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I Need Thee, Oh I Need Thee

 

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 only devote one hour of our week to sitting in a pew amidst a gathering of hundreds of other believers, even if we are listening to the teachings of Christ intently, we are missing something great. Even if we are giving ourselves over to Christ for that one fleeting hour, the question is this: What are giving ourselves over to the other 167 hours of the week? We must clothe ourselves in Christ-reading the Holy Scriptures, serving one another as Christ did, sharing with one another the teachings of Christ, encouraging others in the ways of Christ, and challenging others into loving action as Christ has shown us. We will find ourselves greatly dissatisfied with God if we choose him only 1 intentional hour of the week. 

 

We must CHOOSE Christ daily and even hourly…or we will find ourselves choosing that which is opposed to Christ. 

 

“The good person out of the good treasure of his heart produces good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure produces evil, for out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.” Luke 6:45

 

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The Biggest Love

AttachmentThroughout 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 would they interact with the program? With us? Would anyone even want to come? These were only a few of the many questions that ran through my mind at the beginning of the night. In his goodness, God quieted these fears, and more, that we as a team might have had initially, and I know that I felt a peace wash over me as we prepared to share the gospel in a place we (for the most part) had never been before. 


As inmates wandered in during our preparations, I was struck with how similar to us they all were. Sure, they’ve done things that landed them in prison. But, as I was reminded by the message Kelvin shared, we are all the same in that we have all fallen short of the glory (Rom. 3:23) we lived in with God at the beginning. They’ve stolen, hurt, maybe even killed. But have I done any less? Have we all done any less? Sin has no hierarchy in God’s eyes - it is the same, and nobody in themselves is righteous enough to stand before God anymore, because God cannot stand in the presence of it. So where does that leave us? We’re hopeless mud-creatures wallowing in our own sin, thanks to the nature of the human race. Thankfully, what God can be in the presence of is his children washed clean by the blood of his Son. 


John 3:16 says that God loved his creation, humans, so much, that he sent the most precious thing he had in order to redeem us. He didn’t do it because he had to, nor because it was simply on the agenda, but because he loves us beyond compare. In one fell swoop, God leveled the playing field, and invited us with open arms into his loving embrace. Unfortunately, we sometimes may not believe that his sacrifice was enough. Our temptations and sins, our failures and our hurts, these things keep us from God, though we might think it’s the other way around. We may believe that we “need to get our lives straight” or that we’ve “fallen too far” in order to (or be able to) come before God, but that’s not what the Gospel is about! We search for redemption in places it won’t be found; we desperately search for love and acceptance, yet the truest forms of these evade us, and we wonder why. By God’s grace and mercy alone can we stand before him, and he invites us into his mighty, loving presence. He invites us, in our messy, helpless state, to receive the freely given gift of redemption through Jesus, and he invites us into relationship with him, regardless of where we are, where we’ve been, or where we might end up. We are made clean through the blood of Jesus, and, because of this, though sin and temptation may riddle our lives, neither do these things prevent us from redemption. His sacrifice was enough. He is the only place we can truly find the love we so desperately crave. Nobody has fallen too far; he invites us as we are.  


This was the overriding message we hoped to share, both that night, and the next as we visited another prison, with the inmates. But it is a reminder we all need. Where are we searching for love? How are we attempting to wash ourselves clean of the stain of sin? How are we trying to achieve righteousness on our own? There is no place we can find any of this but in Jesus. He is the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Him (John 14:6). Not one of us will ever find any love greater than that of the love of Jesus Christ!

One of the most touching events we’ve experienced happened at the second prison we visited. Many of them had/have attended a retreat called Brothers in Blues, and receive a cross when their weekend there is complete. As we ended, one of the men came up and closed us in prayer, then proceeded to “donate” his cross to us in order that we might bring it to Honduras and share it with someone there who might need to hear the gospel. A number of them gave up something they cherished and had worked hard for in order that we might share the love of God with someone thousands of miles away, that they will probably never meet.  That was as real a show of the love of Christ as I’ve ever seen, and it challenged me to be more conscious and intentional in the way I share the love of my Savior. 
God has been so good to us this tour, and I am so excited to see the places he takes us, the people he places in our path, and the opportunities he gives us to share about a love that surpasses all else. 

In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his son to be the propitiation for our sins... We love because he first loved us. -1 John 4:9-10,19


"For I am not ashamed of the gospel..."

