Ft. Worth, TX (PressExposure) June 22, 2012 -- Torrez was inspired by her ministry work to write "Unburied Treasure".
"I used to do nursing home ministry," remembers Torrez. "While I sang to them I would mention that our purpose in life is to serve others. I had many of them tell me privately that there was nothing left for them to do to serve others and that they were just there waiting to die. I truly believe that the minds of our senior citizens are our greatest treasures, especially if they are our relatives. I would tell them that they should take the time to write their legacy - their thoughts, advice, memories, etc. - and pass it on to their children and this can be their new 'purpose' in life. From most of them, I would get this blank look as if they were saying, 'I wouldn't know what to write or where to begin.' That is what inspired me to write this guide book that makes it so easy for anyone to write and leave their legacy."
At 108-pages, "Unburied Treasure" presents a simple and engaging format for both new and experienced writers. Divided into five chapters, the book includes helpful introductions and encouraging writing prompts. There are many topics to respond to and one needs only to write a few sentences or a short paragraph in response to the given topics. It even includes a place for a photo and a detail family tree map.
"So many people say that they wished that they would have taken more time to truly know a person and hear their advice and experiences before they died," she explains. "This book helps to ensure that it is not too late for us to give this book as the greatest gift one can give."
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