Children healed through prayer

When I was growing up my parents ran a day camp on our property during the summers. One day when I was about seven we were turtle hunting in the woods. The next morning I awoke with poison ivy rash totally covering my body, and I was scratching wildly. My mother told me not to scratch and, wanting to be obedient, I was able to stop. I feel this obedience contributed to the healing because it made me turn away from the problem to a childlike trust that God would heal me. My parents called a Christian Science practitioner to treat me. By noon my skin was perfectly clear, and I happily joined the others outside.

I'm so glad that my parents taught my brothers and me, through their example, to turn to God and expect help and healing. When I was about twelve and my brother, Jack, was ten, my parents were invited to dinner by some friends. Jack and I stayed home. While they were gone, I became ill with fever and weakness, vomiting, and diarrhea. My brother called my parents to tell them I wasn't well. Then he came up to my room and read me the Bible Lesson as outlined in the Christian Science Quarterly. As he read, the whole condition just left. I was fine by the time my parents got home. I was very grateful for my brother's expression of God's love and truth, which brought the healing.

More recently, in the spring of 1995 when our daughter, Kristen, was about a year and a half old, she began refusing food one day, and I realized that she had not had a bowel movement the day before. My husband and I prayed, affirming that God was feeding and sustaining her and is the source of all movement. The next day we asked a practitioner for treatment, and this was very strengthening.

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Testimony of Healing
Pain and lumps in breast eliminated
December 7, 1998

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