It is some years since Christian Science was brought to us...

It is some years since Christian Science was brought to us by a kind Scientist who lived near us. At that time my husband was suffering from a growth on his leg, for which he had tried material remedies without avail. The kind neighbor told him of the wonderful healing effected through Christian Science, and he said that if it had done so much for others it could surely help him. She explained the truth to him as taught in our text-book, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mrs. Eddy, and he was healed.

We have received many other benefits through Mrs. Eddy's understanding of Truth and Love. A copy of Science and Health was loaned to us, and I thought some of it very beautiful and tried to understand it, as I, too, was in need of help, having suffered from childhood. For years I had been a church-member and had tried to do right as far as I knew how. I had been taught that God is Love, but that He sends sickness to draw us nearer to Him, so I was trying to be resigned to my suffering, though wishing for death, thinking it would free me. I had been afflicted with stomach trouble for many years, and had tried many physicians with only relief as the result. I did not accept the truth so quickly as my husband did. I wanted it, but I now see that I was not ready to give up all for it and to rely wholly on God. There were doubts and fears to be overcome, and although I had received help in many ways, I had not faith to believe that Christian Science could cure me of this trouble. I became worse and called in a physician, who treated me for some time, but could not help me, so I was sent to the Leeds infirmary for an operation, as I could neither eat nor sleep.

I had grasped a little of Christian Science, and it was a great help to me then. Indeed, I feel sure I should have passed on from fear if I had not known something of it. I held to the thought that God is Life, and the morning of the operation I took up the Bible and it opened to the first chapter of Joshua. My eyes fell on these words: "Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest." I held to this promise and had no fear, and when I came to myself I was thinking of God. I was in the infirmary and hospital nearly three months, but was still suffering when I asked to come home, as I was afraid of another operation, and my friends were saying I would not be here long.

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Testimony of Healing
I wish to express my gratitude for what Christian Science...
January 10, 1914

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