We just finished our First Bible study. At our victory celebration we collected 59.5+ pounds of food for a needy family. The Lord has done so much during those 12 weeks. He has become more real. I feel so privileged to lead these ladies to have a closer walk with the Saviour. I have been saved since I was 7, and have struggled with my weight since I was in 5th grade. At age 49, God made the reality of I Corinthians 6:19 & 20 come alive. “What!, know ye not that your body IS the temple of the Holy Ghost which is IN you, which ye have of God, ye are not your own, you were bought with a price, therefore glorify God in your body and your spirit, WHICH ARE GOD’S.” I can no longer make excuses. I am his and I need to walk it. I praise the Lord for bringing First Place into my life. Since May of 2010 I have lost 38 pounds. They are his, I don’t want them back. What I want is to grow closer to my Savior, and never look back. I want to feel his presence in my life. I am looking forward to leading the next session. Thank you for letting God use you all to encourage and strengthen the body of Christ.