcom)  . She’s very interested in becoming connected with house churches, and especially those in Canada.
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WANT TESL INFO?

lighting the way Then skip our previous (incorrect) reference. Point your browser, instead, to http://www.brigada.org/today/articles/webmission.html#english-help
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SHARE INFO. ON REACHING CHRIST THROUGH THE CITY!

Find those engaged in targetting mega-cities with comprehensive strategies for church planting. Write infoatprojecttaipeidotorg  (infoatprojecttaipeidotorg)  . “I could certainly benefit from interchange with these fellow minsters to ‘The Urban Frontier’.”
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PRAYER AND POEM E-MAIL

letter and ligntening bolt If you would like to receive a weekly prayer email with 3-5 current mission prayer requests, send a message to mertakaateverybodydotorg  (mertakaateverybodydotorg)   with SUBSCRIBE in the subject line. Praying recipients on the email list are the source of the prayer requests. Each email also includes a recent poem or parable written by Mert Hershberger, the editor of the list. Archives can be seen at http://www.everybody.org/mert.
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FREE PRAYER RESOURCE

praying hands Lydia Prayer Fellowship offers free “1Tim2 prayer for those in authority” prayer cards. Bookmark size Bible cards list names of the U.S. President, his Cabinet and Supreme Court members. There are 12 scriptures to encourage prayer; 6 for political leadership and 6 for spiritual leaders. Cards come in packs of 100 and 1000. Send the need, number of cards you desire, and a postal address to trynaatbahldotcom  (trynaatbahldotcom)  .

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IRS AND “FORMSWARE”

The Internal Revenue Code requires tax exempt organizations to comply with any requests by anyone for copies of their application for tax exemption (Form 1023) as well as their three most recent annual information returns (Form 990). But if the organization has made the documents widely available, then they are relieved of these obligations. “Widely available” is defined to mean posting on the Internet. The IRS has just issued final regulations clarifying this new disclosure law. The regulations were printed in the Federal Register on April 9. The bottom line is that all tax exempt organizations may want to consider posting the required documents on their web site or another web site that is essentially a database of the required materials in order to avoid both the hassle of dealing with requests for documents as well as some pretty stiff penalties in case of non compliance. A summary of the regulations can be downloaded from The Legal Trends Memorandum web site: http://members.aol.com/jbstraus/page/index.htm Click on “New IRS Disclosure Regulations Issued April, 1999” under the “Special Reports” heading.
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HOW TO HAVE A MAJOR IMPACT GLOBALLY?

Learn how to minister to the Internationals in your area July 19, 1999 to August 27, 1999 at YWAM, Roaring Branch,Pa. USA David & Vicky Scott, instructors, Kona, HI. A 6 week intensive course will equip you to teach conversational English to non-English speakers. A certificate from U of N will be awarded upon successful completion of the course. Phone: 570-673-3338, e-mail: 103074dot3726atcompuservedotcom  (103074dot3726atcompuservedotcom)  
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TO SUBSCRIBE — To subscribe to BRIGADA TODAY, send email to brigada-today-subscribeategroupsdotcom  (brigada-today-subscribeategroupsdotcom)  .

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!

19990418 Brigada Today

Now with 9026 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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PLEASE READ THIS WHOLE EDITION CAREFULLY!

This is a special issue of Brigada Today! Please read it all carefully! We’ll try to be as concise as possible.
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THREE CHEERS FOR THE FOLKS AT MAF!

MAFxc logo Since January of 1995, we’ve sent out Brigada Today via the folks at MAF, first under their original name “CrossConnect” and now simply MAFxc. They’ve been GREAT! They know their stuff and we have tremendous respect for them. thumbs-up
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HOW CAN MAF COVER ITS COSTS?

However, great equipment, maintenance, staffing and leadership all cost money. They flew me out to Redlands last year to speak in chapel and, while there, they shared with me the financial burden they’re under. Whew! If we only knew. They have to take measures to help the Information Technologies area pay for itself. They presented several models that would bill list-owners by the message or by volume of content or by subscribers. Needless to say, they all caused a lump in my throat, since Brigada is a free service… and I’m really just a volunteer. I asked them to consider an advertiser-based model and they had thought about it, but they didn’t like the ramifications of starting an ad-business. I can see their point.
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DO WE STAY PUT? … OR SWITCH?

