When I enlisted for military service in 1917, I was discouraged...

When I enlisted for military service in 1917, I was discouraged with life, and without hope. Having no religious connection and knowing nothing about the Bible, I had long ceased to pray. It was in 1918, during a period of service at sea, that I took up the study of Christian Science. While I was reading a Sentinel my sister had sent to me, the desire came to purchase the textbook of Christian Science, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy. One of the men in my company saw me reading the Sentinel and wanted to know if I was interested in Christian Science. When I informed him that I was interested and had decided to send to Boston for a copy of the textbook, he quietly told me that he had two copies of the book I wanted, one of which he would be very happy to give me.

My interest in Christian Science was not prompted by desire for physical healing, but for relief from a mental unrest that had caused me much trouble ever since childhood. I found my freedom through the earnest study of the textbook, and have also experienced many physical healings. I have been healed of a broken bone, and instantaneously healed of a severe case of blood poisoning through the reading of Science and Health. Sin, in many of its phases, has also been overcome. While profoundly grateful for the physical healings, I am far more grateful for the spiritual understanding of God and man that has unfolded to me through an earnest study of the Bible and our Leader's writings. This understanding has enabled me to help others as well as myself. My greatest desire to-day is to be more obedient to God, and to the teachings of Christ Jesus and Mrs. Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science.

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