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.