I had never been a strong woman, and near the end of...

I had never been a strong woman, and near the end of 1899 I had a complete breakdown. This was followed by an operation which left me in such a condition that in six months I was again in a hospital for a second operation. For a few years after this I was much better, but then came a severe attack of nervous prostration, and for the next three or four years I was either in the hospital or at home with a trained nurse. I am sure I should never have recovered from this attack but for the unceasing kindness and patience of the physician and the nurses who attended me.

Finally, however, I was myself again; and about this time we moved to Los Angeles. The first year I was here I was well, but the second year the old nervousness returned and for about three years I was again in bed more than half of the time. Friends tried to interest me in Christian Science, but I was so prejudiced against what I thought it to be that I would have nothing to do with it. But as time went on and I could get no help I decided to look into it, although I could not believe it would help me. My family were all so opposed to my doing such a foolish thing that it was some months before I sent for a practitioner, but when I finally did so I was healed in the first treatment, and from that time was stronger than I had ever been. Nervous indigestion, from which I was suffering, also left me at this time. With this healing came the most wonderful spiritual uplifting, and all my troubles and weaknesses disappeared. I went out that evening and walked farther than I had for months, and I shall never forget how beautiful everything was. I thought I had found heaven and I surely had, for my thought and condition indicated heaven as Mrs. Eddy defines it in the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 587).

I at once took up the study of Christian Science, and am so grateful that I have found a practical religion, one that is a help and comfort to me every day, and that it has led me to read the Bible, which before meant nothing to me, although I had been a member of a so-called orthodox church for many years. Since that time, August, 1911, I have always depended upon Christian Science, and it has never failed.

Enjoy 1 free Sentinel article or audio program each month, including content from 1898 to today.

Testimony of Healing
Christian Science came to me when my need was urgent
October 15, 1932

We'd love to hear from you!

Easily submit your testimonies, articles, and poems online.