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Content Ballestero – “Mama Moments”

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My mother, Content Faith Ballestero is 87. It’s important to remind ourselves that Mothers don’t last forever. Each moment is to be treasured.

Thanks to “B.Artistic Photography” I will forever have more moments to cherish.


Mom playing Acres Of Diamonds on her 88th Birthday – April 10, 2010

Written by Martyn Ballestero

January 3, 2010 at 12:34 am

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  1. Those are the most precious pictures I have ever seen. What a treasure! Both the pictures & Mama!!!! No one like her, is there?!!! Love that woman!!!

    Carlene Branham

    January 4, 2010 at 7:01 pm

  2. I love the Ballestero family! Thest pictures are so sweet of Mom!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Bro. Denny Morris

    January 6, 2010 at 10:23 pm

  3. We love your mother dearly! She is truly a most
    PRECIOUS JEWEL – May God keep her in his care.

    Ronald Haymon

    January 15, 2010 at 11:17 am

    • What a truely lovely and precious woman of God.
      It really touched my heart to hear her play and sing,
      I have not had that opportunity for years.
      Thanks,for sharing your mother, she means a lot to me.

      Ruthe (Rosell) Virgil

      January 23, 2010 at 1:27 pm

  4. When I came to church and when I first met her I thought to my self I want to live for God and be like Sister Ballesteros. Sis Becera


    January 24, 2010 at 5:27 am

  5. I really enjoyed “Moments with Mom”

    Sis Ballestero has been one of my dearest friends for a long time.

    Sis. Barbara Fletcher

    April 24, 2010 at 11:24 pm

  6. Just discovered this web site! Love seeing Sis Ballestero. My husband, James Young, rebuilt their old Mercedes many years ago in Las Vegas. We heard both Bro Carl and Bro Martyn preach many times in Bro Mefford’s church in LV. Great memories of the family.
    Favorite time Bro Martyn preached about “Shake it Off” and had a rubber snake in his pocket. When he pulled that out, like Paul, to shake it off, Sis Ballestero cried out “JESUS!” Bro Martyn said, “Oh, Mother!”

    Louise Young

    June 14, 2010 at 2:30 pm

  7. I started reading one of your blogs, and then saw the “Mama Moments”. I heard your dear mother speak in TX one year. She told about a routine that she had each morning – whatever song came to her mind that she would sing it as she began her prayer time. Many mornings I awake and I think of her whenever a song comes to my mind… and often I sing them as I pray, too. Your mother touched my life in such a special way that year. I am so glad to know that she is still with all of you..and us! Sis. Charlotte Mills, MS

    Charlotte Mills

    June 17, 2010 at 3:18 pm

  8. Br Ballestero I have been a fan of your articles since; INTERCESSOR PRAYER WE DON’T NEED YOU ANYMORE.

    I certainly am now! This is priceless. Only thing I would have love to also seen a shot of ‘Mama’s hands’ as she hit a few of those notes and made those runs. What a legacy you have! God bless our Christian, Apostolic mother’s!

    Sue Crocker

    July 27, 2010 at 3:08 pm

  9. Recap I did not see the second video! Love her style of playing!

    Sue Crocker

    July 27, 2010 at 3:10 pm

  10. I just discovered this Momma’s Moments. I think it is so good. She is still bright and bubbly.

    Marian June Davis

    October 13, 2010 at 4:42 pm

  11. How I miss all of you precious people! Sis. Ballestero is such a wonderful example of what an Apostolic lady should be. I love you all and would love to see you again!

    Crystal Smith (Morris)

    October 25, 2010 at 11:44 pm

  12. What a precious lady. I feel so blessed to have known her. My mother has told me several times how Sis. Ballestero was the first person to get to the hospital when I was born. More importantly she instilled in me through those songs that nothing was more important than making it through those pearly gates.

    Glenda Smith

    March 27, 2011 at 4:31 pm

  13. What beautiful hands.


    September 17, 2011 at 1:48 pm

  14. I was Honor and Priviege to know Sis Connie Ballestero. She will be miss very much

    Amy (Wilson) Hanning

    January 18, 2012 at 2:11 pm

  15. One of the highlights of the several years spent in the “traditional” church setting was the several months of attending services with Sister Connie Ballestero. She is one of a kind and her testimonies electrifying. I remember getting to sit near her -a thrill in and of itself. One evening in particular, I remember hearing her weep after service and share with me how she so missed being on the mission field with Brother Carl Ballestero. One of our all time favorite messages is still “The Handwriting on the Wall.” Oh for more men today with soft hearts and strong stances willing not only to preach but to hear what the Spirit is saying to the church.


    July 21, 2012 at 9:42 pm

  16. Could you send me a copy of “why my english teacher wanted to be baptized in Jesus name along with the coments

    donna morris , from Family Christian Center

    March 26, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    • You may copy the article and the comments, then paste them into a word document. That’s what I would have to do.


      Martyn Ballestero

      March 27, 2013 at 1:23 am

  17. Such love between mother and son, portrayed in the photos above! Beautiful! Bro. Collins and I so enjoyed getting to meet you and your wife here in Clearwater. The Sunday that you turned 70 will always be imprinted on our minds as we were able to get a glimpse of the ‘life of Martyn Ballestero’ via slide presentation. We look forward to these few months working with the Spanish church of New Destiny Worship Center. May you and Sis. Ballestero be blessed in your ministry. Thank you for preaching the Gospel far and wide!

    Darrell and Cindy Collins

    February 15, 2014 at 2:54 pm

  18. Love these pics , makes me miss my mom so bad!

    Bro. Malone

    June 29, 2014 at 11:03 pm

  19. Listening tonight…missing your mother; missing mine; missing “their” sister Lolita. I’m ready for Him to come…what a reunion.

    Keith Nix

    February 10, 2015 at 3:52 am

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