It is with pleasure that I give a brief acknowledgment...

It is with pleasure that I give a brief acknowledgment of benefits derived from an understanding of Christian Science. About four years ago I took up Christian Science for the physical healing, having been ill for a long time and under medical treatment. I was advised that an operation was necessary, but I dreaded the ordeal and friends advised me to give Christian Science a trial, saying that it had helped others and it might help me. It was largely an experiment with me, but I bought a copy of Science and Health and began treatment with a practitioner in Chicago. After the first treatment I felt a great spiritual uplifting, and at the end of the week the pain left and I was convinced that I need never undergo the operation. The happiness and peace that I experienced cannot be described. My healing was not entirely accomplished at this time, and for three years I worked faithfully, reading very little but Science and Health and our other Christian Science literature, with the result that I was healed and raised up from a useless life to one of helpfulness. A bowel disorder also was entirely cured through Christian Science.

The practical side of Christian Science appealed to me, and I found it a demonstrable religion, purifying and elevating thought.

E. Louise D. Payne, Chicago, Ill.

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December 25, 1909

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