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Christian Science has been my religion...

From the August 1976 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Christian Science has been my religion and my only medicine for many years. When I was a small child, my father, whom I loved dearly, disappeared very suddenly, never to return. This was a grievous problem to me in my growing-up days, and this grief was not healed until I found Christian Science.

After college I became a schoolteacher, and it was my custom every morning to read to the children from the Bible. I was so impressed by Christ Jesus' life of service and his great healing works that I questioned myself, "Why are we not fulfilling the Master's promises that we, too, can do these healing works?" I knew nothing of Christian Science, but my aunt had received a very fine healing and had become a devoted student of this religion. I asked her about these promises in the Bible and she at once sent to me Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy. After reading a few pages, I knew I had found my answer, for I was healed of a physical disorder I had endured from childhood.

After marriage, we lived in a small town where I joined a Christian Science Society; and in 1912 I became a member of The Mother Church. Later, it was necessary for me to care for a sister who was ill with tuberculosis. This required strenuous work and long hours without rest. After this experience, I became ill with this same disease.