Seeds sown in Sunday School bear fruit years later

When sixteen years of age I was healed of a most embarrassing and distressing condition which had been troubling me for about five years and which had not responded to various medical treatments. An aunt took me to a Christian Science Sunday School, and the teacher told us that it is God "who healeth all thy diseases" (Ps. 103:3). After the other pupils had gone, I timidly inquired if she thought God could heal me of my problem. Her prompt assurance led me to call on a practitioner, and in one visit I was completely freed from the difficulty. The healing has been permanent. In my gratitude I began the study of the writings of Mary Baker Eddy and attended the Sunday School regularly for almost two years. At that time I had an instantaneous healing of chronic tonsillitis and have never had another attack in over twenty-nine years.

However, through a series of unpleasant incidents I formed unfair and erroneous conclusions about Christian Science and left the Sunday School. Then for more than twenty years I suffered all kinds of physical ailments, doctored continuously, and searched vainly for happiness. One day I came upon some reading matter which had a vaguely familiar tone, and recognizing some thoughts which were based on the truth, I immediately looked up a Christian Science Reading Room and borrowed a copy of the textbook, Science and Health by our Leader, Mrs. Eddy. The seeds of Truth sown many years before were to bear fruit; indeed they never can be lost.

It was like finding a cool spring in a parched desert to read again the Bible and our Leader's writings, and I felt like the prodigal son. This experience was a home-coming in more ways than one. It was the means of returning to the United States from war-stricken Europe.

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Testimony of Healing
Recovery from meningitis comes while reading ninety-first Psalm
February 5, 1949

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