Courage Among the Young!

Life is full of ups and downs. We all experience joyful as well as sad times and some people embrace more sorrowful times than others with amazing courage. But when a young person is faced with the inevitability of death, we mourn for them because we know they will never experience the fullness of their days. That young person will never know the joy of graduating from high school or college, getting married, having children or the opportunity to use their God-given talents with full measure to bless the world around them.

Such is the case with Athena Orchard, a 12 year-old who was afflicted with bone cancer at twelve years of age. She lived a year after her diagnosis, but in that year she showed amazing courage, lived life to the fullest, blessed others by sharing wisdom beyond her years, loved unconditionally and left this world with such grace and passion that she left those around her in awe of her indomitable spirit. Her courage was unwavering as she passed from life to death here on earth and from death to life on the other side of eternity into her loving Father’s arms.

Young Athena Orchard Displayed Amazing Courage Until the End!

She taught us about happiness and enjoying the journey and not just finding pleasure in finally arriving at one’s destination. In a beautiful letter that her father found after her passing, she stated, “Love is not about who you can see spending your future with; it’s about who you can’t see spending your life without.”

We need to treasure the insights of those who have lived a lifetime in just a short amount of time. We were blessed to be in their presence while they were with us. They served as our role models. We need to remember their courage, embrace it, and model it to those who desperately need it. Whether one is young or old, courage is a gift from God that we must seize when we are given the opportunity.

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Victor Torres Speaks on Overcoming Bullying in Message, “The True Making of A Champion” on 11/04/2016

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“Perfect Love” on Audio!

“Perfect Love’ on Audio Coming Soon! would like to announce that Victor’s book, “Perfect Love Casts Out All Fear,” will soon be released on audio through  We are trying to accommodate those of you who don’t have time to read but do have time to listen to a life-changing book while traveling or in the privacy of your own home.

“Perfect Love Casts Out All Fear” by Victor Torres on Audio Coming Soon!

Victor’s book, “Perfect Love” on Audio will help you to confront fears that hinder you from overcoming difficult issues from your past, roadblocks in your present circumstances and dreams that will launch you to pursue your future with rekindled passion.  Victor will help you to identify negative coping mechanisms, how to replace them with valuable tools that will carry you from a desert wasteland and emotional graveyard to a paradise that embraces abundant living, lasting peace and bountiful joy.

Victor Torres, Author of “Perfect Love Casts Out All Fear”

“Perfect Love” will teach you how to bravely weather the horrifying storms of life, how to slay fear and pursue pure love in your relationships and teach you how to secure your emotional freedom as you are empowered to seek a rendezvous with your divine destiny. You will learn how to pass from emotional death to life, embrace courage & honesty and pursue greater faith in coming to terms with matters of the heart.

Also, “Perfect Love” is a winner of two international awards through the Global E-Book Awards:

Dan Poynter’s Global E-Book Awards Finalist, Medal Winner for Book, Perfect Love Casts Out All Fear/ Best Christian E-Book, 2014)

Dan Poynter’s Global E-Book Awards Finalist, Medal Winner for Book, Perfect Love Casts Out All Fear/Religion/Faith Non-Fiction, 2014)

Have a wonderful day!

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Victor’s New Book Coming Soon!

Armed4Battle would like to announce that Victor’s 3rd book will be released soon and likely before the end of the summer.  It is entitled, “The True Making of a Champion: Building Strength and Character Through Adversity!

His first 2 books, “Armed for Battle and Destined for Glory” and “Perfect Love Casts Out All Fear” won 4 international awards through the Global E-Book Awards.  Victor’s books have twice been a Finalist for best Christian E-Book of the Year, a Finalist for Best Autobiography, and a Finalist for the best E-Book in the Religion/Faith Non-Fiction category.

Building Strength

Victor is committed to helping broken people experience emotional freedom in their personal lives and relationships because he believes that no matter what tragedy that one has experienced, it is not God’s will for someone to have to suffer indefinitely.  God is into healing His people so that they can help others who are also hurting and in need of emotional healing.

