I have decided to make a public answer to a question...

I have decided to make a public answer to a question often asked me as to why I left the denominational church in which I was brought up. My answer is: Because when the responsibilities of a family came to me, religion, as I then knew it, failed to meet and solve the problems encountered in rearing a family. For five years I laid my Bible aside and had no desire to go to church; in fact I had no time to go, or to do anything other than the daily routine. At the end of those five years two of my neighbors had become interested in Christian Science and were holding services every Sunday morning across from my home. I asked in regard to their work and they told me it was a religion that healed sickness as well as sin and all other discordant conditions, and invited me to come over and hear them read the Lesson-Sermon. I accepted the invitation and later borrowed a copy of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mrs. Eddy.

I was hungry and thirsty for something to meet and satisfy my needs. I read the Christian Science literature, bought a Quarterly and a copy of Science and Health, and began studying the Lesson-Sermons, and can truthfully say that the understanding Christian Science imparts is the living water; for it is the only thing that meets all human needs. About five years ago I was taken ill with typhoid fever in its worst form. With the little understanding I had of Christian Science and the loving help of a practitioner who came to me when I was almost at death's door I was beautifully healed. Since that healing I have been able, through the understanding I have gained, to meet and overcome nearly all ills for my children and myself, including croup, measles, scarlet fever, and influenza.

I am the mother of six children; the two eldest I fed on medicine from infancy until they were eight years old. Whenever I went to visit my mother I was always sure to pack one end of my suitcase with medicine, even if I had to leave out some clothes. But because of my understanding of Christian Science the four youngest have never taken medicine. I feel so thankful to-day when I think of the day I decided to try this blessed truth. I often wonder how mothers ever get along without Christian Science, for if I had not found it when I did I am sure I would never have been blessed with the peace and harmony in the home that we enjoy to-day.

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Testimony of Healing
It has been more than three years since I first began...
January 22, 1921

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