Where We’ve Been…
This year has certainly been a whirlwind – and we can’t wait for 2011!
Rhonda and I started 2010 with a 12-day speaking tour, holding “God’s Way to Ultimate Health” seminars in Tallahassee, Tampa, Ft Myers, Plantation, Kissimmee, and Jacksonville, Florida. This speaking tour was preceded by Hallelujah Acres’ first sponsored cruise to the Caribbean with over 200 guests participating.
In February, I had the opportunity to be guest lecturer at several Health and Nutrition classes at Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs, North Carolina.
In March, we held Health Minister training, preceded by my 2-Day Workshop. These training sessions were also offered in July and November (our November Health Minister training hosted over 100 trainees). Our 12th annual Health Minister Reunion followed in April. It was a tremendous time of fellowship and rejoicing with numerous outstanding speakers including professional vegan triathlete Brendan Brazier.
In May, Rhonda and I were on the road again, holding seminars in Chillicothe and Dayton, Ohio; Lexington, Kentucky; and Lewisburg, West Virginia. We continued our travels in June, stopping in Pennsylvania on our way to a seminar at our Canadian headquarters in Toronto, and speaking in Buffalo, New York on the way back. We also held a seminar in Taylorsville, North Carolina.
July saw us holding seminars in Algona, Iowa; Independence, Missouri; and Point Lookout (Branson), Missouri. While in Branson we also had the opportunity to appear twice on the Jim Bakker television show. In August we held seminars in New Bern, North Carolina and Spartanburg, South Carolina, and on Mackinaw Island, Michigan.
In September we were on the road again with seminars in Lynchburg, Gloucester, and Richmond, Virginia. In October we hosted a seminar in Greenville, South Carolina and Rhonda held her 10th Annual Women’s Retreat here at Hallelujah Acres with an attendance of over 300!
Of course, in the midst of all this we continued to host our Hallelujah Weekend events on the first weekend of each month, including my “God’s Way to Ultimate Health” seminar and “An Evening with Rhonda Malkmus” culinary classes. Incidentally, Rhonda had a record crowd of 61 at her November class!
Somehow Rhonda and I also managed to grow a marvelous garden this year at our new home at The Villages of Hallelujah Acres – the nation’s first healthy lifestyle community! We also planted 47 blueberry bushes, 3 fig trees, 5 thornless blackberry bushes, and 5 scuppernong grape vines.
Where We’re Going…
Rhonda and I are looking forward to what the Lord has in store for us in 2011. On February 12, 2011 I will celebrate my 77th birthday. We rejoice to report that due to our healthy diet and lifestyle, we remain in excellent health with no physical or mental limitations!
However, we have decided that it might be time to slow the pace and take a little time to smell the roses. I have already outlived both my mom and my dad by some 12 years and I am nearing the age of outliving the oldest in my family tree.
After our scheduled January 2011 Florida tour with seminar stops in Valdosta, Georgia; and Gainesville, Bradenton, Sunrise, Altamont Springs, and Jacksonville, Florida we have decided to forgo any additional long-distance seminars that keep us from home for weeks at a time.
We will, however, continue to do deliver our first-Saturday-of-the-month seminars here at Hallelujah Acres. We will also continue to deliver seminars that are within a reasonable driving distance from our home at The Villages. I will also continue to write this weekly Hallelujah Health Tip.
We appreciate your prayers and pray that we will be listening intently for the Lord’s leading and guidance for whatever He has in store for our remaining years.
This following Bible verse expresses our wish for each of you — our faithful Health Tip subscribers — as we enter the New Year 2011:
“Beloved, I [we] wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.” (3 John 1:2)