Who is Audience of One (Ao1)?

Ao1 (Audience of One) is a youth discipleship program incorporating discipleship and performing arts. Our goal is to give young people an atmosphere where they are challenged to grow in their relationship with the Lord. This includes teaching on the character of God, performing arts, and small group time for application, reflection, and prayer. The young people minister the gospel through Contemporary Christian music, sign language, creative movement, and testimonies of what the Lord has done in their lives. We minister in schools, churches, prisons, malls, street corners, parks, hospitals, and any place where people gather.

We have chosen the name “Audience of One” because our primary objective is to bless God’s heart. Our worship, our dance, our devotion is to be to Him, first and foremost. He is the audience we should seek to please.

Our typical outreach team is led by David and Kathleen Tabor and Geoff and Megan Ila, who have led teams to Kenya, Australia, London, Italy, New Zealand, Hong Kong, and many other places. We have also taken teams within the U.S. We have outreached to the East Coast, the West Coast, Salt Lake City Olympics, Colorado Springs, CO, and Nashville, TN. We recognize that along with ministering to the nations it is imperative that we pray for and minister within our own nation.

Preparations and fundraising for each outreach begin at least six months before the team leaves. As our team is established we begin to meet and pray for each member, their time there, finances, logistics, and what’s on God’ s heart to accomplish wherever we are going. This is also the time where our team begins to build unity. We believe that unity is essential for every team. God’s Word says, “Where brethren dwell together in unity…there the Lord will command the blessing” (Psalm 133). We need God’s blessing and anointing before we can minister to others.

 

The Outreaches

Outreach consists of two weeks of “Boot Camp” followed by two weeks of “Outreach”. During Boot Camp the students are taught foundational Biblical truths and how to personally apply them to their lives. They are encouraged to spend extra time seeking God and learning more of His character, so that “As we behold Him we become more like Him” (2 Cor. 3:18). The students are also taught a full program, which usually consists of dances, drama, worship, and testimonies. Our performing arts program gives the team a platform to go into the community and share with others what God has been teaching them. “We overcome by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of our testimony” (Rev. 12:11).

Outreaches are chock-full of lots of fun. The students and families get an excellent opportunity to experience different nations, different cultures, foods, customs, etc. Our team members always come back with a broader perspective of God’s love for the nations and His heart for all people.

Our International teams usually consist of 30 – 50 members, although we’ve had as many as 80. As God calls Himself “the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob”, we have seen God do wonderful things through a 3-generational team working together and ministering His heart to one another and to others. We encourage families, grandparents, and anyone 12 years and older to apply. Our performing team mainly consists of team members aged 12 – 21. Older team members usually help with the teaching, intercession, work projects, small groups, discipling, and logistics.

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Both families and individuals add to the dynamic of outreaches. Download one of the application forms or contact us for more info.

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Info Posts:

Day 15: Outreach 1st July 2018

We had an easy day today. It was good to get all dressed up for Sunday service and not getting into a Team shirt for a change. We visited Mich’s church today and once again tried to figure out what the Pastor was preaching about. It was actually about a good hour shorter than what we have become accustomed to… (Smile) After Church we headed to our favorite restaurant Aaajiji’s. Awesome taco lunch and again good to have the Woodden Fam join us. Mich and Leydhi then took us to the “Lookout” which is on a mountain that overlooks the city of Juarez. It’s an easy afternoon today so the Team are settling into naps until dinner at 6pm. We’re looking forward to another fun filled God inspired...

Day 14: Outreach 30th June 2018

We had a change up today in schedule. We definitely missed our young people from El Rancho but today we went to a soccer tournament that was hosted by Michel our YWAM leader’s church. Today, we served eight soccer teams helping the church with their first ever soccer tournament outreach. We performed 3 songs all up between games, Curtis, Dustin, Megan and Kavika cooked about 140 burgers and the rest of the Team served water to the players and cheered them on. It was good to have our Montrose Groupies, the Woodden’s, Perez’s, Cooper’s and Miss Kecia along as well. It was a long hot day but heaps of fun. I know the players and hosts of the tournament had a lot of respect for us afterward.  We headed back to base around 4:00pm stopping at a convenience store to buy each of the Team a hard earned cold soda. After dinner we headed to our local church outreach from the night before, performed two songs and headed home.  Dustin stayed with us as long as he could playing soccer with the Team. He is heading back to Colorado with the Perez’s, Cooper’s and Miss Kecia. We’re sad to see Dustin leave as he has served the Team greatly. He will be...

