Monthly Archives: September 2000

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NEW MISSION HANDBOOK

book Orders are now being taken for the new Mission Handbook 2001-2003. The volume will be delivered from the printer shortly. This indispensable 18th edition is 584 pages long and is $49.95. Edited by John A. Siewert and Dotsey Welliver, this standard reference provides updated missions agency addresses, phone and fax numbers, and essays from Luis Bush, Scott Moreau, and others. Contact the Evangelism and Missions Information Service, P.O. Box 794, Wheaton, IL 60189. You can also fax credit card orders to 630-752-7155. Please provide your name as it appears on the card, account number, expiration date, and whether using Visa or Mastercard.
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CHURCH MULTIPLICATION TRAINING ON CD-ROM

cd-rom Church multiplication specialist, George Patterson, has put a life-time of experience into a CD-ROM, as an interactive e-textbook, in the form of a fast-paced novel, with graphics, sounds, pop-ups, skill learning scores and more (30MB). For Windows 95+ with a version for Windows 3. Suitable for training courses and near or distance mentoring. Text in colloquial American English. See samples at http://www.westernseminary.edu/mrg/dn/ or write to George at disciplenationsatservants-incdotorg  (disciplenationsatservants-incdotorg)  . Thanks to Galen for the info.!!! Sounds very interesting! I’ve already written for more info!
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30 DAYS MUSLIM PRAYER FOCUS

praying hands It’s coming soon! The worldwide 30 Days Muslim Prayer Focus, and the ninth annual “10/40 Window” project! Millions participate every year. It’s slated for Nov 27 to Dec 26, 2000. For more information, click to http://www.ywam.org/prayer/30daysmuslim.html. New 52-page booklets will start shipping mid-October and can be ordered by emailing wcnatxcdotorg  (wcnatxcdotorg)   or calling (in the USA or via Net2phone) 888-926-6397, or faxing 719-380-0936.
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GRAND OPENING OF MISSIONS MEMORIAL & GARDENS

The International Missionary Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA opens the Missions Memorial & Gardens on November 10-12, with the highlight being the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church. The primary purpose of the Missions Memorial is to depict the personal sacrifice that so many have made for the advancement of the gospel. The museum will consist of 10,000 square feet of photographs, artifacts, renderings, films, and five acres of Memorial Gardens. Please visit their website for more information at http://www.missionary.net or e-mail imcatmissionarydotnet  (imcatmissionarydotnet)  . Please contact Cathy or Evie with questions or comments 918-459-0431.
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TENTMAKER TRAINING: STILL TIME!

graduation cap There’s still time to register for “Light to the Nations” – Oct. 25-29. Discover the power of tentmaking during 4 1/2 days of intensive training in integrating work and witness to reach least reached peoples. Designed for investigating or going, the program helps you prepare to be effective overseas. Topics include Biblical/contemporary rationale, international job market, job acquisition, workplace evangelism, evangelistic Bible studies, church planting, cross-cultural bonding, team building, and home church relationship. Program cost is only $100 for singles, $150 for couples. Inexpensive housing/meals are available at the US Center for World Mission. To register or learn more, go to http://www.globalopps.org/training.htm or email ltnatglobaloppsdotorg  (ltnatglobaloppsdotorg)   tel. 626-398-2393.
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MISSIONS RESOURCES INFORMATION

Looking for Missions Resources in different languages? Here are over 150 sources for Bibles, Books, Tracts and Videos. This list is now on the web at http://www.esbc.com/missionsresources.html For more info, email David_BaptistatHotmaildotcom  (David_BaptistatHotmaildotcom)  
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WEB-WATCH: OUTREACH TO WAVE-RUNNERS

WebWatch So how do we reach the 1 million or so seamen, . . . those who spend the majority of their lives at sea? Check out http://www.seafarers-ministry.de for one approach.
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FREE ONLINE BIBLE

Bible Thanks to Dave for pointing us to http://www.bible.org where readers can find a free “net Bible” available for personal use, ready for downloading. The author of the site (Joe Head, apparently) is reportedly on the hunt for good “machine translators” to release to qualified nationals for proofing. If you have a lead, write him at: headatbibledotorg  (headatbibledotorg)  .
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MOST COMPRENSIVE BOOK SEARCH

books Thanks to Jim and Laurie (who have established and operate a public Christian library in Prague, Czech Republic) for the referral to www.bookfinder.com, which searches over 20,000 booksellers world-wide (including all the on-line booksellers) with 20 million volumes (both used and new books) to seek out the best deals and those hard-to-find volumes! Thanks Jim and Laurie! Thanks, too, to Kui for pointing us to http://missionsbookstore.com, a site with pointers to several major languages.
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A 2ND CALL FOR MUSICIANS & ARTISTS

