In this issue….

--------------------------------------

NEAL PIROLO’S NEW BOOK ON REENTRY

book It’s called, Caring For Your Returning Missionaries and if it’s like anything else he’s done, it’ll end up setting the pattern for years to come. At the suggestion of Brigada participant, Kevin, we wrote Neal to find out more. He answered quickly and it turns out that you can find it on the web at http://www.eri.org/new.htm#3 or write for more information at Emmaus_Road@eri.org. If you have to order via email, maybe you can sign up for PayPal and convince Emmaus to do the same. That way you won’t have to send credit card information out into “the wild” on the open Internet. Here’s a link to sign up (and receive a free $5 bonus start-up payment); Brigada receives $5 too, when you sign up: https://secure.paypal.x.com/refer/pal=DLucas%40TeamExpansion.org
--------------------------------------

GREAT WEB IMPLEMENTATION OF OFFERING OPPORTUNITIES

WebWatch Have you come across Mission Finder, on the web at http://www.mfinder.org. Rod and his crew there have compiled extensive listings and free placement assistance and the implementation of the site is elegantly simple, and very effective. In fact, it should probably serve as an inspiration for other organizations, who should either find out how to hook in . . . or host similar implementations at their sites. Thanks for the great job, Rod!
--------------------------------------

LOOKING FOR A CHEAP TRAVELING DISPLAY?

Mark, a missionary in Colombia, believes he has found a great source. Check out http://www.additionsexhibits.com, where for $250, you can be out the door and in business with a table-top model. Check it out!
--------------------------------------

HELP FOR COMPUTER-EXPERT-WANNA-BE-TYPES

Are you a frustrated computer user who can’t wait for the day when you break out of your shell and become an expert? Tony would like to know… What do you think are the very best online help pages for newbies and non-technical computer users? Please send your recommendations to Tony tony@soon.org.uk so that they can be added to this page of links: https://brigada.org/today/articles/pctips.html

Tony would also like to know, for his mission organization, how other missions offer computer and software advice to workers overseas, who may be in isolated situations and also not necessarily very technical. He’s wondering if Brigada participants use some kind of password-protected help web-pages, autoresponder emails on different subjects, printed help-pages, CDs, home-end volunteers to give email advice, or anything else? He’s requesting that you reply to the same address. Thanks.

--------------------------------------

PARTNER WITH LIVETHECALL TO SEND MISSIONARIES

On September 2nd, over 350,000 youth and adults gathered on The Mall in Washington, DC, to seek God’s face in repentance and humility for a revival to sweep across our nation and the world. It was a historic time of uniting generations in an effort to take back our world for Christ. Many in attendance heard the call to go into the nations. A growing number continue to communicate with livethecall.com where and when they want to go. Will you help them answer their call? By completing the form on the web at http://www.livethecall.com/index.html?a=go&b=agencies you will be able to respond to this list of recruits, and post opportunities. Recruits privately choose from all ministries who contact them, and choose the outreach that fits their interests. For further info contact Blake blakehodge@strategicnetwork.org
--------------------------------------

BACK UP YOUR WORK… IF YOU SNOOZE YOU LOSE

This past week, Tony pointed us to several good articles urging writers and other executives to back up their documents. All it takes is a simple rush to make a flight and lo and behold, you’ll leave your laptop in the men’s room by Gate 5 or . . . wherever. Once it’s gone, someone could pick it up and decide to keep it . . . or worse yet, if you’re traveling through some country where the information is sensitive, thieves could pilfer information about secure relationships. So… learn to encrypt where necessary . . . but for sure, back up what’s essential. If you don’t own a backup tape drive, try http://www.xdrive.com/index.html, which lets you back up files over the web for free!
--------------------------------------

PICK OUT A CALLING CARD BASED ON THE COMPETITION

telephone Now you can! Just browse to http://www.zaptel.com/ where you’ll find everything you need to make a good decision about phone service.
--------------------------------------

