Monday, October 3, 2016

Two Weeks in Retrospect

I was planning on writing again earlier, but circumstances didn't allow me to do so. A couple weeks ago, I got pretty sick with the flu. It occured that I over-exhausted myself during the weekend. On September 17, I was asked to give the sermon at my church, and the following Sunday, I organized a cooking school at my home. Those events took a lot of my energy (mentally and physically), and were followed by a tension headache, which robbed me of an adequate amount of sleep. So the flu virus got me. It was definitely not pleasant, however I took it out of the Lord's hands. According to the Spirit of Prophecy, disease helps the system to get rid of impurities and toxins, and after all the stresses of this past summer, I definitely had enough of those!

I'm still recovering at this point, yet feeling so much better. Yesterday, I arrived at my parent's home after attending the third "ENAD Conference" at a beautiful SDA center near Stuttgart. It was such a blessing to spend a few days together with a lot of health professionals and other dedicated people, most of which being younger than myself. It was great being able to do networking and to find out what's happening in Europe in terms of medical missionary efforts; in particular in Germany. There were quite a few people I hadn't seen in a while, and also quite a few I had just seen at our camp meeting. Overall, it was a very fruitful and spiritual event. The workshops and spiritual speakers were also excellent. I definitely enjoyed Jesse Zwikers talks, as well as Dr. Heidi Schulz who spoke about epigenetics and other interesting things pertaining to lifestyle and health. There was even one of the leaders from the GC health department. He is going to make a video clip about the event, which will probably be shown at the next GC session. Wow!

Now, I'm going to enjoy about three weeks visiting family and friends - a rare treat! It's definitely getting cooler now. Fall is coming. But at the end of the month, I'll be headed to Southern California to attend the "AMEN Conference" (the US model for the ENAD initiative), before returning to Uchee Pines in November. It looks like this is going to be another treat...

My little helper during cooking school...


Ready to devour everything
It was car free Sunday in Brussels - it was almost like a ghost town!

My kitchen cabinet remedies - came in handy to treat myself
ENAD Conference attendees
Getting to know each other
Inspiring talks

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