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

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Team Honduras Reports Safe Arrival in Honduras

Team Leader Laura Schuh called this afternoon from Honduras to report the team's safe arrival in San Pedro Sula!

Everyone is safe and all of their equipment made it safely as well.

They have their first concert this evening and are looking forward to their month of ministry with the Honduras YFC staff.

Check back throughout the month for updates that the team leaders will send as time and means allow.

Team Hong Kong Reports Safe Arrival

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Sara (team leader) called CTI's office this morning to report Team Hong Kong's safe arrival! They, and their equipment, all made it safely and they have already met up with the YFC staff.

They enjoyed their first meal in Hong Kong very much and are anxious to get to work.

They'll update when time and means allow, but it sounds as though things are off to a great start!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Team Honduras checks in!

Following Hong Kong's lead, team Honduras also checked in smoothly this morning. Look for a blog update shortly.

Team Hong Kong Checks In!

Team Hong Kong had a safe and smooth check-in this morning at the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport. Be sure to follow their team blog for more updates on their tour!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Sunday, June 07, 2009

Fulltime final concert

Our two fulltime teams closed out their year tonight in a final concert here in Willmar.  What an amazing year it's been!  Look for our next two fulltime teams to arrive in August!

Monday, June 01, 2009

Summer minsitry begins

Our round 1 team members will arrive tomorrow to start training for their upcomming partnerships with YFC in Hong Kong and Honduras!

Check out their blogs on to read their ministry reports throughout training and from the field.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Support our summer project!

Funding the combined cost of our summer opportunities for 2009 will require us to raise an additional $14,107.

We invite you to learn more about our 5 summer partnerships for 2009, and to contribute to our 2009 Summer Ministry Project fund.

Friday, February 06, 2009

Summer, 2009 plans

CTI announces confirmation of all of our summer partnerships for 2009:

Round 1: (training June 2-15, overseas June 16 - July 14)
YFC Hong Kong
YFC Honduras
YWAM Taiwan
Round 2: (training July 7-21, overseas July 22 - August 17)
YFC Guatemala
YFC Serbia

Our target is to mobilize 55 young people on these teams in addition to leadership (5 teams with 11 members and 2 leaders on each team.)

CTI's summer ministry is one of the key ways we seek to support global missions and ministry through the impact of music while developing Christian leadership and character in young musicians. Please pray along with us for these five ministry partners, these 55 team members, and these 10 leaders: that those to whom we come might be changed because of our coming, and that those who go might be changed because of their going.