Grace gcwacathotmaildotcom  (gcwacathotmaildotcom)   was apparently having trouble with her email setup when she recently asked that musicians and artists contact her. If you would like to be connected with those who are praying for these kinds of opportunities, just send her the name of your mission/ministry, your contact info, (especially your email address), your vision statement, and what you are looking for in terms of musicians and artists – ie. potential roles, etc. , and also include possible locations where they might be sent. Don’t forget to indicate whether or not you’re interested in having this information posted on the web site: www.skyfamily.com/gracew/index9.html or www.skyfamily.com/gracew/index62.html. If security is an issue and you don’t want the info on the site, but would like to have referrals, just say so and she’ll honor your request.
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IF YOU’RE INTERESTED IN APPROACHING CULTS

You might want to take in a special meeting between representatives of the Evangelical Missiological Society, the Evangelical Theological Society, board members of Evangelical Ministries to New Religions, and other interested evangelicals. The meeting will be held in conjunction with the annual national conference of the Evangelical Theological Society on Friday, November 17 at 7:00 a.m. at the Shoney’s Restaurant, 2645 McGavock Pike in Nashville.
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NEAL PIROLO’S NEW BOOK ON REENTRY

book It’s called, Caring For Your Returning Missionaries and if it’s like anything else he’s done, it’ll end up setting the pattern for years to come. At the suggestion of Brigada participant, Kevin, we wrote Neal to find out more. He answered quickly and it turns out that you can find it on the web at http://www.eri.org/new.htm#3 or write for more information at Emmaus_Roadateridotorg  (Emmaus_Roadateridotorg)  . If you have to order via email, maybe you can sign up for PayPal and convince Emmaus to do the same. That way you won’t have to send credit card information out into “the wild” on the open Internet. Here’s a link to sign up (and receive a free $5 bonus start-up payment); Brigada receives $5 too, when you sign up: https://secure.paypal.x.com/refer/pal=DLucas%40TeamExpansion.org
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GREAT WEB IMPLEMENTATION OF OFFERING OPPORTUNITIES

WebWatch Have you come across Mission Finder, on the web at http://www.mfinder.org. Rod and his crew there have compiled extensive listings and free placement assistance and the implementation of the site is elegantly simple, and very effective. In fact, it should probably serve as an inspiration for other organizations, who should either find out how to hook in . . . or host similar implementations at their sites. Thanks for the great job, Rod!
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LOOKING FOR A CHEAP TRAVELING DISPLAY?

Mark, a missionary in Colombia, believes he has found a great source. Check out http://www.additionsexhibits.com, where for $250, you can be out the door and in business with a table-top model. Check it out!
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HELP FOR COMPUTER-EXPERT-WANNA-BE-TYPES

Are you a frustrated computer user who can’t wait for the day when you break out of your shell and become an expert? Tony would like to know… What do you think are the very best online help pages for newbies and non-technical computer users? Please send your recommendations to Tony tonyatsoondotorgdotuk  (tonyatsoondotorgdotuk)   so that they can be added to this page of links: http://www.brigada.org/today/articles/pctips.html

Tony would also like to know, for his mission organization, how other missions offer computer and software advice to workers overseas, who may be in isolated situations and also not necessarily very technical. He’s wondering if Brigada participants use some kind of password-protected help web-pages, autoresponder emails on different subjects, printed help-pages, CDs, home-end volunteers to give email advice, or anything else? He’s requesting that you reply to the same address. Thanks.

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PARTNER WITH LIVETHECALL TO SEND MISSIONARIES

On September 2nd, over 350,000 youth and adults gathered on The Mall in Washington, DC, to seek God’s face in repentance and humility for a revival to sweep across our nation and the world. It was a historic time of uniting generations in an effort to take back our world for Christ. Many in attendance heard the call to go into the nations. A growing number continue to communicate with livethecall.com where and when they want to go. Will you help them answer their call? By completing the form on the web at http://www.livethecall.com/index.html?a=go&b=agencies you will be able to respond to this list of recruits, and post opportunities. Recruits privately choose from all ministries who contact them, and choose the outreach that fits their interests. For further info contact Blake blakehodgeatstrategicnetworkdotorg  (blakehodgeatstrategicnetworkdotorg)  
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BACK UP YOUR WORK… IF YOU SNOOZE YOU LOSE

This past week, Tony pointed us to several good articles urging writers and other executives to back up their documents. All it takes is a simple rush to make a flight and lo and behold, you’ll leave your laptop in the men’s room by Gate 5 or . . . wherever. Once it’s gone, someone could pick it up and decide to keep it . . . or worse yet, if you’re traveling through some country where the information is sensitive, thieves could pilfer information about secure relationships. So… learn to encrypt where necessary . . . but for sure, back up what’s essential. If you don’t own a backup tape drive, try http://www.xdrive.com/index.html, which lets you back up files over the web for free!
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PICK OUT A CALLING CARD BASED ON THE COMPETITION

telephone Now you can! Just browse to http://www.zaptel.com/ where you’ll find everything you need to make a good decision about phone service.
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FUNDRAISING FUN

