Many Years Ago, I was attending a self-improvement seminar when a gentleman sitting near me evidently sensed I was not very happy and had many problems on my mind. He smiled, leaned forward, and handed me copies of the Sentinel and The Christian Science Journal, which he happened to have with him. He suggested I might benefit from reading them.

What he didn't realize was that at that time I was out of work, had girlfriend troubles, and was taking costly medication for a painful respiratory disorder. I said to myself: "You don't have anything to lose here. Why don't you try reading these magazines?" And that's what I did. Even though English is my second language, I began to read them almost immediately. The first thing I noticed was that they were not imposing anything upon me. They were to the point, with no plan to indoctriate anyone or make readers fear eternal damnation. Most important, when I read the testimonies of those who had been healed, I knew I just had to pursue Christian Science!

Soon I began attending services help by an informal group in Atteridgeville, west of Pretoria, and I started to read Science and Health. People at church suggested I might speak to a Christian Science practitioner to help me pray about my lack of a job and my physical problem, which I did. She encouraged me to really study the Bible and Mrs. Eddy's writings, and made many helpful recommendations.

Enjoy 1 free Sentinel article or audio program each month, including content from 1898 to today.

June 28, 2010

We'd love to hear from you!

Easily submit your testimonies, articles, and poems online.