I was born in Istanbul, Turkey, and as an adult I immigrated...

I was born in Istanbul, Turkey, and as an adult I immigrated to the United States. At a time when I was living in New York City I suffered with a severe condition of asthma. I went to the doctor twice a week and took two kinds of medication four times a day.

Feeling I couldn't go on this way and seeking some kind of change, I moved to Los Angeles in 1976. I was going to look for a new doctor there because my medication was almost used up. (I had brought $200 worth from New York.) I was unhappy over the whole situation.

One year later some relatives moved to Los Angeles from New York. One of them had had healings in Christian Science, and I found this teaching through him. I started going to a branch church. Then I asked a woman at church how Christian Science heals. She made some helpful comments and told me to buy the book Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy and read it from cover to cover. That, she said, would enable me to learn about healing. I bought the book and started reading, even though I could read or write little in English. It was a very interesting study and it became very joyful.

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August 18, 1986

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