That's Cheating!

Written by Sister Terri Olfulson on Monday, September 22, 2014. Posted in Miracles

That's Cheating!

For today's school-themed Miracle Monday, we're taking you back to the 90s with an experience published in the August 1992 issue of the Gospel News as told by Sister Terri Olfulson.

On March 23, 1991, my family moved from Anaheim, California to Phoenix, Arizona. My two older children had no problem adjusting to their new schools. My youngest son, Billy, age 7, was a different story.

He would come home from school with notes from the teacher saying that he didn't have recess because he had to sit on the benches and do his school work. Every night, he would bring home stacks of papers that he couldn't complete in class.

I could tell he was depressed and embarrassed, so I worked on the papers with him. I also told Billy that we were going to pray together about it. We did pray.

The next morning, before school, I told Billy, "When the teacher hands out a paper, close your eyes for a second, and ask God to help you."

He said, "Mom, I can't. That's cheating!"

I said, "Billy it's not cheating. If the other kids knew God, they could ask Him for help, too."

Billy said, "I'll do it, Mom, but I still think it's cheating."

When I went to get Billy at school, he came out with a big smile. I said, "Honey, how was your day?"

Billy said, "Mom, God talked to me today. When the teacher handed out the papers, I did like you said, even though I thought it was cheating. I asked God to help me get my work done on time, and I started doing my work really fast. Then God talked to me. He said, "Okay, Billy, now you do the rest. And I finished, Mom, on time!"

So Billy trusted God and He helped him. Plus, God dealt with the fact that Billy felt it was cheating. Billy has never had a problem with finishing his work on time since then. He gets awards and good notes about his schoolwork! Praise God. He is so good.

Editor's Note: For the record, Brother Billy successfully finished school and now works with animals as a veterinary technician. You can even hear him on the drums here.

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  • E. Balilo

    E. Balilo

    23 September 2014 at 11:23 |
    I felt blest reading this article. Thank you.


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