Dear friends & family in the Lord,

This is Totoral
This is Totoral

Receive our love and greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Once again I take the opportunity to write and share with you some updates and also concerns and prayer requests. We have been very busy, especially my father who is traveling everywhere in our country, visiting churches and pastors. This is the ministry he has been appointed to do.

Read more “Torricos: October 2014”

Dear friends & family in the Lord:

Receive our love and greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Once again I take the opportunity to write and share with you some news and also concerns and prayer requests.

We have been very busy, specially my father traveling everywhere in our country, visiting churches and pastors. This is the ministry which he has been appointed to do. Read more “Torrico October 2014”

Dear co-workers on the vineyard of the Lord:
Pictures December 2013When we send these lines we want to express, first our warm greetings in the Love of the lord, but also our deep gratitude. There are so many reasons to thank our God, especially for Eternal Salvation and the strength to serve Him.
Some News from Jaime Sr.:
After 30 years, I finally had a chance to reach the end of a road. In Bolivia we still have places that can’t e reached by car. The only way to get to these places is by foot. The goal was to reach a place called “Huajlita”, but we needed to walk 2 hours to reach there and 2 hours to come back. On some areas the path was only a foot wide and the depth on the side of the hill was like 40 feet. To walk on these paths you need strong knees and not have issues with heights. Thanks to the Lord I was able to fulfill this task. We shared 3 days of blessings, souls were won for the Lord and the believers were strengthened.
We would need more room on this note to share all our activities from this year, but not to bore you I will share one of the latest. We had what we call Pastor’s Retreat. Like 500 pastors and leaders attended this retreat. As I mentioned in the past, now my work is with them, looking for a way to feed them and encourage them to continue in their ministry. And more importantly, that they will be nurtured with good doctrine in order to teach it in their own churches. And even though it is a hard labor, the lord is blessing this work.
Some News from Jaime Jr.:
It’s always a joy to write you in this time of the year, please receive our love and greetings.
The Lord has been good to us this year, and He has shown us his grace on the many activities of the ministry and helping us in spite of the difficulties that rise in our country.
My ministry with the youth continues, and the Lord has raised some young leaders who really love him and work hard on his Vineyard. My concern is that in the last years the quantity o these leaders who want to be involved and work for God, has decreased notably. Especially on the churches that we don’t visit regularly. For this reason we’d like to have either Camps or workshops in the upcoming 2014 to strengthen the practical part of the youth ministry. We want to teach areas like preaching and Sunday school teaching, but also training them on activities like drama, music, crafts, games and camps, tools that serve to attract young non believers to meet Jesus. And in this way equip and raise new young leaders to witness with these tools, strengthening their youth ministries in their churches at the same time. This project as any other activity requires resources, spiritual and economical. So if any of you feels that the Lord touches your heart to participate with us, please help us on this task. Your help will be very appreciated be it economical or in prayer.
Another challenge that I face the next year is the opportunity to help a ministry that creates and prints material for different age groups like children, teenagers and youth called “Copromec”. They have invited me to be part of their board. With the help of the lord I pray that I’ll be useful to then and also to the work in Bolivia since their distribution is nationwide. Please pray for me, that the Lord will grant me wisdom to be a blessing to them.
These December 22nd we will be sharing little gifts with children of Tarata and surrounding areas. Most of these kids are very poor. We thank the Lord that the youth and also the ladies of the church of Tarata are learning to raise funds and work for this kind of activity. It is really a joy to see that our ministry has influenced them to share with the ones that are in need, and in this way share the message of the Gospel, the true meaning of Christmas.
We take advantage of this opportunity to wish you a Merry Christmas. May the Lord pour his richest blessings on each one of you, just like in the first Christmas.
Yours in Christ, For all the Torricos, Jaime Sr. & Jaime Jr.

Cochabamba, December 2012

Dear co/workers in the Vineyard of the Lord:

First of all, please receive warm greetings from each one of the Torrico’s, in the name of our blessed Savior Jesus Christ.

For us there’s no better motive to give thanks to our Lord than for each one of you. That is why we think on this important verse of the Bible for you: “But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus” Philippians 4:19.

Emmanuel, God with us. What an assurance and comfort for our spirit, to know that god is with us. When he is with us, he understands all our needs, even if we are experiencing the deepest crisis we have ever had. That’s why the Apostle Paul says in Romans 8:31, “… If God be for us, who can be against us?” There’s nothing greater in our lives than the blessed presence of our Almighty God. He said: “… I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world” Matthew 28:20.

