I have witnessed many healings...

I have witnessed many healings in my family as a result of the study and application of Christian Science. I myself have been healed of many of the so-called children's diseases; I was healed of a second-degree burn at the age of seven years; divine Love has guided me throughout a harmonious marriage and the adoption of two precious children and has met my financial needs in every way. At no time has a doctor or medicine of any kind been needed.

The healing of smoking came to me after many months of study and much help from practitioners and has meant more in my progress in Christian Science than any other healing. For many years I habitually smoked cigarettes and could see no harm in that or in social drinking now and then. I thought, to justify myself, that the requirement for members of the Church of Christ, Scientist, not to smoke was just old-fashioned and would be changed sometime. This habit seemed more important to me than church membership at that time, though I had been reared in the Christian Science Sunday School and knew no other religion. I could attend services and lectures and enjoy all the privileges of a member, yes, all but the opportunity to actually serve the Cause of Christian Science.

I finally began to see that the reward for being obedient to the requirements of the letter was far greater than the joy and satisfaction I was getting from tobacco and alcohol. I was in Boston one year at the time of the Annual Meeting of The Mother Church; and just because I had allowed smoking and social drinking to keep me from membership, I was not qualified to attend this meeting—which was something I had looked forward to all my life.

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Testimony of Healing
As a child I was very frail
October 9, 1965

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