Monthly Archives: January 2000

20000130 Brigada Today

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BRIGADAFEST DRAWS WIDE SPECTRUM OF PARTICIPANTS

Brigada Logo Thanks to all those who prayed for BrigadaFest 2000! What a weekend! Dozens of churches showed up, many of whom were serious about planning for reaching unreached people groups. Facilitators from Caleb Project, Team Expansion, Antioch Network, Interdev, AD2000 & Beyond, and many other groups pitched in to help catalyze new ministry around the globe. A church in Virginia is praying to adopt a group in the next 3 months. A congregation in Ohio is asking God to help them enter a new field within the next year. Another in Tennessee actually interviewed a couple during the event itself, praying about adopting not only the couple’s target field, but also the couple themselves! Many participants expressed positive comments on feedback forms… but there’s always room for improvement. We’re already planning next year’s BrigadaFest for Feb. 8-10. Please jot down those dates on your calendar and begin planning now to take part in the biggest celebration this side of Heaven!
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EGROUPS FINALLY PAYS FIRST CHECK TO BRIGADA

Brigada Logo Long-term readers of Brigada Today will recall that when we switched over to this list- server, eGroups pledged to send checks in exchange for the ads that trail each edition of our mailing. Well, after a full year on board eGroups, they finally paid their first check this past week. The grand total for one year’s ads: [drum roll] snare drum $27. Okay… so we won’t get rich on $27. But at the same time, remember that we didn’t have to ask all 10,000 of us to start paying for Brigada Today mailings, either. :-) (And that was the path that the previous list-server’s managers wanted us to take.) Kind of helps put things in perspective, doesn’t it. :-) Anyway, my first inclination was to split the $27 check right down the middle, 10,000 ways even. After all, we’re one big egalitarian family, right? :-) That would give each subscriber a total of about 1/4 of a cent in exchange for reading those ads for a year. Then, on second thought, I figured… maybe not. :-) After all — how would I package up all those penny-pie-slices. :-) So maybe we’ll plow it into web-site fees or something. Anyway… at least you know we’re not getting rich. :-)
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WATCH THOSE PRAYER REQUESTS FOR A “VERIFIABLE OPC”

OPC logo At the end of each and every Brigada Today, we ask participants to think twice before forwarding any emails, whether they are cookie recipes or prayer requests. We suggest that every email should have a “verifiable OPC”. That is, you should be able to verify the origin, the purpose, and the closure date. Lately, seems everyone is relaying these prayer requests about missionaries David Allen or Mike Hutchinson. To check these out, I went to the guy in charge of information systems for the entire International Mission Board (IMB). Turns out that David Allen indeed got better (over a year ago) and Mike was never charged. So why do these requests keep circulating? Because the originators never followed the Brigada protocol of a verifiable OPC… and everybody else seems to just follow suit. So please don’t click on forward until you check the truthfulness and relevance of the particular message. “Just say no!” :-) For more information, see the last paragraph of this email.
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CROSS-CULTURAL BIBLE INTERPRETERS

Bible Are you interested in the possibility, the viability, and the practice of cross-cultural biblical interpretation? Join the new Egroups E-mail discussion list dedicated to the exciting discipline of “Ethnohermeneutics” (cross-cultural biblical interpretation). In today’s climate of pluralism, many think that this is not either practical or possible. What do you think? For more information, contact Jim jagehmanathotmaildotcom  (jagehmanathotmaildotcom)   or visit the web site at http://www.egroups.com/list/ethnohermeneutics/. Yikes. gulp Now if we can just learn to spell it! :-)
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TWENTY YEARS AGO THIS WEEK, A STAR IS BORN

Friday and Saturday, February 1 and 2, 1980, 500 Christian students gathered in Schwab Auditorium at Penn State to hear Ralph Winter and Greg Livingstone talk about missions. Dr. Winter discussed the missiological breakthrough that he referred to as the Hidden Peoples. Greg Livingstone motivated the students to take great risks to take the gospel to the ends of the earth. By Saturday afternoon, over 70 students had signed up to take the Perspectives class. This was the first time the class was offered outside of the USCWM in Pasadena, CA. Dozens of students began to pray about how God would want them to be personally involved in taking the gospel to the ends of the earth. In response to a specific challenge from Greg Livingstone, four of the students started to make plans to go to Libya. Caleb Project was born! For more information, see http://www.calebproject.org. Congratulations, CPers!
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GLOBAL GLIMPSE ON THE POWER OF PRAYER

world globe A team of believers conducted a prayer walk in a village of the Jola-Fogny people of West Africa. They prayed with more than 200 men, women and children in one area. When elders in another area saw how God answered those prayers, they invited the team to come pray for their school children. Classes were dismissed so 360 students could kneel in a circle around the intercessors, who prayed for them while the village’s religious leaders watched.
(Source: Advance newsletter, January 23, 2000, http://www.brigada.org/advance/adv20000123.html)
Global Glimpse is compiled by John Hanna, Caleb Project, Littleton, CO.
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FREE “INTO ALL THE WORLD” MAGAZINES

book Want a free copy of the annual Great Commission Opportunities Handbook? Get them now from Bill Bberry4215ataoldotcom  (Bberry4215ataoldotcom)  . You simply can’t beat the price on this offer! The magazines for your church, school or group are FREE. All the publisher asks is that you cover the modest “out-of-pocket” Shipping & Handling charges to get these issues to you, and that you request at least 10 copies. Ten great articles (career missions, tentmaking, power of partnership, long-term missionary service, how to be effective in community/missions service, and more) plus Five Comparison Charts (career options, short-term, training, domestic service, support staff). A 52-page magazine packed with useful stuff. E-mail Bill as above, or fax to 626-798-2712. The copies you request will be shipped right away.
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FREE SEMINARS ON SECURE COMMUNICATION

From 2/18 to 2/25 in Northern California, ESEND.ORG is offering free seminars on a new and secure way for missionaries and their supporters to communicate. For a schedule and locations please see https://www.esend.org/schedule.html. Have you ever wanted to communicate with your supporters without using coded language? ESend is a website where missionaries and their supporters can come and share securely with each other in near real- time even across the ocean. The sharing takes place in private small groups which it calls “Sending Communities”. A missionary can start a community within ESend and then privately invite their supporters to join. The ESend website features secure web-based email, secure chat (instant messaging), secure topical bulletin boards, secure photo and video postings, secure file sharing, and other secure features. Note that you must have “live” web connectivity to participate.
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INQUIRY INTO ISLAMIC FAITH & PRACTICE

graduation cap Are you interested in sharing hope with people of the Islamic Faith? Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary is offering classes under its Islamic Studies program this summer. The classes will involve an Inquiry into Islamic Faith and Practice, Islamic History and Islamic Movement, And Approaches to Folk Islam. If you are interested please contact the school wmcatswbtsdotswbtsdotedu  (wmcatswbtsdotswbtsdotedu)   or visit the school’s web site at http://www.swbts.edu by April 2000. You may also call 800-SWBTS-01 in the USA or via Net2Phone or 817-923-1921 ex. 7500.
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LIVE ON THE “EDGE”!

