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

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.