[REFRESH] Day 3 – Rebecca Recaps Day 2 – Rebecca & Christina Win Video Contest (video)

[REFRESH] Ready for College? Day 3 (video) – Video contest starts @ 21:15!

Rebecca recaps [REFRESH] Ready for College? Day 2 (video)

Hey TD!

Day 3 of [REFRESH] is in the books! It was another great day of fun, laughs, challenge, preparing for college, and falling deeper in love with Jesus, followed by a great discussion among the TD family.  An exciting part was when Rebecca (along with Christina) was announced as the Day 2 video challenge winner! The challenge was to recreate a scene from a favorite movie. Congrats Rebecca and Christina!

Day 3 topics include: “Do You Believe This?”, Dealing With Doubt, Evangelism Tips, “Hasn’t the Church Done More Harm Than Good?”, Interview with Michelle Tepper, Resurrection: Hoax or History?, Vitale Dating Tips, Sam Allberry’s testimony, Q and A

Day 4 is the final day of [REFRESH] and promises to be a great finish. Sexuality will be one of the prominent themes of the day, with Sam Allberry giving the talk, “Why Does God Care Who I Sleep With?” and a live Q and A session that will further the discussion.

We hope you will join us live and will join us afterwards for discussion.  Ask your leader for the link.

If you would like to watch Day 1 and would like to take The Boba Challenge, just click here!

You can watch Day 2 ‘s replay is here, along with Allison’s Day 1 recap!

Hope you can join!

Congrats Youth Speakers!


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)