Lay Ministry of Foot Reflexology
& Biblical Foot Washing
The many requests from MIR Graduates to receive
a special commission as a Lay Minister of Foot Reflexology &
Biblical Foot Washing from the INSTITUTE, prompted the beginning
of such an issue in 1995.
The issuance of this certificate of COMMISSION
has been granted to those students who successfully complete the
MIR Home Study or Experiential
Freelancer Certificate programs; and who further demonstrated
their spiritual aptitude to perform ReflexoCure aka reflexology
from the perspective of a Lay Minister which includes believing
prayer (the Prayer of Faith). This special certificate was originally
signed by Zachary Brinkerhoff and Fr. Bart Nadal, and has been
issued to spiritually qualified professional home study candidates
at no additional charge. (A stand alone certification was recently
is important, but so is receiving. All too often we are unable
to recognize a gift, a blessing that is given to us. Life continually
presents us with its gifts. Often we reject them. All too often,
we are too proud to receive, wanting to be the one who sacrifices
and so on. But all of us are spiritually speaking in need. Therefore,
it is most important that we are able to recognize the Christ
in all acts in which we are given given advice, material
necessities, or given a sharing of another human being's life.
Sometimes we are simply too busy to receive; and receiving, taking
in, can be more difficult than giving. (Painting & words by
"As a disciple of Jesus the Christ I have
practiced reflexology aka ReflexoCure primarily as a Lay Ministry
since my initial training by Eunice Ingham in 1967. In 1966 I
had been originally commissioned into the Ministry of Exhorter
through the laying on of the hands by a Priest of the Holy Apostolic
Catholic Assyrian Church of the East at a Full Gospel Business
Men's Fellowship meeting in Phoenix," explained Zachary
The Lord Yeshua's
from the Ancient Eastern Aramaic of the Peshitta Text.
Father in the Heaven,
Hallowed be your name.
Your kingdom come. Your will be done,
as in heaven, so on earth.
Give us bread for our needs every day.
And forgive us our sins,
for we have also forgiven
all who have offended us.
And do not let us enter into temptation;
but deliver us from error.
(Translated from the Peshitta Text by George Lamsa)
"I now want to encourage others (who sense
a calling of their Heavenly Father) to perform Foot ReflexoCure
aka Biblical Foot Washing as a service to mankind ... to develop
their practice within that concept of Lay Ministry. Hence the
issue of MIR’s Certificate of Commission is granted as a
reminder to the practitioner of his calling; and an indicator
to the recipient regarding the practitioners prayerful approach
to treatment,” he continued.
Call to Hospital Reflexology Ministry
Lisa Graino of Arvada, CO called on Zachary
to minister foot reflexology so she could get
out of the hospital and go home. She got out.
"Specific religious belief is not a prerequisite
to obtaining this certificate, but a burning faith and a desire
to help your fellowman: this is the fundamental requirement.
A commitment to 'Love your neighbor as yourself' and through believing
prayer to 'Love your enemies'... and a willingness to give audible
prayer for the recipient when they accept your invitation for
prayer concerning their particular problem: these are the primary
qualifying factors for consideration as a candidate to receive
a certificate of Commission as a Lay Minister of Foot Reflexology
& Biblical Foot Washing. These two commandments are a condensation
of Jesus' (Yashua's) teachings which he has commissioned his followers
to teach the people of all nations."
more a man knows,
the more he forgives.
Biblical Foot Washing is found to be akin to Full
Spectrum Reflexology. For example: When Mary Magdalene washed
the feet (see above cut) of Yahshuah (Jesus) she used essential
oil, her own tears and rubbed his feet with her hair as she prayed
and interceded for his impeding spiritual crush and predestined
crucifixion. This foot wash treatment was given with deep adoration,
respect, gratitude and love as confirmed by her kissing of Yehshua's
feet. It is imperative that a Lay Ministry Candidate be likewise
motivated by the love of the Sovereign Creator in his desire to
serve humanity through Foot ReflexoCure/Foot Washing.
me bring a little water
and wash your feet
and rest yourselves."
