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Compiled by Doug Lucas DLucas@teamexpansion.org>, Louisville, KY
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- NATIONAL (WORLD) DAY OF PRAYER A BIG SUCCESS!
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- WHERE DO YOU GET YOUR NEWS?
- NO VIRGINIA… THERE ISN’T AN FCC PETITION 2493
- ONLINE LEARNING FOR MISSIONARY KIDS
- OPPORTUNITIES FOR THOSE WANTING TO STUDY OR WORK IN ARABIC
- MORE ON MICROSOFT WORD CARRIAGE RETURNS
- ELEGANCE AND THE WILD WEST
- HOW TO CHANGE ADDRESS ON EGROUPS
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By the way, we had to re-start the polling, which produced a duplicate polling invitation. In the first attempt, we had configured the polling page to list those who voted. After seeing the first 6 or 7 responders, it occurred to me what a temptation it was to spam those folks about this or that… so we aborted the poll and restarted it with anonymous voting. Sorry for any inconvenience. . . . and . . . sorry we didn’t spell the word “matter” correctly on the 3rd choice! Guess it doesn’t mater.
ADD YOUR LINK TO THE BRIGADA-TODAY EGROUPS SITE
TYPO IN LAST WEEK’S IRS ITEM
NATIONAL (WORLD) DAY OF PRAYER A BIG SUCCESS!
“Light the Window” will be the theme of the fourth “Pray through the Window” campaign to be held in October 1999. This event will involve an anticipated 50 million believers worldwide. Information concerning available materials (including a prayer calendar), can be found at http://www.Christian-info.com.
Mission America is seeking God for three million “Lighthouses of Prayer.” This is an attempt to establish homes across the country from which individuals will pray for and reach out to their neighbors with the gospel of Christ. For more information, check out their web site at http://www.missionamerica.org
The Sentinel Group has recently completed an important prayer map of North America. This map covers spiritual strongholds and obstacles to effective evangelism, as well as documentation on the emerging bright spots of spiritual activity. For more information, contact the Sentinel Group at (800) 688-5657; E-mail: sentinelGp@aol.com
(Source for above information: ‘Prayer” magazine; March/April edition.)
WANT TO FINALLY GET “ENGLISH-HELP”?
https://brigada.org/today/articles/webmission.html#english-help This time, I’ve tested it to be sure! Last week’s URL (the 2nd misspelling in a row!) had left an “s” out of the word “mission!” Pardon the correction. This site has been added to the list of links at the eGroups Brigada Today web site.
WHERE DO YOU GET YOUR NEWS?
Associated Press/Reuters in Spanish
AFP (French Press Agency)
Reuters News Service and United Press International (UPI)
NO VIRGINIA… THERE ISN’T AN FCC PETITION 2493
http://www.fcc.gov/mmb/enf/forms/rm-2493.html (Thanks to Bob Wilson email@example.com for providing the URL.) Bottom line, see the Brigada “OPC” policy (at the very end of this message) and put a stop to the O’Hare/2493 rumor. If someone emails you a copy of the petition, just drop them a kind message back with the OPC response and let’s end this thing once and for . . . all (I hope!).
ONLINE LEARNING FOR MISSIONARY KIDS
OPPORTUNITIES FOR THOSE WANTING TO STUDY OR WORK IN ARABIC
MORE ON MICROSOFT WORD CARRIAGE RETURNS
ELEGANCE AND THE WILD WEST
HOW TO CHANGE ADDRESS ON EGROUPS
PUT YOUR CASPIAN SEA MAPS TO WORK!
AD2000 ADOPTION FORM
DOCUMENTS YOU CAN RETRIEVE FROM OUR AUTORESPONDER
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