Needs met, doors opened

Our family came into Christian Science through the dramatic healing of my older sister when she was four years old and I was two. I was much too young at the time to fully realize the impact of this significant healing, but I often heard my mother share the events. It definitely changed the course of the religious practices in our home. My sister had accidentally ingested over 90 tablets of orange-flavored baby aspirin, which she mistakenly thought was candy. When my parents discovered this, she was rushed to the hospital, where the doctors gave them little hope for her recovery. My mother, who was just beginning to learn something of Christian Science, called a Christian Science practitioner for help through prayer, and a near instantaneous healing was the result.

After this impressive healing, my parents felt they must investigate Christian Science and thus began a lifelong study of this religion in our family. I still have some vague memories of being in the nursery/child-care room of our branch Church of Christ, Scientist, and then my very first Sunday School class. I progressed through all the classes in Sunday School to eventually graduate at age 20.

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