I wish to give a testimony to the healing power of Christian Science,...

I wish to give a testimony to the healing power of Christian Science, with the hope that it may be of benefit to others. For seven years I was a nurse in one of the largest English hospitals. I had taken up the life largely with the idea of helping mankind, and four years ago came to America for rest and change, being worn out mentally and physically with the hopelessness of the task. One could do so little, and sin, disease, and death seemed so real and so powerful. I had heard of Christian Science, but knew very little about it, except that in some way it taught the supremacy of mind over matter—a proposition which to me seemed quite tenable, having often seen it proven in the so-called functional diseases about which we know so little. Soon after I came to this country several cases of healing in Christian Science came under my observation, cases which could not possibly be called functional. This experience led me to a study of the wonderful truth which Mrs. Eddy has given to the world, and I realized that the healing of disease was naturally one of the signs which follow its understanding. Since then Christian Science has done very much for me.

Recently I had yet further proof of the allness of Truth and the nothingness of error. We are living in the country, and had started to spend my little daughter's first birthday with her grandmother in Minneapolis. Baby had always been very healthy, and to my surprise, when we reached the trolley-car after a short drive, she began to be violently ill. As it would have taken us as long to return home as to go to town, and as my sister-in-law, who is a Scientist, was with me, I decided to go on. We both declared the truth, but the child seemed to get rapidly worse, the conditions becoming very alarming. When we reached the outskirts of town, we left the trolley to telephone to a Christian Science practitioner. While waiting for a carriage to continue our journey, the little girl manifested signs of collapse. I have, I may say, seen thousands of sick children in my life, and never one who seemed to mortal sense more dangerously ill.

Once on that drive, when I looked at her, a terrible fear took possession of me; but almost instantly I remembered that "perfect love casteth out fear," and that we were in the presence of the ever-conscious Mind that knows only life, and fear left me entirely. From that moment the little girl began to improve; soon after we reached the house the practitioner arrived, and in less than two hours baby was her own merry little self and ready to take her food. Then, in spite of the wonderful proof of healing I had just seen, I hesitated about giving her the ordinary food. In the hospital a child who had been as sick as she had seemed to be would require careful feeding for months, but the Scientist said to give her her food, and I did. She took it with appetite, and there was no after effect. That same evening the child was downstairs, and no one who called could see that she had been sick at all.

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Testimony of Healing
I had suffered for many years with several diseases...
July 3, 1909

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