It’s Your Love

Towards the end of year 2011 it was prophesied that I would write two songs. Living Water was written and recorded in 2000. Lo and behold as prophesy that is “accurate” I wrote “Ode To Abba” Jan 30, 2012. One down…one to go. I cannot just sit and determine to write a song, I never could. I have to be inspired. Well today, somewhere between Walmart and Home Depot I started singing a song in my head and the words were just flowing. I came home, got my guitar and started writing.

Well it used to be I was so afraid,
Didn’t know it but I’d lost my way.
Just a face in the crowd with my head in the clouds,
Trying hard to survive all the pain deep inside.
Always searching, I was so confused
Making choices, didn’t know what to do
But then You came along, now Im singing this song,
Got to tell everyone what has made me so strong.
God it’s Your love that makes me see,
And it’s Your love that has set me free,
Nothing else is secure, It’s a dangerous world
But the darkness will hide from Your glorious light.
God it’s Your love
It’s a new day and I’m so amazed,
Of the changes in my life You’ve made.
Holy Spirit come and live through me,
Now my life is in You, come and make me a new – creation.
God it’s Your love, that has turned me around,
And it’s Your love, that has made me sound,
In my mind and my soul, no more loosing control
Cos I give it to You, yes I give You my soul.
God it’s Your love, that makes me smile,
And it’s Your love flowing deep from inside,
Like a river that flows, from the depths of my soul.
It’s a wellspring of life, cause You’re living inside.
It’s Your love
Now I’m taking, what You’ve given me,
I’m no longer, what I used to be,
I’m not taking the blame, I’m no longer the same,
For the old man is dead and I’m risen again
With You Jesus, Jesus
I love You Jesus
Cause it’s Your love … that saved me Jesus.

I think it still needs a bridge but I feel before the week is out my new second song will be finished and I will add it to the Ode To Abba CD along with another original “His Name Is Jesus” Id forgotten to add. So….stay tuned….two more songs to be added to the Ode To Abba CD.

Also, the cover picture I am using was my friend just playing with her new phone near sundown. At first glance I knew it was my cover photo. I welcome your comments.

Oh and……..yesterday I went and got my 2 photos to renew my passport which expired last year but my visa for India is good till 2015. I filled out the form, send photos and money order and my new passport should arrive in 4-8 weeks. Mission accomplished.

Warrior Bride

Warrior Bride by Alberto and Kimberly Rivera

The Warrior Bride comes from a place of government, authority, rule and reign. In this she partners with Christ, being made ‘perfect’ through Him to reign as part of the monarchy. Through the redemption of her Husband, she was crowned Queen and became Royalty. 1 Peter 2:9 “But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.”

From the position of His throne He declared “I give authority to trample serpents and scorpions and over all the power of the enemy” Luke 10:19. “And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover” Mark 16:17-18.

Patricia recounts the experience of being bitten by a venomous snake, a water moccasin in  the Summer 1988. Within 15 minutes she suffered from high fever, chills and neurological disturbances. By the time she got home she was too sick to be aware of her physical condition and did not seek medical attention but went to bed. She was deathly ill for three days but on the fourth day was fully recovered.

Paul gives an even more striking example in Acts 28:3-5 “And when Paul had gathered a bundle of sticks, and laid them on the fire, there came a viper out of the heat, and fastened on his hand. And when the barbarians saw the venomous beast hang on his hand, they said among themselves, No doubt this man is a murderer, whom, though he hath escaped the sea, yet vengeance suffereth not to live. 5And he shook off the beast into the fire, and felt no harm.”

We are in a time of great warfare. We are in a time of great shaking. We are in a time where governments are colliding. We need to radically hear from Heaven. We need to remain in the secret place; the shadow of the Almighty; the resting place with the love of Christ, living in intimacy but going through warfare.

