Monthly Archives: June 2002

20020630 Brigada Today

In this issue…

  1. HOW TO DE-STRESS HOME SERVICE
  2. CLOSURE OF THE TEE RESOURCE CENTRE
  3. TEE DATABASE GOES ON LINE!
  4. HEALTH INSURANCE FOR SMALL GROUPS
  5. TIRED OF POP-UP ADS?
  6. USING CDs, VIDEOCDs and DVDs FOR EVANGELISM
  7. BI-VOCATIONAL PASTORS AND MISSIONARIES
  8. CHURCH WEBSITES
  9. THE PLAN: A MISSIONS-MANDATE MELODRAMA
  10. CHECK OUT THIS SOLUTION FOR BANNER ADS IN YOUR EGROUP
  11. SYNERGY SUMMIT

  1. HOW TO DE-STRESS HOME SERVICE — Thanks to Phil for gathering this info — What are good ways to make less obtrusive housing arrangements, saving money, scheduling visits & reports and connecting with people? How to insure quality time with family and friends who have busy lives and maybe haven’t seen you in a long time?! To get a copy via email, just send a note to: home-serviceatbrigadadotorg

    Thanks Phil!


  2. CLOSURE OF THE TEE RESOURCE CENTRE — As of the end of June 2002, the TEE Resource Centre based at All Nations Christian College closed. It was originally set up jointly by The Evangelical Literature Trust (ELT) and All Nations Christian College (ANCC), and both organisations are glad to have had a part in getting the TEE Data Base (now online – see below) off the ground, but unfortunately for various reasons, neither are in a position to continue with their commitment to the project. The organizers have requested that we please do not send any further communications to the Tee Centre.

  3. TEE DATABASE GOES ON LINE! — Following negotiations with the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA – formerly WEF) the information on the TEE database became available on-line through their Global Mission web-site as of this month. For those wishing to become new members and add TEE data: Go to the login page: http://www.globalmission.org/tools/member/login.htm and follow the OPEN NEW ACCOUNT link. Follow the instructions provided online. For those simply wanting to enquire about TEE courses, or to search the TEE database, visit: http://www.globalmission.org where you are supposed to eventually find a link to access the TEE Database. Then use the search form provided online.

  4. HEALTH INSURANCE FOR SMALL GROUPS — Here’s an agency with group health insurance available for teams as small as two missionary units. Coverage includes maternity, preventative care, medical evacuation, furlough coverage, life and in some cases dental. If you’re on group insurance for 18 months when returning to USA, there is automatic coverage (no declines) on HIPAA/Portability plans. For an electronic or hard-copy information packet contact: <jeffatgninsurancedotcom> or call 480/813-9100; Toll free in USA: 866/636-9100. Check out http://www.gninsurance.com and http://www.missionaryinsurance.org . </jeffatgninsurancedotcom>

  5. TIRED OF POP-UP ADS? — Tired of all those annoying sponsors PopUp’s that get displayed when you visit some WEB sites? PopUp Killer is the original and most powerful popups destroying- machine ever created. This program is 100% free, which means that you can copy it, use it as in many machines as you like, and make as many backup copies as you like. The web site for Software Development can be reached at:

    http://software.xfx.net/


  6. USING CDs, VIDEOCDs and DVDs FOR EVANGELISM — Here you’ll find lots of ideas, links and resources for creating or purchasing CDs that will effectively communicate the Gospel: http://www.web-evangelism.com/resources/cd-evangelism.php

  7. BI-VOCATIONAL PASTORS AND MISSIONARIES — Joe is a tentmaker missionary from a restricted-access country who represents a non-profit Christian organization specializing in mentoring ministers who are bi- vocational to efficiently raise ministry and personal funds so that they can devote more time and resources to their calling. They also work with full time ministers that have a need for additional ministry funds or retirement income working from home with very flexible hours. This is a perfect tentmaker business that is already in 63 countries. Dial toll-free 866-861-8376 and leave your phone number and the best time to call at the end of the recorded message, or Email Joe at <mjbatsecurenymdotnet> in order to receive a text version with more information. Pass this along to those you know who may find this useful. </mjbatsecurenymdotnet>