And Character

Also, Victor’s 3rd book is in the hands of his graphic designer and almost ready for publication.  Armed4Battle would like to encourage you to purchase a copy of “The True Making of a Champion:  Building Strength and Character Through Adversity!” to help you in your journey to emotional healing.  Stay tuned in for more updates coming soon!

Through Adversity!

Victor’s books are available through his website, and


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Bullying Victim Commits Suicide!

Bullying in the United States has become such an out-of-control epidemic that too many children are choosing to deal with it through suicide.  Just days ago, another teen chose to end her life when her classmates shot a video of her while she was showering without her knowledge.  As soon as she found out about it being posted on Snapshot, a common social media outlet for young people, she became visibly upset and expressed her grave concern to her mother.  Her mom was ignorant of what was really going on and before she could make sense out of what just happened, her daughter went into her mother’s purse, took her mom’s gun with her into the bathroom and killed herself.

Her aunt later learned about the revealing video of her victimized niece after she went on social media and was messaged by concerned teens.  This family is devastated and crying for justice.   What has this world come to when a child is not even safe in his or her own home?  Please note that this suicide victim was betrayed by classmates in the privacy of her own home.  When she realized that she would no longer be able to face her peers without public shame, she apparently saw no other way out.

Stop Bullying!

As helpful as social media is in many ways, including helping people to connect with long-last friends, too many irresponsible kids are ruining other peers’ lives, and in many instances, contributing to their suicides, by shaming them in front of the whole world. What has become of our society when it has become too easy to ruin someone’s life through technology?  Why aren’t there more controls in place to prevent such atrocities? What will be the punishment for all those teens who were involved in filming and posting this cruel video that ruined and ended a child’s life?

Regardless of what the court system decides, another promising teen has been lost who will never graduate from high school, college, or get married, have a family and start a promising career.  And how many more children will die before America wakes up and sees that the cost of social media is too high if it’s killing teens by the thousands?

Mom & Kids Against Bullying

The fact of the matter is, there is big business tied to social media and the mindset of business is that there will always be the risk of  losses with any business venture, which includes human lives.   If you don’t believe me, just take a look at the millions of abortions that have taken place in our country.  Since Roe  vs. Wade passed in 1973, 58 million children have been aborted.  If you think this conflict is simply between conservative and liberal forces, think again.  It has a lot to do with big business.  The medical profession and pharmaceutical companies have become rich at the expense of 58 million murdered babies.

I  bring this topic up because more innocent children are dying in record numbers via social media.  This empire is well aware that children are dying at the hands of bullies who apparently pay no heed to their conscience.  What have the CEO’s of social media done to curtail cyberbullying?  Who has stepped forward to make it more difficult for anyone to post a revealing video of an innocent victim.  The time is ripe for a total upheaval of how social media is run before more of our children are sacrificed to social media.  Also, we need stiffer crimes that will send someone to prison for life who contributes to someone’s suicide, so bullies will think twice before posting something on social media that will ruin someone’s life and the lives of their loved ones.  Why?  Because as it stands right now, it’s too easy to ruin someone’s life.


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Happy Birthday, Victor Torres! would like to wish Victor Torres, author of “Armed for Battle and Destined for Glory” and “Perfect Love Casts Out All Fear,”a very Happy Birthday!

Victor has been a School Counselor for 26 years and has helped countless numbers of school children.  He has also served as a family counselor and has helped numerous individuals and families overcome heartache and tragedy over the years.

He is also a public speaker, published author, and winner of 4 international awards for his books, as he is committed to helping emotionally wounded people become whole by inspiring them to gain the courage to face their hurts and fears through amazing insights that he shares with his audiences.