dollar sign Getting ready for a trip over to Russia, Micheline has found some creative ways to raise support. Here are two goodies that earn you cash, while people do what they would be doing anyway- EATING! The first is Taco Cabana http://www.tacocabana.com where you pick a fundraising night and invite everyone you know. You get 20% of what they spend, paid out in about a month. Great time #2 is the Pampered Chef http://www.pamperedchef.com. Throw a chef party and get 10-20% of purchases, or sell the cookbooks for 40%! While you may not earn enough at one event to send you on your way, it’s fun and a perfect time to get everyone together and tell them about your vision for missions. Who knows…maybe you’ll walk away with a few more people excited and supportive of what you’re doing in missions.
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FIND THE BEST BOOK DEALS ON THE NET

glbooks Have your eye on a book but don’t want to pay much for it? Try AddALL.com http://www.addall.com It automatically compares prices among major, reputable online bookstores and finds the internet-wide best offer for any book you want. With 46 bookstores in their search list (10 of which are for used, rare, and out-of-print books), they claim to be the biggest book database on the Internet. They include shipping costs (all the different shipping options for your area – including overseas!) and applicable sales tax in their search results (sorted by title, author or price). It’s a great way to save money on the books you need!
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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!

20000910 Brigada Today

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WE GET MAIL (EVEN SEMINARY PRESIDENTS LIKE PAYPAL)

Paypal logo Wow… blinking1eyes just heard from a very satisfied seminary president, “I just used PayPal to send some missionary friends an offering. Thanks for letting me know about the service AND I appreciate getting your ‘e-zine.'” It’s nice when someone sends a note of encouragement, but I’ll be honest… we actually get more out of knowing that every once and awhile, this service is actually accomplishing something for its participants! :-) God be praised! By the way, if you’d like to try PayPal to send a donation to the missionary you know and love… or if you are a missionary but need to pay bills or receive funds while traveling, try PayPal. It won’t cost you a thing to sign up (in fact, you get $5 for trying it — and so does Brigada Today! :-) ). Just click on over to: https://secure.paypal.x.com/refer/pal=DLucas%40TeamExpansion.org

Again, if you need full service, secure banking on the Internet, try: http://www.compubank.com/cbe_appl.htm?AFFINITY=10024547 You actually get 4 times as much for opening a Compubank account ($20). It’s free money . . . nothing to lose . . . nothing to spend. Brigada Today get a bonus there too. And the accounts are FDIC-insured. (Unfortunately, Compubank requires a USA social security number, I believe. PayPal requires a USA address to open a new account.)

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HEARTLAND MISSIONSFEST 2001: 50 WORKSHOPS AND 100 AGENCIES

calendar The tenth Heartland MissionsFest will be February 22-24, 2001, in Tulsa, Oklahoma with tracks on long-term missions, short-term trips, and serving as senders. Speakers include George Verwer, David Shibley, Betty Barnett, Bill Berry, Steve Hawthorne, Steve Hoke, Neal Pirolo, Tom Telford, and Keith Wheeler. The last conference drew 2,000 participants from 15 schools, 21 states, 67 churches and 97 agencies. Co-sponsors include ACMC, Ask A Missionary, Caleb Project, and the U.S. Center for World Mission. Complete information including exhibit/advertising options can be found on http://www.askamissionary.com/hmf.html. Or you may send your snail mail address to hmfinfoatusadotnet  (hmfinfoatusadotnet)   or phone toll-free in the USA (or via Net2Phone) 800-366-6641.
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PRAYER CALENDAR ON CHINA

praying hands Charisma Magazine is publishing a 31-day prayer calendar focusing on China. It’s for the month of October, but can of course be used for any month. Each day focuses on two of China’s minority groups and a general prayer need for China. The magazine welcomes and encourages you to reprint the calendar, which is part of a cover story on China and the Uygur people in Xinjiang province. If you already receive Charisma, you are welcome to simply copy the calendar (it’s copyright-free). If you don’t subscribe, you can download the text at http://www.charismamag.com starting October 1. Or you can obtain the calendar with artwork by contacting Charisma at LMUNIZZIatstrangdotcom  (LMUNIZZIatstrangdotcom)   or Harndenatstrangdotcom  (Harndenatstrangdotcom)  .
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FOR MISSIONS NEEDING MUSICIANS & ARTISTS

Is yours a mission needing musicians and artists to join your ranks? Maybe Grace gracewatidmaildotcom  (gracewatidmaildotcom)   can help. Just send her the name of your mission/ministry, your contact info, (especially your email address), your vision statement, and what you are looking for in terms of musicians and artists – i.e. potential roles, possible locations where they might be sent, etc. She’ll put the word out, search the ranks of the artist groups she knows, and, if security allows, even post your information on a relevant web site.
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BE PART OF “ONE VOICE”

calendar One Voice 2000 is this coming weekend (September 23-24). It’s not too late to sign up online! There are nearly 250 churches signed up from twelve countries (four continents)! In addition to being geographically and ethnically diverse, One Voice also has churches from many different denominations participating! This is what One Voice is all about – bringing the Body of Christ together. Participating churches will sing “Open the Eyes of My Heart” during their normal worship services and remember our Christian family around the world in a time of prayer. To encourage participation from non-English speaking countries, volunteers have translated “Open The Eyes of My Heart” into Polish and Spanish. If all goes well, a French version will be available online before this weekend.