  8. CHURCH WEBSITES — There are more church sites than any other sort of Christian page. They have great potential for evangelism – but only if they are designed with this in mind. A detailed resource page sets out a range of strategies that are working successfully for many churches: http://www.web-evangelism.com/resources/church-pages.php

    And it is possible to directly insert this content into your own website, just by copying a line of javascript onto one of your pages: http://www.web-evangelism.com/resources/churchpage-insert.php


  9. THE PLAN: A MISSIONS-MANDATE MELODRAMA — Here’s a one hour interactive, overly dramatic presentation which demonstrates that God’s salvation plan to reach all peoples [cheer!] is the central theme of the whole Bible. THE PLAN can be performed by the “well-rehearsed” or “barely briefed” and easily involves all generations [clap, stomp] in the play. The melodrama is available from the Presbyterian Center for Mission Studies, 1605 E. Elizabeth St., Pasadena, CA, and sells for $12.95 plus S & H. Check out: http://www.prescms.org/pcms_resources.html , email <pcmsatuscwmdotorg> or call 626 398 2468. Only one copy of the plan is needed [big sigh] and you can reproduce as many pages as you need for the cast [applause]. </pcmsatuscwmdotorg>

  10. CHECK OUT THIS SOLUTION FOR BANNER ADS IN YOUR EGROUP — John has been using “MyMail” (http://www.codingclick.com/scripts/MyMail/) for his last few newsletters, and has found it to be a wonderful FREE PHP/MySQL product. This is a complete newsletter solution that allows for auto sign-up with double-opt in e-mail replies required for proper sign-up. It is totally automated with great maintenance tools, and even has an archive feature that will archive your old newsletters in an easy to access manner. Check it out!

20020623 Brigada Today

In this issue…

  1. NEED A TENTMAKING BUSINESS COACH?
  2. NEED A R&R STAY IN THE USA?
  3. CIU GRAD COURSE IN BUDAPEST
  4. CHINESE AUDIO BIBLE CD-ROM
  5. PLPSM TRAVEL MEDICAL INSURANCE
  6. ELIMINATE POP-UP ADS
  7. PREPARE FOR MINISTRY TO PEOPLE IN BUDDHIST CONTEXTS
  8. NEW ANTIVIRUS SOFTWARE (FREE!)
  9. ANOTHER OPTION FOR LIST-SERVES
  10. HOW TO BECOME A STUDENT OF CULTURE
  11. CLOSING STUFF

  1. NEED A TENTMAKING BUSINESS COACH? — Global Dimensions is launching a business-as-missions model to serve missionaries and nationals in ministry leadership. It fits creative access, income, and “legitimate presence” needs. Owned and personally guided by an experienced pro committed to “marketplacing the Gospel,” Global Dimensions even has a “business-coaching-by-incubation-team” available. There are positions open for sales representative in each major (some minor) countries for a newly launched 3D imagery for security, phone, and bank cards. Tell <garyatglobal-ddotbiz> about your interest and qualifications/vision. </garyatglobal-ddotbiz>

  2. NEED A R&R STAY IN THE USA? — Here’s a business/rancher/missionary couple with a luxury cabin available on their ranch in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Designed for ministry and missionary types needing a short getaway, they limit it for families with a maximum of two children. They request a very modest cost. For more information or reservations, write <carolynatoperatorservicesdotcom>. </carolynatoperatorservicesdotcom>

  3. CIU GRAD COURSE IN BUDAPEST — If you are interested in earning a Master’s Degree in Europe or in supplementing your study and professional development with grad level courses, Columbia International University is offering a degree program that may be completed by attending 2-week intensive courses in Budapest and Germany. The next course in Budapset, “Cross-Cultural Communication,” is scheduled for August 26 through September 6, 2002. Write <ciubudapestathotmaildotcom> for more information. 2003 Courses: Intro to Islam, January 6-17; Cultural Anthropology, March 31- April 11; Folk Religion, September 22-October 3. </ciubudapestathotmaildotcom>

