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Skin disease and anemia overcome through God's all-power
During the Second World War, I was training with the Royal Air Force in Canada. On my weekend leaves I stayed with a family of Christian Scientists, the first Scientists I had met. During our conversations, Science was sometimes mentioned, but it made little impression on me. Because I could see evidence of disease every day, I felt that anyone who said that disease is unreal was looking at the world through rose-colored glasses.
Toward the end of the training course, I was afflicted with a skin disease called scabies, which covered both thighs and was painful and unsightly. Medical treatment, received at the base hospital, brought no improvement. When the training course ended, I was transferred to another airfield, a journey that took two days by train.
While I was traveling, some of the healings my Scientist friends had related came to mind, and I thought, "Maybe I should try Christian Science treatment, test it to see if it really works." On arrival at my new base, I obtained a pass and immediately visited a Christian Science Minister for Armed Services Personnel. He was very loving and patient with me, and he gave me a Bible and a copy of Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy to study. He also said he would help me through prayer.
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Spiritual listening—vital to education
BEATRICE S. PETERSON
Take time today
JUDITH ANN HARDY
Opposing error "promptly and persistently"
CONSTANCE S. SAMMIS
Work and the demand for excellence
RICHARD C. BERGENHEIM
Getting out of the pressure cooker
CAROLYN LOUISE CLARK
Since nobody told me
Sticking to the realities of being
GEOFFREY J. BARRATT
Which way should we go?
BEULAH M. ROEGGE
Finding our real brotherhood
Jean Luce Lee
God leads me home
Mary Elizabeth Barton
Tuberculosis in its last stages healed
EVELYN UHRHAN IRVING
Affirming Mind the source of intelligence results in scholarship
KAREN JEAN MILLER with contributions from PAMELA J. MILLER
Christian Science college organization—a healing support
SANDRA FISHER CALLAWAY