An article I read in a Sentinel awakened me to the fact...

An article I read in a Sentinel awakened me to the fact that I had never brought my tithe of a written testimony into the storehouse provided by The Mother Church, from which it might be dispensed, fulfilling its mission in the interest of the common good.

Christian Science found me seventeen years ago in a sorry plight, alone and ill in a foreign land, where I had gone for the purpose of study and travel, and where even the language was unknown to me. Science had knocked before at my door, in my own country, and I had recognized an inclination to listen, and an inexpressible response within my consciousness, although the summons had not been sufficiently strong to impel me to open the door and receive the guest. In the freer atmosphere of a long holiday, relieved of taxing duties and for the moment deprived of the companionship of dear, though uncomprehending, family and friends, I was again aware of the call of the Christ, which came with such holy vehemence that I opened wide the mental door, and a light such as is described in the experience of Paul on the way to Damascus, flooded my consciousness, and the truth of Christian Science was revealed to me.

I sought a practitioner almost immediately, not only for the physical ills with which I seemed burdened, but that I might learn of Christian Science; and I purchased a copy of the textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, with great joy and confidence, and with a definite conviction that it contained what I needed to know. For days I did little else than remain in my room in a quiet pension. The time was spent in literally devouring the "little book," with occasional journeys to the home of the practitioner, and, in a short time, visits to the Reading Room and attendance at the church services. Although these were held in Swedish, with which language I was not familiar, but which I soon began to study, the sweet consecration expressed in the services, and the devotion to good, reached my comprehension; and I was benefited beyond words. The kindness of the dear workers in the church made me forget that I was not in my homeland; and indeed I had just come into a new homeland which knows only the brotherhood of man in whatever part of the globe one may find one's self, and which is cognizant only of God's own people. Very early in my experience the universal availability of Christian Science was thus made apparent.

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Testimony of Healing
It is with profound gratitude I wish to tell of my...
November 13, 1926

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