Having been most wonderfully healed in Christian Science,...

Having been most wonderfully healed in Christian Science, I feel it my duty to write this testimony, in the hope that it may help some one, although I can never fully express the wonderful peace that has come to me. For years I had been a physical wreck, but the most serious period of my life has been the past seven years. I had hemorrhages, and the doctors gave me little encouragement, though among them were specialists from nine cities in the East. I came to California a few years ago, thinking a change of climate might help me. Soon after arriving here I employed a physician who said he could possibly cure me in two years with good care. Then he began the treatments, but I grew worse all the time. I then employed another physician, who speedily assured me that nothing would relieve me except an operation, which by that time I was almost too weak to undergo. He told my mother that if he could operate by half past seven that morning there would be a chance for me, so I said I would try to put myself in God's care, though I did not know how to trust Him, and accordingly the operation was performed. I was not, however, encouraged by the result, for in two weeks it was found necessary to perform another. Then I seemed to be better, but about two months later the trouble came back with added force. To mortal sense there was nothing left for me to do except to wait for the end.

When it was thought I was nearing the last days, my sister-in-law went to a lady and asked her if she was not a Christian Scientist. She said that she was and gave my sister-in-law some Sentinels, which she brought to me at once. I had read a little when I wondered why God was not as able to heal the sick now as He ever was. Then, thinking I was too weak to read, I laid the Sentinels aside. That was in the early part of the week. In a few days I felt better, and so decided to go to the Christian Science church the following Sunday, if possible, though every one thought I was foolish to think of such a thing.

Sunday morning the Christian Scientist called for me on her way to church, as I had asked her to do. Meantime there was a great longing to know how I might trust in God. In the afternoon I had another severe hemorrhage, and I told my mother I would like to have Christian Science treatment, so my father went for a practitioner. She came and talked to us a little while, and the words of truth spoken by her have helped me all the way. I slept well all that night, something I had not done for years.

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November 13, 1915

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