TD Fri. – TD Town Hall – send in your Q’s!

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Hey TD!

This Friday is our final Friday meeting of the 2018 – 2019 year!  As is customary, we will finish the year with a town hall Q & A discussion.  Each year, we do it a little differently and this year is no different.  This year, we’d like you to submit questions and topics you’d like for us to discuss.  We will still have an open Q&A time, but questions submitted prior to Friday will get first priority.

You can ask any question or submit any topic for discussion that you’d like.  Our hope is that in doing it this way, there will be a nice balance between answers given on the spot and answers that have been given a bit more thought.  Both are useful.  If you have a particular counselor or intern that you’d like to address your topic or question, just say so.

Submit your questions and topics HERE

See you Friday!

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You Can Help Bring Hope to Orphans in China This Summer

“The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.  Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” 2Cor. 9:6-7

Hey TD!

As you know, we have a team (Calvin, Megan, Sandra, Daniel, Angela, Anabell) going to China this summer to help serve orphans (many of whom have disabilities) and share God’s love with them at a summer camp run by Bring Me Hope (BMH).  Our team will be doing just that, bringing them hope, real hope, God’s hope.

At camp, there will be therapy stations to help kids express themselves and help improve some of their motor, cognitive, sensory processing, and play skills.  The camp is in need of the materials to make this happen.  That’s where you come in.

Even though you won’t be physically going to China yourself, your heart, prayers, and tangible support can go!  Here’s how.

1. Click on the shopping list below and purchase items for our team to bring with them:

Bring Me Hope Summer Camp Wish List

You can bring the items to TD or Sunday School and give them to Megan or Calvin any time in June (the sooner the better).

2. You and your family (or a few fellow TD’ers/friends) can chip in and sponsor a child to go to camp.  The number of sponsorships  are down so far this year from last year, so your help would make a difference for a child!

Sponsor an Orphan

Let’s go and make a difference, TD!  Let’s bring God’s hope and let’s love and give in His most generous Name! It’s not only our duty, it’s our joy!

 

TD Fri. – Downward Engagement – Bible Study on Luke 14

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Hey TD!

As we continue our theme of “ENGAGE: Living Life in HD,” and after exploring the Upward and Outward engagement followers of Christ are to have, we now turn our focus to the Downward engagement that is absolutely essential to the Christian life.  It’s not optional, nor just for those called and “gifted at that sort of thing.”  If you are a follower of Christ, it is your calling to engage in Christ’s Name with those deemed and treated societally as the “least of these.”

This Friday, we’ll begin exploring the who, what, when, why, where of this calling and why it’s just as much for our benefit and blessing as it is for theirs.

Please read through Luke 14 in preparation for our eye-opening study together.

***We will end TD at 9:30 p.m. this week in order to help move things around at church in preparation for all the room changes as a result of starting the new building project.

TD Fri. – “Summer of Change” Night!

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Hey TD!

I love summer.  Not only was I born in summer, but lots of life change has happened for me over the years during the summer – including surrendering to Christ, as well bringing Stella home, just to name a couple.  This summer looks to be no different.

Summer is quickly approaching, and we have summer opportunities for you that can change your lives.  They require stepping out in faith, courage, and obedience, of course.  Anything worth anything does.

Come to TD this Friday to learn everything and anything you want to and need to know about the different opportunities we’ll have for you.  Deadlines are approaching, so decisions will need to be made soon.

See you Friday!

– Arthur

TD Sat. – SOS Saturday!

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Hey TD!

All year, we’ve been offering opportunities for you to love God by loving your neighbors, especially those close to God’s heart – the orphans and widows.  Not many of you have made the effort to take advantage of the opportunity to bless God’s heart in this way, but you can this Saturday by befriending and hanging out with some wonderful elderly friends.  It’ll be a feel-good time of encouragement, doing what’s right, perspective, and fun.  The residents at the Care Center are so special and rich in heart, you’re sure to be blessed.

We’ll also be visiting our friends at the orphanage and will be playing games and making crafts with them.  God’s heart is especially for the widowed and the fatherless; we have a chance to visit both this Saturday!

For the Care Center, meet at the Hsiehs’ at 9:30 a.m.

For the orphanage, meet at the Hsiehs’ at 12:30 p.m.

Let your small group leader know if you can make it!

Congrats Youth Speakers!

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2019 Youth Speakers Team

(Standing) Daniel, Benson, Calvin, Anabell, Megan, Arthur

(Kneeling) Sandra, Jason, Stefan, Angela, Stella

Hey TD!

Let’s give a shout out to  our 2019 Youth Speakers Tournament team: Anabell Xu, Benson Yu, Jason Ke, and Stefan Chu.  It was a very special year, as the team and coaches really experienced intimacy and bonding with Christ as the center of it all.  There was lots of vulnerability, openness, tears, and laughter, as the team learned to trust and share their lives with one another, warts and all.  In doing so, they learned how to keep one another accountable, while still accepting one another and all the quirks we all possess.

God grew each speaker deep down where it counts and helped them develop and deliver some excellent diverse powerful speeches on Sex & Television, Jesus is Greater Than Religion, 5 Things Every High School Graduate Should Know About the Bible, and Dear Younger Me.  Each speaker was able to reach their potential and most importtantly, meet God.

As far as the actual  CA State Youth Speakers Tournament results, we’d like to say a special congratulations to Anabell Xu for winning the tournament! Anabell is the latest in  MBCLA Youth Speakers Tournament winners that will be charged to steward her victory and entrustment well:

One track only:

2006: Kathy Hung (12th)
2007: Christine Winarko (12th)
______  Runner-up: Eunice Im (12th)
2009: Nathaniel Hsieh (10th)
______  Runner-up: Vincent Puu (10th)
2010: Clara Wong (12th)
______  Runner-up: Randall Hsieh (10th)

Two tracks:

2011: Isabel Shen (12th)
2013:     Runner-up: Daniel Hsieh (10th)
_______  Runner-up: Harvey Gan (12th)
2014: Daniel Hsieh (11th)
____  Joseph Chang (12th)
____  Alexandra Tagami (11th)
2015: Megan Lee (12th)
______   Runner-up: Aileen Wei (12th)
______   Runner-up: Judy Wu (12th)
____  Andrew Shi (12th)
______  Runner-up: Joshua Chang (10th)
2016: Angela Hsieh (10th)
2017: Joshua Chang (12th)
____  Michelle Chen (11th)

One track only:

2019: Anabell Xu (11th)