FROM READERS: Christian Science speaker Mark Swinney to talk Saturday

Thursday, March 27, 2014 | 2:38 p.m. CDT; updated 7:48 a.m. CDT, Friday, March 28, 2014

Cathy Partusch is a retired Defense Department worker who has moved back to her home state of Missouri. She now works as a Christian Science practitioner, someone who provides "spiritual treatment through prayer," according to the Christian Science website.

It’s an age-old problem, no pun intended. Throughout millennia, mankind has looked for that “fountain of youth." In answer to the question: “Eternal Life — could it be that God didn't intend you to age?” Christian Science speaker Mark Swinney, CSB (Christian Science Bachelor), will offer thought-provoking revelation during a public talk on Saturday, March 29, at 7 p.m. in the Columbia Senior Activity Center at 1121 Business Loop 70 E..

If you’re looking for an evening filled with hope and inspiration, Mark’s conversation on this subject is a blockbuster. His experience as an international speaker, practitioner, teacher of Christian Science Healing and as a member of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship offers a fresh insight into the Bible and its spiritual application to all mankind.

Christian Science practitioners devote their full professional time to the Christian Science healing ministry. Mark’s vast experience and success in the healing ministry led him to take the next steps in attaining qualifications from The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, to become an authorized teacher of Christian Science, which allows him to teach students who desire a deeper spiritual understanding of God’s Divine Law.

As a student of Christian Science for 40 years, I’ve experienced personal healings and healings of family members “young and old” that come from total reliance on Divine Love, God in my own life. The Bible effectively rouses in people a deep appreciation for the wonderful and utterly complete Kingdom of God, right here, right now within us. I know, because I’ve experienced that Kingdom’s healing Love these many years.

As Isaiah so clearly states: “Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.”

This Saturday evening talk offers something for all ages. Mark speaks from experience. He was healed instantly of severe injuries he suffered in an accident as a youth. In fact, his healthy approach to life just keeps on giving. So, please join us for this one-hour inspirational talk sponsored by First Church of Christ, Scientist,  Columbia. Those few minutes you take from your busy schedule could change your life. You may discover that “fountain of youth” already resides within you!

This story is part of a section of the Missourian called From Readers, which is dedicated to your voices and your stories. We hope you'll consider sharing. Here's how. Supervising editor is Joy Mayer.

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