Peace Everlasting.


I had a conversation with a sister named Irma over pizza and ping-pong. Irma got excited about Jesus. It didn’t matter to her that I was a student learning the language. She saw me as a sister in Christ. I was someone she could talk with about the most important relationship in her life. She spoke rather quickly as I desperately tried to understand everything she was passionately sharing in Spanish. She told me about her church. She loved her church family and the joy, peace, and comfort she had found in Christ Jesus. It was such an encouraging and wonderful conversation. Irma convicted me by the way she joyfully lived her life giving the glory, honor, and praise to the Father. The beauty of Christ radiated from Irma’s sweet face. Her parents taught her about the importance of the word of God when she was a child. She looked me in the eyes and asked, “Do you believe in the trinity?” I smiled and simply said, “Yes it is very important!” Then she leaned in and softly told me about the importance of believing in the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit for Catholics in Mexico. She said that the importance of the trinity is lost, specifically the significance of the Son and Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit convicts of the need for Jesus Christ who allows us to have a relationship with the Father. The excitement never left her face, as she told me about how the Lord had blessed her. Irma described how the Lord often called her to prayer. She said she felt the Lord tap her wrist in the morning and evening calling her to talk with Him. She enjoyed being in the constant presence of the Lord. What a beautiful and tangible description of the Father’s love. What an example.



  1. Barbara Ford · November 19, 2016

    Tory, this is such an inspiring story, and I know that God also used the experience with Irma as an inspiration and an encouragement to you. Thank you so much for sharing this story.


  2. Kristy Ford · November 19, 2016

    Tears. This is a precious story. Thank you for sharing and thank you for being “you”.


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