1422 joeyLately 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 given authority by Christ to proclaim the gospel to the four corners of the globe shamelessly and without doubt. Romans 1:16 says,” For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes…”

It was shortly after I had prayed this that I got a disturbing text from a friend back home. She had recently experienced a lot of hurt and felt very distant from her family. She was really confused as to why these bad things were happening, and had assumed regular attendance to church meant that God wouldn’t allow trials and suffering. She said it didn’t feel like God was keeping His promises, she thought she was at a dead end with nowhere to turn. It was then that I got the opportunity to share with her several Bible verses, one of them being Psalm 46:1-3,

“God is our refuge and strength, an ever present help in trouble. Therefore, we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.”

I told her that we can’t place our hope and trust in things of this world including family members to never make mistakes or hurt us, because this world is fallen. Instead, we need to place all our hope and trust in Jesus Christ because His love for us will never fail; He is our firm foundation.

After sharing the opportunity of salvation and a re-gained hope in Christ through His atoning death and resurrection, I asked if I could pray for her, and she said she wanted to surrender her life over to Christ and live for His glory. We prayed together that evening and she received Christ as the Lord of her life, accepting His gift of grace and eternal salvation!  It was incredible to be a part of the work that God was doing in my friend’s life that night.

God showed me through this experience that I don’t need to be timid or fearful about sharing the gospel because His Word does have the power to change lives. His power is made perfect in our weakness (2 Cor. 12:9). God can work in and through all things; we just need to have faith in Him.

So I just want to leave y’all with an encouragement and challenge to live out the Great Commission in Matthew 28 by sharing your faith with people in your community, as we are the light of the world because the Holy Spirit who lives in us (Matt. 5:14-16). Don’t take advantage of ministry opportunities, because we can be missionaries anywhere.

God be with you always!

In Christ’s love,
14:22

 

Shattered comfort zones

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 has changed so rapidly right before their eyes.

 

Over the past week or so, 14:21 has played at three separate nursing homes (which is in stark contrast to the Jr. And Sr. High youth groups we've also been to too!). I think we've all learned a lot from them. Though nursing homes might be difficult places to visit (for me, at least), the amount of encouragement I encountered by visiting with these people was fairly astounding. Through all of the heartbreaking stories I was told, there was always a little nudge to keep doing what we're doing, and to keep putting our faith in The Lord. This sort of encouragement and strengthening has been consistent with almost every place we have visited - not something I necessarily expected.

 

The rooms we played in were small, and the residents (generally) don't love loud music, so we have been playing acoustic sets instead. I don't mind playing acoustically, and playing in this way certainly has it's purposes. But I play the bass guitar, which I often give up in these types of settings. So, in lieu of playing the second most powerful instrument in a band (I'll let you all argue about the first), I have been relegated to the shaker, which is in the form of a small, red egg. I've never actually played the shaker before, and it's quite a bit more difficult to play than one might think, or at least I am finding that to be the truth. During one of our rep songs, called The Struggle, I realized, while we were in the verse, that the chorus was going to be about twice as fast as I have ever played on the red egg. So I put my faith in God and decided to go for it anyway. As it turned out, it was my crowning achievement on the shaker. Now, this might seem like a pretty silly story, but this sort of stepping out of my comfort zone and hoping God will overcome my weakness or lack of experience, or both has been happening almost every single day that I have been with CTI, in small and big ways. In Joshua 1:9, God says "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for The Lord your God is with you wherever you go." This is just how we are called to live, whether young or old. To step out of whatever comfortable place we have found ourselves in, let Jesus be our strength, and see just how incredibly faithful our God really is.

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  • Taiwan 2010


    Taiwan_1_350Lesley Denford
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    Sarah Hau
    Rachel Hochstein
    Jeff Kent
    Tico Kim
    Lindsey Posey
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    Grace Fung
    Rachel Sinkgraven
    Brandon Takeuchi
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    Westley Wong

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  • Honduras 2010


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    Carrie Vanderhorst
    Grace Li
    Brianne Faris
    Irene Johnson
    Chris Wong
    Ray Low


    Steve Buhler
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    Brooke O'Donnell
    Andrea Webb
    Jiyae Hwang
    Chad Martin
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  • Hong Kong 2010


