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Week 2 Update from Guatemala

Hi guys,

 
For the past week we played at 6 schools, 3 youth groups and 1 church service.
 
Last Sunday we had an opportunity to share what we have learned at CTI at a workshop for a few local worship teams. The main focus was on how the teams could improve musically, play tighter together and use leading worship as a way of outreaching. We did sectionals with different parts of the band and taught them the parts for Cambiare which each of the worship teams performed at the end. It was very helpful and fun both for the Guatemalans as well as for us. It was a reminder of how little of music can make the whole sound better and how each instrument, thought having it's own role, is part of a whole. It was great to be reminded of the purpose behind the work. All of us need to be constantly reminded of why we are doing what we are doing. The right focus is so vital for ministry. It was also just a great opportunity to get to know people who have the same passion as us, to hear their testimonies and stories and just hang out.
 
Today we were privileged to play at AMG ministry which provides free education, food, counselling for at risk kids that live in one of the poorest areas of Guatemala City. Lucas showed us around the school and explained the background of the kids and the vision of the ministry. Though the reality is shocking and heart-breaking, we thank God for the work they are doing. For a brief moment we were introduced to Hector Perez, a 30-year-old Guatemalan, who works with people of all ages who live of the streets and the dump. Together with his wife Emma, who is from England, they have given up their lives to serve the Lord in this way. Their passion and commitment is inspiring. We are encouraged by examples and stories of people whom the Lord has brought out of extremely difficult background. At the end of the day we are full of gratitude to the Lord for his goodness.
 
Tomorrow we will have our first day off. This upcoming Wednesday we are performing at a University - a concert the YFC has been promoting for the last few weeks. We are partnering with a christian fellowship on campus and very looking forward to this event. Following that the schedule is going to be packed with school and church performances. On Sunday we are leaving for the week-long trip to the Mayan Villages.
 
Please join us in praying for the AMG ministry and Hector and Emma.
 
Blessings,
Eva and Aaron
 
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Update from Team Singapore

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We've been in Singapore almost a week now.  We've begun our promotional ministry in the poly tech schools for larger concerts later.  We have been split into two groups, each with a team leader and at least one SYFC worker.

 

These groups split up and go to different schools to meet with different small groups that SYFC works with.  Often it is a mix of Christian and non-christian people involved so we get the joy of sharing our faith with them.  Our goal in these interactions is to meet the students and get them interested in our invitation to bigger events where we get to share a very focused Gospel message with them.  We've had a lot of good interactions with students who are excited to join us at bigger events where we get to do full band concerts.

 

Col 4:5 says "Conduct yourselves with wisdom toward outsiders, making the most of the opportunity."  (NASB) This is one of our goals is to not waste an opportunity to share the Gospel or create an opportunity to share the Gospel.

 

Here's some words from the team.

 

- Wendy: Hi everyone! Wow... It's already been such a powerful experience in Singapore. God is truly on the move and in pursuit of every heart. Humbled to be here, what a privilege. XO. (John 10:27-30)

 

- Hosea: First off, happy early birthday mom and dad! I've been really grateful to see what God has been doing here in Singapore, especially when meeting PRC students and inviting them to our concerts with the hope of sharing the Good News to them. Continue to keep us in your prayers and I look forward to telling you all about our experiences!

 

- Marcus: The music is always great but God will always be the center of my heart. Mom an Dad I love you RWYR

 

- Esther: Greetings from Singapore! God has been teaching me to be humble as well as showing me what it means to passionately share the gospel. Friends and family I can't wait to see you! Seb- boop :)

 

- Jack: Hello everyone back home in the states! Singapore has been great so far, and the food has been AMAZING! God has been showing me personally that its not about me, but all about Him and everything should be for his glory.

 

- Dennis: Thank you everyone who has been following my updates and praying for me. Its a great comfort to know that y'all are keeping me in your thoughts. Long challenging days are the norm, and through this an ever increasing reliance and need for God's strength and grace.

 

- Tony: Hi mom! Haha:) our first week in Singapore and it has been amazing! The food is so unbelievably good, I don't think I can eat [non authentic] Asian foods again. To my family back home I hope things are well! Keep us in your prayers so that we can reach out to all the people we will meet. Thank you for your support, I will see you in a few weeks! Live free and rock on.

 

- Kim: Hey Michigan! Its been great here in Singapore, the food is amazing, yesterday I ate octopus!  The music is going awesome and we've been having a blast! God is so good and blessing us with opportunities to share the gospel! Hope everything is going good back home, thanks for all your prayers!

 

- Kellie: hello there friends and family! It's been super cool getting to see god teaching me how to trust him! I've tried lots of new things and new foods. Today I even rode a double decker bus! Keep praying for strength and trust for our whole team! Eat some hot dish for me! <3 kj

Update from Guatemala

Hey everyone!

 
Our first unofficial acoustic concert happened at the retreat center we are staying at. On Saturday morning there was VBS going on and a few of our team members asked to join and they ended up putting on a concert outside for the kids. They loved singing along and some even got to drum together with Nick on the guitar case.
 
The first actual concert was at Barcenas Parque in a neighbourhood where Elvin, a YFC volunteer, lives. We set up under two tents and, not to our surprise, it started raining (Eric Wilkins, thanks for the reminder, and C-Bass, for training us to be prepared). And we were prepared indeed. When the rain stopped, we still played an acoustic concert for the local kids and their families. The next few hours all of us got to spend time with the kids. We played games, made up dance moves to after-show music and attempted to have conversations.
 
On Sunday morning we took part in a joint worship service with Iglesia Tu Presencia (Your Presence Church). The was so much joy and freedom to worship together with their band and, though we speak different languages and come from all over, we can still as once body praise Him for how good He is. It was a wonderful experience and encouragement for us to use what has been given to us to share the Good News, for His glory.
 
