Daily Archives: 2000/06/18

20000618 Brigada Today

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A FREE PLACE TO STAY, AND AN EXCELLENT FUND-RAISING SYSTEM

mobilehome Christian Host Home International is a Christian-owned membership organization designed to provide a network of Christians who desire to both practice and utilize Christian hospitality. You may never have to pay for lodging again. Once a member, a person is able to request free lodging at another member’s home, anywhere in the world. The first- year’s membership is $50, with a $30 annual renewal charge. The system is also a fundraiser. Members who refer others to join receive $10 for each referral, or their charity of choice will receive $20 for each referral. For details, click to http://www.christianhosthome.com. Thanks for the tip, Art pulisatrmidotnet  (pulisatrmidotnet)  !
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BRIGADA – A GREAT WAY TO LEARN JAPANESE

Brigada Logo :-) Okay… so maybe not. Several Brigada participants asked why in the world they had to load Japanese language support to read last week’s Brigada Today. The honest answer is . . . no one knows for sure. EGroups has taken responsibility, for the most part, and they’ve assured us it was a one- time glitch. So maybe this week you’ll be able to load Hungarian? :-) Either way, sorry for the inconvenience . . . but honest . . . it wasn’t my idea! :-)
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FROM THE “JANET RENO DIDN’T SAY IT” DEPT.

OPC logo In case anyone forwards you the email accusing Janet Reno of referring to Christians as “cultists”, just send them to http://urbanlegends.about.com/science/urbanlegends/library Tack on these letters to the end of the URL above: /blreno.htm?once=true& and you’ll find the page that squelches that rumor. It’s just a rumor.
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ANOTHER STEP TO SAFEGUARD YOUR PC FROM TROJANS

virus Want to safeguard your PC all the more from Trojan “worms” (such as the “I love you” ‘virus’)? See http://www.pc-help.org/security/scrap.htm for the full discussion. The long and the short of it is that you need to make a couple of extensions visible that, by default, aren’t! You have to remove the NeverShowExt values from these keys:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ShellScrap
HKEY_LOCAL_ACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\DocShortcut

As an additional step, if you have a virus scanner (you do have a virus scanner don’t you?), add the .SHS and .SHB extensions to its list of program files. This way your scanner is more likely to spot them as they surface. McAfee and several others have a means to do this. If you’re really paranoid, you can disable scrap objects by one or both of these means: Alter or remove both file types in the File Types dialog. (Open an Explorer window, and select View… Options… and the File Types tab. Look for Shell Scrap Object and Shortcut to Document.) To disable scrap files very thoroughly (this is the way I did it), remove or rename the shscrap.dll file in your System folder. Search your hard drive(s) and see if you have any scrap object files hanging about. Who knows what might turn up? (Thanks to the folks at PC-Magazine for this tip!) If you’re really paranoid, you can always get BlackICE Defender ( http://www.netice.com ) or ZoneAlarm ( http://www.zonelabs.com ) to help you watch your Internet back. :-)

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ONLINE TRANSLATOR

If you speak English as a second language and need help with English language sites – or if you need help with sites in other languages – check the online translation interface: http://www.brigada.org/today/articles/translator.html
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LOOKING FOR MISSIONARY CARE / DEBRIEF CENTERS IN U.S.A.

Sharen is looking for info about places that help returning missionary’s process through their experiences and make the transition from field-living to home-country living, or just get counseling from experienced counselors in the U.S.A. She’s willing to collect this info and make the list available to the Brigada family in the future. Please send your information to her at sjedenatpoboxdotcom  (sjedenatpoboxdotcom)  . Thanks!
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GET INFO ON INSURANCE… FAST

Brigada autoresponder Need info. on insurance programs in the USA? Just write to insuranceatbrigadadotorg  (insuranceatbrigadadotorg)   and the 14K file will be sent your way for free! Thanks Ken!
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MOTIVATING LANGUAGE STUDENTS

The French dept of a satellite education center is seeking to motivate American high-school students in language study. What better emphasis than that of communicating for Christ in missions? Please email Joy jemc1129athotmaildotcom  (jemc1129athotmaildotcom)   with any info relevant to francophone/other missions (cross-cultural life, language-learning stories, photos, tips for preparing now). Perhaps missionary kids could respond on topics such as multi-cultural households, local schooling, unusual/funny experiences, favorite pastimes.
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WORLD CHRISTIAN IS LOOKING FOR WRITERS

pencil writing on paperHighlight the needs of unreached people groups or get on your soapbox about a missions/evangelism topic. Submit profiles of unreached people groups (400-500 words) and commentary pieces (700-800 words) for upcoming issues. If selected, your submission can earn you $55 and will be read by 30,000 readers. Please e-mail Phillip huberphilataoldotcom  (huberphilataoldotcom)   for details on submitting and deadlines.
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