Edge3 is a conference of innovation and of extending the church beyond the edges of its walls in the postmodern world. You can connect to innovators with fresh ways to cultivate new leaders, help groups reproduce, do local outreach, do global outreach, and use your career for the kingdom. This conference, known as Spare Not in a former life, grew out of the amazing Church on Brady in Los Angeles. You can join its Pastor, Thom Wolf, now a professor of Intercultural Ministries at Golden Gate Seminary, along with Dieter Zander, founder of the Gen-X ministry at Willow Creek, Dr. Carolyn Bishop, International Director for a consortium of 46 universities & colleges, Dwight Nordrom, starting strategic businesses to reach the unreached, and 50 total presenters and speakers in a fresh interactive format. It’s all happening at Casas Adobes Baptist Church in Tucson, Arizona March 2-4. http://www.leafline.com/edge, co-sponsored by 10 different churches and ministries.
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UPDATE ON PROGRESS OF OPERATION WORLD REVISION

Have you been wondering when Patrick Johnstone and company would finish a new revision of Operation World? So have we! :-) Remember, however, it’s a massive undertaking to write missions updates on a whole world. This past week, Patrick wrote us here at Brigada Today, that his team had “now completed the first draft of 86 countries” there are still 150 to go! We have been aiming to complete the manuscript by the end of 2000, but this may be an impossible goal for us now.” Please pray for him and his staff! Everyone … seemingly everyone is asking for that book.
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BRIGADA EXPRESS
Special Report on BrigadaFest 2000

BrigadaFest 2000
Contributed by Chris Bushnell

Nearly 150 unreached people group advocates from 23 American states and several countries met February 3-5, 2000 at Southeast Christian Church. During these 3 concentrated days, facilitators from several mission organizations like AD2000, Adopt-A-People Clearinghouse, Caleb Project, Interdev, and Team Expansion helped church members from various congregations and Adult Bible Fellowships to understand more clearly what it means to “adopt” an unreached people group. As a part of the training process, participants were led through a clearly defined plan for planting new churches in previously untold areas of the world. Special tracks pulled together praying partners and planners for particular groups. BrigadaFest is a joint venture between Team Expansion and Southeast. BrigadaFest 2001 is already being planned for February 2001. Many more participants are expected to participate in 2001 since it will be open to Southeast members and there is more publicity planned for 2001.

In John 17, Jesus prayed, “May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me…” (vs. 23). This prayer motivates organizers of BrigadaFest. It is their hope to foster the formation and continuation of networks intent on finishing the task of sharing Christ’s hope and love with a particular piece of the very world Jesus described — the unreached peoples.

Brigada, pronounced “bree-GAH-dah” (rhymes with armada), is the rough equivalent of a “brigade” — in Russian, Spanish, Portuguese, Albanian and even Filipino! Founded January 25, 1995 (but made public on 21 March 1995), the idea is to stand side by side to pass buckets of hope for those most in need of Christ’s eternal message!

To understand the ethos of BrigadaFest, one has to look back a few years to January, 1995. The National Missionary Convention of Christian Churches had asked Doug Lucas (President of Team Expansion which moved its home office to Louisville in 1997) to serve as President of the convention in 1996. In an effort to understand the complexion of the Christian Churches and Churches of Christ, along with their missions outreach, Doug and others called together leaders from across the land. They met in small focus groups of 7-12 people in cities and towns across the country and out of that study came several proposals, among which was a bold new form of missions outreach called PACE. At follow- up prayer and training sessions in cities like St. Louis, Dayton, & Denver, dozens of church leaders came together to lay plans and strategies for a concerted outreach among specific people groups that each church network had agreed to adopt. The concept immediately caught on and now, less than 5 years later, those dreams have resulted in outreaches to places like Bosnia, Italy, Morocco, and many other lands.

Tina Harris, a member of the Couples for Christ ABF at Southeast, led a segment of the Prayer Coordinators track on Saturday morning. Couples for Christ has adopted an unreached people group in a country that cannot be specified for security reasons. Tina serves as the Prayer Coordinator for this project which began in 1996 when Bob Dabney, who was teaching the class, spoke to Southeast’s Missions elder, Russ Summay. Bob had just finished the Perspectives class offered each spring by Southeast. Bob became convicted of the need to adopt an unreached people group. Russ challenged Bob to share that vision with the class and they responded by adopting this particular group. Eric Rouch was appointed the Missions Coordinator for the class and Tina was appointed the Prayer Coordinator. The following year several class members, including Eric and Tina, went on a Prayer Journey to the country. After further prayer and research journeys the first full time missionaries should be on site within the next 12 months. Tina shared with BrigadaFest participants the difference prayer makes – especially when dealing with difficult challenges like countries that are officially closed to Christian mission work.

Tina’s aunt and uncle (by marriage) are members at Cary Christian Church near Raleigh, North Carolina. Ned and Jo-Ann Harris were sent by Cary Christian to attend BrigadaFest. This church (along with the Home Builders class at Southeast) have adopted another unreached people group in a different part of the world. The people of this country have survived a devastating civil war. Jo-Ann has been particularly struck by the incredible oppression of the women in this particular country. Of BrigadaFest she said, “Because of our time at Southeast and BrigadaFest our church’s project was dramatically impacted.” Ned and Jo-Ann operate a management consulting firm and are have high expectations when it comes to well-organized events. “We truly appreciate the incredible amount of thought and planning that went into the BrigadaFest event and notebook. It was a class act through and through. After I returned, though exhausted, I poured back over the notebook. It will help us with planning and implementation for years to come.” Jo-Ann also appreciated the informal sharing time that took place during meals and breaks that allowed her and Ned to glean from the wealth of experience from those who attended the event.

Ned and Jo-Ann were also personally impacted by the event. After seeing a video that depicted the plight of women in her adopted country Jo-Ann said, “I left as a woman on a mission. I will not rest until I have done everything I possibly can to make life better for the women. I will be praying, lobbying my congressman to change policies toward this country, sending aid, going and serving. Nothing will stop me now.”

Back in 1995 Doug Lucas began compiling weekly missions resource sent via e-mail called Brigada Today The email edition is then published on the web by Bob Mayhew. With nearly 10,000 participants, Brigada Today is quite possibly the largest network of its kind. New subscribers are joining every day. To subscribe, send an e-mail to brigada-today-subscribeategroupsdotcom  (brigada-today-subscribeategroupsdotcom)  . To read Brigada Today on the web point your browser to http://www.brigada.org.

Chris Bushnell is a member of Southeast Christian Church and Team Expansion’s Vice President of Personnel.

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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
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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)  .
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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!

20000123 Brigada Today

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BRIGADA THROWS A PARTY!