The music is free. Registration is free. If you have any questions please send an email to onevoiceatpraisedotnet  (onevoiceatpraisedotnet)   or visit the One Voice 2000 website: http://www.praise.net/onevoice.

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WANTED: WATER FILTERS

This past week, we rec’d the following email from a Brigada participant: “We are newly appointed missionaries to Albania. The water there is often problematic. Missionary friends suggest we get a distiller and/or filter. Do you recommend a particular brand? Thanks.” This was an easy question. We have had really good luck with the PUR Sport Bottles that Tealbrook sells. Their website can be found at http://www.tealbrook.com or you can email Mike & Deb at infoattealbrookdotcom  (infoattealbrookdotcom)   or call toll-free in the USA (or via Net2Phone) at 800-222-6614. If you’re interested in a belt pouch for the Sport Bottle, don’t forget to talk with them about that too. The great thing about this particular model for travelers is that there’s never a need to pump water through the filter. Instead, the filtering happens as you suck the water into your mouth via a straw. It’s good for all the standard little bugs that the Katadyn filters pull out . . . but no messy tubing or dripping hardware to carry around in the backpack. Plus (and perhaps most importantly of all), it looks enough like a regular water bottle that no one is even aware that you’re filtering their water. Just fill it up at any sink or faucet and you’re off and running!
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NEED BIBLE STUDY BEFORE THE FIELD?

Bible There are at least a couple of options. I’ve just gotten a copy of Avery Willis’ Masterlife. You can order the 4-book set for $40 or so at Amazon.com by clicking here: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0767326415/teamexpansiononl This is a great set of Bible studies that can be done solo or in small groups or classes. Avery originally wrote it while serving as a missionary in Indonesia. They received it so well there, he finally translated it into English for use here. The new set is totally revised and made user-friendly by a professional editor. It would be great for a tentmaker or someone else headed to the field without a seminary or Bible college education. Another option is Rooted And Grounded-Guide for Spiritual Growth from Deeper Roots Publications. Written for a high school through adult level audience, this is a topical Bible study course that should take a full year. Topics cover selected areas of theology, relationship with God, and Christian living. Each week also includes a two-page introduction to an unreached people group accompanied by beautiful artwork by Julie Bosacker. Check out the 356- page Teacher’s Guide, 250 page Student Workbook, and Test and Answer Key descriptions, prices, and pdf samples at http://www.DeeperRoots.com, or e-mail: DeeperRootsataoldotcom  (DeeperRootsataoldotcom)   or call Howard in the USA at 407-293-8666.
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SERVE WHILE TRAINING IN FRONTIER SERVICE CORPS

Now you can…

  • Serve frontier missions at the U.S. Center for World Mission.
  • Earn your M.A. or complete your B.A.
  • Gain practical skills useful in overseas missions.
  • Experience exciting field trips to temples, mosques and mission agencies.
  • Interact with missionaries and national church leaders both here and abroad.
  • Serve two months each summer overseas among unreached peoples in the 10/40 Window.

One summer will be in India and the other in West Africa. Entry opportunities are January 2001 and August 2001 for this 1-2 year program. Learn more about Frontier Service Corps through http://www.frontierservice.org, fscatuscwmdotorg  (fscatuscwmdotorg)   or 626-398-2433.

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WEF CALLS GLOBAL CONSULTATION ON REFUGEES

calendar The World Evangelical Fellowship Missions Commission recently announced “Bringing Hope to the Refugee Highway,” a global consultation on ministries to refugees to be held November 15-19, 2001 in Turkey. This strategic by-invitation-only consultation is designed for leaders from agencies, denominations and local churches who are involved in refugee ministries. For more information, contact Geoff efcglobalmissionathomedotcom  (efcglobalmissionathomedotcom)   or tel. 604-502-0981, Fax: 604-608-3215.
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OUTREACH THROUGH COMMUNITY WEB PAGES

WebWatch One of the biggest challenges to online evangelists is to persuade non-Christians to visit evangelistic sites. If they have no interest in Christianity, they do not usually search for Christian material. One strategy is to create a ‘Community Portal’ – a page full of useful informational links relating to a town or local area. Appropriate evangelistic and church web sites are then included among the many good secular links. The strategy can work in any language and situation, including relatively closed countries. This new page explains the details: http://www.brigada.org/today/articles/community.html (Thanks Tony!)
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WEB-WATCH: NEW SITE FOR CORNERSTONE

WebWatch The Centre for Intercultural Studies has a new site at http://www.cornerstone-mtc.com. You can ask for information online and apply online for the courses you fancy.
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REACHING NOMADIC PEOPLES

graduation cap Cornerstone Centre for Intercultural Studies in the Netherlands is offering a seminar on Nomads with Dr David Phillips, WEC International’s Advisor on Nomads, and Phil & Marion Grasham, who work among nomads in Mali. It’s slated for 6 November 2000 from 9am to 5pm. Costs: DFL 60. For more info write 101507dot2223atcompuservedotcom  (101507dot2223atcompuservedotcom)  .
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SHORT STORIES NEEDED

