Thirteen years ago I became acquainted with the teachings...

Thirteen years ago I became acquainted with the teachings of Christian Science, when I was, so to speak, at the edge of the grave. From early childhood I suffered from an illness known as "spotted fever," also from a sense of fear, the effects of which I only now understand, having learned that fear is the root of all evil. Oftentimes my condition seemed unbearable, although the doctor did his best to help me. When I had been confined to my bed for several weeks, growing weaker all the time, my daughter heard of Christian Science and spoke to me about it. I was not able to form a judgment on the matter, but nevertheless gladly consented to receive treatment, so a lady came and spoke to my family about this new teaching. At first I was so confused that I could not understand any of the literature I read; however, as this lady had advised me to read as much as possible, I did so just to be obedient. After three weeks' treatment a considerable improvement set in and at the end of four weeks more, treatment was discontinued. I shall never forget the moment when the lady said she was no longer needed, that she could leave the work to me, so that by an ardent study I would grow in the understanding of Truth. There followed many a battle and many a doubt; but now I can testify with gladness that I have become a woman more joyful and more content. In my business, too, I have been able to recognize God's wisdom and love, and for this I am also deeply grateful.

My greatest desire is to assimilate more and more of this Christ-teaching, to know and to feel that neither height nor depth is able to separate me from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus. I am deeply grateful for the beautiful writings of our dear Leader, Mrs. Eddy, which have taught me to understand the Bible better. I am thankful also to all who have helped me along on my journey from sense to Soul.—Mrs. A. Gauss-Huber, Zürich, Switzerland.

I wish to add my testimony to that of my dear mother and give thanks for the great blessings which I have received through Christian Science. Various illnesses, such as scrofula, influenza, and rheumatism, have yielded to the power of Truth. I am very grateful for the physical healings, but the consciousness of being under the protection of God has made a new person of me. The certainty which Christian Science gives us that Life triumphs over death and that our dear ones who have passed on are progressing to a clearer understanding, has been a bright light to me in many a dark hour, enabling me to do my work more faithfully than if I had not known Mrs. Eddy's beautiful teachings.

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Testimony of Healing
It is with a deep sense of gratitude for all the blessings...
April 6, 1918

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