[Original testimony in French]

I have known Christian Science for only two years, and...

I have known Christian Science for only two years, and have already received many blessings, small and great. When I heard Christian Science spoken of for the first time, by a sincere and devoted friend, I was in a state of great depression, moral and physical. I had experienced great sorrow. Within a few years I had lost successively several relatives.

From a physical standpoint I was suffering from a kidney disease which had troubled me for fifteen years. I had frequent sharp, painful attacks. For this illness I was dieted very severely, and took various medicines every day. I also suffered for about ten years from an internal complaint. I had consulted four doctors for this trouble; but instead of improving, it was growing worse. As a result of these two illnesses, I was very anæmic. At the time when Christian Science was presented to me, although a fairly tall woman, I weighed barely forty-eight kilograms [less than one hundred and six pounds]. I was practically a wreck; and life was a burden. I had not even the consolation of seeking refuge in God or in prayer, for I believed in nothing. I considered myself an atheist. In spite of all this, I wanted to live; for I had a little girl, who at that time was only three and a half years old, and the thought of leaving her and my husband was hard.

It was then that a friend who lived in the south of France, but who is a native of Switzerland, where Christian Science is widely known, came to spend several days with me. She spoke to me of Christian Science, and told me of the wonderful healings which had taken place in her husband's family. She had brought me two copies of Le Héraut de Christian Science. I listened to her; and when I learned that it was a question of religion, of God, I said to her: "This Christian Science is no doubt very good, since you tell me so; but it is not for me. I am quite opposed to the thought of God, as you know." In spite of my reply, my friend was very insistent that I should read what she had brought me; for she knew my condition, and had no hope for my recovery except through Christian Science. Chiefly to please her, I began to read; but after a very short time I was surprised to find myself interested in the articles, and above all, in the logic they contained; and all day my friend and I talked of Christian Science. My friend took me next day to the Reading Room, where I at once bought "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," that wonderful book by Mrs. Eddy. From there we went to a practitioner whose address we had found in a list obtained at the Reading Room. This lady talked with me for some time, encouraged me to study Christian Science, and told me that if I wanted God to heal me I must give up all material remedies and dieting. I returned home somewhat comforted, and full of hope. I could not explain what was happening, but I felt that a change was taking place in my life.

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