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When I became acquainted with Christian Science, I was a very...

When I became acquainted with Christian Science, I was a very unhappy person. My daughters had married and were living far away from us. My husband, who was a bank examiner, traveled a great deal, and my father, who had been living with us, had moved, having remarried. For me the world had come to an end. Christian Science illumined my life, opening a wide horizon before me, demolishing a great wall of materialism.

While en route to another city by bus, to be of help to a daughter who was expecting a baby, I sat beside a Christian Scientist. During the conversation that ensued, I was healed of a painful inflamed gum, caused by a broken tooth. The Scientist began telling me of the wonderful things Christian Science has done for mankind, healing the sick and solving problems. I was so absorbed in hearing how Christ Jesus healed and in learning that today there are spiritual healings like those he performed, I completely forgot the gum and the pain. When I got off the bus at my destination, there were no longer any points of the tooth in the gum, which was smooth, without pain, and completely healed.

That instantaneous healing touched me deeply. I resolved to study Christian Science and to join First Church of Christ, Scientist, in my home city, Sao Paulo. There I met practitioners who spoke to me of Mrs. Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science. Since that time I have received innumerable benefits, as have my husband and my family. We moved to Rio de Janeiro, where we now live. I have served as Second Reader of a branch Church of Christ, Scientist, and have also taught in the Sunday School.

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May 30, 1977

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