It is with deep gratitude to God, and to the dear ones...

It is with deep gratitude to God, and to the dear ones who have so faithfully and patiently helped me, that I desire to tell what Christian Science has done for me. When I came to Christian Science. I was suffering, both physically and mentally, from nervous and spinal trouble. Neither physicians nor medicines had benefited me permanently. I was also treated by a "mental scientist," and seemed to be helped for a time, but soon was in a much worse condition than before. I was discouraged and very miserable indeed. I dared walk but a few blocks at a time, and would sometimes lose the use of my feet when descending stairs, on account of the spinal trouble. Through the advice of a friend I then went to a Christian Science practitioner, and in a few months' time was lifted out of the darkness. From the first treatment my eyes were completely healed and I could read without pain, although previously, for over a year, I had not been able either to read or write, and in a few days I laid off the glasses which an oculist had said I never could go without.

For five years the truth has been my only remedy. It has brought the sunshine of health and happiness to me and to those I love, and is helping me to overcome the inharmonies of mortal thought. In my home I have seen throat and lung trouble, a broken bone, blood-poisoning, and fevers overcome in Christian Science. At one time I was confined to my bed with an attack of rheumatic trouble, so severe that I could not move my arms or help myself in any way, but in twenty-four hours after word was sent to a practitioner I was able to dress myself and walk unassisted. A very serious case of illness was overcome for our dear baby girl. It seemed to me that she was dying, and I was filled with fear; but again the truth of being was demonstrated,—God, good, shown to be supreme. My gratitude is unspeakable for all that was done for us at that time.

I have proved the truth of Love's ever-presence for myself and others many times, for which I am truly thankful. I am more than thankful for the spiritual healing which Christian Science has brought to me, in making me love God and things spiritual. I am more grateful to our dear Leader each day. My desire is to gain a better understanding of her life and work, and that I may have more of the Christ-mind.—Mrs. Willa B. Donelson,Flint, Mich.

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Testimony of Healing
When Christian Science found me I was a physical...
February 15, 1908

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