It was my good fortune to be...

It was my good fortune to be brought up in a home where Truth was the only physician, and I attended a Christian Science Sunday School for several years. However, when I left home, and when worldly attractions were presented to me, I failed to use my earlier training and eventually acquired the habits of smoking and social drinking.

Despite the fact that I did not abide by all the requirements of Christian Science, my love for it ran through my experience like a golden thread, and during my four years in uniform in the Second World War, I frequently sought its help. Before going into combat, I was transferred to a branch of the Army in which I had had no training. Feeling very lonely and fearful, I sought the help of a Christian Science Wartime Minister in London, England. I had only one interview with this worker, but it calmed and encouraged me so that I went away with confidence and enthusiasm.

A few days later I was on the Continent, and while awaiting transportation to a forward company, I had a chance encounter with an officer of my acquaintance. He made inquiry as to what I was doing; and when I informed him of my transfer, he told me that he knew of a post for which I was qualified and for which there were no immediate replacements available on the Continent. The result of this unfoldment was that I again found myself in the branch of service which I liked and in which I was able to serve satisfactorily for the remainder of the war.

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Testimony of Healing
Christian Science was first...
January 23, 1954

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