Monthly Archives: June 1999

19990627 Brigada Today

Now with over 9200 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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TESL AND TRAVEL FILES

Brigada Logo Remember, to get information on resources for teaching English as a second language (TESL_resources), just send a message to tesl_resourcesatbrigadadotworldchurchesdotorg  (tesl_resourcesatbrigadadotworldchurchesdotorg)  . To retrieve information about great deals on travel & a super list of travel agents, write travelatbrigadadotworldchurchesdotorg  (travelatbrigadadotworldchurchesdotorg)  . These addresses were incorrect in last week’s Brigada Today, so we sent out a correction message. We think that most Brigada participants received the correction, but if you didn’t, please make sure you correct the addresses in your notes. Several have written complaining that they couldn’t retrieve the information — be sure to try the corrected addresses first, before writing to complain. Thanks.
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MISSIONS IN THE 21ST CENTURY: REACHING THE UNREACHED

That’s the theme for the 1999 Northwest Area ACMC conference to be held on October 2, 1999 at Damascus Community Church near Portland, Oregon. This conference features missionary and author Bob Blincoe who served as a “Tentmaking” missionary in the Middle East for several years. All aspects of missions mobilization will be addressed in 24 different workshop opportunities. For more information, contact Dennis at 503-777-3093 or mtscottGLOBALatcompuservedotcom  (mtscottGLOBALatcompuservedotcom)  , or browse http://www.acmc.org.
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INSPIRATIONAL FILM ON WILLIAM CAREY

movie camera William Carey is considered to be the father of the modern Protestant missionary movement. Now you can order a new film on his life, Candle in the Dark, produced by Christian history specialists Gateway Films. It’s available now to churches as part of a super Sunday School curriculum for $59.95 or as an individual video. In the USA call 1-800-523-0226 or order the home use video off their web page at: http://www.gatewayfilms.com/cgi-bin/videopg.pl?Alpha+4306s+ or the curriculum at: http://www.gatewayfilms.com/cgi-bin/videopg.pl?Alpha+4289+ If you don’t have access to the web, try writing: infoatgatewayfilmsdotcom  (infoatgatewayfilmsdotcom)   for info., but remember not to send your credit card information over the open Internet.
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MORE GREAT DEALS ON FAXING

fax machine If you send a lot of faxes, don’t forget about “The Phone Company,” http://www.tpc.int, first profiled in Brigada Today on January 23, 1998. It’s absolutely free! (Thanks for the reminder, Paul!)
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FAMILY MISSIONS OPPORTUNITIES

To learn more about missions opportunities for whole families, send a message to: family-missionsatbrigadadotworldchurchesdotorg  (family-missionsatbrigadadotworldchurchesdotorg)  
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NOTECARD SALE & FREE GIFT

Order 3 of these great ministry NoteCard pkgs. and receive a free creatively designed ministry NotePad.

You get 12 Cards & Envelopes for only $4.75 per pkg. (normally $7.50 per pkg.). The original Watercolor artwork on the cover is an artistic spray of flowers with fancy title lettering (the artist is Bert VandenBos). There are several titles available, including “Together We Can Accomplish Great Things.” Card Size = 4.25″ x 5.5″ (folded). This Card and others are produced by Kingdom Graphics and can be seen or ordered at their “Secure Credit Card” Web Site: http://www.kingdomgraphics.com…or, if you’re in the USA, through toll-free tel. at 1-800-618-3133 or tel. 215-657-5888. Write kingraphatnavpointdotcom  (kingraphatnavpointdotcom)   for more info. Payment must accompany all orders.

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MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR ISFM ’99

The ISFM (International Society for Frontier Missiology) theme this year will be “Issues for the Future of Frontier Missions in the New Millennium”. It’s coming Sept. 18th at 7pm – Sept. 20 at the Founders Inn, the weekend before the EFMA, IFMA and EMS conference, in Virginia Beach. Expect great networking, stimulating presentations and strategic prayer and dialogue. If you want to be prepared for the new millennium, be there. Discount registration due by Aug. 20, 1999. For information and registration contact Amy AimBarstadataoldotcom  (AimBarstadataoldotcom)  .
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TECHTOOLS: TALKING EMAIL

tools Tim the Tech-Toolman came through again this week with “MyTalk” — telephone-based e-mail! Browse http://www.mytalk.com for more info. MyTalk gives you a free e-mail address, User ID and password, along with a free web-based e-mail account you can check from any web browser. Nothing new there. But, the great part is… you can call a toll-free number (US and Canada) and enter your ID and password and it will READ your e-mail to you! Can you believe it? I think this has some really cool implications for the disabled and those still developing their typing skills. You can control it by talking to it. You can REPLY to e-mail, and it will record the file as a .wav file (no special applet needed to play it back, any Windows user who has sound capabilities can play it by clicking on it). AND it can retrieve POP mail from your regular e-mail account every few minutes and read IT to you too! It even works for America Online. The collection process checks every user’s POP accounts in turn, and then starts over again. According to Tim, it can sometimes require hours to retrieve your email, but if you’re the patient type, this might be just for you!

