At the time Christian Science was presented to me, I was suffering...

At the time Christian Science was presented to me, I was suffering from a nervous breakdown. Every known method of medical help had been sought, but none coped with the condition. Many times my husband was told by physicians that they were at a loss to know what to do. During a very severe trial a friend came to our home and asked my husband if he would object to my having help in Christian Science. His reply was, "I don't care what she has if it will only help her."

I had known nothing of this Science and had not even known the name until I had met this friend who had told me what her religion was. At this point I was so ill that I had no interest in anything that was offered. However, a practitioner was called, and she began helping me through prayer. The healing was slow, and it was several years before I realized my complete freedom. Many times I cried out in despair and felt I could not go on; but as I have looked back on the experience, I have expressed my gratitude for the fact that I was forced to continue my study of Science and that I was never tempted to turn back to medical help.

For more than forty-five years Christian Science has been my all and my only help. I have seen healings so-called children's diseases, a bad case of blood poisoning, and numerous other ailments.

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February 4, 1967

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