Psalms 118:24
Friday, 05 February 2016 - Bradley J

Arizona has been treating us well! Yesterday we performed at the Joyfull Cafe! And I tell you it was definitely the right name for the venue. The people were so wonderful and so full of joy. When were first arrived our contacts met Keilah at the front door; this was very inviting to us.. and then we got to set up and perform outside! It was awesome! I absolutely love open air shows they are so freeing. It really makes you reflect on how great...

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Wednesday, 03 February 2016 - CTI 14:21

I've said it before, and I'll say it again: pictures speak volumes more than words sometimes.  We've given you lots of words over the last few weeks, and I do dearly pray that something we have learned along the way has encouraged, challenged, or convicted you. While I do, indeed, hope that is the case, I'd also like to share with you some more actual pictures of life on the road, and the abundant blessings (in words) that are so graciously...

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IMAGE Those Voices
Sunday, 31 January 2016 - Roxanne Huber

We all have a voice.  Whether we use it or not is a different story.  Our voices, or lack thereof, have influence over other people.     We can use our voice to encourage, challenge, or damage someone.  Not only does each individual have their own voice, God and Satan have their own voices as well.   "But the waves are calling out my name and they laugh at me, Reminding me of all the times I’ve tried before and...

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Thursday, 28 January 2016 - Elisa Tung

Driving through Colorado, Utah and New Mexico was so awe inspiring. I sat in the van and watched as the mountains passed by. The mountains that towered over us were all unique in shape, size and color, and they were all beautiful. While driving through, I listened to a sermon: God is the Creator of the universe. He made all of these things, including these gorgeous mountains, with just the words He spoke. Creation was meant to reveal just a...

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IMAGE The Gospel is for Unity
Wednesday, 27 January 2016 - Samuel Iun

One of the major themes for our team this tour is the one of trust. The hope is that trust will lead to a greater team unity. The vision of unity is a lofty goal for any church, ministry, or gathering of Christians, especially unity as Paul describes in 1 Corinthians 12. Our team has made strides in achieving this goal, by God's grace - but there still is a lot of work to be done.  Recently, I've been reading a book called 'Sound Doctrine'...

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IMAGE Goodbye Colorado
Sunday, 24 January 2016 - Kirsten Kennedy

Well, I must say that Colorado has just about topped my list of most beautiful places in the United States. This was my first trip to Colorado and even though I've only been here a week, I wish I could stay longer. I figured I'd share a few snapshots of Colorado's beauty, as well as a striking quote from C.S. Lewis that I discovered on the wall of Bear Creek Presbyterian Church. And of course, for those of you who know me well, I couldn't NOT...

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Who can you impact today?
Saturday, 23 January 2016 - David Albers

This week we have been continuing through Colorado.  We have been here about a week and every single moment of every day has been gorgeous.  It is such a blessing to be able to make friends all over the country through our travels. Some of the relationships formed can be very impactful.  Months ago, I spent somewhere close to two hours talking with a guy in recovery who played drums after one of our programs. The conversation...

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Wednesday, 20 January 2016 - Bradley J. Banks

One of my favorite childhood books is “Oh The Places You’ll go!” by Dr. Seuss. Although he was a master mind and was very meticulous with his way of words.  He also was such a powerful instrument in the development in children and adults. I was read this book recently and I was just amazed at how relevant it is in my current walk.  I began to think about the biblical references could tie along with the message of this book, I...

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Tuesday, 19 January 2016 - Keilah Quimby

In Fulton, MO, we spent four days at Fulton State Hospital, a place with many different programs geared to help the clients there with mental illnesses. We played for these programs, and it was an especially challenging, interesting, and humbling experience. Each of our programs was met with a varying degree of interest (full-fledged participation to outward indifference), but one thing remained the same: these people knew that we were there...

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Refreshments that Never Run Out
Thursday, 14 January 2016 - Roxanne Huber

Throughout our touring so far this full-time year, we are blessed with many things.  One of those things are water bottles.  Literally, people gives us cases or bags full of water bottles.  These make the need to awkwardly fill our refillable water bottles/thermos at a bathroom sink, ask for a glass of water or buy a bottle of water less needed.Water is something refreshing that we need.  If we don't drink water, we will get...

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IMAGE Some Vegetables You Maybe Shouldn't Eat
Wednesday, 13 January 2016 - Matthew Celeste

Generally, when I am tasked to write a blog, I try to at least make people think that I am somewhat mature. This works out well for me, of course, but also most likely bodes well for CTI, as anyone who really knows me understands that I am actually twelve. I can't go on this way, however, the pressure of appearing mature has just been too much for me. I'm about to admit to you how much of a child I really am.  But before I do, here's some...

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A Lesson From Mission-minded Children
Thursday, 07 January 2016 - Samuel Iun

Before our winter tour officially started, our team was invited to be a part of the morning service at Living Word Lutheran Church in New London, MN. Besides the trepidation I had on our 'musical rustiness', having not played together for a month, I was more so excited about being able to minister to people all over the country again and to continue to partake with God's work and to see His goodness and glory revealed in the places we were to go...

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Friday, 25 December 2015 - Elisa Tung

It's already been over 2 weeks that CTI 14:21 has been on Christmas break. We're so glad that we got this time to rest! I know I've personally been able to take the time to reflect on my time with CTI thus far: things that went well, things we can improve on, challenges we've faced, what we've learned about ourselves, God, team mates and about life in general. Looking ahead, I've also been thinking: What goals do I want to set for myself this...

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Seasons Come and Go
Monday, 30 November 2015 - Bradley J Banks

Summer's never long enough, but winter last forever.  We have just arrived back in Willmar and I must say time sure has flown by this year. I cannot believe it is the end of our fall tour and the start of a new season. Winter is upon us folks, and as much as I hate it, I just need to accept that it's here and deal with it.  Many of us would be much more comfortable if everything always stayed the same; yet it doesn’t. Everything has...

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Sunday, 29 November 2015 - Kirsten Kennedy

As our Fall Tour comes to a close this weekend in Winnipeg, we would like to share with you some of the ways we have seen God's provision over the past few weeks. We are incredibly grateful for the ways The Lord has blessed us and revealed Himself to us during this season! Check out the video below! We pray it brings you just as much warmth and encouragement as it has brought to us!  "Let your roots grown down into him, and let your lives...

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