It is with heartfelt gratitude that I take this opportunity...

It is with heartfelt gratitude that I take this opportunity of telling others of the enormous blessing and help which Christian Science has been to me. I have been a student of this truth for five years. On the outbreak of war I joined one of the first of Kitchener's battalions, and in August, 1915, crossed to France, where I spent twenty-six months on active service, taking part in the battle of Loos, 1915; battle of the Somme, 1916; battle of MessinesWytschaete Ridge, 1917; and the third battle of Ypres, 1917. In every case I was in the front line, and throughout this time, divine Love was my sure protection. I came through unscathed, perfectly fit and well, for which I owe deepest gratitude to God.

The whole time I was on service I just knew that God is omnipotent and omnipresent, and that nothing could harm me since man is a reflection of God, divine Love. I found Christian Science invaluable in enabling me to demonstrate the truth against the false claims of error in the forms of trench feet, frostbite, etc., during the winters of 1915–1916 and 1916–1917, when on several occasions I spent stretches of eighteen days in what is called "the Salient," thigh deep in mud, and icy cold; but every time divine Love met my needs and I maintained a harmonious condition of perfect health. I just held to the truth knowing that since I was doing my duty I was doing right, and in doing right I could not suffer from erroneous beliefs; since sickness is unlike God and unreal, therefore I, as God's child, could experience only harmony, perfect health. Under every condition divine Love has met my need, and my understanding of Christian Science has enabled me to overcome every form of error found in a front line trench,—shell fire, poison gas, etc., as well as privation and hardship,—knowing that God is omnipotent, and that I was and always would be in the care of divine Love, for "underneath are the everlasting arms."

I am more thankful to God for Christian Science than words can express; for the confidence it has given me in facing the problem of active service, and especially for the understanding of God, good, which my experiences and demonstrations have given me. I am very grateful to all Christian Scientists at home who are always declaring the truth and helping the "boys out there" by their right thinking. I owe immense thanks to the practitioner who worked so lovingly and faithfully for me when I needed help. There have been many particular occasions when without Christian Science I should have feared; but Christian Science taught me to know that God could and would keep me safe, no matter what the senses said of the seeming danger. And as the Bible tells us, "Perfect love casteth out fear." I am also deeply grateful for the help Christian Science has been to my wife, mother, and sisters in helping them not to worry, but just to know that I was safe in the care of divine Love and that nothing could harm me.

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Testimony of Healing
In going through "The Cave of the Winds" at Niagara...
July 6, 1918

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