Zachary Brinkerhoff now advocates audible believing
prayer for the recipient of ReflexoCure (reflexology) when they
are receptive to the practitioner/Lay Minister invitation. Three
years ago he transited from the mode of silent prayer to praying
audibly with those who had requested help for their more serious
problems. "Eighty percent of the people I offer to pray
with say yes," explained Zachary. "This can be
the most meaningful part of the treatment ... definitely the most
the greatest of all miracles,
heaven upon earth.
Sadhu Sundar Singh
Beamer III-3b Sedation-Effect.
Sensitivity to the need of the recipient is a
prerequisite to making an offer for audible prayer together. Zachary
has found that the Photoluminescent Reflex Beamer's help to prepare
the recipients for such an occasion of prayer through the relaxation
effect; which appears to increase openness of recipients. "When
I see their eye lids beginning to get heavy from the effect of
the photon/light energy ... I gently offer to pray with them (never
say you want to pray for them). When our Maker is invited into
the healing situation ... credit for a good outcome can then be
returned to the Heavenly Source. This helps the practitioner/Lay
Minister avoid taking credit for the outcome which can be a dangerous
thing to do .... producing a false pride. We must realize that
'every good and perfect gift comes down from the Father of Lights.'
Eunice Ingham Stopfel exhorted her students in 1951,
"We try to fool ourselves and place the blame for our
illness on external things, on the pastures where we happen to
be feeding. Instead, it is what we cause to happen in the functioning
of our glands within the body, through the type of thinking we
have done, that will make the pastures grow greener; and not something
on the outside, barring accident.
"Let us then look for the green pastures
right where we live, move and have our being. For the green pastures
are within ourselves, in our way of thinking, our mode of life.
These are the green pastures where David the Psalmist said, 'He
maketh me to lie down.' "
Zone Therapy/Compression Massage Certificate
granted by Eunice Ingham has hung on his walls since 1967.
Here it is displayed at the Indian Hills House
of Prayer in 1971.
Our way of thinking and our mode of life
need to harmonize with the teachings of the Beloved Son of the
Heavenly Father in order to avoid the negative emotional attitudes
that not only destroy our life, but the lives of those around
us. These teachings are clearly delineated in what is known as
the Sermon on the Mount. So take a little time and read
these profoundly simple teachings for yourself in the New Testament
... Matthew chapters 5, 6 and 7. "Therefore whoever hears
these words of mine, and does them, he is like a wise man who
built his house upon a rock."
sits in drivers seat of Rescue Wagon
in 1972 with penitent Richard Lee Hook sitting in back.
One MIR Student couldn't wait for his Home Study
graduation before receiving his Lay Ministry Commission. Brother
Zachary obliged and the Student expressed his gratitude: "I
am pleased to have been granted the Lay Minister of Foot Reflexology
Certificate of Commission in recognition of my spiritual aptitude
and to honor my extended effort to complete the Home Study Program.
I will follow the requirements of this Commission demanded by
the certificate; while continuing to obtain the remaining hours
(along with my documentation and test papers) required to finally
earn my Official Certificate of Completion for the Home Study
Course. Thank you Fr. Bart and Dr. Zach." (Erik Z. Whisker,
Everett, Pennsylvania, October 2004.)
26 year old Erik completed his studies and graduated
with honors on February 13, 2005. "On this day I am honored
to have been accredited with my Official Certification from the
Modern Institute of Reflexology as a ReflexoCurist. True to the
fact, my intelligence, in the yesteryear has progressively increased
as I recognize my dedicated time to the comprehensive studies
and one-on-one contact with my ever growing clientele. I emphatically
state my satisfaction and admiration to Dr. Zachary Brinkerhoff
for his endless dedication and love for his "Students-In-Training"
of the MIR. Thank you for your time and support. Your fellow ReflexoCurist
... Erik Whisker."
your hand is able to do,
do it with your might;
for there is no work
in Sheol whither you are going.
(Translation from Peshitta Text)
The COMMISSION to the Lay Ministry of Foot Reflexology
& Biblical Foot Washing was recently established as a stand-alone
avocational program. This was done in consideration of the many
requests by laity/lay persons who expressed a desire to make reflexocure
(reflexology) a vehicle for their volunteer effort as a Lay Minister;
who need a vehicle through which to offer the believing prayer
of faith. Lay Ministry for those desiring to bring deliverance
for the sick and suffering, and giving comfort to those in the
throes of death.
