Shortly after I became a student of Christian Science, I...

Shortly after I became a student of Christian Science, I was traveling throughout the Middle East. Because people conducted business only in the mornings and evenings in that area, I had a summer of afternoons to study Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy.

Walking along with my Arabian friends one dark night on the shore of the Red Sea, I accidentally fell into the deep end of an empty swimming pool. After the impact of the fall, I began praying silently. As a result, the pain receded.

At my insistence, my friends drove me to our hotel instead of to a hospital. But first they purchased some crutches for me. Then I went to my room. There I prayed and studied Science and Health. I absorbed the teachings of Christian Science as if I had found a spring of pure water in the midst of a desert. As I read, I drank in the spiritual truths until fear had been displaced by a knowledge that the real, spiritual man dwells in God, who is all good.

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June 10, 1991

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