In the spring of the year 1914 I was so ill that I felt...

In the spring of the year 1914 I was so ill that I felt compelled to give up my position. At that time I did not know anything of Christian Science, so felt that this was my only recourse, as my main ailment seemed to be a dyspeptic condition. I was continually dieting, and had lost nearly thirty pounds in a few months. I also had a continual cough which I was told to be very careful of, as it might lead to further complications in the condition I was in. Together with this I was always melancholy and brooded continually, fearing that I was going into consumption. Such was the condition I was in when I decided that the only thing for me to do was to seek an outdoor position; which I did, securing one on a farm. This I did in the face of all warnings, as every one I met told me I would be foolish to give up a good position and go to work on a farm, as that was the year the war began, and all firms were laying off help. The farm life seemed to agree with me, but I was never really well. I had not been there long before Christian Science was brought to my attention, and I grasped at it as a drowning man would a straw, and inside of a month I was completely healed. From just reading Christian Science literature that I was able to procure, I not only regained my former weight, but also could eat whatever I desired and the cough very soon disappeared. Whereas before I had doctored for more than four years to get well, I had then not taken a drop of medicine in more than two months, and had not seen a doctor, and, just through my reading of the literature had also dispensed with an electrical apparatus which I had been using for a nervous condition.

While on the farm an extension ladder which I was assisting in raising fell down, pinning my arm beneath the last rung on the extension part and the rung on which I was steadying the ladder. The two men who were with me released my arm as I was unable to draw it away, and immediately wanted to drive me to the nearest town to a doctor, but I told them it was not necessary as I was all right. All that could be noticed from this incident was a slight bruise, but I feel sure that had I not applied the little I then knew of Christian Science, I would not have fared so well. Upon coming back to the city I felt compelled to seek another position as I had my mother to support, and while I did not at first get what I thought I should have, I continually held to the thought that there was a right place for me. In about a month the way opened to a position such as I was seeking. I have now been here four years, being continuously employed indoors, and I have not had any recurrence of those ailments. During that time Christian Science has been my only physician, and words fail to express my gratitude for what Mrs. Eddy gave to the world and the benefits that I have received from it.

Testimony of Healing
I would like to add my testimony to the many grateful...
June 5, 1920

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