As a child I had the inspiration of attending a Christian Science Sunday School...

As a child I had the inspiration of attending a Christian Science Sunday School. After high school I worked in the office of a pediatrician. I really could not see any inconsistency in this at the time. Christ Jesus said (Luke 16:13): "No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon." I could not work in the medical field and still adhere to the teachings of Christian Science, but I had to learn this.

I later married and had three lovely daughters. One girl suffered from asthma. My husband's job was transferred to the West Coast, where he was laid off within three weeks because a contract was not renewed. We chose to stay in the area, rather than be transferred back to our former home, as the opportunities for employment of his skills seemed to be greater there. He was able to find work, but it was not in his chosen field, so we were living on a lot less income.

My daughter's condition grew worse, and a physician told me that she would have to take medication the rest of her life for asthma. I went home very discouraged. As I thought about the situation, the inspiration came to me that Christian Science could heal her. My grandmother, a practitioner listed in The Christian Science Journal, had been sending me copies of the Sentinel through the years, but I did not always read them. I found one and began to read. The joy it gave me was as though I had discovered Christian Science for the first time. I called a practitioner to begin treatment for our daughter after I had discussed the matter with my husband. In several days the child was free enough to resume normal activities. I enrolled the girls in the Sunday School of a Church of Christ, Scientist, and I started attending church services again.

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Testimony of Healing
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February 27, 1978

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