Tuesday, April 06, 2010

This blog has moved to ctimusic.org

Hello friends of CTI Music Ministries!

With the recent launch of our new website, we've moved our news blog back to ctimusic.org. Stop by and check it out!  You won't be able to comment directly on the posts at the CTI site, but they will also cross-post to our facebook page, and we encourage your comments on them there.


Thursday, January 28, 2010

A Mother's Thank You:

From Colin's mother: (one of last year's fulltimers)

I just want to let you know what a fantastic time we had here this weekend with the group! Their presentations Sunday were led by the Spirit, and those young people shone for the Lord!

Host families have nothing but amazing things to say about them.....

Something unexpected happened to our family specifically, I want you to know about:

We knew what Colin was a part of last year, sure. And we appreciated it and were proud of him.

But, only after having the opportunity to see/hear another group without Colin were we able to truly appreciate the awesome ministry our son was a part of. It was so much easier for us to see what he did in other churches, etc when another team ministered to our church.
We found ourselves in tears, thanking God for what Colin was a part of....a year later!

So, anyway....if either team needs housing as they travel thru the country this year, please don't hesitate to give me a call!

Thank you all for obeying the Lord and sending these groups out. :-) ( and please hug our girls, Rachelle and Leslie for us when you next see them)

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Thank You From a Ministry Partner

From Rockford Rescue Mission, one of our stateside ministry partners:

Dear Brothers and Sisters at CTI,

When your group was here on Jan. 8th, our Executive Director happened to overhear them practicing from her office upstairs. She inquired of me who this group was – she just knew they were different. After I informed her, she wanted to be sure we sent our big


Your ministry was a real blessing to us as you lifted up His Name and character in righteousness.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

New CTI Album - "Stepping Forward"

Production on a new CTI album "Stepping Forward" is progressing quickly. It's exciting to watch as the album take shape.

It is our hope and prayer that this album will be more than a collection of music, but rather yet another avenue for our fulltime teams to encourage the church, challenge Christians to loving action, and share the hope of Christ with those who may not know him.

Stay tuned to our Facebook page for more information and samples of tracks as they are completed.

The CD is available for pre-order off the CTI website, and should ship sometime in mid-February

Thursday, October 08, 2009

14:22 Reports Safe Arrival in Taiwan!

The following is from 14:22's team blog...

Hey friends, family, and supporters!

Team 14:22 has made is safely to Danshui, in Taipei County, Taiwan! We're 13 hours ahead of Minnesota here, so we've had a little bit of adjusting to do, but we're all excited to be here and excited to be representing CTI in this amazing country! After 36 hours of travel, lots of time in airports, amazing food (potstickers and Bubble Tea, yum!), and a great apartment to stay in, we are starting to feel rested and prepared to play concerts here and build relationships with the people of Taiwan. Please pray for us as we continue to get settled here, please pray for our health (a number of us are sick, myself included!), and pray that we can be servants for God and share His love with everyone we encounter here in Taiwan.

With love on behalf of 14:22,

Monday, October 05, 2009

Team 14:21 Reports Safe Arrival in Honduras!

Team leader, Carrie VanderHorst, called this evening to report the team's safe arrival in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. The team met up with Mauricio (YFC National Director) and have settled in at the YFC base.

Their equipment made it safely and there were no hiccups in their travels at all!

The team will be splitting their time in Honduras between San Pedro Sula and a camp that the YFC has built in the Copan region of Honduras.

They are excited to play their first concert tomorrow morning!

Check back in the coming weeks for updates from the field!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Team Serbia checks in!

The Serbia team checked in safely this afternoon! They are on their
way to Belgrade! We will post an update when we have word of their
safe arrival in Serbia!

Guatemala team checks in

The Guatemala team had a very smooth checkin and they're making their way through security now. We'll post an update once we receive word of their arrival in Guatemala.

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Round 2 teams arrive for training

Tonight was orientation for our Guatemala and Serbia ministry teams.  They will begin their two weeks of training tomorrow morning.

The comming weeks are the pinnacle of our ministry cycle - we've got two teams in training, two teams on the field, and two teams making final preparations at home to join us in 5 weeks for their upcomming fulltime year.  Please join us in thanking God for these young people and praying for them!

Monday, June 29, 2009

Honduras team to continue ministry

The CTI office has been monitoring the political situation in Honduras closely since last Thursday when it became evident that something significant would happen within the government there by Sunday. We spoke with the team leader several times on Thursday in advance of their departure to neighboring El Salvador (a ministry trip that had been planned since before the current events surfaced) and have been in touch with them throughout the weekend as well.

Team Leader Laura Schuh has informed us: "so far there's been no violence, and we are completely safe. We have been nowhere near the capitol city where all the protests are, and we're not going to be anywhere near it when we go back." We have also been in touch with our ministry partners in Honduras who are confident that there is no danger to our team, but are exercising additional measures of caution to ensure their safety.

Today (Monday) the intention is for the team to return to Honduras and continue their ministry as planned at a YFC camp in the Western state of Copan. The team has been registered with the US Embassy in Honduras, who is aware of their presence and their itinerary and is able to contact them should the need arise.

As of this writing, the U.S. State Department has not issued any travel watches or warnings for Honduras. The US Embassy in the Honduran capitol of Tegucigalpa did release a public announcement advising US citizens residing in Honduras to avoid unneccesary travel for the day. The notice also asserts that "Honduras’ borders remain open, and the airports remain open for regularly scheduled flights."

As of right now, we intend to continue our ministry in Honduras as planned while remaining informed of the situation there through multiple sources. You can read the team's personal updates on our website at ctimusic.org.