[Original testimony in German]

When I became acquainted with Christian Science, several...

When I became acquainted with Christian Science, several years before the World War, I was a sick and unhappy woman. I suffered from shortness of breath, and my heart was so weak that I was unable to walk upstairs, and scarcely able to walk a block. Naturally I was unable to do much work. With boundless joy I commenced to study the textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy. Therein I found the passage (p. 1), "Prayer, watching, and working, combined with self-immolation, are God's gracious means for accomplishing whatever has been successfully done for the Christianization and health of mankind;" and on page 384, "God never punishes man for doing right, for honest labor, or for deeds of kindness, though they expose him to fatigue, cold, heat, contagion." Finally I read (p. 385), "Whatever it is your duty to do, you can do without harm to yourself." These sentences were immediately comprehensible and pleased me greatly; and as I endeavored to live according to these truths, earnestly avoiding all that was not right and endeavoring to overcome the fear of sickness and climate, my condition improved gradually. I received new mental strength, could work again without experiencing the least fatigue, and was able to earn my living and to perform my duties.

I have had countless proofs of God's goodness and protection since I have been trying to follow the teachings in the textbook, and with deep gratitude think of Mrs. Eddy, who through her careful research work has revealed the narrow, holy way which Jesus followed, and which to-day, as formerly, is being characterized through God's wonders and beneficence.—(Miss) Alexandra Kiersnowski, Riga, Latvia.

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Testimony of Healing
I wish to express my gratitude for the many blessings...
November 15, 1924

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