Monthly archive for July 2002

July 2002

July 2002

WEIGHT LOST & FOOD SHARED Prayer, Bible study and weight loss! Over 450 pounds slimmer, the 26 members of Ascension Lutheran Church’s First Place program donated food items to the Food Pantry comparable to their cumulative weight loss. They were part of a 13-week program called First Place. The program incorporates prayer, Bible study and Scripture memorization with a healthy eating plan, fellowship and fun. Ascension’s First Place group was an overwhelming success, and 23 of the original members have now begun a second 13-week commitment with a new Bible study. Inspired by their example and by the results that were dramatically noticeable, an additional 13 people have begun the program as well. “I never found losing weight to be this easy and this much fun before,” said one satisfied First Placer. First Place is an effective wellness program that stresses balance in the four areas of life—mental, physical, emotional

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