    Hong_Kong_2_350Eric Mok
    Roman Alexeev
    Alex Dooley
    Cameron Pacheco
    Aby Treiber
    Sarah Zylstra
    Rachelle Poppema
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  • Singapore 2010


    Singapore_1_350Jim Dernell
    Fiona Cheung
    Alvin Cheung
    Tom Hardesty
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    Kylie Yueh
    Rebecca Jacobson
    Eric Kuvakos
    Emily Zehall
    Paula Ng
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  • Guatemala 2010


    Guat3_350Ken Simerly
    Gloria Choi
    Christina Tamai
    Nicole Hostetler
    Natalie Andino
    Andre Vanderstoep
    Laura Schuh
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    Cody Hultgren
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    Mandy Woo
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    Nicola Losik
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    Rachel Jeong
    Aaron Sweely
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  • Taiwan 2011

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    Team Taiwan is led by
    Gretchen Otness
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    Matt Midthun (sound tech) and features:

     

    Michelle Chiu (vocals)

    Ashley Linderer (vocals)

    Matt Tam (vocals)

    Kristen Tam (keyboard)

    David Chan (guitar)

    Boomer Conchu (guitar)

    Ming Lam (drums)

    Mike Wilkins (bass)


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  • Singapore 2011

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    Team Singapore is led by
    Rachel Marsh
    (vocals) and
    Aaron Briggs
    (sound tech) and features:

     

    Bree Ainley (vocals)

    Emily Ames (vocals)

    Nick Wong (vocals)

    Patty Lin (keyboard)

    Chad Martin (guitar)

    Nick Orton (guitar)

    Daniel Crespo (drums)

    Aaron Wong (guitar/bass)


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  • Hong Kong 2011

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    Team Hong Kong is led by
    Jenn Smock
    (guitar) and
    Tim LaBerge
    and features:

     

    Grace Liao (vocals)

    Jen Bailey (vocals)

    Abby McElhenny (vocals)

    Sam Heibel (vocals)

    Daniel Tillotson (vocals)

    Justin Mier (sound tech)

    Lily Maxwell (keyboard)

    Hannah Olson (guitar)

    Aaron Price (drums)

    Corban Wichtendahl (bass)


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  • Honduras 2011

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    Team Honduras is led by
    Micaela Tucker
    (sound tech) and
    Wyatt Girton
    (bass), and features:

     

    Becca Cupp (vocals)

    Bethany Wichman (vocals)

    Kelsey Farrell (vocals)

    Frances Coontz (vocals)

    Lawrence Park (vocals)

    Jon Beirma (guitar)

    David Leong (guitar)

    Lenny See (guitar)

    Ellie Brunner (keys)

    Caleb Morris (drums)


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  • Guatemala 2011

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    Team Guatemala is led by 
    Nolan Nordlund
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    Kara Fortney, and features:

     

    David Martinez (vocals)

    Emily Leung (vocals)

    Janelle VanderWier (vocals)

    Megan Breyer (vocals)

    Amanda Lee (vocals)

    Simon Ng (guitar)

    Jake Hecox (guitar)

    Sam Lin (guitar)

    Chris Ngan (bass)

    Lisa Burhanna (keys)

    Rebecca Jacobson (drums)


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  • Taiwan 2012

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    Partner: YWAM Taiwan


    While in country, they will be working with YWAM Taiwan. Reaching youth with the gospel can take many years in Taiwanese culture. YWAM builds long-term relationships with students here through a coffee shop ministry known as “The Rock.” CTI teams connect kids with YWAM through evening coffeehouse concerts and conversational evangelism with students who are eager to practice their English on Americans. During the days, teams minister in hospitals, schools, and through open-air concerts on the bustling streets and wharfs of Taipei.

    Team Taiwan is led by James Peil (guitar) and Brooke O'Donnell and features:

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    • Brandon Apol - Guitar
    • Grace Wan - Vocals
    • Catherine Wong - Vocals
    • Jill Palmquist - Tech
    • Matt Dooley - Drums
    • Shulammite Chow - Vocals
    • Kat Freeman - Vocals
    • Nathan Lindgren - Vocals
    • Rachel Tong - Keys
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  • Singapore 2012

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    Partner: Local Ministries


    Local ministries use CTI teams to connect with the young people of their country through music that is exciting and recognizable to Singaporean youth. They have been established as a band "that sings meaningful songs,” and carefully crafts programs using specific themes that are relevant to their students. This approach has created a large fan base that attracts many young people to CTI concerts in Singapore. As a result, our partners have significant opportunities for evangelism and discipleship.


