“Stepping out in faith and making your “yes” tangible is all God needs,” says SCS student Regina Torres. “It’s in obedience that He opens doors and blesses you with the plans He has laid before you. He is just waiting for you to choose the right door.”

This open door appeared for Regina when she decided to answer the call to ministry God placed on her heart. “Ever since high school, I’ve felt God place full time music ministry on my heart. I applied to universities I knew had a music ministry degree plan and even got accepted. However, my family convinced me to stay and follow a secular career path even though I knew in my heart that it was not for me,” shares Regina. “I always felt a knot in my stomach just thinking or talking about it. Things didn’t begin to change until I met my current boyfriend. God started moving in his life and called him to pastoral ministry. To equip himself for the call, he signed up for classes here at SCS. He encouraged me to finally make my “yes” to God tangible and register for classes too.”

Continuing with her desire to follow through on her “yes” to God, Regina is also serving SCS this year as an intern at the McAllen campus. “I am excited to be an intern, because if I want to work in ministry, I need to know how one works,” says Regina. “I look forward to expanding my horizons and pushing myself to grow even more into the person God has created me to be.”

Outside of SCS, Regina attends Centro Cristiano Rey de Reyes. She serves the youth at the church by leading worship and occasionally preaching. Not only does she serve at her church, take classes, and work as an SCS intern, but she is also a hostess at Olive Garden. Although her load is heavy, she balances everything in her desire to answer God and serve His kingdom in McAllen.