  4. CHINESE AUDIO BIBLE CD-ROM — The Chinese Ministry at Lutheran Hour Ministries has just completed the “Chinese Audio Bible CD-ROM” which contains the standard Mandarin reading of the whole Bible in Chinese. The CD-ROM can be played on computers with browser software or MP3 compatible players. The table of contents will be displayed automatically when the CD is loaded so that readers can choose any book to listen to. To request a free copy, please visit the following link: http://www.luthasia.net/china/cbible.html or email your name and address to: <asianminatlhmintdotorg>. </asianminatlhmintdotorg>

  5. PLPSM TRAVEL MEDICAL INSURANCE — Adams & Associates International (SM) has just released a new travel medical insurance plan called Partner Link Plan (PLP sm). This international travel medical plan offers coverage for short to intermediate term travelers (renewable for up to 3 years). Also, there is coverage for non-US citizens traveling outside of their country of citizenship. Emergency medical evacuation, repatriation or emergency reunion is not subject to any pre-existing condition exclusions and there is limited benefit provisions for the sudden recurrence of a pre-existing condition. Coverage is available for individuals or groups of 5 or more and on-line enrollment is available for individuals needing immediate coverage. For additional information, please contact Adams & Associates International at <aaiataaintldotcom> or visit their web-site at . A&AI has served the missionary community, exclusively since 1980. </aaiataaintldotcom>

  6. ELIMINATE POP-UP ADS — Want to get rid of pop-up ads all together? Just log on to: http://www.analogx.com/contents/download/network/pow.htm (Thanks David!)

  7. PREPARE FOR MINISTRY TO PEOPLE IN BUDDHIST CONTEXTS — The Asia Pacific Theological Seminary in Baguio City, Philippines is holding its first annual Institute of Buddhist Studies October 28-December 6, 2002. Two 3 week modules will be offered this year. One module serves as an introduction to Buddhism and the history of the Christian mission to Buddhists. The second, taught by Alex Smith, veteran missionary to Thailand and OMF Northwest Regional Director, focuses on contextualizing the Gospel message for people with Buddhist backgrounds. Both undergraduate or graduate credit are available through APTS. For a pre-application form and more details email <alandotjohnsonatagmddotorg> or APTS at <aptsatagmddotorg>; or you can call Alan in the USA at 425-277-9931 or APTS in the Philippines at 63-74-442-2779. </aptsatagmddotorg></alandotjohnsonatagmddotorg>

  8. NEW ANTIVIRUS SOFTWARE (FREE!) — Want to get free antivirus software for free? Just log on at http://www.grisoft.com and follow the directions!

  9. ANOTHER OPTION FOR LIST-SERVES — Another option for those wanting to send group emails is to register for a site with Christian Web Host at: http://www.christianwebhost.com . For $19.00 per year and $8.95 (US dollars) per month any Christian individual or organization can get a website, web hosting, and list- serve and much more! Thanks to the Brigada reader who highly recommended them!

  10. HOW TO BECOME A STUDENT OF CULTURE — Here’s a three-week intensive designed to teach the missionary how to become a student of the culture to which he/she will be going, with the practical and theoretical tools needed for strategic ministry in that cross-cultural context. The course moves beyond principles to skill development as the student learns how to discover the structure and organization necessary for successful ministry that already exist within the target culture and then to adapt their plans to these existing systems. The course is taught by Dr. Richard Lewis at the Center for Intercultural Training in NC from August 5-23, 2002. For more info contact <citmailatcit-onlinedotorg> or toll-free in the USA, 800.887.1786 or visit http://www.cit-online.org . </citmailatcit-onlinedotorg>

20020616 Brigada Today

In this issue…

  1. REPORT ON FILTERED ISP’S
  2. FINISHERS FORUM / ACMC NATIONAL CONFERENCE
  3. FOLLOW-UP FOR SOLAR-POWERED LAPTOPS
  4. RETHINKING BIBLICAL WITNESS AMONG HINDUS
  5. LEAD KOREAN LANGUAGE CAMPS
  6. OPPORTUNITY IN ROMANIA
  7. LIFE INSURANCE FOR MISSIONARIES?
  8. PREPARE FOR MINISTRY TO BUDDHISTS
  9. ACTIONS AT THE 4TH TIE CONGRESS
  10. CLOSING STUFF

