It is with a feeling of gratitude and love to God that...

It is with a feeling of gratitude and love to God that I give my testimony, trusting it may help to bring health and happiness to some one who is in need of this wonderful truth which makes us free. I had heard of Christian Science many times, as a brother had been interested in it for several years, also some dear friends. They had all spoken to me of Science, but I had so many ailments. according to the decisions of materia medica, that I thought it could not reach my case. I had never been strong since childhood, and was always under the doctor's care, and at this time I had been quite ill for seven or eight months, helpless most of the time, although I had kind physicians, who had been faithful.

I had prayed earnestly and faithfully for the dear Father to show me if it was right for me to accept Christian Science, and I felt I was willing to do so. I had several copies of the Sentinel and Journal which friends had sent me, and read these, also a copy of Science and Health which my dear brother had given my mother two or three years before. I had read it then, but never seemed to grasp the full meaning, although I could see many beautiful things in its teachings. Then had come an attack of throat trouble, when antitoxine was administered, and it seemed as if I could not recover. I was a nervous wreck, also had heart and stomach trouble, besides an abdominal trouble, for which an operation had been suggested as the only hope of permanent relief. I was taking various kinds of medicine for the many different diseases, also massage, yet I was confined to my room all this time, was able to go downstairs only a few times with my husband's help. After being in this condition for seven or eight months, I finally decided to try Christian Science. I looked in the Journal, praying that God would lead me to choose the right practitioner. I finally selected one, and wrote her, asking her to come and have a talk with me. She did so, and I felt better. I thought the matter over, and decided to give up my medicines and put myself in God's care. My first treatment was on Feb. 26, 1907, and the next day I was downstairs for lunch. I was down to dinner when my husband came home that evening, and I thank God that I have been able to do this ever since. That date will always be memorable to me, we were such a happy family. My husband could hardly believe his eyes, and the little girl said, "I love to set the table tonight."

Testimony of Healing
With the wish to show my gratitude for the benefits I...
January 30, 1909

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