Day 11: Outreach 27th June 2018

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MEGAN!!! Our fearless Team leader Megan turned another year younger today! What a tremendous blessing she is to this team but also to her family and everyone that knows her. If you have the privilege and honor of knowing this Lady you will know she is a “Woman after Gods own heart”! We enjoyed another morning at El Rancho. The theme was water activities and the Team spent time filling up water balloons for the activities. You may also know the Soccer ⚽️ World Cup is on and the children were watching their countrymen México 🇲🇽 disappointingly go down to Sweden 🇸🇪 0-3. Let’s just say we were glad to offer water games to cheer them up. As you well know water games always end in water fights and you know our Team definitely got in on some of that action. This afternoon we were back at the street children’s ministry house doing some demolition and clean up. The Team worked hard and I believe Manuel and his team were thoroughly blessed to see us take down a wall they needed completely demolished. The boys got to take two dump loads of brick and debris away. It was extra special because they got to ride in the back of the pick up truck. We got treated to dinner at a restaurant tonight and Megan, Natasha and Kensie got the Birthday treatment by the servers and bussers. It was a fitting end to another God filled and God blessed...

Day 9: Outreach Begins 25th June 2018

A very early start today! We weren’t surprised that the Team was up and ready to go. Their eagerness, excitement and anticipation of being in Mexico tonight washed away any tiredness, doubt or fear in their hearts. Families came in to bid farewell as the bus drove in to the parking lot of the school promptly at 5:30am. Bags were loaded and the team gathered with family members. David prayed for us and put us in the care of our trusted bus drivers Richard and Randy from Telluride Express. We hit the road at 6:00am over Red Mountain Pass seeing where the fires ravaged Durango. Overall, we stopped about 3 times and made excellent time arriving in El Paso around 5:20pm. We were met by our two YWAM staff chaperones Mich and Josh. After seeing our Telluride Express drivers off (By the way, we received a very humbling compliment from both drivers saying we were the best kids group that have ever transported over a 10hour trip) Mich and Josh handed Curtis and I the keys to two 15 seater vans. We drove to dinner at a hamburger joint, drove through the border with ease and drove 20 minutes to the YWAM facility adjacent to the orphanage. We got welcome gifts a short rules and regulations pitch, and headed to our rooms. The boys and girls are in separate rooms, beds were made showers had. The Team are missing their friends and fellow Bootcamp buddies Sammy and Alic. We were sorry to see them go home yesterday. Thank you all for your prayers. We are here safe and sound....

Day 8: Bootcamp 24th June 2018

Megan, Geoff, Shae and the breakfast crew cooked up a mean sausage and scrambled eggs breakfast this morning. A hearty meal for a day full of packing and cleaning! After worship Geoff spoke today on: He also spoke from 1 Samuel 16 & 17 to teach about David before he fought and had victory over Goliath. Geoff focused on David’s preparation with the lions and bears and why Sauls armor was inadequate. The question posed for the Team was, “What are your some of your lions and bears that you face in your lives because rest assured as God’s chosen, you will most certainly be facing Goliath throughout your lifetime”? And “What tools has God given you that He is training you in to fight the lions and bears” The Team split after the teaching and went to Taco Bell and Wendy’s for lunch. After lunch, they practiced and polished their songs and the big clean up and packing started. Megan treated the Team to pizza for dinner as parents and family came to say their goodbyes. We’re definitely excited about this next phase and the Team is ready Juarez! The last report we’ve heard from Mrs. Lucy Allen our SRFM book keeper is that we have $1,379.00 yet to come in to be fully funded before we leave. After this week we know that God is all knowing and all powerful to provide! Thank you so much for all your prayers and support thus far and we ask that you continue to...

Gwangju, Saturday, Sunday & Monday

Saturday, 19th We were initially booked to help with something similar to a VBS here at the Saesoon but that was cancelled. We decided to head back to our rooms and have a team meeting to discuss the next few days. After our meeting we took some time to start our packing. At around noon we headed into town on one of our last public bus transport rides. We lunched with Pastor Matthew his wife Joytsna, and their baby girls and Paul. All of them hail from the nation of India and were very instrumental in hosting us. The “Behind the Scenes” people if you will. We didn’t see them as much as we would have liked but, we have certainly appreciated all the ground work they helped Tamara lay, for what I would say, has been an incredible outreach. This particular restaurant was an all you can eat buffet which we were all very thankful for. A good mix of Western and Korean which was even better. After eating to our heart’s (Stomachs) content we headed back to the church. We took the walk home which proves to be very useful after our meals here. Packing resumed and showers were had. Tonight we honored our awesome hosts. They were not all able to make it but we had a great time. We treated them to a good Korean dinner (Of course) at a nice restaurant and handed out gifts to each of them. Pastor Ochul, Viviana, Tamara, Mark and little Kaiser. Sunday, 20th Sunday proved to be busy especially in the morning and we were all pretty eager...

