[Original in Japanese]

I began smoking and drinking while attending art school

I began smoking and drinking while attending art school. For twenty years after that, not only was I unable to stop, but I was more and more often at drinking parties, becoming a strong drinker, although I did not get drunk. My friends tried to make me drink until I was intoxicated, and there was no end to this bad cycle.

At Christmastime in 1972, a kind church member took me to a Sunday service at a Church of Christ, Scientist. There I felt my years of questions regarding Christianity were answered. Beginning with the New Year I was privileged to attend the Sunday services and Wednesday testimony meetings regularly.

Words of Current Interest
June 21, 1975

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