Saturday, January 28, 2012

Quick Update ~

It's getting late and sometimes my body goes on MI time… so I'll try and recap the past several days.

Praise the Lord I'm recovered from the migraine, it took a couple days but all is well now. The dear sweet older woman had some tough times which led to her being taken to the doctor and she went to the hospital for a blood transfusion (which we found out she gets quite frequently) and will be coming back to us tomorrow.
The Snyder's are doing great! I almost "killed" (David's words) David on a walk the other day, but praise the Lord, he survived :)
My mom had her first attempt at a fever treatment bath. And spent some time with dear Uncle Schubert, our personal in house cardiologist, doing some tests on her heart and trying to figure out what the best treatment will be. It's quite a change for her to be the patient rather than the one treating others. She's doing quite well though. The other day she was wanting some sympathy for some of the things she has to drink so she had David try it…she's now got his sympathy, but still has to take it.
I've tried some of the drinks, some are great…others…well…after the look on my face after trying it Trish totally refused trying any!
I've been able to help Janet out with keeping everyone on schedule, it's been fun being her co-pilot when she's gone or busy.
Nalani is just as sweet as ever and being oh so very helpful.
Oh…I burnt my hand a couple days ago getting a pan of squash I made out of the oven after putting it at 500 degrees. There was a hole in the hot pad which wasn't realized until I grabbed the pan with my bare skin. Praise the Lord it's not as bad as it could have been. It's just kinda hard to have to do just about everything with my right, non-dominant, hand, but it's better than it could have been.

Sabbath…oh what a wonderful day it was today. :) Last night we went and heard a thought-provoking sermon by Peter Gregory, last minute but everyone was happy to be spontaneous.
Today we went to AdventHope and then to LLU Church. It was such a beautiful day today! After the services we went over to a dear Doctors house and had sweet fellowship and wonderful food with many people, some that we'd met before and others that we just met. We then took a walk up the mountain and saw the sunset and the view overlooking Loma Linda. It was a nice closing of the Sabbath, also…we picked some oranges, grapefruit, comcuats (sp?) off of some trees. We got back to the house closed Sabbath, had some amazing popcorn and then headed back home…

Time for sleep ~ tomorrow we're back on our schedule.

Blessings ~

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Migraine ~

Yesterday my afternoon was interrupted by a migraine! I've not had one in about 8 years so it's was kinda a surprise. So…I'm typing and not really looking at the computer since my head/ eyes still hurt to focus on anything. 

One prayer request: a dear older woman, in her 80's, is here that was just diagnosed with Stage 4 Lung Cancer. We've all been helping her and she is such a dear woman. One thing that wasn't known was that she has Type II Diabetes. Yesterday when the Lord impressed someone to take her blood sugar it was over 200 and today it was 443. She collapsed and has been in critical condition. A couple people just took her to the doctor. We'd all appreciate your prayers for her. They just gave her a few days to live. She's been doing quite well with the treatments. 

We're also grateful to have two of our dearest friends with us here too. The Snyder's. The Lord has been blessing them and they are both doing great and feeling better after only a couple days. Praise the Lord. 

That's the update for now…I can't be on the computer for too long or my head starts really hurting and my vision gets weird. 

Oh…it's a beautiful sunny day here and 80 degrees!! :)


Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Technology ~

Today I'm in class…but not in person, it's via Skype! :)

Monday, January 23, 2012

A few pictures ~

From Trish's iphone...

The Program ~ Day 1

I just got out of a steam shower treatment and have to rest for 30 minutes, so I thought I'd take this time to blog. :)

Well…we arrived last night…it was quite the journey down here. We started our day off quite early, due to the fact that we aren't on California time yet it makes it easier to wake up early. Especially when you go to bed around 7:30-8:30PM. So, we woke up early so I could go to the beach and look for shells and sand-dollars a little before sunrise. We all drove down only to realize that the "beach" they sent us to was not a beach at all, just the place where the water met the rocks. So we decided to walk the other direction, and after several attempts Nalani and I finally found a place where we could get down to the beach. Nalani didn't approve of the place for she thought it was risky so I went ahead showing her that it was a safe place where we wouldn't get overtaken by the waves. My mom and Trish followed just a little behind.

