I have been reading the testimonies in the Christian Science Sentinel...

I have been reading the testimonies in the Christian Science Sentinel for several years, and having received great benefit from them have often thought that I should give thanks to God by testifying to the many blessings which I have received through Christian Science. Although for many years a member of a denominational church, in which I held an office for several years, I prayed and looked for a God who did not send sickness and sorrow to His children. I looked for a God of love as the Bible teaches us, a God who heals sickness and forgives sin, but failed to find Him.

About fifteen years ago, when I had a nervous breakdown and all material remedies had failed, while on my way home from a visit I called on a Christian Science practitioner in a near-by town, and I never shall forget how kindly he told me that God is Love. The same day I purchased "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mrs. Eddy, went home and read it through. After reading a few days I began to improve, and in a few months, with a few treatments from the practitioner, I was healed of the nervous trouble. I also was healed of stomach trouble. Before I came to Christian Science I had great fear of food, but now, thanks to God, I can eat anything that is set before me and enjoy it. Attacks of the grip and very many other discordant conditions have been overcome. I would not part with the knowledge gained through reading the Bible, in connection with Science and Health, for any price.

Three years ago I withdrew from our former church and my wife and I joined The Mother Church in Boston, for which we feel very grateful, and it is our daily prayer that we may be called worthy Christian Scientists. I have now found the God I had long been looking for, a God of love, a God who heals sickness and forgives sin. It would be impossible to enumerate the many blessings and healings which I have received during the past years, and words are inadequate to express my thankfulness to God, my gratitude to Mrs. Eddy, and to the kind friends who have helped me. I enjoy reading the Bible, Mrs. Eddy's writings, and all the Christian Science literature, and try each day to gain a better understanding.—John Klar, Dysart, Iowa.

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March 19, 1921

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