His accolades are as follows:

Author of E-Book and Paperback, Armed for Battle and Destined for Glory, an autobiography to help inspire youth and adults to pursue their emotional healing and career aspirations with passion and purpose, available through and (E-Book published December 26, 2011 and Paperback published March 29, 2013)

 Dan Poynter’s Global E-Book Awards Finalist Silver Medal Winner for Book, Armed for Battle and Destined for Glory!/Autobiography/Memoirs—Non-Fiction, 2012

Dan Poynter’s Global E-Book Awards Finalist Silver Medal Winner for Book, Armed for Battle and Destined for Glory!/Best Christian E-Book, 2012

Author of E-Book and Paperback, Perfect Love Casts Out All Fear, a book to help you overcome the harmful, deadly influence of fear that’s manifested through negative coping mechanisms while advocating the nurturing of unconditional love to help you thrive rather than just survive so you can live an abundant life in the Promised Land where you’ll experience emotional freedom, pure love, courage, healthy relationships and a rendezvous with your divine destiny (E-Book published April 29, 2014)


Perfect Love

Dan Poynter’s Global E-Book Awards Finalist, Bronze Medal Winner for Book, Perfect Love Casts Out All Fear/ Best Christian E-Book, 2014)

Dan Poynter’s Global E-Book Awards finalist, Bronze Medal Winner for Book, Perfect Love Casts Out All Fear/Religion/Faith Non-Fiction, 2014)

If you are committed to becoming a healthier person, recommends that you purchase one of his books through or  His books will give you insights into how to overcome troubling issues so you can learn not just how to survive but how to thrive  in your life.

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It’s A Miracle!

How many of you are in desperate need of a miracle?  I have met many people who are in dire straits and won’t last until the end of the year unless they receive some kind of miraculous intervention.  When a doctor can provide you with no hope, that should compel you to turn to the One who gave you life in the first place–the Author and Giver of life–Jesus Christ!

Jesus is the Master Physician!

Perhaps your faith is small or you don’t believe in God because you have never been in an environment (a healing service where miracles happen) where this is commonplace.  In your case, seeing is believing but blessed are those who believe before their answer to prayer is fully physically manifest.  You have to believe that you are healed before it happens.  That’s part of believing for a miracle.  :-)

Jesus said in Mark 11:24 (New King James Bible):

“Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.”

I recently attended Bethel Church in Redding, California because I had heard reports that children have been miraculously healed of autism after several visits to the Healing Rooms.  The Healing Rooms is where people from all over the world go to receive prayer from Christian people who have a very close relationship with the Lord and who are anointed to pray for people with faith, power, boldness and  through prophetic gifts.

I took my 20 year-old son with me, who was diagnosed with autism just before he turned two years of age due to a vaccination.  The medical profession to this day denies that there is any empirical research to prove that vaccinations cause autism, but I don’t believe this because independent medical doctors have proven that there is a correlation and I have met too many parents who told me that their children also developed autism after an immunization. This is one of the biggest cover-ups today and I know that this will be publicly exposed over time.

Getting back to our visit to Bethel Church, the prayer team prayed for my son.  They prayed against spirits of chaos, torment and confusion and prayed for clarity in his mind and for perfect chemical balance to be released in his brain.  The team prayed for healing for that which was damaged and which was not created at the beginning of my son’s life. We left very encouraged as I have begun to see my son speak new words that I have never heard him speak before.  I plan to take him back again and again until he receives the full, physical manifestation of his healing.

Jesus Guides the Doctors!

So, take heart, dear friends.  Trust God for your healing, even when circumstances don’t look good.  Healing is sometimes miraculous where it happens instantaneously and other times it is a process where it takes time.  Besides praying for healing in your private times with the Lord, it also helps to be in an environment where there are other believers who are also full of faith and will agree with you in your petitions to the Lord.  Jesus said in Matthew 18:19,  19 “Again I say[a] to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven.”

God still performs miracles directly and other times through His servants.  And should you not receive a miracle immediately, trust the Lord to bring you your miracle over time as you trust Him daily to heal you or your loved one.  Take care, my friends!


Victor Torres

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Death of a Loved One

Losing a loved one or one’s life partner is one of the most painful experiences you will ever have to go through.  Death has come up repeatedly over the years as I have provided people solace as a professional counselor now for nearly 30 years. And yet, despite the heartache, it is important to count your blessings and to be thankful to God for the years that you’ve had together with loved ones.

‘Tis better to have loved and lost
Than never to have loved at all.

