When I first heard of Christian Science I was living in...

When I first heard of Christian Science I was living in England. It was presented in this manner by my sister: "There is a little book you can buy, and when you have read it all through, you will be well." I was in a very delicate state of health at the time, having undergone two operations, one for a crushed hand sustained in an accident, and another for serious sinus trouble. Up to the time of the accident I had always had good health, but loss of blood and very much pain had reduced me almost to a shadow. Relatives and friends always thought that the shock to my nervous system caused by the accident was responsible for all my ailments. When my sister mentioned the little book I wondered if it would heal me, but I made no effort to look for it, and finally dismissed it from my thought.

When I came to America with my husband, I seemed to have better health for a few months, but the old troubles soon began again; internal trouble, sinus trouble, asthma, and many other complaints, got a foothold in my consciousness. Three more operations were performed for the sinus trouble, and two operations for internal tumors; then came a nervous breakdown. An operation on the breast was deemed necessary, and with first one thing and then another I became weary of living. In 1923, I was in four different hospitals for weeks in succession, and when at home I was in bed most of the time. I had been told about Christian Science, but I did not know that the little book my sister had mentioned years before had anything to do with it, and I flatly refused to have anything to do with this Science. Many prayers were said for me by my bedside, and also in the church of which I was a member. The pastor was very kind to me, but I was so weary of sickness that I finally decided to give up everything pertaining to religion. I had always tried to live a Christian life, as I saw it, and sickness seemed to be my only reward.

One morning that "still small voice" said, "Try Christian Science." I obeyed at once, and the textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, was given to me to read. This was fifteen years after my sister had told me about it. I read this book straight through, and knew it was the book I needed to heal all my weariness. I was so uplifted by this reading that I lost no time in reading all our Leader's writings, also the Journals and Sentinels as they came along. I read the religious article in the Monitor every day. I could not seem to get enough of this wonderful truth.

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