In sincere appreciation of the benefits derived from...

In sincere appreciation of the benefits derived from Christian Science I send my testimony. Before this great light came to me, life was simply one heavy burden and weariness laid on top of another. I was far from well and had no possible joy in life. For thirteen years I had been a nurse and had wide experience in hospitals, as well as in private work.

Through the few Christian Scientists I met in my practice I was led to believe in the sincerity of the followers of Mrs. Eddy. Later a copy of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" came into my possession. I read it, but gained no apparent help or understanding from it. Several months after this some of the authorized literature was left with me, through the kindness of a patient. I was tired and discouraged after this case, feeling that nothing would help me, as I must work although I needed a rest. One day I seated myself by the window in my room in desperation; it seemed as if I could not keep on. Then I reached for a Sentinel with the remark that if there was anything in Christian Science I was going to get it. I opened the periodical and read and understood these words: "God is all-power"—and all fatigue, weariness, and sadness left me. I was lifted out of my misery of thought to the most perfect joy I had ever known, and that night for the first time in many a long year I slept as a weary child might sleep in a loving parent's arms. I have never suffered from that dreadful sense of fatigue since, and my life is completely altered in its material aspects.

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January 11, 1919
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