    Team Singapore is led by Christina Tamai and Abe Dahlby (guitar) and features:

    • Jonny Menges - Drums
    • Logan Klein - Bass
    • Max Cheung - Keys
    • Nina Downer - Vocals
    • Jenna Rylaarsdam - Vocals
    • Katie Nafziger - Vocals
    • Luke Dorman - Vocals
    • Amos Lee - Guitar
    • Scott Mende - Tech
    • Sophia Calhoun - Vocals
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  • Hong Kong 2012

    YFC Hong Kong

    Partner: YFC Hong Kong


    In addition to a packed appearance schedule in the malls, streets, parks and churches of Hong Kong, our teams also minister in the public schools here, giving YFC opportunities to present the gospel that wouldn’t be possible without our team’s presence. CTI also plays a crucial role in YFC’s unique outreach to the elderly; a people group that is tragically neglected by this busy society. YFC provides basic needs and opportunities for significance by involving them in our team’s events. The gospel isn’t just heard here – it is experienced.


    Team Taiwan is led by Kelly Ervin (vocals) and Calvin DeVries (tech) and features:

    • Amanda Lothe - Vocals
    • Josh Stecker - Drums
    • David Leong - Guitar
    • Ross Flynn - Bass
    • Zachary Belton - Keys
    • Eva Viss - Guitar
    • Nolan Welliver - Vocals
    • Kendra Thompson - Vocals
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  • Guatemala 2012

    YFC Guatemala

    Partner: YFC Guatemala


    YFC Guatemala seeks to reach 10,000 young people with the gospel every year through the G-21 initiative; a network of churches and ministries that disciple youth who respond to gospel. CTI plays a central role in this initiative by bringing exposure to YFC through a nationwide appearance schedule in schools, churches and public places. The National Day of Prayer is an annual event coordinated by YFC here, and it serves as a rallying point for their ministry. CTI plays a role in this event each year, building on a partnership with YFC in Guatemala dating back to 1996.


    Team Taiwan is led by Chris Wong (lead guitar) and Hannah Olson and features:

    • Marta Vandertop - Vocals
    • Michelle Chiu - Vocals
    • Everitt Smith - Tech
    • Elijah Schiarelli - Guitar
    • Derek Wagter - Vocals
    • Megan Shirk - Vocals
    • Marissa Wilhite - Keys
    • Samuel Iun - Bass
    • Matthew Chan - Guitar
    • Audrey Chao - Drums
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  • Honduras 2012

    YFC Honduras

    Partner: YFC Honduras


    YFC Honduras provides training to public school teachers through an arrangement with the national government. This gives them unprecedented access to the public schools where they are able to share the gospel with students and teachers alike. CTI teams perform in schools all over the country, connecting students with YFC and the local church. In the remote town of La Entrada, our team supports youth outreach activities at a camp and retreat center run by YFC.


    Team Taiwan is led by Gretchen Otness and Erik Wilkins (tech) and features:

    • Ryan Choy - Drums
    • Stephanie Fong - Vocals
    • Patty Lin - Vocals
    • Reina Almendarez - Vocals
    • Adam Wong - Guitar
    • Caleb Yee - Vocals
    • Christine Wu - Vocals
    • Jimi Oke - Bass
    • Christopher Cleland - Guitar

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  • Zimbabwe 2013

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    Team Zimbabwe is led by
    Jeff Hau  
    (bass) and
    Melody Nash (sound tech) and features:

     

    Patrick Tseng (vocals)

    Jessica Ng (vocals)

    Keilah Quimby (vocals)

    Josh Kavanagh (keyboard)

    Sam Eaton (vocals & guitar)

    Patrick Haughey (guitar)

    Aaron Price (drums)

     


    CTI is very excited about the opportunity to return to YFC Zimbabwe as it has been over a decade since the ministry has partnered with this organization.  YFC Zimbabwe is, in many ways, going through a lot of changes and with that trying out new methods of ministry.  They see CTI as an organization that can join them in this endeavor.  For this team, they will seek to join YFC Zimbabwe in their goal of ministering to those who have fewer social advantages than other people groups while focusing on helping YFC Zimbabwe build long term relationships with the people they minister to.  All this, while centering their message on the hope and freedom that is only found in Christ.
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  • Japan 2013

