We are so blessed by God through this message of truth. We have searched for a life of meaning and understanding what God's word was saying. It wasn't until we attended a Weigh Down class back in 1999 that we found our way home to a life filled with meaning and purpose. At the time we found this ancient path, Ivan was over 400 pounds and I was over 260 pounds. Our lives were filled with disagreement and unhappiness. We did not speak kindly or lovingly to each other and we were close to divorce after years of misery. Ivan had diabetes, high blood pressure, hyperthyroidism, sleep apnea and anger at the top of his list. My addiction to a soap opera totally controlled my life for over 30 years with self-focus and the health problems of fibromyalgia, panic attacks, and depression were so severe that I was on disability and was no longer able to work. Since God answered our prayers to find meaning and purpose, our lives have completely changed. Ivan is down 190 pounds and has gone from size 58 to size 34!! He is no longer diabetic nor does he have to carry around a machine for his sleep apnea any longer. The anger and screaming that controlled his whole life has changed to smiles and a deep love for all those around him. I am down 130 pounds and went from size 26W to size 8. Joy is evident as the depression, panic attacks and fibromyalgia are completely gone. The change in our relationship is amazing. Our adult children who have families of their own say they are amazed at our changed lives, where peace now surrounds us. Our grandchildren love to have us come over whereas before this changed life, we were often asked to leave. This message is straight from God's Word and has brought us to a group of people who truly live what they say. Our church leadership not only lives out the example, but guides those they are responsible for onto the path of change. I have never been involved with a happier group of people who are so genuine. We praise God first and foremost for allowing our eyes to be opened to understand these truths and see people living it out just like they did in the Bible. Hebrews 3: 14-15 says “We have come to share in Christ if we hold firmly till the end the confidence we had at first. As has just been said: "Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts as you did in the rebellion." Truly we had very rebellious hearts before God reached out His hand and gave us a new heart and showed us others who are only seeking Him and HIS will today!!