  1. REPORT ON FILTERED ISP’S — Remember Chuck’s inquiry about filtered ISP’s that block access to offensive sites? He has finished his research and has assembled a *terrific* summary report. To see it live on the web, just log on to this Brigada edition, or click directly to: http://www.brigada.org/today/articles/filtered-isps.html or simply send an empty email to <filtered-ispsatbrigadadotorg  (filtered-ispsatbrigadadotorg)  > to obtain the 8K file.

  2. FINISHERS FORUM / ACMC NATIONAL CONFERENCE — These two organizations will have a single combined interwoven national conference this year in Atlanta, August 15-17, 2002. Early registration ends July 15. The Finishers Forum portion provides information, challenge and pathways for people to move into missions from their careers. The ACMC portion is jam packed with ideas and resources to assist churches toward excellence in missions. For full information or to order brochures, promotional and testimonial videos email <officeatfinishersdotorg> or visit http://www.finishers.org/events . </officeatfinishersdotorg>

  3. FOLLOW-UP FOR SOLAR-POWERED LAPTOPS — As a follow-on to our earlier item about solar-powered laptops, we thought we should point out that Faithe clarified that the devices mentioned in the item, “9) NEED POWER FOR THAT LAPTOP? TRY SOLAR!” (May 31st edition), are actually fairly low power. To recharge a laptop, one would probably need to link several units together. The wattage for a typical laptop runs about 35 watts. It would take over 15 of these things to power your laptop. Since that’s fairly expensive, Faithe found for us an alternative. For about $129-$450 you can get a portable 12V solar unit which will power a laptop. The price range depends on which laptop you have (how much energy it draws) and how much power you want from the solar system. See http://www.realgoods.com for more info. (Thanks Faithe!) I guess this is one case where we’ll for sure want to, ahem, ‘keep the Faithe’. :-)

  4. RETHINKING BIBLICAL WITNESS AMONG HINDUS — From September 6-8, 2002, the Rethinking Forum is sponsoring a conference on the Hindu- Christian interface from the perspective of the Rethinking Movement in Indian church history. You can hear scholarly papers on history, ministry, worship, and more. For more information contact <infoatrethinkingforumdotcom> or view the conference program and registration form online at http://www.rethinkingforum.com . Everyone is welcome! </infoatrethinkingforumdotcom>

  5. LEAD KOREAN LANGUAGE CAMPS — Mission to Unreached Peoples is looking for servant hearts to lead Korean Language Camps. Participants must be strong in their walk with the Lord so they can be good witnesses to students. Students and teachers will have opportunities to develop relationships outside of class time. Housing and food will be provided by the school. Koreans who speak English are desired, but not necessary. If you want to see the lost won in Mongolia, you’re perfect for this opportunity [I confirmed — “Mongolia” is correct]! Inquire now at Mission to Unreached Peoples! Contact Jeff at 1-888-847-6950 or (206) 781-3151 or check them out at http://www.mup.org or write <mupinfoatmupdotorg>. </mupinfoatmupdotorg>

  6. OPPORTUNITY IN ROMANIA — FCA missionaries in Romania are looking for willing men, women, and families to come serve the Romanian people. Recently five tons of gospel booklets were given for distribution. People in hospitals are waiting. As well as orphans, street people and those in jail. For more info., contact <steveharrietracicotatyahoodotcom> or log on to http://www.foca.org . </steveharrietracicotatyahoodotcom>

  7. LIFE INSURANCE FOR MISSIONARIES? — Do you know of any LIFE insurance providers who are willing to insure missionaries? The risks associated with places like Central Asia or the Middle East disqualify missionaries from coverage by most major insurers. If you know of any providers who offer policies to folks going to odd places, please let Brad <bstoopsatpactecdotnet> know. He’ll compile whatever resources he hears of and make the info available on Brigada Today. Please specify “Life Insurance Providers” as the subject header when writing. </bstoopsatpactecdotnet>
  8. Or if it’s easier, just click here  (bstoopsatpactecdotnet?subject=Life%20Insurance%20Providers)  !


