[Original in Swedish]

I consider it a privilege to have grown up in a truly Christian...

I consider it a privilege to have grown up in a truly Christian home, in an atmosphere of joy and harmony, not of heaviness and gloom. The thought of God as a loving Father was predominant.

A healing through prayer which occurred before we were interested in Christian Science stands out among my first memories. A physician was rarely seen in our home, but once when one of my sisters was seriously ill, one was called. After finishing his examination he vehemently exclaimed: "Why didn't you call me earlier? This is scarlet fever, and I'm going to send her to the isolation hospital for contagious diseases. I'll be back tomorrow."

After he had gone, my mother said, "Now let us pray," and she and I knelt and prayed. What I prayed, I don't remember, but I know that when we stood up after praying I was filled with a jubilant feeling that now all would be well, God was taking care of it. The following day the doctor was puzzled and had to declare, "I must have been mistaken. The child is well." I was six or seven when this occurred.

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April 1, 1972

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