About two years ago, when coming from school, I felt...

About two years ago, when coming from school, I felt a sudden pain in a tooth. As I was attending the Christian Science Sunday School I tried to know the truth as best I could, but the pain continued to grow worse. On arriving home the tooth seemed to be in a very bad condition. I told my mother about it, and she said I had better go to a dentist. The dentist looked at the tooth and said, "There is something wrong with your teeth; you have a disease which only children get. The disease will spread from one tooth to another, and you will lose some and probably all of your teeth." On my way home from the dentist I went to see a Christian Science practitioner. The next day I went to see her again. That evening I ate a hearty supper without feeling any ill effects whatever. I was very grateful for that, and I slept very well that night; but the next morning I found that all my teeth were loose. I went to the practitioner immediately, and at the same time I knew the truth. I returned from the practitioner about noon, and mother asked me how my teeth were. I told her they were perfectly firm.

One evening as I started to go down the back stairs my foot slipped, and I fell about ten steps. The next thing I knew was that I was in the kitchen on a chair. I seemed to have a dull pain in my head, and a sharp pain in my shoulder, which continued to grow worse. The first thing I said was, "Get a practitioner, mother;" but my father thought we could work it out in Science by ourselves. That night we had company, and I was not able to do much for myself; so when the people went home I asked my parents if they would telephone to the practitioner for me, which they did. When I awakened the next morning (Monday), the pain in my head was gone, but I could not move my arm. My desire was to be able to go to school so I dressed as best I could, and went; but I could only read and recite. In the afternoon mother looked at my arm. There was a depression in the shoulder about half an inch long; so she knew something was wrong about the shoulder blade. That evening I called on the practitioner and told her the condition of my shoulder. By Saturday it was as strong and perfect as it ever had been.

Christian Science means a great deal to me. I do not know how to express my gratitude; but I know I cannot fully express it in words. I am grateful that Christian Science came to me in childhood, and that I can attend the Sunday school for about six years more.

Testimony of Healing
With deepest gratitude to God and to Mary Baker Eddy...
June 2, 1923

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