Our family became interested in...

Our family became interested in Christian Science through the help a neighbor received from a Christian Science practitioner. Though I was only slightly interested in this Science at first, through years of study and increased understanding of its teachings it now is the greatest joy of my life.

During the First World War and at a time of extreme need I was wonderfully healed of what was then called Spanish influenza. My wife and I had just moved to a new address in a strange city, where I had obtained work. On Saturday I came home in misery and suffered greatly during the night. We had no telephone and knew no local practitioners, but we did know that there was a Church of Christ, Scientist, in the neighborhood, as we were planning to attend it the next day. On Sunday morning, before Sunday School was to convene, my wife walked to this church to locate a practitioner and ask for help. She was introduced to the Sunday School superintendent, who was also a practitioner, and told her of my condition. My wife was informed that there was no such thing as a new disease to be feared, and was told of the availability of God's help in our extremity. The practitioner said she would immediately help us before the Sunday School opened.

With this assurance my wife returned home, only to find I was not there. During the time of my wife's interview with the practitioner I had been immediately healed, had dressed, and had gone out for a walk. Our joy knew no bounds. During the intervening years many other proofs of God's ever-present care have been ours, especially in the rearing of our children. Injuries from accidents, and almost every sort of problem that mortal mind could present, have been healed.

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Testimony of Healing
My mother had Christian Science...
March 22, 1952

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