It has long been in my thought to say a word of loving...

It has long been in my thought to say a word of loving gratitude for what Christian Science has done for me. I was afflicted for twenty years with what doctors called chronic liver complaint, nervous dyspepsia, and female trouble. I was treated by several eminent physicians, without receiving any permanent relief; I also wore a galvanic-electric belt and used different kinds of medicine, which were of no lasting benefit. I was so nervous much of the time that I could not sleep. In 1895 a lady friend of mine, who had not walked for seven years, was being treated by Christian Science, and she improved so fast that I was induced to try it myself. I learned through her that the healing was from God, and that made me more anxious for it, as I had much faith in God; but I did not know how to exercise this faith until I came into Christian Science, and I had lost all faith in material remedies. Although my healing was not instantaneous, my health gradually grew better, through Christian Science treatment. I have had to ask for help on different occasions since I was first healed through the truth, but since coming into a better understanding of Christian Science I am able to help myself and others. I have not taken a dose of medicine in nine years. I used to make a god of medicine, and the Scripture says, "Thou shalt have no other gods before me." In this Science I have learned that God is an ever-present physician, the truth an ever-present remedy.

My heart goes out in gratitude to Mrs. Eddy for the work that she has done, and is still doing for the world, and I am more than grateful to God, who has guided me to this truth. I hope that these few words may help to lift some one out of the bondage of sickness and sin "into the glorious liberty of the children of God."

Mrs. L. D. Bell, Olton, Tex.

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Testimony of Healing
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