Until two and one-half years ago I had heard little and...

Until two and one-half years ago I had heard little and knew nothing definite of Christian Science. I had undergone twelve operations, and was almost always under the care of physicians. At last, having exhausted the resources of our excellent doctors, upon their advice I went to one of the most celebrated clinics in the country, where, after many examinations, tests, X rays (nine in all) I was told by one of the leading doctors that I might live a year, or a year and a half, but that I could not expect to be well after having had so many parts removed, and that I had chronic bronchitis, a floating kidney, weak bladder, tumors, partial paralysis of the bowels, a tubercular cough, abnormal heart action, and neuritis. I was advised to go west for several months to escape the cold spring.

I went west and was becoming worse each week. I coughed for hours at night, and when I did sleep I was not refreshed. The address of a lady I had formerly known was sent me. I telephoned to her, and she immediately invited me to go to church with her the following Sunday and to take dinner with her afterwards. When I went to her home I unburdened my aching heart. I wanted to get home to my loved ones, I wanted to be well, I wanted to work and play as other women did; I was so tired of the bondage of the pill box and medicine bottle. This dear friend said, "Let go of all the false material beliefs and be as God made you, His perfect child." Then she told me of Christian Science, of the happiness and the health that are ours when we accept God as All-in-all. I listened and believed every word. That church service left me with peace and security. I felt rested as I had not felt for months. That same day I threw the pills into the furnace and poured the medicine into the sink, and from that hour divine Love has been my only Physician. The next day (Monday) I went to see a practitioner, who lovingly explained the rudiments of Christian Science to me, lent me literature, and began treating me. In two treatments the paralysis of the bowels was banished into its native nothingness; with two more treatments two purplish, swollen toes which had been frozen and gave me much pain became normal; a few days later two tumors disappeared. I slept like a child and my cough lessened greatly. At the end of five weeks I came home a well, happy woman and have since remained so. Little discordant conditions have arisen but have always been overcome with my own knowledge of God's all-power, or that of a faithful practitioner. Recently I experienced a great loss, but by realizing that God is the only Life I have been able to rise above a sense of sorrow and separation. I am very grateful for our Sunday morning services, which are a source of help; for our Sentinel and Journal, which bring inspiration, and most of all for Mrs. Eddy's pure, clear thought which enabled her to give the truth to the world.

Mrs. Alfred Martens, Medford, Wis.

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Testimony of Healing
In testifying to the benefits which I have experienced...
December 25, 1920

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