Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Only 15% left to raise! (April Newsletter)

"You answer us with awesome and righteous deeds, God our Savior,
the hope of all the ends of the earth
and of the farthest seas, who formed the mountains by your power, having armed yourself with strength,
who stilled the roaring of the seas,
the roaring of their waves, and the turmoil of the nations. The whole earth is filled with awe at your wonders; where morning dawns, where evening fades,you call forth songs of joy. You care for the land and water it; you enrich it abundantly. The streams of God are filled with water to provide the people with grain, for so you have ordained it. You drench its furrows and level its ridges; you soften it with showers and bless its crops. You crown the year with your bounty, and your carts overflow with abundance.  The grasslands of the wilderness overflow; the hills are clothed with gladness. The meadows are covered with flocks and the valleys are mantled with grain; they shout for joy and sing."  Psalm 65:5-13
 Lately I have been reminded of God's strength and joy that this world shows. From the blooming flowers, to seeing the furious ocean waves, to the sunset. I am reminded that I serve a God who created each and everyone of these things to remind us of Him. And He created us in His image so we can worship Him! I am so blessed to serve a God who took the time to create the mountains to my east and an ocean that is only 2 1/2 hrs to my west. That in one day I could be looking at Half Dome or see vineyards for miles. But more so, that He took the time to create me with a heart and a passion for youth ministries and for missions. Praise and Glory be to God! 
15% left to go!!!! 
I am currently at 85% fully funded! (1529.19 out of 1800.00) Praise GOD!!! With that I need 15% left (270.81) to raise for monthly support. That means I need about 14 people to donate $20.00 a month to reach my goal! I cant buy my plane ticket till I reach this goal. So I ask that you would pray about coming along side with me and being apart of my support team. If you want to be one on the 14, please email me at rose.e.torres@gmail.com. You can make ONE time donations online here!

Commissioning Date!
The Well will be commissioning (praying) my future roommate (Mackenzie Butler) and I on June 2! That is 1 month away. With that, I am praying and hoping to be fully funded by then so I can leave on a plane with Mackenzie on June 7 or 8th! BUT please know that I will not by my ticket till I am at 100%. CRAZY! This just became real for me. I have been praying and trusting God with his timing for Costa Rica. He has truly opened up so many doors for me over the last few weeks and it hasnt stop.
Now what???
Well now I continue to raise the last 15% with the goal and prayer of moving around June 7/8th. At the same time, I will be heading down to LA to get my visa paper work finalized. As well as doing a major spring cleaning to decide on what I need in Costa Rica and what I can sell. And then enjoying  time with friends and family. So if you want to hangout before I go, please let me know! 

Prayer Request::
1. The remaining 15% would come in and more! 
2. I am speaking at The Well Kingsburg this Sunday (May 5th), so pray that God would speak through me and that the people will have ears to hear and hearts to support. 
3. That I would not be overwhelmed with the list (I am about to created when I am done with this blog post) of things that I need to do before June. 

Thank you all for your love, prayers and support! It has been a journey and I am so glad that I have been able to share it with you all. I pray that my next post will be news of purchasing my plane ticket! 


Friday, April 5, 2013

33 at 1%

What is 33 at 1%?

33 is the age that I just turned last week. It is the amount that I need left to raise for Costa Rica and 33 will be a significant year for me. 

Here is the challenge for this next month. :: 
I need 33 people to support me on a monthly basis at 1%. 

What is 1%???
1% is $20. That's it! I need 33 people to support me $20 a month to be able to move to Costa Rica! 
20.00 is not a lot, but when you get a group of people, it is enough to make a difference. 
It is enough for me to move and start the work that God has called me to do in CR. 

How can you be apart of the 33??
 The best way is to send me a email or FB message saying that you want to be one of the 33. I have already got 3 people!!! From there I will send you the form on how to go about it. OR you can send your first check to : 
Students International
PO Box 2733
Visalia, CA 93279-2733
Account:: Rosa Torres (on the memo) 
with a note that you want to be a monthly supporter and need the paper work.
From there they will send you the form you will need. 

Will you be one of the 33?
I know that $20 could be a lot for some, but it could mean getting a tall instead of a venti at Starbucks, or not going to the movies once a month. It could be a simple as not eating out 2 times a week. Please know that your support will be tax deductible! 

So will you be one of the 33 and help me get to Costa Rica??

"Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work. As it is written, "He has distributed freely, he has given to the poor; his righteousness endures forever."
2 Corinthians 9:7-9