1 Peter 5:8-12Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.10 But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.11 To him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen”

Written by Deborah Butt and Patricia Torok

In reference to her role as His Bride click link to a previous blog on ‘The Bride of Christ’

Ode To Abba

 In January of this year I began working on a song that was more of a prayer/conversation with God. There are always times when God seems so near and His presence can be felt as tangible as sensing the feeling of being “Held”. I remember the last time I felt this. The date was easy, 1/2/12.  On Jan 2nd, 2012 I was laying on my air mattress in my living room. I had taken communion, anointed myself as I do almost daily, and layed there just reaching and calling out to Him to be held. And I felt His presence so strong I wept as it was as I was literally in His arms for about an hour.It was as though I did not feel the mattress beneath me only the feeling of being held, which is what I was asking “Jesus just hold me.” These times of intimacy are vital to keep our love alive. Jesus is the lover of our soul. We are His Bride, His beloved. But when God withdraws is it because we’ve done some grievous sin or He has drifted from us? No never! He will never leave us or forsake us. It is we who get so caught up in our lives …even if that is doing ministry, that we can forget that the most important thing in our daily life is Jesus and not what we are doing for Him but with him. God will allow us the room to grow and wait for us to notice that he does not “feel” as near. But in fact he is within us. May we never forget that even when it feels like we are alone we do not access our relationship based on emotions but based in fact. FACT: we abide in Him and He abides in us. When I feel a distance I call out to my lover Jesus and in this case wrote my conversation with him in the form of a song.

I wrote the bridge just a half hour before recording. The last line “Jesus hold me in your arms and seal me with a kiss” He knows how genuinely I mean it and at that moment I was overwhelmed with His love. In fact in the studio we had to redo the last line as I choked on my own emotions.  The song is finished and as I play it over and over it is like our dance. Abide in Him always and He shall abide in you. Through every trial, twist and turn in my life, it is that abiding truth which is the strength of my soul.

 “Remain in me, and I will remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.John 15:4

(click on the photo to listen to the song)

It is Finished!

Thy Hand is upon us

Deborah and I have been praying the Prayer of Jabez since 29th April and provisions have come in abundance. Deborah has received provisions and my territory has been greatly enlarged.

Whenever I go out I pray this prayer ” Oh Lord I ask that your Spirit would go before us and prepare the way, removing every form of danger from us; seen and unseen. That no danger, harm, calamity or even illness will come near to us, in Jesus Name we pray, Amen:” It is something I always pray when going out, especially if traveling far or with a group.

Tuesday, my daughter’s family, 3 grandchildren and another child whom I care for;  went to Idlewild Park, Leigoneer, PA. All was well driving the two and a half hr drive and through most of the day at the park. Around 5pm that day we went to the wave pool at the park. They have the waves going at intervals of 10 min on and 20 off. The waves are quite powerful and bounce you all about. There are several life guards and it is not considered dangerous. However, I got severe leg cramps in my calves and was brought down. When I came up it was instinctive to gasp for air, unfortunately I took a deep breath just as a great wave came and inhaled water into my lungs. I was pulled down again and when I surfaced by Gods Grace my daughter was within an arms reach and she looked right at me. I said “Nikki help me!” She grabbed me and pulled me up and I began to cough the water out of my lungs. I have no doubt any more water into my lungs or been taken down another time  I would have surely drowned.  SAVE ONE!

After we left the swimming area I called me husband and ask “and how is your day going?” He replied “well once I got the fire out it was ok!” As it were…..he was grilling on the porch. This is a large grille with two propane tanks underneath. Ed went in the house for a few minutes and when he came out to check on the food; much to his horror the grille was in full  flame! He was immediately mindful of the two propane tanks but the fire was too great to risk opening the cabinet. He grabbed the fire extinguisher and by Gods Grace  he was able to put out the fire before the heat reached the tanks. The grille is torched but the wooden A-frame house 2 ft from the grille and my husband are safe. SAVE TWO! 

