At one time I had a great deal of faith in medicine, and...

At one time I had a great deal of faith in medicine, and because I always wanted to do something to help the sick, I spent over three years in a training school for nurses; and after graduating spent some years doing private nursing. I am more than glad that I can now tell those who want advice in their suffering and ill health, that in Christian Science we find that the understanding of the Christ, Truth, is able to heal us of all the ills that "flesh is heir to."

Christian Science came to me over four and a half years ago, when I had almost given up hope of ever being well again. In nine years I had been four times in our city hospital, each time with the hope of getting well; but after the last operation for tumor in April, 1923, I never was even as well as before the operation. My heart seemed very weak at times; I could not sleep well; many foods hurt me; I suffered from mental depression and constipation; and I also had as many as five hemorrhages in a week from the right lung. I had very little strength to work, but felt I must live on account of my little daughter. Then I prayed and asked God to tell me if there was anything that would help me; and He did, thus proving our extremity to be God's opportunity. At first the answer to my prayer came in the form of a beautiful story about the first verse of the ninety-first psalm. I read it in a farm paper, and it made me feel I could get well. I wrote to thank the paper; and shortly afterwards I received two copies of the Christian Science Sentinel and a copy of The Christian Science Journal. As a result, I wrote for absent treatment. The practitioner lovingly gave me treatment. I gained steadily in strength and weight, and the cough left me. I am very grateful to the author of the story referred to, and for the periodicals; they were as a beacon light to lead me to Christian Science. God has been blessing me ever since, and I feel that I owe the good health I now enjoy and all the many blessings I have to God and to Christian Science.

Truly "God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble." I am so grateful that I had a praying mother. Her love for and faith in God many times helped me to realize God's care for His children; and so I too, as a mother, must keep on loving and praying and rejoicing.

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February 16, 1929

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