Brigada Logo This is it! BrigadaFest is happening Feb. 3-5 in Louisville, Kentucky! If you haven’t registered yet, it’s not too late. For more information, go to http://www.teamexpansion.org and click on BrigadaFest info. Get input on sharing the gospel with unreached peoples. Hear from Adopt-a-People Clearinghouse, AD2000 & Beyond, Caleb Project, Team Expansion, InterDev, and dozens of local church leaders who are actually making a difference! Take part in a Concert of Prayer led by Caleb Project’s Executive Director, Greg Fritz! Listen to Glen Elliott (flying into BrigadaFest directly from Kosovo and Ukraine) on the importance of prayer . . . and not giving up. Work to meld international partnerships with the likes of UK-based Wayne McGee from InterDev. And there’s much much more. It all starts Thursday night… so you’d better act fast! See ya there!
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ADVOCACY IS LEARNING, LINKING AND LOVING

Has God given you a passion for an unreached people group that you want to share with your church and others? If so, come to one of Caleb Project’s “Advocate Training Seminars” this spring. Discover how to focus on a people group and help others do so, too. Learn the benefits and pitfalls of ministry partnerships and discover that you’re not alone. Strategize with like- minded advocates and share your stories. Three-day training sessions will be held April 6-8 in Raleigh, NC and April 27-29 in Denver, CO, or come to the one-day version at BrigadaFest! For more info contact John or Marti at Caleb Project trainingatcprojectdotcom  (trainingatcprojectdotcom)   or 303-730-4181; or visit http://www.calebproject.org.
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LEADERSHIP COURSE OFFERED OVER INTERNET

graduation cap Mid-South Christian College is offering a course (two semester hours credit) over the Internet at a special half-price introductory offer of only $75. The course, Leadership Principles, will deal with Biblical and Practical issues in developing leadership within the local congregation. This class will be taught by a veteran missionary with 20 years of experience in church planting. For more information write Larry LGriffinatTeamExpansiondotorg  (LGriffinatTeamExpansiondotorg)  .
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TRAINING FOR YOUR MISSION’S PERSONNEL DEPARTMENT

graduation cap If you are responsible for any phase of people development or people services in your mission, this workshop is for you. It will be a time for professional training, interaction with colleagues, focusing on specific responsibilities, examining values, plus encouragement and vision. Scheduled for March 6-9, 2000, there is still space. For questions or to register, contact Karen MTIregataoldotcom  (MTIregataoldotcom)   at Mission Training International or visit http://www.mti.org. All information is on the web plus a registration worksheet. You may also phone 719-594- 0687 or 800-896-3710.
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WHERE ARE THE DVD RESOURCES?

cd-rom Daniel’s dbrayatindiafocusdotorg  (dbrayatindiafocusdotorg)   hot on DVDs. But he’s wondering… where’s the beef? He’s looking for sources for audio bibles, bible study materials, training materials, or language study courses on DVD. He’ll compile a full report. But we have to send him the stuff. Can you help? If so, please write him! And by the way… he’s been a Brigada participant since 1996! :-) Now there’s a dedicated missions guy. He’d have to be — to put up with these weekly emails for 4 years! :-)
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GET THE SKINNY ON PERSPECTIVES

Bill Bright calls its “unbeatable”, Floyd McClung says “It’ll ruin you for the ordinary!”, George Verwer suggests it is “absolutely essential”. For the past 5 months, local Perspectives teams have developed, prayed for, and prepared to mobilize their community. Now, Perspectives has just started up in 90 locations throughout the US & Canada – 15 evenings of mission challenge and study, inspiring material and great speakers. Grad. and undergraduate credit are an excellent value; enrollment is open through the second week of class. See www.perspectives.org for course locations, start dates and further information. Better hurry!
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STUDY THE WORLD OF ISLAM

The Eastern Regional Office of the U. S. Center for World Mission is offering a pilot version of a Perspective style course on the World of Islam beginning Monday Jan 31st in McLean, VA. and Tuesday Feb 1st. in Wayne, PA. This is a mobilization course and is not intended to compete with Islamics training programs but rather is intended to develop awareness and promote involvement. Anyone interested in attending either class may respond to Keith at 610-647- 9888 or KeithS207ataoldotcom  (KeithS207ataoldotcom)  .
note (Note: Because their materials are in draft form, they cannot offer their materials for sale or register extension students at this time.) And may God bless our Islamic friends around the world!
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PERSPECTIVES CONFERENCE IN TENNESSEEE FEB 18-20

GoGlobal! is a weekend Perspectives Conference sponsored by US Center (SE Region) and Campus Crusade for Christ (MidSouth Region). The time is specifically geared toward University students, but is open to all. The conference will be at the Knoxville Hyatt and the registration deadline is Feb 1, 2000. For more info and to register online check out http://GoGlobal2000.com or email staffatgoglobal2000dotcom  (staffatgoglobal2000dotcom)  .
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FREE DSL MIGHT BE COMING TO YOUR AREA!

Ray raymholtatixdotnetcomdotcom  (raymholtatixdotnetcomdotcom)   says so . . . and to learn more, he asked that you click on over to this web URL (there’s no “www” on the front): i.winfire.com/s/isapiEng.dll/wf.exe?cmd=dl&170006798,13755,452&.exe I think he might win a free DSL modem out of the deal :-) but hey… if you get free DSL then it won’t be a problem, right? :-)
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WHERE CAN KERRYN LEARN ABOUT KIDS’ MISSIONS RESOURCES

Kerryn’s skshawatlccsdotedu  (skshawatlccsdotedu)   an Aussie (from “down under” — Australia) with a passion for helping kids learn about missions. Where would you send her for curriculum, resources, tools, and guides? Please drop her a note and she’ll assemble an autoresponder file for all of us to download.
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TRAINING FOR SHORT-TERM MISSION LEADERS

graduation cap COMMIT Ministries and ServantPrep Training International are hosting their third annual Short-Term Mission Leaders Training seminar, May 4-6 in Honolulu. This program focuses on building a training program that can be used in your own setting with coaching and other help available from our experienced training staff. It can help both in preparing people for an international assignment and for those committed to cross-cultural ministry closer to home. Interaction and personal reflection will be key program elements as well as time for informal conversation. Each participant will leave with a notebook including a model training program which they have experienced and will be able to lead. Supplemental training resources will also be available for purchase. Cost is just $199 per person with lodging and meal packages starting at $150. We’ll help get you the best airfare rates as well. Contact Greg in Hawaii at 808-668-6569 or commitatjunodotcom  (commitatjunodotcom)   for registration materials. And like all good Hawaiians, he says, “Mahalo!” (thank you!).
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HELP FOR THOSE MINISTERING TO AIDS VICTIMS

graduation cap There’s a new school running on the Kona Campus, beginning October 2000. Topics include HIV/AIDS Fact and Fiction, God’s Character to love people living with HIV/AIDS, Spiritual Bondage of sexual and drug addictions, Pre & Post Test Counseling, Death, Dying and handling Grief, Self-care. Here’s your chance to educate yourself and the world, taking the fear out of AIDS/HIV. For more info, email Sue sugeatuofnkonadotedu  (sugeatuofnkonadotedu)  .
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THE WAY OF RIGHTEOUSNESS

Keeping in mind Islam’s perspective of God, sin and salvation, these 100 chronological lessons for Muslims present the key stories and central message of God’s prophets according to “the Torah, the Psalms and the Gospel.” THE WAY OF RIGHTEOUSNESS (TWOR) is an English translation of 100 fifteen-minute radio programs originally written in the Wolof language for Muslims (and animists and Catholics) of Senegal, West Africa. The 543-page book’s purpose is twofold:

  1. Reading by English-speaking Muslims and other true seekers.
  2. Translation into other languages for radio broadcast.

Currently, TWOR is being (or has been) translated into about twenty languages. Color-cover book: $12 (+ $3 shipping). Quantity discounts for two or more. On the web (minus the forward and appendixes): http://injil.org/TWOR/ or write via snail-mail to TWOR, PO Box 4006, Greenville, SC 29608-4006, Telephone: 864-610-9818 Email: TWORatinamedotcom  (TWORatinamedotcom)  .