bow tied to fingerA caveat: if you pay your regular ISP on a per-minute basis or a so-many-minutes-a-month basis, your ISP may charge you a minute for each time MyTalk checks your mail, so it may use up or charge for one minute out of every, say, fifteen. If you pay a flat rate for unlimited usage, that doesn’t apply.

bow tied to fingerAnother caveat: You can’t INITIATE e-mail, you can only reply to it. So if there are people you frequently send e-mail to, keep a message from them in your received mail folder so you have something to reply to. Thanks for another Cool Tech-Tool, Tim! thumbs-up

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CAMBODIA MEDIA CONSULTATION

A Consultation on Media Potentials in Cambodia will be held the evening of August 5 and until lunch on August 6th in Phnom Penh. The goal of this consultation will be to gather those organizations working in Cambodia and to see how they can work effectively together to use video programming to reach the minds and souls of the Cambodian people. The consultation will cover such topics as: Media Effects Research, Education-Entertainment formats, Opportunities for broadcast and non-broadcast placement, and strategies on partnerships. For more information contact Daniel DanHenrichatxcdotorg  (DanHenrichatxcdotorg)  .
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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!

19990620 Brigada Today

Now with over 9100 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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BRIGADAFEST IS COMING

Brigada Logo Please join us in a prayer for BrigadaFest 2000, slated for Feb. 3-5 in Louisville, KY. (Thanks to Terry Bork, who worded this prayer, for her work as a prayer intercessor for this event.) “Father God, You are an Awesome God, a Merciful God, a Loving God, a God Who cares, a Giving God; for You gave Your Only-begotten Son, Jesus, that whosoever believeth in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life. Father God, we ask for souls for the kingdom. We ask for the nations, we ask for the Unreached People Groups. We beg for their salvation. We stand in the gap for them. Father God, You can make all things possible. Help us to take the first steps to accomplish the possible and You do the impossible in our lives. You bring people to us to share the Gospel with; you soften their hearts to receive the Gospel. We continue to lift up to you the Brigadafest Conferences and all the “tracks” that will meet there, such as Friends of Bosnia. Bring those you would have to be there and empower us to do the impossible through your Holy Spirit. We ask all of these things in Jesus’ Name, Amen.” For more information about BrigadaFest, send a note to brigadafest-subscribeategroupsdotcom  (brigadafest-subscribeategroupsdotcom)  .
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FREE INTERNET VOICEMAIL

telephone Where does our sleuth “Tim the Tech- Toolman” find this stuff???! :-) I have a buddy named Tim (who also has a big heart for missions) who tries to dig out the latest and greatest high-tech gadgets for Brigada Today readers. He’s done it again. Get a load of what he’s dug out for you this week — and remember, you heard about it here in Brigada Today! Just go to http://www.excite.com and set up a “My Excite” page (you’ll have to register). Then look in the top-left and click on “Check your mail.” When you get there, click on “Help” in the left column and then click on “VoiceMail help.” The wizard will help you set up an account… it suggests your phone number with area code as the account number. People pick up their phone, call 1-888-Excite2 … and speak or say your account number (then listen to a short ad) … then are told to either say their message or start their fax. Their voice message shows up in your Excite Mail inbox almost immediately. There’s also a fax service — with the downside being you can only receive 10/month. The upside is that senders get to dial the toll-free number . . . so it’s toll-free faxing to you! Another serious drawback — these services only work in the USA. (Those outside the USA can still enjoy eFax though — see next item.) So… bottom line… for those in the USA, you’ve now got a 10-faxes-a-month- for-free TOLL FREE fax-to-inbox tool, and a nationwide toll-free voice- mail-to-inbox tool! Yahooo! Yahoo
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NET2PHONE NOW HAS NET2FAX

fax machine Several Brigada participants have written to thank us for recommending Net2Phone (first recommended in the May 2, 1997 edition). Well enter Net2Fax! http://www.net2phone.com/net2fax (If you have trouble getting it set up, you can always write net2faxatnet2phonedotcom  (net2faxatnet2phonedotcom)  .) Jason wrote this past week that he’s “been using Net2Phone for awhile (thanks to Brigada!) and just tried out Net2Fax. It worked great! Sent a fax to the U.S. from Brazil for 10 cents! I think this is one answer for those who’ve been trying to find a way to send faxes via the internet.” Sounds great. Don’t forget about efax, which allows you to receive faxes via your email inbox. Our whole office has now switched to the service so we can all have “personal” fax mailboxes for free (ad- supported, one click and it’s gone). So… no matter where you are in the world, your one fax number is still good and you get the fax the next time you log on to your email (first recommended in the March 26th ’99 edition). For more information about efax, hit http://www.efax.com. You must have access to the web to set it up.
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WEBWATCH: KNOWLEDGE BASE AT YOUR SERVICE