The SOON easy-English evangelistic paper (circulation 3 million p.a.) wants to try using culturally relevant, (very) short stories/allegories which would relate particular to Africa. Does anyone know of any good sources? Please write to Tony tonyatsoondotorgdotuk  (tonyatsoondotorgdotuk)  
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DONATE A BOOK OF THE BIBLE… JUST A CLICK AWAY

Bible Like the Hunger Site, the Bible Site focuses on donating Bibles in exchange for visiting the site. Just click to http://www.thebiblesite.org/ and you can donate a book of the Bible to an unreached land, just by clicking! (Thanks for the tip, Wendy!)
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MISSIONS FEST VANCOUVER

calendar “Working Your Way to the Nations” is the theme for Missions Fest Vancouver on January 12-14, 2001. Speakers include Loren Cunningham, Vishal Mangalwadi, Steve Saint and Joanne Shetler. This conference is designed for the whole family with Plenary addresses, over 100 Seminars, 240 mission agency exhibits, Youth Rallies, and Children’s programs. Over 140 churches across many denominations are the sole sponsors. If you fly Air Canada or its partner, United Airlines, quote “CV552816 Missions Fest 2001”. More info? Call: 604-524-9944 or email: infoatmfestdotbcdotca  (infoatmfestdotbcdotca)   or check http://www.mfest.bc.ca.
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GET YOUR CALLS WHILE YOU SURF (IN THE USA)

telephone Thanks to Paul for the tip about http://www.callwave.com/, where you can sign up to receive your phone calls while you’re online. You do have to sign up for call-forwarding on busy (about $1/month). Check it out!
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FREE COLOR PRINTER ONLY FOR USA ADDRESSES

lighting the way Rats. rats face The free color printer we mentioned two weeks ago “TRY A XEROX COLOR PRINTER FOR FREE” is only open to addresses in the USA. To all our international participants — sorry about that! Hey — at least you’re important to us here at Brigada Today!!! :-)
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HOW TO MAKE DIGITAL BROCHURES THAT REACH

Take a moment and log onto the newWway site this month and learn how surprisingly simple it is for your team to make a different type of advocacy brochure that is cheaper than print, really on the cutting edge, and is almost guaranteed to be taken home and read . Other newWway articles include: How to improve your team’s Advocacy plans in just five minutes; How to Jump Start your planning with a team communication inventory. There’s also a great list of cultural crosschecks to help you see if you may be placing too much “American” influence in your team’s communications. Find it all for free at http://www.newwway.org.
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IF YOU HAD TROUBLE FINDING MSN MESSENGER…

lighting the way try finding it at: http://messenger.msn.com
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SAINTS WON’T MARCH

lighting the way If you went to http://www.galcom.org looking for the Saint, “‘SAINT'” SATELLITE TRANSCEIVER, you were probably disappointed. According to Allan McGuirl, Galcom’s International Director, it became obsolete 4 years ago. The great thing is . . . at least he knows about Brigada Today now. :-) (’cause he probably got a bunch of flack from all the people who couldn’t find it on his site! :-) )
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CONFLICT RESOLUTION FROM A BIBLICAL PERSPECTIVE

book Bev Caruso has written a book, Loving Confrontation (originally published by Bethany House), covering various Biblical relationship principles. Two of the chapters deal specifically with confrontation. She’s received reports from leaders of several churches/ministries telling how a church split was avoided by following the principles in her book. The Introduction can be read at http://ioc.net/~abba/BLCIntro.htm. Copies can be obtained by sending US$9.00 for US addresses or US$12.00 to overseas addresses: Hands to Help, P.O. Box 3464, Orange, CA 92865 USA. Bev has offered to send multiple copies (6 copies or more) to missionaries for US$4.00 each, plus postage. State whether you want them sent by air. You can reach Bev at Carusoatxcdotorg  (Carusoatxcdotorg)  .
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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)  
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*and many other occasional contributors too numerous to mention!
But thanks for working together! That’s the dream of Brigada!

20000903 Brigada Today

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SENDING MONEY OVER THE NET?

Paypal logo Try PayPal. https://secure.paypal.x.com/refer/pal=DLucas%40TeamExpansion.org It’s hands-down the simplest way to exchange money with a friend, whether new or old. You can support your favorite missionary using it, collect rent in the USA while living overseas, pay for items you see promoted in Brigada Today — without having to always fax your credit card! And now if you deal with verified PayPal users, your transaction is guaranteed!
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WANT $20 AND A FREE INTERNET BANK ACCOUNT?

