Anchorage Members Begin NEWSTART

November 17, 2016 | Nafeesa Abdel-Aziz

The Hillside-O'Malley Church health ministry greatly appreciated Paul Volk's willingness to present a three-day NEWSTART (Nutrition, Exercise, Water, Sunshine, Temperance, Air, Rest and Trust) Plus health seminar this fall. The biblically based seminar included study, cooking demonstrations and practical applications. Members from the Hillside-O’Malley, Northside and Eagle River churches gathered to hear ways to improve both their physical and spiritual health. 

Volk, an ordained elder and international health educator, along with Dave Hall, founder of the Center for Cellular Health, shared their enduring passion for the gospel of Jesus Christ and the value of a healthy lifestyle. A gifted and dynamic speaker, Volk inspired confidence in God's willingness to equip us to inculcate the principles of healthy living into our lives daily. His bold holistic presentation is tempered by compassion and an intense desire to reflect the love of God for humanity. Volk reminded attendees that physical health impacts every facet of your life and everyone is responsible for making healthy choices.

Dozens signed up for a two-week chalenge of spending time alone in Bible study and prayer daily. Others signed up to “tithe” their time alone with God during the two-week period by pledging to spend 144 minutes (10 percent of 24 hours) with Him.

After the seminar, attendee Tony Pouesi commented to Volk, “I just wanted to thank you for your seminar. It was brilliant and a huge blessing to me. Praise God. Thank you brother."