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When I went to camp

From the September 20, 2004 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel

I love to go to summer camp. Last summer I jumped on the water trampoline, swam in the lake, met new friends, and rode my horse, Silver.

One morning I was in my cabin on my top bunk when I fell off the bed. I had been trying to reach my favorite stuffed animal, a duck named Quacker.

I hit my eye on the bedpost and could not see out of it. At camp, I was always encouraged to pray if I was hurt or in trouble, so I did. I started to think about how much God loved me, and that He was caring for me. I also asked my counselor for a book I love to read, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy. It talks about God and has ideas that always help me feel better. I read silently for a couple of minutes, and then asked an adult friend there, who is a Christian Science practitioner, to pray for me. Soon I could see out of the eye! I was grateful to God.

Another morning, at breakfast, my legs started to shake and hurt. After a counselor helped me to a quiet place, my practitioner friend heard what had happened and came to pray with me. We talked about angels. She said I could think of them as God's thoughts there to help me. She assured me that I could hear those thoughts, and that they were whispering good things—like that God was right there taking care of me. We prayed together, and soon I could move one my legs.

After a while, I could move the other one. Then I could stand. I got better and better. The next day, I wen on the three-day horseback ride with Silver. I was healed.


Never look down on anybody unless you're helping them up-The

Love is doing small things with great love.—

Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.—

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