We left the park at 8pm and stopped for Pizza. We ordered more then we could eat and had plenty to take with us. On the way home my daughters car began to have a tap in the engine. We had to exit the turnpike and find a gas station. We checked the oil which was down a qt and a half and filled it. We got back on the the turnpike and after driving about 15 minutes the car lost power and she managed to make it to an emergency pull off. It was apparent that the engine had thrown a rod. All 3 of my grandchildren and the child I took with us were in my car which I pulled up along side of hers. I was plenty far enough off the road, but something didn’t sit right in Nikki’s spirit and she said “Mom, pull your car behind ours.” I complied with no objections. Fortunately I am a member of AAA road service and we called for a tow truck. We were still about 60 miles from home. The first tow truck passed us somehow and a second was dispatched. Nikki and I were standing beside her car opposite the highway. Suddenly there were two 18 wheeler rigs coming in too fast and missed our cars  by no more then one foot, waking one of the sleeping children by the rocking of the vehicle due to the speed of the trucks! Had I not moved my car behind hers….per her request, my car; carrying 4 children would have been crushed by the massive trucks. SAVE THREE!

 The tow truck driver was very nice and we gave him the extra pizza and cinnamon sticks. I even had the opportunity to pray for his family and  mother-in-law who suffers from Lupus. “enlarged territory”

I have been asked to do a wedding in Lancaster, PA  June 30th. I am staying at a hotel in Paradise, PA June 29th as there were no available rooms in Lancaster that weekend.  I am doing a Renewal of Vows for a couple married 19 yrs and the ceremony is in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina July 22. God has opened more doors as I will be singing and preaching at Maranatha Baptist Church July 18th, singing at Chrurch of God the 15th, a retirement community in Roanoke and three music programs in nursing homes in Richmond VA on the return July 23 and 24. “Enlarged territory.”

Oh Lord that You would bless us indeed and enlarge our territory. That Your hand would be upon us, that You would keep us from evil that we might not cause pain.
Thank You God that You answer our prayers

Written by Patricia Torok

Saving Jeremiah

It gives me much pleasure to tell the story of Jeremiah’s Salvation. There was a day of well needed rest for me from my itinerary and then we were to go house to house/hut the following day to pray for our church members. We left around 10am that morning and began to make our rounds to the homes of our church members but we could not just visit our believers. I was known as friend of Jesus and the Hindu’s, believing that Jesus is a god and one with power to heal and to bless, they would crowd around us and bring their children in huddles to have them blessed or with the hope of healing. They would come out of their homes or huts, and beseech us to come in and pray for a sick family member, and so we did. I went into a hut to pray for an old woman suffering with fever. I laid my hand on her forehead which was very hot. I began to pray and in an instant the fever left and was cold to touch, and to God be all the glory.

Now it was dark, late evening, and we were near the end of our street to visit and then we would be going home. It was a long but productive day. One of our stops was at Pastor Jaya brother-in-law who was a broman priest and also seriously ill from alcohol addiction. Alcoholism is very common in India, even amongst the tribal’s, as it is very easy to make intoxic strength from a flower in abundance. He was slain in the Spirit and remained on the floor basking in the Spirit of God, and was saved and delivered from his addiction to alcohol. In late correspondence I would acquire from certain individuals to my utter delight he quit drinking and was living a Christian life.

We were almost ready to return to home when a woman ran out of her hut speaking frantically in local tongue. I did not know what she was saying but Jaya said “Mum, we must go quickly”. I started to walk briskly to the hut and all of a sudden in my spirit it was like anti-lock brakes! I stopped and Jaya and his brother VJ and joly, turned and asked “What is the matter Mum?” I said, We must pray the Lord’s Spirit must go before us and prepare the way. I had never feared going to any hut or house, even though you do not know the situation until you are actually there, but I knew we needed to pray for the Lord’s Spirit to go before us and prepare the way. When we entered the hut, lit only by one small kerosene lantern, we could see a man who was literally skin and bones and barely responsive. I said, “this man is dying. Ask him now if he wants to receive Jesus, for there is no salvation beyond the grave.” The man was suffering from a rare type of pneumonia prevalent among AIDS patients. His lifestyle and condition was no secret among the villagers.

