Christian Science was introduced to me about twenty years ago...

Christian Science was introduced to me about twenty years ago when I was drinking in the bar of a public house.

At that time I was experiencing severe domestic difficulties, which had become a great strain, and an acquaintance whom I met in this bar, although not a Christian Scientist himself, recommended I read some literature on the subject, as he was sure I would derive much benefit from it.

A few weeks later, while in a northern city where I worked, it occurred to me that I might find in the telephone directory an address where I could obtain the literature, and I saw such a place listed in the city center. About noon I went to this address, and as I entered the building, a woman standing just inside opened an inner door through which I went without question. To my surprise I found that I had joined the congregation of a church service. My first thought was to go out again, but in curiosity I decided to stay. I knew nothing of Churches of Christ, Scientist, or their services, but I realized later that I had been divinely guided to that Wednesday midday testimony meeting, one of only two held at a noon hour in England at that time. How true in my experience are these words from the Scriptures (Rev. 3:8): "Behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it"!

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December 5, 1970

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