When Christian Science was...

When Christian Science was very new to me, I awakened one morning with a severe pain in my abdomen. Still in bondage to my old habits of thought and action, I immediately made an appointment with our family physician, who examined me that same day. He told me that I had an infected gland which had affected my abdomen and that surgery was required. He promptly made arrangements for my admittance into a hospital on the coming Saturday, gave me an injection, and sent me home.

At home I felt both fear and despondency, which prompted me to pray; and as I did, my thought turned to my newly purchased copy of the textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy. I had read just enough to know that if what I had read was the truth, I would not need that operation.

I decided to call a practitioner, and she advised me what to study in Science and Health and said that she would begin work for me immediately. So I embarked on my first experience in Christian Science.

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Testimony of Healing
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November 23, 1963

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