A desire to learn about true healing

Manny Pena

Manny Pena
Christian Science Nurse
Los Angeles, California

“I had been sitting on the sidelines with Christian Science for many years. Then one day I found myself embroiled in a conflict with the hospital where I worked as an emergency room nurse. I thought, maybe it’s time to look into this Science. I began to study and attend church. The more I studied Christian Science, the more I realized that what I was doing to treat patients was not going to bring about true healing. So I would tell them, “I don’t think what we’re doing is going to help you. I think you need metaphysics,I think you need to understand your relationship to God.” The patients were receptive and listened to what I had to say.”

“I became a Christian Science nurse because I want to learn as much as I can about true healing. Every day I take my nursing to God. What do You want me to do in this room? How do I help? When I’m nursing I feel like I’m standing on holy ground. I’m so glad that I’m a part of this whole Movement. I remember the first day someone called me a Christian Scientist — I felt so proud because I couldn’t wait to become one!” 

Manny’s Story: When Manny first found out that there were Christian Science nursing facilities where patients relied totally on God for healing, he left all of his medical training behind and, with the help of The Albert Baker Fund, began his training as a Christian Science nurse at Broadview Christian Science Nursing facility. Since that time he has taken Christian Science Class Instruction and is well on his way to Journal-listing. Manny’s long-term goal: to enter the public practice of Christian Science.

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