I gladly and thankfully testify to the benefits received...

I gladly and thankfully testify to the benefits received by me through Christian Science. All who are blessed by it, spiritually or physically, should regard it a privilege, a pleasure, to tell how they have been helped; that the good tidings may reach other unfortunates, enabling them to realize the full import of the passage of Scripture that says, "And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him."

For eight years I was an invalid, suffering from a complication of diseases,—heart trouble, indigestion, constipation, chronic inflammation of the bladder, and a severe form of nervous prostration. I was a wreck, enduring daily martyrdom. My mental agony from the neurotic condition was so acute I would have welcomed death gladly, as a release from torture. We employed eminent physicians, some of whom candidly told me they could not promise a cure, but hoped to make me more comfortable. Change of environment was tried.

During three years my husband and I were exiles from home, traveling from place to place seeking health, which like an ignis fatuus ever eluded us. I was in a hospital a month, but the relief obtained there was only temporary. I left greatly reduced in flesh and strength. In our extremity we were led by God's guiding hand to the home of some Christian Scientists. We did not seek them with any thought of taking treatment. The supposed knowledge which we possessed of Christian Science, gleaned from adverse newspaper criticism, had not inclined us to look upon it favorably. Our desire was simply to find a quiet place where possibly the boon of restful sleep, long unknown, might be vouchsafed us while we formulated plans for the future. Our friends told us of wonderful healing effected by Christian Science, and I decided to try it, though with little hope of its being successful, since I was daily growing worse, and was completely discouraged.

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Testimony of Healing
Feeling that I should like to express my gratitude...
July 18, 1903

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