Having seen so many beautiful demonstrations in this...

Having seen so many beautiful demonstrations in this truth, I deem it my duty to let others know what it has done for our family. About nine years ago, Christian Science found my wife. While she was visiting a friend in the country she heard of Christian Science and received it gladly, for she would have accepted anything that could give relief from her chronic headaches and defective eyesight. This friend told her that she should try Christian Science, and she talked with a practitioner who told my wife that she could be healed if she wanted to, and remarked that God gave man dominion over the whole earth. In this way the truth was brought to our family, and a tract was the only literature we had until we bought Science and Health, which we did not at first understand. Well do I remember the remark that I made in those days. I had bought Shakespeare's writings a good many years ago, and when I commenced to read, I found them too deep for me, so I bought a dictionary to help me understand them. When I commenced reading Science and Health, I looked to the dictionary in the same way, thinking more of the letter than the spirit, but we have gradually grown to an understanding of this truth and are very grateful. It has brought to our family what no physician had been able to do,—health and happiness. Our physician had told my wife that he could do nothing more for her, and that no medicine could cure her, if she would not stop worrying over those who had passed on from the family.

Our way in Christian Science was not carpeted with flowers, and so it came that one morning I had a very sick family, that is, to the senses. While I was getting ready for my daily work my family had to retire again. I thought I was brave, but I soon found that I was not spared, for I had not gone very far when an intense headache came on, accompanied with dizziness. We had been overcome with coal-gas during the night. Through Christian Science this manifestation was destroyed, and the evening everybody was well again. And so one demonstration has followed another when we have been faithful to Truth. Many an ailment has been removed which had baffled the regular physician.

We certainly are grateful for this truth, grateful to those who have brought it to us, as well as to our dear Leader,—John Schoen, Milwaukee, Wis.

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January 28, 1905

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