The following testimony comes from Health Minister and Registered Nurse Marilyn K. who lives in Florida. We have previously shared parts of Marilyn's testimony, but in this letter, Marilyn summarizes her 5-year experiences on The Hallelujah Diet.
Dear Dr. Malkmus, It was 1998 when you spoke at the 'Nurses for Christ' convention here in Florida, and told me things I had never before heard. At that time, I had already lost 15 pounds on Fen-Fen. But then my doctor refused to renew my prescription because of the risk of getting pulmonary hypertension. I was 65 years old at the time, and had been trying off and on for 40 years to lose weight by using crash diets and had been like a yo-yo.
Oh how I had prayed through the years, asking the Lord to help me lose weight, and feeling so guilty to be a Christian Nurse, and be so overweight. I have loved the Lord all my life and wanted to please Him in my eating, but I didn't know how to do that. Dr. Malkmus, every word you spoke at that Christian Nurses Convention, sunk deep into my hungry heart, and from the Monday after you spoke when I went on 'The Hallelujah Diet,' until today, I have never cheated one time! Discipline? No! Jesus? YES! He finally had answered the longing of my heart!
The 'Hallelujah Diet is a spiritual thing with me. If I were to cheat, I would be committing a sin, because since the diet change, Jesus has delivered me from so much - guilt, high blood pressure, 70 pounds, a cane, and about 90% of the arthritis in my knees is gone -- Arthritis that had caused me to retire from nursing six years earlier than I wanted to.
I am now 70-years-old, working 30-40 hours a week volunteering in a prison ministry. We get to go to the jail two times a week and present the Gospel and Bible Studies to the inmates. The rest of the time I work in the office mailing Bibles Studies to several prisons and jails throughout the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. It has been the joy of my life to wake up every morning to do God's Work! Now, after 43 years of enjoying nursing, I feel like I have found 'my calling' in this Prison Ministry.
Since going on The Hallelujah Diet five years ago, I have not been sick a single day! I have my nutritional blood work done each year to make sure I am eating all the right fresh fruits and veggies, and my doctor (who is nutritionally inclined) is so pleased that all my blood results are now normal. Before I made the diet change, he had been telling me for years to lose weight.
I attended the first 'Woman's Retreat' at Hallelujah Acres in 1998, and then came to Hallelujah Acres to become a Health Minister. I tell everyone I can of what The Hallelujah Diet has done for me. Thank you, Dr. Malkmus, for coming into my life and showing me how to keep my physical body-temple squeaky clean for Jesus to dwell within. Thank you Jesus for all You have done for me.