[Original in German]

Before I was led to Christian Science, I had many ills

Before I was led to Christian Science, I had many ills. The aftereffects of jaundice and gallbladder attacks gave me a great deal of trouble, and a valvular defect of the heart, pronounced incurable, plagued me constantly. I envied every person who was able to live without medication, because I believed I had to take various kinds of medicine all the time, although they proved ineffectual.

In my youth I often gave thought to the nature of existence and our creator. In those days I was attending a Protestant church in my hometown, but I didn't find any satisfactory answers in the pastor's sermons. As a pupil in my last year of secondary school, I continuously endeavored to be with other Christian young people and to take part in various church-related events. Still, I didn't find what I was searching for.

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June 13, 1983

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