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I came into Christian Science as a result of my parents’ search for God. It was in Nigeria, where they were, humanly speaking, poor and uneducated and were struggling to raise a family of six children. My parents were often sick and always somewhat disillusioned about life’s prospects.
Because my mom wanted to be able to read the Bible, she enrolled in primary school classes that took place at night, after a full day’s work. Her deep love for learning spurred her on. She graduated from high school and went in search of a church that would teach her the right way to worship God. She had no clue as to where to find what she was looking for, nor was she absolutely sure that what she was looking for really existed, but she kept on.
Our family would often attend different churches. As time went by, things started to improve for us, and my dad joined us in the search. One of the churches we visited was run by a minister who shared metaphysical truths from his pulpit. This was different from anything we’d ever heard before. It was such a wonderful time in our lives, and we enjoyed it very much.
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Steve Okwor is a Christian Science nurse who lives in Boston, Massachusetts.
Marie Jureit-Beamish, Eileen Stoecklin, Candace Gibson, Anna Willis, Greetings
The scientific certainty of healing
Spiritual ascendency alone heals
Real preventive care
How much do you know of Christian Science?
Allison W. Phinney
"Feed my lambs."
Photograph by Carolyn McGown
Beholding the glories of substance
Pole vault perfection
Healing in the mountains
Healed of a chemical burn
Barbara Carlson with contributions from Rod Carlson
Ankle injury healed
T. Michael Fish
Healing: drawing closer to God
David C. Kennedy