I prayed on my own at camp

ANNA LITWILLER — STAFF

My name is Peter, and I’m in sixth grade. I have been going to sleep-away camp for two summers. One of my favorite things to do at camp is miniature horse riding. Miniature horses, even when fully grown, are much smaller than a full-size horse,
and we ride in little carriages behind them. I love this activity because the horses are so cute, and we get to tour the whole camp this way.

One day last summer, while we were in the carriages waiting for the horses to be harnessed, I felt a prick on my index finger. It immediately began to hurt, and I could see the spot where something—probably a bee—had stung me. 

Because I was at a camp with other Christian Scientists, it felt very natural to start praying right away. In my Christian Science Sunday School at home, I had learned that I could pray for healing. And I’d had other healings of things like headaches and stomachaches, so
I knew this could be healed, too. 

I thought of the book of Genesis in the Bible, where God created every creature and called it good. I realized that since a bee is good, it couldn’t hurt me. This idea calmed me down, and I wasn’t afraid anymore. I forgot all about the sting, and I was able to participate in the activity and have fun. After we were done, I couldn’t feel or even see where the bee had stung me. The mark was totally gone. I was so happy! 

I’m so grateful for this experience. It showed me I can rely on God and expect healing, even when I am on my own.

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