As we remember once again the birth of our Lord in this season, let’s be assured that the Lord is with us.

We are so thankful to the Lord for allowing us to continue in his service. Even though we seem not to have time to do all we want, the Lord doesn’t ask us to do more than what is possible, but all that is in our hands. I’ve been traveling constantly in order to preach, and also to help to fix some issues and problems that the pastors are going through in their ministries. By His grace, we’ve been able to help and his work keeps going well. I am reaching places that I never knew before. For example, Magdalena, a very remote place or San Julian in the North east of Bolivia. It is without a doubt a privilege to reach these remote areas where the Lord is raising his people up and to be part a of it. To encourage the pastors that are working on our 717 churches nationwide is not easy, but with the help of the Lord I’m experiencing precious moments, especially thanks to your valuable prayers.

Dear brethren at the same time as we thank you for your loyalty in supporting us, we want to wish for your abundant blessings from the Lord during this Christmas and also on the next year, God bless you richly.

Yours in Christ,

For all the Torrico’s, Jaime Sr

Cochabamba October 2012

Dear coworkers on the vineyard of the Lord:

We thank the Lord for allowing us to continue serving Him in spite of these long years. We feel privileged when the Lord grants us so many opportunities to spread His Gospel, although many times we run out of time to fulfill a schedule.

Another reason we thank God is for our health, even though some years have passed we keep in good shape and have strength to win souls and train others in the ministry.

Among the important activities that we are involved in is the first National Retreat for Pastors, during the month of July. After like 60 years of existence of our denomination, nobody was taking care of the spiritual health of our pastors. So, from the moment I was appointed as Director of the National Ministerial Department, I felt the great need to gather them in a time of fellowship together with their wives; a time when they could receive good messages and workshops. This was a time of blessings; we had like 76 couples and some pastors that came alone. At the end we had like 200 people total.

On the other hand, we keep doing evangelism and also giving conferences in different places of Bolivia, where we have the privilege of guiding many souls to the Lord’s feet, and also the opportunity to train others in the ministry.

Whenever the Lord starts to bless something the enemy doesn’t sleep. One night when Jaime Jr. and I were on our way home after having a Bible study in Tarata, a drunken person that was coming behind us wasn’t able to control his speed and crashed into us. I just remember a loud noise and feeling like we were lifted from the ground and landed like 30 feet ahead. It all felt like a bad dream. For the grace of the Lord we were not harmed. But the car was damaged, and it is still giving us some problems, even though we spent a good amount of money on the repairs.

Finishing this letter, we kindly request your prayers for the many trips that we still need to do this year. There are always problems among the leadership, and I need to visit them to help.

We pray that the Lord will continue to bless each one of you abundantly,
Yours in Christ,
For all the Torrico’s, Jaime Sr.

Ps. A brief testimony by Jaime Jr:

Dear Friends and Family,

I just wanted to share an experience that we had on our visits to the daughter churches of the church in Tarata. Tarata is located like an hour or so to the south of Cochabamba, so it is not close to our home. But in order to reach some of these congregations sometimes we go half an hour or 45 minutes more into the mountains. On this particular occasion, we went to a village called Maica, and I wasn’t ready for the task. I didn’t bring warm clothes, and we didn’t have the comfort of being in our car. We had to ride on a cargo truck provided by one of the church members, and this made the trip a lot more difficult. It was cold, long, bumpy, and to make things worse, very, very dusty.

As we were on our way I was praying and asking the Lord if it was really necessary to experience these troubles to visit this place. After all, we could have done it in a warmer season and in our car. But the Lord’s answer came later that night. After the message, my father asked if there was anybody willing to receive Jesus in his heart. Since there were mostly believers gathered that night, we were not expecting anybody to raise their hands. But an 11 year-old boy did. He said he had been waiting for the pastors to come in order to give his life to the Lord. His name is Rudy.

So I wanted to share the question that the Lord made me that night: how far would you go or how much would you do to win one soul for the kingdom? I hope that each one of us will be able to answer Him adequately.

God bless you richly.
Yours in Christ, Jaime Jr.

Dear Co-Workers on the vineyard of the Lord,

As always we send our greetings and love in the name of our precious Savior Jesus Christ.

