In my late teens I left Sunday School, and, like the prodigal son in the Bible, decided to see what the world had to offer. It was during this time that two significant healings occurred.

When I left school at 16, I got a job as an assistant to a firm of surveyors. At 17 I became very ill with a throat infection, just a few weeks before I was due to leave and go on to a surveyor's/cartographer's course. One of the partners in the firm I worked for became concerned and visited me at home just before the course was to begin. My mother, a devoted Christian Scientist, had been supporting me through prayer, and had also asked a Christian Science practitioner to pray for me. I wasn't able to eat much, and any attempt at swallowing even liquids was painful.

The morning after the partner's visit, a letter arrived in the mail from the firm where I worked. The senior partner had decided I should take the rest of the time off before I started my course in order to recuperate, and so had sent me some sick pay to cover the time in question. Imagine their surprise when I walked into the office at the usual time the same day— to return the money and resume work! I was perfectly healed, with not a trace of the infection. The partner who had seen me the afternoon before could not believe his eyes, and asked me what had happened. When I told him I had been healed through Christian Science, he immediately requested a copy of Science and Health to read, which he did in the space of about a week.

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Testimony of Healing
May 3, 2010

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