WebWatch Check out http://www.strategicnetwork.org, operated by the Network for Strategic Missions. Their mission? “Provide a direct link for the prayers, talents and resources of the Body of Christ to cutting edge opportunities in the 10/40 Window. We utilize our web site to enable strategy coordinators and advocates to create communities of Christians who share a heart for the unreached and gather together in common cause to see the 10/40 Window evangelized with the Gospel and served with the compassion of Christ. We invite Christians who advocate for specific countries and people groups to utilize our tools to freely host forums. Finally, we collect, annotate, index and provide information about world missions in searchable databases, including our knowledge base, initiatives database, and directories.”
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GLOBAL GLIMPSE ABOUT A YEAR FROM NOW

world globe June 10th, 2000 — Jesus Day will be the largest millennium celebration of the Christian world. Jesus will be the center of attention as millions of grassroots Christians gather together outside church walls to honor and worship him as we mark his 2000th anniversary. The celebration will include a Dedication, Children’s prayer, a Great Commission statement, and music including the Millennium Chorus by Graham Kendrick. “As we enter the third millennium, God offers the Christ-Child, the Millennium Child for the healing of the nations.”
(Source: Gerald Coates, March for Jesus, via Ad2000’s Announcement www.ad2000.org. For more information visit http://www.gmfj.org/mfj_jesus_day.html or www.grahamkendrick.co.uk.)
Global Glimpse is compiled by John Hanna, Caleb Project, Littleton, CO.
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ENCOURAGE LOCAL MUSICAL STYLES IN WORSHIP

musical notes The book, Developing Indigenous Hymnody, will help you evaluate the local musical system and encourage the growth of appropriate psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. This book discusses contemporary issues in hymnody development, suggests fifty key resources for personal study and provides a listing of over 550 published items on this topic, indexed by geographic region and major subject. Both musicians and non-musicians will find this resource to be understandable, extremely useful and priced for the limited budget! Contact Dianne RDQuayatcompuservedotcom  (R%3Cb%3E%3Ci%3EDQuayatcompuservedotcom)   for more information.
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JUST “IN CASE” YOU HAVEN’T ORDERED YOUR CD

cd-rom WorldChristian News & Books distributes material for each “Praying through the Window (PTTW)” event at great discounts. So you can order PTTW books, videos, CDs and new maps at heavy Brigada-type discounts. Just write to wcnatxcdotorg  (wcnatxcdotorg)   (or call toll free in the USA (888)WCN-NEWS) or hit their site http://www.ywam.org/books/bks_ptw.html. They’ve got the jeweled case version of the PTTW CD for just $9.59 each (20% off list price) and they don’t make you prepay! Just place your order by email or phone and they’ll invoice you in the shipment of your product! Yahoo!Yahoo
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FOR THOSE LEARNING TO SPEAK

“Language Learning” is a free electronic newsletter providing helpful tips for learning foreign languages. Incorporating linguistic principles of second language acquisition with practical insight gained through years of language teaching and language learning, this newsletter is designed especially for those who have a strong desire to learn another language but who aren’t quite sure how to best go about it. Distributed twice a week, “Language Learning” will include tips that are directed toward all kinds of learners, from those in formal programs in a country where the language is spoken to those studying on their own in a country where the language is not spoken. To subscribe to this free newsletter, just send a blank e-mail to language-learning-subscribeatonelistdotcom  (language-learning-subscribeatonelistdotcom)  .
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“IT’S NOT WORTH IT”

