I was guided to Christian Science...

I was guided to Christian Science in 1929, at a time when I thirsted for a clearer understanding of God and His creation, man. Mine had always been a simple faith in God. I had no belief whatsoever in dogma or creed, and church services left me dissatisfied. In 1929 I left Sydney, Australia, where I was then residing, for a visit to the United States of America.

Traveling by train from San Francisco to New York, I soon found myself enjoying an interesting conversation with a pleasant American, who as a result of our discourse asked me if I was a Christian Scientist. I had to admit ignorance of the religion; then he proceeded to enlighten me sufficiently to whet my appetite for more knowledge of it. On my return journey to San Francisco some weeks later, I purchased my first copy of the textbook, Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy.

Later, on the voyage back to Australia, I was invited to attend a service to be held in a certain passenger's suite on the following Sunday. This turned out to be my first Christian Science service. I was profoundly impressed, so much so that I felt that I was a part of this movement, that the Lesson-Sermon in the Christian Science Quarterly was an expression of the truth, and that this was the only religion I could understand and was one in which I very much wanted to believe. After the service, I addressed a letter to my wife in which I asked her to make inquiries concerning a Church of Christ, Scientist, and a Reading Room near our home.

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Testimony of Healing
Immediately upon taking up...
December 1, 1962

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