For more than three years before I heard of Christian Science,...

For more than three years before I heard of Christian Science, I was constantly suffering from what the doctors called chronic appendicitis, together with stomach and bowel trouble in a very severe form; and as long as I can remember I had suffered from nervous headaches, which grew more unbearable as time went on. To express it in few words, I was sick all over. Through these things, together with the belief in failure and limitation on every side, I had grown to be very irritable and pessimistic. I had even lost my faith in God.

At the time when I was to undergo a surgical operation, I met one of my neighbors, who told me about her healing in Christian Science; but having a very slight understanding of the English language, I did not know exactly what she meant. The next morning I seemed to be overcome with one of the sick spells which used to keep me in bed for days. I then told my husband that I wished to try Christian Science; and he, not knowing what it was, reluctantly went to call a Christian Science practitioner, instead of the doctor. She came, and after the treatment I arose and did all my housework that day, without any pain or inconvenience whatsoever. I continued the treatments for two months, and one discordant condition after another left me.

It was through Christian Science that I was able to learn the English language. In those early days of my study, I learned how to pronounce most of the words in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy from the reading in the desk at the church services.

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Testimony of Healing
I wish to express my deep gratitude for Christian Science....
February 17, 1923

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