Several Brigada participants wrote in response to last week’s item regarding anonymity (“IN THOSE ANONYMOUS TIMES, WHO DO YOU CHOOSE TO BE?“). One Christian worker wrote, “An excellent and timely reminder on anonymous times. Character is everything. I am currently in the midst of dealing with a moral failure where a friend/coworker gave into the flesh during an anonymous time. He is loosing his job, reputation, but due to brokenness not his family. It’s not worth it!” We agree — so let’s all remember — a word to the wise…
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FREE ENCRYPTION VIA SSL AND THE WEB

letter and ligntening bolt So, have you checked out Hushmail http://www.hushmail.com? Could be pretty useful if they can get the bugs worked out of it. One Brigada participant has already recommended it for “patient early adopters.” Apparently it’s set up so you log onto a secure site via your browser, then send email via that page that is sent in automatically encrypted form to other account holders. The whole thing is supposed to remain free. Check it out as an option to PGP — if you don’t want to mess with public/private keys.
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CHRISTIAN VIDEO CONVENTION

movie camera ICVM.com… Christian video… now that sounds like fun. If producing videos is your thing, or script writing, or videography, or filming your Sunday Church service, you are invited to attend the annual International Christian Visual Media (ICVM) convention in Orlando July 6-10th. There is a fee. Check out the details at http://www.icvm.com or write ScottHuberatntmdotorg  (Scott%3Cb%3E%3Ci%3EHuberatntmdotorg)  .
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MEMBER CARE IS READY TO CARE FOR YOU

The MemCa member care resources web-site has moved! You can find the new site at http://www.membercare.org. The site exists to serve you as a networking resource. The growth of this resource depends on your participation. We invite your suggestions and contributions of content for the site. Send comments or content material to MemberCareatxcdotorg  (MemberCareatxcdotorg)  .
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LOADS OF TESL RESOURCES

You can retrieve loads of resources on Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) by sending an email to: teslresourcesatbrigadadotworldchurcesdotorg  (tesl%3Cb%3E%3Ci%3Eresourcesatbrigadadotworldchurcesdotorg)   This is a 41K file. Thanks to Ken for the fantastic job he has done assembling all this info!
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SAVE A TON ON TRAVEL

Wow… blinking1eyes Ken has also assembled a tremendous piece of work on travel. To get his 19K file on travel, including the biggest list of discounted travel agencies I’ve ever seen, just send a note to: travelatbrigadadotworldchurcesdotorg  (travelatbrigadadotworldchurcesdotorg)   Remember if you have updates for Ken, please email them directly to him. Thanks!
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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!

19990613 Brigada Today

Now with over 9100 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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AD2000’S NEW CD IS LOADED WITH INFO…

cd-rom Finally got a copy of that “Light the Window” CD. It’s everything they said it would be… General Information and Publications from the Int’l Office, The Joshua Project 2000 Unreached Peoples Lists (sure you can get it at their web site, but here’s a complete list in a useful form for you to take on the road when the web isn’t available), Unreached Peoples Prayer Profiles, The Adoption Guidance Program, People Adoption Registration Form, and tons more. Brigada readers can purchase it for $9! Fax credit card info. to 719-576-2685 in the USA (Visa, Master Card, American Express, or Discover Card orders accepted), or write Infoatad2000dotorg  (Infoatad2000dotorg)  . There’s also a plastic case version available from YWAM (but all we have are telephone numbers for that version: 1-800-922-2143 in the USA, or 425- 771-1153 elsewhere) for $11.99.
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NOTECARDS AT .COM NOT .CON

Remember those note cards from last week? Find them at http://www.kingdomgraphics.com not .con. :-) The contributor of the item apologizes for any inconvenience.. but I really should have noticed it when I pasted the URL in.
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THE VALUE OF SHORT TERM OUTREACHES

Here is an opportunity for you to be involved in a manual that will be a practical guide in helping organizations, churches and individuals in understanding the value of short-term outreaches. It will focus on the “how to” and the “why” questions, specifically focused on taking teams to unreached peoples. It will give suggestions about pit falls and how to be culturally sensitive touching on issues of contectulization. If anyone has any material to contribute to this manual on The Value Of Short Term Outreahces please could you forward it to charliepatinfodotbw  (charliepatinfodotbw)   or send it to: Charlie, PO BOX 448, MAUN, BOTSWANA.
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AFRICAN SOCIAL MESSAGE VIDEOS

movie camera DSR has over 80 top-quality African titles on a variety of social developmental subjects, and has distributed 20,000+ videos worldwide over the last dozen years. They are implementing a new discount program during the summer of 1999. The second video ordered is at half price – or every other video you buy is 50% off. Please email for more information or a free catalog. Or check out the DSR web site. All videos are in stock for quick delivery. Most orders can be shipped within one day. DSR encourages inquiries for special pricing on large orders. Just ask and you shall (probably) receive! Steve is the guy … ssmithatdsr-incdotcom  (ssmithatdsr-incdotcom)  . The site is: http://www.catalog.com/dsr/film.htm.
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SHARPENING YOUR INTERPERSONAL SKILLS WORKSHOP