Look no further. Click to Compubank and get free domestic wiring, free bank accounts-via-the- Net, and even free bill-paying! No hidden fees. http://www.compubank.com/cbe_appl.htm?AFFINITY=10024547 Get $20 just for signing up. Totally secure… FDIC insured. Sorry — it’s for those with USA addresses only. But for those who know German, see the next item. At least it’s a start, even though online bill payment isn’t available yet.
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ONLINE BANKING IN EUROPE

first-e bank Franz in Austria responded to our request for leads on free international Internet banking. He recently opened an Internet banking account in Germany — http://www.first-e.com/de/kunden/freundschaftswerbung.php3 — and is excited about the quick customer service. The account is without fees, currently the bank pays 5% interest on a daily basis. Automatic bill payment is not yet available, but templates can be saved. This free online account is also available for people living outside of Germany, preferably in the European Community countries. German language skills are necessary, it seems, to register online. If someone signs up online and returns the required paper work within 28 days to first-e, Franz will get a bonus. (The referral number “00805” must be used in the sign-up process by following the link to “Wo haben Sie von uns gehort? – Ihre Empfehlung”). You can also request information about the services of first-e by writing to infoatfirst-edotcom  (infoatfirst-edotcom)  . In addition, the OSCAR web-site has info. on other services offered in the UK. See those at: http://www.oscar.org.uk/service/finance/banking.htm.
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GREAT BOOK BUYS

books Thanks to Dan (at AD2000) for reminding us of http://www.bestbookbuys.com/. He wrote, “For example Getting Sent recommended in the latest Brigada could be found slightly used at www.half.com for $8.44 (including shipping) or brand new at www.ecampus.com for $10.35 (including shipping). Half.com is a great site for used books, kind of like a no haggle eBay. I have bought a number of slightly used Saxon math school books and had very positive experience.” Thanks Dan!
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ENVISION 2000: HUNDREDS OF MISSIONS EXHIBITS

calendar Some of our earliest Brigada participants might recall that it was really Envision ’96 which fostered the original people group research that gave birth to Brigada Today. Now you can be a part of that legacy by attending Envision 2000, which includes the 53rd National Missionary Convention of the Christian Churches and Churches of Christ, Windows 2000 (NMC teen convention) and the Tennessee Christian Teen Convention, will meet Nov. 2-5, 2000 in Knoxville, Tennessee. The college/adult sessions will be at the Knoxville Convention Center, Holiday Inn Select Downtown and Hilton Hotel while the teen sessions will be at the Knoxville Coliseum and Hyatt Regency Hotel. Approximately 3,000 are expected at each location. The college/adult convention will include over 100 workshops on all aspects of mission endeavor. There are nearly 300 exhibit spaces taken at the convention center and no more are available. A few exhibit spaces are available at the teen convention. All downtown hotels are full, but over 400 rooms are available in several suburban motels. Theme is “Preparing God’s People” with a special emphasis on one-to-one or one-to-a-few discipleship. Extensive information is available on the web at http://www.envision2000.org and for the teen convention on the web at http://www.tctcgo.com or by calling 800-972-1137 in the USA or via Net2Phone or e-mail wbirney11ataoldotcom  (wbirney11ataoldotcom)  .
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IF YOU LIKE INSTANT MESSAGING, TRY MSN MESSENGER 3.0

I’ve never quite gotten into the swing of instant messaging. Maybe it’s the fact that I’ve never liked being jangled out of concentration when I’m working on an article or project — so the “paging” effect of instant messaging gets on my nerves. Or maybe it’s my memories of all those ham radio appointments I used to keep. You know . . . be there within 10 minutes of the scheduled time or you miss your buddy? So can you believe it? I don’t even keep an ICQ number. But Microsoft’s MSN Messenger has finally caught up, it seems. So those who do like instant messaging should probably take a look . . . a free look. Microsoft has teamed up with Net2Phone to offer PC-to-phone features that rival (if not superceded) dialpad.com and all the others. The interface is clean, the action is fast, and the technology works! Give it a try — http://messenger.msn.com.
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PLAY YOUR MEDIA FOR FREE

movie camera Maybe you no longer have to buy RealNetworks’ stuff. Just get Microsoft Windows Media Player 7 (WMP). It’ll handle practically ever format imaginable, including most audio (ASF, MIDI, MP3, WAV and WMA) and video (ASF, AVI, and MPG). Notice the conspicuous absence of formats by competitors — Apple, RealNetworks, a2b and Liquid Audio. :-( Typical Microsoft. Still, it’s worth the time to download it for free. http://www.microsoft.com. Much more usable and friendly.
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SUPPORT-RAISING 101 UPDATE

books If you’re having trouble finding copies of Getting Sent, by Pete Sommers (IVP, 1999), and Funding Your Ministry (Whether You’re Gifted or Not) mentioned in a previous issue of Brigada Today, try Patty suggests trying http://www.dawsonmedia.com.
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PLEASE DON’T AUTO-SUBSCRIBE

letter and ligntening bolt More and more my friends and I are finding ourselves automatically subscribed to email conferences (like eGroups.com). Please use sensitivity with these new-fangled communication tools. Before subscribing — ask! :-)
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TRY A XEROX COLOR PRINTER FOR FREE

