When I was eleven years old, my mother was healed overnight,...

When I was eleven years old, my mother was healed overnight, through the prayers of a Christian Science practitioner, of the desire to smoke cigarettes. Seeing the results of this religion, my mother became an ardent student. Although my father did not take up the study of Christian Science, he allowed my sister and me to make our own choice regarding religion.

I attended a Christian Science Sunday School for a while, but then I attended other Protestant Sunday Schools and finally stopped attending any church at all. At this point I began smoking and drinking and taking drugs. (In college I quit smoking but still drank and took drugs.)

Later, when I was living in a different state, away from my parents, this line from Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy kept coming to me: "And Love is reflected in love." I know now that the prayers of my mother were having their effect. Shortly thereafter my life turned around. I moved home and spent a whole year studying the Bible and the writings of Mrs. Eddy and talking regularly with a Christian Science practitioner. Within that year I was permanently healed of the drinking and drugs. Then I joined a branch church and The Mother Church. Since then I've been an active member in several branch churches and have had the opportunity to take Christian Science class instruction.

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Testimony of Healing
"In God I will praise his word, in God I have put my trust;...
May 14, 1990

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