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FULLER SEMINARY NOW OFFERING ONLINE COURSES

graduation cap Interested in a unique learning experience? Fuller Theological seminary now offers courses through the World Wide Web! Earn an entire six course Certificate of Christian Studies! Upcoming Courses For the Spring 2000 quarter:

  1. MH 520 The Historical Development of the Christian Movement
  2. ML 530 Lifelong Development
  3. MT 520 Biblical Foundations of Mission.

Receive a special $100 discount rate for Spring registrations. Visit: http://www.fulleronline.org for more information and details on signing up. Call:800-999-9578 or 626-584-5266 or e-mail idl-infoatdeptdotfullerdotedu  (idl-infoatdeptdotfullerdotedu)  .

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PRAYUSA!

praying hands For the fourth consecutive year Eddie Smith, national coordinator, has announced PrayUSA!, 40-days of prayer and fasting for revival and spiritual awakening from Ash Wednesday through Palm Sunday, March 8 through April 16. For more information on how you can participate, simply send a “blank” email message to prayusaatusprayertrackdotorg  (prayusaatusprayertrackdotorg)  .
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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!

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BRIGADA TURNS FIVE YEARS OLD!

Brigada Logo fireworks show Brigada, pronounced “bree-GAH-dah” (rhymes with armada), is the rough equivalent of a “brigade” — in Russian, Spanish, Portuguese, Albanian and even Filipino! Founded 25 January 1995 (but made public on 21 March 1995), the idea is to stand side by side to pass buckets of hope for those most in need of Christ’s eternal message! Check out 5 whole years of weekly back issues (Count ’em!) at http://www.brigada.org. See recent back issues and links at http://www.eGroups.com/list/brigada-today. Brigada Today is compiled by Doug Lucas DLucasatteamexpansiondotorg  (DLucasatteamexpansiondotorg)  , Louisville, KY. The email edition is then published on the web by Bob Mayhew mayhewatbrigadadotorg  (mayhewatbrigadadotorg)  , bless his soul. :-)

Want to celebrate Brigada’s birthday? There’s no better way than to come to BrigadaFest, Feb. 3-5. For more information, go to http://www.teamexpansion.org and click on BrigadaFest info.

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VIDEOS/FILMS OF UNREACHED PEOPLES

movie camera What an incredible index! Once I discovered the work that AD2000 & Beyond had done on their new unreached people video index, I started begging them to make it available to the world on the web. Lo and behold, within 10 days, they cranked it out for all to see! I love it! And as far as I know, you’re hearing it first right here in Brigada. Just head on over to the AD2000 web site at: http://www.ad2000.org/adoption/Resrc/Video/Index.htm for a listing of hundreds of videos/films from both Christian and non- Christian sources (including the American Anthropological Association). The entries feature specific peoples, or peoples related to those on the Joshua Project 2000 list. A printed version is included in “Building Networks”, available for $12 from infoatad2000dotorg  (infoatad2000dotorg)  . AD2000 & Beyond extends special thanks to researcher, Pete Eyster! And we all extend thanks to Lee, Dan, Tom, Barb, and all the other folks at AD2000 who have worked hard to put resources like this at our fingertips!
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PEOPLETEAMS: A NEW SWITCHBOARD FOR UNREACHED PEOPLES INFO

lighting the way I’ve been poking and prodding to find out more about PeopleTeams.org (featured last week, “FREE WEBSITE HOSTING SERVICE“). I must admit — I’m pleasantly surprised and encouraged. As it turns out, the service is maintained by a staff of some 40 individuals who all share a passion for unreached peoples. Five are focused specifically on web- based services and another dozen or so laboring just to keep servers running at top speed. As I said last week, this service is being sponsored by a major Great Commission Christian group — and I can vouch for its character — but the agency is choosing to remain as anonymous as possible for the general public so that it can provide this service as a free switchboard for the unreached. So the bottom line is that someone, somewhere has given sacrificially so you can have an ad-free environment in which to host your unreached people group network, or at least point people to it. So check it out at http://www.peopleteams.org. Just click on “Request a Free Website.” Mark my words — this thing has potential. And by the way — they’re running FrontPage server extensions, so you can publish using those.
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… OR STRATEGIC NETWORK OFFERS COMMUNITIES

WebWatch Check out the Strategic Network on the web. It offers a series of “toolboxes” which allow you to publish information on our site about your people group. This includes a complete content management system for publishing newsletters, prayer requests, web links, knowledge base articles, photo catalog, documents (some password-protected), up to 99 message bases (which can be open, restricted or closed and can be integrated with e-mail mailing lists), bookstore, and more. Plus, they have an e- commerce system coming which will enable people to contribute funds toward specific projects. They have the JP2000 list integrated into their site and offer free space for anyone who wants to moderate a forum on a specific region, country, people group, or issue (you can create your own issue-based forum–i.e. persecution, or missionary training, etc–in our forums area). For more information, check them out at http://www.strategicnetwork.org. Additionally, they also offer free hosting for agency splash pages, private password-protected workgroup areas, free email list service (now in beta), and much, much more… Their goal is a community area for people interested in serving the least-evangelized peoples of the world. Their method is “to promote our members rather than themselves.” To see some of their sample communities in action, check out: http://yemen.strategicnetwork.org, http://tibet.strategicnetwork.org, and http://japan.strategicnetwork.org.
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RED LIGHT, GREEN LIGHT (NEW VIDEO)

movie camera Check out this great new video by Good News Productions. It features interviews with 2 beginning missionaries talking honestly about their hopes, their doubts, their tough decisions, “What did it take to get you to go?”, humor, candid testimonies, video footage from around the world. For more info, write gnpiatgnpidotorg  (gnpiatgnpidotorg)   or, if calling from the USA or via Net2Phone, call 800- 457-GNPI.
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MISSION COMPUTER SPECIALISTS TO MEET IN AUSTRALIA

ICCM logo Since 1989, Christian mission computer specialists have been meeting in the USA at the International Conference on Computers and Missions (ICCM). Now, for the first time, an ICCM is to be held outside the US, in Australia. Computer and Internet specialists from Christian Mission offices in Australia and the Pacific region will meet in April 2000 in Melbourne to exchange ideas and learn new technology. ICCM-AU 2000 will be held on the weekend before Easter, April 13-17, 2000. The conference is open to both fulltime staff and volunteers involved with supporting computer systems for Christian missions and/or communicating via the World Wide Web. Participants from outside Australia are welcome. ICCM will still be held in the USA in June 2000. Contact iccm-auatcrosscapedotcomdotau  (iccm-auatcrosscapedotcomdotau)   You can also see http://www.iccm.org/.
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SCRIPTURE GIFT MISSION – AFRICA

Bible Scripture Gift Mission Africa http://www.sgm.org.za, part of SGM International, exists for the purpose of publishing Scripture portions in a culturally acceptable way, reaching as many people of the world as possible. SGM publications feature carefully selected verses on different themes intended to introduce the message of the Bible. SGM works primarily in major languages, but has a particular concern for smaller language groups as well. As a result, every year SGM has the privilege of publishing the very first Scripture portions for several language groups. If you, or people you know of, are conducting outreaches and missions work in Africa then consider using SGM material. SGM material is given free to those who ask for it. SGM has many local offices or depots in African countries. Contact Manie Lombard at safatsgmdotorg  (safatsgmdotorg)   for more information.
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A PICTURE’S WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS

Mark Kelly reports in the latest Advance, “A church in the Ukraine conducted an evangelism project that included an exhibit of paintings in a local cultural center that portrayed the life of Jesus. Visitors were given a guided tour and a Bible and were invited to church. Missionaries were excited to discover that among those drawn to the exhibit were Crimean Tartars, an unreached people group that lives on the Crimean Peninsula. Workers were able to sow gospel seeds among this unreached people group, answering questions about who Jesus is and giving away Bibles. Thank God for surprising these workers with this opening for the gospel. Lift the Crimean Tartars to the throne of grace and pray that God’s spirit would move in power among them.”
(To subscribe to Mark’s free sister publication, send an e-mail to subscribe-advance-newsletteratxcdotorg  (subscribe-advance-newsletteratxcdotorg)  .)
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MISSIONARY ALERT EGROUP

Christian Missionary Alert has been created so that missions and missionaries can alert each other to emergency situations and events worldwide. This would include concerns such as: natural disasters, political unrest, persecution outbreaks, epidemics, terrorist threats and activities, etc. If you or your mission board need this kind of information and would be willing to share emergency information that you are personally aware of in your area, the group’s organizers invite you to join this network of missionaries who are concerned for one another’s safety and well-being. To subscribe, send a blank message to cmalert-subscribeategroupsdotcom  (cmalert-subscribeategroupsdotcom)  .
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J3:16 TRACT INNOVATION

Caribbean Christian Publications has produced quality color tracts for downloading at http://www.impacto.org/j3-16. The idea is that these FREE one-color tracts can be downloaded (PDF format), opened, viewed and printed using Adobe Acrobat Reader (free from http://www.adobe.com). Once they are printed out they can be copied (front and back of a 8.5 X 11″ paper) on photostatic copiers and distributed at will. Many have already done this. In fact, one Venezuelan said copying on demand was more financially feasible than going out and stocking up on already printed tracts. Available in English, Portuguese and Spanish. Look for French soon. For more info. write John jmhattonatcinmaildotnet  (jmhattonatcinmaildotnet)  .
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AUDIO SCRIPTURES IN REAL AUDIO AND MP3

WebWatch Audio Scriptures International (ASI), founded in California in 1989, now has its beautiful Portrait of Jesus arrangement of Scriptures from the Gospels and the “God’s Powerful Savior” arrangement from Luke available from its web site in 85 different languages. At http://www.audioscriptures.org you can listen to these in Real Audio or MP3 player in whatever language best communicates for the listener. Many have said that these arrangements are to the audio world what the Jesus Film is to the visual. ASI also has its most recent recording, the new translation of the New Testament in Albanian posted in Real Audio and MP3. The entire Bible in Chinese Mandarin and in Russian is scheduled to become available in Real Audio soon. ASI has entire New Testaments available in audio in some 200 languages and individual books in another 125 languages. You can find all of these listed in their web site catalog.
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MISSIONS SONGBOOK/CD: “LET THE NATIONS REJOICE”

musical notes The latest edition of “Let the Nations Rejoice-Worship songs declaring God’s Glory” is ready for shipping. This compilation of missions songs celebrates the global reign of King Jesus and challenges the Lord’s people to take the Gospel to the ends of the earth. Appealing to churches from liturgical and traditional to contemporary, the collection gathers together powerful mission hymns and choruses from across the English-speaking world. Accompanying the 32-song resource is a CD of 15 of the tunes, recorded by a team of well-known Christian artist “musicianaries” with a global heartbeat. The recording is like a double CD in that it starts with the fifteen fully orchestrated tracks and concludes with a second version of the fifteen songs just with the instrumental parts for small churches or soloists needing backing tracks. For ordering information email Dennis dennisdotbrightmanatusadotomdotorg  (dennisdotbrightmanatusadotomdotorg)  .
(Thanks to Rick of Missions Frontiers at the US Center for World Missions for the tip!)
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GLOBAL GLIMPSE ON CHILDREN OF THE JESUS FILM

world globe Children are the focus of a new video being produced by the Jesus Film Project. Director of the Jesus Film Project, Paul Eshleman, says this is one of their top three projects for the year. “In February we will be releasing the new story of Jesus for children. It’s the adaptation of the Jesus Film. We went back and recreated sets just like they looked in the original film and we followed six children from ages six to 12 through the story as they watched Jesus feed the 5,000 and raise the daughter of Jirus from the dead.” It will be released in English first and then translated into other languages next year. The Jesus Film has been one of the most successful tools for evangelism ever.
(Source: Mission Network News, Jan 17, 2000, http://www.gospelcom.net/mnn/news-01-17-00.html)
Global Glimpse is compiled by John Hanna, Caleb Project, Littleton, CO.
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WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT AIDS IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA?

Jan Janaatirndotpdxdotedu  (Janaatirndotpdxdotedu)   is seeking information on missionaries, mission organizations, and other non-government organizations that are assisting those with AIDS, working to prevent the spread of AIDS, and/or caring for AIDS orphans in Sub-Saharan Africa. She’d appreciate a summary briefing of your work. She needs the information by Friday, 18 February 2000, so as to prepare a report for her church’s Global Action Committee. She requests that you put “AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa” in the Subject Line. She’ll prepare a compilation for us to post here as an auto-responder file. Thanks Jan!
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FREE MISSIONS MAGAZINES

You simply can’t beat the price on these Berry Publishing offers. Bill Bberry4215ataoldotcom  (Bberry4215ataoldotcom)   is offering Into All The World (the annual Great Commission Opportunities Handbook, 52 pages long), and Short-Term Missions Today (84 pages long) to churches, schools, mission agencies and other groups. He only asks that you cover the “out-of-pocket” shipping & handling costs of getting these issues to you and that you request at least 10 copies total (mix & match is fine). To order, contact Bill at the email address above or write Bill Berry, Publisher, PO Box 40519, Pasadena CA 91114 or fax him in the USA at 626-798-8582. He pledges immediate shipment.
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INSTITUTE FOR CHURCH MISSIONS LEADERS (ICML)

graduation cap Looking for a seminary level course for local church missions? Now you’ve got it. It’s happening June 4 – 8 at Grand Rapids Baptist Seminary, Grand Rapids, Michigan. Organizers call it practical and in-depth, aimed at helping local church leaders develop a Strategy. Presenters will share 30 hours on Biblical basis, purpose, vision, values, strategic planning, policy development, current issues and trends, and the role of church leaders in missions. The cost is $355 including registration, materials, lunch and snacks, and lodging on campus. Participants can garner three hours of graduate credit for an extra fee. For more information, contact David 102100dot2020atcompuservedotcom  (102100dot2020atcompuservedotcom)  .
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MEDIA SYMPOSIUM IN NASHVILLE

Did you know there’s a Divine Conspiracy to employ your skills as a media professional and impact world cultures as yet unreached by the Gospel? And you thought it would take a seminary degree or a clerical collar or at least a passing grade in Sunday School. Not so! Or you thought it would take years of jungle survival and language training or crocodile-wrestling expertise. Not so! MediaPOST presents a Nashville Symposium for media professionals. Learn how you can do something significant with your God-given talents, your media skill set, in a cross-cultural setting. Come join them at The Foundry in Nashville on Thursday afternoon, January 27th. The excitement begins at 4:30 pm and goes to 7:30 with a break for catered food. Get the full details at http://www.mediapost.org/symposium.html.
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BECOME A TESOL TEACHER WITH MUSLIM STUDENT PRACTICUM!