The handwriting is on the wall. A few days ago, one of the MAF leaders put out a “heads-up” message: the billing software was in final testing. Gulp. gulp With over 9000 subscribers (I guess we’re like one of their biggest customers), we would presumably be hit the hardest. And the more we grow, the more we’ll be hit. I called MAF and talked to them one-by-one, explaining that we were a free service and we regretted deeply that if they were going to start charging us by message or by subscribers or whatever, that it would probably mean we would have to bow out and close down or something. I didn’t want to become a bill- collector. My goodness. I couldn’t imagine billing 9000 people for anything! They offered to bill subscribers on my behalf. As you can imagine, I declined. I again asserted that advertising, if done tastefully, was the wave of the future (in fact, the present!) on the Net. But they’re pretty stuck in the billing mode. Yesterday, I spent an hour on the phone with the head of their IT department. I can really see his point. If they’re going to run the service, it has to break even. But as I explained, I’m a volunteer. We don’t want Brigada to become a business.
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SO…. I GUESS…. WELCOME TO THE NEW LISTSERVER!

Well, my friends always have said that I’m pretty quick to unfreeze on ideas. :-) So… here we are, 24 hours later, on a new list-server. Welcome to eGroups.com! You can still access the Brigada web page at: http://www.brigada.org That won’t change. And it’s hosted by MAF, too! (We were already paying for that service and we have been since the beginning!) But eGroups offered us a deal that was hard to turn down. For list-owners that have 1000 people or more, they’ll actually pay them to bring their list over to eGroups.com! Can you believe it??? That shows the power of advertising. So whereas at MAF, I was going to have to pay by the message or by the subscriber to bring you Brigada Today, here, eGroups pays your costs and more! The only drawback is… there’s a little 5-line ad at the end of each issue. How much will they pay? They can’t say for sure so far, but it’s supposed to be about $7 or $8 per week… which should be enough to pay for the Brigada web site over at MAF! Yahoooo! Yahoo So for the first time, even the web site costs will be underwritten by the participants, without them even having to open their wallet! Those little discrete ads at the end of the message will hopefully work wonders. Thanks for putting up with them.
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TRUST-E CONTRACT

For their part, eGroups has signed a contract that they will

  1. never harvest our addresses,
  2. never sell them to anyone else,
  3. never send out ads apart from our messages, and
  4. be sensitive as to what kind of ads they attach to the bottom of our list! (So we’re working under the assumption here that they won’t advertise adultery.com on the bottom of our messages!)

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WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR YOU?

Like any change, there are undoubtedly bound to be bumps along the way. But for the immediate future, the most obvious benefit for us all is that we still get to enjoy Brigada as a free service. The folks at MAF kept asking, “But aren’t you willing to pay for the value you’re receiving?” My answer was, “Well of course! If there’s no way we can find it for free!” So I say… let’s try eGroups here for awhile and see how it goes.
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SIX MONTHS OF TESTING

Confession time. We saw the handwriting on the wall. Some six months ago, MAF started talking about billing. So we started investigating other services. We tried Topica, eCircles, Yahoo and Excite, the works! But we liked eGroups best. And, on the side, we’ve been maintaining lists of 50-100 people on their service just to try it out. So far, so good!
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CHECK OUT THE EGROUPS WEB-PAGE!

If you have access to the web, check out the eGroups web page! You have to go through a bit of a song and a dance when you first log on. But if your browser supports the use of “cookies” (those little configuration files that help a web site to keep track of your preferences), once you’re set up, from then on, it’s a no- brainer! Just go to http://www.egroups.com and click on the button that says you’ve forgotten your password. Put your email address in and the eGroups server will mail you instructions. Follow them, and you’re in! It’s that simple. From then on, whenever you go to the eGroups page, the Brigada-Today group will be marked for you.
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NEW CAPABILITIES INCLUDE LIVE CHAT AND MORE!

Now, if you have web access, you’ll have some new capabilities! (Isn’t free enterprise wonderful? They pay us and we get more potential!) You’ll have access to live on-line chat in our own Brigada-today space. What’s more, we’ll be able to do real online polling, plus space for an online “vault”, a database to keep track of things, an online Brigada-Today calendar, a links page, and with all this, your identity is still protected so no one can “spam” you! yahooo! Yahoo Watch for our first user poll this coming Friday. Be sure to hook up so you’ll be ready to rock and roll!
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HOW DO YOU SUBSCRIBE?

