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TEACH TESL FROM YOUR HOME COMPUTER

WebWatch Sojourners Ministries wishes to announce its new opportunity for the English-speaking Church to teach English as a Second Language (ESL) from the security of their home computer. Sojourners is now seeking Institutions (churches, colleges or community groups) who desire to make their faith real and practical. Please visit http://www.cyberesl.org for more details. The password “general” (without the quote marks of course) will provide access to the Professors’ Menu. There are 10 levels of instructions for students and teachers, ranging from the very beginner to the advanced. ESL curriculum, training and support will be provided. Now the Church can touch the world for Jesus by using their home computer as a ministry center! Contact the director by email at directoratcyberesldotorg  (directoratcyberesldotorg)  .
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MISSION FRONTIERS HAS GREAT MAPS/CHARTS FOR FREE!

10/40 windowIf you haven’t stopped by http://www.missionfrontiers.org lately, now’s the time. Click on the “read latest issue” button and check out the “free charts and maps” link near the bottom. You’ll be amazed at what you can read in PDF format! Great stuff. Thanks Mission Frontiers!
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URBANA 2000 STUDENT MISSION CONVENTION

calendar Thousands of college students and recent alumni will worship, pray, and explore one of the world’s largest missions fairs. Urbana 2000, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship’s nineteenth triennial student mission convention, is December 27-31, 2000 at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Visit their online hub for students exploring missions at http://www.urbana.org or email them at Urbana2000ativcfdotorg  (Urbana2000ativcfdotorg)   or call 608-274-9001. Register by July 31, 2000 and save $20US!
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ANOTHER EMAIL HOAX

OPC logo If you receive an email from a “North Carolina State Bar”, just delete it. It’s a hoax. To get the BrigadaOPC Protocol” to help prevent the spreading of these ever-growing trojans, send a note to opcatbrigadadotorg  (opcatbrigadadotorg)   and receive the 3K reply file as a free return in your inbox.
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THE REENTRY TEAM: CARING FOR YOUR RETURNING MISSIONARIES

book It will soon be here! This book by Neal Pirolo (author of Serving as Senders) addresses this much neglected, yet greatly needed area of missionary care. This new book available through Emmaus Road International gives us a thoughtful study on how to care for returning missionaries. Included in the book are Biblical foundations for reentry care, 70 stories from returning missionaries, a “For Further Action” section after each story to help care for missionaries you might know, and a resource section for further information. The release date for the book is early August 2000. For substantial savings on pre-publication-pre- paid orders for this much anticipated resource, please go to http://www.eri.org/new.htm#3 or email ERI at emmaus_roadateridotorg  (emmaus_roadateridotorg)  .
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INFO. ON MISSIONARY TRAINING FOR LATINOS

The findings of a forum on Missionary Training for Latinos is now available. This forum was designed to identify the most effective way to provide missionary training for Latinos in a contextualized setting that meets their needs, style of learning and cultural particulars. The topics addressed are: General Training Ideas, The Target Group, The Local Church, Character Development, Curriculum, Practical Training, and Resources. Please visit the web site for the summaries of the research as well as all the individual articles at http://www.egroups.com/files/missionary_forum/. For more info, write Patty PLTolandatjunodotcom  (PLTolandatjunodotcom)  .
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TRAIN IN TESOL

graduation cap A TESOL workshop (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) will be held in Jerusalem this September! If you’re interested in being trained as an English teacher you’ll need this one- month training course to give you the tools you need for the job, no matter where in the world you’re heading. Exact schedule is for September 4th – 29th, 2000 at :Jerusalem, Israel. For more information please contact Porter at: tesolatgalacticommdotorg  (tesolatgalacticommdotorg)  .
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DESTINATION 2000 IN KALAMAZOO HITS ROADBLOCK

not symbol The “Destination 2000” seminar for Calvary Bible Church in Kalamazoo, Michigan on October 13-14 has been temporarily cancelled. It will probably be rescheduled. For details see http://www.CalvaryBibleChurch.org.
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MISSIONS HUB FOR STUDENTS: URBANA.ORG

WebWatch Sponsored by InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, http://www.urbana.org is a place where students and others can grapple with mission and God’s will, meet others, talk to missionaries, discover guidance resources and avenues of training as well as be challenged by global needs. Also, get information on the Urbana 2000 Student Mission Convention, December 27-31, 2000 at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. For more information, Email them at Urbana2000ativcfdotorg  (Urbana2000ativcfdotorg)   or call 608-274-9001. Register by July 31, 2000 and save $20US!
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PREPARE TO TEACH THE BIBLE FROM YOUR HOME

Bible Grace Notes is now distributing Segment One of the EQUIP series of Bible study training materials. There are 27 lesson files, and these will be distributed to subscribers by email, two lessons per week. To subscribe (free), write to Warren Doug wdoudatbgadotcom  (wdoudatbgadotcom)  . If you prefer, Warren can send the complete course to you in a single file, either Microsoft Word 6.0 or Adobe Acrobat (PDF). The file will be sent to you as an e-mail attachment. If you would like that, specify in your e-mail message the type of file you want. EQUIP studies are published by Village Ministries International (VMI), the organization which sponsors Grace Notes. EQUIP is a study program developed by VMI that is designed to assist the new student of the Word of God not only to understand the significance and depth of God’s Word but also to aid in the development of the spiritual life. There’s more info at the Grace Notes web site: http://www.realtime.net/~wdoud/
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“EAT THE CORN, LEAVE THE COB”

corn on the cob That’s what we say about the Internet. Just because you read something in Brigada Today, it doesn’t mean it’s law! Maybe we didn’t even have time to verify the link! (We don’t have any full-time staff!) I had a teacher who always told me, “Eat the corn and leave the cob.” The rough translation is — if you can use any of this stuff, have at it. If you can’t, ask for your money back. :-)
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MEDICAL MISSIONS CONFERENCE AT SOUTHEAST

syringe Mark your calendars now! November 17-18, 2000 – a full two-day medical mission conference to be held for the fifth time in Louisville, Kentucky, at Southeast Christian Church. This conference is designed to introduce you to the field of medical missions if you have never before participated; yet strengthen you, encourage you, and deepen your medical and spiritual knowledge if you have participated as either a short-term participant or as a career missionary. How? By offering 37 workshops for missionaries, physicians, dentists, nurses, pharmacists, physician assistants, students, and spouses with families interested in participating on the mission field through one of eleven tracks offered at the conference. GO to the website now: www.medicalmissions.com and get the details for the conference. Register online and give your opinion regarding future conferences through the questionnaire on the website. They look forward to seeing you in November.
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FREE HOUSING VIA HOSPITALITY UNITS

Check it out at http://www.christianhospitality.com.
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