This 4 week intensive course will be held in the Southern Philippines, with on-the-job-training among Muslim students at a local university. The dates are April 24 – May 20, 2000. The cost can’t be beat–only 400 US dollars which includes board, lodging, books, resources, teacher’s fees, and registration cost. 10,000 RP Pesos for Philippine citizens. The course will equip you to teach conversational English to non- English speakers. A certificate from the University of Nations will be awarded upon successful completion of the course. For more info. email Jurene pjmbreidatjmfdotorgdotph  (pjmbreidatjmfdotorgdotph)   or write: QCCPO 1415, 1154 Quezon City, Philipppines, or call (Philippine #): 011-6349-411-1784.
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READY FOR A FILM CHANGE?

graduation capAre you ready to change the world through film? Has God given you a passion to impact the movie industry? Do you desire to learn about directing, writing and production? Then the School of Digital Filmmaking (Com #232) is for you! The next school starts the end of April 2000. For questions or comments write svpatuofndotedu  (svpatuofndotedu)   or visit their web page at http://www.uofnkona.edu. Master the art of visual story-telling to communicate the message of Jesus Christ!
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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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WHAT IN THE WORLD IS BRIGADA?

Brigada Logo Brigada, pronounced “bree-GAH-dah” (rhymes with armada), is the rough equivalent of a “brigade” — in Russian, Spanish, Portuguese, Albanian and even Filipino! Founded 25 January 1995 (but made public on 21 March 1995), the idea is to stand side by side to pass buckets of hope for those most in need of Christ’s eternal message! Check out nearly 5 years of weekly back issues at http://www.brigada.org. See recent back issues and links at http://www.eGroups.com/list/brigada-today. Brigada Today is compiled by Doug Lucas DLucasatteamexpansiondotorg  (DLucasatteamexpansiondotorg)  , Louisville, KY.
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A CHANCE FOR STRUGGLING ARTISTS

Brigada Logo Don’t miss out on a chance to be featured as the creator of the new Brigada logo. For the full story, send a message to logoatbrigadadotorg  (logoatbrigadadotorg)  . Please help us pass the word! Think globally. We think it would be great if the winning logo came from the hand of a 13-year-old MK in Mongolia or a retired net-savvy national from Nairobi.
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BRIGADAFEST TO PROVIDE PLANNING HELPS FOR CHURCHES

Brigada Logo If your church is hoping to share Christ’s hope and message with a previously untold people group, head on over to http://www.teamexpansion.org and click on the BrigadaFest info to learn more about a Feb. 3-5 event called BrigadaFest. Bring your missions committee and get the skinny on how to make a long-term difference. Write AKeeranatTeamExpansiondotorg  (AKeeranatTeamExpansiondotorg)   for more info.
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AD2000 RELEASES DECEMBER JP2000 UPDATE

Joshua Project 2000 logo Dan the man is still pressing on. As we turned the corner on the final year of the Joshua Project 2000 campaign, he wrote us last week with an update on the ground we still have to cover in these final 12 months, if we’re going to succeed in launching “a church for every people.”

  • Peoples on active JP list – 1594
  • Peoples on active JP list no Church of 100 reported – 1117
  • Peoples on active JP list no reported on-site Church Planting team – 539
  • Peoples on active JP list not targeted – 197

So if I’m reading correctly, to succeed in the JP2000 thrust, we would have to launch, at a minimum, some 1117 new churches by this December 31st. Yikes. gulp Hold onto your seats. We need more power, Scotty. :-) On the other hand, even if we don’t succeed in launching those 1100 or so churches, if we could at least get the final couple of hundred groups “claimed”, then, even if we can’t say “a church for every people,” at least we could say we have a “church-planting initiative for every people.” Trouble is, it seems we’re making precious little progress on that list. As of last August, there were 194 groups “untargeted” . . . and now, presumably because of polishing up the database, we still have 197. At BrigadaFest 2000, we’ll lift up those specific groups for prayer… but it seems if we’re going to remain true to our goals, the year 2000 is going to have to be a banner year for “adoptions.” To receive a copy of the “untargeted” list, send a simple blank email to untargetedatbrigadadotorg  (untargetedatbrigadadotorg)   and our autoresponder will send you the 12K file.

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WHICH IS THE BEST SEARCH ENGINE… REALLY

If you’re curious about which search engine has the fastest performance, there is a librarian in Montana ready to help you. Check out his web site at http://www.notess.com/search. The creator, Greg R. Notess, has assembled statistical reports on the best search sites on the Web. The winner as of the end of November was Northern Light and Fast Search. AltaVista and Google! weren’t far behind. Lately, I seem to be using Fast Search for more and more of my searches. Try it at http://www.alltheweb.com.
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MISSIONS ARTICLES ON THE WEB

WebWatch Thanks to Grace for assembling a miscellaneous collection of missions articles ready for your perusal on the Web. In this 5k file, she provides links at various missions sites on topics ranging from the missionary call all the way to staying strong in the Lord on the field. To receive her file via our auto responder, just send a blank mail to missions-articlesatbrigadadotorg  (missions-articlesatbrigadadotorg)  .
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FREE WEBSITE HOSTING SERVICE

WebWatch PeopleTeams.org is a new, free, Internet hosting service established just for fostering people group advocacy. Launched in October 1999, some 80 teams had signed on by the beginning of the new year. Team leaders and strategy coordinators are invited to request a free website by visiting http://www.peopleteams.org and click on “Request a Free Website.” Options include requesting that PeopleTeams.org host the site or link to an existing site. Each team needs to publish their own site, but PeopleTeams.org is set up to host it for free (up to 10 megabytes) and does not plan to ever run advertisements on the site. The site is supported by a Great Commission Christian group that wants to foster a team environment for advocacy, reachable via email at peopleteamsathotmaildotcom  (peopleteamsathotmaildotcom)  . In case you’re interested, we refused to feature this site until we were sure who was running it — and we can indeed vouch for the character of the person behind it. What we’re not clear about yet is whether or not the host understands how much work this could eventually bring about for his staff! :-) For now, however, the site is essentially acting as a signpost directing people to outlying sites on other servers. Once the staff gets into publishing pages for those who are requesting actual hosting, we’re not clear on how it can go forward. Either way, it’s worth a look.
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HOW DO YOU HELP ALCOHOLICS ON YOUR FIELD?