CAM International and Dallas Theological Seminary are sponsoring this workshop in Dallas, TX, primarily for missionaries but also open to mission pastors and seminary students. Write karenworthingtonatdtsdotedu  (karen%3Cb%3E%3Ci%3Eworthingtonatdtsdotedu)   for more information. Or browse http://www.RelationshipSkills.com.
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CORRESPONDENCE SCHOOL DATABASE TRIAL VERSION

graduation capRemember that database we mentioned previously that’s designed to help those administrating correspondence courses? Well now the authors have forged a trial version in true “try-before-you-buy” fashion. This trial version is the fully operational database but limited to five individuals/students. The’ll remove this limitation when you register it according to the instructions included in the download file and database. The self-extracting download file is approximately 11 Mbytes, so it may take a while to download depending upon your modem speed. Check it out at: http://www.rkhs.com/donandbev/database.htm.
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CHRISTIAN COMICS/CARTOON BOOKS NOW AVAILABLE ON-LINE

Just rec’d this item from Nate: “Thanks to a great tip from a recent BRIGADA …, ROX35 Media, Inc. is now offering a new resource to fill the gap created by the demise of the Christian Comics Catalog last year. In association with Amazon.com, the Christian Comics International web site (which ROX35 maintains as a ministry service) is now listing 20 different Christian comics, cartoon, and related paperback & hardback books which can be ordered on-line, on-the-spot, including Bible adaptations, comics paperbacks, cartoon collections, and more. This is a “win-win-win” situation because

  1. It is a valuable resource to everyone who is looking for Christian comics,
  2. It supports individual Christians and Christian publishers who are producing this material,
  3. It advances ROX35’s mission to encourage use of Christian comics for evangelism & discipleship, and
  4. It will raise some additional funding for the comics training ministry work of ROX35 Media, Inc. via the commissions received on each book purchased through the CCI site.

You can browse at: http://users.aol.com/ChriCom/buybooks.html.”

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IN THOSE ANONYMOUS TIMES, WHO DO YOU CHOOSE TO BE?

You know the times I mean. You’re traveling along on a train in a country where nobody even knows your name. You’re in an airport far away from home. Or maybe you’re just out in the bush at a village where your mission doesn’t have a project – and you know that no one in the world even knows where you are. In those times and all the other “anonymous” times, who do you choose to be?

I’m beginning to think that those are the times in which we learn most about ourselves. Because when we’re with others who know us, we probably tend to model our behavior a little bit like their expectations. But when your totally anonymous… where do your eyes glance? Where do your thoughts take you about the person you just met?

I have a feeling that Paul must have worked this out. He wrote, in II Co. 5:16 and following, “So from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view. … Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!”

So you see my point – when we’re in those totally anonymous times, maybe that’s when we need to work all the harder to become the person He wants us to be for that moment. This morning I’m in one of those situations at the University of Oklahoma. I had to choose carefully to get up and have quiet time with the Lord – and with the schedule here, I had to rise at 4:50am to do it. But I’m beginning to realize that it’s those little decisions… the ones at 4:50 in the morning when nobody in the whole world will know it except you and God – those are the times that mold us into the people God wants us to be. I went out, found a gazebo, and sang out loud to the Lord and realized… that was the place He wanted me to be this morning.

So where does He want you to be today?

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LIGHT THE WINDOW CD-ROM NOW AVAILABLE

cd-romHave you heard about AD2000’s new “Light the Window” CD-ROM? It’s got 650 megs of videos, music, data! Included are complete working copies of websites from 14 organizations supporting Praying Through the Window IV, the whole Adoption Guidance Program (updated), a special Networking Program (new!), and lots more. You can’t get to the bottom of this CD, but you’ll have fun trying! For Praying Through the Window IV (PTW IV), find the October 1999 “Light the Window” prayer guide and video along with prayer guides, books and videos from all previous PTW’s. You’ll find database information, slide presentations, free software, and even pray along in RealAudio with key mission leaders-like Luis Bush! The PTW guide has clickable links to maps and profiles of strategic towns of the 10/40 window, and profiles of the people group. The cost of all of these resources would amount to several hundred dollars if purchased separately, but Brigada readers can purchase it for $9! Fax credit card info. to 719-576-2685 in the USA (Visa, Master Card, American Express, or Discover Card orders accepted), or write Infoatad2000dotorg  (Infoatad2000dotorg)  . There’s also a plastic case version available from YWAM (but all we have are telephone numbers for that version: 1-800-922-2143 in the USA, or 425- 771-1153 elsewhere) for $11.99.
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LIST OF NETWORKS IS GROWING!

