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Hey TD!

We’ve got an exciting Friday chock-full goodness planned.  In addition to taking a deeper dive together into “On Nakedness and Shame,” we’ll also be highlighting Offerings 9, making a difference in the lives of underprivileged children, Love Your Neighbor Night, and more!

To prep for Friday’s discussion, please listen to and/or review Daniel’s message below. It’s a vital topic for us to broach, here in TD in particular, if we’re going to make any progress in the way we experience God, life, others, etc. :

“On Nakedness and Shame” (mp3) Daniel

7:15 p.m. is our TD Pre-Party.  See you Friday!

TD Fri. – “On Nakedness and Shame”

 

Hey TD!

What do you ENJOY more, being naked or clothed? Is your enjoyment, with or without clothes, situation specific? Does it have to do with culture, convention, or the company you are around? What do clothes reveal about us and what do they hide? What does it mean when the Scripture says that Adam and Eve were naked and felt no shame? What changed after the Fall?

Come out to TD this Friday to explore the sensitive yet significant aspects of human nakedness and need. Daniel will be leading our study and helping us to understand why a clear understanding of nakedness and clothing are part of the foundations of joy and enjoying Grace.

TD Vlog Update – TD Bringing Hope Overseas to Orphaned with Special Needs!

BMH Summer Camp update from Calvin, Daniel, Angela (and Sandra)

Hey TD!

“A Slice of Heaven” – that’s the phrase I have most often heard from those who have served at the Joni and Friends Family Retreat through the years.  These last few years, TD has experienced Family Retreat on steroids with Bring Me Hope’s Summer Camps, where we’ve not only served those with disabilities, but orphaned children with disability … and we’ve done it in the Big Country!  The description used? You guessed it … a slice of heaven.

Here’s a vlog update from Calvin, Daniel, and Angela (interviewed by Sandra), who have had a phenomenal, moving, life-impacting time.

 

TD Fri. – Engaging With a “Scary” God – Bible Study on 1 Chronicles 13

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***Note that TD has moved to the church library across the hall during construction***

Hey TD!

In the final Bible study of the 2018 – 2019 year, Daniel will once again lead us in an interactive, open-ended large group study, similar to last month’s study in Luke 14.  This time, we will work through 1 Chronicles 13 together.

Some say that we shouldn’t fear God, that it’s not healthy nor right.  Others say we should absolutely fear God, and quote the verse, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.” Should we be more afraid of God than we are today? Or should we be less afraid than we are?  The answer is probably most rightly answered, it depends …

This month, we will discuss the character and nature of God that prompted the Bible to record, “David was afraid of God that day …” Is there actually a right and wrong way to engage with God? Is He to be more feared or loved? Is there an Old-Testament God and a New Testament God? Has His nature changed over the ages?

We encourage you to read through 1 Chronicles 13 (and even the chapters surrounding it), make notes, and prepare to engage with God, alongside your fellow TD’ers.  I’m sure God has something special in store for us.

See you at TD! – Arthur

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)

“Offerings 8” Pics & Videos

 

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Hey TD!

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your families! Click on the link below to view pics and videos from A TD Thanksgiving feat. Offerings 8 and Sandra’s 60th birthday, courtesy of Peter. Thanks Peter! (apologies if your pic didn’t get in)

Offerings 8

TD Fri. – “A Deeper Dive into TD” (Pre-Party @ 7:15 p.m.)

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“Remember the days of old; consider the years of many generations; ask your father, and he will show you, your elders, and they will tell you.” Deuteronomy 32:7

Hey TD!

Last week, Daniel began taking us on a fun and enlightening journey through TD’s history, beginning with the Pre-TD Era and the TD Era.  This week, he’ll continue his tour by taking us through the Early Modern TD Era and landing at the current Modern TD Era.

We’ll then go from overview to underview as we go under the hood of TD and take a look at its infrastructure and the ministries that make TD go; ministries that you have an opportunity to participate in and shape in the upcoming year. We’ll hear from those heading up those ministry groups, as they share their vision and heart.

We’ll also hear from the team that went to serve orphans in China this summer through Bring Me Hope’s Summer Camp!

It’ll be a great time! See you Friday!