[Translated from the German.]

I would also count myself among the grateful ones who...

I would also count myself among the grateful ones who have experienced help through Christian Science. During a period of thirty years I had gall-stones, which did not cause much suffering in the beginning, but in later years were attended by pain so severe that the physicians advised me to submit to an operation, to which my family, however, was opposed. The physicians in Budapest only gave me an opiate, as this was all they were able to do for me, and the suffering I went through during these years is beyond description. In the mean while my husband had passed on, and four years ago my daughter went with her husband to California, where they heard of Christian Science. They sent me a copy of Der Herold der Christian Science and wrote beautifully about the subject, trying to awaken my interest in it; but I derided it and laughed at it, and put Der Herold aside. There was no hope in me as to the existence of a God, and this was my mental attitude in bringing up my children.

Acting on my children's advice, I also left for Pasadena, though with the greatest apprehension as to the possibility of standing the journey on account of my terrible suffering. Upon my arrival in New York I became so ill that both the physicians who were summoned for consultation gave no hope of my recovery, though they emphasized the need of an operation in case I should improve. As soon as I did improve sufficiently, I left New York in order to join my children, but with the thought that should they be willing to have me undergo the operation, I would submit to it. My daughter's desire was that I should give Christian Science a trial, but I would not hear to it; though a week later, when the dreadful suffering set in again, I did not cry for the physicians, but for help in Christian Science, which was given immediately. Thanks be to God, the terrible disease left me after the second treatment, and I never felt so well as I do now; also a trouble in the back, of nine years' standing, was dispelled in one treatment. I am unable to express in words my gratitude to God, also to our beloved Leader, Mrs. Eddy, and I am most deeply grateful for having found the way whereby we may be saved.

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