Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Friends helping in Pakistan


Here is a photo of one of my Marines and a friend from church. The guy on the right is LCpl. Scott Biscuiti...on the left is Navy Chief Mike Langley. They both come to Calvary Chapel Okinawa and we are excited to see the work that they are doing in Pakistan. You can read Biscuiti's stories on our news site at http://www.okinawa.usmc.mil There have been some sad stories from there, but some very uplifting ones also. It is great to see Mike link up with Biscuiti. Praise the Lord!!!

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Mona's Birthday




What a great birthday for Mona. She is really happy and we all had a great time together. She gets a massage, money and shopping trip...WOW..All4Good

Sunday, November 20, 2005

Ishigaki Video


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We just returned home and we had a blast. What a breathtaking time as we saw so much in such a small span of time. It is good to be home though. Here is a video of some of our adventure. We have more, but will post it later. Thank you so much for your prayers and for your friendship. You will notice a young man Ikuo playing with Rafael at the end of the video. He was very kind. His girlfriend Hitome really helped us out a lot too. They are coming to the church event tonight as they came to Okinawa yesterday. Again God worked ALL4GOOD.

Friday, November 18, 2005

Ishigaki Island trip































Well, it has been a wonderful day on a small island...part of Okinawa, known as Ishigaki Island. It is about a 40 minute flight Southwest of Okinawa near Taiwan. We traveled by boat today to get to 2 other islands, and by ox to get to another one. We also rode a glass bottom boat to see fish and watched people get sick. You see pictures of what we rod on and cute pics of Rafael...he had a blast. Here is a link to all of our photos from the day http://community.webshots.com/user/makiyatorres One island only had 7 people on it...another has 350 and another has about 2000. Another island had star shaped sand. Can you believe it? It was beautiful. Here is a link to the island info http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e7201.html Mona actually talked about building a church there...I wonder who shares the gospel with them. We miss Brandon and Anthony though. Will be back home Sunday.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Marine Corps Ball 2005










We had a great time at the Marine Corps ball tonight with Tom and Joanne Ruiz (on left); Derek and Souhki Forbes. They have all had a great influence on our life. Tom's web site is on the right side of this Web site. He will be heading to the Philippines in a few weeks. Happy Birthday Marines. For all the photos go to
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Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Vision comes true

I took some video of the new church in the Philippines and have posted it for you to see. Thank you Beechwood for coming through. Please consider downloading this and showing it in the church. Thank you everyone for your prayers and support. Please continue to pray for Pol and his family as they continue to serve the Lord. For more videos or to download this one please visit my video Web site at http://www.jusspress.com/makiyatorres
Until we post again...May God continue to work ALL4GOOD

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Sunday, November 13, 2005

Fellowship





The 4 children on the right eating next to Rafael belong to our friends..Chris and Heather Peck. We enjoyed the food, tea, fellowship and just plain hangin out. It was awesome. Pray for the Peck family as they continue to serve the Lord. They are a huge reason that we homeschool today. Their influence on our family has brought ours closer together. ALL4GOOD

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Michael (Brick Wall) Darbouze

The Darbouze family is departing and it will be a sad goodbye. (left to right) Jomar, wife; Danaisha, daughter; Michael; their son David. We have had a great time witnessing to those in the office. One of my happiest times in work was spending days sharing what Christ was doing in our lives and in the Marines' lives around us. We will never forget Trevor Carlee and the time we realized that he changed and we were confused. Cpl. Darbouze and I laughed when we found out that he prayed to received Christ a month prior to us asking what happened to him. The Darbouze family has been the role model for family and living for Christ. We love them as family and we will miss them. ALL4GOOD

Sunday, November 06, 2005

Pol's new building





It is great to see the smiles and life of those sold out to the ministry in the Philippines. The prayers went out and a larger place with shelter was provided to support Heavenly Bible Baptist Church in Caloocan Philippines. Praise the Lord. Here is a link to all of the pictures. http://community.webshots.com/user/ibanezhbbc Many have been saved in 3 weeks and many new visitors have come.

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Praise Band and Russ Lee

Folks...now that we have figured out how to post videos...here is one that we did awhile back. Russ Lee from Tennessee came to Okinawa and blessed everyone with his testimony and singing. This video also has Tom Ruiz leading the 5000 fed praise group from Calvary Chapel. Please keep Tom and his wife Joanne in your prayers as they continue to teach Calvary Bible College

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Tom will be visiting the Philippines on Nov. 28. He will be going with our guys..Segmun and Vunder. To see their pics...go to http://www.e3missions.com Please post a message to this blog to let us know what you think...OK. Also, Beechwood...Pol was able to get the property that we have been praying for. They had 26 saved at the first service.
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Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Torres Video


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Hello to all...finally able to upload video. What a weekend we had...Noah walking, kids dancing and a birthday party...Harvest Festival...Romans 8:28