Monday, January 28, 2008

Happy New Year 2008

Now that 2008 is well under way, Dmitry and Grace made it back to Guam. We thank all our hosts while visiting our friends in the states over the Holidays. It is such a blessing to see everyone and have the support of so many people. The following is a Year in Review for 2007 to update everyone to our lives. We hope you enjoy it.

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Despite the adversity we've found much joy in traveling to different islands and places with a health evangelism focus.

We found much courage in the following passage that helped us to move forward despite the obstacles.

"Unbelief whispers 'Let us wait until the obstructions are removed, and we can see our way clearly;' but faith courageously urges an advance, hoping all things, believing all things.” Obstacles that hinder our progress will never disappear before a halting, doubting spirit. 'The Lord will fight for you, and you will hold your peace.' Exodus 14:14".

Please pray for us as we do for you this coming year for all the people we meet this year. Our goal is to reach the 55-60 unentered islands of Micronesia spreading our health message and love of Jesus.

Physical Therapist Tip for January 2008

Most people feel they need to start their New Year strong exercising 6x a week pushing their limits to carry them through a New Year. This often leads to burn out and injury. Remember, exercise can happen throughout the day. Lifting grocery bags ten times on the way to the car count as biceps curls. Walking an extra flight of stairs is 3 minutes of aerobic exercise. The latest research shows intermittent short frequency exercise is more beneficial and leads to less burn out and more success.
Be creative by using Nike's Kinetic for the PS2 or the Wii Fitness Sports. Both of these options may be an innovative solution to bad weather blues or finding an excuse not to exercise. Remember to get outside for the fresh air and immune fighting sunshine for exercise as well.

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