Death is never easy to face for anyone, especially when it involves the loss of your special lover.  But God always gives you the grace to walk through the valley of the shadow of death as He promises to take you by the hand and walk down that dark road with Him  It is even more encouraging when you know that your loved one was a follower of Christ, just as you are, which means you have the real hope that you will be reunited one day.

With this in mind, I wanted to post this marvelous, timeless poem written by Alfred, Lord Tennyson.  He touched on what it’s like to have a broken heart when your loved one dies, but he also stressed how important it is to be thankful for the fact that you did experience true love, something that not everyone experiences.

In Memoriam A. H. H. OBIIT MDCCCXXXIII: 27


I envy not in any moods
         The captive void of noble rage,
         The linnet born within the cage,
That never knew the summer woods:
I envy not the beast that takes
         His license in the field of time,
         Unfetter’d by the sense of crime,
To whom a conscience never wakes;
Nor, what may count itself as blest,
         The heart that never plighted troth
         But stagnates in the weeds of sloth;
Nor any want-begotten rest.
I hold it true, whate’er befall;
         I feel it, when I sorrow most;
         ‘Tis better to have loved and lost
Than never to have loved at all.
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Happy New Year!

Hello everyone,

I want to encourage you to go after the Lord with all your heart with holy passion.  You are deeply loved by God and truly the best years of your life are ahead of you for as long as you choose to live for the Lord. would like to wish you a Happy New Year!

Jesus said in John 14:15, “If you love Me, keep My commandments.”  That means that you allow the tablets of the 10 Commandments that God has written on your heart to be your guide, to serve as your conscience, to take you on a righteous path that you are to follow and to keep you from a wayward direction that will only lead to death and destruction.

God’s will for your life is for you to seek happiness, peace and joy.  These blessings are for Spirit-filled believers who choose to consecrate themselves because they know that the world will only pollute them while seeking and living in God’s presence will bring healing, restoration, forgiveness and a true reason for living.  Choose eternal life, my friend, and leave your past sinful life behind you.

Seek the Lord with Holy Fire in 2016!


Jesus is only a prayer away and He deeply desires to fellowship with you.  James 4:8 declares, “Draw near to God and He will draw near to you…”  When you seek the Lord, He will be found because He loves you. would like to wish you a Happy New Year!  I pray God’s richest blessings over you and your family!


Victor Torres  :-)

Author of “Armed for Battle and Destined for Glory” and “Perfect Love Casts Out All Fear.”

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Does Anger Control Your Emotions or Do You?

Are you in control of your emotions or are your emotions in control of you? God has called you to be the head and not the tail. If, for example, you tell people that they make you angry or offend you, you are allowing your emotions to control you rather than you controlling your emotions. Blaming is unhealthy and immature and feeds into needless arguments.

But, if you say, “I feel angry with you when…you leave clothes in the living room, etc.” you own your own choice to get angry and express how your significant other is failing to love you by not being thoughtful. It’s ok to be angry but it’s not ok to stay angry.

Also, as important as it is to process your anger, make sure that you don’t yell, demean, or abuse the person you are angry with.  Always take a time-out before confronting someone, if you are angry at the time.  No one deserves to be the recipient of your anger.  Remember that the Bible commands you to not sin in your anger, which includes not venting your anger on an innocent person, and especially innocent children.

Be Respectful When You’re Angry


Ephesians 4:26-27 New King James Version (NKJV)

 26 “Be angry, and do not sin”:[b] do not let the sun go down on your wrath, 27 nor give place to the devil.

This means that you better work through your anger before the day ends or you will find yourself sinning in your anger because God only gives you to the end of the day to work through it. Failure to do so will eventually result in bitterness, unresolved anger, and much worse, sickness, disease and premature death.

One of the best ways to process anger is to choose to forgive, which the Lord commands us to do. So, if you’re struggling with anger, it could very well be that you put yourself in that prison yourself by choice. Forgive and be free, for it is the very heart of God.  Forgiveness will enable you to walk in love and peace, which you can’t do if you are controlled by anger. With this in mind, remember that you are to control your anger rather than allowing your anger to control you.

God bless you, my friends!

Victor Torres

Author of “Perfect Love Casts Out All Fear, available as an e-book or in paperback.

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