Tuesday, April 06, 2010
With the recent launch of our new website, we've moved our team blogs back to ctimusic.org. Stop by and check them 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, March 18, 2010
Thank you again for all your prayers and support! We've got only FOUR more days of winter tour left as we'll be heading to Boscobel, WI tomorrow, Menasha, WI on Saturday, Wheaton, IL on Sunday afternoon, and then all the way back to Willmar, MN Monday morning... so hopefully you'll keep praying for us as we continue to serve the Lord and further His Kingdom!
Monday, March 01, 2010
For the last week we were snowed in at Coatsville PA. We were originally going to be there for about 5 days but ended up staying an extra few days. This gave us a great opportunity to get to know our hosts there really well. Thanks to all in Coatsville for keeping us for an extra couple days...its greatly appreciated! So now after a bit of a break we are all excited to get back out there and "get er dun" for God's kingdom!
Utmost Regards, :)
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
We are not perfect. And we will never be. But God is. In our imperfection, in our weakness, in our brokenness, let's live to serve Him.
With love on behalf of 14:22,
Friday, February 12, 2010
A challenge for you..
I've been thinking a lot about Luke 12:22-34 which is Jesus telling His disciples not to worry about anything in this world because He will provide what they need. That concept is easy to hear and easy to agree with, but I often wonder if I believe that He will actually provide. To rely fully on God is not really something we as North Americans are comfortable with because we are so used to providing for ourselves. I challenge you not to pursue treasures on this earth and do as it says in Luke 12:31 "Seek His kingdom, and these thing will be given unto you..". I love that concept because it is something the world will never understand, because everything on earth is about attaining the nicest things. While treasures on this earth can be fun, they don't last. Verse 34 goes on to say "For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also". I dont know about you, but I want my heart to be set on God's kingdom, a treasure that lasts forever. Thanks for reading!
Monday, February 01, 2010
so we went from this...
One of the things that we had a chance to do was just sit on the beach and marvel at God's creation after having a blast with the SOY group from Hurlburt Field AFB's youth retreat. Not only did we get to see God's creation in full splendor, we got to see what it means to give everything you have to further the kingdom of God, no matter what circumstances life throws at you. So our hosts at Hurlburt Field AFB, Cope and Sue, literally gave everything they have in order to invest in the lives of their students and in our lives as well for the short time we were there... their time, finances, life stories and experiences. Nothing was too much for them and they always did it with a joyful heart. And their love for their students definitely poured out and overflowed and the culture of their YG became much the same as how they lived out their lives. They weren't shy about sharing their pains and hurts and asking their students to lift them up in prayer... and their students weren't worried about what others thought about them or anything like that if they were to share their struggles. Thanks guys!
The other thing I experienced was the surreal experience of having two worlds collide. This past Friday, we had the opportunity to play at my home church. And it was great!
People from both Harvest (my church's English congregation) and Vision Church (my church's Korean congregation) were led in worship by the team. And while the whole experience of being back home, looking out into the congregation and seeing familiar faces, and looking around and seeing team 14:22, was odd, it was good to have an opportunity to share the mission and goals of CTI with my home church and to tell them a little bit about what we've been up to. And it was great to see that it didn't matter how different everyone was... we got a little glimpse of heaven that night. It didn't matter what language we spoke, what stage of life we were in... we all worshipped the God who deserves all of our worship. And no language barrier, power outage, and awkward pauses between sentences in explanations of experiences had so far, kept us from worshipping God. And what brought us together wasn't the fact that I attend Harvest or the fact that we happened to have a venue there, but it was the love of Christ that brought us together. And it was good to see and be reminded of the fact that there are people back home rooting for us and praying for us.
So thanks for everything family at Harvest!
We'll be in Florida for a little while longer and then we'll be heading north in the next few days. Thank you so much for your prayers and support!! We really couldn’t be doing this without you lifting us up in prayer!! Here are a couple more prayer requests for the following weeks:
· Safety as we travel (we’ve got some gnarly drives coming up... and we'll be heading up towards the snowy bits of the country.)
· Servant hearts (that we would continue to want the Lord to work mightily in us and through us)
· The hearts of people that we meet (that the Lord would be working even now in their hearts... that they’ll be ready to hear the message that He has for them)
Thank you again for all your support!!
btw... Photo props to Isaac Lee (jakleephotography.blogspot.com) and Sue Copeland. Thanks y'all. Until next time.
Friday, January 22, 2010
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Welcome to week 2 of Winter Tour. We've just come down from stops in Illinois and Tennessee. We are currently with Aaron Stephens and his fiance, Sarah Hoagland, in Columbus, Georgia. It has been a really good time so far. We've seen a bunch of alumni on the road already, and all of our hosts and contacts have been nothing short of fabulous. We are looking forward to this upcoming week, especially as we continue heading south to warm weather and the beaches of Florida!
Many audience members come up to us after concerts and tell us what a blessing we were to them. What people do not realize, though, is just how much we are genuinely affected by every contact at every venue we come across. God's loving kindness is being displayed to us at every turn of our journey. We are constantly receiving reminders of his faithfulness and inner-workings in our lives and the lives of those we meet. This tour continues to be filled with stories of God's abundant grace.
Jeff, Team 14:22
Friday, January 08, 2010
Since many of those who read this blog won't get to see us on the road, I wanted to share a couple videos of our performances in Toronto this past November. (See? It's like you're there with us! Kind of, anyway.) Here's 14:22 covering "For All You've Done" and " Because of Your Love".
Happy New Year from 14:22!
Tuesday, January 05, 2010
Please pray for safe travels for both teams. Thursday is supposed to bring some pretty nasty (typical) Minnesota weather, and both teams are scheduled to have about a 7-ish hour long drive.
With much love and pumped up-edness,