God’s care proved in remote wilderness

Christian Science found me when I picked up a Sentinel in a laundromat in Bloomington, Indiana, in the mid-1960s. I had been searching for the God that is Love, after being told that God works in mysterious ways and we can’t know why He causes the death of a loved one. This was told to me after my young wife died shortly after childbirth. I could not accept a God who was capable of both good and evil, a God who would cause the death of my wife. What I read in the Sentinel offered the answers I had been seeking.

Staying up late after attending classes—I was a music major at Indiana University—in about three days and nights, I read the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy. I knew I had found a truly demonstrable religion. I joined the Christian Science organization at the university, and I was buoyed by some wonderful testimonies and new friendships. From there I went on to learn more about Christian Science and cultivate a deep trust in God. 

Several years later, I had ended up teaching percussion and playing in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. During the short summer breaks, I headed north, scouting out leasable land on which to build a cabin, and found a spot about four hundred miles north of Saskatoon. The site was surrounded by water, so it was only accessible by boat during the warm months, or by walking over the ice during the winter.

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Testimony of Healing
Stomach pain quickly healed
January 8, 2018

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