Letters to our Leader

Indianapolis, Ind., Feb. 24, 1906. Mrs. Mary Baker G. Eddy, Pleasant View, Concord, N. H.

Beloved Leader:—A heart filled with gratitude to you for the great benefits that have come to me through the study of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" prompts me to make acknowledgement to you of blessings received. I was located in a small place in Michigan when a friend loaned me Science and Health. At that time I knew absolutely nothing about Christian Science, but I studied the book earnestly, and it unfolded to me from the beginning. I knew nothing of practitioners nor where to find one, yet I knew I needed help. I got that help through the study of Science and Health, working out my own salvation by earnest study, and I soon threw away all my medicines, though I was then taking several kinds, and had been for five years. That was over four years ago; I have never taken a drop of medicine since, and I am now as healthy as any one. I had never attended a Christian Science service until after I had disposed of the medicines and turned to Truth for relief. When I think of the change that has come over me through reading your valuable works, it seems astonishing,—medicine thrown away; the tobacco habit overcome; my spare time devoted to the study of Christian Science and in seeking a better understanding of divine Principle, as pointed out by you. I was brought up in one of the strictest orthodox denominations, raised on old theology and medicine, as my father was a physician and an uncle a minister.

I take Science with me in my business, and what a help it is. If the world only knew what that "little book" contained, or had the slightest conception of its contents, how eagerly they would reach out for it. It was my privilege to attend class last November taught by one of your students. Begging pardon for intruding on your valuable time, I am
Yours in truth and love,
J. A. Mitchell.

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