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Brigada Logo Remember, to get information on resources for teaching English as a second language (TESL_resources), just send a message to To retrieve information about great deals on travel & a super list of travel agents, write These addresses were incorrect in last week’s Brigada Today, so we sent out a correction message. We think that most Brigada participants received the correction, but if you didn’t, please make sure you correct the addresses in your notes. Several have written complaining that they couldn’t retrieve the information — be sure to try the corrected addresses first, before writing to complain. Thanks.


That’s the theme for the 1999 Northwest Area ACMC conference to be held on October 2, 1999 at Damascus Community Church near Portland, Oregon. This conference features missionary and author Bob Blincoe who served as a “Tentmaking” missionary in the Middle East for several years. All aspects of missions mobilization will be addressed in 24 different workshop opportunities. For more information, contact Dennis at 503-777-3093 or, or browse


movie camera William Carey is considered to be the father of the modern Protestant missionary movement. Now you can order a new film on his life, Candle in the Dark, produced by Christian history specialists Gateway Films. It’s available now to churches as part of a super Sunday School curriculum for $59.95 or as an individual video. In the USA call 1-800-523-0226 or order the home use video off their web page at: or the curriculum at: If you don’t have access to the web, try writing: for info., but remember not to send your credit card information over the open Internet.


fax machine If you send a lot of faxes, don’t forget about “The Phone Company,”, first profiled in Brigada Today on January 23, 1998. It’s absolutely free! (Thanks for the reminder, Paul!)


To learn more about missions opportunities for whole families, send a message to:


Order 3 of these great ministry NoteCard pkgs. and receive a free creatively designed ministry NotePad.

You get 12 Cards & Envelopes for only $4.75 per pkg. (normally $7.50 per pkg.). The original Watercolor artwork on the cover is an artistic spray of flowers with fancy title lettering (the artist is Bert VandenBos). There are several titles available, including “Together We Can Accomplish Great Things.” Card Size = 4.25″ x 5.5″ (folded). This Card and others are produced by Kingdom Graphics and can be seen or ordered at their “Secure Credit Card” Web Site:…or, if you’re in the USA, through toll-free tel. at 1-800-618-3133 or tel. 215-657-5888. Write for more info. Payment must accompany all orders.



The ISFM (International Society for Frontier Missiology) theme this year will be “Issues for the Future of Frontier Missions in the New Millennium”. It’s coming Sept. 18th at 7pm – Sept. 20 at the Founders Inn, the weekend before the EFMA, IFMA and EMS conference, in Virginia Beach. Expect great networking, stimulating presentations and strategic prayer and dialogue. If you want to be prepared for the new millennium, be there. Discount registration due by Aug. 20, 1999. For information and registration contact Amy


tools Tim the Tech-Toolman came through again this week with “MyTalk” — telephone-based e-mail! Browse for more info. MyTalk gives you a free e-mail address, User ID and password, along with a free web-based e-mail account you can check from any web browser. Nothing new there. But, the great part is… you can call a toll-free number (US and Canada) and enter your ID and password and it will READ your e-mail to you! Can you believe it? I think this has some really cool implications for the disabled and those still developing their typing skills. You can control it by talking to it. You can REPLY to e-mail, and it will record the file as a .wav file (no special applet needed to play it back, any Windows user who has sound capabilities can play it by clicking on it). AND it can retrieve POP mail from your regular e-mail account every few minutes and read IT to you too! It even works for America Online. The collection process checks every user’s POP accounts in turn, and then starts over again. According to Tim, it can sometimes require hours to retrieve your email, but if you’re the patient type, this might be just for you!

bow tied to fingerA caveat: if you pay your regular ISP on a per-minute basis or a so-many-minutes-a-month basis, your ISP may charge you a minute for each time MyTalk checks your mail, so it may use up or charge for one minute out of every, say, fifteen. If you pay a flat rate for unlimited usage, that doesn’t apply.

bow tied to fingerAnother caveat: You can’t INITIATE e-mail, you can only reply to it. So if there are people you frequently send e-mail to, keep a message from them in your received mail folder so you have something to reply to. Thanks for another Cool Tech-Tool, Tim! thumbs-up



A Consultation on Media Potentials in Cambodia will be held the evening of August 5 and until lunch on August 6th in Phnom Penh. The goal of this consultation will be to gather those organizations working in Cambodia and to see how they can work effectively together to use video programming to reach the minds and souls of the Cambodian people. The consultation will cover such topics as: Media Effects Research, Education-Entertainment formats, Opportunities for broadcast and non-broadcast placement, and strategies on partnerships. For more information contact Daniel

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