TD Fri. – Essential V4V Launch Meeting! (original video!)

The original 2010 V4V promo video (feat. TD alum)!

Hey TD,
I want to remind you that we have an ESSENTIAL meeting this Friday where we will have our Voiceless for the Voiceless (V4V) launch and training. I’ve given this date to you for a month, so please arrange your schedules accordingly.

PLEASE DO EVERYTHING IN YOUR POWER TO COME

We will cast vision, equip and train you, and give you your V4V kits.

As a fellowship, TD is attempting to do something very significant for orphaned children in Jesus’ Name – help give them families.  We will need all of us to lock in and give it our best effort to succeed.
In the meanwhile, enjoy the original V4V promo video with lots of current adults back in their TD days!  🙂
See you Friday !
– Arthur

“‘They that honor Me will I honor,’ says the Lord”

1 Sam. 2:30

Youth Speakers Info Mtg. on Sunday! (watch this vintage video!)

Watch this “vintage” video of our 1st Youth Speakers team and the “Speakers” process, and you’ll get to see Robert and Kathy when they were in high school! 🙂 

Hey TD!

One of THE most life-changing and transformative processes in TD through the years has been “Speakers,” as it is affectionately called.  It has changed the course of some of the lives of those who have gone through the process.  In fact, the majority of TD counselors and interns over the last decade have been “Speakers” alums; and this year’s TD leadership is no different: Robert, Kathy, Abigail, Daniel, Megan, Aileen, Michelle, Angela, and Jason all participated as Speakers in high school!

If any of you 10th – 12th graders are curious or interested to learn more, we will have a mandatory information meeting THIS Sunday from 12:45 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. in one of the classrooms at the GWC. During this meeting, we will answer any and all questions regarding the 2020 CA So. Baptist Youth Speakers Tournament (YST).

You don’t have to know for sure if you are going to do “Speakers” or not this year to come to the meeting.  In fact, the meeting is being held to help you decide one way or another.  And don’t worry, there will be no pressure to join.

Hope to see you there!

– Arthur

A Word to TD About SOS Saturday – it’s time, TD

“His heart is for the weak, and so should ours be … but it hasn’t been.”

Hi TD,

This Saturday is Serve Our Society (SOS) Saturday and I believe it’s time for you TD’ers to step up and begin consistently and actively serving others in Jesus’ Name, as we have been made to do. Jesus said the greatest commandment is to love God fully and then to love others as we love ourselves.

In fact, His Church/His children are to take His love and love people with it, particularly those who need special measures of it – the elderly, the disabled, the widows, and the orphans.  This is OUR calling, TD, not the government’s.  His heart is for the weak, and so should ours be … but it hasn’t been.

Month after month, TD leaders go and serve these people in Jesus’ Name and in TD’s name and get blessed, touched, and empowered by the Lord.  However, precious few TD’ers ever make it out in recent times, unlike in past TD generations.  It’s time to grow up, shape up, and step up, TD.  It’s time.

“It’s time to grow up, shape up, and step up, TD.  It’s time.”

Please carve out time in your schedules for His work and join us on Saturday, 1/25, for one or both SOS opportunities:

So. Pasadena Care Center

10 a.m. – Noon (meet at the Hsiehs’ at 9:30 a.m.)

Hillsides Children’s Services

1 p.m. – 3 p.m. (meet at the Hsiehs’ at 12:30 p.m.)

If you come to both, we will have a quick lunch together at the Hsiehs’ in between the two.

Looking forward to seeing some of you begin the journey of obedience … and blessing.

– Arthur

TD Fri. – “Enjoying the Bread of Life, Pt. 2” (Pt. 1 mp3 Inside)

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Hey TD,

This week, Arthur will continue his edible lesson with “Enjoying the Bread of Life, Pt. 2” as we continue to look at Christ, the Bread of Life, with fresh eyes, a fuller perspective, and with deeper appreciation.  We will continue to unpack the significance of the Lord’s Supper and what we’re really celebrating, as well as discover God not only as our Bread but as our Gardener.

To prep for Pt. 2, here’s the mp3 for Pt. 1 for your review:

“Enjoying the Bread of Life, Pt. 1” (mp3) Arthur

See you Friday!

TD Fri. – “Enjoying the Bread of Life”

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Hey TD,

The Christian life isn’t merely about a lifestyle, but is about LIFE itself.  What does it really mean to live?  Please make plans to come to a very meaningful TD this Friday as we will explore Christ, the Bread of Life, and what it means to be a Christ-follower – not in terms of what we cognitively know, but in terms of experiencing, relating to, and living with and in what and Who we know.

See you Friday!

A Peek at Offerings 4, 5, & 6 (videos/photos)!

Hey TD,

As we come upon Offerings 9, here’s a peek at some of Offerings 4, 5, & 6!

OFFERINGS 6

“Father to the Fatherless” – Offerings 6 pics

OFFERINGS 5

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