We thank the Lord for allowing us to continue on His service, be it with the nation wide conferences, or with our small church, on every place and on our regular visits, the Lord allows us to have the privilege to guide many souls to his feet, and also to strengthen many brethren with themes related to home and family.

Last February on a small rural town called Sacabamba, we helped on a family camp where like 700 people attended, and even though it was a camp for believers, there were also non believers, and many of them accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as Savior.

Talking about the small church at home, we finally took the decision to join a larger church, and even though this was a painful decision for us, because we were used to this activity for many years. The new dispositions from our government are more often going against the churches; now they are trying to issue a law, taxing the tithes, which here was unheard before.

On the other side the Lord has been showing us another ministry, which we were not sure if it was from Him. Since the middle of February, we were officially invited to lead the National Ministerial Department within our national organization/denomination, under which we have worked for like 40 years. During those years we gave our work and effort adding believers to the more or less 700 churches that belong to our organization in the whole country of Bolivia. Of those who accepted the Lord through our ministries, many have become leaders in their churches, and others have studied and are pastors; and now we have been appointed to minister to them. We know that this is a huge responsibility, because we need to oversee that all pastors and leaders teach good doctrine, and on the other side that their lives and moral are according to the Word of God and also that they fulfill their role as leaders of their families.

Prayer Requests 

– A group of doctors from the States is coming in order to serve from the 7th to the 12thof April, please pray for a fruitful time, both in souls won for the Lord and in people who receive relief from their health problems. And for their safety as they come to our country and as they go back home.

– Please keep our country in prayer; our government is more and more closing their grip on the Bolivians and in some ways on the evangelicals in particular. Pray for a change in Bolivia so we can enjoy freedom to witness and to serve the Lord.

– Please pray for our families, and specially our children who are also experiencing some changes in their schools. They are forced to “study” some of our Andes religions and cults that are usually pagan.

Nothing else by now, receive again our love and gratitude. Let’s praise the Lord on this season for His sacrifice to save us from our sins.

Yours in Christ,

For all the Torricos,

Jaime Sr.

August 2011
Dear co-workers on the vineyard of the Lord:

Greetings and love in our precious Savior Jesus Christ.

The beginning of this year looked a little uncertain, filled with difficulties and social agitation in our country, for the grace of the Lord through this uncertainty little by little we have found a way for our activities. Besides our regular activities on the church and the many conferences nation wide, we were invited on the middle of February to help in the church of Tarata, a town like 37 Kilometers from Cochabamba; we accepted this challenge with some fear. We have found a lot to do as days have passed because this is an active and working church, since they work in 7 new places around the main church. Today we need to pray many times to try to reach so many needs. And as this would not be enough, we will have an activity with like 100 children ahead. You can imagine that time is gold for us; and now we can beg the Lord for workers for His field to help us.

As we shared before, the conferences in Bolivia have been a source of blessing, since homes and families need solid Bible teaching. In Bolivia we face a lot of difficulties with married couples, and as a consequence the youth is going away from Bible principles, there’s a lot of immorality. The church has to fight strongly against this phenomenon.

Jaime Jr. has a lot of work with his ministry with the youth, he has a wide field with them, in this way his area of work is growing and he is of great blessing.

On the last months I have had many invitations to conferences, taking advantage of the evening services to evangelize. The Lord is touching the hearts and there are many coming to the Lord. In June and part of July I was in a place called Palacios, there we had an attendance of like 200 people who were there for 3 days attending the Bible studies; like 30 decisions were made for the Lord. Some days ago I went to a place called Tipa Tipa where we had 2 days of Bible studies, and 3 souls came to know the Lord.

Our fear when we accepted to help in Tarata was that we would not be able to fulfill the evangelization outreaches, but thanks to God we have had a growth on this activity too and we continue to guide souls to the feet of Christ.

On the other hand we feel more and more that our government is trying to rule over our daily duties and institutions, it seems they are closing their grip on every place or organization to get total control of our Country and push their ways. Just a couple of weeks ago another holiday has been instituted in our country to worship the Sun on the change of seasons (commonly called solstice of winter) disguised as the “Aymara New Year”. (The Aymara were another ancient tribe of people like the Incas who are still present in Bolivia). As you can see the enemy finds ways to keep his influence over our people.

Prayer requests:

We pray for a construction team to help us on some projects.
For wisdom from the Lord; I’ve been invited by our denomination to minister our pastors, nation wide as adviser and counselor.
Please keep our ministries and our families in your prayers, in order to be able to continue to witness and work freely in Bolivia.

