The testimonies shared by others have often given me the courage...

The testimonies shared by others have often given me the courage to prove the healing power of the Christ in my own situation. It is my hope that this testimony of spiritual regeneration will be beneficial to those who read it.

I participated actively in orthodox churches prior to my introduction to Christian Science. Though I loved the church that I chose to join in my early teens, I found its teachings insufficient to satisfy my growing need for a practical religion. At that time I was at doctor's constantly, receiving pills and shots for numerous physical ailments. I also suffered from insomnia and feelings of inferiority. Ignorant of my God-given freedom, I allowed superstition to govern my actions. But I prayed frequently and earnestly for relief from these bonds, and within a short time my prayers were specifically answered.

In I Peter we read (3:15), "Sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you." During the summer between my junior and senior years of high school, I felt impelled to ask an attractive girl, who lived in the cabin across from mine at a nondenominational camp I was attending, why she was so healthy and happy. It has been a constant source of gratitude for me ever since that this young Christian Science girl was ready to give a reason for the hope in her. I knew from the moment she began explaining Christian Science that she had something very special that would help me too.

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August 30, 1969

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