If you were active on the Brigada Today list as of the weekend of April 27th, you don’t have to lift a finger. It’s all been transferred over. All 9026 of us! But if you’d like to tell others how to subscribe, those instructions have changed! Now they’ll need to send a message to brigada-today-subscribeategroupsdotcom  (brigada-today-subscribeategroupsdotcom)  . Note that we’ve changed the name of the list to brigada-today rather than just brigada. The folks at eGroups are going to use the name brigada in the future to somehow give us a special web-site all our own, like http://www.eGroups.com/brigada or something similar. That’s not done yet. So THIS conference will become brigada-today. Please help us out with this change by informing your mailing list or newsletter. Those who have access to journals like Pulse and others… Please help! See the last item below for a quick clip. Thanks.
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NEXT ISSUE

The next issue of Brigada Today will hopefully come to you this coming Friday and we’ll be back on a regular schedule again. And yes, we’ll try to do Friday again – sending the issue out on the actual day that it’s dated! :-)
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TV, RADIO AND INTERNET PRAYER MEETING

praying hands Ever attend a virtual prayer meeting? :-) Well now you can! On the evening of May 6th, The Nationally Broadcast Concert of Prayer will air live in the USA (8-11PM EST; 5-8PM PT). It is a project of the USA National Prayer Committee. Broadcast annually for five years, the emphases of the prayer concert are the revival of the American Church and national spiritual awakening. The prayer meeting will originate from Overlake Christian Church, Seattle, with remote sites from The Church On The Way, Los Angeles, The Russell Senate Building, Washington, DC, and Allen AME Church, Queens, NY. Leaders of the broadcast include Joe Stowell, Bill and Vonette Bright, Ron Sider, Shirley Dobson, Lloyd Ogilvie, Joy Dawson, Paul Cedar, Fernando Ortega, Isaac Canales, Jack Hayford, Floyd Flake, Rod Caesar, The Maranatha Praise Band, and Ron Kenoly. For more inforation, visit the website: http://www.concertofprayer.org, or call 612-853-8461 in the USA. To participate in the prayer meeting via the internet, go to http://www.crosswalk.com. Crosswalk will stream the prayer concert live video and audio with virtual prayer rooms. The whole world is invited!
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TO SUBSCRIBE — To subscribe to BRIGADA TODAY, send email to brigada-today-subscribeategroupsdotcom  (brigada-today-subscribeategroupsdotcom)  .

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!

19990411 Brigada Today

Now with over 9000 weekly 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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In this issue….

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FRIENDS OF BOSNIA CONFERENCE BECKONS FOR GREATER COOPERATION

It all happened in Washington, DC, Apr. 9-10. Some 56 church and agency leaders flew in from Bosnia, England, Hawaii, and from all corners of the USA, all focused on a big pow-wow to figure out “what’s next” for Bosnia. One participant from Texas wrote, “The conference was all we hoped for and more. It was exciting to be in a room full of people — all of whom had a heart to take the gospel to the Bosnian people. Every speaker had a message that was meaningful to us. We came away affirmed and encouraged in our call to go to Bosnia. It was definitely in God’s plan that we attend the Friends of Bosnia conference.” Delegates decided unanimously to convene again in 2000 and annually thereafter. Watch future issues of Brigada Today for more info.
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HOW DO WE REACH THE CITY?

That’s what Thad and a bunch of other folks would like to know over at the Brigada-cities conference. Why not join them and figure it out once and for all! :-) Just send a note to subscribe-brigada-citiesatxcdotorg  (subscribe-brigada-citiesatxcdotorg)   and you’ll receive a bounce-back welcome. From there, just send your inquiry or resource to brigada-citiesatxcdotorg  (brigada-citiesatxcdotorg)   and see what happens!
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SYNCHRONIZE VIA THE WEB

When it comes to storing files on the web, Tim says http://www.visto.com might be better than http://www.myfilesonline.com for people with multiple PC’s (home and work, etc.) because it comes with a free synchronizer that you can use to sync up your e-mail inbox, internet favorites, Outlook (etc) calendar between multiple PC’s and PDA devices. Give it a try! (Thanks Tim!)
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HOUSE CHURCHES TO DISCIPLE THE NATIONS

Want to join a growing body of house churches who would like to make an impact on discipling the nations? Then contact Grace, at: gracewatidmaildotcom  (gracewatidmaildotcom)  . She’ll send you a free list of resources on house churches and plug you in with others who share a common vision.
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PRAYER AND POEM E-MAIL

