Christian Science was brought to my notice about ten...

Christian Science was brought to my notice about ten years ago, when I was most desirous of finding a Sunday school for my children. I was brought up in an orthodox church, but as I grew older it did not seem to meet my needs, and so I drifted from one church to another, but found no satisfaction. For years I parted from religion; then I married and had children and eventually came to Durban, South Africa. I did not know to which church I should send the children. Then a neighbor asked me if I would care to go to a Christian Science meeting with her, and I consented, although I had never heard the name "Christian Science" before. The simple service so impressed me that I knew I had found that for which I had been looking so long. The following Sunday my children attended the Christian Science Sunday School, and they have had that privilege ever since, for which I am profoundly grateful. This proved to me the truth of our Leader's words in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 1), where she says: "Thoughts unspoken are not unknown to the divine Mind. Desire is prayer; and no loss can occur from trusting God with our desires, that they may be moulded and exalted before they take form in words and in deeds."

We have had many healings in our home, but the most outstanding one was the healing of a mastoid abscess of the ear; years ago in London a sister of mine had a very serious operation for this same trouble and lost her hearing. In Christian Science we know that "whatsoever God doeth, it shall be for ever." I am also very grateful for my son's healing of a fractured collar bone. Work was lovingly taken up by a practitioner, and we all did our mental work. Three days later we went for a holiday to the coast, and the boy was able to go in bathing without any inconvenience. A few weeks later he was playing cricket, then later Rugby and soccer, without any ill effects.

September 29, 1934

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