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    Team Japan is led by
    Christina Tamai  
    (sound tech) and
    Issac Haaland (bass) and features:

     

    Tristan Poon (vocals)

    Teresa Yuan (vocals)

    Sophia Larson (vocals)

    Alyssa Tomalino (vocals)

    Paulo Escuro (keyboard)

    Justin Cook (guitar)

    Katelyn Beckman (guitar)

    Lindsay Mark (drums)

     


    One of the goals of YFC Japan is to "build bridges between secular people and Christians."  They place a high value on relationship and a subjective sharing of one's faith, and thus seek opportunities that allow them to build personal relationships with the people they minister to.  Some of the bigger struggles in Japan include loneliness, depression, and purposelessness, and because of this, the team will be equipped to proclaim a message of hope, belonging, and self-worth.  Making cultural connections is key to their ministry and the team will seek to do just that, speaking directly to the needs of the audience and presenting the truth of the Gospel as it applies to Japanese culture.
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  • Taiwan 2013

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    Team Taiwan is led by
    Hannah Olson  
    (guitar) and
    Clayton Girton (sound tech) and features:

     

    Aria Wright (vocals)

    Jennie Shaver (vocals)

    Julie Springerley (vocals)

    Matt O'Leary (vocals)

    Margaret Kirst (keyboard)

    Benjamin Chong (guitar)

    Sam Lin(bass)

    Justin Oliver (drums)

     

    YWAM Taiwan has a passion for relational ministry.  In addition, they see every team that comes through as one that brings a specific set of strengths that can enhance their ministry and serve them.  Also, though this team will not be in Taiwan for the long term, YWAM Taiwan sees everything as an investment for the long term vision.  Any connections this team makes during their time will be pursued.  The team will play in a variety of venues. One particular venue the team will spend some time at is "The Rock"--YWAM's own coffeeshop ministry that focuses on building long term relationships with those they minister to.  All in all, this team will be a part of a long term vision, one that seeks to build relationships, share the Gospel, and help people mature in their faith.
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  • Honduras 2013

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    Team Honduras is led by 

    Brooke O'Donnell (bass) and
    Evan Stout (drums) and features:

     

    Skyeler Tenopir (vocals)

    Claire Goodrich (vocals)

    Rachelle Tai (vocals)

    Camorra Boldt (vocals)

    Angie Chan (vocals)

    Steven Phu (guitar and vocals)

    Roger Wang (guitar)

    Matt Kelley (keyboard)

    Abraham Lam (sound tech)

     

     


    Mauricio, the director of YFC Honduras, uses every opportunity available to preach the Gospel.  CTI teams grant him a unique and different way to do that.  In many ways, CTI allows him to meet more people and create further conversations with people down the road.  Relationships are highly valued in Honduran culture and though the team won't be able to personally follow up long term with the people they minister to, YFC pursues those new connections, at times with youth they may not have been able to connect with otherwise.  The people of Honduras highly value the ideas of strength, freedom, and unity.  The YFC staff in particular value the message that there is freedom in Christ and through their own personal stories, minister to others by proclaiming the liberation Christ offers from sin, shame, worry, addiction, and self-destructive behavior.
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  • Guatemala 2013

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    Team Guatemala is led by Eric Wilkins (drums) and Emily Zehall (bass) and features:

     

    Josh Hampton (vocals)

    Charis Wang (vocals)

    Olivia Lindberg (vocals)

    Rachel Tait (vocals)

    Tess Roling (vocals)

    Jonathan Cheng (keyboard)

    Sarah Wiesner (guitar)

    Victor Zou (sound tech)


     

     

     

    CTI teams play a big role in the ministry of YFC Guatemala each year.  They provide a sort of push that allows the YFC to interact with youth that they normally wouldn't be able to.  Teams themselves don't often get as much of that interaction time, but their works pave the way for YFC to continue forging relationships.  In Guatemalan culture, relationships take a very high priority, and as such are essential for the sharing of the Gospel.  YFC Guatemala also seeks to focus on drawing Christians deeper into what they believe so that they can go beyond simply knowing the "facts" of the Gospel.  All in all, the team will partner alongside and support the ministry of the YFC, seeking to be that push which strengthens the work the YFC has been doing and will continue to do long after the team's time in country is complete.