Brigada LogoOkay… so finally our list of networks is growing a little bit. But it still isn’t where it should be. We’re trying to build a list of sources, contacts, connections, links, etc., for information and networking on specific people groups. Notice how you can enter your information as a “mailto:” entry and folks will automatically subscribe to your Brigada-type email conference. It’s free! So please jump in – just see the instructions at the top of the page. http://www.egroups.com/folders/brigada-today You’ll need to register at egroups.com first (go to http:/www.egroups.com and follow the instructions).
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LAST CHANCE FOR CIN PRAYER JOURNEY TRAINING

praying handsChristian Information Network will be conducting a Prayer Journey Training, June 18-19 at New Life Church, in Colorado Springs, CO. If you are planning on participating in the Praying Through The Window IV prayer initiative by taking a prayer journey, this training is invaluable. Sessions will be conducted by Beverly Pegues, executive director of Christian Information Network and the CIN staff. The cost for this training is $75 per person or $105 per couple. For more information, write cinatcin1040dotnet  (cinatcin1040dotnet)  . Better do it today.
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WHAT’S UP WITH PRAYER IN YOUR TOWN?

The National Pastors’ Prayer Network (US) is eager to receive reports and updates from other nations on the progress of pastors praying together for revival and spiritual awakening. The NPPN Global Update has connections with Pastors’ Prayer Networks in Africa, Australia, Indonesia, Argentina and Canada. You can submit reports and requests on the prayer movement among pastors in your nation to: philatnppndotorg or subscribe to the NPPN Updates at: subscribeatnppndotorg or visit the NPPN web site at: http:www.nppn.org or add your Pastors’ Prayer Groups to a web directory of over 850 PPGs at: http:www.nppn.org/ppg
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SOFTWARE FOR YOUR FINANCIAL TRACKING

dollar sign If you’re a missionary with financial accounting needs, check out http://www.mindspring.com/~rnewman/PMM51.html to learn about Personal Ministry Manager. A ton of missionaries have told us they love it. If you’ve no web access, write rnewmanatmindspringdotcom  (rnewmanatmindspringdotcom)  .
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THE LATEST FROM AD2000 & BEYOND

What’s the current status for JP2000? Dan Scribner at AD2000’s Int’l Office sent me a scoreboard report this past week. He says there are 1599 peoples on active JP list, of which 1119 have no Church of 100 reported. Gulp. Furthermore there are 556 with no reported on-site Church Planting team yet, and still 225 that aren’t targeted or “claimed.” How can you get more information? Visit http://www.ad2000.org
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VIDEO OVERVIEW OF HINDUISM

movie camera Mark Kelly mentioned this past week the movie, “The Gods of India,” a video overview of Hinduism. For information, e-mail wcnatxcdotorg  (wcnatxcdotorg)   or write World Christian News, P.O. Box 26479, Colorado Springs, CO 80936. You can get Mark’s occasional email bulletin called Advance by writing subscribe-advance-newsletteratxcdotorg  (subscribe-advance-newsletteratxcdotorg)  .
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MORE GOOD REASONS TO BE CAREFUL WITH ATTACHMENTS

virus Well, June is mating season for viruses, it seems . . . and there are tons more coming into your email attachment box. Rather than describe them all – are you seeing a trend here? Unless you have up-to-date virus checking software or you’re very daring, never open executable attachments. If you receive one from a friend, before opening it, write him/her and ask its purpose. Your friend might have one of the new-breed viruses that sends out infected attachments without his/her knowledge! Gulp.
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LOOKING FOR A PLACE TO SERVE? CONSULT BRIGADA-OPPORTUNITIES

Brigada Logo It’s like having a free placement service combined with a free “headhunter” service (the friendly kind) all in one! For example, Todd ToddMJohnsonatsprynetdotcom  (ToddMJohnsonatsprynetdotcom)   recently wrote from the World Evangelization Research Center where David Barrett and he are patiently trying to put the wraps on the next World Christian Encyclopedia. Where am I going to send them? To Brigada-Opportunities. Because that is the place where volunteers meet potential! If you’re looking for a place to serve, where God can use your special gifts, just send a note to brigada-opportunities-subscribeategroupsdotcom  (brigada-opportunities-subscribeategroupsdotcom)  . And if you’ve got an opportunity (Todd, this means you :-) ), just email the note to brigada-opportunitiesategroupsdotcom  (brigada-opportunitiesategroupsdotcom)  . You don’t have to join – but your email will float into the conference even though you’re not subscribed! That way, you get to place your notice and those who are searching for the opportunity get to read the mail! When the volunteer hits reply, the reply goes straight to the person who sent the message (not to the whole conference). Couldn’t be simpler. So go for it!
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BY THE WAY – THE WORLD CHRISTIAN ENCYCLOPEDIA IS COMING!

