I was introduced to Christian Science by my husband, who was...

I Was introduced to Christian Science by my husband, who was a new student of this Science when we married. At first I was antagonistic to its teachings. Then I was healed of a severely swollen ankle through my husband's prayers and the prayerful help of a Christian Science practitioner. This was the turning point at which I began to study Christian Science.

I had completed my academic studies and needed a job. I looked for employment for over a year without success. Then I asked a practitioner to pray for me. She told me about the one language of Spirit. She had had no previous knowledge of my feelings about the Afrikaans language. But on my second visit I confessed to her my hatred for the language and its people for what I saw them as doing to my people—the blacks in South Africa. To me, Afrikaans was the oppressor's language. I felt I would be betraying my people if I spoke it, although I had studied it at school because it was a compulsory subject for all blacks.

November 2, 1987

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