Carl carveratspersaoaxacadotcomdotmx  (carveratspersaoaxacadotcomdotmx)   wants to know. He’ll assemble the collection of responses and make it available to us all here on Brigada. He serves in the Oaxaca region of Mexico and is looking for any and all programs that have worked in your area — maybe something similar to AA?
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INSURANCE FOR YOUR MISSIONARY OR MISSION

Passport To Ministry (SM) is international insurance protection for travelers with a mission! This exclusive coverage offered by Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Company is a policy that will fill the gaps in coverage that your current policies have while you are traveling outside the United States. It provides protection against lawsuits – even auto lawsuits, and includes workers compensation, medical assistance protection like emergency medical evacuations and travel services such as evacuations due to political instability and many more! Passport To Ministry was designed to cover sponsors (churches, mission agencies, denominations etc.) and the short-term mission groups and long-term missionaries they send outside the U.S. It can also cover tour groups, like those traveling to the Holy Land or students studying abroad. Check it out at http://www.brotherhoodmutual.com or, if you’re in the USA or have Net2Phone, call Karen toll free at 800-876-4994 x519.
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ANGIE’S STORY

Need ideas for using testimonies in outreach, either on the web or live and in person? Check out the story of Angie in … http://www.brigada.org/today/articles/testimony.html This is the imaginary story of a student, written in three ways to illustrate the importance of targeting a testimony towards non- Christians – only two are evangelistic. There is an online feedback page for you to add your own comments and suggest how you would have written it. The page is also downloadable as a Rich Text File and is royalty-free for any print magazine to use. Thanks to Tony for his ongoing efforts to help make the web a place for others to find hope. (By the way, he’s looking for folks to translate this page (or even the whole Web Evangelism Guide which it is a part of) into another language. Any takers? If so, write him directly at tonyatsoondotorgdotuk  (tonyatsoondotorgdotuk)  .
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“ETERNITY” MILLENNIUM CELEBRATION

If you saw the televised spectacular fireworks on Sydney Harbour Bridge, and noticed the word ‘Eternity’ projected onto the bridge, you might have wondered about its meaning. Tony pointed us to the full story, which is available for reprint in any print publication at: http://www.sydney-christian.net/articles/eternity.html
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SPIRITUAL TRAINING FOR GOLDEN-AGERS

Calling all middle-agers, early retirees, retirees, and seniors! Check out Ambassadors For Christ. This program, part of Youth With A Mission, is a short introduction to the heart of God and His desire to reach all peoples with the message of salvation. The program will run from March 6-23 at the beautiful YWAM base located near Trinidad, Colorado. Individuals will be challenged to

  1. know God more intimately,
  2. take time to look inward and experience inner healing,
  3. discover Spiritual gifts,
  4. learn how to discover God’s will for their lives, and
  5. understand Christ’s heart and His call to the Great Commission.

For more information contact ywamatywamcoloradodotorg  (ywamatywamcoloradodotorg)   or click to http://www.ywamcolorado.org.

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SEND YOUR IRANIAN BELIEVER FRIENDS

Here’s a chance for your Iranian friends (believers) to polish their outreach skills. The Iranian Bible School will begin the Spring 2000 semester on Feb 5th. The Iranian Bible School provides biblical, theological, vocational, and educational training for Iranian pastors, missionaries, church planters, and other church leaders. Classes are taught in Farsi. The purpose of IBS is to equip these leaders for effective and meaningful service among Iranians worldwide. For further information contact persianwoatcsidotcom  (persianwoatcsidotcom)   or visit http://farsinet.com/ibs/.
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WEBWATCH: INDONESIANS REACHING OUT TO THE WORLD

WebWatch Check out the attempts of several Indonesians in their efforts to reach the world with an evangelistic website at http://www.GW2i.com. This is an “Indonesian mega directory.” There’s also information on indigenous people, latest news about Indonesia, and country’s/provinces statistics.
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Y2K WINDFALL

Jon jon_ekbladatwritemedotcom  (jon_ekbladatwritemedotcom)   wrote this past week suggesting that maybe some folks might want to check with their overly- zealous friends to see if they can round up any “post-Y2K” survival gear (water filters and such?). You might try mailing it to your favorite missionary. Let Jon know if you hit the jackpot so he can say “I told you so.” . :-)
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FROM THE “YET ANOTHER MARKETING SCHEME” DEPT.

Tom says we ought to have a look at http://www.AdSaver.com, where you can set up to receive ads, emailed to you direct. (Everybody’s dream, right? :-) The thing is, through special software, Tom says the company shows you the ads as a screensaver. Reportedly, you earn money for each ad it displays, regardless of whether or not you are watching the monitor at the time! On top of that, there’s a referral program that pays $10 for every new sign-up you net them. What’ll they think of next.
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SEEKING POST-WAR CONVERSION TESTIMONIES

Were you converted during World War I or II or during some other conflict, or know someone who was? If so, Pete petermillatyahoodotcom  (petermillatyahoodotcom)   wants to know. He’s producing an illustrated book of servicemen who found Christ during wartime. He’s seeking to encourage Servicemen throughout the world with these stories of Gods grace. Contact Pete if you can help.
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WHICH VIDEO WOULD YOU SUGGEST?

movie camera Suppose you knew a missionary coming back for home service. Suppose she was looking for a short video with music and pictures of people from all over the world. She wasn’t wanting interviews or promotions for any one particular project or organization. Suppose she was wanting to have it as a visual aid that speaks volumes, to open and touch hearts to become more involved in missions by going, giving or praying. Suppose she was looking for something about 5-12 minutes long, already done. What would you recommend? I know where I’d send her. But what would you say? If you’ve got a suggestion, send it to Renee’ jer2911athotmaildotcom  (jer2911athotmaildotcom)  , with the phrase, “Missionary Video” in the subject line of your email. Renee’, the only catch is, we want to see a copy of that list once you’ve assembled it, okay? :-) Now… for my suggestion, I’d send her to Good News Productions for a copy of “Everybody Needs Jesus” and “The Other Side of the World.” Both are upbeat, about 5 minutes long, lots of pictures, totally music, and very gripping, and cost only $9.95 each. For more info, write gnpiatgnpidotorg  (gnpiatgnpidotorg)   or, if calling from the USA or via Net2Phone, call 800-457-GNPI.
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AFRICAN AMERICAN MISSIONS RESEARCH

Jim jimsatveidotnet  (jimsatveidotnet)   is searching for volunteer research assistants willing to clip or to copy articles in newspapers and journals regarding African American issues in global missions, theology, cross-cultural missionaries, etc. Visit his site beforehand at http://www.ReconciliationNetwork.org for a brief orientation.
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MISSIONS OPPORTUNITIES FOR AFRICAN AMERICANS AND OTHERS

If you’re interested in a short-term mission trip (particularly, but certainly not exclusively African Americans) to serve the Ugandan church, find complete information on costs, travel needs, etc., at http://www.ReconciliationNetwork.org.
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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)  
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*and many other occasional contributors too numerous to mention!
But thanks for working together! That’s the dream of Brigada!

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WHAT IN THE WORLD IS BRIGADA?