Almost forgot to mention, . . . the World Christian Encyclopedia is reaching its final stages of production! Yahooooo! That’s why the team of researchers at the World Evangelization Research Center is looking for two new full-time missionary researchers (mentioned in the item above). They’re zeroing in on a new edition of the World Christian Encyclopedia – three 800-page volumes examining the status of Christianity and evangelization in all the countries, peoples, cities, provinces, and languages of the world. Mission strategy and a plan to complete the task of world evangelization is also being highlighted. An online version and a companion CD-ROM are planned to make the data more accessible to missionaries and church leaders. So that’s why they were looking for two individuals who would be fully-supported missionaries seconded to WERC in Richmond, Virginia, USA, for the next 3 – 6 months – to complete the print Encyclopedia. And get this (remember you heard it first here on Brigada!) – they’re also working on an online version called the World Christian Database. (By the way, if you know of someone who might be able to help them, write ToddJohnsonatgem-wercdotorg  (ToddJohnsonatgem-wercdotorg)  .) Yahooo!Yahoo
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NEED INFO ON PUPPET MINISTRY FOR MISSIONS?

Now you have it. Just send a message to puppetsatbrigadadotworldchurchesdotorg  (puppetsatbrigadadotworldchurchesdotorg)   and you’ll receive a 70K resource directory on how to make ministry happen cross- culturally! Thanks Ken!
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IF KIDS ARE YOUR FOCUS, YOU NEED THIS RESOURCE DIRECTORY

Ken’s done it again! Tons of great stuff on outreach to youth around the world. 81K with contact addresses and lots of content. Just write to childrenatbrigadadotworldchurchesdotorg  (childrenatbrigadadotworldchurchesdotorg)  
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FOR THOSE SHARING HOPE WITH MUSLIMS

We’ve already shared the 15K Muslim-Training guide (refreshed June 10th, by the way). But here’s a 58K Muslim-Outreach guide! Just write muslim-outreachatbrigadadotworldchurchesdotorg  (muslim-outreachatbrigadadotworldchurchesdotorg)  . Ken, we’re in your debt! (If you want a new copy of the Muslim-Training guide, muslim-trainingatbrigadadotworldchurchesdotorg  (muslim-trainingatbrigadadotworldchurchesdotorg)  .)
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GREAT MISSIONS PRAYER SITE

praying hands Have you taken a look at http://www.prayerispower.org? They’ve got a unique approach to internet prayer ministry where pray-ers are divided in teams and each person receives just 10 requests and/or praises each day. One of the 10 is a nation with a great summary of facts and requests. So with this approach, in less than one month, every nation and the president/head of state has been prayed for by name! Great idea! thumbs-up
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NOTECARDS AT HALF-PRICE

Have you been wishing for that special way to write supporters or friends? Now you’ve got it. Send for 12 Cards & Envelopes for only $2.50 per pkg. (normally $4.50 per pkg.). The original pen & ink artwork on the cover is a close-up of a lamb being held in the arms of The Shepherd. The artist is Bert VandenBos. This Card and others are produced by Kingdom Graphics and can be seen or ordered at their “Secure Credit Card” Web Site: http://www.kingdomgraphics.com or toll-free 800-618-3133 (only within the USA) or kingraphatnavpointdotcom  (kingraphatnavpointdotcom)  . Payment must accompany all orders.
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WORLD MISSIONS ATLAS PROJECT

ICCM logoAt each year’s International Conference on Computing and Missions http://www.iccm.org, Bob Sutterfield finds one jaw-dropper application. This year it’s the World Missions Atlas Project http://www.worldmap.org. Bob’s right. Just as he told me this past week, you’ll find “thick, rich data to delight missions mobilizers and wannabe cartographers. Zero in on a region, find the peoples who live there, and click to the prayer profile you need to begin informed intercession. Too cool!” thumbs-up
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BRING VISITORS TO YOUR MISSIONS SITE

Here’s a spot where you can plug in the URL of your missions web site and get some eyeballs: http://dmoz.org/Society/Religion/Faiths_and_Beliefs/Christianity/Missions
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TIME TO “GO GLOBAL”

world globeCheck out “Go Global”, a ministry of YWAM Australia, a missions mobilization ministry especially dedicated to the 10/40 Window. Representatives from Go Global can come to speak or teach at your conference or event. Write mauriceantonelliathotmaildotcom  (mauriceantonelliathotmaildotcom)   or http://www.pastornet.net.au/scwm/goglobal.htm.
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DIGITAL CAMERAS ARE FINALLY REACHING USEFUL LEVEL

