I was for more than two years a sufferer from nervous...

I was for more than two years a sufferer from nervous exhaustion, and had been treated by different doctors. I was a member of an orthodox church and had strong prejudices, — was very "set" in my opinions. I would not investigate the truth, but continued to take medicine. My father had been a physician and I had been taught to rely on materia medica and nothing else, but I could not get relief and had my medicine in my pocket when I met a Christian Scientist to whom I had not spoken for years, because of a spirited argument we had had about this teaching. I was not at the time seeking relief for myself, but my wife, who was also a sufferer, had asked me to make some inquiry for her. In questioning this gentleman, I was impressed with his childlike simplicity. He answered my questions so lovingly and gently that it touched my heart, and I became so interested that I have been studying Christian Science ever since. When I left my friend I felt like leaping for joy. I knew that I was healed. The pain had left the back of my head, and I was not only able to sit up all day (something I had not done for many months), but I actually worked at manual labor. I have been working daily ever since and now weigh two hundred pounds. After reading Science and Health I was reminded of the fact that I was spending my money for that which is not bread, for I was a perfect slave to the tobacco habit. I quit the habit and have not had anything to do with it since. I had worn glasses for astigmatism for twelve years, and my optician had told me that I would never be able to go without them, but I did not need them any more and have never used them since. It is over a year since my healing. I am studying daily and growing in the understanding of Truth. I sometimes marvel that I could have remained in darkness so long. I absolutely know that Christian Science is all sufficient,— that a knowledge of it will meet every need. I am thankful to almighty God for this new-old truth that He has revealed through our beloved Leader, Mrs. Eddy.

I am rejoicing in the truth and trust that I may be deemed worthy to break the bread to poor misguided humanity.

George W. Odell, Spokane, Wash.

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Testimony of Healing
In the year 1898 my attention was attracted to this truth...
March 10, 1906

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