If you would like to receive a weekly prayer e-mail with 3-5 current mission prayer requests, send a message to mertakaateverybodydotorg  (mertakaateverybodydotorg)   with SUBSCRIBE in the subject line. Praying recipients on the email list are the source of the prayer requests. Each email also includes a recent poem or parable written by Mert Hershberger, the editor of the list. Archives can be seen at http://www.everybody.org/mert.
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FREE PRAYER RESOURCE

praying hands Lydia Prayer Fellowship offers free 1Tim2 pray for those in authority prayer cards. Bookmark size Bible cards list names of the U.S. President, his Cabinet and Supreme Court members. There are 12 scriptures to encourage prayer; 6 for political leadership and 6 for spiritual leaders. Cards come in packs of 100 and 1000. Only need number of cards you desire and a postal address. trynaatbahldotcom  (trynaatbahldotcom)  

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MISSIONS MEGAMENU

Have you registered your agency or school in the new MegaMenu white pages directory? It’s a free service, and, according to organizers, is used by many people to track down mission agencies. Just visit the page at http://www.globalmission.org/megamenu.htm check to see if you are listed, then follow instructions to add yourself if you are not. Organizers there also run a SHORT TERM MISSIONS DATABASE for opportunities. Again, you can list for free at http://www.globalmission.org/st.htm (just follow instructions on the page).
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BE A BLESSING [ENGLISH-WISE] TO YOUR COMMUNITY

From July 19, 1999 to August 27, 1999 at YWAM, Roaring Branch, Pa, David & Vicky Scott, instructors from Kona, HI, will offer a 6 week intensive course will equip you to teach conversational English to non-English speakers. A certificate from U of N will be awarded upon successful completion of the course. For more write 103074dot3726atcompuservedotcom  (103074dot3726atcompuservedotcom)  .
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GET YOUR NEWS NOW!

The jury’s back on this one. Thanks to Ken kmachargatlamdotorg  (kmachargatlamdotorg)   for compiling it. If you’d like to add something, please contact him directly.
Associated Press
www.newsday.com/ap/topnewsx.htm or www.newsday.com/ap/internat.htm
www.dailynews.yahoo.com/headlines/world/ap/index.html
Associated Press/Reuters in Spanish
www.espanol.yahoo.com/noticias/actualidad
Reuters News Service
www.dailynews.yahoo.com/headlines/wl (U.S. wire)
www.yahoo.co.uk/headlines/world (British wire)
AFP (French Press Agency)
www.yahoo.com.sg/headlines/world
Reuters News Service and United Press International (UPI)
www.nt.excite.com/news/international
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MADELINE MARRAY O’HARE REST IN PEACE

Are you one of the scads of folks still circulating a petition about Madeline Murray O’Hare wanting to eliminate Bible reading and prayer from the radio waves? Two words: Forget it! Read http://www.fcc.gov/mmb/enf/forms/rm-2493.html from the FCC web site. Read my lips: She’s gone!
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SAVE SOME BUCKS… USE YOUR WEB SITE FOR IRS REQUIREMENTS

According to Jack Strauss, a lawyer from Dallas, TX, the Internal Revenue Code requires tax exempt organizations to comply with any requests by anyone for copies of their application for tax exemption (Form 1023) as well as their three most recent annual information returns (Form 990). But if the organization has made the documents widely available, then they are relieved of these obligations. “Widely available” is defined to mean posting on the Internet. The IRS has just issued final regulations clarifying this new disclosure law. The regulations were printed in the Federal Register on April 9. The bottom line is that all tax exempt organizations may want to consider posting the required documents on their web site or another web site that is essentially a database of the required materials in order to avoid both the hassle of dealing with requests for documents as well as some pretty stiff penalties in case of non compliance. A summary of the regulations can be downloaded from The Legal Trends Memorandum web site: http://members.aol.com/jbstraus/page/index.htm Click on “New IRS Disclosure Regulations Issued April, 1999” under the “Special Reports” heading. Thanks Jack!
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WANT MORE TESL RESOURCES?

