[Translated from the German.]

Sincere gratitude for all the good that I have received...

Sincere gratitude for all the good that I have received through Christian Science prompts the writing of this testimony. It would be impossible for me to tell all that this truth has done for me, spiritually and physically. A little over three years ago Christian Science found me a wreck, mentally and physically, and without hope. Life seemed too cruel to endure, nor could I gain any satisfaction in it, and I wished for death. In this melancholy condition I spent months, suffering physically and mentally. By the advice of my sister I turned to Christian Science for treatment, with the ardent desire to find out if God really existed. I had always been taught that God is good, but that He sends evil to test us. It seemed cruel to let me suffer as I did, and I finally doubted all I had been taught concerning God.

My main object in going to Christian Science was to know the truth about God, and now I thank Him that He has revealed His truth to our dear Leader, Mrs. Eddy. I feel that I can never be too grateful to her that she has consecrated herself to it, and has made this truth so plain to us in her book, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures." After I had one treatment I began to read our text-book that same day, and a wonderful feeling came over me; darkness and melancholy had made room for light and peace. I had a feeling of safety, of security. All pain had vanished, and it has never retu ned to this day. My thoughts were refreshed with a sweet sense of peace, in which I dwelt and all was joy and gladness. I was perfectly healed physically, and wondrously helped mentally. I could do my work as never before in my life, without feeling tired. After the birth of a child I was well and strong with no other help but Christian Science, and the child also was free from the discord which seemed to beset us in the old way. The child is now three years old and has never taken any medicine, nor had any disease to which children are exposed in the old thought.

My heart overflows with gratitude, yet the real gratitude can only be expressed in proving my obedience to God's commandment, "Thou shalt have no other gods before me." Our dear Leader is teaching us constantly how to obey this command in our daily life. For all this I am inexpressibly grateful.—Mina Havemeister, Chicago, Ill.

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Testimony of Healing
I wish to express my gratitude for our Lesson-Sermons....
August 3, 1907

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