Ministry Home Study Package
Item: DVD on hand technique and Bernardin Foot Chart.
of Minister in Training (shown above) will be issued
with purchase of the avocational Lay Minister Package in order
identify your objective to become a more effective Laity/Lay Minister.
By 11/04/04 three Lay Ministry
Candidates who had met the spiritual criteria had been enrolled
through their purchase of the Lay Minister of Foot Reflexology
Package shown above. Upon completion of the required fifty (50)
documented hours of Biblical Foot Washing/ReflexoCure practicum
and endorsement by her coworkers, Loretta McMahon was the first
to be awarded the Commission to Lay Ministry of ReflexoCure &
Biblical Foot Washing. "The Commission Certificate is
just so beautiful," said Loretta on the phone. "I
just keep looking at it. Thank you so much for helping me develop
McMahon is bedridden at 77 years. Laughter
fills the room when Loretta hammers his right foot,
while the opposite foot yields a peaceful smile.
(Note mouth open in deep laughter.)
"I have been caring and ministering to my
dad since he was diagnosed with acute monocyte leukemia; acute
refractory anemia with ringed siderblasts; L1-L3 Bulging; L3-L14
degenerative; and L4-L5 compression fracture (which was not addressed
when it first occurred). In March 2002 he shattered his right
femur, so they put in a titanium rod. While in the hospital getting
repaired he addressed a 40 year old injury and had an abdominal
umbilical hernia repaired," explained Loretta McMahon
about the seriousness of her father's condition.
not to hesitate!
not to doubt!
is the marriage of God
and the Soul"
Dag Hammarskjold, 1956
"So through the Holy Spirit; organic meals;
herbs and vitamins; and a lot of daily reflexology --- my dad
is stable. The Reflexology (ReflexoCure) in the anus/rectum reflex
areas of the heel and back of the leg relieves my Dad easily for
bowel movements. BM's were complicated because he is bedridden.
I also focus on the spinal reflex areas of the feet to give him
relief --- which really works. I know he gets relief from pain
because I can see his face relax while I am doing ReflexoCure.
He says he doesn't need his pain pills either. I was only giving
him 1/2 of a percocet twice a day, but now I put the 1/2 tablet
in a glass on his bedside table in case he wants to take it. I
am glad to see him enjoy his days, even if it's in his bed."
McMahon ministers to her friend Frances.
missionary Frances Wieczorek at 91 years.
"Frances is my inspiration. We have a lot
of fun together. She is full of life and energy and is as sharp
as a whip. She barely uses a walker --- when her back might occasionally
bother her. She has been living alone, so I visit her for fellowship.
In this picture I am ministering ReflexoCure to her feet with
Dr. Wittman's Reflex-O- Massager. It is a wonder machine to help
preserve my finger joints and give joy to the recipient of this
wonderful Lay Ministry to which I have been commissioned. I also
used the Radiant Energy Lamp on this visit" continued
Loretta as she told her exciting story.
Span volunteer Donna Woods is right
arm of Wright's Nutrients Health Food Store
where I work in New Port Richey, Florida.
Loretta won't be performing ReflexoCure in a makeshift manner
anymore. She just received the Full Home Study Package which includes
the LaFuma Reflexology Chair. Her employer was so impressed with
her voluntary ReflexoCure treatment of both his customers and
employees that he is going to pay the $2,500.00 cost for her course
of instruction with the Modern Institute of Reflexology. If she
gets a "B" average instead of an "A"? He will
pay for half of it. Meanwhile, Brother Wright is paying her a
regular salary to perform ReflexoCure. "Now I don't have
to clock out when I do ReflexoCure treatments. I will get my regular
wage whether I sell nutrients or give reflexology. I am so happy!!!
The Lord has really directed my steps in opening up my new Lay
Ministry," she told Zachary on the phone.
Jozefowicz gets Lay Ministry.
