I turned to Christian Science almost six years ago, seeking...

I turned to Christian Science almost six years ago, seeking relief from a mental and physical condition of suffering brought about by what physicians termed a nervous collapse. I had tried every material aid, including an operation, change of surroundings at two different times, and various kinds of treatment, with the result that at the end of more than two years of this struggle I seemed worse off than at the beginning, for I had become discouraged. At this time Christian Science was brought to my husband's attention, and he urged me to have a talk with a practitioner. This I did very reluctantly, because I had tried so many things and was tired of everything. I thought that this would mean a further exertion of will-power, and I felt I had none left to exert. However, I finally consented to consult a practitioner, and have her explain Christian Science to me. It is difficult to express in words the gratitude I feel for the sense of encouragement that came to me with this first visit; for I was made to feel that there really is a God to whom we can turn for help in time of trouble, and one who is always near to us; and with this realization came a great sense of assurance and freedom from care and worry. My physical healing came slowly, just as little by little, through the reading of the textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, and other authorized literature, I was enabled to take my stand for Truth more firmly each day.

We are very grateful for all of the physical healings we have received in our family; but far more than this, we rejoice for the measure of peace and harmony that had come into our home. We have two children; and I am so happy to be able to teach them that they need never fear evil, in whatsoever form it may seem to present itself. We know that good is the only power; and for this freedom from fear and worry I am more grateful than words can ever express. At the birth of our last baby a loving practitioner and a Christian Science nurse were in attendance; and while the attending physician expressed some misgivings as to the outcome, I was taken care of in a most beautiful way.

(Mrs.)Lily M. Willis, St. Louis, Mo.

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June 28, 1924

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