Gwangju, Friday 18th

In what wasn’t looking like a very full day at all, it turned into a very eventful day. We had breakfast early again and headed downstairs to have a worship time. The Holy Spirit again went deep in our worship time as each of the Team members were encouraged to press in and finish strong. Tamara arrived after our time and discussed possibilities with David and DaeHun.  Plans were made and we got changed and loaded up on the church bus with our favorite driver Pastor Ochul. He drove us to a Korean restaurant and treated us to lunch. This was courtesy of the Saesoon Community Church in gratitude to us for coming. The last 2 to 3 days have been Korean food heaven, as the Korean people have gone out of their way to treat us to dinner and lunch. Anyone that didn’t know any better might see our last few posts and think, all they did was eat. We were dropped off at the church after lunch and then it was back on the public bus system. We took about 45 minutes to an hour to get to Mudeung and when we got there we walked to MDream and dropped off our thank you gifts. After that we went down town and did a performance in the rain. We had a couple of hours to walk around the city and then it was off to the bridge for our last performance of the day. There were a bunch of kids from MDream and a family from Saesoon. The performance was great and we were rewarded with pizza,...

Gwangju, Thursday 17th

We saw some heavy rain today. We had breakfast bright and early and Megan and her crew of Teira, Rachel, Lydia and Brooke headed to school for an early start. This will be our last stint at Mark Liebenthal’s school that he teaches at. The girls have had a blast and have met so many wonderful people. The rest of us headed into town to shop and do some errands. We have printed off 100 copies of a Team picture and each of us have signed the pictures for Tamara to give to the kids at MDream. We had left overs for lunch and for some of us a nap was in the plan for the afternoon. Megan and her team of girls returned from the school a little exhausted as they did 3 classes back to back. We waited until about 6:00pm to get ready for dinner. We were invited to dinner with members from Ilgok Central Church at a Korean restaurant. The main dish was bulgogi which is a traditional Korean beef dish. Gwangju is renowned for making the best food in the nation and they did not disappoint at this restaurant. The members from the Ilgok Central Church saw a couple of our performances and were so drawn to the life that the Team showed that they decided they wanted us to share at their church on Sunday and subsequently dinner tonight. They are an awesome group of people hungry after the things of...

Gwangju, Wednesday 16th

Today was our day off. We had brunch at 10am and got ready for the day. Tamara came with Kaiser and treated us to Tim Tam slams which we readily agreed to. We headed into downtown Gwangju once again for last, last minute shopping. Some of us namely, Daniel, Tayne and I decided two hours of shopping just wasn’t our cup of tea so we headed back to the church for naps and update catch ups. The rest of the Team finally arrived back at the Church 3 hours later and just chilled for a little bit. We headed in to town again to have dinner. Tonight our Team Leader David treated us to a restaurant that had very little Korean food which I’m guessing is orientation for coming home. I did personally struggle trying to use a fork again after so long but half way through my meal I managed to get the hang of it again. We then left the restaurant and conveniently found a Baskin Robbins for desert. After desert it was home on the bus and an early night. No photo’s of shopping or dinner or desert but I’ll be posting some more real soon!!!...

Gwangju, Tuesday 15th

Breakfast started at 7:00am this morning! Dishes were taken care of and the Team got ready for the day. We all went downstairs for a worship time once again making sure that we took advantage of this time to get our hearts right with God. The end of outreach is upon us and we engage Team members in a debriefing process that helps them download what they have learned during the outreach. David felt that this window in time would suit us best since our schedule for the few days we have left is filling up quickly. During this time David received a phone call from Saesoon Church informing us that they would like us to do a full performance for their elementary class kids. After our debriefing time Megan headed to Mark’s school with Jamie, Rachel, Lydia and Janae. David cooked lunch, we ate and headed to town to do some last minute gift shopping for our loved ones at home. We spent a couple of hours in town and then headed back on the bus. By this time Megan and her small team were back so we got ready for our performance for the elementary children. Things seem to be catching up with us as I noticed we were all TIRED!!! We had a good time none the less and headed back to have dinner that Megan and David prepared. We were on the bus at 5:30pm and were literally whisked off to our final scheduled time with MDream Children’s Home. Even though we were tired we had a blast. Fun and games with the kids was...

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