Inspired by a deep sense of gratitude for many and...

Inspired by a deep sense of gratitude for many and varied benefits received, first through the acceptance of Christian Science and later through the study and application of the truth gleaned, I am writing this testimony. In this way, I am in some measure paying a debt I owe to Christian Science, expressed by two living testimonies of physical healing that came to my attention. Though inclined to disbelive current rumors of Christian Science healing, these two cases were proved works.

Several years later, following a series of difficult situations in the school in which I held a responsible position, I found my usual recourse to will power of no avail, when the long nervous strain began to make inroads on my health. I made every human effort to win in this, as I had in other school situations, but instead there was a rapid decline that put me and my will power in complete bondage to what materia medica terms multiple neuritis. After many months of suffering, in a hospital, I was given no hope of complete recovery and the best offered was a wheel chair experience, with no active work whatever. The hours that followed this sentence were so dark and storm tossed that the proverbial drowning man clutching at a straw seemed again to be exemplified. This straw came as a sweet memory of a friend who had been healed through Christian Science of tuberculosis of the spine after seven years in bed; then of another friend who had been released from perforation of the bowels, both of whom I knew to be well and about their Father's business.

My trouble seemed slight in comparison with theirs, and Mind again spoke, when these words came to me, "God is no respecter of persons." That included me. Such a wonderful sense of peace seemed to envelop me that I knew the straw had become a raft and with that wonderful sense of peace I was being guided by the Christ, Truth, into the haven of health. Through the study of Christian Science, this sense of peace was enlarged, and though the way at times seemed hard, God provided the means whereby I was uplifted spiritually when I seemed to need it most. Needless to say my recovery was rapid, enabling me to leave the hospital in one month, fully dressed, and to walk to the carriage that took me back to the school which I had left so many months before. Christian Science became a daily study, and with the loving help of the one Christian Scientist in the school, I was enabled to resume my work in two weeks after my return, completing that year satisfactorily and teaching for seven years afterwards without loss of an hour from duty on account of sickness. I am grateful for the two loving friends who were such true expressions of the power of Truth that I was forced to know, and I am grateful for the experience that brought that knowledge into fruition. I am deeply grateful for class instruction, which has cleared away many false concepts and for the knowledge that I am being guided lovingly, safely, and surely into a complete realization of harmony.—(Miss) BONNIE BUNNELLE, Pasadena, California.

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Testimony of Healing
The unfoldment of good through the study of Christian...
April 16, 1921

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