I became a student of Christian Science shortly after I witnessed...

I became a student of Christian Science shortly after I witnessed the healing of my brother when he was a boy of eleven years. I was not yet fifteen, but I was so impressed by this healing that I knew then that Christian Science would be my religion in the future.

My brother had been seriously ill for many weeks with what had been medically diagnosed as an ulcerated intestinal tract. Through lack of nourishment he had become alarmingly emaciated. Two doctors, one a child specialist, said nothing more could be done for him. My mother called a Christian Science practitioner and asked her for treatment for the boy. My brother was healed within two weeks and began to eat normally. Two weeks later he had gained twenty pounds. I soon became a pupil in a Christian Science Sunday School. I can never adequately express my gratitude for the teaching I received, for it was there I learned that Christian Science is a way of life.

As soon as I left the Sunday School at age twenty, I became a member of a branch church and The Mother Church, and shortly thereafter I had the blessing of Christian Science class instruction. At that time I was studying at an art school, and after several years I became a commercial artist as well as a mural painter. I was meeting with success when the economic depression of the thirties deprived me of opportunities for employment in the art field. At the same time I developed a painful condition in my right arm, making it impossible for me to draw or paint. One day when I was feeling greatly alarmed by the whole situation, the thought came to me that I could still think, but I knew that it must be right thinking. I needed a spiritual basis for reasoning—to turn from matter to Spirit, God, as the source of all life and intelligence.

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Testimony of Healing
It is with great humility that I offer this testimony
September 26, 1977

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