"Miss Pat suffers from diabetes; diabetic neuropathy;
fibromyalgia; IBS; chronic fatigue syndrome; and has the onset
of Parkinson's. Pat goes strictly by the doctor's prescriptions,
but does take some supplements. Since I've enrolled in your Lay
Ministry class I've been working on her feet. She had a broken
left foot and a bone comes up in the center, so I am very ginger
in that area. I use my hands more with Pat. She seems very relaxed
when I give her a treatment, but she does not say much afterwards.
She is a very good Roman Catholic," said Loretta as she
continued her story.
"Miss Pat has been a very good friend of mine for quite
a long time. She is 61 with the heart of a teen. We worked together
at Wright's Nutrients, but she has retired since her husbands
passing in 2000. She has been a real trooper picking up all the
Lay Ministry ReflexoCure on-the-job.
Loretta says that JoAnn Devlin is the Artistic Creative Employee
at Wright's Nutrients and that she has long been interested in
Health Foods and Organics. "JoAnn has a strong belief
in God. She also takes care of her grandson. The day this picture
was taken, JoAnn had a discomfort in her upper back, but afterwards
she said her back felt better."
Queen Debra Juergens.
specialty is hormones, so we call her the Hormone Queen. She is
very spiritual and empathetic. What gives her the edge? She is
a good listener. Debra was in Africa in 2001 doing missionary
work, but her work now is here in the USA helping her family first
(her grandmother & mother & grandchildren & children).
Debbie is my soul and spirit sister with whom I conduct spiritual
ware fare against the demonic forces. We save a lot of people
who come into the store. She is a blessing to everyone she
meets ... including atheists and hardcore agnostics.
"One day an atheist came in for some supplement advice
and we also gave him the words of Jesus. Well, he kept coming
back for more supplements and we kept giving him more of the Living
Word from the New Testament. It was on his 5th visit that he asked
us to pray for him and now he is a believer in the Christ and
testifies to the finished work of Jesus," exclaimed Loretta.
The Lay Minister of Foot ReflexoCure (reflexology)
will begin to comprehend the importance of sharing spiritual truth
with the recipient when appropriate. Eunice Ingham Stopfel stated:
"Everything about this bodily machine in health is functioning
according to God's great laws of nature, and given its greatest
boost when we are cheerful and happy. Cheerfulness is comparable
to a healthy balance in your bank account."
Dr. Stopfel emphasized that we can really invite
disaster on our glands ability to function by our negative fears
and thoughts which change the metabolic balance and bring about
many a serious condition. She observed that fear is a poison that
can affect every part of the human organism. "How important
then for us to realize that if one is full of fear and worry he
can choke off a portion of the normal blood supply to various
parts of the body by refusing to stop needless worry."
Eunice suggested a good way to help many unpleasant
conditions would be to practice the art of forgiving and forgetting.
"A man is what he forgets. The essence of genius is to know
what to forget. Referring to the Bible we find the same thought
expressed by the Apostle Paul." Philippians, 3:13-15:
"But this one thing I do, forgetting those things which
are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,
I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God
in Christ Jesus. Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus
is the answer
to the child's Dream of a miracle
by which what is broken
is made whole again,
what is soiled
is again made clean.
The Dream explains
why we need to be forgiven,
and why we must forgive.
In the presence of God,
between Him and us
-- we are forgiven.
But we cannot feel His presence
if anything is allowed to stand
between ourselves and others.
Dag Hammarskjold, 1956
Oversight for the avocational Lay Ministry program
is the responsibility of Zachary Brinkerhoff who will personally
provide Email consultation and/or telephone prayer for problem
solving with candidates during the course of their INTUITIVE
EXPERIENTIALISM learning process.
At any time during the learning process a Lay Ministry
Student may step into the MIR Home Study Course (like Loretta
McMahon) and receive a $300.00 credit towards the advanced vocational
reflexology (professional) training program.
As a Lay Minister in Training for 7.5 months ---
sister McMahon chose to give all treatments free --- no donations.
Now she is on the payroll as a ReflexoCurist Student in Training
and has a commitment from her employer to pay the full cost of
the Home Study Package. You too can expect similar Heavenly Blessings
if you prepare your decisions with believing prayer.