You can bag some secular resources by browsing http://www.brigada.org/today/articles/webmission.html#english
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ONLINE LEARNING FOR MISSIONARY KIDS

NorthStar Academy is a private online school offering grades 7-12 with three different programs of study: USA, Canadian, and UK. We have begun registration for the 1999-2000 school year and are looking forward to a great second year of meeting the needs of missionary families all over the globe and in our own back yard! Please visit our website at http://www.northstar-academy.org for more information.
In North America, you can call me toll-free at 1-888-464-6280, and you can email me at brettatnorthstar-academydotorg  (brettatnorthstar-academydotorg)  .
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FREE MACRO: STRIP CARRIAGE RETURNS

Are you tired of stripping carriage returns from emails? I am. That’s why I really like my new WinWord macro (with appreciation to PC Magazine for the inspiration). If you receive emails (with those nasty hard carriage returns at the end of each and every line) then paste them into other documents… even other emails… you’ll love this new macro — if you use Microsoft Word (Office 95/97). Just click on “Tools|Macro|Macros” to open the macros dialogue box, give it an appropriate name (like stripreturns) then choose “create.” Paste these lines into the starter boilerplate that Microsoft gives you (say, right before the “End Sub” line):

Sub StripParagraphMarks()
'
' StripParagraphMarks Macro
' Macro recorded 11/29/97 by Doug Lucas
' revised 4/16/99 to avoid loss of actual paragraphs
' find all double carriage returns and replace them with @$$@
With Selection.Find
.ClearFormatting
.Replacement.ClearFormatting
.Execute Findtext:="^p^p", ReplaceWith:="@$$@",
Replace:=wdReplaceAll
.Execute Findtext:="^p", ReplaceWith:=" ", Replace:=wdReplaceAll
.Execute Findtext:="@$$@", ReplaceWith:="^p^p",
Replace:=wdReplaceAll
End With
End Sub

[snip snip… end of macro] Next time you want to strip out carriage returns, just select the text of the offending paragraph(s) with your mouse, then run your new macro. It’ll be even easier if you use “Tools|Customize” then choose the “Commands” tab and assign the new macro to the icon of your choice on your standard toolbar. (See Help for more info. on this)

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SLOW LOGGING ON?

If you use Windows 95/98 “Dial-up Networking” to access the Internet, and if it’s been slow-going getting on board lately, try editing your Dial-up networking profile. Find it by clicking on the “My Computer” icon on your desktop, then clicking on Dial-up Networking, then hit “right-click|properties”, then choose the “Server Types” tab. Make sure the “Log On to Network” option is not checked (clear it if necessary), then make sure TCP/IP is the only service checked at the bottom (clear the checks in front of others if necessary). When I followed those two simple tips, I cut my log-on time in half!
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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!

1990404 Brigada Today

Now with about 9000 weekly 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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In this issue….

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POCKETMAIL = EMAIL IN YOUR POCKET

letter and ligntening bolt At least that’s what Faithe FaitheFinleyatmasterdesigndotorg  (FaitheFinleyatmasterdesigndotorg)   says. She tipped us off to PocketMail at http://www.pocketmail.com. Looks interesting, all right. If you live in the USA, you simply call up a toll-free number and send and receive unlimited e-mail for US$9.95 per month (or $99 for a year). They give you an e-mail address or you can also use any POP3 or IMAP accounts you already have. The catch is that you have to buy an e-mail (and address book) device. JVC makes one for US$100 (holds 100 e-mails) and Sharp makes one for $150 (holds 500 e-mails as well as calendar & to-do). PocketMail can filter your mail any way you want. But here’s the great thing about it: you can use these devices with ANY phone (payphone, analog cell phone, whatever), supposedly ANYWHERE in the world. NO special connection wiring is needed. You hold the device up to the phone and it transmits and receives mail. You can also send faxes and alphanumeric pages. So, for around $200 a year, Faithe says I could have unlimited e-mail from anywhere in the world. The one downside, according to Faithe, is that the keyboard is a bit small (6 inches wide), but like she says, the thing weighs less than 9 ounces! Might be just the thing for somebody on the road quite a bit, like a traveling missionary? What do you think?
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FREE STREET CHILDREN MANUAL

book Normally it would sell for $13, but for Brigada readers, the Street Children Ministry of Action International Ministries has agreed to make available their excellent manual, “Crisis on the Streets; A Ministry Guide for Taking the Street Out of Street Children,” for free!!! Edited by Philippine Street Children Ministry Director, Jeff Anderson, this 50-page manual (8 ½ x 11) was written specifically for ministry in the Philippines but can be easily adapted for use in other countries. Chapters include, The Street Children Scene, Biblical Foundation, Street Worker Profile, Getting Started, Networking, First-Aid Ministry, Confronting Drug Abuse, Prayer and Fasting, Workshop Exercises, Ministry Planning Forms, and Sample Surveys. This $13 manual is yours as a gift from Action International Ministries. If you can assist with $2 or $3 for postage, this would be appreciated but is not necessary. Contact Kim Jenkins, Action International Ministries, PO Box 398, Mountlake Terrace WA 98043, Tel (425) 775-4800, Fax (425) 775-0634, Email 75362dot2516atcompuservedotcom  (75362dot2516atcompuservedotcom)  . Thanks AIM!
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BUSINESS AND MISSIONS SEMINARY IN GALILEE