We walked and walked and ran and searched the barren beach for any signs of shells or sand-dollars only to find a few broken pieces of shells. I decided to continue my search and saw a place that looked like it might have some so I ran over there (oh…it's about 41 degrees out and cloudy and the waves are ginormous due to the storms) and as I went to pick my foot up my shoe stayed behind, so I reached down to grab my shoe just in time before a wave came crashing towards me and there I was, not going to try and move away from it thinking that if I did I'd lose my other shoe, and trying to keep my balance so that I wouldn't fall in. Well…I saved my shoes yet was soaking wet up to my knees. My socks that were white, were now speckled black from the sand and my shoe was filled with sand and water. Oh did I mention that the tide was coming in and we had walked quite a ways down the beach? So we decided to get off the beach so that we all wouldn't be trapped by the incoming tide. The only issue was that the car was anything but close and I was now walking with soaking wet socks w/out shoes and we didn't know how to get back via the road…what to do…well…walk across the people's yard right? Well…if it was grass that'd be one thing but this was a plant that was like aloe only firmer yet smoother, yet it was better than the other option. So walk we did, and did it ever feel weird under my feet. But we made it! We got back to the hotel, tried to wash up our things and put them in bags. This is the first ever trip that I only brought what I needed (or thought I needed) so I only have 1 pair of shoes, 1 pair of flip-flops and 1 pair of Sabbath shoes. So…flip-flops it was, in the now 41 degree rainy weather. But hey, at least I had shoes!

We got on the road and had a beautiful drive stopping at so many different places. It was cloudy but oh so beautiful. God is such an amazing God, and His creation is a wonder to see. To make a long story short…we got 50 miles down Highway 1 from Monterrey and found ourselves at a barricaded road. On Highway 1 when the road is closed the only option is to turn around and go back…and for us it was 50 miles back. Yet 50 miles on Highway 1 is like 100 miles on a normal road if not more. When we got to there we were 175 miles from our destination yet by the time we found our other route we were over 300 miles away. The GPS kept trying to get us to make a u-turn all the way back. We felt bad for all those driving down the road that didn't know what was ahead of them. We were thinking of the object lessons that we could get out of it. How we should be just as urgent and wanting to share the truth with others as were were to warn those going down the road.

We arrived last night around 9:30PM and got all settled in our rooms. Today started off early. I did vitals for the people this morning and then they started with lemon salt water, juicing, steam baths, drinks, etc. There are 4 people here getting treatments, it's going to be quite the experience. Today my mom, Nalani, and I with a dear older woman that was just diagnosed with lung cancer had a steam treatment. It was quite the treatment! The have about 15 feet ceilings and 5 shower heads that come out of the shower and steam too. I've never seen Nalani drink so much water so quickly. She did really well.

I am now done with my resting time and should go make lunch for those of us that are eating.

I'll update later ~ and put in some pictures too...

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Our trip ~ Part 1

Well we made it out here safely. This is my first time getting internet, and so I'll try and catch up with everything that has been happening. Nothing too eventful, other than the extremely turbulent landing and take off from Denver. We arrived in San Francisco and after a couple hours and a neat AirTran ride we got a rental vehicle, filled it with our luggage and were off on our adventure.

First stop: Jamba Juice! We were all dehydrated and hungry so we decided that Jamba Juice would be a good place to go. With the handy-dandy iPhone we have found our way all over the place and a Jamba Juice was only a few miles away. After we had our fill our next destination was…

The coast! So we drove right over and started heading up the coast, oh how beautiful it was! We drove all over and then crossed the Golden Gate bridge on our way up to Napa Valley. We drove all through the grape vines, so reminded me of 2 1/2 years ago when we were driving to the Mandache's house from Northern Cali and the Bambrick's were driving from San Francisco, I'm sure we took the same route they did for I recognized some of the places from their pictures.

The sun set as we were driving through the vineyards, it was oh so beautiful. We arrived there easier this time than the last (we got lost a couple times the last time we went to their home.) Got all tucked in (in the house, not the back cabin that is FILLED with spiders, well at least it was last time) and got to bed by 8:00pm their time.

The next morning we headed off to Elmshaven, oh the memories… It's so special to see the places and hear the stories of our Adventist Pioneers. While we were there the little mist turned into rain and well, we still decided to head to the redwood park. The rain would have been ok if it was warm…but it was about 45 degrees out. By the time we got there it was really raining hard, so we decided to drive through rather than walk, oh my are the raindrops HUGE in a redwood forest!  It was a beautiful drive, do we ever have an amazing God! When you stand there beneath a tree that is over 300 feet tall, it gives you a new perspective.