For Lay Ministry information contact:
Zachary Brinkerhoff, Program Administrator
have not come into the world
to be a number;
we have been created
for a purpose,
for great things:
To love and be loved.
The love of our neighbor
in all its fullness
simply means being able
to say to him,
"What are you going through?"
To Love Our Enemy is To:
your house on the Rock
the Word will not fail;
Just follow Jesus
and don't you dare bail.
Give blessing if they curse
turn the other cheek,
Returning love --- pray
no negative speak;
Leap high for your joy, when
come false accusers,
Your calling? to win
Seek recluse in the court?
no, let them defraud,
Forget stolen goods
don't be like a clod;
the wife of your youth
don't put her away,
Your call? Be holy
or surely you'll pay.
Keep gun in its holster
let sheath grip the sword,
Walk narrow pathway
by grace face the horde;
So, pay all those taxes
don't lie, cheat and steal,
Keep your conscience clear
get heavens fair deal;
Immortal Dad has
a Heavenly Smile;
As with joy we skip
our short second mile.
Zachary's take on Jesus' Teaching.
not ask your Maker
to guide your footsteps,
if you are not willing
to move your feet.
Settling Grievances Against
"If it should happen therefore that while
you are presenting your offering upon the altar,
and right there you remember
that your brother has any grievance against you,
leave your offering there upon the altar,
and first go and make peace with your brother,
and then come back and present your offering."
On December 22, 2007 I was visiting with my brother
Joris and Regina his wife after the family Christmas party when
my Cousin Kenny came and joined the conversation. Suddenly Kenny
looked me in the eye and ask a question: "Why did you humiliate
me during shift change on the Drilling Rig (1956) when you threw
my hard hat out in the middle of the mud pit. We shared so many
youthful joys together in the wilds of Wyoming and the sands of
West Texas that I couldn't understand why you would embarrass
me in front of both crews?"
I couldn't remember the incident he described
about me sailing his hard hat out into the middle of the mud pit
where it floated four hours before it was slowly swallowed (turning
up on edge) into the viscous drilling mud. "You seemed to
think it was funny, but I was so embarrassed and deeply hurt.
Can you remember doing that to me? Why? Why did you do it?"
My brother, my cousin, had a grievance against
me. I could see the pain. So I tried to remember. I couldn't recollect
the incident, but I took his word for it. I looked into Kenny's
eyes - where I could see the agony of the deep wound that I had
inflicted. He was still bleeding. Then I got a flicker of his
hat - floating in the pit. The rig floor on which we stood. The
arrogance with which I acted as I jerked it from his head and
sailed it out beyond his reach. Then I was gone. Headed back to
town with the crew - laughing at the plight of my cousin.
My wife Rachel and sister Susie meanwhile had
joined this intimate afterglow service at our Family Christmas
party. This was a solemn moment for me as I faced errors of my
past life. My dear cousin with whom I had hunted cottontail rabbits
in West Texas and gone fishing in the creeks and beaver ponds
of Wyoming had been callously wounded by my teenage arrogance.
I leaned closer and looked directly into Kenny's eyes. "Brother,
that was an awful thing for me to do. Will you forgive me for
He tilted his head and and leaned forward - returning
my gaze as he said, "I'll have to think about it, but first
I need to know why you did it. Why?"
Well, I have had two weeks during which to think
about both WHAT I did that day and WHY. I have finally recalled
the whole scene described above. First, the WHY of my actions.
Well, I was an 18 year old male experiencing his hormones - wanting
to play "big shot" at the expense of my 15 year old
cousin. It was a cowardly thing to do - picking on someone younger.
But then Kenny was no weakling as he proved when his Father Ken
once put the boxing gloves on us at their home in Casper, WY.
I didn't know much about sparring back then, so younger Kenny
had an advantage with the coaching of his Dad. I never won the
bout and after my first loss - I preferred to avoid going to his
house. I didn't like getting my nose smashed and brains rattled.
