Prayer and perseverance help Patricia to achieve her health goals at Hartland.
by Gillian Bethel
I believe there is nothing impossible with God!” says Patricia White, a recent health guest at Hartland Lifestyle Center. Patricia came to the session with two very specific goals in mind: “I was hoping to lose weight, and I wanted to get off blood pressure medicine.”
Patricia attended a 10-day program, so concentrated effort was needed, but she and the staff asked God to help her reach her goals. “It was hard at first,” she recalls, “but after that it wasn’t bad. The staff were awesome! I’ve never been around such nice people.”
The program was a big change for Patricia. “Before I came, I was eating a lot of junk food,” she admits. Hartland’s plant-based diet was new for her. She is retired, so another change was how packed each day was with treatments, exercise, lectures, and cooking classes. “The program was excellent,” she comments, “but a typical day was very busy!”
One of the ways Patricia worked hard to reach her goals was following her exercise program. At home, she had not exercised at all, but that changed at Hartland! By the end of the program she was walking for 30 minutes at a time after meals and had even learned to do “table push-ups” by pushing against a table for upperbody toning. Patricia sometimes felt like quitting, but she persevered and prayed for strength to train her body. The staff also prayed with her often for encouragement.
Did all the work and prayer put in by Patricia and the staff pay off? “In 10 days I lost a total of 10 pounds and got completely off of my blood pressure medicine!” she says triumphantly. Her prayers were answered and the lifestyle center team rejoiced to see once more how the Lord blesses simple lifestyle changes.
Patricia came to the program because she “heard so many great things about Hartland Lifestyle Center and how it changed so many people’s lives.” When asked if she would recommend the program to people with similar health challenges, Patricia gave an enthusiastic “YES! I would recommend it to everyone.”
The Hartland Lifestyle Center team works by faith to partner with the Lord in improving people’s health. Like Patricia, they not only believe but also have witnessed that there is nothing impossible with God. Thank you for your gifts to the Worthy Health Guest Fund, which makes it possible for people like Patricia to reach their goals for better health—God’s way!