Skin disorder cured through prayer

I have so much to be grateful for, as I have not needed to seek a medical remedy for healing for over forty years. My first healing seemed like a miracle at the time, and the lessons that I learned have helped me many times since then. My father had passed on, and my mother and sister and I had moved across Australia to a different state where my mother's friends and relatives lived. I left behind my friends and the university that I was going to attend with them. Instead, I enrolled at a teachers' college in the new state.

That first year I was very lonely and unsure of myself, and quite frequently felt confused and frightened. The happy, confident girl that I had been in high school seemed to be lost. Then I began to get sores on one of my legs. Over a period of weeks the difficulty spread to both legs. One day my mother sat down and talked with me. You see, I was just starting to attend a Christian Science Sunday School. I was very interested in what I was learning there, but I really wasn't trying to put it into practice. My mother explained to me that we should never ignore problems but must face them and solve them. She asked if I wanted to go to a doctor or to a Christian Science practitioner for treatment. I halfheartedly said that I "may as well try Christian Science."

We visited a practitioner and talked with him. He gave me something to take home to read. I waited. Nothing happened. I waited some more. Then my mother challenged me again to think about what kind of help I wanted. That night, before going to sleep, I thought about the situation. I realised that what I was doing was, in doing nothing. The practitioner was praying for me, but I wasn't praying or even thinking about God. So I begged God to tell me what to do.

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Testimony of Healing
Long-standing smoking and drinking habits healed
March 16, 1998

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