Injured back restored

Several years ago I led four young adults, who were visiting me, on a beautiful hike that ended at a fun waterfall. Sometimes people use a guide for this trip, and the guide provides entertainment by jumping off the 40-foot waterfall for all to see. As I had been on this trip many times, we didn’t use a guide, but there was a guide at the end of our journey with a tour group. He was doing his thing at the 40-foot jump while we were swimming in a smaller pool below with a little 15-foot jump. 

While I was swimming, a sudden, huge impact hit my back and left me speechless and almost paralyzed. I yelled in pain, but no sound came out. I could barely breathe. I managed to drag myself to the edge of the pool. The guide had decided to do a little dive show into the small pool and had not looked before leaping.

The four young adults, who were all Christian Scientists, began praying, and I could feel their support. Two of them came to my side to help me out of the water and support me through the trek out of the rainforest. I could not move my right arm, and the footsteps were painful, but we sang Hymn 350 by Mary Peters from the Christian Science Hymnal as we made our way, and I particularly focused on the words “All, all is well.” We also sang Hymn 139 by Minny M. H. Ayers, “I walk with Love along the way.” Despite the pain, I leaned on God’s support as I walked up the many steps we needed to take.

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Testimony of Healing
Broken arm and arthritis healed
July 6, 2015

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