Often I have felt self-condemned for not voicing the...

Often I have felt self-condemned for not voicing the truth when I have been prompted to do so, for I have been brought up from the valley of death and spared to be a witness to the healing, saving truth. All of my life I have had the longing to be good and true, and early united with a denominational church. Still I did not seem to find what I was seeking for, and always felt an unsatisfied longing. Years later I heard of Christian Science, but got an antagonistic view of it, and felt very much opposed to what I felt Christian Science to be,—so much so that I even would not read anything in favor of it for fear I might be influenced to accept something that I thought might be a wrong and injurious doctrine. It was not until many years after, when I was passing through the darkest clouds, clouds so dark that it did not appear as if the sun would ever shine again for me, that Christian Science was again presented to me by a kind friend who had tried it and proved its power, but my thought had been so filled with the belief in material medicine that there did not seem to be even a little place in which to store a grain of truth and I seemed to drink of its cup to the bitter dregs before I was able to cast it aside. I also passed through several serious operations before I turned unreservedly to Christian Science, and then it was with doubts and fears.

I began to study the textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mrs. Eddy, also to read the literature and attend the services, and gradually I was brought from a state of weakness and discouragement into health and happiness. The Wednesday evening meetings have been a great help to me. When I listened to the testimonies I would think: If others can be helped through Christian Science why cannot I? The testimonies in the Sentinel and Journal also gave me great encouragement. I would look them over to see if there were any voicing the healing of ills like mine, and I was quite sure of finding something encouraging. As I write Jesus' command comes to me: "Freely ye have received, freely give."

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I wish to express my gratitude for Christian Science
November 12, 1921
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