In the year 1910 I was told something about Christian Science...

In the year 1910 I was told something about Christian Science and went to a practitioner, seeking help to regain a large sum of money which I supposed had been misappropriated. While the demonstration of finding the money in a safe place was made immediately, and I acknowledged that it was found through this help, I did not until some years later take up the study of Christian Science in earnest. Then I turned to it to find some solution to the mystery of existence, if possible,—some answer to the many questions which were puzzling me. Almost all of these questions centered around my wonder as to why I was put here to suffer the pangs, the tears, and the disappointments that had been my lot.

My mental attitude at this time was a very distressing one. The religious beliefs taught me by strict parents had not satisfied my longing to know God; medicine had not healed my sick body; and every human staff on which I leaned for support and happiness had failed. Coupled with this dire mental extremity, it was necessary for me to prepare myself for entering the business world. At this point I turned unreservedly to Christian Science. I called at the office of a practitioner and asked for help. I purchased a copy of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, and as I look back on that period of time, it seems to me that I read the little book all the spare time that I had during the day and most of the night. I became a regular attendant at the church services, both on Sunday morning and Wednesday evening, and very soon I began to look at things differently. I became interested in the things and people about me, and soon realized that I was not so heavy of heart or bowed down with so great a weight of woe. I secured pleasant employment, and through my daily study of the textbook I was helped along through the trying days of my inexperienced service. As I learned to deny the suggestions of fear, timidity, lack of confidence in my ability to succeed, I found myself more free of cares, more able to do whatever task came up to be done,—in other words, I had begun the process of being "born again." I was laboring "to dissolve with the universal solvent of Love the adamant of error,—self-will, self-justification, and self-love" (Science and Health, p. 242). Through this process of separating I have learned to say with the psalmist, "How love I thy law!"

I rejoice in the power of Truth to heal, as taught us by the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, and the author of its textbook, Mary Baker Eddy. I have been healed of many physical ills. Some of the healing work was done through the loving help of practitioners, some through my small understanding of the power and presence of the Word, some through the reading of the textbook. Some of the maladies which I have been freed from through the application of Christian Science are malarial fever, congested lungs, diseased toenail, several attacks of influenza, which not once lasted more than a day or two, and at no time was it necessary for me to remain at home from my office; also a severely sprained ankle, and many other troubles too numerous to mention.

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Testimony of Healing
I have now been a student of Christian Science for about...
March 25, 1922

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