Better Together…continued

Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work.  If one falls down, his friend can help him up…”  “…A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.  Ecclesiastes 4:9-10,12

Most of our fall groups will be starting back this month.  I absolutely love the e-mails I have gotten from my group members who took a break this summer.  They are all so excited that we will be together again for another 12 weeks.

Last month I began writing about why we are “better together” when we are in a First Place 4 Health class.  This month I want to take the thought outside the confines of the class.

A First Place 4 Health class is a safe place to bring our neighbors and friends.

On a recent survey sent through our website, we learned that 40 of the respondents had received Jesus as their Savior in their First Place 4 Health class.  Might you have a neighbor or a friend who wants to lose weight?  What a perfect opportunity to invite them to come with you to your class this fall.  When I travel, I always meet so many people who have had success in our program.  I always ask the question, “How much weight have you lost?” I always receive the same answer, “I’ve lost 60, 80, 100 pounds, but that is not the most important change; the spiritual transformation has brought the real change in my life.”  God truly desires to change us from the inside out and what better way to show love to our neighbors and friends than invite them to be a part of our group.

 Another great idea is to start a First Place 4 Health group in your neighborhood and hold the class meeting in your home.  This is a great way to take Jesus outside the walls of your church and get to know your neighbors better.

Attend a life-changing First Place 4 Health event

You are in for a treat when you attend one of our First Place 4 Health events.  You have the opportunity to meet and hear our staff speak, plus meet others from your part of the country who are participating in the FP4H program.  Our staff will be at all the remaining Hope 4 You events this fall.  Plan to make one of these events:

  • September 11 – Loveland, Ohio
  • September 25 – Brookings, South Dakota
  • November 6    – San Antonio, Texas
  • November 13  – Oswego, New York

If you need more than a day, plan to spend a full week with us at one of our Wellness Weeks.  These weeks are truly life changing and you will make lifetime friends as well.

These are the two weeks still available at this time:

  • October 7-14 – Round Top Texas Wellness Week
  • April 3-8, 2011 – Sandy Cove Wellness Week in Northeast Maryland

In addition, there are area meetings scheduled, which will encourage and motivate you.  These meetings are led by our FP4H Networking leaders and they will be a tremendous help to you because they live and lead in your area.  These meetings are for FP4H members and leaders.  Four area meetings are planned the fall:

  • September 18-  Texas
  • September 18-   Western Pennsylvania
  • October 2 –  Eastern Pennsylvania
  • October 23 – Indiana

Go to our website to register for any of these events:

Support your First Place 4 Health Ministry

Another way we are “better together” is when you purchase your materials from the First Place 4 Health website.  Our ministry became a non-profit 501c3 a little over a year ago, and we are totally dependent on the sale of our products to support the ministry.  We offer a 20% discount and free shipping on all orders over $50.  By purchasing directly from the First Place 4 Health ministry, you ensure that we will continue to give you the high quality staff support you have come to love.

Another way you can support the ministry is by adding a tax deductible donation to the end of your order.  The First Place 4 Health staff are planning some great events and writing exciting new materials, but we need your support to continue growing the ministry.

First Place 4 Health people are the best people in the whole world.  We truly are “better together.”  Sure hope we get to see you this fall!

Much love to you,


When Carole attended the First Place orientation in March of 1981, she eagerly anticipated what God might want to do in her life. She had recently seen an old friend that looked great and who reminded her that they were soon approaching 40 years old. Carole determined she did not want to be “fat and 40.” She joined First Place and soon lost 20 pounds. Learning how to bring balance to her life, she became a First Place leader to motivate others to achieve this goal.

Carole is a popular speaker and author of the books, Choosing to Change, First Place 4 Health, Today Is the First Day, Living Well, Back on Track, A Thankful Heart, Stop it, The Divine Diet, and Mother/Daughter Legacy. Carole regularly leads Conferences, Wellness Weeks, Change Your Life Events and seminars across the country in the areas of personal balance, fitness, encouragement and temperament analysis. Her audiences know her as warm, honest and humorous.