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Thursday, 30 October 2014 - Maddie DeVaughn

Hey everyone! We safely arrived in Spokane, Washington last night at Hannah’s parents’ house, and have spent our first day doing chapels and youth groups—it’s been a blast. On our way to Washington we spent the night in Montana where we had a team devo. We spent time as a team talking about what characteristics of God have been especially evident to us lately.   We talked about faithfulness, His grace, and what’s been sticking out...

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Wednesday, 29 October 2014 - Wesley Lin

As we began a concert at our first public (non-Christian) venue in the States at the University of Wisconsin – Sheboygan, I became very nervous. All I wanted to do was shrink behind my keyboard and disappear. I was reminded of my own public school experience, how afraid I was of judgment from my peers and how I never wanted to stick out because of my faith. Although our team just spent the past month shamelessly proclaiming the Gospel to all...

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Tuesday, 28 October 2014 - Holly Hassman

Stewardship. This is a CTI buzzword that I've heard from multiple staff and team members who have been with CTI in the past. It also seems to be a life motto in Hong Kong. From resources to time to relationships, the Hong Kong Youth For Christ (YFC) staff intentionally use everything to the fullest and best way possible.     They use YFC donations as gifts for the elderly community members who come to their meetings and to...

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Thursday, 23 October 2014 - Patty Lin

[Photo from Holy Trinity Primary School in Hong Kong. I loved this photographer's shots! Check out his full album HERE  - it's a great way to visually experience one of our school assembly programs.]This evening we had our first stateside concert since Hong Kong. It was fun to join the youth group of First Baptist Church, where both Fulltime teams have been training all week in preparation for our five-week Fall Tour. In a week my...

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Our Last Couple Days in Honduras
Sunday, 19 October 2014 - Lena Kvigne

We just got back from Honduras and we had a great time. One of the parts that sticks out to me the most was the last few days we were there. We had three concerts in one day; two elementary schools and then a boarding school. They were like no other concerts we have played there...the JPC staff really got the first two crowds going; then the third one was about 500 high schoolers who were willing to dance and praise God without holding back....

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14:22 home safe and sound
Saturday, 18 October 2014 - CTI 14:22

CTI 14:22 arrived back to Willmar late Friday night (technically, it was early Saturday morning) safe and sound. Stay tuned for updates on their continued stateside ministry throughout the the rest of their year. Thanks for your prayers. Praise God for His provision of safe and smooth travel for both teams! -Paul, on behalf of 14:22

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IMAGE The team are back!
Saturday, 18 October 2014 - Christian McArthur

  CTI 14:21 and CTI 14:22 are back from Honduras and Hong Kong, respectively.  They will spend the day debriefing their time overseas before re-tooling for their domestic tours.  Stay tuned to their blogs in the coming days for overseas tour recaps.     Praise God for the work that He has accomplished through the Fulltime Teams and Youth for Christ over the past 3 weeks.  Join is in praying for the YFC staff members...

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14:21 Is Home!
Saturday, 18 October 2014 - CTI 14:21

Hey everyone! We made it back safely to Minneapolis from Honduras. Stay tuned this week for some reflections from various team members!

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Story-time with Maddie
Thursday, 16 October 2014 - CTI 14:22

We'll have more photos and stories from Hong Kong to share once we're settled back stateside, but for now, we wanted to share a lovely story about 1422 that Maddie wrote one day as her journal entry. As we begin our long travel day back to the Central time zone, keep us in your prayers. One request I can think of is for grace - from ticket agents and custom officials in the airport, but also for one another as we lose the patience-buffer that is...

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Wednesday, 15 October 2014 - Kirsten Kennedy

Hey everyone!   It's been a CRAZY 3 weeks but it's definitely been AMAZING to see how God is moving here in China. This short journey has definitely proven difficult and humbling, but I've grown so much in the process. Mom, Gram, Dad, Nadi, Chatty, Stanley (happy birthday!), Kennedy and Grady...I love all of y'all! Can't wait to see you in December!    XOXO   Kirsten

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Video Update from Honduras
Monday, 13 October 2014 - CTI 14:21

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Monday, 13 October 2014 - Patty Lin

After I post this I'll be going to sleep in HK for the 3rd to last time before going to the airport. I can't believe how quickly our time here has flown by!   As a team we've been talking a lot about stewardship: being faithful to the gifts and opportunities God has given us by making the most out of it. The YFC in HK certainly don't waste an opportunity to share the Gospel and it's been our joy to serve alongside of and learn from them....

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IMAGE Update from Honduras
Saturday, 11 October 2014 - Kelvin Woo

We've traveled to La Ceiba last Sunday, stayed for a few days and now we're in Tegucigalpa, planning to be here till Monday. We'll then be going to the YFC camp for the rest of the week in Copan.   We're overall doing excellent. This week does not seem mundane at all to the team just because we've gotten to experience so many different things over the last week. We have been getting used to the early morning schedules and have been...

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Thursday, 09 October 2014 - CTI 14:22

  2 Thessalonians 3:5 "May the Lord lead your hearts into a full understanding and expression of the love of God and the patient endurance that comes from Christ."A greater understanding of the Gospel that exemplifies God's love can lead to peace in adverse circumstances.As we move past the half-way point of our time in HK, I found 2 Th 3 to be of great encouragement. The blessing in v5 from Paul comes after asking for prayer and is...

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Video Update from Hong Kong
Tuesday, 07 October 2014 - Christian McArthur

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