Jesus' statement (John 10:10)...

Jesus' statement (John 10:10), "I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly," has been proved true in my experience since I have become a sincere student of Christian Science.

At the age of ten I was left an orphan. My brother and I were placed in a boarding school by our guardian. I was a frightened, lonesome child. When I was sixteen I became aware of Christian Science. A distant family connection, a dear woman who was a Scientist, expressed so much love to us that it made a deep impression on me. She shared her home generously. Her light was really shining.

I accepted Christian Science without understanding it at all. However, it helped me in my work while I attended a university. Also I had an instantaneous healing of measles during that time with the help of a practitioner. Immediately after graduation, I married a man whose people were students of Christian Science. We attended church but did not become members. In a sense, we took all and gave nothing. All the worldly pursuits had great attraction for us. We smoked and drank. Finally a tragedy occurred to friends of ours. It was a dreadful thing and left me weak and frightened. I was a wreck, physically and mentally. There followed eight difficult years. Nothing was right. Many times I was on the verge of suicide. My marriage was not happy. In vain, I tried heavy drinking to stop thinking.

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Testimony of Healing
I should like to express my gratitude...
October 13, 1962

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