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I wish to tell others what Christian Science has done for me. When I called a practitioner, two years ago, to treat my child, I could not see to read or write without glasses. She advised me to study Science and Health, which I did, and in a short time my eyes were very much improved. When she advised me to take off my glasses, I laid them aside, after having worn them for three years. I can now see to read and write without them. I feel that I cannot be thankful enough to God for this truth, and I am grateful to Mrs. Eddy for what I know of Christian Science.—Mrs. Jessie Ball, Eureka, Cal.

I knew nothing of Christian Science until about two years ago, when a sister-in-law came to stay with us. I was very distressed on account of bad eyesight, and she persuaded me to try Christian Science treatment, though she herself knew very little about it. As the oculists had told me that nothing could be done for my sight, and that if I used my eyes too much I should go blind, I was indeed glad to avail myself of any chance of being healed. I went to a practitioner, and I cannot tell the joy I felt as little by little my sight became better, and I was able to use my eyes all day. I did not need to wear blue glasses to protect my eyes when I went out, and I am sure that as my spiritual understanding becomes greater I shall have my sight perfectly restored. With the returning sight has come wonderful spiritual healing. I had never cared to read the Bible, but by degrees the wonders of it have been revealed, and I see that God is indeed "a very present help in trouble," and that in every little difficulty as well as in greater troubles we have only to turn to Truth and we are helped.

I have also been healed of a stomach disorder. I used to be afraid of fruits and vegetables, but now I can eat anything, and I have been able to overcome great irritability, also the fear of being out alone in the dark, which had troubled me since childhood. We live five miles from a town, and if any one had told me that I should ever bicycle those five miles alone after dark I should have said it was impossible; but I do this now without the least fear, for I have realized that "perfect love casteth out fear." Another demonstration for which I am most grateful is the overcoming of seasickness. I had always suffered so much in this way that my husband used to say he was sure that if I went a long voyage I would die. In the summer of 1909, on going to the Isle of Man, I went out on the boat and was ill, but before my return I wrote to a Christian Scientist, who very kindly gave me absent treatment, so that during the journey I was perfectly well and had no fear; also in crossing to France and back again. Although the former passage was very rough and nearly every one was ill, I kept quite well.

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