Grateful for Physical and Spiritual Benefits

When Christian Science found me, I had been a sufferer for fifteen years from many diseases. I had doctored with eleven different doctors. I had been operated upon once, and then told that another operation was the only thing that would restore my health. I had not been able to eat potatoes or drink tea or coffee for ten years, and sometimes for weeks lived on dry bread, and a very little butter. I had worn glasses for seven years.

I took my first treatment in Christian Science, August 19, 1899, after having lost all faith in other remedies. I felt at once that I was free. My healer told me to eat what I chose, and I did, and felt none of the usual bad effects. I improved rapidly, gaining five pounds in one week. The spiritual healing was more to me than anything else, as it gave me such a sense of love and trust in God. I felt as if the gates of heaven opened wide and I was just entering in. I could truly say "old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new." My Bible did not seem like the same book. As the light of Truth was turned upon it, I saw such wonders as I never saw before, and I felt I must go at once and tell my minister (I had been a member of the Presbyterian Church for a number of years). He did not wish to give me my letter from the church, saying, I would soon see it was not the Christ-Truth that had healed me.

I laid off my glasses after the fifth treatment and have never felt the need of them since. Many nights I have read my Bible and Science and Health until midnight. On the 19th of August, 1900, our baby boy was born, weighing twelve pounds, and Truth carried me through at this time. It had been eleven years since our last child was born. In less than a week I was up about the house. Baby is now sixteen months old and a sturdy, healthy boy, walking everywhere. He has never had a drop of medicine. I had been told my the birth of our last child, that I never could live through such an ordeal again, so I was happy to see what Christian Science could do for me.

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Testimony of Healing
Chronic Diseases Healed
December 19, 1901

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