I first heard of Christian Science a little less than four...

I first heard of Christian Science a little less than four years ago, at which time I was a nervous wreck. I had tried different curative methods, including osteopathy and chiropractic treatment, and had had an operation for appendicitis. After several weeks in a sanatorium I made a trip to the mountains thinking the change of climate would help me, but returned disappointed and then went through a clinic, and finally returned to my home worse than ever. My head and eyes pained me every minute, day and night, my stomach was in bad condition, and fear was so great that I thought I would lose my reason. I told my wife that I would not leave home any more, as I had positively finished with doctoring. I had gone to church and Sunday school some and had prayed, to the best of my ability, that I might be healed, and different ministers who came to see me prayed for my recovery, but I did not get any better.

I then heard of Christian Science through a man staying at our place who said that he had heard of people being healed by it. I had never heard of Christian Science before, and did not know what it was, but in a few days another man came along and told about the same story and said he knew of people being healed through Christian Science. In another week, a third man told me that some time previously he had received help from Christian Science. When he left I told my wife the good news. She went over to one of the neighbors that same evening and they happened to have a copy of the Sentinel that had been sent to them, and she brought it home and read it to me. It certainly was the best reading I had ever heard. When she read the testimonies the thought came to me that I could be healed if I could only read. I sent for more literature and one day as I lay in bed thought I would test my eyes, so picked up the Sentinel and started to read, and my eyes have never failed me since. The healing of headache and stomach trouble was slow, it being about two years before I was healed.

Sometimes the argument of discouragement would come with the thought of giving up, but the following encouraging words from Isaiah were always with me: "They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint."

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Testimony of Healing
About twenty-five years ago I was led to Christian Science...
April 30, 1921

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