Maybe on a deep unconscious level I was getting in my jab for
my previous thrashing. You know - tit for tat. The way of the
Following my encounter with the Sovereign Creator
(which occurred during a prayer asking for help at the age of
19.5 years) it pleased God the Father to reveal his Son Christ
Jesus in me. Immediately I began to follow the teachings of Jesus
as given in His Sermon on the Mount. I made restitution to many
people whom I had wronged in my life. I sent money to people and
companies I had stolen from. I asked forgiveness for sexual transgressions,
but obviously there were people I had offended who never heard
from me - I wasn't able to recall them all.
Dear Cousin Kenny:
From the moment I became aware of your grievance
against me - I sought your forgiveness.
Regardless of the motivating factor at the time,
you must remember - I was without the love
of my Heavenly Father and the fellowship of Yashua (Jesus).
Please let me know what else I might do to help bring
reconciliation between us - besides this public
declaration of guilt and petition for forgiveness
which I told you I would present on the MIR Website.
The best love offering I can give you at this moment?
A personal introduction to the same Jesus who enables me
to desire reconciliation and ask for forgiveness.
His Spirit within me deeply desires
to help effect this reunion of our Spirits.
So please read Matthew chapters 5-7.
This is my new life. It can be yours too.
If you open the door of your life to
the leadership of the Beloved Son,
we can reestablish a new fellowship
within the eternal fraternity of Jesus' family.
Meanwhile we can again enjoy our limited earthly ties.
You can Email me or call 1-800-533-1837.
forward to our next visit.
I think lovingly of Big Ken quite often.
I miss him a lot.
Cousin - Zachary
January 26, 2008
To My Dear Cousin Zachary:
Today and always in spirit ..The Modern Day Daniel
Boon of The Woods ..I have reviewed your heart felt offer to finally
recognize how serious your actions were that day in the summer
of 1956. It only took almost a life time for you to even remember
that unthinkable act of sailing my only hard hat, that didn't
even have its first dent, off into the mud pits. Of course I am
sure you truly do not remember it slowly sinking out of sight.
That was my Hard Hat, my first Hard Hat, my badge of courage.
And you just threw it away ... right in front of my crew and your
crew, guys I didn't even know...and they all laughed. Do you know
how painful and embarrassing it was to a 15 year old kid trying
to prove himself, and move up from a lowly boll weevil? I was
the 5th man on the Daylight crew. Do you know what its like to
be the 5th man? Your the guy that gets to go down to the blow
out preventers and apply the rubber mud strippers to the drill
pipe while standing in waist deep mud when your coming out of
Its tempting to accept your offer, and forgive you
when I think of all the great times we have had together while
in high school in Denver ... The old 37 Chevy with the Bell on
the firewall, stopping at Bus Stops, picking up cute girls, and
the 57 Austin Healey ... Man we were cool cruising downtown in
that new red machine. And of course the hunting, fishing and camping
on Garden Creek (I think we still have some food buried up there),
and not to forget your greatest gift to me "The Possible
Bag" ... These were great memories. So, while I am seriously
considering forgiving you, I need to know if you truly understand
my pain and how that awful event has impacted my life.
Very truly and lovingly yours,
Your Cuz Kenny B
"The 5th man, daylights, Rig-T22, Brush, CO"
My Dear Cousin & Brother of the Woods - Kenny B:
My heart was filled with anticipation as I opened your Email.
I was blessed to know that you were "tempted to accept"
my request and forgive me, but needed further assurance regarding
my awareness of your pain that has lasted and affected you until
this very day. In this first Email from you I have read your well
thought-out words - expressing your pain; and how that awful event
has impacted your life. I assure you that I have shamefully lived
with that memory as explained by you in detail (I could see the
hat sinking into the mud - based on your memory of it - and I
accept your memory of it without equivocation) since we first
discussed it - and - I want you to know that I confessed in detail
my "sin" against you at the weekly prayer meeting (they
joined me in a prayer of repentance on my part and a prayer of
healing and comfort for your emotional wounds inflicted by me)
of a new community church Rachel and I are attending near our
home in Golden.
"And Jesus said to his disciples, 'It is impossible but that
offences should come; but woe to him by whose hand they come!
