Not long after Rhonda and I began Hallelujah Acres and started to see the tremendous improvements in health people were experiencing after adopting The Hallelujah Diet, I began sharing my vision:
Some day, in some way, the whole world will know that they don’t have to be sick!In the early days, I concentrated on sharing God’s health message across the United States and Canada, speaking in almost every state over a period of nearly 10 years. In Texas alone, on one speaking tour, I delivered 16 seminars in 17 days. During those years, requests were coming in from other countries for me to come and share God’s health message in their countries. We started making that “whole world” motto a reality in 2000 when I journeyed to Australia and shared my God’s Way to Ultimate Health seminar in the six largest cities in Australia, filling a 500-seat venue in each seminar, and on that same trip trained 65 Australians as Hallelujah Acres Health Ministers. The Australian people were extremely receptive! In 2001 I journeyed to South Africa where I shared my seminar in six of the largest cities in South Africa. On that lecture tour we averaged over 600 people in attendance in each seminar. In Cape Town, after I had delivered a two-hour seminar to a crowd of 600 people, there were 600 more people gathered and I had to do back to back seminars. On that speaking tour, in addition to delivering seven seminars and flying each day to a different city and across the ocean twice, I was in the air 53 hours in just 10 days. Apparently that was a little more stressful on my 69-year-old body than my body appreciated and shortly after returning to Shelby I experienced a hemorrhagic stroke. Recovery was rapid, but my wife Rhonda, along with a number of my friends, felt it would be best that I not do any more of these long seminar tours. So, for the past 10 years, I have limited my seminars to the United States and Canada. I also stopped flying after that experience. However, we have not forgotten those in foreign lands who have adopted the SAD diet and are just as sick as those in America.