[Original in Spanish]

"I am the Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the...

"I am the Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage" (Ex. 20:2).

By means of this testimony I wish to express my gratitude to God and to Christian Science for having freed me from addiction to drugs and from prison. In 1963 I was arrested and taken to the California Rehabilitation Center so that I might submit to treatments for drug addiction. I was already familiar with the therapeutic system used in those places as this was not the first time I had been in jails or prisons. This time, nevertheless, while I was contemplating my situation, it occurred to me that in all the time I had spent in these places, I had never known or heard it said that any student of Christian Science had found himself in similar difficulties.

After thinking about this for a long time, I decided to talk with the Christian Science Field Worker about my problem and ask him to help me. During our conversation he asked me whether I had ever been helped through Christian Science. I replied that I never had been, as I did not know how it worked. Before I left, the worker promised to help me. The following week he presented me with the Spanish translation of Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, and I commenced to read.

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April 27, 1968

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