I wish to express my gratitude for the many blessings...

I wish to express my gratitude for the many blessings Christian Science has brought to me. All my life I had suffered from stomach disorder and throat trouble; in fact I was always considered a very delicate child, and for several years I had been subject to attacks of appendicitis. I married, and after the birth of a son my health seemed completely gone. Then came another severe attack of appendicitis, and our family physician said an operation would be necessary in order to save my life. I had a horror of hospitals and operations, and as my mother had been healed through Christian Science fifteen years before, I decided to give it a trial, although I knew little or nothing about it. While I was still in bed a practitioner was asked to take up treatment for me, and I was completely healed of both appendicitis and stomach trouble in a very short time. Three years have passed, and there has never been the return of even a symptom.

I am very thankful for the physical healings, but I believe the overcoming of the fear of disease and the knowledge that God is "a God at hand, ... and not a God afar off," "a very present help," not only in sickness but in every need, is even more wonderful. To learn that God is our source of supply and happiness was another beautiful thing to me. Mrs. Eddy's statement, "The enslavement of man is not legitimate" (Science and Health, p. 228), has helped me in many ways. My little son knows no other remedy save Christian Science. He has always been a healthy child, but there have been occasions when it was thought wise to ask for Christian Science treatment for him. He was healed of croup in less than twenty minutes, whereas under materia medica, before we took up Science, we worked half a night with him.

I am so thankful to our Leader, Mrs. Eddy, for giving to the world such a practical religion, which meets every human need.—Grace Knight Teepell, Mattoon, Ill.

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April 17, 1915

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