It is several years since I began the study of Christian Science,...

It is several years since I began the study of Christian Science, and they have been the best and the happiest years of my life. I came into this truth through the wonderful healing of my mother. She had been an invalid nearly all her life with stomach and liver trouble, and she also had an abnormal growth. She spent the summer of 1908 in Portland, Ore., with her sister, and all the time she was very sick and kept getting worse. One of the most prominent physicians there said that she could not live six months. She was finally persuaded to try Christian Science as a last resort, and the result was that in just two weeks from the time she took her first treatment she started for home a well woman. When she arrived here, and I saw what a change had been effected, I was angry at first, for I was very antagonistic to Christian Science; but I soon began to see that if it could bring about such a change as it had in her, there must be something in it. I therefore decided to try it for myself.

I was considered by all of my friends to be delicate, for I dragged around half sick all the time. I had undergone three operations, and was doctoring with one physician after another, but as a result of Christian Science treatment I am now strong and well in every way. After reading Science and Health for about three months, I laid aside glasses which I had worn, when reading, for over fifteen years. I can now read for any length of time without them. I was also healed about the same time of acute throat trouble, which I have never had since, although I had previously been subject to it.

That for which I am especially grateful, however, is the healing of discontent and unhappiness. I now have the peace "which passeth all understanding," and words cannot express my gratitude for that alone. I could not live now without Christian Science, and I am indeed thankful to God, the giver of all good gifts, that it has come to me.

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Testimony of Healing
To develop yourselves, and act and live according to your...
April 11, 1914

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