In December, 1905, when I first came in contact with...

In December, 1905, when I first came in contact with Christian Science, I was indeed miserable. Afflictions of many kinds had fallen thick and fast around me; some were such as could be put down with a brave heart, but the sickness of my only child, a boy of four, was more than I could bear. He had suffered for over a year, during which time I had five different doctors for him; but instead of improving he gradually grew worse. He lost the power of speech, and in December the last doctor told me he could do nothing more for him, that it was an affection of the brain and he would be an idiot if he lived, as he was getting worse. This was two weeks before Christmas. The night before he had been dreadfully ill, and I was up with him all night, but my decision was made. I threw all the medicines out and took the child to a Christian Science practitioner. He grew better from that day, gradually the different symptoms left him, and after six weeks of absent treatment he was entirely healed. He has never taken any medicine since, and is perfectly well, thanks to God and to Christian Science.

Hannah M. Thompson, Denver, Col.

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December 22, 1906

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