  9. PREPARE FOR MINISTRY TO BUDDHISTS — The Asia Pacific Theological Seminary in Baguio City, Philippines is hodling its first annual Institute of Buddhist Studies October 28-December 6, 2002. Two 3-week modules will be offered this year. One module serves as an introduction to Buddhism and the history of the Christian mission to Buddhists. The second, taught by Alex Smith, veteran missionary to Thailand and OMF Northwest Regional Director, focuses on contextualizing the Gospel message for people with Buddhist backgrounds. Both undergraduate or graduate credit are available through APTS. For a pre-application form and more details email <alandotjohnsonatagmddotorg> or you can call Alan in the USA at 425-277-9931 or APTS in the Philippines at 63-74-442-2779. </alandotjohnsonatagmddotorg>

  10. ACTIONS AT THE 4TH TIE CONGRESS — The 4th Congress included the election of Dr. Danny Martin as the new International Director. His first order of business was commending and thanking the outgoing director, Mrs. Berit Helgoy Kloster, of Norway. Dr. Martin has proposed that TIE (an organization helping tentmakers) become a more service- oriented organization with it’s headquarters in Phuket, Thailand along with the Asia Center for World Missions. Ben Bester, former director and training specialist from South Africa’s Global Careers, has joined the Asia Center staff and will be responsible for TIE’s training information. TIE is planning to send out monthly news letters via email. If you are interested in receiving a copy notify <benjaminatasiacenterdotac> . The full story and list of resources in on the web: http:\\www.tieinfo.com . </benjaminatasiacenterdotac>

20020609 Brigada Today

In this issue…

  1. MORE OPTIONS FOR EGROUPS
  2. PRAYER & FASTING FOR KIDS
  3. THANKS TO NEWEST SPONSOR, EMERCY
  4. CHURCH WEBSITES
  5. CAMPUS CRUSADE OFFERS TOOLBOX
  6. NEW BOOK: “IN THE IMAGE OF GOD…”
  7. MINI-CD: “WHO IS HE?”
  8. WORK ALONGSIDE A JAPANESE
  9. NEW COMPUTER MANUALS FOR MISSIONARIES
  10. CLOSING STUFF

  1. MORE OPTIONS FOR EGROUPS — This week, there are even more options for those wishing to opt out of YahooGroups (maybe because you’re tired of seeing that wireless webcam ad with the girl in the police officer’s get-up?). Try using http://mojo.skazat.com . Mojo mail is a free PERL program that you install at your own web- server host. I thought it would be a hassle . . . and honestly, it wasn’t exactly *easy*. I went out and bought a PERL book for $20 so I could learn some of the code. It was my first exposure to it. I got through about half the book . . . then tackled it . . . and it maybe took me 4 hours to figure it out and get it working. There’s no charge for non-profit groups. (Thanks to Tim for the suggestion!) I’m still in “testing” mode. So far, for example, I’ve only figured out how to trigger email broadcasts via a web-mail interface (as opposed to sending an email to a trigger address). But hey… that’s a minor inconvenience. I have a feeling that once I’ve confirmed it all, *many* of our Team Expansion missionaries will want to shift to this approach. And it’s all free!

    Another option, especially if you don’t have a web-host… or you don’t want to learn any PERL… use the Network for Strategic Missions at http://www.strategicnetwork.org . They’re now hosting over 100 groups with a grand total of 15,000 subscribers, free of charge, with no advertising at all.


  2. PRAYER & FASTING FOR KIDS — Here’s a lighthearted, fast paced seven-and-a-half-minute video narrated by kids for kids, ages 4-9, encouraging kids to fast and pray for other nations. The heart of the video is Isaiah 58’s emphasis on the poor and needy, and having a heart for justice. Many non-essential food items and approaches are suggested in a light touch, kid-friendly way.

