I want to express my thankfulness to God, and my gratitude...

I want to express my thankfulness to God, and my gratitude to our dear Leader for what Christian Science has done and is doing for me every day. Like many others, I had heard of Christian Science for years, but having little appreciation of it, I wandered around in the dark, seeking something, I knew not what, till I reached the point where there seemed to be little time left for me on earth. I was a physical and mental wreck when I went to bid a dear Christian Scientist friend good-by, as I was leaving Salt Lake City for my home. She voiced the truth to me, but I did not understand it. I had no hope of reaching home alive, but she took me at once to a Christian Science practitioner, and arrangements were made for absent treatment, as my train was then due.

It had been months since I had known what a good night's sleep meant. I could not eat, and had lost much flesh. I had suffered from headaches from the time I was a child, and they grew so serious that I would lose my reason and have to be forcibly controlled. When I got over these spells I felt as though I had been hammered. I had hay-fever for twenty-three years, and many other ailments. After getting settled on my train, however, a peace came over me such as I had never known before. I asked for my berth to be made up before the regular time and went to bed. In the morning the sunshine woke me up. I had not moved all night, and such a restful sleep I had never known.

I was truly born again; everything was changed. I was perfectly healed and happy. I cannot find words to express the feeling of freedom that came to me, for I was always sensitive, and labored under a belief that as I was not very highly educated I was not so capable of earning my living as others; but the years that I have studied Science and Health have meant more to me than any schooling, for Christian Science has taught me how to pray, how to find God. It has also taught me that God is my strength, that I can do His bidding without weariness. My earnest desire is to live the true life, that my light may shine to guide some weary stranger to find this mental and spiritual freedom which is for all mankind.

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November 14, 1914

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