A Priesthood Blessing
June 2005

“A Priesthood Blessing,” Friend, June 2005, inside front cover

A Priesthood Blessing

I fell in gym class at school and hit my head on the floor. My head hurt really bad, and my stomach was upset. I also felt weird and very tired. When my dad got home from work, he gave me a priesthood blessing. After the blessing I wasn’t scared anymore. My mom and dad took me to the emergency room, and the doctor said I had a concussion.

Five days later my mom took me to the doctor again. This time they rushed me to a children’s hospital. It turned out that I had fractured my skull and had a bleeding artery in my brain that caused two blood clots. The doctors were really surprised that I was doing so well. I know it was because of the blessing my dad gave me. I stayed in the hospital for three days. When I got home, the bishopric came and gave me another blessing. A lot of people prayed for me. Within weeks the blood clots were gone, and I made a full recovery.

I know that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ know me and love me, and I look forward to the day when I can hold the priesthood.
Matthew Nielsen, age 7, Aurora, Illinois