From there we headed back down the highway to just about where we started and then went North East to Chico area to spend a couple days with Dr. Gilkes and "Grandma" Arna. We had a wonderful time with them and Dr Gilkes went over my mom's lab and MRI reports with us which was so helpful. We now know more of what we are dealing with, which is scary but good to know the enemy that you are fighting. The Lyme's have really gotten a hold in some bad areas in my mom so please do pray for her and that the treatment will be effective.

Nalani and Grandma Arna had a lot of fun making bread for Sabbath and for our trip. Nalani just loves spending time at Grandma Arna's house. While there the forcast was for SNOW!! We didn't get it but we did have wind like I've never experienced before. Last night the winds got up to 75 mph with gusts up to 100mph. It was raining oh so very hard too! My mom woke me up last night to check the weather report and to tell me that if something came flying through the window (which I was under) to cling to the wall. When we got up this morning the wind had calmed down and the rain had just about stopped. we had decided that if it didn't that we wouldn't be going anywhere today as they have a big bridge that you have to cross going to town and there's no way I'd cross that with 75 mph winds!

This morning we went to church and then drove back through San Francisco to the coast to start our journey to Monrovia, CA.

The sun came out and we were having such a blessed Sabbath when we got to the end of the Golden Gate Bridge. Oh no! Our hearts just sank! When we had crossed it the first time it was free and so we weren't thinking anything about paying to cross it, esp.  not during Sabbath hours. We got to the end and saw a line of cars by the toll booths all ready to pay the $6 toll to cross the bridge. While the others were in shock I sent up a prayer for help and suggested that my mom explain the situation to the toll person and see what would happen. My poor mom. still with some slow stuttered speech was trying to get the words out while I was praying for the Lord to soften the toll man's heart. The gentleman just kinda listened then said that they'd mail us something to pay later, then he just stepped back and sent us on our way, never getting our address or giving us anything. We all said a prayer of thanksgiving to the Lord as we continued our journey to the coast.

A beautiful place to close Sabbath was our destination, I timed it out and looked at the map and had a place in mind. It was perfect! We were just about alone, only one other man there to take pictures of the sunset, and us on the beach. How majestic it was to see the huge waves, from the storm, crashing on the rocks and the beach. I climbed up on the top of a rock and decided that there would be my place to close the Sabbath. Looking out at God's amazing creation my mind drifted to our creator, what the earth must have looked like when He created it 6,000 years ago and how it'll be when He re-creates it anew. As I watched the sun going down a song sprung into my mind that we sing as the Sabbath closes "Day is dying…" and I sung to the Lord while watching the mighty waves and the sun slowly drifting through the sky. Nalani joined in her sweet little harmony and soon we were all singing. I pray that it touched the man's heart that was near us. After some time to meditate we closed the Sabbath and climbed up the stairs (on the way down we went my unconventional way, but it was decided that we'd walk back up the way that we were intended to) and got in our vehicle to figure out where to stay the night. After a little searching and changing rooms we are all settled in at Half Moon Bay. Tomorrow morning early I hope to go out and see what I can find.

We'll head down the rest of the way via highway 1, my favorite road in the world, to Malibu and then to Monrovia where we'll begin treatments for my mom.

The doctor is thinking that it's a possibility that I might have it since my mom most likely had it when she was pregnant for me and since I do have just a couple of the symptoms I've started doing the basic treatment, nothing serious as he doesn't think that that is needed at all.

So keep us in your prayers. It's been and will be quite the journey, and it's only the beginning.

I'll update as often as time and internet access allows.

We appreciate all of the calls, emails, and prayers.


Half Moon Bay ~

At Half Moon Bay, CA for the night. Had a beautiful sunset along Highway 1. It was a wonderful close to the Sabbath. Will post more as soon as I can. This is the first internet I've had!! 

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Made it to Denver! ~

Hello Everyone, 

We made it safely to Denver. It was a very bumpy descent but good landing. We have an hour before we take off for San Francisco, Ca. For those of you that asked we're going to a program in southern California for my mom to be treated for her Lyme's Disease. 

Thank you again for all of your prayers and support!


Monday, January 16, 2012

Some Christmas Pictures ~

It is so much fun having Christmas with three adorable little girls ( Nalani is no longer a "little girl")! Here are just a few pictures from our Christmas this year. 
It was such a blessing to have the whole family. :)

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Lyme's 101 ~

Here's a little information on Lyme's for those of you that are unfamiliar. As the days pass by I'm getting more and more familiar with it.

