In this issue…

1) RATS — AWAY ON OUR BIRTHDAY
2) SATELLITE LOCATOR CHIP IMPLANTS FOR YOUR MISSIONARY STAFF
3) DEVELOPMENT HELP
4) EVEN MORE EASY ENGLISH PSALMS!
5) TO KEEP YOU “IN THE KNOW” (NEWS SOURCES ON THE NET)
6) IMPACT YOUR WORLD FOR GOD
7) PREPARE FOR TESL
8) CHILDREN IN CRISIS
9) COMPUTERS ON THE MISSION FIELD
10) CLOSING STUFF

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1) RATS — AWAY ON OUR BIRTHDAY — Sorry to be out of the country on Brigada’s 7-year-old birthday. We started in January of 1995. To read any of the 364 Brigada Today back-issues, see:

www.brigada.org

Now… let’s catch up! :-)

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2) SATELLITE LOCATOR CHIP IMPLANTS FOR YOUR MISSIONARY STAFF — So… does your mission have a team in Colombia or some other location where kidnappings have occurred? Do you ever fear for their safety? Well maybe your fears will be lessened soon. Imagine an implantable GPS ID chip that could identify your missionary’s location to global GPS locators. Maybe it’s not as far away as you might imagine. Check out the article at:

http://www.wired.com/news/print/0,1294,50004,00.html

(Thanks Tim!!!)

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3) DEVELOPMENT HELP — For some years, UK’s evangelical NGO, Tearfund, has produced a valuable magazine called “Footsteps.” It is primarily for national Christians and development workers, with lots of helpful grass-roots ideas for health-care, agriculture and education. Now all issues are also online. Access it via the ‘NGO’ link on the Tearfund site

http://www.tearfund.org

or jump directly to the unframed section using:

http://footsteps. tearfund.net/english/contents/index.htm

(Thanks Tony!)

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4) EVEN MORE EASY ENGLISH PSALMS! — Wycliffe Associates UK have published Book 3 of their popular EasyEnglish Psalms (Ps 73 – 89) for pastors and leaders on their website –

http://www. easyenglishworld.com (or new web address

http://www.easyenglish.info ).

More details and CDs are available from .

(Thanks Martin!)

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5) TO KEEP YOU “IN THE KNOW” (NEWS SOURCES ON THE NET) — Check out the Newslinks page of the Latin America Mission at

www.lam.org/news/latlinks.html. They give you options!

If you’d like a complete English-language newspaper, look no farther than

http://www.dallasnews.com/frontpage/express.PDF.

(sometimes it’s not posted ’til noon, Eastern time)

Also, at least for now, the Christian Science Monitor is making their total newspaper — 20-24 pages — available free for download and printing on their website at

http://www.csmonitor.com/.

Look for the “treeless” edition on the right side and click through. They are talking about charging for it, and indeed did for a while, but seem to be back to offering it for free.

To download either of these newspapers you have to have an adobe program on your computer. (Thanks Ken!!!)

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6) IMPACT YOUR WORLD FOR GOD — A Crossroads Discipleship Training School is being held at YWAM, Lebanon, PA. for families and singles April 22, to July 12, 2002. An 8 week outreach will follow the lecture phase. A CDTS is for men & women age 30 and older including families with children. This course offers you the opportunity to seek God’s will and be revitalized in your relationship to Him. For more information contact .avidbbauman@cs.com>

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7) PREPARE FOR TESL — Would you like to be better prepared to teach English? Mark your calendars — May 6 to May 31, 2002, a TESOL course is slated at YWAM, Lebanon, Pa. At the completion of the course a certificate from the Institute for Nations is presented which opens many doors to teach English. For more information, contact

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8) CHILDREN IN CRISIS — Cornerstone Centre for Intercultural Studies (Netherlands) is offering a one week course 4 – 8 March 2002, including a guide to effective ministry among street children, child advocacy issues, children’s encounter with war and dealing with war related traumas, principles for intervention, and overview on ministry to sexually exploited children and dealing with care for the care givers. Lecturer is Dr. Phyllis Kilbourn, editor of four books and founder of Rainbows of Hope. Costs only 140 Euro including full board. Apply at

http://www.cornerstone-mtc.com or write to

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9) COMPUTERS ON THE MISSION FIELD — A speaker for an upcoming Nigeria Evangelical Missions Association’s (NEMA) Field Missionary Convention (Feb 18 -23) is looking to share some of the practical and creative ways computers are being used on the mission field. If you have an interesting “Computers on the Field” experience you’d like to share please email Shawn at

. Results will be posted on the Missionary Tech Support website following the conference,

http://www.missionarytechsupport.com .