As a youngster I recall, before my family was introduced to...

As a youngster I recall, before my family was introduced to Christian Science, my mother suffered a great deal. The doctors who were attending her had operated for a stomach disorder but gave no encouragement of improvement. She was left in a state of hopeless despair.

It was at this time a kind friend of the family told my mother to try Christian Science treatment, in view of the dismal medical prognosis. Willing to try anything that offered hope of relief, Mother called on a Christian Science practitioner, who immediately commenced prayerful treatment. Through her own study of the Bible, and Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy, and the prayers of the practitioner, Mother gained a glimpse of her true spiritual identity and was completely healed.

We children—a sister, a brother, and I—began attending Sunday School at a nearby Church of Christ, Scientist. The spiritual truths I learned there were the basis for the many proofs I've had since of God's healing presence.

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October 2, 1976

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