printer Ken (Dir. of Info. Tech. for the Evangelical Free Church Mission) says Xerox is offering a network color printer to qualified organizations at no charge through its FreeColorPrinters program. According to Ken, this is a no-risk offer of a Phaser 850 high-performance color network printer with extended memory and paper handling, 3 years of service and support, and free black ink for life (over $4,300 US in value). All they ask is that people use the printer and purchase their ink from Xerox. At any time, the printer can be returned — no harm, no foul. Yes, there’s a hook – – it’s a very cool printer, and people fall in love with it. So they end up buying quite a lot of toner eventually . . . but hey . . . it’s still cheaper than all those trips to Kinkos. :-) So Ken figures, hey… take a look at the program — what do you have to lose! :-) http://www.freecolorprinters.com. He also asked that you use program code 24710154. If you do, I think someone in his office might get a free Handspring Visor. :-) :-)
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GREAT PHONE RATES OVERSEAS

telephone Thanks to Eric (with whom I share an office, by the way) for pointing us to GlobalCall for international phone rates. Come to find out, from the USA you can dial UK for 10 cents/min., Australia for 11 cents, France for 12 cents, and just about everywhere else for a good price too. Come to find out, when I looked at the fine print, GlobalCall is actually a subprogram of IDT — the same long distance card I’m already using. They’ve given me great service… and you can hook up your credit card so that when the value in your account falls below $25, your credit card automatically recharges things, so you never miss a minute. These are the same people who bring us “Net2Phone” as well. And guess what — even though I could tell you my account number and get a $5 referral fee for anyone who signed on, I’m going to resist the urge so that you won’t think that referral fees have become the driving force around here. :-) Sometimes, it’s enough to tell you that it’s a good deal, just for the sake of you finding a good deal. :-)
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HUNGER SITE STILL FIGHTING HUNGER

They tell me that the guy who invented the hunger site http://www.thehungersite.com has gotten rich off of it . . . and all the while, he’s donated more than 8000 tons of food to the less fortunate. Every time you click on the site, you give a cup and a half of rice, wheat, maize or other staple by the UN WFP. Check it out! (Now — how can we breed this kind of creativity among the Brigada family! :-) My wife is handing me references to this site out of her well-known ladies’ magazines!)
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CONFERENCE ON CHURCH-PLANTING IN JAPAN

calendar On October 10-13 the JEMA Church Planting Institute will hold their National Conference in Gotemba near Mt. Fuji. CPI has grown in five years from 27 at the first conference to 260 last year. Last year was the largest church planting conference in the history of Japan. CPI includes people from over 60 organizations and 18 different countries sharing the vision of gospel-driven indigenous church planting movements. This year conference numbers are already over 180 and registration closes on Sept 29th. This year there will be three training tracks, over a dozen electives on ministry in Japan, regional groups, worship and prayer, a resource center and a lot of networking. There are couple’s housing, childcare, Japanese speakers, manuals and translation.

Organizers write, “Please pray for this conference. Please come if you can. Please pass this information on to others you know that may be interested in what we are doing for the kingdom in Japan. For more information please see http://www.JCPI.Net. or contact John at JMehnatcompuservedotcom  (JMehnatcompuservedotcom)  .”

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WORLD CONVENTION OF CHURCHES OF CHRIST AUDIO FILES AND TAPES

cassette With the arrival of the year 2000 the World Convention of Churches of Christ (Christian – Churches of Christ – Disciples of Christ) turns seventy! The first World Convention was held in Washington DC, USA in 1930. The fifteenth World Convention was held August 2-6 in Brisbane, Australia where we celebrated both this 70th anniversary and the beginning of the new millennium – not so much by looking back, as by looking forward! The 10 Main Speaker sessions can be ordered on line below and posted to you as cassette tapes or downloaded in REAL PLAYER format following your payment. https://bne039v.webcentral.com.au/vs3908_secure/wccc.htm
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MUSIC TO REACH UNREACHED PEOPLE GROUPS

musical notes Would you like to help a group develop indigenous Christian songs? Consider taking a week-long course at CITI in N. Carolina (Oct. 23-27 2000, April 16-20 2001). The focus is on empowering a community to make culturally-appropriate Christian music, and to use it effectively in evangelism, worship, and church planting. You do not need to be a musician to benefit from this course. Some attention will be given to music of each student’s geographical interest. See http://www.citi.org or write PaulNeeleyatnetscapedotnet  (PaulNeeleyatnetscapedotnet)  .
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DO ME A FAVOR – CHECK THAT CHAIN LETTER

OPC logo Hey gang… do us a favor… please check that chain letter before re-sending it to 50 others! To find out if a particular accusation is true (about Harry Potter books or the FCC or a virus or Madelyn Murray O’Hair or anybody), verify it first by checking with one of the following sites — For Real Virus Warnings — Symantec AntiVirus Research Center — http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/index.html For Virus Hoaxes — Truth or Fiction — http://www.truthorfiction.com or Urban Legends Archive — http://urbanlegends.com

A ton of other verification sites are available by retrieving our autoresponder on Brigada’s OPC protocol. For a free copy, send a blank email to: opcatbrigadadotorg  (opcatbrigadadotorg)  

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YOU CAN STUDY RUSSIAN… BUT APPARENTLY ONLY VIA MICROSOFT

:-) Several wrote us saying they couldn’t raise the folks at RLM — http://www.russianlanguage.org. Our web volunteer, Bob, finally solved the problem. Apparently they’ve designed the site to run only using Internet Explorer as the client. All other browsers get a “404 file not found error.” Please forgive any inconvenience . . . and please let the folks at RLM know if you don’t have a Microsoft browser: rlmofficeatjunodotcom  (rlmofficeatjunodotcom)   is the email address.
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JOIN IN ON NOV. 12: INT’L DAY OF PRAYER

praying hands If you’re interested in joining in on Nov. 12 for the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church, write IDOPatioboxdotcom  (IDOPatioboxdotcom)   for materials and ideas.