    You can order Prayer and Fasting for Kids, postage paid for $14.00 (US) on line at http://www.reignbridge.org using Paypal or you can write Joey and Fawn Parish, 540 W. Highland Drive, Camarillo, California USA 93010 or email <joeyatgracebridgedotorg>. Don’t forget to tell them you heard about it on Brigada! </joeyatgracebridgedotorg>


  3. THANKS TO NEWEST SPONSOR, EMERCY — Thanks to Joshua, of Emercy International, providing missionary resources via http://www.missionaryresources.org . Write <joshatmcsnetworkdotorg> for more information, or see the website. Also, note his sponsorship has been posted at http://www.brigada.org/sponsor.html . Thanks Joshua!!! </joshatmcsnetworkdotorg>

  4. CHURCH WEBSITES — There are more church sites than any other sort of Christian page. They have great potential for evangelism – but only if they are designed with this in mind. A detailed resource page sets out a range of strategies that are working successfully for many churches: http://www.web-evangelism.com/resources/church-pages.php

    And it is possible to directly insert this content into your own website, just by copying a line of javascript onto one of your pages: http://www.web-evangelism.com/resources/churchpage-insert.php


  5. CAMPUS CRUSADE OFFERS TOOLBOX — The Evangelism toolbox CD-ROM, produced by the WorldLinc Ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ, contains, according to Campus Crusade, more evangelistic materials in more languages and from more organizations than any other known tool. In book form the contents on this disc would take more space than the Encyclopedia Britannica! It also contains material that is not available on evangelismtoolbox.com. All the materials on the CD can be printed, which makes it especially useful for sharing Christ with internationals stateside or for leaving with nationals when you or groups from your church go on overseas projects. It’s available for a donation of $2.95 from http://www.campuscrusade.com/Outreach_Strategies/etoolbox.htm . Quantity discounts are available for donors by contacting Janice Wells, WorldLINC, 100 Lake Hart Dr., MC 18-00, Orlando, FL 32832. Or you may call (407) 854-1361 (EST). (Thanks for the tip, Elaine!)

  6. NEW BOOK: “IN THE IMAGE OF GOD…” — This colorful book is about translation: God’s creativity translated in color, texture, form and daily life. Made in God’s image, people of all cultures and languages reflect something of His likeness. This wonderful book, filled with the paintings and drawings of 52 people, is available for only $11.95. To order, or for more information, please contact Wycliffle Bible Translators at <patty_perkinsatwycliffedotorg> or call toll-free 1-800- 992-5433, ext 3778 (407-852-3600 locally). Thank you. </patty_perkinsatwycliffedotorg>

  7. MINI-CD: “WHO IS HE?” — From WorldLINC, here’s a novel and brand new evangelistic tool (a mini-CD) the size of a business card! It’s called “Who is He?” and there’s no Christian jargon on the package. In a clear, interactive presentation (in 20 languages, by the way), it explains the gospel message. Moreover, interested seekers may contact a Christian Webmaster who speaks their language if they have web access. You can obtain one or more mini CDs for $2.75 each. Orders can be made online at http://www.campuscrusade.com/Outreach_Strategies/whoishe.htm . Quantity discounts are available for donors by contacting Janice Wells, WorldLINC, 100 Lake Hart Dr., MC 18-00, Orlando, FL 32832 or by calling 407-854-1361. (Thanks again Elaine!)

