In this issue….
- VISIT THE LANGUAGE COURSE FINDER
- VIDEO CD – A VERSATILE MEDIUM
- CONFERENCE FOR MISSIONARIES ONLY
- WEB-WATCH: EMMAUS ROAD SITE GETS A MAKEOVER!
- IT’S FINALLY HERE! (DOCTORAL PROGRAMME)
- “TOP FIVE TIPS” FOR AVOIDING EMAIL VIRUSES
- LEARN TO TEACH ENGLISH!
- HAS ANYONE SEEN A NEW WORLD CHRISTIAN ENCYCLOPEDIA?
- THE BACK PAGE: SOMETIMES NOT “WHO YOU KNOW” AFTER ALL
- CLOSING STUFF
VISIT THE LANGUAGE COURSE FINDER
VIDEO CD – A VERSATILE MEDIUM
Thanks to Tony for the idea.
(Source: Web Evangelism Bulletin, May: https://brigada.org/today/articles/webevangelismbulletin.html )
CONFERENCE FOR MISSIONARIES ONLY
WEB-WATCH: EMMAUS ROAD SITE GETS A MAKEOVER!
IT’S FINALLY HERE! (DOCTORAL PROGRAMME)
“TOP FIVE TIPS” FOR AVOIDING EMAIL VIRUSES
- Don’t open attachments unless you simply have to. If someone sends you a newsletter via attachment, write the individual back and let him or her know that if they’d like for you to read it, to please insert the text in the normal email text. (Hence — we never accept Brigada Today items when sent by attachment.) Remember: “Just hit delete.” It’s kind of a fun feeling if you think about it. Ka-Boom!
- Keep your “data files” updated on your virus checker (you are running a virus-checker, aren’t you? ). Once every 14 days is probably a good rule of thumb.
- Examine your software settings to see if there are extra safeguards you can switch “on”. For example, in Microsoft Word 2000, go to “Tools|Macros|security” and make sure it’s set to “High”.
- If you have an alternative to Microsoft Outlook and you can use it, then consider using it! Our entire office has switched away from Outlook. So none of the Trojans that depend on the Microsoft Office hooks will work with our software.
- Back up your files. Back up your files. Back up your files.
By the way, Dr. Jim at CBC&S recommended another free virus checker, if you haven’t already settled on one. Check out: http://support.cai.com/Download/virussig.html#ilavwin95a
LEARN TO TEACH ENGLISH!
HAS ANYONE SEEN A NEW WORLD CHRISTIAN ENCYCLOPEDIA?
THE BACK PAGE: SOMETIMES NOT “WHOM YOU KNOW” AFTER ALL
The testimony I heard brought tears to my eyes. Here’s a gal from Sweden who began serving at an orphanage some 20 years ago in a 10/40 Window nation (also best left unidentified). After years of laboring there, she was forced to evacuate when unfriendly forces began shelling her town. It tore at her heart though! Who would take care of the children? Not knowing what else to do, she spent her last 4 days training one of the more mature young men, a 19-year-old, to become the director. She had taught him from age 12. For over 7 years, she had invested in prayer, story-telling, and love. Now, only time would tell if he could pull off this challenge. With some 85% of the city destroyed, she had to escape.
Years later, she came back to the orphanage. The 19-year-old was much wiser, much more experienced, and . . . a very successful children’s home director. Since then, he’s taken part in a YWAM Discipleship Training School, along with two or three other YWAM programs, and now he’s helping raise up a group of believers among refugees from his homeland. The 20 or so believers in his group just might represent the world’s largest worshipping body from his unreached group. Whoa. He’s 30 now. But when he shares his testimony, I’m tellin’ ya, your heart can’t help but weep for his people… and your mind can’t help but think back to those long years that the Swedish gal invested in him. During all those years, I’m not sure she ever really saw any measurable fruit from her labor. I don’t know what she told all her supporters. But the time came when God’s plan became known to all. And now, years later, her determination is showing through.
Someone told me once that after you plant a seed for a bamboo tree, absolutely nothing happens the first year, or the second. In fact, for six years, it looks like you were just wasting your time. Then, one night in about the sixth or seventh year, a little green sprout pops it’s sleepy head up through the soil. For day after day, thereafter, I’m told that the bamboo tree can grow up to six inches per night!!! Think about that!
Oh… and guess what happened to that Sweedish gal. I bet you nearly forgot about her, didn’t you. Well she didn’t forget. She never “grew weary in well-doing.” In fact, she’s laboring side-by-side with the boy she raised in the orphanage. Her determination, . . . her steadfastness, . . . her unstoppable energy . . . has made all the difference. Sometimes it’s not who you know; it’s how long you can keep on knowing him!
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