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How did Abundant Life Wellness Institute begin?

ALWI began with a provocation given by Elder Auldwin Humphrey, M.Div., the first Board Chairman of the National Association for the Prevention of Starvation (NAPS).  NAPS has worked in various parts of the US and the world, responding to natural disasters, helping to mitigate hunger, working as mentors in lower income communities, and sharing love through a variety of projects.  In Elder Humphrey’s commission to NAPS, he stated that the work in helping to improve the quality of life for the descendants of freed slaves was unfinished, and that NAPS should endeavor to serve the forgotten in the Black Belt region of the southern United States.  When NAPS learned of the poor conditions in health and education in the Black Belt, the concept of the Abundant Life Wellness Institute was born.  In response to Elder Humphrey’s charge and God’s leading, NAPS ventured to work in faith and was blessed to establish two clinics, and complete the construction of the Abundant Life Wellness Institute. NAPS students and the community worked diligently to construct the center. Now complete, the Institute will not only serve to improve rural healthcare and education, but will also serve as a training center for future youth missionaries. For more information on NAPS, see

Dr. Anthony Paul, PhD



Anthony D. Paul, PhD in Botanical Science, is published in several different disciplines in peer-reviewed journals which include: plant science, neuroscience and, biochemistry.  He has taught hundreds of students who are now dentists, scientists and medical doctors. Dr. Paul was cited along with Dr. Ben Carson for his work in health education. For the last 25 years he has been traveling the world, studying medical botany throughout Africa, Madagascar, Philippines, Caribbean, Central and South America.

Dr. Marlo Paul, MD

Medical Director​

Marlo E. Paul, MD is board certified in Internal Medicine. She graduated from Loma Linda University Medical School and did her residency at University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville. In 2011, she was featured in Ladies Home Journal in honor of International Women's Day. For the past 20 years, she too has traveled the world throughout Africa, Madagascar, and South America, observing the use and studying the application of plants and their medicinal properties.

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