It were better for him that an ass' millstone were hanged on his
neck, and he were thrown into the sea, THAN TO CAUSE ONE OF THESE
LITTLE ONES TO STUMBLE.' "
You were young and tender and innocent before your Heavenly Father
- and what I did deserved the Ass' Millstone solution. This is
what Jesus had to say about such crudeness exhibited toward you
by my youthful arrogance. I was spared the Ass' Millstone, but
got the wheelchair to help me bear my just desserts of paralysis.
I have always said (since my paralysis in 1958) that I deserved
to die for my many youthful transgressions - but got off easy
at the age of 19 years with loss of half my bodily function. It
was better to become a paraplegic and through that devastation
find the right pathway - than to be a reject at the end of my
formerly wayward life.
I am reminded again of the words of Jesus: "For if you forgive
men their faults, your Father in heaven will also forgive you.
But if you do not forgive men, neither will your Father forgive
even your faults." This is why I am quick to forgive offences
inflicted by my family members, wife, friends and/or enemies.
I need lots of continuing mercy and forgiveness from the Heavenly
Father - as well as my wife and dear cousin Kenny B.
He that is forgiven much - loves much. When my Heavenly Father
forgave me for my sins against heaven on May 25, 1959 - I experienced
a piece of heaven come to earth - my body - which conversion has
lasted to this day. Your forgiveness of my transgression against
you will liberate me to love you and others even more than I am
able at this present moment.
I remain an admirer of Kenny B. Even more-so now that I understand
the burden of my offense that you have carried all your life.
May you be liberated through the Love of Jesus and the love of
your cousin Zachary B.
The eldest of all the cousins. Thank you for your response. After
reading your message, I can only try to understand how tragic
and difficult your physical condition has been for you all of
these years. But I believe you are being very hard on yourself.
I don't believe your teenage "transgressions " were
sufficient to deserve life in a wheelchair. Bad things happen
to all who live, some worse than others, for no apparent reason.
Your paralysis could have been initiated as a result of the time
when you fell out of the car as a child. You certainly were not
a bad child. Why did that happen to you? There are no answers.
I have fortunately survived many very close calls with disaster.
I am one of the lucky ones. Zach, you have to look to the fact
that you have also survived, and so you are one of the lucky ones
as well. I don't mean to put myself in your place and pretend
to understand or appreciate what you have been through. That is
only for you to know.
However I do forgive you for throwing my "Badge of Courage"
into the Mud Pit in front of all the Roughnecks that laughed.
Thank you for your apology. And I feel closer to you as a result.
Your Loving Kenny B.
of the Lay Minister
I surrender this session to you.
I ask that my interaction with your creature
be motivated by Your purposes.
I surrender all distractive thoughts
that might arise from my past
and ask, in this moment, to be filled
with Your wisdom.
May Your Holy Spirit work in me
to impart your healing power,
for of my own self
I can do nothing.
Let your love flow through me
in order to dispel all fear;
and may your sovereign council induce
the spirit of a sound mind.
Enable me to reflect your magnificence
so that the conscience of our recipient
may become enlightened
regarding your perfect will.
And may I minister reconciliation
through Your work
and Your thoughts
and Your love.
the authority of
your Beloved Son.
I reaffirm the words of
Thomas A. Edison, who said:
"The Doctor of the future will give no
medicine but will interest his patients in
care of the human frame, in diet, and in the
cause and prevention of disease."
We must remember that we are the Temple of the Holy
Spirit and in charge of the care of our body.
As Professional Reflexologists, we have been given
a Gift of Healing. We must use this Gift according to the highest
professional standards of our profession.
We must never forget the commission given by our
"Go forth and heal the sick".
Rev. Howard D. Van Orden, DR
the JOURNEY begin!
Dr. George Parnell's
Lay Minister Testimonial
August 23, 1993
Richard H. Long, DC (retired), DR
Director of Reflexology Research
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
I am George Parnell and reside in Auburn, CA. I
was born February 21, 1907. I received the Lord Jesus Christ into
my heart and life on April 7, 1946. As a boy the health of people
was of interest to me. After coming to God through Jesus Christ
I learned from Genesis 2:7 that "the LORD God formed
man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils
the breath of life, and the man became a living soul".
