How I became a Christian Scientist

Up to eighteen months ago I was a very worldly selfish woman, living for very little but self and my own pleasure. Owing to financial troubles, and one disappointment after another, I was most unhappy and discontented. I also suffered from chronic indigestion, which medicine could not reach, although I had doctored for years. My nerves had gotten into such a condition that I could hardly speak without crying, and I had become tired of every one and every thing.

This was the condition I was in when Christian Science came to me one year ago last June, through a dear, loving friend, who had for some time been trying to open my eyes to the omnipotence of God. Up to this time I was not ready for the Truth and would not listen to that still, small voice which has proven such a blessing to mankind. I thought I could get along without God. I had to undergo a great deal of suffering, both mental and physical, before my eyes were opened, and I was made to see how selfish and ungrateful I had been all my life.

A year ago last June my friend came out to the suburban town where I then resided to spend the summer, and shortly after this invited me to attend a little gathering of Christian Scientists who were holding meetings once a week, to study the Bible lesson, in the Christian Science Quarterly. I thought I would not go, but changed my mind, and every moment of life since have I thanked God for the joy, peace, and happiness that have come into my life and into my home. I shall never forget that first little meeting, the earnestness and sincerity of those dear people when they bowed their heads in the most impressive prayer (our silent prayer) that I had ever known. From that moment the light came to me. I caught a glimpse of the understanding. I became a Christian Scientist. All the worry, troubles, discontent, unhappiness, and physical troubles, dropped from me. The indigestion entirely disappeared, and I have never had an attack since. I commenced to study our text-book, Science and Health. I procured all the Christian Science literature, and have read little or nothing else since. I found that, coming into my right mind, made me hunger and thirst after righteousness, and also brought me into a true sense of what happiness is. My husband, seeing the decided change in me, became interested, and together we, in December last, received class instruction, and are both members of a branch church in New York City and of the Mother Church in Boston.

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Testimony of Healing
Found Health, Contentment, and Satisfaction
November 29, 1900

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