cameraBeen putting off the decision of buying a digital camera because you’ve heard about the “jaggies”, ie., that the resolution won’t appear good enough on the page and the picture will look fuzzy or rough on the edges similar to the old “dot matrix” printer look? Well… depending on your expectations, your wait might be over. I’ve recently seen a couple of these cameras that produced beautiful hues with near photo-like realism. For one of our missionaries headed to Bosnia, we recommended (a couple of months ago) the Nikon Coolpix 900s, which was running around $600 or so street-pricing. And that camera does a sufficiently beautiful job to make you say “cheese” any old day. (I saw the output!) But now there are even newer models, costing less money, being introduced in the coming weeks… that there are even fewer reasons to wait! One of those new models is the Toshiba PDR-M1. Like most technologies, as the weeks pass, the price goes down and the quality goes up. Digital cameras are no exception. The PDR-M1 is around $320 street-priced, is a cinch to operate, and when you need it, it’ll take pictures with up to 1.5 million pixels (those little dots used to produce digital shots). You’ll get accurate exposures, sharp detail, and great color — all in a compact size and an attractive package. If you’ve been waiting for a good reason to buy a digital camera, the PDR- M1 might be it! Check it out at http://www.dsc.toshiba.com or call a camera dealer near you! (And… in case you’re wondering, I don’t get a cut… :-) )
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NOW YOU CAN SET UP YOUR OWN WEB OFFICE FOR FREE!

WebWatchJust go to http://www.webex.com. This is a great site! You can arrange an international presentation where everyone shows up for a kind of “live and in person” meeting with you. You can do PowerPoints or take people on a tour of the web or . . . whatever! The first level is absolutely free (premier services are also available).
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WHERE WILL VOICE RECOGNITION GO IN THE FUTURE?

Just about anywhere you want it to take you. If you don’t believe me (and you live in the USA), call toll-free to talk to a computer at 888-573-8255. This computer is located in Victor Zue’s Laboratory for Computer Science at MIT. The project name is Jupiter – and it’s out of this world! It uses speech understanding to answer your questions about the weather over the phone. The same crew is also working on an airline information application and a mapping application. What does this have to do with missions? Well not much at the moment – but in a few years, there will be tons of possible applications, especially for those who hate to type or don’t have access to the web but can get a phone connection.
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TIPS FOR INT’L EMAIL TRAVELERS – PART 2

letter and ligntening boltLast week we wrote about doing your homework before traveling overseas. That homework might point you to an Internet Service Provider (ISP) who has a point of presence (POP) in your destination country. But what if none are available there… at least none to which you can subscribe in advance. Well one option is to set up a web-mail account before you leave your home. Just about all the major “portals” are allowing you to set up free web-based email services now. You can do it at http://www.yahoo.com or http://www.hotmail.com or http://www.netaddress.net and many others. Roger wrote this past week to report that during his recent furlough in the USA, he found it very convenient to get a free Yahoo e-mail account. “We could access it anywhere we could get on the internet,” he reported. “We had our xc.org address forwarded to the Yahoo address, and could thus receive all that mail directly. With a Yahoo account, you can also check external mail which has a POP account, so we could actually take our mail off our server in Irian Jaya, Indonesia, in that manner also.”

However, many are traveling the other direction — where web access is either expensive or totally unavailable. If you’ve done your homework and, in spite of it, you can’t locate an ISP with POPs in your destination area, ask once more if any locals there would help you set up an account with a local ISP. Sometimes, all it takes is a one-hour stop-in at their office in the capitol city. You might be surprised to learn how “high tech” their local network is . . . and they might have POPs throughout the country! Just be sensitive — remember that anything and everything you say is being stored on local servers, maintained by friendly (or not-so-friendly) locals.

To connect, you’ll often need special phone tip adaptors. Again, it’s better to find out about these in advance, where possible. Maybe someone would be willing to pick you up an adaptor so you can hit the ground running the moment you arrive. For example, those from the USA will want a tip-converter for an RJ-11 type plug. I find these in the most unlikely places. The Swiss-type connectors are available at a little computer store in the basement of the main downtown train station. I got the connection for Bosnia in an appliance store in Split. Croatia. These tips are enough to drive you crazy, so it’s worth trying to set them up in advance. If you can’t find a local to help you, talk to PORT, a computer company specializing in products for travelers, http://www.port.com or, in the USA, 1-800-242-3133. They can usually help you figure out what you need.

Next week we’ll talk about the minimum “secret agent tool kit” to take along on your trip. You can almost hear the Mission: Impossible music in the background already, right? :-)

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CALL FOR MISSIONS POEMS/DRAMAS

Got any missions poems/dramas that others could use in a missions conference? Then Grace wants ’em! :-) Write her at gracewatidmaildotcom  (gracewatidmaildotcom)  . Send her the whole script or poem if possible, and don’t forget to mention if there are special permissions needed before use. She’ll assemble them and make them available to us here for an autoresponder. Thanks!
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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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