Brigada Logo Brigada, pronounced “bree-GAH-dah” (rhymes with armada), is the rough equivalent of a “brigade” — in Russian, Spanish, Portuguese, Albanian and even Filipino! Founded 25 January 1995 (but made public on 21 March 1995), the idea is to stand side by side to pass buckets of hope for those most in need of Christ’s eternal message! Check out nearly 5 years of weekly back issues at http://www.brigada.org. See recent back issues and links at http://www.eGroups.com/list/brigada-today. Brigada Today is compiled by Doug Lucas DLucasatteamexpansiondotorg  (DLucasatteamexpansiondotorg)  , Louisville, KY.
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BRIGADA LOGO CONTEST

Brigada Logo You’re invited to help design a new Brigada logo for our web page, brochures, displays, etc. Use your imagination… the sky’s the limit. Just submit your logo as a tif, gif or jpg file by uploading it at this site: http://www.egroups.com/docvault/brigada-today/logo Be sure to also upload an ASCII txt file (use the same name but append “-text” to the file name) noting your name, organization or company, email address and any specifics of your proposal. The winning logo artist will be credited on the Brigada logo page throughout the entire year 2000 — at http://www.brigada.org. Artwork will be judged on the basis of its clarity and ability to convey a message in keeping with Brigada‘s ethos. All those submitting artwork will be recognized in a future Brigada Today, regardless of whether or not their particular artwork is chosen. Deadline for submitting work: Feb 29th, 2000. So “leap into action!” :-) Thanks for your help in advancing the Brigada family!
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IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO REGISTER FOR BRIGADAFEST

Brigada Logo Where else can you catch Adopt-a-people Clearinghouse, AD2000 & Beyond, Caleb Project, Antioch Network, Interdev, Team Expansion, unreached people tracks like Friends of Bosnia and Kosovo Action Partnership, missions-active churches and more all under one roof!?! Browse over to http://www.teamexpansion.org and click on the BrigadaFest info to find out how to get started. The date is Feb. 3-5 — so you’d better get cruisin’! If you snooze you lose. Bring your missions committee — because BrigadaFest is your ticket to adopting an unreached people group. If you aren’t web-connected, email Angela AKeeranatTeamExpansiondotorg  (AKeeranatTeamExpansiondotorg)   or fax her at 502-297-9823 in the USA. Be patient. Her machine is a busy little guy these days. :-)
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DESPERATELY DEFINING MISSIOLOGY

Got a clear definition of the word missiology? Bertist bcrigoataoldotcom  (bcrigoataoldotcom)   would like to know. Send it to him and, Bertist, in 10 days or so, please drop us a note with your finalized version. Thanks!
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TRY THE “BIGZOO” FOR GREAT PHONE RATES

telephone Macon, from New Tribes Mission, highly recommends http://www.bigzoo.com for your USA- originated long-distance needs. They charge just 3.9 cents per minute and according to Macon, the service is clear as a bell. Furthermore, you can track your statement using the web. You do have to pay a .55 cent fee if calling from a pay phone. But from anywhere else it is .039 cents a minute. Note that this service requires you to dial a toll-free number each time you make a long-distance call. Also, you have to use it at least once every six months to keep it active. Calling to/from Hawaii and Alaska is more. Overseas calls are more too — but still relatively inexpensive. Check it out! Thanks Macon!
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ADOPT-A-VILLAGE YIELDS BIG-TIME FRUIT

During the first eighteen months of a new unique and focused Bible Listening effort in India, over 1,200 new believers have been baptized. Paul, with Adopt-A- Village, reports that a unique method of supervised Bible listening among largely non-literate village people is meeting one of the largest challenges facing the Christian church today: how to give non-readers access to the content of Scripture itself. For more information about how your missions agency can become involved, contact Paul aavatmilldotnet  (aavatmilldotnet)  .
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INSTITUTE OF ISLAMIC STUDIES 2000

Want to study Islam in the 1040 Window? Try the April 10th – June 2nd sessions at Asia Pacific Theological Seminary in Baguio City, Philippines. The 8-week intensive Institute features a distinctive emphasis on spiritual preparation for ministry within and to the Muslim World. Instructors include Dr. Jim Bennett, Dr. Robert Douglas, Harry Morin, Vivienne Stacey, Dr. Don McCurry, Dr. Phil Parshall and Faouzi Arzouni. Qualified participants may earn up to 9 graduate credits toward their masters level program. The registration deadline is March 01, 2000. For more info, write aptsatxcdotorg  (aptsatxcdotorg)  .
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LOOKING FOR A WHEELED CARRY-ON FOR YOUR LAPTOP?

laptop computerHave you noticed that several airlines are now cracking down on carry-on sizing? Yikes. gulp You’d think we were criminals, trying to smuggle drugs on board or something. They stop us at the top of the jetway and say something like, “What in the world are you thinking? You want to take that elephant-sized bag on-board our jet! Here — let us check it for you…” and before you know it, there goes your laptop, whisked out of your hands, headed for the frozen nose of a pointed metro-commuter jump-jet. Well I’ve had enough of it. This past week, I did some research on the web to determine the maximum size for which I’d be arrested at the gate. :-) (Okay… maybe I’m exaggerating a tad.) Then I started shopping. I checked with Targus, Port, Samsonite, and a zillion other names. I finally splurged with the “Samsonite Wheeled Notebook case”, Samsonite item #141111465. It’s just a hair above the minimalist 9×14 requirement that the roughest airlines are enforcing. My Dell Inspiron (with the 14.1″ screen) fits neatly within the padded laptop pocket, with space left over inside the deep cavity for all my toothbrush gear and a change of clothes or two, . . . and even the obligatory pair of soccer cleats. (Don’t leave home without ’em!) There are a couple of front pockets for cell phones and PDAs, the in-line skate wheel system to save your back and a retractable handle to buzz you down the hall at O’Hair. Or is it… O’Hare. Anyway… I found the best price (I think) at USA-based Best Buy (888-237-8289, 24 hrs/day, 7 days/week), their item 3625125. Those ordering from outside the USA might be able to get a USA-based friend to buy it and ship it to them. I can’t wait to look that next space-happy flight attendant in the eye. “Go ahead… Make my day.” :-)
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HELP FOR THOSE INVOLVED IN MISSIONARY PREPARATION

Brigada autoresponderNow you can get a free list of helpful links for missionary candidate preparation, thanks to Grace gracewatidmaildotcom  (gracewatidmaildotcom)   and her awesome compiling capability. (Thanks Grace!) Just send a blank email to: candidate-prepatbrigadadotorg  (candidate-prepatbrigadadotorg)   and the 4K file will be sent immediately to your inbox by our faithful and loyal computer robot (thanks to Bob Mayhew and his effective programming skills! Thanks Bob!).
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A GLOBAL GLIMPSE TAKE OF TWO CITIES

world globe A Turkish family in Europe accepted Christ while listening to a gospel radio broadcast. Anxious about how to break the news of his salvation to his Muslim parents in Turkey, the husband wrote to Trans World Radio for advice. The counselor who read that letter had received another note from an elderly couple in Turkey, explaining how they had received Christ as a result of gospel radio broadcasts. Noting the two letter writers had the same last name, the counselor realized the man in Europe would have no trouble explaining his salvation to his parents. They had accepted Christ at about the same time as their son.
(Source: Dec. 18, 1999 ADVANCE Newsletter, Kainos Press. http://www.brigada.org)
Global Glimpse is compiled by John Hanna, Caleb Project, Littleton, CO.
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MUSIC FOR THE CROSS-CULTURED

musical notes Interested in effectively using music in your cross-cultural work? Take a week of training in Applied Ethnomusicology through the Center for Intercultural Training International in N. Carolina. The course provides the philosophy and tools for cross-cultural music ministry and can be taken by anyone interested in music and missions, even without formal musical training. Topics to be covered include research, planning and strategies for music ministry; music workshops; strategies for developing and disseminating indigenous Christian music; and more. The second part of the week will focus on the specific areas of the world that the students are interested in, so some of the content will be “tailor-made” to the needs of each student. The course will be offered twice this year through CITI, March 27-31 and October 23-27. For more info, check out “Ethnic Music” at http://www.worship-arts-network.com or go to the class website at http://www.citi.org.
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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!
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