About the late fifties I got some material on Zone Therapy. I
liked what I read and it was not long before I had a few clients.
In 1960 I was exposed to two books by Eunice D. Ingham titled,
"Stories the Feet Have Told through Reflexology"
and "Stories the Feet Can Tell through Reflexology."
These two books were of great interest to me. From that point
on I bought every book on the subject that I could find. I began
my practice of reflexology in 1960, and what a joy to hear the
results from the clients.
I also became aware that God had created reflexes
in these bodies. He put reflexes in the feet and hands so that
people like myself could work those reflexes and help needy people
to relax and experience a new hold on life. In 1981 I was told
that the International Institute of Reflexology was holding a
two day seminar in San Francisco, so I attended. It was so rewarding
that I went to many follow-up seminars over the years which resulted
in about two hundred hours of training. To date I have a little
over thirty three years of practice.
I have studied anatomy on my own for many years.
This exposure has convinced me that success as a professional
practitioner is based on knowing and then seeing an image of that
anatomy reflected on the feet. I also learned to work the ten
zones along with the endocrine system and the spine using the
thumb and finger techniques. I believe this is the foundation
to becoming a professional reflexologist.
It has been a real joy over these many years to
see people relieved of blocked colon, sciatic nerve, hiatal hernia,
and other discomforts. This is naming just a few of the ailments
that I faced in my practice. There were many highlights (I
have also learned that there is no benefit for the client who
suffers from lack of water intake).
Again, I want to thank you for this offer to be
among the first to receive the new issue of the experiential Doctor
of Reflexology certificate. which will be determined for qualified
leaders in the profession by the MIR Doctoral Board. I will try
to answer any further questions as to my qualifications that your
group may have.
I am certified by the International Institute of
Reflexology (IIR) and the American Reflexology Certification Board
(ARCB). Also, Christine Issel and I started the Sacramento Valley
Reflexology Association (SVRA) where I also served as president
for three years.
I still have a practice and enjoy it.
George C. Parnell
9980 Mt. Vernon Rd.
Auburn, CA 95603
"When you encounter
difficulties and contradictions,
do not try to break them,
but bend them
with gentleness and time."
– St. Francis De Sales
Its in the Valley I
life seems hard to bear,
Full of worries, troubles and woe.
It's then I have to remember
That it's in the valley I grow.
always stayed on the mountain top
And never experienced pain,
I would never appreciate God's love
And would be living in vain.
so much to learn
And my growth is very slow.
Sometimes, I need the mountain tops.
But, it's in the valley I grow.
not always understand
Why things happen as they do.
But I am very sure of one thing,
It's in the valley I grow.
valleys are nothing
When I picture Christ on the cross.
He went through the valley of death;
His victory was Satan's loss.
to strengthen me, Lord,
And use my life each day,
To share your love with others
And help them on their way.
you for the valleys, Lord,
For this one thing I know,
The mountain tops are glorious,
But it's in the valleys I grow!
Filipino Foot Doctor
Testimonial of Ministry
October 21, 2005
It is my pleasure to know you. I feel excited knowing that I am
not alone doing this wonderful natural healing service which is
our avenue for bringing comfort to the needy who have an illness.
I have returned to the USA after training nearly 200 foot doctor
missionaries in the Philippines where I grew up.
I was born into a village without a modern doctor.
To this day my village only has a foot doctor who does natural
healing. I used to pick some herbs and run errands for him which
allowed me to observe him doing the healing. I became the product
of that foot doctor: that is why I am a true believer of natural
healing (such as herbs and massage). But my focus was always on
SPIRITUAL HEALING more than anything else.
By the year 1960 I began seriously learning through another foot
doctor in our neighboring village by doing in-service training.
It is inspiring to think that foot-work is what I have continued
to do from my graduation until this very day. I always sought
improvement in my foot doctor ministry by going to schools of
reflexology and reading books.
Now I am preparing my application packet in order
to present my qualification for the Doctor of Reflexology certificate
issued by the Modern Institute of Reflexology Credential Confirmation
I sincerely thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Healthful Filipino Fruit
you do what you've always done;
You'll get what you've always got!"
------- David Steele.