It is indeed a great privilege, as well as a joy, to use this...

It is indeed a great privilege, as well as a joy, to use this opportunity of telling what Christian Science has done for me. It was brought into our home when I was a small child. There were many opportunities for testing its efficacy in overcoming the ills that childhood seems heir to. When about ten years of age I was healed of diphtheria when a member of the family, who was not a Scientist, thought I would surely die.

While teaching my first school, which was quite a distance out in the country, I became suddenly ill with appendicitis. The first day I was unable to reach a Christian Science practitioner, so I clung to the truth as well as I could. The next morning I was able to get the practitioner on the telephone and decided I would go to her home, as I felt I would be better off there. As I was combing my hair it seemed that the appendix was ruptured, and for a moment I felt I would have to give up my trip, but I prayed to God for help and was strengthened. I rode a distance of thirty miles over a very rough road, and I know it was only the power of Truth that enabled me to endure it. It was my faith in God and the practitioner's understanding that pulled me through; and in two weeks I was back at my school, even though, in order to get there, it was necessary to ride in a cart over the roughest kind of country roads; but I did this without any feeling of soreness or discomfort: I was perfectly healed.

June 9, 1928

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