IMAGE I Need Thee, Oh I Need Thee
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 - Hannah Olson

  In my devotions this week, I came across this idea that not only do we need Christ but we must consciously choose Christ daily. It’s not enough to simply take comfort from the words of Christ or to be challenged into action by the sermon we heard on Sunday. We must not simply be like Christ, rather, we must follow Him.    I have never once thought to myself that my relationship or faith in Christ is convenient. If we choose to...

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Sunday, 14 September 2014 - Keilah Quimby

Throughout training tour, we have played in a variety of venues. Youth groups, church services, and care centers number the majority of these. As a general rule, we now know what to expect when playing in one of these places. So, when we stepped into our first prison on Wednesday night - to check in, set up, and play/worship with them - familiarity had gone out the window. Expectations and emotions ranged, but excitement also ran high. How...

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Friday, 12 September 2014 - Joey Nutting

Lately I have been convicted of feeling timid to share my testimony at various venues. I was embarrassed to share what God has done for me personally, along with revealing all the junk and shame of my past. I was praying about it a lot, and I was encouraged by the passage in 2 Timothy 1:7 where it says  “…the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.” I was reminded that we have been...

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Shattered comfort zones
Friday, 12 September 2014 - Matthew Celeste

Nursing homes. To be honest, these places have always freaked me out just a little bit. Much like hospitals, nursing homes are always a very strong reminder of the frailty and fleeting nature of the human life. It doesn't get much more real than going to a nursing home, talking to a resident, and listening to them speak about how their bodies refuse to do all the things they used to love to do. And all of the people they miss, and how the world...

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Thursday, 11 September 2014 - Christian McArthur

CTI 14:22 with CTI alum Sarah Baird at Pops Soda Ranch in Oklahoma.  Pops is home to over 600 flavors of Soda.

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Wednesday, 10 September 2014 - Christian McArthur

The team photo gallery has been updated with a bunch of photos from the tour.  Check it out!  

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Wednesday, 10 September 2014 - Christian McArthur

  The Team Photo Gallery has been updated with hundreds of pictures from overseas.  Check it out!  

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Monday, 08 September 2014 - Patty Lin

At the conclusion of our three week training tour, we will have had venues in seven different states. Occasionally I’ll miss the familiarity of my own home but host families are my favorite part of tour life.   I’m always blessed by God’s provision through his Church on the road.   Sometimes hosts that best fold us into their community aren’t even the ones that house us overnight. Tom here, topped off our gas tank as his...

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Saturday, 06 September 2014 - Matt Kelley

Hey guys! This past week we have been playing several concerts at the University of Dubuque.  As Kirsten said on Wednesday, our first concert here was very difficult.  It was a two hour set in a cafe with a very non-responsive crowd.  To be honest, there were multiple times throughout the set that I thought to myself, "Wow... Why are we doing this?  No one is listening and we are wasting our time."  I knew that we were...

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Friday, 05 September 2014 - Kelvin Woo

Hi everyone!Can you believe it? It's already been one week on the road. I can't believe how much has happened in one week alone. We've visited a church in Prinsburg, MN. Setup a garage band (literally) in one of the last year's alumni's garage in Grand Forks, ND. Visited a very musically inclined church in Poplar, WI and lead worship for both the jr. high and high school youth groups. Then we made our way back to ND to play at a school, a...

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Thursday, 04 September 2014 - Kirsten Kennedy

Hey y'all! CTI Team 14:22 has finally made it to Iowa. We left South Dakota this past Sunday and headed to Pella, Iowa to worship at the high school there. We are now in Northeast Iowa for the next few days spending time with the students and faculty of The University of Dubuque. We had our first set this evening, which was definitely one of the hardest and longest ones we've had. Performing in front of peers, especially those in college has...

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Saturday, 30 August 2014 - Kasey Manning

Hey everybody! After three weeks of training and preparation, Team 14:21 is ready to hit the road! We’ll be kicking off our tour in Prinsburg, MN this weekend. In the following weeks we will be heading to North Dakota, Wisconsin, and Iowa.   God’s provision for our team has been so evident during training! We’ve been blessed by those who have provided meals for us and hosted us over the past few weeks. We also have a fantastic office...

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Saturday, 30 August 2014 - Holly Hassman

Hi everyone!   CTI 14:22 is hitting the road today for our first tour. We'll be in Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, Kansas, South Dakota, and Oklahoma over the next three weeks, and we're excited to put into practice all we've been learning and studying during our training in Willmar. We're also pumped to interact with all of our contacts and host families; hope we get to meet many of you as...

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Meet CTI 14:22
Tuesday, 19 August 2014 - Christian McArthur

  You can get to know the team better and see them play at their Practice Concert this coming Thursday, August 21st at 6:30pm.  We will be broadcasting the concerts live at ctimusic.org/live.

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Meet CTI 14:21
Tuesday, 19 August 2014 - Christian McArthur

  You can get to know the team better and see them play at their Practice Concert this coming Thursday, August 21st at 6:30pm.  We will be broadcasting the concerts live at ctimusic.org/live.

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