FUNDRAISING FUN

dollar sign Getting ready for a trip over to Russia, Micheline has found some creative ways to raise support. Here are two goodies that earn you cash, while people do what they would be doing anyway- EATING! The first is Taco Cabana http://www.tacocabana.com where you pick a fundraising night and invite everyone you know. You get 20% of what they spend, paid out in about a month. Great time #2 is the Pampered Chef http://www.pamperedchef.com. Throw a chef party and get 10-20% of purchases, or sell the cookbooks for 40%! While you may not earn enough at one event to send you on your way, it’s fun and a perfect time to get everyone together and tell them about your vision for missions. Who knows…maybe you’ll walk away with a few more people excited and supportive of what you’re doing in missions.
--------------------------------------

FIND THE BEST BOOK DEALS ON THE NET

glbooks Have your eye on a book but don’t want to pay much for it? Try AddALL.com http://www.addall.com It automatically compares prices among major, reputable online bookstores and finds the internet-wide best offer for any book you want. With 46 bookstores in their search list (10 of which are for used, rare, and out-of-print books), they claim to be the biggest book database on the Internet. They include shipping costs (all the different shipping options for your area – including overseas!) and applicable sales tax in their search results (sorted by title, author or price). It’s a great way to save money on the books you need!
-------------------

TO SUBSCRIBE — To subscribe to BRIGADA TODAY, send email to brigada-today-subscribe@egroups.com.

TO UNSUBSCRIBE — Send email to brigada-today-unsubscribe@egroups.com. (Subject and text are ignored.)
IF IT DOESN’T WORK — Write Don & Judy, our Customer Services Managers at help@brigada.org. Yahooooo for volunteers!!!

COPYRIGHT — This issue of Brigada Today is Copyrighted © 2001. However, permission is granted to freely redistribute these materials, including those available through email autoresponders, provided that such redistribution is to those who will help the Good News of Christianity to reach the unreached. But please include this phrase: “For a free subscription of Brigada‘s weekly missions publication, write brigada-today-subscribe@egroups.com>.”
IMPORTANT: To copy or reproduce Brigada Today for any other reason is illegal and is not permitted.

DISCLAIMER — Please note that there’s no way we can possibly screen all the text on all the web sites or items we recommend. We try to check them out first… but if we miss something, please don’t assume that the opinions on those sites are identical to those of the Brigada family of networks. “Eat the corn, leave the cob!” ear of corn
For subscription questions or problems, write help@brigada.org.

SUBMITTING CONTENT — To submit content or ideas to Brigada Today, first please get a copy of “Guidelines for submitting items to Brigada” Then, once you’ve composed your item in keeping with those guidelines, send your item for Brigada Today to DLucas@teamexpansion.org.
Thanks to for hosting the Brigada mailing list.
Emphasis is placed on items relating to unreached peoples and challenges faced by those reaching them cross-culturally.

not symbolPLEASE DON’T SUBSCRIBE US TO YOUR LIST — It’s always better to ask before manually force-adding anyone to your list-serve or mailing list. Recently, tons of well-meaning people have been subscribing Doug to their lists. Since he often travels overseas, he doesn’t join many of those, for obvious reasons (like being charged big-time for overseas access). So as a general rule, please don’t bulk-mail us! See the note above if you’d like to submit items for Brigada Today. Thanks for understanding. Bottom line: We will never create Brigada Today items from bulk mail. Bulk mail gets deleted immediately — sorry. Nothing personal. We suggest you apply the same standard to everyone. Ask first!

OPCWARNING ABOUT FORWARDING EMAILS — Please, before forwarding any kind of request (even if it says “please send this to all your friends”), please check to make sure it has a VERIFIABLE ORIGIN, a VERIFIABLE PURPOSE, and a VERIFIABLE CLOSURE (OPC). By following this simple approach, many “email viruses” could be nipped in the bud… at least in the Brigada family. More information about the full Brigada OPC protocol is available. Thank you.

-------------------

BRIGADA TODAY IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE FOLLOWING TEAM OF REGULAR VOLUNTEERS:

*Global Glimpses: John Hanna, Caleb Project, jhanna@cproject.com
*Brigada Website: Bob Mayhew, WebServant@brigada.org
*Brigada Customer Service Manager: help@brigada.org
*Brigada Coordinator: Doug Lucas, Team Expansion & Brigada, DLucas@teamexpansion.org
*and many other occasional contributors too numerous to mention!
But thanks for working together! That’s the dream of Brigada!
0 Shares