Our Story: The Daniel Chapter One Ministry
How Daniel Chapter One Began
In 1981, Jim Feijo and Tricia Haith met at a bible study, while Tricia was in college. Jim was a teacher at the Christian School of Fall River, teaching Bible, Science, and Math. Tricia was an English/Writing major, and had worked for years prior in Cancer Research as a lab tech. Two years later, they married, believing God wanted them to serve Him together, and vowed to always “Seek first the Kingdom of God.” They camped through Canada, New Foundland, and Labrador that summer, meeting many Christians and enjoying God’s Creation while living off the land.
Jim and Tricia desired to be missionaries, but no mission board would accept/hire them since Jim was divorced and remarried. Tricia quit her job and school, to be a woman busy at home, according to God’s Word. The next year, Jim quit teaching, to live more by faith. They moved into a campground and Jim scuba dived for quahogs (type of clam) for a living. That Fall/Winter they moved into a trailer park and Jim got a job teaching Phys. Ed at a Jr. High School.
Jim & Tricia’s Missionary Work
In 1985, Jim and Tricia traveled to Europe with eurail passes and backpacks and met Christians. The next year, they once again desired to be missionaries, sold the little they had and gave the money away , according to Mark 10:21 (“Sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow Me.”) One man they blessed with a cash gift was a stranger Jim met, who had just been released from prison – who later came to be a powerful missionary. Jim and Tricia believed then that God would give them a mission, and prayed for revelation and guidance.
Daniel Chapter One was started by faith, as a ministry, to help support home churches around the world.
Health & Healing
The Feijos felt led to open and operate a health food store because Tricia had taught
herself much about whole foods and whole foods cooking, and Jim had studied herbs
and nutrition. It was a practical way for them to minister to others, by teaching
about healthy diet and by providing healthy foods and supplements. Meanwhile, Jim
Jim wrote a computer program for assessing the physical needs of an athlete, and
came to see it had valuable application for people with chronic illness also. He
designed food supplement products that were enzyme enhanced, to be readily and fully
available at the cellular level, and called this revolutionary combining of Nutrition
and Biochemistry the “Science of Bio-
That summer, Jim and Tricia returned to Europe with Jim’s 11 year old daughter Jill. Tricia’s parents watched the store. While in Europe, they once again met many Christians by the hand of God, and grew spiritually. God gave them spiritual gifts as spoken of in the book of I Corinthians.
Our House Church
To China & Poland We Go
A year later, Jim and Tricia are called to China, and go with just plane tickets. Once there, God provided a place to stay in Hong Kong, “Pilgrims Home” for missionaries, and business visas to travel into the mainland. They visited Revival Church to volunteer their services, and were given the task of currying bibles into mainland China.
They were asked to return to China to live/ work – to possibly help run an orphanage – by a missionary for World Missions Far Corners. They also met the doctor who invited them back to conduct research in Beijing two years later.
It was May 1989, the summer of Tiananmen Square, and Jim and Tricia marched with the students. They baptized 2 women in mainland China, and later Jim baptized 3 men in Hong Kong at Pilgrims Home.
In 1990, Jim and Tricia went home to pack, left Daniel Chapter One to others, and attempted to return to China through Poland (to visit Christian friends there.) They were denied visas in Warsaw, so lived in Poland that year.
There they ministered, and researched availability of herbs and health foods to try to help some of the Believers there open their own Health Food Stores. They were called suddenly back to America by a need of Jim’s children in America.
Later, they were invited back to China, to lead research at the Beijing Research Institute of Sports Science. They went, and had a very successful trip.
Tricia helped care for her dying mother at home, until her death. She took herbs
and nutrients and Bio-
Tricia began study at the New England School of Homeopathy, with hopes to learn enough
to help her husband Jim with his increasingly debilitating symptoms of M.S. He refused
all drugs, and was eventually healed naturally. Tricia graduated (a condensed 2-
Meanwhile, a second and third Daniel Chapter One health store were opened by the Feijos, one in MA and another in RI.
In 1994 Jim and Tricia opened a fourth store, after closing one of the other stores, with a focus on nutritional supplements. They were approached to host a one hour local radio program, which they began and called “Daniel Chapter One Health Watch”, referring to God’s watchmen. Two years later, the Feijos took their program to Talk America, a national radio network. They began a one hour a week national radio show, in addition to their local program. Soon after, they started a daily national program, including nights and weekends. They closed all but the original Daniel Chapter One store.
In 2000, Accent Radio Network was built in FL. Tricia began advanced study at the Renaissance Institute of Classical Homeopathy with Dr Luc De Schepper MD. Daniel Chapter One products began to be carried by independent stores and doctors offices at their request (no solicitation). Jim and Tricia were asked to make public appearances, conduct remote radio broadcasts, and speak in churches and doctors offices and health stores.
Later, Tricia edited a medical homeopathy textbook and was invited into a Fellowship Program in Advanced Case Management at Pioneer University, UK, and received the title, F.Hom., in 2007.
Jim suffered violent epileptic seizures, from November -
The Battle Begins
In 2007, The Canadian Bureau of Competition complained about the 7 Herb Formula website.
(The 7 Herb Formula is based on a Canadian Indian herbal formula. Historically, the Canadian government tried to ban nurse Rene Caisse from making the herbal tea available to people. The Canadian parliament in 1939 came within 3 votes of legalizing her use of “Essiac” tea; after that she was only allowed to give it away, to people deemed terminal and whom the doctors had given up on. Until her death in 1978, Caisse continued to provide the tea at no cost to thousands of people.)
The U.S. FTC then contacted Daniel Chapter One.
In 2008, The US FTC sued Daniel Chapter One for sharing health information, not based
on the "falsity theory" -
Jim and Tricia brought their case all the way to the US Supreme Court, but the Supreme Court turned them away despite two powerful amicus briefs filed on behalf of Daniel Chapter One showing that the case is of national importance.
In 2010, Armed federal agents raided the ministry building of Daniel Chapter One.
In 2012, Jim and Tricia were Court ordered in District Court in Washington DC to
Daniel Chapter One Health Watch was renamed Daniel Chapter One Truth Watch, the format
no longer about health. The radio program then provided a people-
How Daniel Chapter One Ministry Works Now
Daniel Chapter One products are still available. Jim and Tricia are responding to people's requests to do whatever they can to keep the products here for them!
In 26 years, Daniel Chapter One has given away untold, unrecorded amounts of money, millions of dollars to missions, missionaries, individuals in need, and athletes and teams.The church has provided cars and houses for people, and has donated nutritional supplements to countless individuals and other churches.They do not keep record of what they give because God in His Word says not to let your right know what your left is doing; to do your giving in secret, for reward in heaven.
We share this story to the Glory of God, Yahweh.
"If people let the government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls who live under tyranny." Thomas Jefferson
DANIEL CHAPTER ONE® 2014