It is attributable entirely to Christian Science and its...

It is attributable entirely to Christian Science and its beneficent effects that I am here to give this expression of gratitude to God, to Mrs. Eddy, and to the loving practitioner, who attended me, for my healing. I counted myself a physical and mental wreck and hopeless victim of tobacco and intoxicants. In fact, it was not infrequent, in despondent spells, that the experience of being too depraved to face my my own family would come over me; and after the healing of my wife, when Christian Science was mentioned to me, I laughed at the idea of anything being able to reclaime me; but not so with the tender, charitable practitioner. Within eight or ten days after the first treatment, I passed a saloon without going in to take a drink, the first one I had so passed—when they were open—for years. I feel that that occasion was the first in my life upon which a vision of God's work and holy purpose had ever come to me; and I stopped, there on the sidewalk, and breathed an earnest, devout prayer of gratitude and thanksgiving to the Giver of all good. This was about sixteen years ago; and, while it had been my practice to have both medicine and stimulants with me constantly, I have taken no medicine during, approximately, this length of time, and am entirely free from all the objectionable habits of the character named.

Many, many are the times I pray, "Create in me a clean heart, O God," that I may prove myself worthy of the trust thus bestowed on me, and that I may be able to prove my gratitude, as well as express it.

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I gratefully testify to the healing power of Christian Science
April 22, 1922
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