About seven years ago I was in the very "slough of...

About seven years ago I was in the very "slough of despond," sometimes wishing something would happen to end it all. My wife, the mother of three children, had been sick for years, and had been operated upon twice; but without any benefit. I had lost several hundred dollars, the savings of several years, through a bank failure. Worry must have been written on my face, as I remember meeting a friend one day who told me to cheer up, that "the darkest hour precedes the dawn." Whether he knew it or not, he proved to be a true prophet.

We were dissatisfied with our location in the town, and while with a real estate agent recounted some of our troubles to him. We were then told of Christian Science, and promised to attend one of the services. My most pronounced physical trouble was stomach disorder. The Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, was purchased, and the help of a practitioner was obtained. My wife was healed almost instantaneously. The stomach trouble was overcome after a few weeks' treatments. It was while having these treatments and studying the textbook that the tobacco habit was also overcome. I had used tobacco for thirty years. I have laid aside glasses, which a specialist said I should always have to wear, the trouble having been brought on by an injury received when a boy.

Testimony of Healing
Since being led to the study of Christian Science through...
November 3, 1923

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