I desire to tell my first experience in Christian Science, with...

I desire to tell my first experience in Christian Science, with the hope of helping some one as the testimonies of others have helped me. On Dec. 2, 1910, I was a complete wreck, having lived a number of years in the tropics and contracted what was termed a complication of diseases. As I had tried many doctors without any permanent benefit, I had completely lost faith in materia medica and expected my time had come, for I felt certain I could not last many days; then a friend, who had never talked Christian Science to me before, said that if I had lost faith in medicine, I had better try Christian Science. My reply was, that I knew nothing about it. He then told me that Christian Science had helped him and his wife, and knowing it could do me no harm, I consented to take treatment. He recommended a practitioner who was about four hundred miles away, and wrote to her asking that she treat me at once, as I was suffering greatly.

In about three days I received a letter from the practitioner, but the suffering had ceased before the letter reached me, and I was feeling more cheerful than I had felt for months. I continued treatment for three weeks, when I decided to stop, as I was feeling so well. The healing seemed wonderful, but the spiritual uplift was even more wonderful. In my younger days I was a Bible student, but from all I learned it led me to believe, after attending nearly all the different religious denominations in my search for an understanding which I failed to find, that I must wait for death to solve the problem. I stopped going to church, and the Bible was a closed book for years, as I did not again resume my study of it until I began to read it in connection with "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mrs. Eddy. Through the understanding thus gained I have overcome every ill, also some bad habits, such as an ungovernable temper, which besides being very unpleasant for my friends, would sometimes leave me prostrated for hours. Profanity and the tobacco habit of at least twenty years were also overcome.

These are only a few of the many benefits I have received in Christian Science, and I have gained sufficient understanding to enable me to help others. My wife and mother, neither of whom had any previous knowledge of Christian Science, have also gained an understanding of the truth and can help themselves. This has all been done by reading the Christian Science literature, as none of us have ever been to a church service or to a Christian Science gathering of any kind.

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Testimony of Healing
The following testimony of healing is given with a feeling...
September 20, 1913

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