Christian Science first touched my life at a time of great need

Christian Science first touched my life at a time of great need. I had just had a surgical operation, and little hope had been offered for my recovery. I was a young boy at the time. An aunt who was a Christian Scientist came to visit me. She stood at my bedside for a few moments of what I later learned was silent prayer. From that moment on I began to recover. This aunt loaned my mother (her sister) a copy of Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy, and she frequently mailed us copies of Christian Science periodicals.

Mother began to study Science and Health, and she found in it what she was looking for. I was early impressed by a healing of a severe scald Mother sustained when a pot of hot tea spilled in her lap. She quickly retired to her room to read from Science and Health, and she was soon relieved of pain. Complete healing followed, just from reading this book.

Before we learned of Christian Science, Mother had wanted her children to learn the Bible, and she had sent us to Protestant Sunday Schools. But when Christian Science literature came to us we found it more satisfying. As our country village did not have a branch church, we children quit attending Sunday School and gained much from our home study, especially of the Bible Lessons outlined in the Quarterly.

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February 16, 1987

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