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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February 18, 1980

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