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I am thankful for the opportunity afforded by our periodicals to testify to what Christian Science has done for me, and continues to do. I was healed of an abnormal growth, also of a malignant sore of six years' standing. These ailments had caused a complication of many severe troubles. I was constantly in pain and greatly depressed. I had almost given up God and the Bible, although I had tried to be a Christian since early childhood. I could no longer love a God who allowed me to suffer so, as I believed at that time, but I have since, through the teachings of Christian Science, learned that God, who is infinite good, divine Love, does not send these afflictions upon His children. Those were very dark months. I had often thought of ending my life, for I could see nothing in the future but an insane asylum or the grave.

My husband, himself an osteopathic physician, procured the best physicians for me. I must say in gratitude to them that they were kind and exhausted every means known to them to give me relief; but all material means failed. Then Christian Science came to me as a stranger, and I received it. When I was first approached on the subject I felt insulted and indignant, but through respect for my friend I accepted an invitation to attend the Wednesday evening testimonial meeting of Christian Scientists in another city, where I was staying for the purpose of taking treatment from physicians in whose care I had been placed by my husband. What I heard at that Wednesday evening meeting, however, inspired me with hope that the power of God as understood by the Christian Scientists could make me well.

July 6, 1912

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