I’ve always sought a deeper spiritual purpose in my life. I grew up attending a church of another denomination, where I liked the hymns and the beautiful stained-glass windows.
Christian Science came into my life about ten years ago while I was living abroad for a long stretch. I found out about it through a Christian Science Sentinel magazine that was given to me.
“Let the redeemed of the Lord say so” ( Psalms 107:2 ). My life has surely been redeemed in countless ways since I received my first copy of the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, by our Leader, Mary Baker Eddy.
I devoted a great deal of my life’s journey to finding the truth of my being. This spiritual path took me from one teaching to another as I searched for a way to live that would be vital, real, and give me peace with God.
When our now-adult sons were in grade school, a fellow mom invited me to a Christian Science lecture. She asked, “Have you ever heard of Christian Science?” My answer was, “No.
When I was a kid, I loved being in Sunday School, whatever the denomination. Since second grade I’d pretty much gone to every church that was within walking distance of my home.
When I was a college student in South Africa, I spent time exploring world religions, and for a while I regularly attended a Hindu temple. I was also smoking and drinking heavily, which resulted in illness.
As a child, I occasionally attended a Protestant Sunday School, but I never really learned much about the nature of God or how He could help me. Later, as a young adult, I attended various churches.
I’m originally from the Central African Republic, but I currently live in Mauritania. That’s where I heard about Christian Science for the first time.
I’ve felt close to God all my life; I always felt that God was a friend I could talk to. I’ve also been a spiritual seeker all my life.