I gladly give my testimony with the hope that it may...

I gladly give my testimony with the hope that it may help some suffering one to find rest and peace. I was traveling to California with a sister who was seeking health. I had given up looking for my own, as a kind and loving family had done all that was possible for me for five years, but with no success. I was without hope, and worst of all, without God, as reading my Bible and praying seemed useless, but I still clung to a little book of Scripture quotations and read a verse from it each morning. On Dec. 6, 1904, while on the train en route for Pasadena, I read these words from Exodus, "Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord, which he will shew to you today." My first thought was a longing, that if there was a God, He would show me something of His nature, but the next thought was the wish that the train would be wrecked and I might be killed. I could see no chance of heaven, and hell could not be worse than the present.

Shortly after this it was necessary to change cars, and we were taken into a section opposite to a lady and child, who immediately won my interest. I listened to her conversation with a young lady, and when she had finished, I asked her if she would not like to come and talk to me. When I asked her the subject of her conversation, her reply was, "Christian Science." I knew nothing about it, but before we arrived in Pasadena she gave me a copy of the Journal and asked us to call on her if in any friendly way she could be of service to us. I then went for treatment and bought a copy of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mrs. Eddy. It contained the truth I had been striving for all my life. I attended the services in the little Pasadena church every Sunday and Wednesday, and found them very satisfying.

September 15, 1906

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