The Centre for Entrepreneurship and Economic Development (CEED), a part of the UofN-YWAM, is running a 2 and 1/2 week seminar in Galilee, Israel on BUSINESS AND MISSIONS, April 22 – May 7 (1999). The seminar will be launched with a special day of intercessory prayer with Paul Hawkins (Int’l Prayer Center) focused on the area of business and missions. This seminar will study the history of business and missions. It will also focus on the future of business & missions in the 21st century and the call of persons through business. The relationship of business to frontier missions and with church planting will be explored. Successful models of business and missions will be presented. Success principles for starting Great Commission businesses will be identified, the development of entrepreneurial teams and other subjects. Teachers include Peter Tsukahira/ Japan and Israel; Dwight Nordstrom/China; Ken Crowell/ Israel; Kalyan Das/India; Arieh Klein/ Israel; Loren Cunningham; and Sharon Swarr (Dir. CEED). Space is limited. For more information, contact Cathy Miles CEEDUofNatcompuservedotcom  (CEED%3Cb%3E%3Ci%3EUofNatcompuservedotcom)  .
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FOR FREE BACKUP STRATEGIES

Rod suggests that for free backup strategies (to learn how to protect the files on your PC), go to http://www.rocksoft.com/taobackup/. Thanks Rod!
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LIST OF LANGUAGES ON ROSETTA STONE GROWS

With the addition of Hebrew and Swahili, the list of languages available in the Rosetta Stone Language Library now exceeds 20. This award-winning CD-ROM language-learning program is still available to missionaries for $99 + shipping (per program) through Mission Training Int’l, Tel 800-896-3710 in the USA or email Minternataoldotcom  (Minternataoldotcom)  . The languages include Arabic, (Mandarin)Chinese, Dutch, English (both UK and US), French, German, Hebrew, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swahili, Thai, Vietnamese and Welsh. For a full list of MTI’s programs check out their website at http://www.mti.org.
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FOOD FOR YOUR MIND… CLASSIC CHRISTIANITY

Are you into “classic Christianity?” If so, maybe you’d like to hear segments from Tozer, Murray, Mueller, and other classic writers? Now you can… by e-zine, every two months. Check http://www.cpi-horizon.com , or send an email to MAJORDOMOatGOSPELCOMdotNET  (MAJORDOMOatGOSPELCOMdotNET)   with only these words in the body:
subscribe classic-Christianity

You’ll be added to the list automatically! Great for missionaries! Thanks for the tip, Roger!

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NATIVE INDIAN CONFERENCE

Dan wrote this past week, “We are more than excited about the response received from several dozen folks inquiring about Kwe’atchii 99, the fourth biennial Native Urban Church Planting Symposium, May 10-13, 1999, in Calgary, Alberta, sponsored by Inter-Mission Co-operative Outreach. We’re averaging one person registering per day as a direct result of Brigada. In addition to 7 sessions by guest missiologist Duane Elmer of Wheaton College and Grad School on cross-cultural partnerships, there are 15 other workshops facilitated by Native leaders and missionaries. Topics include “getting started right,” “masterplanning your ministry,” “Biblical counseling,” “update on Native-developed Bible study adult curriculum on true Native identity,” and “effective support raising for special projects.” Registration (9 meals and lodging) is a bargain for $175 Canadian or $125 US. For further information or to register today by e-mail, contact Dan Woodard, 103535dot3026atcompuservedotcom  (103535dot3026atcompuservedotcom)  .”
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HOW WOULD YOU TRAIN NEW BIBLE STUDENTS?

