[Original testimony in German]

It is eleven years since I first heard of Christian Science...

It is eleven years since I first heard of Christian Science at a time when my attitude towards it was very skeptical. I had a certain prejudice against all religious dogma. The almost instantaneous healing of my mother after years of illness, and the rapid restoration to health of my father-in-law, who had been very ill, had been insufficient to convince me, and even my wife's attendance at the Wednesday evening testimony meetings caused me to have an antagonistic attitude toward this teaching.

During a time of stress my wife turned to our Father-Mother God that He might help her. In sincere, silent prayer she prayed, "Not my will, but thine, be done." This was the beginning of my healing. On that Wednesday night I asked my wife if she was going to her meeting adding at the same time that if she wished to go, I had no objections. This experience, and her rapid healing from severe blood poison ing and inflamed lymphatic glands, caused me to reflect and to have the desire and courage to begin walking in the path of the understanding of Truth. The thought, What will your friends and acquaintances say? still appeared to be an insurmountable obstacle; yet after attending two Wednesday evening meetings the desire to attend a Sunday service overcame that timidity. Since that day I have attended regularly.

September 30, 1933
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