[Original testimony in German]

I had been sickly and delicate from infancy, and had suffered...

I had been sickly and delicate from infancy, and had suffered frequently from one illness or another. In December, 1919, I was overcome by extreme weakness, which increased from day to day, until, in February, 1920, the doctors stated that I was entirely paralyzed. After four doctors in Zurich had declared my case incurable, baths and electric treatments were tried, but to no avail. I was so helpless that I had to be fed and washed and have my hair combed; and, in fact, have everything done for me. I weighed about seventy-six pounds. My prayer, as well as the prayer of our whole family, was for healing; but as we knew neither ourselves nor God, we were entirely ignorant of the way in which God heals. Because of this ignorance we accepted the statements of a woman who claimed to be sent by God to heal the sick through magnetism. But error begets error only, and this treatment brought me worse results; for I was no longer able to think properly, and seemed to take no interest in anything. Our wish became stronger than ever that God would lead us to the truth; for it was clear to us that there must be a way to the truth which makes free, of which Jesus spoke.

In August, 1920, dear friends offered to take care of me; and in these surroundings of friendship and neighborly love Christian Science found me. Humbled by suffering and disappointment, I was ready to leave all for Christ, Truth, and had only one wish,—to learn to know and love God. In an unusual way, too, although natural to Truth, we got the textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy; and with great interest I soon read its language, which was entirely new to me.

Perceptibly I made wonderful progress daily, and stomach trouble, constipation, and hemorrhoids vanished. I ate everything that was set before me, and began to try to walk,—first led by two people, then by one, and soon, as a child, I tried to take a few halting steps alone. Then my husband also began to be interested in this book; and in our eager search and mutual questioning my confidence in God became noticeably stronger. I commenced to see and correct many faults in my way of thinking, and noticed that my thoughts regarding myself and my fellow-men gradually became purer and better. In this sense of joy—the result of seeing old, deeply rooted beliefs disappear from my consciousness, and of knowing the nearness of our Father-Mother, God—I was hardly conscious of my increased health, until in November, 1920, when, assisted by my husband, I was able to go to the Wednesday evening meeting for the first time.

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One evening, in the early part of March, 1922, I was...
November 11, 1922

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