Garlic is Doing the Trick

I’ve been out of commissions, so to speak. At least concerning this blog! My Salt and Pepper story I’ve had to keep up, but the energy level has been very low.

It’s not fun to battle a chest cold. The stores have been out of ginger root, which is what I go to as a first remedy. My second recourse is

  • 2 tbsp. of honey (much less if you have diabetes)
  • 2 tbsp. of apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp. of lemon juice

You drink this in a cup of hot water several times a day and it sure helps.

I have to take much less honey, so maybe that is why it is taking time to feel better. A couple of days ago my grandson went with me to send the monthly payment to my artists and to buy some food. I looked for ginger root, but still the shelf where I usually find it was empty. So, I decided on garlic.

I know how good garlic is for fighting infections, but it leaves you with a particular smell. One trick is to eat parsley. So, I bought a big bunch of parsley! Organic parsley, for better results.

Today I feel much better, but I smell of garlic! Fortunately, few people will have to endure that, since I’m the only one in my office. My grandson will have accept it when he gets home from school.

I will continue to eat garlic!

Two very encouraging greetings have reached me this week. I’m talking about pictures. Let me share them! Pictures always excite me!

These are the first pictures I have received from Honduras, and among the first greetings to know that people in Honduras are using my materials.

What a colorful and happy classroom! I commend the teachers who have set it up.

The children are coloring one of the Salt and Pepper stories, the one about Elisha and the double portion.

The other greeting is with a “real life” Pepper. Such a handsome little guy! His teacher is Pilar Cabrera. Remember the Mexican family that visited me last Christmas? That was Pilar.

Pilar’s son Abraham on his birthday

Little sister Mildred

Are you following my Salt and Pepper story? In Spanish we are now on chapter 23. In English we are halfway there. I’m so thankful for my friend Nancy who does the translation. It’s so well done that you would not even guess that it’s translated!


Another encouraging thing was a request I received for a picture of Jonah. I posted the picture on one of my blogs three years ago, when my assistant Cristina had vacation and visited a missionary friend in the jungle of Peru. They had a Vacation Bible School and talked about Jonah. Here is somebody looking for clip-art online and is directed to my blog! I’m amazed.

If you need clip-art for Bible stories, contact me. I have almost the entire Bible covered! Considering that Absalom-Leon Sixco has worked with me for five years, and that he has been doing between 200 and 300 pictures a year, that makes more than 1000 pictures. Unbelievable! It’s hard to keep track of them all. As I said, if you need some pictures, we can work out something.

May God bless the garlic to continue working wonders, so I can continue working on the stories. I have now over one thousand visits to the Spanish story sight every day. It might not seem much to you, but for me it represents thousands of children who receive the Gospel through life-application stories.

How do people get to my page? Just looking for stories! Praise the Lord for directing them my way, and praise his name for keeping me strong in and inspired to keep going. Even with garlic for a kick!

If you have Spanish-speaking friends, please share this information:

Have a blessed weekend!


About kelund

My name is Kerstin Anderas-Lundquist. I was born in Sweden to Per & Brita Anderas, on March 6, 1946. In 1948 we left to begin a missionary life in Chile; in 1956 we moved on to Peru. On May 1, 1969 I married an all-Swedish guy from Karslkrona: Bengt Göran Emanuel Lundquist. God blessed us with two daughters: Eva-Marie Elizabeth and Ruth Carina. We served as missionaries in Peru and Bolivia. In 1988 we moved to the United States to work at Life Publishers in Miami, Florida. I was to assist in developing the line of Sunday School Curriculm in Spanish known as Vida Nueva. I live in Springfield, Missouri, and am retired from work at the Assemblies of God Headquarters. My husband and daughter Eva-Marie have been promoted to Heaven. Carina is married to Thom Cole and they have given me four gourgeous grandchildren, even five (teen-age John). I will be writing about my life, past and present, blended with visions for the future. My deepest desire is to spread the “seed of love”–inspiration to serve God and our neighbors with love and compassion.
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