Several years ago, while I was...

Several years ago, while I was still attending a church of another denomination, I started to study Christian Science, and I had a great desire to become a member of a branch Church of Christ, Scientist. During this time, with the help of a Christian Science practitioner, I was healed of migraine of long standing.

Because of a great many fears about past mistakes and the feeling that I lacked the intelligence to understand Science and Health, I stopped going to any church for a few years. However, I still read the periodicals of the Church and the Bible Lessons from the Christian Science Quarterly. The seed had been sown, and I knew that what I wanted and needed was a better understanding of God and of man, made in His image and likeness.

I became very ill, and because of my own fears and those of the family, who were not Scientists, I consented to visit a physician; I also saw an osteopath and heart specialist. Their prescriptions did not help. After several months of much suffering, I turned completely to God and asked Him to show me the way. I held firmly to the truth in Mrs. Eddy's poem "Feed My Sheep,"' the first lines of which read (Poems, p. 14):

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Testimony of Healing
My gratitude for Christian Science...
December 12, 1959

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