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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Testimony & Calling


I’m Richyll Honey Torredes, better known as “Che-Che” I’m a full-time missionary of IT Philippines-Youth Mobilization Team, serving as its office administrator and (Touch Trip) mission’s coordinator.



Testimony

Before I came to know Him, I was haunted by my experiences during my childhood days, a shaky past which put a strain throughout my teenage life. My parents separated when I was little and I grew up without a father figure. Growing up in a strong religious background with complicating family issues and beliefs drew me into occult practices and vices that led me to be rebellious and emotionally disturbed. Feeling so lonely and wasted, I was so desperate and in search for parental love.

One afternoon in September 2002, my friend introduced me to his best friend who later on invited me to a youth fellowship. That led me to hunger and thirst for the truth and because the fellowship made me feel so secured, I was led to God’s salvation. For the first time, I felt that I belong to Someone who truly loves me.

Truly indeed, I became a new creation and received freedom from the bondages of my past and my life would never be the same again. I received His security, comfort and strength more than I could ask or imagine. My joy was complete and He became the Father I have been searching for.
Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come. (2 Corinthians 5:17)

Calling

In September 2003, God brought me to England for 4 months to experience cross cultural missions as part of our church exchange program. The experience I had in UK was surreal. I wasn’t expecting that I will be able to travel to the place I once dreamt of when I was only a child. Chosen among many others, who were more qualified than I am, it was truly a miracle. I felt so special and my heart became so curious and concerned about His future plan for me. For three months I prayed and searched for answers and I earnestly sought His revelation why He brought me there. In January 2004, two weeks before we head back home, he gave me an answer.

Clearly as I recall, it was a freezing Saturday night. The worship seminar we were attending was drawing to a close. The pastor came to prophesy for seven people from our group, after sharing a wonderful sermon about worship and God’s calling. I was one of the seven who were called and received confirmation from God. In that moment, I can’t believe what I heard from him and I consciously asked myself, “How can the pastor know what I am praying for since I don’t know him”? There is only one explanation; it was God who spoke through that person. It’s been more than eight years now but I can still clearly recall the words spoken to me that night, “Che-Che you will walk in this place again and again and you will also walk in other lands for you have a calling for the nations. Do not under estimate the depth of the gift God has given you. Remain teachable and set yourself in seasons of training for you will win souls for Christ.”

That moment was indeed a life changing experience, for I have received my missionary calling to be God’s witness to the nations. Two weeks later I decided to join the Youth Mobilization team as one of its full time worker. Eight years later, I have witnessed and I know I will continue to witness the fulfillment of God’s call and purpose for my life.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

I want to take part... Mini Touch Trips



Is our challenge to the youth to stand tall, speak the truth, be a blessing and make a difference in this time and generation. Mini Touch Trips offers the youth to have a great opportunity to rise up and use their God-given gifts to reach out and be a blessing to the poor and to the unreached.

SO if you want to JOIN and BE A BLESSING, What are you waiting for? SIGN UP NOW!

Who are qualified to JOIN?
- Those youth who had an OMT (Overnight Modular Training) with YM can join our one-day mission exposure.

HOW CAN I TAKE PART?
- You can volunteer in any of our partner ministry.
- You can also donate any in kind donations like food, groceries, medicines etc.. or even financial support!

WHERE CAN I VOLUNTEER?

1. IT Tender Ministry- (Ministering with street kids) every Tuesday and Thursday
2. SEED of LOVE Ministry (Hospital Ministry) every Friday/Saturday
3. DAY CARE MINISTRY (Be a teacher for a day) caring for kids..

For INQUIRIES-
Please contact Ate Che
Email: youthmobtouchtrips@yahoo.com
Facebook: epic_richyll@hotmail.com
Mobile: 0916-652-34-27
Office: 02 844 04 05

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Touch Trip Bicol April 13-17 2009

Touch Trip Bicol Post Evaluation Report- 2 June 2009

Brief Description:

Where: Lagonoy, Cam Sur, Bicol

When: April 13-17 2009

What: Vacation Bible School

Church: Christ to the Philippines and Judah Rey

On April 13-17 2009 Youth Mobilization organized a mission trip in Lagonoy, Cam Sur Bicol. Our purpose is to conduct a VBS program and bring 15 youth leaders to experience missions. In partnership with Christ to the Philippines and Judah Rey, these churches are served by Pastor Slyvia Borromeo and Hermie Guerrero.

The mission trip has reaped a wonderful stories and testimonies. Though we haven’t reached the acquired target participants to join the program, due of various reasons and issues; God is able to provide us 6 youth participants from 2 of our existing partner churches (JKKCC and Jesus Church of Faith). We ministered to 150 kids in the local elementary school, provided by the area government. We did crafts, games and reenactment of bible stories from our “Power Kids” lesson plan.

The place we stayed for a week was amazing; the place is a total paradise; clear water and wonderful rivers.

Those children we ministered were more than amazing compared to the wonderful scenery we’ve seen, even though we suffered hot days and played so much in the sun. The kids enjoyed every bits of what we shared to them, the love of Christ. We were amazed to hear also the testimony of one of the workers of the local church; she said that we were an answered prayer to them. I startled when she shared that the last VBS they had was when they were kids. The lady is now in her early 40’s and she is a result of that ministry. I couldn’t imagine decades pass since they had summer VBS. Definitely; I was challenge and struck by what she shared. I saw the need of investing to the young ones for they are the next generation of leaders and workers.

Returning home from a mission’s trip was a remarkable experience, I saw a great need and it was a life-changing experience. Six young people went home carrying each others burdens, blessed and challenged by their experiences. Churches were also blessed and kids received God’s abounding love. We went home victorious, to God be all the Glory and Honor.

Written by:

Richyll Honey "Che" Torredes- Touch Trip Coordinator

Touch Trip Bicol April 13-17 2009

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Thursday, May 22, 2008

Touch Trip Banaue



Christian Greetings!

Hi friends, thank you for your support and prayers. The missions trip in Banaue, Ifugao (north of Manila) was indeed an incredible experience. Thank you so much for being a chanel of blessings. Your prayers and support has been a huge blessing to me. We gathered 12 young people from 3 different churches to participate in the VBS (Vacation Bible School) Touch Banaue. These young people made a huge impact to 81 kids. The pastor once said to me, he is indeed blest to see more unbelievers participate in the VBS. Indeed, God showed his power once again and these trip is one great testimony meant to share. You guys have made a huge impact and we all planted seeds together. Thank you so much..

May God Bless you and Keep you always..
Blessings,
Che Che