I have received insightful news from being at the Wellness Center in rural Germany. They found the root cause of my many years of health battles – chronic fatigue, immune disorders and even lymphatic cancer. The blood work and other tests have confirmed that I have carried the Epstein Barr virus in my intestinal track for years. So that is good to finally find out! Why it was never diagnosed previously is a bit of a mystery to me. But I cannot go down the “if only” trail. I am just simply giving thanks to the Lord that the root has been found! It is an answer to many people’s prayers! Praise the Lord!
My personal doctor here in Tennessee has agreed to work in conjunction with the Wellness Center in Germany to continue my treatments upon arrival back in the United States. I have therefore had to cancel all public ministry for rest of the month of July and all of August. I am doing two to three IV treatments a week - plus shots and some other therapies. This is not new to me - but it does require a lot of focus. I have been sent home with all the infusions needed for detoxing, etc. for the next few weeks.
For this period of time, I am to do more of a Daniel type fast - a lot of vegetables and some fruit - soft foods - to let my digestive track rest. So it is all the more necessary for me to be at home in Tennessee during the month of August to establish this regimen. None of this is new to me but there is still a relearning curve I am experiencing.
I will need to return to Germany in October for a period of time for evaluation and the next level of treatments. This means I am altering another month of public ministry commitments. With the exception of the Prayer Tour of Israel this September, I am also cancelling all my travels outside of North America for the rest of 2011.
I will do limited ministry at home – communications work and staff meetings and that will be about it. I will be focused on “full recovery, rest and rehabilitation”. These cleansing treatments take a lot out of a person before they are able to rebuild. As I pray into this, I am more and more committed to wellness for my life. I am zeroing in on this!
With taking three full months out of my schedule, this entirely affects the operational budget of Encounters Network • Prayer Storm • Compassion Acts. The two largest income streams that fund this global ministry are the honorariums from my traveling ministry and the product sales from these same trips. None of this money goes directly to me but are used specifically to fund the ministry.
I have made various attempts at rebuilding our donor base – but that has honestly been a very slow process. Therefore, we are continuing the Health Recovery Fund through all of the summer and fall of 2011. Your prayers, words of encouragement and financial support are enormously appreciated. We finally discovered the root! We are praising the Lord for this!
Rejoicing in the Lord!
James W. Goll