I am very grateful to God for Christian Science

I am very grateful to God for Christian Science. It has explained to me the nature of God and of man as His reflection. I am also grateful to God for Mrs. Eddy, our Leader, through whom this wonderful and most practical religion has come. When I have been confronted with problems of limitation and lack, radical reliance on God through the teachings of Christian Science has unfolded opportunities for real growth in my life.

After the first semester of my freshman year in college, my father told me that I couldn't continue in my studies. He believed that he could no longer afford to send me to school, since we had quite a big family and he was the only breadwinner. During this time I tried very hard to find a job so that I could at least support myself while I went to school. But I think I placed too much emphasis on human planning because everything seemed to go wrong. Then I decided to tell my problem to a Christian Science practitioner and work it out through prayer. I tried very hard to study more and place my whole trust in God. The practitioner helped me see that my needs would be met as a result of understanding more of God and man.

A week before the next semester opened, a cousin offered me work in a big manufacturing firm as an apprentice with a contract of two years. With this I was able to pay my share of my college expenses. Also, at that time, my father asked me to inquire at the Philippine Veterans Administration Office about his unused educational benefit. I went and found out that my father's name was not included in their list of veterans, and that they also had no record of him using any educational benefits. Nonetheless, the office suggested that I submit pertinent papers to show proof of my father's veteran status (i.e., his serial number, rank, etc.).

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March 8, 1982

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