Bringing Health to the Hurting

{totalhealth} Dr. Gothard and Dr. Paine share God's principles for total healthI enjoyed spending this past week at the Indianapolis Training Center, helping Mr. Gothard and Dr. Paine as they hosted a Total Health Seminar. Even though the dates of the seminar were only finalized a few weeks in advance, a remarkable number of attendees showed up to learn how to identify the root causes of disease as opposed to simply managing symptoms with drugs. At the end of the seminar the participants radiated with gratefulness as they expressed their appreciation for all of the life-changing truths that they had learned throughout the week.

{totalhealth} Each member of the group was thrilled with what they learnedStanding atop a 10-foot ladder, I snapped the group photo to the left with a Nikon D70 on a beautifully sunny afternoon. One gentleman missed the picture so I had to Photoshop him in afterwards. Can you guess which person wasn’t really there? (Hint)

{totalhealth} Clayton Reedstrom carved this incredible monkey The week was a special one for me because I got to spend it with many good Training Center friends. Clayton Reedstrom, a talented culinary artist, carved a beautiful monkey out of a squash and intricate flowers from radishes in a special fruit dish for Mr. Gothard’s office. Isn’t it amazing?

This week I have been meditating on the command to rejoice, even during trials and testing. One person walked up to me during the week and asked, “How can you be so happy all the time?” It was a great opportunity to share how rejoicing is a choice and the key to joy is finding it “in the Lord” (Philippians 4:4). His goodness is definitely cause for rejoicing!


  1. Joshua March 12, 2007 at 3:51 am #

    The monkey is remarkable – and out of a squash?!? Way to go Clayton! Hmmm – the gentleman farthest on the left seems very plausible, but I’ll venture a guess that it is the third man from the left (the tall man). Seems like a Robert size feat! Thank you for the rejoicing reminder.

  2. Daniel, Jonathan, and David March 12, 2007 at 7:12 am #

    Before reading the hint, a few of our guesses were Mr. Gothard 🙂 or the farthest guy on the left top corner. But knowing that it was someone on the 3rd row, we have all concluded that yes, it was the guy farthest on the left. Any of the other gentlemen look like they are in positions that could not have been empty when they were setting up the picture. Anyway, it must have been a fun challenge to stick him (whoever he is) in there! You really did well – none of us would have guessed.

  3. Esther March 12, 2007 at 4:12 pm #

    David came running into my room this morning and told me all about the monkey. He would like to take a culinary arts class sometime!

  4. Robert March 16, 2007 at 8:46 pm #

    Excellent perception, folks! It was indeed the gentlemen on the far left. David, you would make quite the culinary artist! If you were to monkey around in the kitchen with Clayton very long, you would be a professional in no time. 🙂

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