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Compiled by Doug Lucas DLucas@teamexpansion.org>, Louisville, KY
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- AD2000 IS ALIVE AND WELL
- PROTECT YOURSELF FROM A NEW VIRUS – *** IMPORTANT ***
- GOD’S STORY ON THE WEB!
- NOTECARDS OR NOTEPADS FOR YOUR MINISTRY
- WHAT DO YOU CALL IT??
- NEW CALENDAR FOR GLOBAL MISSION EVENTS
- BECOME A TESOL TEACHER!
- FINALLY A SEARCHABLE BIBLE FOR WINDOWS C/E
- ANOTHER LOOK AT SHIPPERS
- GLOBAL GLIMPSE FROM N. INDIA
- MISSIONSFEST WAITING IN THE WINGS
- “CALL 4 MISSIONS” ANNOUNCES NEW LOWER RATE CALLING SERVICES
- FIRST ROX35 CHRISTIAN COMICS TRAINING COURSE IN 1999
- IN CASE YOU WANT TO PLAY WITH A WEB TRANSLATOR
- TO SUBSCRIBE TO BRIGADA TODAY
AD2000 IS ALIVE AND WELL
Luis wrote, “Some major / key items in line with ‘a church for every people and the gospel for every person’ by the year 2000 and beyond; a brief snapshot!
- Joshua Project 2000 peoples / only 250 yet unclaimed / special target efforts made
- Joshua Harvest Vision (UPGs less than 10,000 in population) affirmed / new efforts underway
- Ten (10) strategic North India states consultations / July ’98
- Arabian Peninsula booklet issued mid-’98. Sold out!
- Five (5) African regional consultations throughout ’98
- Sudan / new national initiative launched amid poverty and persecution / September ’98
- Praying Through The Window IV (PTTWIV) launched September ’98
- Cyprus consultation participation / North Africa and the Middle East / March ’98
- Dramatic commitments / interest building, non-Western national initiatives
- Macro-peoples partnerships increasing / Partnership Task Force / InterDev
- PTTWIV book completed by Floyd McClung / available February ’99
- The Move of the Holy Spirit in the 10/40 Window book completed / available February ’99
- Special edition of IFMJournal on AD2000 / February ’99
- Heartland MissionsFest ’99 / Tulsa, OK, February ’99 – Luis Bush status update
- Horn of Africa catalytic booklet in-process / available Spring ’99
- Updated CD-ROM: Full resource kit for PTTWIV – and beyond!”
Luis added, “Many more items! See details on the AD2000 website: http://www.ad2000.org/.”
Thanks to those working in the International Office for AD2000 & Beyond… and to all the volunteers, and to Luis for taking time to respond!!!
*** IMPORTANT ***
PROTECT YOURSELF FROM A NEW VIRUS
For starters, you can see the CNN Interactive news article about this virus at: http://cnn.com/cnn/TECH/computing/9901/08/trojan.idg/index.html That’s where Jason first saw it. I then went to Symantec’s Antivirus Research Center (or SARC, which is one of the best bookmarks you can set if you want to check out these viruses) at: http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/picture-exe-th.html and Network Associates AVERT center at: http://www.networkassociates.com/about/news/press/1999/january/010899.asp By the way, you can use the Symantec site to upgrade Norton Antivirus and the NA site to upgrade McAffee Antivirus so it’ll pick up the virus automatically when it’s emailed to you.
If you don’t have an antivirus software monitor currently on your system, this little virus might be a tip-off to you that it’s probably worth picking one up. I like the McAffee product because for some reason it seems more straightforward to me to check incoming email (it’s all automatic) but the Norton product is supposedly just as good. Both are probably available via numerous web vendors (like http://www.warehouse.com/) and any computer vendor you can get to in your nearest big city. McAffee is available with Win98 and also in Eudora Pro.
Either way, you can check to see if the new Picture.exe antivirus has already affected your system. Just take a look (but don’t change) your c:\windows\win.ini file and find the “run=” line (usually the 2nd or 3rd from the top). If you see “note.exe” as one of the options, then you’re contaminated. Gulp. If note.exe isn’t there, check your “download” folder and make sure you don’t have “picture.exe” as a downloaded file. (If you do, erase it and don’t execute it.) Either way, get an antivirus checker that monitors all incoming email and then you won’t have to worry about it. A word to the wise…
Thanks Jason. This is another good reason to be involved in the Brigada family. All it takes is one of our family of 8600+ people and… instantly, we can all be alerted to something important like this. God bless you brother!
GOD’S STORY ON THE WEB!
http://www.gods-story.org/ has audio stream of God’s Story in some of the languages, offers details on the video’s impact and lists the multiple languages already available and how to get them. Ministries may obtain many of the foreign-translation masters of God’s Story for unlimited outreach in non-commercial areas for $2,500. If a master is not available in a specific language, some individuals or ministries may have the expertise to assist Jeremiah in either the translation of a script or foreign narration, or both. In these cases, cost to the ministry can be dropped to as low as $1,400 for a finished master. For more info. contact project the director firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOTECARDS OR NOTEPADS FOR YOUR MINISTRY
WHAT DO YOU CALL IT??
NEW CALENDAR FOR GLOBAL MISSION EVENTS
BECOME A TESOL TEACHER!
FINALLY A SEARCHABLE BIBLE FOR WINDOWS C/E
ANOTHER LOOK AT SHIPPERS
GLOBAL GLIMPSE FROM N. INDIA
(Source: Religion Today (http://www.religiontoday.com/), Nov 30 via AD2000.)
Global Glimpse is compiled by John Hanna, Caleb Project, Littleton, CO.
MISSIONSFEST WAITING IN THE WINGS
Workshop speakers include Terry Law, Doug Lucas, Beverly Pegues, Bill & Amy Stearns, Neal Pirolo, Ross Patterson, Phyllis Kilbourn, Jill Harris, Lorry Lutz, Bill Waldrop, and Keith Wheeler. Co-sponsors include ACMC, AIMS, Caleb Project, and the U.S. Center for World Mission.
At the last Heartland conference over 2,000 participants came from 16 schools, 23 states, 100 churches, and 101 missions agencies. To receive a brochure or exhibitor/advertiser packet send your snail mail address to email@example.com, phone 1-800-366-6641, or visit http://www.allpeoples.org/hmf.
“CALL 4 MISSIONS” ANNOUNCES NEW LOWER RATE CALLING SERVICES
$.10/Israel, Germany, France
http://moneysaver.net/?talkxless Best US rates @ 6.9 cents/minute http://LD.net/6.9/?talkxless Three “Call Back” services: Net2Phone, GlobalTel, & KallBack. Visit their main page at: http://LD.net/?talkxless. Rick says “Call 4 Missions” is pro missions company. Most of the profit, goes directly or indirectly back into others mission programs, the bulk going to Jewish outreaches(Romans 1:16). E-mail Rick for more information if interested in Jewish ministries or services firstname.lastname@example.org.
FIRST ROX35 CHRISTIAN COMICS TRAINING COURSE IN 1999
IN CASE YOU WANT TO PLAY WITH A WEB TRANSLATOR
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