These last three days we've played at schools in which YFC Guatemala have been doing ministry at. Yesterday we met a few other YFC volunteers and explored the historic center of Guatemala City. We happened to get ourselves on national TV - channel 7 on Saturday at 4:30 pm.
 
Shout outs:
 
Josh: It has been a challenging and humbling couple of weeks. From the training we received in Willmar, MN, to the first couple of concerts in Guatemala. It's humbling to realise one's need to be dependent of God, to be like a servant like He was. Phil. 2:5-7. Thanks to all those who have supported me financially and through prayer. Please continue to pray for the team and I, that God would continue to work through us to the people of Guatemala.
 
Elisabeth: ¡Ama, no te quiero te adoro! I miss you, pops and Nonta, but i'm excited to be here in Guatemala and see how God is working here and in me.
 
Nick: Dear Family, I love you and I miss you! God's work is being done and He is using us in pretty cool ways! Love you. Happy Birthday, Dad!
 
Becca: Hola! Estoy Satisfecho. I love this country and the people. God's creation is so beautiful and I feel so blessed to be here.
 
Barry: Hey Mom!
 
Chanelle: It has been such a blessing to get to know the people and culture of Guatemala through the eyes of the Lord. He has reminded me of his everlasting and unchanging love for all his children. Hello to mom, dad, sis, mama, and friends back at home! God bless!
 
Henry: Guatemala is absolutely beautiful! The people here are so friendly and open to our team. They've also been extremely patient with my broken Spanish! God's still been able to use us in amazing ways! Keep praying for my team!
 
Angela: Hey everyone! It's only day 4 in Guatemala but I've learned so much about this country and it's people. I feel so privileged to be interacting with this culture in everyday I'm experiencing God's blessings first hand. There is a lot more ahead of us so I can't wait to see what God has in store for us.
 
Vicky: Hey everybody! The first couple of days in Guatemala have been super uplifting and encouraging! The food is awesome and all is well. I miss everyone back home and I'm praying for all of you. God is doing great things in Guatemala! Much love.
 
Josen: I want to first give thanks to God as he has been keeping us safe throughout the trip so far. Of course thank you family and friends for your support. Keep praying for us. P.S. Happy Birthday, Dad! 
 
Herman: Hi Dad, mom and Mandy. All is well. Lots to tell you when I get home. That is all. God bless!
 
Aaron: Hey guys! Guatemala is so amazing! It has been great to interact with the people and to learn about their culture and history. God has been using the team in so many different ways and to see God's work being done. Continue to pray with me as we continue to share about the love of Christ.
 
Eva: Dear loved ones, thank you, for prayers and encouragement (I love and miss you!). I'm so thankful for the opportunities we have to openly share the Gospel, the times we have to have for quiet time and team devotionals (and the weather that allows us to do them outside - it's so beautiful here!). The genuine generosity and kindness of people here has been a huge example and blessing to us. Oh and we also tried this cool hot fruit punch drink made of fresh local fruit with coconut pieces floating in it - very cool :)
 
Blessings and thank you again for your prayers,
Eva and Aaron
 
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Singapore Continues

Before the team left for SIngapore, they spent 2 weeks training in Willmar, MN.  During that time we continually came back to the truth that we cannot ​help someone else understand their need for Jesus unless we understand our own need for Jesus.

  
Each training day has had a theme that connects to the Gospel of Christ.  Examples include courageloveidentity, and authority:

 

We can have courage because Christ has redeemed us.  The story is not about us, but about HIM.  Because our hope is in Christ, we can be bold in sharing. (2 Corinthians 3:12)

 

We have been shown love by God through the Jesus.  We are only able to love because God first loved us through Christ. (1 John 4:19)

 

Our identity is defined by our status as joint hears with Christ.  We are adopted as children of the most high God through the work of Christ on the cross (Ephesians 1:5). In the words of JI Packer, "I am a child of God. God is my Father; heaven is my home; every day is one day nearer. My Savior is my brother; every Christian is my brother too."

 

We have been made God's people through the Gospel.  We have been redeemed and therefore return to the Shepherd of our souls who has ultimate authority over us (1 Peter 2:25).  

 

Just as the scarlet thread of redemption is woven through Scripture, it is our hope as a training community to connect each aspect of training back to the Gospel.  We are a fallen people in need of redemption, and God, through Christ, has provided a redeemer.  This is the truth we have to share, this is the reason we do what we do.

 

Now the team is on the ground in Singapore; the rubber has hit the proverbial road.  As a support community back home, our work continues as we join the team members in the spiritual battle that is set before them.  As the team preaches the unfathomable riches of Christ to the people of Singapore, we are tasked with partnering with them in prayer.  Please join us in lifting them before our heavenly father:

 

Pray for open communication between the team and their partners at YFC Singapore

Pray for servant hearts as they minister

Pray for PQ and Michelle, the team leaders, as they guide the team

Pray for health and energy for the team members

Pray that the hearts of those who hear to Gospel message will be softened and responsive to the truth of the Word

 

The team does have a battle before them.  But we can take heart, though they will have trouble in this world, HE has overcome the world (John 16:33).

 

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    Grace Liao (vocals)

    Jen Bailey (vocals)

    Abby McElhenny (vocals)

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  • Hong Kong 2012

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    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
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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
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    • 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
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    • 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

     

     

     

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  • 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

     

     

     

     

     

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  • 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

     

     

     

     

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    Team Singapore Photo Gallery

     

      
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  • Guatemala 2014
       
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    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

     

     

     

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    8
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