About five years before learning of Christian Science I...

About five years before learning of Christian Science I suffered from stomach trouble, and what misery and fear attended this disease no one knows better than I. Many physicians were consulted and finally a stomach specialist whose constant care I was under for three years. Strict diet, stomach pumps, and medicine were then my companions. Pills in one pocket, powders in another, and bottles of liquid medicine at home, together with my watch keeping time that I might know when I was to swallow them, made up my daily equipment. Often I would stop in drug stores to bathe my face and wrists, and on several occasions I had to ask strangers to get off the street cars with me and help me home. With much unpleasantness and distress I lived from day to day.

One morning while on the way to my office, a gentleman spoke to me of Christian Science, and that evening when I told my wife of the conversation with him she became exceedingly interested and we decided to go to a Wednesday evening meeting to hear some testimonies, but I declared that for my part it would only be for spiritual reasons and not for healing. About two weeks later we visited the church and were much impressed with the service and testimonies. When leaving the church I took a Sentinel and Journal from a table containing free literature. From the moment I commenced reading, I knew I had found what I was in search of, for I always felt and knew that "God is love." The next day while at my office, with the voice of Truth still whispering to me, I was led to telephone to my wife to learn the name of a Christian Science practitioner, and that evening on my way home I made my first visit and had my first treatment. I know that it was an instantaneous healing, for until the next week when I again called on this practitioner I felt no symptoms of my trouble. I told her that I felt better, and she said that I was healed. Here is where I make a frank confession. If I had not realized how impolite it was, I know that I would have laughed at her,—to think of three years under a specialist with no results and only one Christian Science treatment and healed,—but I was healed. It is over four years ago and I have not had the slightest return of this trouble.

August 14, 1920
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