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An Interview with Liza B
Welcome to The Tonight Show I'm your host Chung Lao.

Ready for round 2 of The Tonight Show?  Liza, is also from the assembly in Houston.  Liza is very perceptive when it comes to reading people.  So if you would like your horoscope read for only $19.95 then please dial.......sike.  :) 

No seriously though, Liza is a caring, genuine, God-fearing person, that will never stab you in the back.  

Liza is the second of IndaPhatFarm's special double interview.  Be sure to check out her twin sister, Brenda's interview as well.  

Posted on August 25, 2003


Chung Lao:  Hey Liza.  How’s it going?

Liza:   very well thank you.=)

Chung Lao:  What’s new with the H-town assembly?

Liza:   hmm...new additions to the church in terms of babies and couples!  Very
exciting!

Chung Lao:  God willing, where do you see yourself in 5 years?

Liza:   Hmm…prob working full time---getting ready for my big day? 

Chung Lao:  What do you think of IndaPhatFarm.com?

Liza:   I think its a very creative , high-quality and very informative website.

Chung Lao:  Describe some of the Mission Trips to Mexico you’ve been on.  Do you recommend these types of mission trips to other youth?  Why?

Liza:   Well letsee…My description would just be that I go and play guitar or testify…very much as if we were here.  However, what I have learned is to be grateful for the commodities we have here. I have also learned about yielding my body as a sacrifice for God because it is easy to say I’ll die for Him, but its not easy to say “I’ll be boiling hot and sweaty and yucky for him” I recommend trips like these to other young people because it brings it home to you about what really is important in life.

Chung Lao:   Name someone you admire, and why.

Liza:   I admire Armando. He is not perfect but he made a very hard decision at such a young age to leave and serve God and by God's grace he has persevered.  At the same time he has not lost his down-to-earth way of being. I can still talk to him about my problems without being sermonized or judged and he always gives a listening ear.

Chung Lao:  What is the biggest difference between you and your twin sister, Brenda?

Liza:   Brenda is so responsible and faces her problems head on.  I have to force myself to stick my head out of the sand to face my problems. I am also a bit of a slacker in comparison to Miss Responsible =)

Chung Lao:  Have you ever impersonated your sister?  If so, tell us the story.

Liza:   Yes.  Haha! I actually wrote her interview for her! j/k =)  Well back in the days when we were 2 yrs old my mom had this weird rule that we weren’t allowed to pull on the curtains because they would fall or something ridiculous like that.  

Anyway I disregarded this cardinal rule and got carried away playing with these exciting pieces of fabric and sure enough the curtain fell down.  At this time my dear brother instigated all of my siblings to tell on me to my father one by one.  First went Armando and told my dad “Dad, Liza tore down the curtain!”  My dad said “okay I’ll take care of it.” Then Diana went and told and finally Brenda did also.  Seeing myself in this desperate situation I went and told my dad “Dad, Liza tore down the curtain!”. He knowing who I was asked me “Well where is Liza?” and I pointed at Brenda.  At this point the whole household was laughing so I did not get in trouble!=)

Chung Lao:  I read somewhere that twins can sometimes feel what the other twin is feeling, even when they’re not in the same place.  Have you ever felt this?

Liza:   Yes.

Chung Lao:  In your view, why is it important to stay focused on our Lord Jesus Christ?

Liza:   I have seen in my own life the danger of not being focused on Jesus and I tend to go off in one way or the other.  I either get legalistic or worldly none of which are pleasing to God.  When we focus on Jesus however, the petty things really don’t matter anymore and our desires start to change to what He wants so that we do what we do not out of rebellion or legalism but because a love for Jesus. This attitude is seen by others and this strengthens their ability to see Jesus in you.

Chung Lao:  Where were you when you heard the news about Blessan Samuel, and what was your initial reaction?

Liza:   I had just gotten home from the store with my Mom and when I opened the door there was my Grandmother crying.  I was like “What is wrong?” she said something but I really didn’t understand until I saw Di and Brenda come out crying and saying the news.  I guess that immediately what happened hit me because my reaction was immediate.  I felt very desperate and that day took like a nightmarish quality to it.  I am glad I had a great friend to talk with because I was left alone with my Grandma while everyone went to Blessan’s house.

Chung Lao:  I know that Blessan went out of his way to make sure you and your sister were ok.  Describe some of those moments.

Liza:   One time a few years ago before Blessan had a cell phone, I was talking to him on his house phone.  We were talking about some of my problems and then he spoke to me the truth that I needed to hear.  I knew that he was right, but it still hurt so I started crying.  He immediately started apologizing until I stopped and explained to him that I was not hurt or offended by him, but that the truth hurts sometimes.  A few minutes later he had to get off the phone because he had to run to the store.  Like about 10 minutes later I got a phone call from Blessan.  I said “You already got back so soon?” and he said “No, I am here at a payphone…I cant stop thinking about what happened I just want to say sorry again.  I was so moved by his care for me because it was raining very badly and he still stopped at the gas station to call again. 

