One day in 1923, I walked onto the veranda of our home in...

One day in 1923, I walked onto the veranda of our home in Brisbane, Queensland, and found my father engrossed in a book he told me was Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, and that it was the textbook of Christian Science. This teaching, he added, was what he and my mother, for a considerable time, had been looking for. As our family religious background was Protestant, and we had a leaning toward homeopathy, it did not take long for us to accept the teachings of Christian Science. Both parents were active for years in branch church work.

I was in my early twenties at the time of this first interest, and over the next twenty–five years attended Christian Science church services at home and overseas, joining The Mother Church in 1948. I then joined a branch church. I have enjoyed active church work and have been privileged to undertake a number of church offices. In 1968, I had class instruction, and this opened up for me a wider and more joyous awareness of my responsibilities in world affairs and to my fellowman.

Some two years ago I was retired, on account of age, from the business with which I had been connected for many years, but after six months I returned to further activities in the same business. Since then I have never been in better health or more active in business and family affairs. All this stems from the understanding I have gained in Christian Science, particularly in respect to my spiritual identity. The study and practice of Christian Science has brought me many healings, including the instantaneous healing of the smoking habit, which came with the desire to join a branch church with the sole aim of being of service. I have also been healed of burns and bruised and an injury to my foot from a power mower. Practice of Science has given me success in business and more harmonious cooperation with my fellowman.

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February 24, 1973

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