Welcome to Ricardo Valenzuela
Please take your time to browse the following pages and enjoy and experience the music of someone who as it states in Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He Shall direct your paths.
This has been what my life has been transformed to... A realization that at any moment your life can change but who's life hasn't been altered after some severe trauma or sickness come to walk in the same footsteps as others that have come before and weathered the storm.
I am no different, yet all I am wanting to is be the man that God wants me to be by being faithful, and obedient to the call to be a light and bear with one another the burdens we share together.
This website is a story of music that has comes out of the depths of years of great performances with like minded character and perfection leaving you feeling exhilarated and renewed.
I am embarking on a new and uncharted journey in my walk with my Lord and I am learning constantly what it is to walk and to trust in my Lord.
I have been diagnosed with Stage 4 colon cancer with metastases to the liver. Having been in and out of the hospital for the last several months has left me in a situation that I lay before you in hopes that you can help in any way to make this journey that much easier and less obtuse.
I am a worship leader, I am a graphic designer, I am a writer and composer, I am a man learning how to ask for things. Without my Lord Jesus I am nothing. With Him I can do anything and also with the help of those around me I will be able to fight this cancer and be more of a light that demonstrates that none of my healing and support would have transpired without the power and grace of Our Lord Jesus Christ, which is why I write to you here and now.
I believe in the power and love of those closest around me.
I always thought that if I just tried hard enough, accomplished just enough, prayed just enough I would be able to withstand the arrows of the enemy. But, what I have found is that I can never do anything enough in order to earn the right to called a "Man of God".
I have set up this website to promote my music and graphic design but what I have now decided to do is to live for Christ in ALL that I do and to trust in Him and Him alone.
I will need financial assistance (I have been relying on State programs for my medical needs and my immediate family for my daily needs), I will not be able to drive any longer and needs assistance in ride sharing to minister to others. I am currently raising monies to support my daily care and to investigate alternative options since I am not going to do chemo therapy and looking for any employment where my skills and talents will make a difference.
I have a PayPal account and linked to collect monies for the alternative cancer treatment. (www.Gerson.org)
I have partnered with Cornerstone Church of Long Beach "Band of Brothers" who will help with me with ride-share assistance, weekly food allowance for my juicing regiment.
If you can help in anyway or yourself need prayer or assistance please contact me via the "Contact" section of my website.
Psalm 46:10 (NIV)
Be still and know that I am God.
or better yet in the
Psalm 46:10 (NAS)
"Cease striving and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth."