Brenda

Thanks for the update. I had recently heard that your center had shut down and was so disappointed. It is good to hear that you have a fresh vision for your retreat center. I spent a week for the lifestyle and a week of the culinary academy and both are part of my testimony as I share with others in the classes and workshops that I lead. Keep up the good work, you are an inspiration and I will look forward to hearing about your upcoming sessions. I have a friend recently (this week) diagnosed with breast cancer and she’s interested in healthy treatments. She would be an excellent guest.
Brenda

 

 

 

Eric & Joy (3rd testimony of 3)

Hello Ms. Anita and Mr. Tim!

How are you guys doing? I wanted to let you know that I (Joy) have lost 40 lbs! Really excited about it… Eric and I are both still plant based. I am actually going the more raw route gradually. I don’t know if Eric has lost more than 40 lbs. That is where he was at, but possibly, since he has been on his feet a lot as a teacher. What is neat is that his diet gives him plenty of energy for teaching. He is still at half the insulin he once used and still hasn’t had a hamburger or other meat since the retreat. We do juicing in spurts. We’ve had some life changes with our move to Jacksonville and getting a puppy and his new job and  I am working full time now. But it just takes a little while to figure out the schedule and work it in. I have experimented with different vegetable juices. But we will jump back into that. We love the bio coffee!!! It has helped us tremendously come off the half n half and acidic coffee and caffeine addictions! He is also still a major water drinker since the retreat.
Really grateful still that we got to come. It really put us on a great path for health. We have been able to stay on the lifestyle while traveling and having to go to restaurants. There is almost always something the restaurant offers that we can eat. So many cater to the plant based diet now. We love finding vegan and organic restaurants wherever we go! It’s been so fun!
Thanks again for your ministry. We have family trying to do what we are doing now.
God bless you guys,
Eric and Joy

 

 

 

 

Eric & Joy (2nd testimony of 3)

Hello Ms. Anita and Mr. Tim!
We just wanted to say hello and let you know that we are doing really well. We are still juicing in the mornings and doing barley max. We usually green smoothies on sat and sun morning. We each posted our before and after pictures on facebook and we received a great response! I wanted to share those pictures with you and let you know we have had a few inquiries lately about wholly alive retreat center. you may have noticed some extra traffic on your website. I don’t know if anyone has called yet. There have been 2 couples asking about it and seemed serious. Our pastors are gradually doing the diet now as well. We would love it if they would come up there. Anyway. Eric is 40 lbs. lighter, I am 30 lbs lighter since our cruise at the beginning of July. We are really enjoying trying new recipes as well.
Miss you and hope you guys are doing well?
Happy Thanksgiving.
Oh PS!!! Eric and I have misplaced the southwest coleslaw recipe!! I know that you sent it to him and we have lost it. I am so sorry, can we please get that again. I think we must have been getting our massages the night it was given out.
Thank you.

 

 

 

 

Eric & Joy (1st testimony of 3)

Hello Ms. Anita and Mr. Tim!

Just wanted to give you guys an update on how things are going since we got back to our regular lives. I just wanted to let you know first that we both had an amazing time!!! I still can’t believe I actually got to go and it was better that I ever thought. The food was amazing! and the classes are what really changed our minds on raw eating and I know especially Eric’s.
We have been doing our barley max and juicing. We had to get jars, food processor, we ordred a re-made vitamix from the company it hasn’t gotten here yet. Our kitchen is super tiny so I set up a table in our living area to give us another work space when we juice. We spent most of our first saturday going to the health food stores which luckily are not far, and we found some staple items such as hermamore, veganise (soy free), nutritional yeast, agave, grapeseed oil. We had alot of fun. We are doing our recipes one day at a time, and taking that step by step because we are having to figure out what tastes good together and all that stuff. So far he is wanting to make all the meals! He must be scared on how I would do it. So I have been juicing. We found it’s a whole new lifestyle and it requires planning and thinking ahead, but it’s been great for us, it has given us something new to do together and we are really enjoying it! Also, we are both feeling amazing! For eating out we found a Ruby’ Tuesdays and Jason’s Deli so far.
Thanks again for your hospitality. The devotions were great and we decided to continue that in our home together, so that has been a great blessing and change as well.
We hope to keep in touch and we will give you more pictures as we continue to get healthier.
thank you for everything!
(the pictures are of our first meals, and our refrigerator, and juices which when I open them I mix them before serving)
We had an amazing pecan/romaine salad today with the raspberry dressing which was amazing. I forgot to take a picture because I was focused on eating it!
Tonight Eric is making enchiladas (in the cooked section in our book)
love,
Eric and Joy

 

James Martin

Dear Tim and Anita,

It is so good to hear from you. I love the fact that your ministry is still going strong.
I do not know, cannot remember, whether I’ve told you that my dear Lesta went to be with the Lord on January 29th of this year. I think I have a recollection I’m telling you but I’m not sure. Anyway your email jogged a happy memory and I just wanted it to communicate with you.
That was certainly a wonderful time she and I spent with you plus four years ago. You should know that she did not die of cancer. In fact her oncologist was very surprised because he said that her numbers were better than his. She stayed on a good diet to the very end and had no recurrence of the cancer.
What happened was that we were in a Bible study together and she was sharing how about her love for her sister. Then she said that she had pain in her head and then she died. Fortunately there was somebody there who could do the emergency procedures and the ambulance folks were there within 10 minutes. But it was to no avail. They could not get her breathing or her heart to resume. I got to be with her by her side until the end. She was always so beautiful.
I miss her so much and I will always love her. I will always be grateful to God for giving her to me for 54 years. What a blessing she was to me and everyone else who knew her.
Our time with you was an important and enriching one. It really gave Lesta the courage and energy to carry through with the diet.
You are doing a good work. May God bless you always.
Love,. Jed

 

Chris

Dear Anita and Tim,

I am deeply honored to have met and fellowship with you. Thank you Jesus for leading me to Hallelujah Acres. To Him all Glory!

I had an amazing encounter at Whole Foods yesterday. Ran into this lady I’ve known for years. Our daughters used to go to the same elementary school. Then they moved and changed schools. So I haven’t seen her in 2 years. She has a son with autism and 2 girls.

We were both so excited to see each other.  I told her I am now vegan and came back today from a life changing Christian vegan retreat. She started shaking and got so emotional that she could barely talk. I think the Holy Spirit touched her. And this lady is a psychologist at Children’s Hospital – very rational and I’ve never seen her like this. She said her husband and her had been contemplating going vegan years ago, but never did it. And they hadn’t talked about it in a while, but then just had the conversation 2 days ago. She said our conversation was no coincidence. And she had been wondering if it would help her son. They’re struggling with his condition. So we will be talking. I will give her your contact information. I told her they should go to the retreat.

Also, I had an amazing and beautiful conversation with my girls. They are totally on board and they just get it. We had the sweet peas and broccoli salad for dinner yesterday as our first Hallelujah diet meal together. They cleaned up their plates.

I asked the Holy Spirit to guide me as to how to speak to them. And the Holy Spirit took control. Their dad’s sister is a type 1 diabetic who got her toe amputated a few months ago. She’s always sick and the girls witnessed her collapsing and losing consciousness while I was at Hallelujah Acres. They thought she had died. They got really scared. She was rushed to the ER. They started telling me this as I explained that diabetes is caused by consuming animal protein and that God didn’t create us to eat meat. It cause all types of diseases especially here in the US because of horrible farming practices. And they totally got it. They said their Aunty Lisa never eats fresh fruits and veggies and only fried meats and lots of white rice all the time. And if she has veggies it’s very little and overcooked. The fear of diabetes was enough to make them say they never want chicken nuggets again. Wow! They don’t drink milk, but love yogurt. So I got the coconut yogurt. They loved it! Praise Jesus!

I thought it would be so hard to get them to understand why we would be making changes, but God in His infinite love had already prepared their heart to receive. They want to share this with everyone. They are so excited! I’m stunned! Yesterday was the first time they agreed to eat raw broccoli. I always steamed it first. It was amazing to watch them getting used to it and saying that it’s delicious.

We’ll sit down tomorrow after church and plan our meals for the week. We’ll do that every Sunday and I’m asking their input and ideas and we will follow the guidelines as best I can on my budget and with God’s help. I’m keeping it simple. No stress no pressure. One day at a time. My 6 years old suggested we try her own recipe of raw veggie kabobs. Lol!

I haven’t juiced yet. I don’t have a juicer, but will get one shortly. One day at a time. And they both had a couple of raw almonds for the first time ever. No allergic reaction at all. I told them we walk by faith and not by fear. And I apologized to them for letting fear guide me in avoiding all nuts for them when they had been tested for all, but only were allergic to one: hazelnuts. I’m doing this gradually. So definitely, they can have almonds, almond milk, almond butter, etc.

Isn’t God good! Praise Him! I’m so humbled. THANK YOU!!!!! I love you with the love of Christ.

Victoria insisted I send you this picture this morning. She cut the fruits herself and was so proud.

Lunch was brown rice spaghetti with lightly steamed chunks of sweet potatoes, tossed with lots of raw spinach and raw yellow and red peppers, onions. And a little organic salsa. It was delicious. I sautéed the onions a little with coconut oil and mixed everything together. They loved it.

Millie T.  

Thanks so much for everything! The both of you are truly God’s chosen vessels for this ministry. The food, teachings and encouragement were all wonderful, but the devotional time was the best. It was amazing how you both included God’s Word in everything we did during our stay. I will keep you updated on my progress. Thanks Again!

Tori B.  

While here, I have experienced rest, peace, encouragement, knowledge, understanding and renewal of mind and heart. If there is heaven on earth, it would be in your sweet home. The meals were so amazing. Your sweet spirits and hospitality have been so very much appreciated. You both are wonderful examples in so many ways.

Krista W.

The program exceeded my expectations! Thank you again for your gift of hospitality and for sharing the life-saving knowledge with me. It’s wonderful to be able to apply these principles and experience dramatic healing. Thank you for going above and beyond to make my second stay unique, but equally wonderful! I’ll be back again! Sincere love and respect for all that you are doing to change lives!

Stacey H.

I am just so thankful for you two and for this opportunity! You helped me so much to get back on the right track! Especially enjoyed the devotions and felt God moving!

Lakisha F. 

I thoroughly enjoyed my time here and will definitely be back. Tim and Anita are God-sent and are absolutely energized. Just what I needed to get my life back on track.

Deborah D.

Hi Tim and Anita,

I am adhering to the diet change very well. I stick to the 85% raw/15% cooked and am doing well although I must admit that I have not made all the delicious dishes we experienced while we were with you both. I have made the potato salad recipe only, but plan to experiment more this weekend. Work has me bogged down already so I eat a lot of salads, steamed vegees and fruit. My stay at your lifestyle center has been life changing and I cannot wait to give a good report at the 30 day mark. Much love to you both and I will continue to pray for God’s blessing on your ministry.
Love in Christ
Jane and Jock Dyer

Just had to send you a picture of tonight’s dinner. Raw beet ravioli. Center is a cashew macadamia cheese with basil oil. We certainly miss you both and the wonderful week we spent with you. Hugs to you and Tim.

Krista Wilmhoff

Thank you for your loving hospitality. You guys go OVER the top to create a wonderful learning environment. Every guest was treated with respect and your genuine love for people and the program was evident in all that you do.

Janet Lee

Thanks Tim and Anita, Our time with you was life changing! I’ve told many I would recommend this over a Hawaii vacation. Thank you Thank you!

Tom and Cindy Benner

We are home safe, sound and much healthier, thanks to both of you. We enjoyed the Lake Lure excursion, then took our time getting home. Since being home, we have been able to continue the diet, finding some things at a farmer’s market, health food store and the grocery. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay with you. Thank you so much for your hospitality and sharing your home, your knowledge, kindness and hearts with all of us. We both feel very blessed.

Peace and Eli (from Togo) live in Maryland 
Hello Anita and Tim,
So happy to hear from you. We will be coming again. We miss your beautiful home, the mountain, the food and the daily walk. It was our best vacation ever. Thank you for everything. We love you.
Pam Lovett 
Hey Anita. Just thought you’d like to know, I could not dance well less than a year ago. Had almost given up but after coming up to your place… the new eating, the green juice and lost 20 lbs… I can now dance again!! �� wooowhoooo!! We ARE COMING back up…saving money now!
Kelly J. Johnson
Congratulations on 10 years! Thank you for the nice update. Keep them coming. When I was with you I looked with aw. The new lifestyle change has added so much to my life my family and many friends. A group of about 15 we are doing the health seminar for a local television station about 6 to 8000 people pass through. What a blessing your family has been to me. God bless you.
Sprague Exley 

Just want to say how much Jane & I enjoyed the 5+ days we spent with you and Tim. What a remarkable ministry the two of you have; jam-packed with life-saving knowledge on foods to eat. And, as I said, without the biblical foundation for the program it would still be a tremendous “seminar”, but with God’s teaching, it is literally “out of this world. You and Tim are two special people, and it’s apparent God is wonderfully using you. Jane and I thank God that you were there for us. May God give a special blessing on the two of you and your ministry. Amen!”

Philip and Libby Bell 

Hey Tim and Anita! Greetings from Libby and Philip Bell from Greenwood, S.C. Our cravings are getting fewer and fewer. Philip has lost about 20 pounds and I have lost about 35! (yippee!!!) We exercise almost every morning and drink our Barley Max and carrot juice regularly. We can’t thank you enough for teaching us a healthier lifestyle. We haven’t felt this good in over 20 years! We’ll keep in touch.

Warmly, Philip and Libby Bell

Rebecca Brisson

We in Fuquay Varina are doing great. Betty has no sign of cancer — that Stage 4 cancer went bye bye on the diet. Could not stand it. She looks great and feels great. Most people think she never had cancer. Thanks so very much for your work.

Paul Allred

I am doing fine. Have now lost 9 lbs and eat more than ever. Also, both Margaret and I have decided we like your recipes the best. Everything we have made has been wonderful. Margaret gave me a scale like you have and since doing the H Diet my weight and fat are going down; while my muscle, water, and bone are going up. Thanks again for everything and keep us on your list. We want to keep up with the latest, greatest from Wholly Alive!

David Sheppard

I have been juicing for about 18 months and it has cleared up a skin condition, reflux and my hair color is returning not to mention the overall good feeling associated with the process. I just turned 60 and thus far am on no medication. I am thankful to my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ as well as being able to learn of this way of living.

Peggy Fincham

Denny and I thank you so much for the wonderful week at your home in Lake Lure. I have told everyone that will listen, it was worth so much more than the price we paid. All the activities, (and) the amazing teachings! We really didn’t have a spare moment. This was great. Any other vacation I was always so lonely for my grand kids. God had just who he wanted to be there for this, what I call “Seminar-Retreat” Every lady was unique and special in their own way. We are doing well with our Hallelujah Acres plan for better health and we walk every day and I am trying to rest more and stay away from Denny, whooops, I mean stress!!!!

Margaret Kidd

I am so excited about the H. lifestyle since spending the week with you one month ago! The Lake Lure week was a life changing week for Paul and myself as we saw firsthand how one could thrive and savor living foods and leave the SAD eaters in their tracks. One campus police officer told me this morning I looked 45! Now there is the direction I need to go!!!

June Macdonald

I’m happy to say that I am doing well and really enjoying the Hallelujah Diet. I want to thank you both for all you did to inspire us. It worked for me! One of the biggest changes I’ve noticed in myself is that I am now repulsed when I see some of the restaurant commercials on TV, and even people’s plates going through the cafeteria line. They are so very unhealthy. I’m beginning to understand what you meant when you said that people couldn’t pay you enough to eat according to the way the majority of Americans eat. Again, thanks again for everything.

Faye Lambeth

For almost 6 years I had been suffering from pain in my stomach. This past year I had to quit my full time job because I was unable to walk long distances. After a few months at home my husband took me to the E.R. with severe pain. I was told that nothing was wrong. My husband got on line and started checking out places with alternative methods. Through prayer, we believe he was led to Hallelujah Acres in Lake Lure, N.C. After 4 days a miracle happened to me. I have had no more pain. I am sleeping through the night and am able to walk 3 miles a day – plus I have lost 47 pounds. My husband and I are faithfully following the Hallelujah Acres diet and lifestyle. We are able to share this message with our neighbors, church members and yes, even my doctors. PRAISE THE LORD!!! I now have been pain free for 7 months. Thank you Hallelujah Acres.”

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