Christian Science found me in...

Christian Science found me in a very much distressed condition, both mentally and physically. A doctor was giving me biweekly injections for rheumatism and anemia, but without effect. I became interested in Science when my children discontinued attendance at the Sunday School of an orthodox church. I thought it could not benefit them to go if they did not want to, but I was not happy that they would have no religious education.

Then one day a little girl invited them to a Christian Science Sunday School. I went along to the church and attended my first service in a Church of Christ, Scientist. It convinced me that I had found the way of Life. I borrowed the textbook, Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy, and said, "Well, if this is true, I need never suffer again; nothing can harm me." With that I accepted its teachings wholeheartedly, resolved to trust in them, since I felt I had nothing else to which I could turn for help.

I literally based each day on the truths I read from the textbook. Sometimes I took only one sentence and held to it throughout a whole day. Sometimes I took one spiritual quality—love or gratitude, perhaps—and claimed it as a very real part of my true being as God's reflection. My health and strength were built up; weakness and pain just fell away. I became stronger and happier, and in two weeks I felt that I could get along without a maid. Since then I have worked harder than ever before and have known far greater happiness and well-being.

Testimony of Healing
In 1931 I took up the study of...
July 9, 1955

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