While I realize more clearly every day that the best...

While I realize more clearly every day that the best way to prove one's gratitude for Christian Science is to live and demonstrate this Science, at the same time I would like to express my gratitude for the continuous help and comfort which it has been to me for many years. I have never had any other than Christian Science treatment since I was a child of four years, but did not study it for myself to any extent until I was sixteen years of age. Then for several years I faithfully studied Science and Health, reading some every day, but it seemed as though I could not grasp its teachings. While I thorougly believed them, I seemingly could not demonstrate them. My physical health was good, but mentally I had a sense of always being under a cloud. I felt depressed, and wondered why I was living; I seemed to hate every one, and myself worst of all; I was restless and could not be content to stay long in any one place. Many a time I feared I would lose my reason.

At last, after wandering around for two years or more, I returned to my home in Chanute, Kan., and shortly afterward took a week's treatment from a Christian Science practitioner there. When I commenced the treatments I was attending Christian Science services at that place, but would invariably go to sleep, or become so dazed that I could not hear the Lesson-Sermon. I would struggle with all my might to keep awake, but it seemed impossible; I could not grasp the meaning of anything that was read. After that one week's treatment I was enabled to read and understand more clearly than ever before, and was actually able to enjoy the Sunday services. No one can ever know how grateful I was and am for that help. From that time I have grown steadily and surely in the knowledge of Truth. I have never again felt that sense of cloudiness and helplessness, and my consciousness steadily grows clearer and brighter.

A year later this same kind practitioner brought me out of an attack of fever in less than two weeks. To the friends with whom I was staying I seemed a very sick girl, and they took me to the home of this Scientist, where I was cared for as though I were a child of the family. In less than three weeks from the time I was taken ill, I was able to be around, and my friends could not have told that I had been sick, except for a slight loss of flesh. For these and for very many other proofs of the truth of the teachings of Christian Science I am truly grateful, and my daily desire (prayer) is that I may be of service in helping others to understand and demonstrate this truth.—Mrs. Alice H. Dyke, Olympia, Wash.

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Testimony of Healing
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December 5, 1908

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