Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Assisting the Landslide victims








Folks..it has been a long fast week. I have had a total of 14 hours sleep in 5 days..not bad. I am filling a major's billet role as the Combined Information Bureau for Balikatan 2006 with the added responsibility of getting the news about Leyte out to the World. My Captain left me for Leyte and he is with all the media from around the world doing CNN interviews, etc. It is like Tsunami relief all over again. The pictures show my arrival in Philippines. I also had the opportunity to preach to a local Protestant congregation and almost all the women and girls were crying with some teary eyes in the men. God was moving. the other photos shows be giving a Combined Exercise Operation Center Brief to Colonels and sometimes I brief generals. I have 2 of my Marines in Leyte and have 3 other Marines here and 2 Navy working for me. We are all responsible for gettin the news out to the world about this tragedy. We are being told all of the time that we are doing a great job....by God's grace. It is crazy..but worth it all. Love you all..Larry Torres

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Philippine Outreach






Hello from the Philippines...what a great work it has been so far. Chaplain Biadog allowed me to lead worship at the Philippine Air Force Base, Clark, on Sunday. I had the opportunity to play several songs and give a short testimony. Praise the Lord. The picture with the taller spanish guy is Karim Delgado, who is Marine who worked for me who prayed to receive Christ after Souhki Forbes talked to him. We are roomates and we constantly talk about the Scriptures and he is learning and I am learning patience...He is my BARUCH!!! I will be teaching a Wendnesday Bible study and a W2 Philippines on Sunday evenings. Have also been asked to lead worship for National Prayer Breakfast in front of General Robeson, a fellow believer, who will be the guest speaker. Please pray for this and for those service members here in a dangerous area...Philippine Marines are getting shot. Also, met a pastor on the road...and we had a great time. Praise the Lord!!!!All4Good

Saturday, February 11, 2006

Philippines


Well, I have been inClark Air Base in the the Philippines for 4 days now and time is going by rather quickly. If you look at the map we are in the LUZON area up North. I have had the opportunity to talk with Pol on his cell. His son Marjohn is in the hospital again...3 bottles of dextrose...urine is not going through the kidney properly...might need surgery. Please pray. We are not up on internet yet..so can't post everyday. I am hoping to play with the praise team for church here tomorrow. Had the opportunity to share Christ with two Marines during a four-hour trip from Manila back to Clark Air Base.
Thank you for your prayers. I am hoping this is my last deployment in the Corps before retirement. ALL4Good

Monday, February 06, 2006

Superbowl MONDAY!!!




Our house was packed for football at 9 a.m. in the morning...WOAH. Mona went overboard by getting chicken, pizza, chips, shrimp, drinks, lumpia. Dan and Debe brought chile...Everyone else brought excitement...hah. Please keep in us in your prayers as I fly out to the Philippines Wednesday...this should be the last time I leave for an extended period of time. Keep watching this blog for pics from there. I will be doing a daily devotion there for the chaplain...Take care

Friday, February 03, 2006

Birthdays





More pictures can be found on our picture site..just click this: MAKIYATORRES Folks...we have had a busy few weeks and it will not slow down for awhile. larry's Bday and Mona's dad had his 73rd Bday recently. We took lots of pictures for you to see. Please keep us in prayer as I am leaving on the 8th for the Philippines for about a month. This will hopefully be the last time I leave the family for a long time. I will keep you posted in the Philippines. Take care guys...Larry