During the First World War my husband was serving on the...

During the First World War my husband was serving on the Somme. I felt helpless and lonely. The orthodox church I was attending gave me no comfort and left me bitter. Then, as the war ended, my husband was sent to Iran. I was to join him there, but local wars made it impossible.

About this time a relative offered me a copy of Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy, but I refused it. Later she invited me to join her and two other students of Christian Science who were holding services at their home in the village where I lived. I went along and found that the love and encouragement they gave broke down the wall of indifference that had engulfed me. Their warmth embraced not only me but also my small children, my maid, and a sister who was staying with me at the time. I found great comfort through studying this Science, and soon two other sisters became interested in it, in spite of opposition from our parents.

July 7, 1980

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