For many years before I knew anything of Christian Science...

For many years before I knew anything of Christian Science I was a hopeless sufferer from what physicians had pronounced cancer, chronic constipation, piles of the worst form, besides kidney trouble and terrible suffering from heart disease. I also had a good deal of sickness in my family. My eldest daughter passed away when a year and a half old, from the result of an injury; then my third daughter was ill and under the doctor's care until she was four years old. At the end of twelve years my husband was sick for over a year and was then unable to work. One thing followed another, until a comfortable fortune was swept away and we left our home where plenty had always reigned.—I to earn a living for three small children and an invalid husband. Then commenced the battle of life. My youngest, a boy, began to teach before he was seventeen, and could have been admitted to the bar at twenty, but he went West in his eighteenth year, and after two years of suffering, having tried the skill of all physicians in that vicinity, he passed away from heart trouble. For two years I watched him day and night, as he could never be left alone. Seven months after, my husband was taken from me. I then went to take care of my third daughter, who, after the first year of married life, was laid up for three years, and after that was an invalid. My second daughter lay six months with a fever, and I had the entire care of her little babe, who never seemed well.

During my early days I had joined an orthodox church, and for thirty-five years I had tried to be a meek and lowly follower of the Master, but for twenty years I was constantly under the care of materia medica and there were times when all courage would fail. These were dark days. I was treated by some of the best physicians in New York State and later by physicians in the West. The final verdict was that death alone would bring relief. After an unsuccessful operation I was under treatment for two months, with no lasting benefit. No tongue can describe the suffering of those years. Then Christian Science was recommended to me, and when I learned that it was God's healing I never had a doubt but that I should be healed. Although my healing was very slow, I have been thankful that it was so. It is not for the physical healing alone that I feel thankful. I felt that the healing of all my physical ailments was as nothing compared to the spiritual uplifting which I received. For years I had groped in darkness, living in a sense of worldly pleasures even with all the troubles I had endured. This took away the thought of God as Love, and left in its place a sense of fear, but the Truth has changed it all and words are inadequate to tell even the hundredth part of the good that has come to me and to the world through our dear Leader. I cannot express the gratitude and love that go out to God, and to dear Mrs. Eddy for this truth which has brought to me light and peace. My daughters were both healed in Christian Science. In the old many glimpses of God in answer to sincere, earness prayers, but now God is not far away. He is an ever-present Friend. I am seventy-three years old, and not a week passes but I have proofs of the healing power of Truth. The Bible and Science and Health are my constant companions.

MRS. L. A. SEARS, Abercrombie, N. D.

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Testimony of Healing
It is impossible for me to express in mere words my...
May 26, 1906

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