In my travels as a seafaring man I came to New Orleans,...

In my travels as a seafaring man I came to New Orleans, Louisiana, in June, 1915, and there I met a lady, a frequenter of the Christian Science church, who talked of this religion to me and offered to bring some literature on board for me to read on the voyage. This was the first I had heard of Christian Science, and there was no intimation that it would alter my whole life. God bless her! I am trying now to follow her example in bringing this truth to others. When I commenced to read the literature, it was like the sun coming out clear, after a long, dark night. It seemed as if I had been waiting all my life for the disclosure of the truths contained therein, and I felt convinced that "signs following" would be the result of living in accordance with this teaching. A great uplift was experienced, but it did not heal me of an appetite for liquor.

I was bound for Buenos Ayres, Argentina, and on arriving there went to the Christian Science reading room, where I bought a copy of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," also a Bible, and obtained the address of a practitioner, who later on lovingly gave me a treatment and promised to treat me while I was on my way to New York. That was the last of my desire for strong drink, and the smoking habit was overcome on the same trip. Neither went without a struggle, but they left me for good. The practitioner said she would treat me, but I would have to work out my own understanding. That is what I have been doing these last two years and a half, and am still doing. It has been a long night's travel, but the dawn is coming on fast; Christ, Truth, has helped me. Christian Science has been a blessing from the start, in every way imaginable. My life has now an object, and a bright hope lights up the present and the future. It was quite a while before I could overcome a sense of prejudice against Mrs. Eddy, but I am now truly grateful to her, and appreciated the privilege of contributing to the Memorial fund.

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