When I was growing up, my right leg was a little longer than the left. My parents told me this was a result of a reaction to mandatory immunization when I was two weeks old. I was a fast-growing child, and the way I stood favored one leg over the other. When I was 14 years old, this suddenly created a pulling at my hip, which made walking difficult and extremely uncomfortable.

I was attending a boarding school near my home in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, when this happened, and when my parents came to see me at school, they prayed with me. My dad also asked for prayerful help from a Christian Science practitioner (my mom isn't a Christian Scientist, but was supportive of spiritual treatment). I talked with the practitioner several times, and he was a great help to our prayers. At the school's request, my parents took me to get an X-ray, which showed that my hip had become misaligned.

My dad asked me if I wanted to pursue medical treatment for this situation, or if I wanted to rely on Christian Science healing. I've been a Christian Scientist my whole life and have seen my dad and others have healings through prayer. Because of this, I was confident that my hip could be healed through prayer, too.

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Testimony of Healing
July 26, 2010

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