We close this letter, but not without thanking you again for your involvement and support for the ministry of Bolivia; and your love and friendship, which we deeply appreciate,

Yours in Christ, Jaime Sr.

October 2011 UPDATE

Greetings and love in our precious Savior Jesus Christ.
The beginning of this year looked a little uncertain, filled with difficulties and social agitation in our country, for the grace of the Lord through this uncertainty little by little we have found a way for our activities. Besides our regular activities on the church and the many conferences nation wide, we were invited on the middle of February to help in the church of Tarata, a town like 37 Kilometers from Cochabamba; we accepted this challenge with some fear. We have found a lot to do as days have passed because this is an active and working church, since they work in 7 new places around the main church. Today we need to pray many times to try to reach so many needs. And as this would not be enough, we will have an activity with like 100 children ahead. You can imagine that time is gold for us; and now we can beg the Lord for workers for His field to help us.
As we shared before, the conferences in Bolivia have been a source of blessing, since homes and families need solid Bible teaching. In Bolivia we face a lot of difficulties with married couples, and as a consequence the youth is going away from Bible principles, there’s a lot of immorality. The church has to fight strongly against this phenomenon.

Jaime Jr. has a lot of work with his ministry with the youth, he has a wide field with them, in this way his area of work is growing and he is of great blessing. On the last months I have had many invitations to conferences, taking advantage of the evening services to evangelize. The Lord is touching the hearts and there are many coming to the Lord. In June and part of July I was in a place called Palacios, there we had an attendance of like 200 people who were there for 3 days attending the Bible studies; like 30 decisions were made for the Lord. Some days ago I went to a place called Tipa Tipa where we had 2 days of Bible studies, and 3 souls came to know the Lord.Our fear when we accepted to help in Tarata was that we would not be able to fulfill the evangelization outreaches, but thanks to God we have had a growth on this activity too and we continue to guide souls to the feet of Christ.

On the other hand we feel more and more that our government is trying to rule over our daily duties and institutions, it seems they are closing their grip on every place or organization to get total control of our Country and push their ways. Just a couple of weeks ago another holiday has been instituted in our country to worship the Sun on the change of seasons (commonly called solstice of winter) disguised as the “Aymara New Year”. (The Aymara were another ancient tribe of people like the Incas who are still present in Bolivia). As you can see the enemy finds ways to keep his influence over our people.

Prayer requests:

We pray for a construction team to help us on some projects.
For wisdom from the Lord; I’ve been invited by our denomination to minister our pastors, nation wide as adviser and counselor.
Please keep our ministries and our families in your prayers, in order to be able to continue to witness and work freely in Bolivia.

We close this letter, but not without thanking you again for your involvement and support for the ministry of Bolivia; and your love and friendship, which we deeply appreciate, Yours in Christ
Dear friends and family in Lord:
First receive as always our love and greetings in the name above all names Jesus Christ our Lord.
For some time we have been trying to find a way to share more information about our ministry and fulfill the request of some of you of having access to photos from the family. We finally decided to put a web page to accomplish this goal. This is the address if you want to visit it in order to read and see pictures about the ministry inBolivia:
http://torricos.host-ed.net/
There’s also some information and pictures about our families and our country. It is a work in progress that we’ll try to update regularly.
The ministry in Bolivia continues, not without difficulties, but with the same enthusiasm from our part. It is encouraging to see that many seeds that were planted through the years by our ministries are starting to give fruits by themselves. This last September for example the organization that we started for Christian militaries and police officers had an international conference in Cochabamba. This is very important to us, because due to the government policies we don’t have free access to military units any more. But since these believers are inside these institutions, we pray that the Lord will use them and continue reaching these groups that need God.
Please keep praying for our country, Bolivia needs the Lord, maybe more than ever. Our government has encouraged people to return to our ancient pagan religions, so many don’t fear God any more and prefer to do pagan ceremonies or consult with the witches or shamans. Some others prefer to be with both God and also the ancient gods. Unfortunately this seems to be common also among some Christians who call themselves believers but are not willing to keep a holy life, or follow the scripture anymore. We think that this is caused by the lack of pastors that we have and the fact that we have many false teachers in our churches these days.
As we shared before the government has given freedom in Bolivia to do abortion and also to homosexual groups. Although this is a hypocrite behavior since they promote to go back to our ancient cults and culture, but Incas our ancestors did not bear homosexual behavior for example.
All this things have propelled a society with not fear or even interest in a righteous life and a lot of greed, sometimes to the point of taking money from others without remorse or sensibility. Many of you dear brethren would say that this is common everywhere in the world, but for us is kind of recent and quite challenging.
Prayer requests:

