During 2011, during a couple of especially trying weeks, I became buried in my “day job” (which is serving as President of Team Expansion, a mission organization made up of 330 workers in 45 countries), and my “moonlighting job” (which is coaching soccer for a local Christian High School boys varsity soccer team). As a result, we missed several editions — namely, the 07/03, 07/10, 07/17, 07/24, 07/31, 08/07, 08/14, 08/21, 08/28, 09/04, 09/11, 10/23, 10/30, and 11/06. This amounts to 14 editions of Brigada (ouch) — and we’re determined to make those up to you. At the same time, in times past, when we’ve sent out multiple editions over the course of one or two days, it’s not gone over well. So, as a result, we’d like to make you a “deal.” We’ll *double* the next few issues — like a double-stuffed Oreo cookie, if you’ve ever had those before (twice the filling). We’ll also mix in a few Special “Express” Editions (like this one, which is intended to make up for the lost 7/3 and 7/10 editions). Between the two plans, we’ll make sure you get your money’s worth. Thanks for grace.