In this issue….
- IN MEMORY OF BOB & PATTI MAYHEW, OUR WEB VOLUNTEERS
- IN HONOR OF BOB & PATTI, THE MAYHEW MEMORIAL FUND
- BRIGADA WEBSITE RUNNING SILENTLY, WITHOUT ITS HELMSMAN
- SOME ARE RECEIVING 10 INFECTED EMAILS PER *DAY*
- LET’S START TALKING
- IF YOU UPGRADE TO XP, TRY POWERTOYS
- GOT CREATIVE FINANCIAL STRATEGY EXAMPLES?
- LIFE DIRECTION WEEKENDS
- OUT OF MORMONISM: A WOMAN’S TRUE STORY
- NEW BOOK ON ISLAM
- GOOD PRICES ON BOOKS FOR/ABOUT MISSIONARIES
- LANGUAGE AND CULTURAL TRAINING FOR MISSIONARIES
- LOOKING FOR GOOD CHRISTIAN VIDEOS?
- SEND YOUR KIDS TO THIS BIBLE STUDY WEBSITE
- ANNOUNCING PERSPECTIVES ON THE WORLD OF ISLAM
- MINI-PERSPECTIVES COURSE AVAILABLE ON-LINE
- NORTH KOREA INVESTIGATIVE REPORT
- NEED CHRISTMAS PRAYER CARDS?
- CLOSING STUFF
IN MEMORY OF BOB & PATTI MAYHEW, OUR WEB VOLUNTEERS
IN HONOR OF BOB & PATTI, THE MAYHEW MEMORIAL FUND
https://brigada.org/sponsor.html and click on the “Donate” link at the bottom of the page to make a donation using a credit card or from a PayPal account. (If for some reason the Brigada site drops out during this transitional period, you could also use the “Donate” link at:
http://www.teamexpansion.org , on the righthand side of the page.)
Please be sure to mention in the “Special Instructions” box that the gift is for the Mayhew Memorial Fund. In addition, please make a note regarding how you’d like your name to be shown on the sponsors page. If you’d like the gift to be anonymous, just mark it as such. Note that it might take us a while to figure out Bob’s system to update everything. Thanks for your patience as we get it going again. Thanks in advance to any who feel led to contribute.
BRIGADA WEBSITE RUNNING SILENTLY, WITHOUT ITS HELMSMAN
So, if I can speak candidly for a moment, it’s kind of strange today for me to visit www.brigada.org . Really, truth be known, that’s Bob’s site, not Brigada’s. It’s hard for me to put into words what I feel as I click there… the way the web pages still obediently pop up, one after another, running silently, just as if Bob is somehow in the background, serving them personally. To me, it’s almost haunting. It probably sounds corny, but I can’t help but think of some kind of old mystery movie, where the wheel of an old ship has been tied, with the sails set so the bow heads into the wind. The helmsman is missing, having deserted his post for the time being. But the ship sails on into the dark. Those hundreds and hundreds of files, representing hundreds and hundreds of late nights, stand today as his legacy. May God bless his grown daughter, son-in-law, and son. May He raise up others like Bob & Patti for the challenges of tomorrow… and may Bob’s name ever be remembered as synonymous with selfless servanthood and extreme endurance.
Our tribute today isn’t just to Bob & Patti, it’s to all those like the Mayhews, who serve daily in silent ministry for the good of the Kingdom, in hopes that unreached peoples everywhere can one day know Christ as King! To all those servants, we offer thanks . . . and hopes for God’s richest blessings. …
SOME ARE RECEIVING 10 INFECTED EMAILS PER DAY
http://securityresponse.symantec.com/ (click on the “Security Alert” for the badtrans virus). How does one avoid getting badtrans? You guessed it: Don’t click on the file attachment, make sure your virus definitions are up to date, and finally, make sure you’ve disabled Outlook’s tendency to automatically execute macros and visual basic scripts. The trojan worm attachment will typically have file names that look like:
CARD.Doc.pif or NEWS_DOC.mp3.scr. But the virus (or more properly, the worm) randomly chooses these file names from a list including names like “PICS, IMAGES, README, New_Napster_Site, NEWS_DOC, HAMSTER, YOU_ARE_FAT!, SEARCHURL, SETUP, CARD, ME_NUDE, Sorry_about_yesterday, S3MSONG, DOCS, HUMOR, and FUN.” The trick is… the final extension for the entire file name will *always* end in “pif” or “scr”. For the benefit of all your friends on the Net, *please* make sure your virus definitions are up to date and don’t click on any attachments ending in those extensions. Thanks!
LET’S START TALKING
http://www.lst.org or call +1-817-684-7LST or write
IF YOU UPGRADE TO XP, TRY POWERTOYS
GOT CREATIVE FINANCIAL STRATEGY EXAMPLES?
LIFE DIRECTION WEEKENDS
OUT OF MORMONISM: A WOMAN’S TRUE STORY
NEW BOOK ON ISLAM
This online bookstore has a niche for missions books, mission biographies, Webster’s 1828 Dictionary (best price on web), Patch the Pirate story/song adventures for children, and many other books and gifts. (They accept credit cards and PayPal and ship anywhere in the world.) (Now through Dec 4th, use coupon code “4SALE” and save $4 on shipping.) The site is
http://www.baptist-books.com or email
LANGUAGE AND CULTURAL TRAINING FOR MISSIONARIES
MissionPrep (Toronto, Canada) has a course coming on February 10,2002. For a detailed overview of this and other seminars email Robert
LOOKING FOR GOOD CHRISTIAN VIDEOS?
Try GospelDirect.com . They’ve got tons.
SEND YOUR KIDS TO THIS BIBLE STUDY WEBSITE
Here’s a site that makes the web worth it for kids. Check out
http://www.childrensbiblestudy.com . See the animations galore and the dozens of free games and puzzles.
ANNOUNCING PERSPECTIVES ON THE WORLD OF ISLAM
A semester-long course patterned after Perspectives on the World Christian Movement, is now being offered in seven cities: Atlanta, GA; Baltimore, MD; Columbia, SC; Houston, TX; Philadelphia, PA; Raleigh, NC; Washington DC. Classes begin in January (Registration deadline for January classes are in mid-January.) or March 2002, depending on location. The course seeks to give a working knowledge of the Islamic faith and an understanding of how to reach Muslims with the Christian message. To find out specifics on class times, locations and more please visit our website at http://www.PerspectivesOnIslam.org or email .
MINI-PERSPECTIVES COURSE AVAILABLE ON-LINE
The 2nd edition of the Path to God’s Glory “mini-Perspectives” Bible-study is now available on-line! You can check it out at http://www.pathtogodsglory.org . This study highlights the main points of the Perspectives material and has been used in over 40 countries to mobilize Christians to join God in His plan to bless all nations. This study can be used as either a 4 or 8-week study with individuals, small groups, Sunday school classes, short term and missions training teams. For more information contact the study’s author, Joe, at .
NORTH KOREA INVESTIGATIVE REPORT
The World Center for North Korea Missions is releasing their long-awaited Investigative Report. This 10-part series features written testimonies as well as audio and video of North Korean refugees and mission workers. Receive the report by email by visiting http://www.nkmissions.com/world_network/ or for more info email .firstname.lastname@example.org>
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