Please pray for our families, the Lord has put us in Bolivia and we keep working for his kingdom here.
Pray for the Bolivians, that God will have mercy of us and that His grace upon us will be bigger than His anger for our sins. And that He will continue to change the hearts towards Him.
Pray that The Lord will give us wisdom, to find other ways to witness in spite of the changes that occur in our country.
Pray that the Lord will give us His provision as we face an economical crisis and a never stopping increase in the cost of living in our country.
Pray that we may have rain, in theory we have started our rainy season but we face a drought that is really concerning everybody. Our authorities are even talking about rationing the water supply beginning this month.
Pray for an upcoming trip to a remote area in the next following days. We are trying to help a local minister that lives and works in this place (the name of the village translated from Quechua to English would be something like “Field of sticks”), and it is so remote that they don’t have a regular road, electricity or even drinkable water supply, which is very challenging.

This is all by now, we want to express our sincere gratitude for your constant prayers and your support, and encourage you to continue fighting in prayer for our country. God bless you richly,
Yours in Christ, Jaime Jr

October 2010
Dear friends and family in Lord:

First receive as always our love and greetings in the name above all names Jesus Christ our Lord.
For some time we have been trying to find a way to share more information about our ministry and fulfill the request of some of you of having access to photos from the family. We finally decided to put a web page to accomplish this goal. This is the address if you want to visit it in order to read and see pictures about the ministry in Bolivia:
There’s also some information and pictures about our families and our country. It is a work in progress that we’ll try to update regularly.

The ministry in Bolivia continues, not without difficulties, but with the same enthusiasm from our part. It is encouraging to see that many seeds that were planted through the years by our ministries are starting to give fruits by themselves. This last September for example the organization that we started for Christian militaries and police officers had an international conference in Cochabamba. This is very important to us, because due to the government policies we don’t have free access to military units any more. But since these believers are inside these institutions, we pray that the Lord will use them and continue reaching these groups that need God.

Please keep praying for our country, Bolivia needs the Lord, maybe more than ever. Our government has encouraged people to return to our ancient pagan religions, so many don’t fear God any more and prefer to do pagan ceremonies or consult with the witches or shamans. Some others prefer to be with both God and also the ancient gods. Unfortunately this seems to be common also among some Christians who call themselves believers but are not willing to keep a holy life, or follow the scripture anymore. We think that this is caused by the lack of pastors that we have and the fact that we have many false teachers in our churches these days.
As we shared before the government has given freedom in Bolivia to do abortion and also to homosexual groups. Although this is a hypocrite behavior since they promote to go back to our ancient cults and culture, but Incas our ancestors did not bear homosexual behavior for example.
All this things have propelled a society with not fear or even interest in a righteous life and a lot of greed, sometimes to the point of taking money from others without remorse or sensibility. Many of you dear brethren would say that this is common everywhere in the world, but for us is kind of recent and quite challenging.
Prayer requests:
• Please pray for our families, the Lord has put us in Bolivia and we keep working for his kingdom here.
• Pray for the Bolivians, that God will have mercy of us and that His grace upon us will be bigger than His anger for our sins. And that He will continue to change the hearts towards Him.
• Pray that The Lord will give us wisdom, to find other ways to witness in spite of the changes that occur in our country.
• Pray that the Lord will give us His provision as we face an economical crisis and a never stopping increase in the cost of living in our country.
• Pray that we may have rain, in theory we have started our rainy season but we face a drought that is really concerning everybody. Our authorities are even talking about rationing the water supply beginning this month.
• Pray for an upcoming trip to a remote area in the next following days. We are trying to help a local minister that lives and works in this place (the name of the village translated from Quechua to English would be something like “Field of sticks”), and it is so remote that they don’t have a regular road, electricity or even drinkable water supply, which is very challenging.

This is all by now, we want to express our sincere gratitude for your constant prayers and your support, and encourage you to continue fighting in prayer for our country. God bless you richly,

Yours in Christ, Jaime Jr.