Also on our 18 birthday he knew that Brenda and I love the movie Pride and Prejudice.  It is a 6 volume tape set and is on the expensive side so Brenda and I never even thought to get it.  Anyway he came to our house with a birthday present for us and inside the wrapping was that movie.  I couldn’t believe it because its not like you can just pick it up at any store.  He went through the trouble to look for it and brighten our day for us.

Chung Lao:  What have you learned from his life?

Liza:   Love without reserve.  Blessan always gave people chances and even put aside all pride to show how much he cared without holding back.

Chung Lao:  Name some countries you would like to visit / revisit, and why.

Liza:   I would love to go to Austria. I guess because of the movie Sound of Music I became fascinated with it.  I would also like to go to Switzerland. I don’t know why I want to go there…I just do.

Chung Lao:  Favorite movie?

Liza:   Pride and prejudice

Chung Lao:  Favorite food?

Liza:   I think Lasagna.

Chung Lao:  What is something you can’t stand in a person?

Liza:   Harshness!!!  Something else that bothers me  is an attitude of mockery against others because they are different.  Or like when someone makes a joke and the listener says “Uh, no…that’s not funny” or something like that…I hate that! That is so rude, I mean…nah don’t get me started I can go on forever about that. I guess the main thing is that I hate when people demean others…I don’t like to see anyone do that to anyone.

Chung Lao:  Will you vote for George W in ’04?  Why/Why not?

Liza:   Of course!  Well this man is brave enough to say that he is against gay marriages knowing that this could be political suicide if he loses the state of California.  He has got guts and I like that…also cause he’s Texan ;) Yeehaw!

Chung Lao:  Can you cook?  If so, what’s your specialty?

Liza:   White rice is my specialty.  Actually that is the only thing I know how to cook…hmm, does boiling water count?

Chung Lao:  Are we living in the End Times?

Liza:   The signs seem to implicate that.

Chung Lao:  Give us a fond memory/story about your brother, Bro. Armando, (who is currently serving the Lord in the ministry).

Liza:   Ahh a fond memory….perfect—the chance of a lifetime to let everyone know what a great older brother he is!  Well… back in the day when I was a young punk kid, Armando told me “Liza I’ll pay you a dollar if you hold my hand and put your hand in water”.  Being the adoring little sister that I was ;) I was very excited to be part of his experiment and to top it off, I was going to get a WHOLE dollar.  Sure enough I held his hand and put mine in the water when suddenly I feel electricity running through my body.  Yes, my darling big brother was holding on to the fridge laughing and getting a little shocked himself.  I started crying and my mom came running, and Armando almost fell over from laughing so much.  Then he said he wasn’t going to pay me!!!  My mom was SO mad that she made him pay me immediately!

I have to add another story so you’ll see how nice he REALLY can be. One time while Brenda and I were in 5th grade these bullies started messing with Brenda.  She came to the car really sad that day and Armando was like “What happened honey?”.  Brenda explained what happened, and he told her to tell him who it was.  When Brenda pointed the boys out, they were already walking home.  My bro told my mom to follow them because he was furious.  My mom was like “Be careful, be careful” but she still followed them.  At a certain street he told her to stop the car and he got out and scared the living daylights out of them.  He said that if they ever mess with his little sisters again they would have to deal with him.  Then he said “Get out of here now!”  They started running as fast as their legs could carry them and the next day they couldn’t even look at us in the face!.  Go Armando!

Chung Lao:  You’ve just been granted a wish to have any one thing you want. What’ll it be?

Liza:   That what I want to do in life would be God’s will and that He would work it out.

Chung Lao:  Describe your ideal house (actual building).

Liza:   I am not sure really how to describe it but all I can say is that it be spacious and kid friendly.

Chung Lao:  Now, describe your ideal home.

Liza:   Dad works, mom at home with the kids.  Mom and Dad have great relationship with each other…none of this hiding stuff from each other, and kids feel free to talk about anything with parents; everyone working together as a team.

Chung Lao:  List some of your favorite songs.

Liza:   Cara a Cara by Marcos Vidal

Chung Lao:  Have a favorite phrase, or something you say a lot?

Liza:   Cool

Chung Lao:  What about a favorite verse or passage from the Bible?

Liza:   Psalms 139 talks about how God knows everything about us.  This comforts me because I know He still loves me even when He knows things about me that I can't see.

Chung Lao:  If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

Liza:   I’d want to have more of the love of Christ in me.

Chung Lao:  Ok, you wake up one morning and get ready to eat breakfast.  As you pour some Honey Nut Cheerios into your bowl, you notice that your siblings are curiously absent.  “Where are Brenda and Diana” you ask.  “Who?” replies your Mom.  Upon further questioning you come to find out that your siblings never existed.  How do you feel?

Liza:   I feel absolutely horrible!  Who will pick up after me now?  No, but seriously Di and Brett get me out of so many scrapes and they are the best sisters anyone can ask for.  I would be devastated!

Chung Lao:  Finally, leave us with a parting thought.

Liza:   Be grateful for everything and everyone around you and let people know when you appreciate them, their talents, work…believe me they wont get proud…it’ll make them thankful to God .

Chung Lao:  Thanks for your time Liza.  Gracias.  Next up on The Tonight Show is  Sona G.  Stay Tuned.




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