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[Translated from the German]
It is with a heart full of gratitude that I wish to testify...
It is with a heart full of gratitude that I wish to testify to the great help and the blessings which have come to me through Christian Science. Eight years ago I had to give up my work on account of severe pain in the back. I was taken to a local hospital, where an X-ray examination was made and the case stated to be dislocation and softening of the spine. Various means of relief were tried at the hospital and the physicians did their best to help me. I was put into a mechanical contrivance and remained in this helpless condition for four years. My limbs then became stiff.
At that time some one called my attention to Christian Science, and the reading of the Herold and other writings bearing on the subject brought me courage and the hope that I too might experience help thereby. It soon became possible for me to be stretched out without the use of the contrivance, and later I moved to a private home. As the recognition of the truth slowly dawned upon me, many errors came to the surface, such as a severe purulent inflammation of the throat, swollen feet, and other troubles. After I left the hospital I was more free to devote myself to the study of Christian Science, and my condition improved slowly. I got up and tried to walk on crutches, and for this progress I felt very grateful indeed. One day I had a caller who made me feel still more encouraged, and when she left I felt the desire to accompany her a distance. I was not a little surprised upon finding that I was able to walk quite a distance, just with the help of a stick. From then on I used only the stick and took a walk almost daily. Things kept improving, and now I can easily walk two hours.
About a year ago I became able to take up my work again, with the assurance that He who began the work in me would also complete it. I had lain stretched out for six years and a half, and my disease was declared to be incurable by several physicians, but Truth is powerful and can overcome all error. When on one occasion the inflammation of the throat manifested itself again it was made to yield much more quickly; that is, with one treatment. Divine Love heals all my diseases and bestows upon me His grace and lovingkindness. Since becoming acquainted with Christian Science I see everything in a different light and am a much happier man. I thank God for His wondrous love, and am grateful for Mrs. Eddy, who has shown us the way out of disease to health, out of lack to fulness.
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