I first turned to Christian Science...

I first turned to Christian Science for help when our young son had a severe case of croup and was becoming continually more distressed. As the doctor was leaving the house on the fifth day, he advised me not to be away from the child for long at a time and to call him if I thought it at all necessary. I became fearful, and decided to call a sister-in-law, a Christian Scientist, to ask what I must do to have Christian Science help. She advised me to telephone a practitioner in a nearby city, and I placed a call at once. The doctor was courteously dismissed.

When I returned to our son's room after a conversation with the practitioner, he was sleeping peacefully for the first time in six days and nights. I was almost afraid to bend over his crib, but when I did I saw that his color had returned and was normal. His entire appearance was very comforting to me. I still recall the sense of deep gratitude I felt to God for Christian Science and for that alert practitioner, whose knowledge of the truth had freed the baby instantly.

This healing started me on the highway to greater peace and understanding as I studied the literature which my sister-in-law lovingly sent me. Soon I had a copy of Science and Health by our Leader. As I studied and tried to apply the truths I was learning, many of our daily trials became steppingstones to happier living.

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Testimony of Healing
It is my humble and grateful...
December 29, 1962

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