SOON wants to know. The folks at SOON Gospel Literature offer a free easy-English evangelistic paper called SOON. They also have an evangelistic Bible correspondence course. For students who complete this, they would like to advise students of further good postal Bible courses available, preferably free. Please send details direct to tonyatsoondotorgdotuk  (tonyatsoondotorgdotuk)  . Tony would also like to collect some testimonies of non-western people, written specifically for non-Christians according to their guidelines which can be sent by email, or viewed online at: http://www.brigada.org/today/articles/webtestimony.html If you can help, drop ’em a line!
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SO WHERE DO YOU BUY YOUR LANGUAGE LEARNING RECORDERS?

That’s what Eric Derry ericderryatxcdotorg  (ericderryatxcdotorg)   would like to know. If you live in the USA and have recently found a great deal on a handheld cassette recorder with “the right stuff” for LAMP language learners, drop him a line! He’ll assemble the list of options and make it available to us here on Brigada. Maybe your local Circuit City is the best option… but if you’ve got some special warehouses, he’d like to know. He’s equipping some 100 short-term workers headed overseas this summer with Team Expansion . . . to all parts of the globe.
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BALKAN-RELIEF

A new moderated email discussion list has been created to facilitate communication among those individuals and agencies involved in relief efforts in the Balkan region. It is intended as a place to share resources, network various relief activities, and disseminate news of relief work.. The list is open to interested individuals, to organizations and agencies both religious and secular, private and governmental. To join this list, send a blank email message to the address: join-balkan-reliefatxcdotorg  (join-balkan-reliefatxcdotorg)  .
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IT IS NOT TOO LATE TO REGISTER FOR INTENT ’99

“Kingdom Professionals: FutureEdge of Missions” is scheduled at the Billy Graham Center in Wheaton, Illinois, on May 21-23, 1999. Request information on this annual tentmaking conference and a program brochure from Dorothy dorothyatintentdotorg  (dorothyatintentdotorg)  . Keynote speakers include Landa Cope and Dwight Nordstrom. Add in tons of workshops and you’re on your way toward a better understanding of tentmaking.
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PRACTICAL HANDBOOK ON TENTMAKING

book In response to many requests for resources on tentmaking from individuals and schools, INTENT has prepared the Kingdom Professional Resource Guide. This 3-ring 1-1/2 inch notebook contains more than 150 pages of information and selected papers which challenge and answer your questions on the subject, provide suggestions for tentmaking preparation and training, opportunities, selected URLs, tentmaking resources, marketplace ministries, ministry organizations, and practical help on how to get there from here. The cost is $40.00 plus shipping for this very valuable resource. Contact infoatintentdotorg  (infoatintentdotorg)   for more information.
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WEBWATCH

WebWatch Russ recommends http://www.mydocsonline.com for storing your personal or work documents on the Web, so you can then access them from any computer in the world for FREE! He also tipped us on http://www.mrwakeup.com as being the first web based information wakeup and reminder service in the world. Set the time and date, “repeat daily, monthly, etc” and your phone rings for your wake-up or appointment reminder. How ’bout that! Thanks Russ!
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ONLINE CHRISTIAN RESOURCES FOR CHILDREN

Barbara kids-resourcesatmisslinkdotorg  (kids-resourcesatmisslinkdotorg)   would like to compile a list of online Christian resources for missionary children (up to age 12). She’ll share the results with Brigada subscribers and on the Children’s Chapel. Please be sure there are absolutely no offensive links on submitted web pages. To submit a resource, send your information to kids-resourcesatmisslinkdotorg  (kids-resourcesatmisslinkdotorg)  . Please copy and paste the following format into your e-mail submission:

Resource Title:
Web address:
Brief description (25 words or less):
Select at least one category for each submission:

  1. Activities,
  2. Audio files,
  3. Books,
  4. Dramas,
  5. E-Cards,
  6. Educational,
  7. Games,
  8. Homework Helpers,
  9. Magazines,
  10. Ministries,
  11. Music,
  12. Pen-Pals,
  13. Plays,
  14. Radio,
  15. Resource directories,
  16. Software,
  17. Stories,
  18. Toys,
  19. Tracts,
  20. T.V.,
  21. Videos,
  22. Other:___________

See the results at http://misslink.org/children.html

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DO YOU PRINT YOUR BRIGADA TODAY?

Why? Save the Amazon rainforest. Read it on your screen, then paste it into a large word processing document. Clip out only the sections you want to print (if any! :-) ) and save your laser toner pennies for Kosovar refugees. :-)
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TO SUBSCRIBE — To subscribe to BRIGADA TODAY, send email to brigada-today-subscribeategroupsdotcom  (brigada-today-subscribeategroupsdotcom)  .

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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!
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