He received Jesus that night and he was baptized. Hallelujah! We went back the following day to see how he was doing and I had to know for myself if he could recollect or remember the events of the night before. Did he remember that he was baptized and what that meant? He said yes and he was actually looking better and sitting propped looking alert. He said he felt very happy in his spirit. I offered to acquire medications for him from Dr. Rao but he promptly declined. I left India within the week but Pastor Jaya took him a meat meal on Thanksgiving day and visited him almost everyday until he died. One week prior to his death, he spoke and Jaya wrote his words as he gave his testimony to me. His old name was Ramulu, named after a popular Hindu god. He wanted to receive a Christian name which I chose for him. He was pleased with his new name, he liked it very much.


Jeremiah’s words
Nov 30th 2000 

“Once I was a sinner and a dancer. I destroyed many girls lives. I have committed many sins in my life. Now my age is 27. I contracted AIDS from a girl I met a couple of years ago. After that I visited many hospitals to find a cure. The Doctors told me that I would die soon. Fearing the worst I adored many Hindu gods. I performed many rituals to all the Hindu deities, but there was no hope, no positive rsults. I lost all the strength in my body. I knew what was to come now, I knew that I will die. But on 16th Nov 2000, evening Sister Pat and Pastor Jaya came to my house. From that very moment my life was changed. When I heard about Salvation and received Baptism I got more strength in my spirit. I truly felt inner strength, and I had true peace for the first time in my life. I tried to please the Hindu deities for salvation but everything was in vain only causing more desolation. But I know in reality, that night Jesus came to my house through Sister Pat for me. Now I am very happy in my spirit and I have peace. If I got death right now, I know I will live with Jesus. So, I need not medicines. I got new life and new name. Please tell Sister Pat to pray for me daily.”

Jeremiah went to be with the Lord three weeks after the night of his Salvation and Baptism. He wrote this letter to me through the translation of Pastor Jaya, one week before he died. I know I will see him again.

“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 6:23

Excerpt from the Ebook “To India with Love”
Written by Patricia Torok

Introducing Progressive Faith Ministry of India

I first met Dr Rao and his family in the year 2000 and to this day remain a link in the chain of this Ministry. I stayed and ministered with the Rao’s part of my trip in 2000. It has been one of the most rewarding areas of ministry. It was through Progressive Faith Ministry that I was ordained in India May 6, 2007 . Revival did happen that day Glory to God.

I am well aware and have been part of some of their ministry outreaches. I have also been in the jungles near the mission farm and met the REAL Village people! The “unreached” Dr Rao talks about who have not heard the Gospel of Jesus Christ not once! PFM is about reaching the lost, education, teaching vocational skills, medical camps and now to save orphans from a fate you cannot imagine. Fortunately there are ministries like PFM and others like it who reach out as Jesus did to meet all…..not some, but all of the needs of the people.

Dr Rao has sent a slide show and a presentation about their ministry which I fully endorse. You will see the Rao’s in the slide show that I did, India mission 2007. I have seen certain aspects of this ministry grow and come to bare fruit. I was there for the building of the mission farm and have visited the Emu farm in 2010. They do as the Lord directs and they get the job done as the Lord provides those who labor and those who support the needed funds to do it. (Click here to go to Slideshows)

The next phase of this ministry’s outreach is the Hannah Home for orphan children which we hope to be of assistance in the beginning phases when we are there this November. It is our reasonable duty,  we are His bond servants. We do as we hear from Him and cast our nets! Amen. With the help of Deborah Butt and Dr Rao we have added a new slide show and presentation about PFM  and the future project of Hannah Home. Please do read Hannah’s Testimony on the “about us” page.  Please lend your support for the very worthy program. The fate of India’s orphans is harsh. With the love and education being taught in the ways of the Lord they can become the future generation of in country missionaries, preachers, evangelist and church planters.  It is for His Kingdom and His Glory that is the driving force for this labor of love. Shalom

Written by Patrica Torok

Sunday Meeting

Tribal Elder and young boy

Hungry for the Word of God


CDs. We have several Cds to offer as thank you gifts for your support for our upcoming missions trip to India in November.

The Broadcast titled “The Glory” can also be obtained on CD for your own personal edification or as a witness tool for others.

Thank you,

Rev Pat Torok