Tuesday, February 24, 2009

For those Who Were Asking...

Hey, Friends!!!

I just got this information, so I wanted to post it as soon as possible. As of right now, I've raised a total of $1540 for India. This means that I still need almost $1300. Any donations can be sent to Sixty1, P.O. Box 2046, Boone, NC 28607. Please make all checks out to Sixty1 and put "Kristen Torres-Toro" in the memo line.

THANK YOU SO MUCH--for your prayers, your encouragement, and your support. It means so much. . .

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Fountain of Life

So, yeah, this blog isn't very old but I decided to give it a little facelift. I don't know how many people actually read this, but every time I got on and looked at it, the empty spaces on the edge of the screen annoyed me. All afternoon, I've played with this combination and that, this picture and that font, this background and that layout. The challenge was to keep it something that would look like me, something that would be "summer-y", something bright, eye catching, and most of all, beautiful. This is the result.

And just to add humor to the situation, I realized tonight that these colors, though definitely matching all of those characteristics above, also match one more thing: Africa. These are the colors of Africa--brown and green and blue. And of course, the picture itself. The one I've chosen for right now is of Victoria Falls, a place that I dream of seeing in person one day. It might be in the top five on my list... actually, scratch that... the top 2. I think it would be the only place in the world I would consider bungee jumping. :0)

It's so funny. I know that God will continue to send me all over the world, not because of my own wunderlust but because of the ministry He has called me to--to walk as an evangelist and to be a minister of healing as described in Isaiah 61. People all over the world need to hear the good news about Jesus Christ; they need to experience healing that only the Holy Spirit can give. I welcome that. And I am so incredibly excited about India. But I still can't wait for the day that He sends me back to Africa.

For right now, I will be faithful in this... in this moment... and trust that He will send me back to Africa one day. That is not for now. I WILL NOT "miss" India because I am longing for another land. While I am there, I will be all there.

As of right now, I have no clue where I stand as far as support for India. I'll let you know when I find out something, which should be sometime soon. Thank you so much to all of you who are praying for me, encouraging me, and even sending in financial support. It means everything. For right now, I just wanted to explain why this blog looks so different and post a verse that I found last week. It seems kind of appropriate, given the gorgeous picture above...

"For with you is the fountain of life;
in your light, we see light."
Psalm 36:9
Behold that fountain...

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Something to Pray About

Hi, Friends--

Due to circumstances beyond my ability to control, the flight I purchased for India (which I have purchased--Hooray!) is more than the original flight I found. Because of this incredibly disappointing event, I need to raise a total of $2835 by March 10, 2009 instead of the original estimate.

Please pray with me in this, as this new event is making God's providence that much more great to me. He's good at doing this--a big challenge in a small amount of time. I, however, still get nervous when things get close to the wire.

But I choose to trust him.

I'm going to India! Yebo!

Financial support can be sent to Sixty1, P.O. Box 2046, Boone, North Carolina, 28607. You can make the checks out to Sixty1, but please put my name in the "memo" line so they know who it goes to. Their address is also available on their site, Sixty1.org.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Return to India!!!


Yebo!!!!




Hey, friends! I'm so excited!!! I'm going back to India!!




The opportunity has arisen for me to return, this time for 2 months in late Spring, March 10-May 8, 2009. I'll be staying in the same place and going to most of the same ministries that I went to last month. And I'm so excited!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can't believe that another chance to go has come up so quickly! This is all God!




If you would like to support me financially, I would definitely appreciate it!!! I need around $2500 total. It can be sent to Sixty1, P.O. Box 2046, Boone, North Carolina, 28607. You can make the checks out to Sixty1, but please put my name in the "memo" line so they know who it goes to. Their address is also available on their site, Sixty1.org.




Also, please be praying for me again!!!! I cannot go without y'all behind and beside me! Thank you so much for your ministry to me as I go and love on those in India! I can't tell you how much I appreciate it!!!