I cannot longer withhold an expression of gratitude for...

I cannot longer withhold an expression of gratitude for what Christian Science has done for me and mine. I was considered a nervous wreck by the medical faculty. One doctor told me that I need not expect ever to be a strong woman again. Not knowing of Christian Science at that time, I accepted the verdict, and was weak and sickly accordingly, but I wondered whence came so much suffering and disappointment, and my heart cried out for the living God. A beloved daughter was sent by our local physician to a distant city for medical treatment, because he was too honest and kind to experiment with a case he did not understand. Upon visiting her, in about three weeks, I found her in worse health and more nervous than before; then I prayed for something higher and holier than material help, and this prayer was answered in Christian Science.

I called upon a dear friend whom I had known years before, and who had been an invalid at that time. When I required about her health, she told me she was entirely well, having been healed by Christian Science. This served as an awakening, and I purchased of her a copy of our textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mrs. Eddy, and came home, leaving my daughter under the doctor's care. A new hope had, however, taken possession of me, I felt that she, too, would be healed by Christian Science,—and she was.

After coming home I devoted all my spare time to the study of the Bible and Science and Health. I was richly rewarded, for I could prove daily that I had indeed found the pearl of great price. As far as human aid and approval was concerned, I stood alone, not knowing of a Christian Scientist in the State of Washington at that time. It has been proven to me that even a slight understanding of Christian Science does wonders for us. I am trying to live in the light of Divine Science by manifesting gratitude to God, and to our dear Leader.

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Testimony of Healing
I count it a privilege to give my testimony to the value of...
September 16, 1905

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