This first letter comes from Justin Armour, former NFL wide receiver, with the Buffalo Bills, Denver Broncos, and Baltimore Ravens. Justin is Founder of Baja Life Camp , and along with his mother runs the camp. Justin writes:
“Dear Dr. Malkmus: I’m writing to say HALLELUJAH! After my NFL football career ended, I began speaking at schools and to youth groups across the country, and as I did, I began witnessing the declining health of our young people. This experience resulted in God putting it on my heart to help people get well. In January 2006, my family and I opened a one-of-a-kind campground and wellness center in Baja, California. "At our camp, we proudly serve meals suggested by Hallelujah Acres. "My mother and I have been following the Hallelujah Acres ministry for years, so when we prayed about what foods to serve at our program – God clearly pointed us to Genesis 1:29. After nearly 2 years of construction, toil, and episodes of disbelief - we hosted our first camp in January. "One of the campers, by the name of Steven (age 57), suffered previously with leukemia. His last doctor visit had ended in grief, when he was told that chemotherapy was his only option. With God’s help, and our influence, he changed his diet and started exercising. By the time he joined the others for the weeklong camp – he had been one month on the Hallelujah Diet. After continuing the Hallelujah Diet for another two months Steven went back in for a blood analysis. His white blood cell count, which was supposed to increase in numbers with his type of leukemia, had come DOWN by 40%. The doctor was shocked and Steven was emboldened with hope and faith. Steven believes he will heal completely, and so do I. "My family and I are anxious to become Health Ministers and hopefully offer our facility as the Adventure Lifestyle version in Baja. Great for families our age, with young kids, who desperately need to discover God’s guide to perfect health EARLY - rather than waiting for illness to strike. "Every day, I visit the Hallelujah Acres website for encouragement and the faith to press forward. We will be sending you our applications to attend Health Minister training soon! Praise God for your efforts and life-changing message.”
“Dear Rev. Malkmus, First I want to say ‘thank you’ for having the desire to help people heal themselves, and open their eyes to their unhealthy eating habits. My husband and I started the Hallelujah Diet on November 13, 2005. Since then, I have more energy, my memory and vision have improved, the goiter in my throat is shrinking, and a skin cancer on my chest is almost completely gone. My husband’s arthritis in his fingers doesn't bother him as much, he’s got more energy, better memory, and we both don't need as much sleep as we used to. We both noticed since we started eating the Hallelujah way, that food tastes more flavorful and delicious. I had asked God to bless and guide me to a healthier lifestyle and He answered my prayers by guiding me to the Hallelujah Acres Lifestyle Center in Plant City, Florida. Dave and Sherry Orcutt who run the center are wonderful and very inspirational people. My kitchen is now set up like Sherry’s so that I can easily prepare healthy meals. Thank you for all you have done for so many others and me. God Bless You!” ~ Kathleen, Port Charlotte, FLLet’s conclude this week’s letters with not a testimony, but a Health Tip, sent in by Nancy, who lives in Austin, Texas:
“George – Here is a good tip for those who are struggling and discouraged. This is what I have been doing for years. First and foremost – when grocery shopping, do not buy any junk food! Do not bring any into the home! If it is in your home you will consume it! Make it so that if you want some junk food you will have to leave the house and go out of your way to get it. (My weakness is potato chips. If they are in the house, I will devour the whole bag.) We have to trick ourselves. We have to be ahead of the game. Our flesh is the enemy, and this is war!"