1. Is Lyme disease caused by a virus, bacteria, or a parasite?

Lyme disease is caused by a spirochetal bacteria.

2. Who is the doctor that identified the spirochete that causes Lyme disease?

Dr. Willie Burgdorfer identified the spirochete responsible for Lyme disease
(Borrelia burgdorferi) in the early 1980's.

3. How long after a person is in contact with an infected source will Lyme disease symptoms appear?

Lyme disease symptoms may appear days, weeks, months or years after the initial infection.

4. How many species of ticks carry the Lyme disease spirochetes?

At least nine species of ticks, six species of mosquitoes, 13 species of mites, 15 species
of flies, two species of fleas, and numerous wild and domestic animals (including
rabbits, rodents, and birds) have been found to carry the spirochete that causes Lyme

11. What are the most common diseases that are often mistaken for Lyme disease?

There are many different diseases or conditions that are found in patients with
Lyme disease.  All too often Borellia organisms are not considered as the
source for patients complaints and their symptoms.  For example, an
ophthalmologist may diagnose any of the following conditions: conjunctivitis, ocular
myalgias, keratitis, episcleritis, optic neuritis, pars planitis, uveitis, iritis, transient
or permanent blindness, iritis, photophobia, temporal arteritis, vitritis, Horner's
syndrome, ocular myasthenia gravis, or Argyll-Robertson pupil which may or may not be Lyme or tick borne disease related. All of the
conditions listed above have been documented in Lyme disease patients and many of these
diseases or conditions improve with proper antibiotic therapy.

Urologists, for
example, may not realize that recurring bladder infections or swollen testicles can be caused by spirochetal organisms.  Infectious Disease specialists often dismiss
patients concerned about Lyme disease because many are under the assumption that
Lyme disease is very 'rare' and/or they are not familiar with the various signs and
symptoms of the disease due to their limited definition of the disease.

Lyme disease can be misdiagnosed as:
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Multiple Sclerosis, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's disease,
Lupus, Lou Gehrigs (ALS) disease, Guillian-Barre Syndrome, Polymyositis,
Hepatitis, cardiac disorders, fibromyalgia, TMJ, ringworm, Tullio phenomenon,
encephalitis, ADD, ADHD, meningitis, depression, panic disorders, Bell's palsy,
candidiasis, chronic mononucleosis, hypoglycemia, scleroderma, Epstein Barr
virus, autoimmune diseases, Bannwarth's syndrome, various cancers, 
kidney disease, Raynauds syndrome, stress-related illnesses, sleep disorders,
thyroid problems, vasculitis, anorexia, agoraphobia, cerebrovascular disorders,
arthritis, connective tissue diseases, hearing disorders, Crohn's disease, purpura,
pseudotumor, Sjogrens syndrome, stroke and respiratory insufficiency.

38. What are the signs or symptoms of Lyme disease?

Lyme is a multi-systemic disease that can cause multiple signs and symptoms.

Lyme disease can have a wide range of symptoms, which can go dormant (sometimes
for years), can migrate, return, disappear, or change day by day. Symptoms can be
aggravated by stress, medications, weather, and other outside influences. Symptoms
may tend to worsen on a four week peaking cycle. SOME of the symptoms that may
be found in those with Lyme disease include:

Flu-like symptoms, headaches (mild to severe), recurring low grade fevers or
fevers up to 104.5 degrees. Usually in the first few weeks of Lyme disease fevers
tend to be higher. (Patients with Lyme disease often tend to have a "normal
temperature" below 98.6 degrees, therefore, a slight rise in temperature may be all
that is noted.)

Often patients exhibit fatigue (mild to extreme), joint pain (with or
without swelling), muscle pain, connective tissue pain, recurring sore throat
(sometimes only on one side of the throat), swollen glands (come and go), varying
shades of red on ear lobes and pinna, malar rash, cold hands and feet in a warm
environment, weakness, lightheadedness, eczema and psoriasis, painful or itching
skin, flushing, night or day sweats, inordinate amounts of sweating, anhydrosis
(inability to sweat), or dermatitis (acrodermatitis chronica).

There may be a rash, but it isn't noticed or does not appear in all cases. The rash
may be basically circular with outward spreading, however, other varieties are seen. 
The rash may be singular or multiple, at the site of a bug bite, or in another location,
warm to touch, or slightly raised with distinct borders.

In dark skinned individuals
the rash may appear to be a bruise.

