God meets all our needs

As a widow in Africa I have been faced with many problems, none more daunting than feeding, clothing, and educating two children after my husband passed on, leaving me with no financial support. Fortunately, I have come to know a new way of life through my study of Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy. The person who gave me the book said that when I read it I should allow the ideas to pass through my mind daily, and this was marvelous. I said to myself, “I will experiment with these new ideas and let the world become my laboratory.” I knew of no Christian Scientists in the region of Cameroon where I live, and knew nothing about Christian Science practitioners. But I had my new Science and Health and my Bible to show me the way. Soon I realized they were all I needed.

I first studied the Lord’s Prayer and its spiritual interpretation on pages 16 and 17 of Science and Health. The line I used most often when faced with situations of lack was, “Give us this day our daily bread,” interpreted by Mrs. Eddy, “Give us grace for to-day; feed the famished affections.” I was also comforted by that strong last line: “For God is infinite, all-power, all Life, Truth, Love, over all, and All.”

I learned many other statements by heart, and they helped me find solutions to the problems I faced every day. When I discovered, after four years, that there was a Christian Science branch church in Yaounde, which was almost 300 kilometers from my home, I gave up my teaching job and moved closer to that city. I joined the local church and also became a member of The Mother Church (in Boston).

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