  8. WORK ALONGSIDE A JAPANESE — Here’s a very unique opportunity to work alongside an English-speaking Japanese pastor to reach the Japanese for Christ. You would reportedly have significant involvement in ministry activities including worship, preaching, and outreach activities. The church is established and has had prior missionary involvement. Married couples with children are preferred but all applicants will be considered. Inquire with Mission to Unreached People, via Jeff at 1-888-847-6950 or (206) 781-3151 or on the web at http://www.mup.org . Their email address is <mupinfoatmupdotorg>. </mupinfoatmupdotorg>

  9. NEW COMPUTER MANUALS FOR MISSIONARIES — The newly revised PC Seminar and Workshop for Missionaries Manuals have been posted and are ready for direct free download from http://www.missionarytechsupport.com/manual/index.html . Written by missionaries for missionaries, they cover everything from packing to field repairs. The manual now comes in two flavors: Windows ME/98/95 and Windows XP/2000. Be sure to check out the rest of the MissionaryTechSupport.com website for downloads and helpful troubleshooting. If you’d like to submit a tip or story about computers on the mission field send a note to Shawn at <snsparrishatmissionarytechsupportdotcom>. </snsparrishatmissionarytechsupportdotcom>

20020602 Brigada Today

In this issue…

  1. WERE YOU ONE OF THE 100 ORDERS FOR WORLDVUE?
  2. SEVENTY-TWO HOURS
  3. NEED A TENTMAKING PROFESSION?
  4. A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
  5. LANGUAGE TRAINING FOR NEW MISSIONARIES, IN TORONTO
  6. FUNDING FOR NON-AMERICAN STUDENTS IN THE USA
  7. INSTANT CONFIRMATION OF SHORT-TERM INSURANCE COVERAGE
  8. PRAYER & FASTING FOR KIDS
  9. PBASE: A GREAT PLACE TO SHOW YOUR PICS
  10. ALTERNATIVES TO “X10 VIDEO” YAHOO! GROUPS
  11. CLOSING STUFF

  1. WERE YOU ONE OF THE 100 ORDERS FOR WORLDVUE? — GMI tells us that within the 24 hours following the Brigada announcement, over 100 Brigada participants placed orders via fax, or email, or phone. Whew! Somebody’s wanting to do some big-time missions mobilization! :-) If you were one of those who placed an order, you already know that WorldVue is a Great Commission Map Collection containing over 500 maps and graphs in popular digital graphics formats. All the missions themes from GMI’s overhead transparency sets are included, plus political maps of each country and region. View them on screen, print them, or copy and paste them into your electronic documents. No royalty fees are required to use the images for most Christian ministry purposes. For Windows and Mac, WorldVue sells for $39.95, but for Brigada Today subscribers we have negotiated the special price of *$29.95* (plus shipping and tax) for orders placed for just 3 additional days… (through June 22 only). To order, go to http://www.gmi.org/brigada or contact Lorri at <infoatgmidotorg> or phone 719-531- 3599. </infoatgmidotorg>

  2. SEVENTY-TWO HOURS — That’s how long you’ve got. So… once again… if you want tons of maps and charts that you can turn around and paste into your Powerpoints, take up to 71 hours to decide — then in the last hour remaining, order WorldVue. There’s so much stuff on this CD that I’d venture a guess that you’d *have* to find at least one map you can use in your next PowerPoint… or … like I said last week… ask them for your money back. They’ll be glad to refund it. I think. ‘Course, I didn’t exactly *ask* them, but I bet they would. Probably. :-)

  3. NEED A TENTMAKING PROFESSION? — Try this one. Tell <garyatglobal-ddotbiz> about your interest and qualifications/vision. He’ll either coach you — and/or give you an idea to get you started. His best-selling idea lately? 3D imagery for ID, phone, bank cards. Sound far out? Probably. But try him. Maybe you’ll be selling 3D stuff 6 months from now and you’ll be able to give a tithe back to Brigada as a sponsor! :-) </garyatglobal-ddotbiz>

  4. A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR — Have you tried PayPal yet? Many are using it to effortlessly transfer money over the Internet. There have been times when the volume of users has forced PayPal to upgrade its services… but they seem to always catch up. Lately, we’ve noticed great speed on all transactions. PayPal lets users send and receive money online. PayPal charges the money to your credit card or bank account. It’s faster, safer and easier than mailing a check. Plus, assuming you qualify, as soon as you sign up and complete the bonus requirements, PayPal will automatically add $5 to your balance! What’s more, if you sign up using the link below, PayPal will also donate $5 in cash to Brigada! If you decide not to use PayPal, just transfer the $5 to your bank account and walk away at any time. No strings attached. Click on this link to sign up and see for yourself: https://www.paypal.com/refer/pal=DLucas%40TeamExpansion.org Remember… last we heard… residents of some countries were still having trouble qualifying. We hope yours is on “the approved list”.

