Having been a student of Christian Science for over seven...

Having been a student of Christian Science for over seven years, I desire to express my gratitude for the many blessings I have experienced through my own understanding and with the help of others. One of my first healings was that of ptomaine poisoning so severe that I was thought to be passing on. I seemed too ill to apply the truth for myself; but within half an hour after asking help from a practitioner, although to mortal sense suffering great agony, I fell asleep and slept soundly for three hours. When I awoke every trace of the trouble had disappeared. Knowing how serious this is generally considered to be, I feel it was a wonderful proof of the power of God to heal.

I have also been freed from colds, tonsillitis, and boils. Chronic intestinal trouble, from which I had suffered since childhood, and for which I had tried almost every known material remedy, disappeared while taking treatment for another condition, although this ailment was not mentioned to the practitioner. A repulsive growth disappeared from my finger after reading a testimony in the Sentinel by one who was healed through the spiritual illumination experienced after reading this sentence from "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 463): "A spiritual idea has not a single element of error, and this truth removes properly whatever is offensive." This testimony made a deep impression on me; and although only a few moments were spent in applying this to my own condition, within a few days I discovered that the disfigured finger was as smooth and normal as the others.

Many problems, other than physical, have been solved. I am grateful for membership in The Mother Church, for the kindness and patience of the practitioner, for the help received from the periodicals; grateful to God, and to Mary Baker Eddy. While other problems remain to be solved, I know that these will be conquered as I put into practice all of good that has been revealed to me.

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November 15, 1924

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