Approximately 9 years ago, I was pregnant with my second child Zachery, his name means God remembers. My husband and I would go to church every Sunday, but one week we couldn’t make it so we decided that we would go to a weeknight service instead and we traveled during the night to go to the church in Diego Martin. Out of the blue, the pastor called us up to pray for our family and started praying for the baby.

I started to cry uncontrollably which was strange to me as I am not a very emotional person.

My husband and I were both wondering why I was crying. Our son, Zachery, was born at 9 pounds a few months later and was released from the hospital. He seemed strong and healthy but I noticed that near the base of his spine was swollen and there was also a dimple there.

From biology class, I knew that something was wrong but I honestly didn’t want to know for sure. When he was about 4 days old, I took him to my GP and she turned white when she looked at his back. She then started asking me if he had been released from the hospital without any doctor speaking to me about him. I told her that no one had said anything to me and she scheduled a pediatric visit for me within the next few days.

I believe that God healed my son in the womb at the very moment when the pastor prayed for him.

I thank God for remembering my son even in the womb and healing him completely.

At this point, I was worried and very anxious to find out what was wrong with him so I went online and did some research and sure enough my suspicions were confirmed that the issue was spina bifida, which is a birth defect in which the backbone and spinal canal do not close before birth. I went with my cousin to the doctor and we both had to hold down my baby to stop him from squirming as they took X rays. When we got the results, there was no sign of any condition in his spine.

To this day, my son is strong and healthy by the grace of God! Seek the Lord in any situation as well and you will realize as I did, that nothing is impossible with God!

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