In the spring of 1897 my attention was called to Christian Science...

In the spring of 1897 my attention was called to Christian Science and a friend loaned me a copy of "Retrospection and Introspection" by Mrs. Eddy to read. I read the biographical sketch of the author as given therein, and thought it reasonable and true. I then read Science and Health without grasping the writer's meaning, but I gained an earnest desire to study and ponder it. When I commenced the second reading, I took up the study of the Bible, which I never wanted to read before, and as I pondered the great truths contained in these two books there was unfolded to me the simple logic of our dear Leader's teaching,—perfect God, perfect man, a perfect universe, and all error an illusion, simply a false sense. I at once began to attend the Christian Science services, and have never ceased to do so.

My early life was passed at a light station on a small island out at sea, where my chances for acquiring an education were very limited. When we moved to the mainland I found myself five years behind other boys of my age, but after becoming interested in Christian Science I was able to catch up with them. This blessed truth has been a greater educator of the right kind than all my schooling and teaching put together. It has wonderfully increased my power of discrimination; and given me greater ability for acquirement and application.

Testimony of Healing
For nine years I was a trained nurse
November 13, 1909

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