In the year 1913 we traveled from South America to...

In the year 1913 we traveled from South America to our home, Zurich, Switzerland, where we opened a store. In December my wife became ill with abdominal cancer and was obliged to undergo a severe operation in a hospital. After approximately one and one half years symptoms of cancer again appeared, and the physician stated that if she wanted to live she must undergo a second operation. We could not decide to take this step again.

Late one Wednesday afternoon a customer came into our store, and upon leaving stated that she was going to a meeting. In order to divert my wife's thoughts I made arrangements that she too might attend, and it proved to be a Christian Science testimony meeting. From that time on my wife attended the Sunday services and Wednesday evening meetings regularly. Through her attendance she became acquainted with a practitioner and requested her help, which was lovingly given. In one treatment the cancer symptoms disappeared and my wife's appearance improved daily. Formerly when she attended church services she was excited for the remainder of the day, but when she returned from the Christian Science service there was a great sense of peace.

Through this transformation and the healing of the cancer I became inquisitive, and, although with conflicting thoughts, I too attended a service. I also wish to mention that for over thirty years I had not attended a church unless some special occasion demanded my presence. Gradually the Christian Science services became dear to me and later indispensable, so that I did not miss a single service, and I began to experience the blessings of Christian Science for myself. One day during the autumn of 1916 I fell down a long flight of stone steps in a business house and remained lying at the bottom. The people on the premises attempted to lift me, but it became clear to me that God is omnipresent, and I got up unassisted and commenced walking home. I had hardly walked ten minutes when I realized that I was free from pain, and a sense of peace reigned.

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Testimony of Healing
My first healing through Christian Science occurred...
June 25, 1921

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