I wish to give testimony to the healing power of divine...

I wish to give testimony to the healing power of divine Mind as taught in Christian Science. In the year 1917 a friend, knowing the physical condition I was in, asked me to try Christian Science. I was invited to go to a lecture, and I was much interested in what I heard. The following Wednesday I went to a testimony meeting and was healed the same night of the habit of dieting to which I had been tied down for two years, and this gave me encouragement, but I had to be healed of many more things. Science and Health was lent to me and I was amazed at thoughts it revealed to me. I made the declaration that if Christian Science could not heal me, nothing else could.

At that time I was suffering from what the doctors called Bright's disease and rheumatism and had been for over four years. I spent most of my time in bed and in convalescent homes, and was unable to do my work. After studying the textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mrs. Eddy, for about two months I was unable to grasp the meaning of "minds," so I asked help from a practitioner, and the next morning the truth was revealed to me that there is but one God, one Mind, one Life. This one Mind anchored my attention, my thought was uplifted, and at once all pain left me, and I knew I was healed. I got up from my bed to which I had to be carried the night before. That was the healing of rheumatism. Bright's disease still clung to me, owing to a certain symptom the doctor told me to notice. Again help was lovingly given by the same practitioner, and the error was immediately uncovered, and I was able to go to business the following morning. That is now nearly three years ago, and I am grateful to say I have enjoyed good health ever since.

I am grateful to God for these healings, also to Mrs. Eddy for the beautiful thoughts expressed in her textbook, and my desire is to know more of this truth that makes man free, also to help others as I have been helped.

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October 23, 1920

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