Numbness, sleep disturbances, vertigo, hearing loss, feelings of being off-balance,
unexplained weight gain or loss, and feeling "infected" are also problems associated
with Lyme disease.

Symptoms may develop that include: panic attacks, anxiety,
depression, mild to severe cognitive difficulties, mood swings, coma, seizures,
dementia, mania, biploar disorders, vivid nightmares, stammering speech, confusion,
memory loss (short or long term), "brain fog", vibrating feeling in head,
topographical disorientation, and environmental agnosia.

Some patients have problems with numbers and sequencing, disorganization of
thoughts, rambling on in great detail while talking, frequent errors in word selection
or pronunciation, changes in personality, short attention span, Tourette
manifestations, OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder), raging emotions, and cranial
nerve palsies.

Patients have reported bladder disfunction (neurogenic bladder with either
hesitancy, frequency, loss of bladder awareness, urinary retention, incontinence or
symptoms of UTI, and chronic pyelonephritis). Intersitial cystitis, irregular or
severe menstrual cycles with decreased or increased bleeding, early menopause, a
new onset of P.M.S. symptoms, or disturbed estrogen and progesterone levels are
documented in many cases.

Other problems include altered pregnancy outcomes,
severe symptoms during pregnancy, abdominal bloating, irritable bowel syndrome,
abdominal pain and cramping (may appear to be ulcers), loss of sex drive, testicular
or pelvic pain, breast pain, and fibrocystic breast disease.

Diarrhea (which can come and go or last for months with no explanation),
constipation (which can be severe enough to cause blockage), irritable bowel
syndrome, spastic colon, nausea, stomach acid reflux, gastritis, abdominal myositis,
and indigestion are some of the gasto-intestinal disorders reported.

In addition, patients demonstrate a higher occurrence of various types of cysts (liver, breast, bone, ovary, skin, pineal gland and kidney).

Some Lyme patients are diagnosed by
their eye care professionals and have been documented as suffering from one or
more of the following disorders: conjunctivitis, ocular myalgias, keratitis,
episcleritis, optic neuritis, pars planitis, uveitis, iritis, transient or permanent
blindness, iritis, photophobia, temporal arteritis, vitritis, Horner's syndrome, ocular
myasthenia gravis, and Argyll-Robertson pupil.

Often eye problems require a
changing of prescription glasses more often than normal. 

Heart-related problems are associated with Lyme disease and can include: mitral
valve prolapse, irregular heart beat, myocarditis, pericarditis, enlarged heart,
inflammation of muscle or membrane, shortness of breath, strokes, and chest pain. 
Twitching of facial muscles, Bell's palsy, tingling of the nose, cheek or face are

In addition, there may be chest pain or soreness, enlarged spleen, liver
function disorders, tremors, extreme sensitivity to being touched or bumped,
burning sensations, stiff neck, meningitis, and encephalitis. Patients may experience continual or recurring infections (sinus, kidney and urinary tract are most common).

Patients may suffer from a weakened immune system, the development of new
allergies, recurring upper respiratory tract infections (causing, or worsening of
pre-existing sinusitis, asthma, bronchitis, otitis, mastoiditis), and allergic or chemical

Other noted problems include: T.M.J., difficulty swallowing or
chewing, tooth grinding, arthritis (in small joints of fingers and larger, weight
bearing joints), Osgood-Schlatter's Syndrome (water on the knee), bone pain,
gout-like pain in toe, muscle spasms to the point of dislocating joints and tearing
muscle tissue, leg and hip pain, "drawing up" of arms, "growing pains" in children,
tendonitis, heel pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, and paravertebral lumbosacral
muscle strain/spasm.

Some patients tend to suffer from a monthly "flare-up" of symptoms as the
spirochetes reproduce and/or die off.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Under Our Skin ~

Just finished watching "Under Our Skin" about Lyme's Disease…oh, is it ever sobering…

Sabbath at Home with my Mom ~

Happy Sabbath Everyone. Yesterday evening I had my first attempt at giving my mom a fever treatment. Where we are going they are wanting to get her temperature up to 104 for quite some time. Due to my mom's health and the severity of her case I was advised to start her as soon as possible. I also thought it'd be wise to try and ease her into the intense fever treatments. So last night after worship I gave her my first treatment. She went for about 30 minutes before feeling extremely weak, nauseated and desperate to get out. I had cold on her head and she was drinking a lot of lemon water. We got her temperature up above 101 for maybe 8 minutes and that's all she could handle.

