A few years ago, the day after Christmas, I was traveling with one of my children on a trip with other children and adults. That morning when we were boarding our flight, an acquaintance came to me and told me that she was terrified to fly and was so happy to see that I was on the plane.
It is often interesting to learn how people first came into Christian Science. Back in the 1920s my family became interested in Christian Science because a man they knew was healed, through Christian Science, of a lung disease that was prevalent at that time.
During my college years, I began to study Christian Science and married the man who introduced me to this wonderful study. Over the years we have been blessed with numerous healings.
While traveling overseas, I started to feel the symptoms of a painful illness while I was getting ready for church on a Sunday morning. I wondered if I would still be able to go to church, but I dismissed this doubt, knowing that church was my right place to be that morning.
On Easter morning in 2016, I went out to feed my horses and discovered Lucy (my husband’s beloved mare) lying on the ground, covered in wet mud and unable to eat her breakfast. I recognized the symptoms as those of an advanced state of colic, a condition that would have commonly been considered untreatable at that point.
A number of months ago I woke up one morning with an alarming, unsightly sore on my leg. At some point—I’m not sure when—I had seen images of a brown recluse spider bite, and now these images were vividly apparent on my body.
A few years ago I faced a number of personal challenges. I was at the end of my international business career, and my financial situation was disheartening; my debt demands were much greater than my income.
I was born and raised in Kenya. Being the only child in the family of a father who was a drunkard was quite a challenge.
I’ve learned in Christian Science that a condition manifested bodily is really mental in nature. So a contagious condition is not actually caused by the physical spread of germs from a so-called infectious disease, but by the spread of fearful thoughts about germs and other so-called physical causes.
During high school I struggled with depression. When some family members passed away, that aggravated the situation.