Monday, March 17, 2008

Healthier Eating and a Helping Hand for Surgery Expenses

Today I have a great opportunity for you to be encouraged, as well as to help my family with our medical bills.

Recently I downloaded two great e-books about healthier eating. I am always talking about eating healthier and plan to start doing it just any day now. BUT I always seem to find some excuse not to start, or if I do start it never lasts long. I use great reasons like--- eating healthy is too expensive - or - healthy foods don't taste good - or - preparing healthy meals take too long. Maybe you are like me. If you are, these e-books by Erica Johns are just what you need.

The first book is entitled

Supermom's Simple Guide to Healthier Eating for Beginners and Beyond

It is 84 pages of easy, encouraging, and helpful reading. It makes eating healthier simple. Erica supplies the reader with great ideas on slowly removing harmful foods and beverages from our diet and offers healthy, energy-boosting alternatives. She includes recipes as well as wonderful breakfast, lunch, and dinner ideas.

The second e-book is Supermom's Simple Guide to Super Salads

It is a very informative 23 pages of helpful tips, ideas, and information. Personally, I like salads, but often just don't bother because of the time required to prepare a salad. "Super Salads" is just chock full of recipes for salad dressing and guacamole as well as healthy veggie combinations. Since reading these 2 e-books we are making a concentrated effort to eat healthier, and we have a mouth-watering, nutritious salad everyday at lunch.

I am getting to host a special offer for you to have the opportunity to get the 2 e-books for half off the regular price PLUS a whole bunch of bonus items. An additional PLUS to this offer is that 50% of the price of your purchase will be to help meet the surgery expenses for my husband Samuel. (That need was discussed in the previous post). Not only will your purchase help us but if you would be willing to spread the word through your blog and contacts that would be a tremendous added blessing. Go here to see all the bonus goodies and to read more about the books.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

A Request For Help

This past December saw the completion of our 22nd year on the mission field. We praise God for His provision through His people during those years and look forward to many more years in His service. In all those years we raised 5 healthy children on the field and every need of family and ministry was met. God has been so good to us. And in all those years we have never asked for personal help, but feel we must do so now.

We have lived by faith on the mission field throughout our years of ministry without any form of health insurance or retirement, and until the present have never had a situation that made the lack of these a problem. Now, however, we must ask God’s people for help.

For many months now Samuel (my husband) has been having some health problems caused by his teeth. He began having ulcers inside his mouth which are caused by an allergic reaction to the type of metal on his partial dentures. Also he has structural damage to his jaw and damage to the hinge joints of his lower jaw bone on both sides of his face. Eating has become somewhat difficult and he has developed a constant, loud ringing in his ears which is very likely caused by the damage in the hinge joints. His speech is becoming slightly slurred as well, and his lymph nodes are swollen and tender to touch due to the low grade infections caused by this same dental problem. He has over the past few months consulted with two oral specialists, and both agree that repairs should be done as soon as possible before the damage becomes irreversible as he has already lost some bone mass in his jaw. The reparation surgery which would involve some dental implants as well as jaw reconstruction will cost $20,400. Without insurance or savings, this is an impossible amount for us alone, but nothing is impossible for God. I ask that you would pray about this urgent need and if it be God’s will that you would help us. If you have any comments or questions, or if you feel lead to help meet this need, please feel free to contact us here at this blog or at

Thank you for your love and prayers and support through the months and years, and thank you for allowing God to bless us through you. May God greatly bless you and yours.

Ever in His care,