Thursday, July 24, 2008

Singapore team reports arrival

Team leader Laura Schuh called to let us know that the team arrived safely (and along with all their gear!) in Singapore. She'll send more details once the team gets their feet under them again.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Singapore departs

The Singapore team has also cleared security at Minneapolis and is on the way. We don't expect to hear from them for a while as they have no domestic layovers.

Guatemala takes off; Bolivia lands

Our Guatemala team is on their way after a smooth checkin. Meanwhile, our Bolivia team has arrived in La Paz after experiencing some delays in Miami. The resulting connection time in Lima was adequate for the team, but apparently not for their gear. They expect to be re-united with it tomorrow.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Bolivia team checkin

Our Bolivia team is chexcked in and on their way! We'll post news of their arrival as soon as we learn of it. Our Guatemala and Singapore teams fly out tomorrow.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

All round 1 teams home

As of 5:00 this morning, all three round 1 teams are safely back in Willmar. They will spend the day debriefing before giving a final concert this evening and heading home tomorrow.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Taiwan team home safely

Team Taiwan is safely "home" in Willmar. They will spend tomorrow debriefing their trip. Check back for updates on the other teams shortly.

All round 1 teams back in the US

All of our round 1 teams have checked in from their first domestic layovers. There are some delays affecting the Honduras team, but Trinidad and Taiwan appear to be running on schedule at this point

Taiwan team on the ground

Team Taiwan has landed in Detroit. They will be continuing on to MSP after clearing customs and immigration.

Round one teams return

Our three round one teams are scheduled to return today. Check back for updates on their progress.

Saturday, July 12, 2008


Some of you have heard about the tornado that came through Willmar last night. We wanted to let everyone know that all of us at CTI - the team members, the staff, the host homes, the training facilities... everyone is safe.

The tornado passed about one or two miles south of the ministry building. If you're familiar with the area, it crossed Hwy 71 just south of the AG church and did some significant damage to some homes and businesses there. No lives were lost, and there were two injuries.

Training for our round 2 summer teams (at First Baptist Church) was underway at the time, and continues as normal today.

We thank everyone for their concern!

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Round 2 begins

All 29 members of our three round 2 teams (Singapore, Guatemala and Bolivia) arrived tonight for their orientation picnic here in Willmar. Round 2 training starts in earnest tomorrow morning. Check their individual pages for updates throughout training and their tours.

Note: We ask the team leaders to update us once a week when possible. Though some teams are able to update more frequently, many teams are not able to access the internet as often, and updates may be more irregular. We appreciate your understanding about this.