I wish to add my few words of testimony, hoping that...

I wish to add my few words of testimony, hoping that in some way it may reach some poor suffering heart with as good results as did the first ones that I read. When Christian Science was first mentioned to me, I had been a sufferer for years with stomach trouble and other ailments that go with it. I scoffed at the idea that anything like Christian Science could do me any good, and remarked at the time that it might be all right for some poor weak-minded person, but certainly not for me in the condition I was then in. So I kept on with my material remedies, trying first one thing and then another,—different climates, hot and cold baths, open-air exercises, doctors of all kinds, everything in fact that was recommended in the material way of relief; but all of this proved of no benefit, and I found myself in much worse condition than when I first commenced treatment. Then the sense of discouragement came over me, till at last I felt that there was nothing else for me to do but give up and say goodby to all the dear ones who had done all in their power for me. I lived on a strict diet for a long time, as the doctors had forbidden me to eat anything of a solid nature whatever. Finally I was so reduced that my friends all condemned me to death.

At last the time came when I knew that I must do something decisive, and while I was debating what it should be, a friend, who was not a Christian Scientist but a kind believer in it, mentioned that he would like to see me try Christian Science. After talking it over with him and getting the name of a practitioner, I decided that I might give it a trial, just as I had other means. While doubting very much if it would help me, yet feeling sure that it could do me no harm, I called on the practitioner mentioned, and after talking with her a while, she asked me if I was ready to give up my material remedies and have her help me; but as I did not feel quite right about it, she gave me a few copies of the Sentinel and told me to take them home and read them; then, when I felt ready to come back, she would do what she could, assuring me that she of her own self could do nothing, but that God could and would heal the sick and the suffering. So I went home and sat down in my room and read the Sentinels, and found that the testimonies appealed to me more than all else, as I came across several cases similar to my own. The next morning I went back for my first treatment, and that was a day I shall never forget, as I began to feel the power of Truth right from the start. As I kept on having help, and also to study for myself, the ailments that had been with me for years began to disappear one by one, and the fear of food, which was as large as a mountain to me, left me entirely. When I found that food had no power to harm me, I could then sit down and enjoy a meal as well as any one, much to the astonishment of my friends.

This was seven years ago, and I am thankful to say that I have never taken, or had any desire to take, any medicine from that day to this. I am now back to my normal condition and enjoy life in a very different way than I ever did before. Through the understanding and help I have had in Science I can truly say that it has made me anew, bringing me from the very lowest depths of sickness and despair to the realization of being a freeborn man.

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Testimony of Healing
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May 13, 1911

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