I was brought up in the Methodist faith

I was brought up in the Methodist faith. My father was a class-leader for many years. My parents honestly strove to teach their children to look to God in prayer for help every day. When very small, my mother talked earnestly with me, and at one time I remember she said, "Don't simply say your prayers, but pray from your heart."

At another time, when going to be away from home over night, father said, calling me by name, "If you don't say any other prayer, pray the Lord's Prayer every day." I cannot remember when I did not pray to God as my heavenly father. I am truly grateful for this early teaching.

The thought of eternal punishment was a great problem to me. I could not understand why God could everlastingly punish some of His children and yet be "Our Father." I was told not to question God's ways and means, so I tried to be reconciled.

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Testimony of Healing
In infancy and childhood I was very delicate
June 5, 1902

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