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  • Singapore 2013

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    Team Singapore is led by 

    Micaela Tucker (vocals) and Chris Newman (guitar and vocals) and features:

     

    Jenna Dillon (vocals)

    Hannah Kepner (vocals)

    Faith Wirajsilp (vocals)

    Edwin Lee (guitar)

    Nicole Yuen (keyboard)

    Josiah Vik (bass)

    Travis Kapcia (drums)

    Joe Paull (sound tech)

     

     


    YFC Singapore has a very clear vision of how they will use a CTI team.  Often times, they even develop the music repertoire themselves, going as far as crafting set-lists for the various places the teams are set up to appear.  CTI teams are used to heighten interest in a large finale event or to create opportunities for personal relationships to form between the YFC staff and CTI's audiences.  YFC Singapore will use the team to draw crowds and set up future opportunities where the Gospel can be boldy presented.  Personal relationships are very important in Singaporean culture as building long term relationships often precedes sharing the Gospel, so teams may not see the fruit of their work.  However, YFC Singapore will continue to pursue the relationships the team helps to build long after the team's time in country is complete.
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  • Hong Kong 2014
       
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    Team Members:

     

    Patty Lin - Team Leader

     

    Isaac Haaland - Co Leader

     

    Grace Phan-Nguyen - Vocals         

     

    Lisa Choate - Vocals

     

    Ethan Callies - Sound Tech

     

    Alexa Palacios - Keys 

     

    Jayden Van Sant - Guitar

     

    Matthew Nisley - Vocals

     

    Aaron Swan - Bass

     

    Brianna Kennedy - Vocals

     

    Danial Shen - Drums

     

     

     

    Promo Photos (click thumbnail to download) 

    HongKong1HongKong2  Summer14groupTHUMB

      

     

    Team Hong Kong Photo Gallery

     

     

    Article Count:
    17
  • Taiwan 2014
       
    Taiwan1 

     Team Members:

     

    Kelvin Woo - Team Leader/Sound Tech          

     

    Hannah Olson - Co Leader/Bass

     

    Wesley Lin - Vocals

     

    James Lau - Keys

     

    Hannah Haugen - Vocals

     

    Kaitlin Sheppard - Vocals

     

    Steven Morel - Guitar

     

    Victoria Lamb - Drums

     

    Edmund Ma - Vocals

     

    Ethan Erickson - Guitar

     

     

     

     

     

    Promo Photos (click thumbnail to download)

       Taiwan2Summer14groupTHUMBTaiwan1

      

     

     Team Taiwan Photo Gallery

    Article Count:
    16
  • Singapore 2014
       
    singaporepromo1 

    Team Members:

     

    Paul "PQ" Quiram - Team Leader / Sound Tech 

         

    Michelle Chiu - Co Leader / Vocals

     

    Hosea Mak - Keys

     

    Kellie Hedberg - Keys

     

    Wendy Vides - Vocals

     

    Anthony Cozza - Guitar

     

    Kimberly Zeinstra - Guitar

     

    John Darrah - Bass

     

    Esther Leung - Drums

     

    Dennis Shem - Guitar

     

    Marcus Hilding - Vocals

     

     

     

     

    Promo Photos (click thumbnail to download)

     

    singaporepromo1    singaporepromo2   Summer14groupTHUMB

     

     

    Team Singapore Photo Gallery

     

      
    Article Count:
    16
  • Guatemala 2014
       
     guatemala1

    Team Members:

     

    Eva Prokhorova - Team Leader       

     

    Aaron Price - Co Leader

     

    Angela Luk - Vocals

     

    Barry Huang - Bass

     

    Joshua Shaw - Vocals

     

    Josen Liu - Sound Tech

     

    Nick Weaver - Drums

     

    Chanelle Tseng - Keys

     

    Victoria Lai - Guitar

     

    Becca Bowers - Vocals

     

    Henry Yen - Guitar

     

    Elisabeth Lopez - Vocals

     

    Herman Woo - Guitar

     

     

     

    Promo Pictures (click thumbnail to download)

     

    guatemala1  guatemala2  Summer14groupTHUMB

     

    Team Guatemala Photo Gallery

     

     

      
    Article Count:
    13
  • CTI 14:21
    Article Count:
    7
  • CTI 14:22
    Article Count:
    10
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