I have known the term Christian Science for a long time, actually...

I have known the term Christian Science for a long time, actually long before I became a follower of Christ. I first heard of it when I was a student at a school for the education of teachers of religion in Sumatra. At that time I did not know at all that years later it would be Christian Science that, through the light of Truth, Christ, would release me from the burdens of life and great suffering, bringing true happiness in my heart.

When I graduated in 1973, my parents told me that they were no longer able to pay my tuition for a higher education. They required me to stay with an older brother who was already married and was living in Jakarta. My brother was very resentful, and consequently he was often harsh to me. I became ill with depression, which caused tremors, and this hampered my activities at college. I suffered from insomnia. Often I had to be absent from work. I was constantly under medical care, and still I wasn't healed.

A friend invited me to stay in his home so as to relieve my brother from caring for me. When my condition did not change, however, this friend also became impatient. From then on, I moved from place to place.

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June 10, 1996

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