TD’s 20/20 (Pt.1) – TD’s 20 Most Viewed Videos & Top 20 Blog Posts in 2020!

Hey TD!

As we begin 2021, we would do well to reflect on the singular year 2020 has been. While most of us think of 2020 only in negative terms, it’s important to look back and see how God was at work. In these final posts of 2020, we’ll share TD’s 20/20 – the 20 most viewed videos on the TD channel and 20 most viewed TD Blog posts in 2020! They are enriching.

Today, we’ll share 2020’s most viewed TD videos (irrespective of when the videos were originally posted). Enjoy and be blessed!

20. “Becoming the Coach I’ve Become (incl. CIF-SS Championship video)

Arthur’s intro to the first session of TD’s ’20-’21 theme (Christ For Real), entitled, “Becoming the Christian You’ve Become.” (that video came in 21st). Filmed on location on the tennis court.

19. “Good For Nothing” (What We Are Good For) – Sandra

Sandra teaching the year’s 3rd session in our Christ For Real series (emceed by Charis and Elijah)

18. Rebecca Recaps [REFRESH] Ready for College? Day 2

This was the first year [REFRESH] was held virtually. It was probably the best conference of the year. Enter Refresh in our search bar to access each day’s sessions.

17. 2020 V4V Sunday Service Announcement

By God’s leading, through the generosity of His people, we raised a record $105K for Adoption Aid Grants through Show Hope. TD’s time of sharing during Sunday service was anointed and special (song to come!).

16. A Real UCLA Education?

2020 has forced us to evaluate what’s really real and what’s not – online school and church? Shot on location at an empty UCLA campus.

15. Michelle Chen – What Would Jesus Do With Bullying?

Michelle’s 2017 CA Southern Baptist Youth Speakers Tournament winning speech, given at the 2027 Ignition Youth Conference in Sacramento.

T13. 2020 V4V Song – Is This What Love Looks Like?

As part of the V4V Sunday service announcement, members of TD sang this moving song, accompanied by a moving video. Not a dry eye in the place (Daniel, Robert, Gaby, Raina, Cassie, Rebecca, Angela)

T13. ’20 – ’21 TD Opening Night – “Christ For Real”

Opening Night of Christ For Real included worship, freshmen intro, TD Mobile, Sandra/Daniel theme interview (emceed by Allison and Aaron)

12. Way Maker (Cover) w/Daniel & Robert

Worship alongside Daniel and Robert. Shot on location at Lacy Park.

11. Joy to the World (Steven Curtis Chapman Cover) – Robert

Relive Christmas with this fresh remake of a classic Christmas hymn.

10. Charles Wong Memorial Service – 1/18/20

The meaningful memorial service of Sandra’s beloved father, Daniel’s and Angela’s grandfather, MBCLA architect, long-time TD supporter. So much to learn from his life. Eulogies include Arthur’s, Sandra’s, Daniel’s. Sky Rose Chapel – Rose Hills. 4 videos.

9. ’20 – ’21 TD Kick-Off

Kick-Off includes Art Gallery, TD Mobile, live worship, What is TD? (Daniel), Happy B-day, Gaby, Intro to Ministry Groups (Kathy), Daniel interviews Arthur about TD while driving (emceed by Michelle and Calvin)

8. Worship Session w/Daniel and Angela

Heartfelt, personal, and intimate worship to a heartfelt, personal, and intimate God – Holy Spirit, Way Maker (chorus), Open Space, Great Are You, Lord.

7. Ravi Wishes Sandra a Happy 50th

Birthday greetings from 20__? ūüôā from the late Ravi Zacharias.

6. TD Vlog – Jill Carattini on How the Arts Can Deepen Your Faith

A poignant and insightful interview from [REFRESH] at the Stillpoint Gallery in Atlanta on the value of the arts in the Christian life.

5. Welcome to TD! ’20 – ’21

TD leaders have fun welcoming TD’ers to TD!

4. 2018 CIF-SS D5 Girls Tennis Champions – Maranatha Minutemen

Recap of MHS’s 2018 CIF-SS championship. Includes Arthur getting a surprise ice bath. The Championship Ring Ceremony in the Maranatha HS gym was also a top 20 finisher, but was combined with this video.

3. Total Devotion Year-End Celebration – 2020

Though virtual, it was a blast and chock full of surprises – includes Daniel’s recap of the year, live competition between the Hsiehs (b-ball, ping pong, Nerts), Class of ’20 senior tributes, Arthur’s message, Year-End slideshow, Year-End toast. (emceed by Class of ’21)

2. 2020 V4V Video – Stella’s Story

V4V’s 2020 promo video featuring our very own Stella and her incredible journey helped launch our record-setting V4V campaign. The Chinese version also was a top-ten finisher.

  1. Joni on Painting Light and Being Light

The incomparable Joni Eareckson Tada – quadriplegic, author, speaker, singer, and … artist extraordinaire shares how she brings light out of her paintings … and out of her life! On location at the grand opening of the International Disability Center in Agoura Hills, a special place members of TD have visited a few times. Part of 3 videos – Joni and the Knife of God’s Word and Joni’s Art Introduction on 47th Anniversary of Her Accident.

Happy 1st Anniversary, Stella!

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The first day we met Stella in China

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Celebrating 1 year together!

Hey TD!

One year ago today, we officially adopted Stella as our daughter.¬† So today, we celebrated Stella’s adoption day with her favorite food: hot pot! I guess you can get the girl out of China, but you can’t get China out of the girl! ūüôā

It’s hard to imagine that it’s already been a full year since we adopted Stella.¬† It’s been quite an incredible journey of life and love together, and you all at TD have been such an important part of helping her adjust to life in America.¬† Thank you!

We love having Stella as a full-fledged member of our family; each one of us loves and admires her quite a bit and can’t imagine life without her.¬† We look forward to what God has in store for us and for her, and we know that you all will have an important role to play in her life as well.

Here’s to new beginnings, God’s grace, and the love of family!

– 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

Pics/Video From TD Kick-Off ’18 – ’19

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Sandra awards the top 3 finishers in the “pssssssssss” game – Jason, Stella, and Anabell!

Hey TD!

Take a look at some photos, moving photos, and videos from last week’s TD Kick-Off, courtesy of Peter. Thanks Peter!

TD Kick-Off ’18-19 Pics/Video

See you at TD at 7:15 p.m.!