I feel so deeply grateful for what Christian Science has...

I feel so deeply grateful for what Christian Science has done for me that I cannot refrain any longer from sending my testimony. Sixteen years ago it found me a mental and physical wreck. We had three of the best doctors in our city; one thought an operation necessary, the others said I was too weak to undergo it, so I took medical treatment for several months, but without receiving any help. I became very much discouraged and was filled with fear.

I had joined an orthodox church when I was quite young, and had lived up to its requirements the best I knew, but this did not satisfy me nor heal me. I took treatment in Christian Science and was healed, and after I had read Science and Health for one week I was convinced that I had found the truth. I was healed of a great many physical ailments. My physician had ordered a very limited diet, but the Scientist told me I could eat whatever I wished, taking no thought for the body and giving God thanks. I did so, and no harm came to me. In four weeks' treatment every one of my physical ailments had disappeared; I was well and strong,—something I had never been in all my life before. Since I have known of this truth I can take long walks without being tired. Paul's words in the eighth chapter of Romans have been a great help to me: "If Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. ... Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh. For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live." When I was being healed in Christian Science I was eager to understand this truth, and would ask many questions, but the practitioner would say that the spiritual meaning would come to me, and it did. I remember waking up at night, on several occasions, when the beautiful spiritual meaning of these verses was unfolded to me, and what an uplifting it was! Is it any wonder that we are grateful to God, and to our dear Leader, Mrs. Eddy, who has made possible for us the understanding of this wonderful truth. My greatest desire is to consecrate my life more to God and to His Cause, and that I may prove by right living that I am trying to be a Christian Scientist.

Mrs. Sadie D. Mann. Washington, D. C.

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Testimony of Healing
I feel it to be a duty and also a pleasure to testify to...
November 24, 1906

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