Thursday, December 27, 2007

Almost lost Maria today

Maria at Pediatrics Intensive Care in Pitt Memorial Hospital.
Mona spent hours with Maria....

Well, as most of you probably know...Maria came minutes from dieing today. She was not eating for days, lost weight, was not responsive and we took her in to the emergency room. Finally, after 8 hours...someone finally noticed that it was serious...She was 95degrees F and went downhill from there...they medevaced her to Pitt Memorial Hospital in Greenville, NC. where we have been all day...She had a VIRUS in the lungs...and is finally responding and they are working hard her...we think she will be OK...but over time. There have been many prayers and help from so many with the boys...Noah even had a fever of 104 today and the Chaplain took all the boys to the doctor to get medicine.

IN Christ,
Larry Torres

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Awesome Pastor..Johnny Hunt

I love this man...he is a great pastor who I have met several times. His church Web site is
This interview is good for pastors to watch.

1st Tanning Bed and Spa treatment

Rafael kept a close eye on his sister and the nurses to make sure they were doing a good job and not hurting "my sister Maria Faith."

Maria under the tanning get rid of the jaundice...This is caused by the liver not being able to function completely...50 percent of babies get this..she had it so bad that she could have gone into seizures and had brain damage if it was left another day.

Dr. Conrad holds to Mona and all the staff and nurses.

Well, Maria Faith has not even been here a week...and man has she started with the goods....ha.
We gave her a warm bath and she just relaxed and soaked it up...then, her Jaundice kicked in so she is currently getting her tanning bed...and she is relaxed in there too. We found out after we visited the doctor and all the staff and nursesWe are hoping she comes home with Mona for Christmas....thank you all for your support and prayers..

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Welcome Home

Maria came home with mom was such a relief to get all situated and see the quiver full. Thank you Lord for your continued guidance, love and grace.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Work to do...

Noah loading the washing Machine
Rafael doing the wash....

That's the sound of the boyz...workin as a gang......aaaannngg....that's the sound of the boys...missing
When mom is out...the boys do most of the work...good training..they like it too....

5 men and a baby....ha

Sweet girl...My M&Ms are here ...Mona and Maria...M&M...ha....
Anthony has been great taking the little ones around and ensuring they are watched when my eyes aren't focused...
Brandon has filled the roles of oldest bro well. He has been doing great work around the house and is constantly looking to support everyone....great to see.
Rafael has been the mini-Papa...he couldn't wait to hold Maria...he sang Twinkle Twinkle Little Star to her....AWE
When Noah saw Maria today...he said...I don't like it...and started backing up....I got in on video...

The boys came to town to see take care of the sis....they called her all had to train ourselves to say something related to was hilarious. She was so calm when all the boys were talking...if it got quiet...she started crying...sooooo coooool!!! Thanks to everyone for your support and prayers...we are overwhelmed.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007


Here is Maria's closet...someone wanted to see it.

Maria has arrived

Our Doctor...Katrina Conrad on the right in blue...and our nurse Denise holds the baby up.

Maria Faith Sakura Torres arrived at 10:35 p.m. Dec. 17 in Carteret General Hospital in Morehead, N.C. She weighed in at 5 pounds 9 ounces and has a head full of hair...beautiful..Mom is doing great and is dire need of much deserved rest. WE will post video later.

Rafael the Ringman

Rafael and Chaplain Hopkins...before the ceremony

Rafael was the ring bearer for Mike and Kim at their small wedding at the chapel. He was awesome...

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Winter Jam...2008

Hey guys...check this out...we are hoping to take the youth and the praise and worship team to Fayetville, NC for Winter JAM in March...March 18, 2008. There's gonna be some cool bands and we have worked with Tony Nolan, the guest speaker, to get him to Okinawa a few years ago. He is an awesome speaker for the Lord...see ya.

Friday, December 07, 2007

Praise the Lord!!!

Worship is about God, it is not about us...AMEN!

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Rafael is 5 years old

Rafael Talking to Grandma
Rafael and his friends...

If you get a minute please tell Rafael Happy Birthday...hard to believe that he is already up there...