It is many years since I first heard of Christian Science,...

It is many years since I first heard of Christian Science, my work having taken me into a part of the country where I met many students of it. For a long time I would have none of it, but by degrees I saw how it had changed these people and how much happier they looked. One case in particular impressed me, that of a young girl whom I knew, who had undergone two operations and was left a physical wreck. When I saw her later on restored to health and strength through Christian Science, I began to read the text-book, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy. The first chapter, "Prayer," answered a question that had often puzzled me, though I had attended church and Sunday school from childhood, but when I had finished reading the book I laid it aside, for it seemed more than I could accept. I saw that it meant the uprooting of much that I had believed in, for forms and ceremonies had no place in Mrs. Eddy's teachings and I loved the ritual of my church.

I was advised by a student of Christian Science just to go on reading and to accept what I could, that it would continue to unfold as I was ready for it, and I found it to be so. Old beliefs gradually dropped away, and later on the difficulties were overcome. I began to love the Christian Science services and the hymns.

During this time I was quite unconsciously healed of a rupture of some years' standing; since which I have been able to lift and carry heavy weights. The healing has been complete and permanent. I had great terror of the air raids during the war. In this connection a testimony at church one Wednesday evening gave me a helpful thought from the ninety-first psalm: "He shall cover thee with his feathers." I realized then that so protected was I that fear of any danger was impossible, and oh, how good it was to lose the terror. I have also been wonderfully helped in my work. Duties which had seemed like mountains were successfully and easily accomplished when I came to do them. I have had great help from the periodicals, and I feel I show so little gratitude to God in comparison with what I owe, for I have so very much to be grateful for.

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Testimony of Healing
I wish to express my gratitude for what Christian Science...
June 25, 1921

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