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TAKING AIM AT NEW FRONTIERS: ISFM CONFERENCE 2000

calendar There is still time to register for the International Society for Frontier Missiology (ISFM) Fall 2000 Conference. Speakers will include Todd Johnson, Ralph Winter, Paul McKaughan, Bob Blincoe, Earline Voss and Dave Ro. The dates immediately precede the EFMA Conference and will be at the same location. This will take place at the Simpsonwood Conference Center near Atlanta, GA and will begin Sunday, Sept 17 through Monday Sept 18 (The EFMA Conference begins Monday evening, Sept 18). Cost for the conference, room and meals range from $70 – $130, depending on accommodations. For a brochure and registration form, contact Dave Flynn DaviddotFlynnatuscwmdotorg  (DaviddotFlynnatuscwmdotorg)   or call 626-398-2336.
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CROATIA: TRAINING OPPORTUNITY

graduation cap Starting January 14, 2001 YWAM Croatia will launch another Discipleship Training School. Exciting and challenging teaching awaits. Possible outreaches include Tanzania, Slovenia, Greece or Romania. Students earn 22 credits towards the further study with University of the Nations. Cost: Lecture phase: $1.800,00US, Outreach $1,200.00-2450.00 US depending on the location. Apply via the web page. For more info, contact Jasna Petrovic at ywam-croatiaatzgdotteldothr  (ywam-croatiaatzgdotteldothr)   or go to http://www.geocities.com/croatia_ywam
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MORE ON CONFLICT RESOLUTION

Jack, our attorney friend from Dallas, recommended Peacemaker Ministries as a strong contributor on conflict resolution. Check them out at http://www.peacemakerministries.org. According to Jack, they’ve got some excellent stuff on conflict resolution, conciliator training, mediation, etc. Thanks Jack!
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DISCLAIMER — Please note that there’s no way we can possibly screen all the text on all the web sites or items we recommend. We try to check them out first… but if we miss something, please don’t assume that the opinions on those sites are identical to those of the Brigada family of networks. “Eat the corn, leave the cob!” ear of corn
For subscription questions or problems, write helpatbrigadadotorg  (helpatbrigadadotorg)  .

SUBMITTING CONTENT — To submit content or ideas to Brigada Today, first please get a copy of “Guidelines for submitting items to Brigada” Then, once you’ve composed your item in keeping with those guidelines, send your item for Brigada Today to DLucasatteamexpansiondotorg  (DLucasatteamexpansiondotorg)  .
Thanks to for hosting the Brigada mailing list.
Emphasis is placed on items relating to unreached peoples and challenges faced by those reaching them cross-culturally.

not symbolPLEASE DON’T SUBSCRIBE US TO YOUR LIST — It’s always better to ask before manually force-adding anyone to your list-serve or mailing list. Recently, tons of well-meaning people have been subscribing Doug to their lists. Since he often travels overseas, he doesn’t join many of those, for obvious reasons (like being charged big-time for overseas access). So as a general rule, please don’t bulk-mail us! See the note above if you’d like to submit items for Brigada Today. Thanks for understanding. Bottom line: We will never create Brigada Today items from bulk mail. Bulk mail gets deleted immediately — sorry. Nothing personal. We suggest you apply the same standard to everyone. Ask first!

OPCWARNING ABOUT FORWARDING EMAILS — Please, before forwarding any kind of request (even if it says “please send this to all your friends”), please check to make sure it has a VERIFIABLE ORIGIN, a VERIFIABLE PURPOSE, and a VERIFIABLE CLOSURE (OPC). By following this simple approach, many “email viruses” could be nipped in the bud… at least in the Brigada family. More information about the full Brigada OPC protocol is available. Thank you.

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BRIGADA TODAY IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE FOLLOWING TEAM OF REGULAR VOLUNTEERS:

*Global Glimpses: John Hanna, Caleb Project, jhannaatcprojectdotcom  (jhannaatcprojectdotcom)  
*Brigada Website: Bob Mayhew, WebServantatbrigadadotorg  (WebServantatbrigadadotorg)  
*Brigada Customer Service Manager: helpatbrigadadotorg  (helpatbrigadadotorg)  
*Brigada Coordinator: Doug Lucas, Team Expansion & Brigada, DLucasatteamexpansiondotorg  (DLucasatteamexpansiondotorg)  
*and many other occasional contributors too numerous to mention!
But thanks for working together! That’s the dream of Brigada!
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