Nearly thirty years ago I first heard of Christian Science

Nearly thirty years ago I first heard of Christian Science. We were living on a farm on the Dakota prairies—two little daughters, my husband, and I. We worked hard trying to make a home. It was very uphill work, as neither of us had had much experience in farming and there was little money. We were young and strong and willing to work. I went out cooking for threshers, sewing, washing for the neighbors, besides doing my own work outside and in. The neighbors all said I would not be able to keep it up, and—as they all prophesied—I became ill.

The physician lived eight miles away, but he came across the drifting snow and did the best he knew, but nothing seemed to relieve me. He diagnosed the case as malarial typhoid fever and inflammation of the bowels; they had been entirely inactive for weeks. I had always suffered from constipation, but this time there seemed no relief. The doctor told my husband there was not much hope.

A lady whom I had met a few times called and asked me if I wanted to get well. I replied, "Of course!" Then she said she had a neighbor who could tell me how to get well without drugs or medicine if I would depend on God. I told her to send her to me, as I wanted no medicine, but had asked of God and did not receive. The next day this lady came. The doctor came too. When he went away, after asking my husband if he were willing I should have treatment the Christian Scientist quietly poured out all the medicine the doctor had left and assured me that God needed no help from drugs. I did not know what system she professed to follow, nor did she tell me. She just quietly prayed, and though I did not seem to feel any better for several hours, I felt that I should recover. I prayed all night that this dear friend would take me home with her; for it seemed I could not bear the noise, the untidiness, and the responsibility of the home, my husband having everything to do and the little girls being too small to assist him. Early the next morning the Scientist came, and her first remark was, "I have come to take you home with me." This, indeed, was prayer answered. And though it was in midwinter, they bundled me up and drove six miles to her home. I stayed there five days, and was perfectly healed.

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