With a deep sense of gratitude I write this acknowledgment...

With a deep sense of gratitude I write this acknowledgment of the healing power of Christian Science. For over fourteen years I was sick with stomach trouble. Rheumatism also set in, and at times I could not put my hands to my head or move my legs. The pain was sometimes so severe that I could hardly sit, lie down, or even breathe. The physician could give me no hope and no help.

I was then told of Christian Science by a neighbor to whom I will ever be grateful, as she was the channel to lead me into this great truth. At first I could not understand how I could get along without medicine, after taking it daily for years, but she told me that if I would like to read the text-book, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mrs. Eddy, she would let me keep it all day. I promised to return it that evening, but became so interested in the reading I was loath to part with it. The next day I went to a practitioner for treatment, and asked her to get me a copy of Science and Health, which was received a few days later. She told me to begin by reading the chapter entitled Prayer, and to go home and eat what was set before me without fear. This I did, eating food I had not tasted for years, but with no bad effects. My healing was slow, and sometimes discouragement set in, but I gained a better understanding and searched more diligently for the truth which comforts, helps, and heals.

A year and a half previous to studying Christian Science I lost a very dear one in my family and it seemed as if I could never bear it, but Christian Science gave me that understanding and comfort which God hath promised to all who believe. I went regularly to the Sunday services and Wednesday evening meetings and soon learned that God is Love, that He is a very present help in trouble, and I was completely healed of that sorrow. Several members of the family have passed on since then, including my mother, but I was strengthened by Christ, Truth. The effects of sunstroke, of twenty-eight years' standing, have been entirely overcome, so that I can go out in the hot sun without any inconvenience.

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Testimony of Healing
In March, 1914, I became interested in Christian Science
November 11, 1916

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