This morning she's really not doing well so home we are, taking care of mom. She is so weak and her voice is still slurred and slow. We're all kinda getting used to it now.

We appreciate all of your prayers and concern, and advice. This is a new venture for all of us.

We leave in 4 days...

Friday, January 13, 2012

Home ~

Well…it took a long long time to get home today due to the blizzard! But home I am, I got home and made lunch, got some food ready for Sabbath, cut Nalani's hair and now we are getting ready to bring Sabbath in. Still getting everything figured out for the trip.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

GYC Health Presentation that I spoke for ~

Hey everyone. I had the wonderful opportunity of speaking during a Health Seminar at GYC. If you go to minute 72 you'll get to hear me. :)  

GYC 2011 - Fill Me photo

The beginning of a Journey ~ Lyme's disease

This week has been one of the longest weeks of my life! Nor do I think I've spent this much time on the phone in ages! Yes my inbox is full again, and I've not had a moment to empty it. I've been at school less than ever, but Praise the Lord I got 100% on my test, even with all of this going on and not knowing something was going to be on it. The Lord is good!

This week we found out that my mom has Advanced Lyme's disease. She's not been feeling well for the past many many years yet the doctors couldn't ever find anything wrong. So, praise the Lord, we finally know what it is. The doctor is thinking that she has had it for years.

Due to the severity of the case we are flying out to California next week to start her in a 21 day program to treat the Lyme's. I'm so grateful for some dear friends that I've been able to talk to that have had and overcome Lyme's as they have given us a lot of suggestions and counsel on what to do. It's going to be an intense process. The doctor says it will most likely take about a year.

I'm going to be giving some updates on here while I'm there. Due to being in the middle of Medical Massage school I won't be able to be there the whole time, but I'm grateful for my teachers letting me go and to reschedule my midterm.

We'd appreciate all of your prayers during this time.

Isaiah 41: 10, 13 
 10Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.

 13For I the LORD thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

My Health DVD's ~

Here they are :) email me or go to our website to get more information or order yours!

Graphic Design: many thanks to Evan (Mirror Image Graphic Arts)

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

GYC 2011 ~

GYC this year was such a blessing! It was my fourth year working logistics and oh what a blessing it was. The spirit of the attendees was amazing, due to some glitches our registration was 3 hours late in starting, yet instead of complaining or getting upset those waiting in line took the time to sing hymns, pray and encourage one another and those of us working registration. When it was finally up and going the whole group of over 100 people broke out singing "Praise the the Lord!" People were there from far and near to hear the gospel and be filled with the spirit. Our theme this year was "Fill Me: Our Earnest Plea" There were people there from over 66 countries and when I counted on Sabbath we had almost 7,000 people there. Aside from working logistics our family also had an exhibit there for "The Creator's Way."

It was busy busy busy at the booths this year. We worked long and hard hours before GYC to get my 6 DVD presentations ready to take down to GYC. That meant: duplication, compilation, designing DVD and Insert covers (thank you Evan!!!)  then burning all the copies, then putting the DVD labels on then inserting the DVD cover and putting everything together. We also had to put together the Herbal Remedies First Aid kits, and a dear friend Trish was SO kind to come and help for two days to get those ready.

The people were really interested this year. It was so exciting.

One day the choir director of the academy that was going to be singing that evening started talking to my mom. She shared with her that her knee was hurting and she was concerned about how she was going to conduct, my mom told her about our All Purpose Healing Salve, the lady got some and the next evening she came back to our Exhibit with the wonderful testimony that she had used the salve and was able to conduct without any pain and that as she continued using the salve her pain was still gone. Praise the Lord.

We also had another person come up to the booth that was struggling with a lot of congestion and sinus issues. I suggested that they try some Herbal Chest Rub and see if it would help. A few minutes after they had applied some they came back and bought a jar saying that they could already sense improvement and that they were breathing better.

This year I made my own seminar to accompany the Anna's Wild Yam Cream that we sell. It made a nice set for women, and many women that came to the booth were excited to see it.

Those are just a couple of the stories we have from our Exhibit time at GYC. White there we were able to get out over 300 of my DVD's, including a sermon that I did a couple years ago which we passed out on Sabbath. To check them out go to our website or you can email me and ask me. :)

I'll post more stories when I get a chance. We had quite the adventures driving there and back. 26 hours one way! The Lord really blessed.

I've got to head to school now so I'll have to write more later…

Blessings to you all ~