For many months I have longed to express to the field...

For many months I have longed to express to the field at large my heartfelt gratitude for the multifarious blessings that have come to me as evidence of the power and efficacy of divine Love, hoping that my experience in the destroying of various phases of error, by Truth,—as taught by our honored Leader, Mrs. Eddy,—might afford some inquiring though doubtful seekers after Truth encouragement and assist them to get a glimpse of the "light that never fails." For several years prior to taking up the study of Christian Science, I was a great sufferer, to sense, with hay-fever. I had tried many "sure cures" in materia medica, the last one being when I employed a famous specialist in Chicago. I gave myself up entirely to his treatments, believing implicitly in them, though I did object to cauterization; but as this seemed necessary, I consented.

This painful and nauseating operation brought on head and nasal conditions that were almost unbearable, and at times it seemed as though I would lose my mental balance. I was on the verge of nervous collapse, and finally could not eat anything without the greatest pain and distress. I was losing flesh, and was also struggling with fear relative to my heart, which seemed to be very weak. The intense suffering from this thought would be difficult to express in words, but thanks to many interested friends, who realized somewhat my condition and were desirous of seeing me well and happy again, Christian Science was recommended, thereby offering a means of absolute cure for all my ailments, mental and physical.

The emancipation from the effects of the many long years of illness was rather slow, and as I look back upon my progress now I realize that the unfailing work of Truth was rejuvenating, rebuilding, and purifying the mental realm, while I was looking for a physical demonstration; but there was enough of the latter to keep me encouraged and determined to go on with the treatment. I am free to confess that much of my determination, at first, was inspired by feelings of curiosity, which were interspersed with doubts and fears, but having fully decided to give this new agency a thorough trial, I never swerved from the course, and faithfully applied myself to the effort of grasping a little of the knowledge of the truth for my own application. I had not taken a week's treatment, however, before I was able to eat almost anything I wished. I also noticed about that time a lessening of the almost unbearable paroxysms in head and nose.

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Testimony of Healing
Truly God is an ever-present help in time of trouble
March 16, 1912

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