In the early part of 1918, I was taken suddenly ill with...

In the early part of 1918, I was taken suddenly ill with a bad attack of dysentery and gastritis, accompanied by a high fever. I went to bed; and my mother, a student of Christian Science, read to me the chapter on Prayer from the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy. I soon fell asleep, and slept well during that night, but awakened in the morning feeling worse. I could not lift my head from the pillow or move my body without pain. My dear mother read to me from Science and Health during the greater part of that day; but there seemed to be no improvement. The erroneous condition continued for a week, during which I had very little to eat, and no sleep. At the end of the week my condition was very low; and my mother, feeling she had done all she could, thought it necessary to call in a Christian Science practitioner. This was done. When the practitioner arrived, she found me in a serious condition; but as soon as she had voiced the truth to me, I felt spiritually enlightened; and from that time began to improve. In a few days I was out of bed; and in two weeks I was well and strong. This is only one of many proofs I have had of the healing power of Christian Science. I have been healed of biliousness, muscular rheumatism, sprained ankles, abscess in the ear, and whitlows; also a scalp disease, which was overcome in three weeks. With the aid of a practitioner, the whole trouble disappeared, and my hair grew thicker and longer than ever.

For the numerous healings and the spiritual uplift I have had through Christian Science I cannot express enough gratitude to Mrs. Eddy, who gave it to the world; nor to the kind practitioners, who have lovingly shown me the way out of darkness into the light of health and happiness, which all those who love and obey the teachings of Christian Science can enjoy. I am grateful for having had the privilege of attending a Christian Science Sunday School; for the Sunday services; for the Wednesday evening testimony meetings; and for the literature.—(Miss) Ethel R. Chandler, Wilston, Brisbane, Australia.

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January 5, 1924

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