IMAGE 2014 Summer Partnerships
Thursday, 10 April 2014 -

                    We are excited to announce the 4 organizations with whom we will be partnering with this summer: YFC Guatemala, YWAM Taiwan, YFC Hong Kong, and YFC Singapore.  Please join is in prayer as we prepare for the great work which God has prepared in advance for us to do (Ephesians 2:10).   YFC Guatemala  The staff at YFC Guatemala seeks to reach 10,000 young people...

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IMAGE "When I can't feel you, I have learned to reach out just the same"
Friday, 28 March 2014 - Patty Lin

Who has felt lonely? Who has felt unloved or uncared for? Who has felt hopeless?   Lately I’ve been weighed down by all these feelings, but the problem is that these feelings aren’t based on reality.   I am not alone. I am loved and cared for. I have hope. But I’m not just talking about being loved by people around me.   Most importantly I have Christ. He’s promised to never leave me nor forsake me. His death for my sins...

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Treasure In Jars Of Clay
Friday, 21 March 2014 - CTI 14:21

Hello from Ontario, Canada! We've had a fun few days recently with a busy schedule doing everything from recruiting at Redeemer College to playing at a few Christian high schools Hamilton area. Last night we did an evening concert at Providence Christian Reformed church. The following morning we got up around 4 am to drive to Toronto area to play a chapel at another school. Our bodies are staring to feel a little weak at week 11 out of...

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IMAGE Yosemite
Tuesday, 18 March 2014 - Doug Kman

We spent a couple days in Modesto with Elijah's family. It was an amazing time for me. I truly felt at home and was encouraged by all of them.   We had a day off where they brought us to Yosemite National Park. It was one of the most beautiful things I had ever seen!   We went on a few short easy hikes. We have 2 asthmatic people on the team so too much strain is not a good idea for us! We crawled into some rocks and found caves to...

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IMAGE "One body, one baptism"
Saturday, 15 March 2014 - CTI 14:21

Hey y'all!!! We're getting down to the final weeks of the long but steady winter tour!! So many things have happened in these few months that it would be hard to share everything with you, but some major things that I find encouraging and important to point out is unity. This is why I chose "One body, one baptism" as my title because it is exactly how it is on team CTI. You become a family who hurts for each other, listen to each other, share...

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IMAGE The importance of reflecting
Wednesday, 12 March 2014 - Paul Quiram

I am one of those people who needs alone time to recharge.  It doesn't mean I dislike people or anything like that, but just that I place great value on my quiet time.   Why do I find it so important?  Because there's two ways this tour has taught to spend quiet time: gaining and processing.  Sometimes quiet time is about getting something put into me, it might be Scripture, prayer, or some devotional reading.  Its...

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IMAGE God is made perfect in our weakness
Saturday, 08 March 2014 - Allie Stinson

Lately I have been doing a lot of pouting, complaining, and ALWAYS being annoyed at EVERY little thing. I am walking through life with a bad attitude and wondering why I am so grumpy all the time. It is so much work and not fun for others around me. I'm reminded about last tour. We were in Manitoba Canada. Alec and I were staying at a principles house. He had 2 young daughters. The youngest being not yet 1 and the oldest almost 3. I had noticed...

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San Francisco
Thursday, 06 March 2014 - Doug Kman

Having the opportunity on the road to encounter alumni of CTI's full-time and summer programs is definitely a highlight of being a full-time team member.  These people have been through it, they know the struggles, they know the joys, the lessons, and the desires on the road. We have spent the last few days in San Francisco where our entire team knows some of the alumni personally! 3 of us  were on teams with people here. The rest of...

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CTI at Emmanuel Lutheran Church
Monday, 03 March 2014 - Kelvin Woo

Timelapse video of Emmanuel Lutheran Church youth morning concert.     CTI 14:21 at Emmanuel Lutheran School from Kelvin Woo on Vimeo.

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IMAGE We Fail… THANK GOD!
Wednesday, 26 February 2014 - Doug Kman

I have been reading through the Old Testament. By the end of this tour I want to have read every word of the bible. I have read the entire New Testament, and several books of the old. I started with the first book I hadn't read from the beginning and am reading it all from there. So I started in Numbers. I finished 1 Kings today and it was my first experience reading the stories of Elijah, Saul, David, Solomon, and many others.  It is...

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IMAGE His mercies are new every morning!
Sunday, 23 February 2014 - Kale Hamill

Hey everyone! I realize I haven't posted a blog in quite a while. I am continually thankful to all of you out there that are contributing to CTI, whether it be by money, prayer or donating your house/free time to host a team. I have been going through a lot of life challenges lately and the one thing that I have to be thankful for is a roof over my head. Not just that, but the people, who I have met by staying in their homes, have brought such a...

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"May I Never Forget"
Saturday, 22 February 2014 - Eva Prokhorova

"Let all that I am praise the Lord;     may I never forget the good things he does for me." - Psalm 103:2   The theme of looking to the past has recently been coming up over and over again. But the question is: why do we look back?   I find myself sometimes trying to analyze and figure out things in the past that I do not understand and have not been resolved.  It is beneficial to learn from past mistakes and...

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IMAGE Faithful Prayers to a Faithful God
Saturday, 22 February 2014 - Patty Lin

Photo: The Californians of the team introducing us to In-N-Out! The main lesson I learned during my first summer tour with CTI was the importance of being faithful to share the story God has given me, regardless of whether I deem my story to be compelling or convincing enough to “win” people to Christ. Today, halfway through winter tour of full-time, I was reminded of that lesson again. At The Mission at Kern County in California, I...

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Aaron
Monday, 17 February 2014 - Aaron Price

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IMAGE A Lesson from Esther
Saturday, 15 February 2014 - Isaac Haaland

This past week I have been reading Esther, and I gotta say that I never thought I would compare myself to her, but something really stood out to me while reading it this time. It's just after Haman convinces the King to sign the proclamation about killing all the Jews. Mordecai learns of the plan and wept, the ESV says "...He cried out with a loud and bitter cry." Mordecai asks Esther to plead to the King, but at first she is afraid. What...

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