  5. LANGUAGE TRAINING FOR NEW MISSIONARIES, IN TORONTO – Slated for June 16-28, this ten day seminar helps you to identify your own learning style, understand your strengths and weakness in language learning. You will leave equipped with more than enough natural and easily implemented learning activities, projects, techniques, skills & strategies. There are still a few places open for new participants. Contact Robert <missionprepatsympaticodotca> or call 416-284-5645 for more information. </missionprepatsympaticodotca>

  6. FUNDING FOR NON-AMERICAN STUDENTS IN THE USA — Do you have a national colleague or counterpart . . . maybe one that you’re training . . . that you’d love to send to the USA for further training? (Maybe your mission organization doesn’t even permit that . . . or maybe it does.) Either way, are there specific sources to which you’d send these kinds of candidates? If you’d feel comfortable sharing those, we have a compiler willing to gather the information, then make it available later to those in similar situations. Specifically, we’re looking for information about scholarships, grants, work opportunities or anything similar. Please send any tips to <handsfeet81athotmaildotcom>. She’ll assemble the information and forward it to us here at Brigada Today. for later publishing. </handsfeet81athotmaildotcom>

  7. INSTANT CONFIRMATION OF SHORT-TERM INSURANCE COVERAGE — Have you waited until the last minute to get health insurance for your team? Insurance Services of America, a Christian organization that specializes in health and life insurance for missionaries and mission organizations, now has online applications available for group coverage. Visit them on the web at http://www.missionaryhealth.net and click on the link for group coverage. Coverage is available on their “Day Tripper” plan for as low as $1.08 per day! If you have questions email them <healthatmissionaryhealthdotnet>, or call them at 1-800-647-4589 in the USA or via Net2Phone. Insurance Services of America is not tied to just one company; they have several choices available, so they can shop FOR the missionary or mission agency. Individual coverage available as well as the group coverage. </healthatmissionaryhealthdotnet>

  8. PRAYER & FASTING FOR KIDS — A lighthearted, fast paced seven and a half minute video narrated by kids for kids, ages 4-9, encourages kids to fast and pray for other nations. The heart of the video is Isaiah 58’s emphasis on the poor and needy, and having a heart for justice. Many non-essential food items and approaches are suggested in a light touch, kid friendly way. You can order Prayer and Fasting for Kids, postage paid for $14.00 (US) by writing Joey and Fawn Parish, 540 W. Highland Drive, Camarillo, California USA 93010 or email <joeyatgracebridgedotorg>. Please let them know you heard about it in Brigada Today! They sometimes send a gift to cover our expenses here! </joeyatgracebridgedotorg>

  9. PBASE: A GREAT PLACE TO SHOW YOUR PICS — So have you ever visited PBase? For now, it’s a free place to host your pix. Maybe they’ll charge someday . . . but for now, they function by donation. Fast. Simple. Smooth. Free.

  10. ALTERNATIVES TO “X10 VIDEO” YAHOO! GROUPS — Searching for an alternative list-serve? Tired of the infamous “x10 wireless webcam ads” on Yahoo!Groups? Here are at least 3 options. For one, try InJesus.com. They offer a free service, and while there are still ads at least they are for Christian products and materials. PLUS if anyone in the group orders a product advertised, the group owner gets 10% of the price. Not bad. For more information, check out http://www.injesus.com . (Thanks for the testimony, Niel!) Peter suggested http://hundred-acre-woods.com/lists/index.html . Pay them $10/month and say goodbye to ads forever. Another option: Peter overcame the ads by placing a small jpeg picture (any picture) at the start of the message. He wrote, “If I sent out just an attached picture on it’s own the ad would appear, but placing a small jpeg in the message somehow eliminated the ads.” Worth a try! (Thanks for the tip Peter!)
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