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IN THE SENTINEL dated January 17, 2000, there was an invitation for those who were interested in serving the healing Cause of Christian Science as a Christian Science nurse to contact The Mother Church.

This was first brought to my notice by a member of our local Christian Science Society (now a church), who suggested I consider applying. He said I expressed qualities that were necessary for a Christian Science nurse. Well, I didn't think so. Also, I didn't think I wanted to leave my thriving business, my home, five sisters, and especially my mother. I was her only son. She would not want me to leave to receive training and find work, I thought. I said to myself that I was doing very well at home with my dedication to church work. I had served my society as clerk and as First and Second Reader. I had also helped organize lectures and assisted in establishing our local Reading Room. I thought I had done pretty well for our church! So the idea of Christian Science nursing was put on the back burner.

In August 2000, I traveled to my annual Christian Science association meeting. After the meeting, I talked to my teacher regarding Christian Science nursing, and she confirmed that I expressed the qualities necessary to make a good nurse. We also talked about all my reasons for not considering Christian Science nursing. In the end I realized that these were selfish reasons. It was all "I" this and "I" that, and all about "me, me, me."

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Testimony of Healing
September 13, 2010

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