In 1995, my adult son passed on, and in the following years I was searching to find an understanding of God and answers to the many questions I had about life. I had no religious background to fall back on, but had always believed that there was a God.

One day, I asked my stepsister, whom I didn't know very well, which church she attended. She told me about a healing she'd had in Christian Science, and I found that she'd been a Christian Scientist for many years. After talking with her, I decided to go to the Christian Science Reading Room in our town, and I bought a copy of Science and Health. I began reading the book. I didn't understand it all, but what I did understand touched my heart, and I felt that it was right. I felt this was a lifelong self-improvement program. After reading Science and Health three or four times, I started attending a local branch Church of Christ, Scientist.

After a move in 2001, I collapsed from exhaustion, and a friend took me to the hospital, where I spent a week recuperating from pneumonia. I was also diagnosed as having Type II diabetes. I was then released from the hospital and spent another week with friends before returning home. I was in touch with a Christian Science practitioner, and she helped me by answering a lot of my questions. I did not ask her for specific prayer. I wasn't even thinking that I could be healed through prayer.

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Testimony of Healing
March 9, 2009

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