I am grateful for the opportunity of expressing my...

I am grateful for the opportunity of expressing my gratitude for Christian Science through our periodicals. In the fall of 1908 I visited a Christian Science practitioner for the first time, with the emphatic declaration that if I were healed I would never leave my church. Through her treatment I was healed of very weak eyes, for which I had worn glasses for a number of years without any relief. I still continued to attend my church; but in the summber of 1909, while going through deep waters, I determined to secure the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, and see what there was in it. I was then looking for peace and happiness more than physical healing.

Before I had finished my first perusal, I recognized a number of physical healings. Among them was the healing of a very weak back, caused by a hurt when a girl; sleeplessness that had troubled me all of my life; and a trouble for which I had undergone two minor operations without any relief. I then knew that I had found the truth; so I took all material remedies and destroyed them, and have never had any desire for them since that time. Giving up my church was no struggle. It simply faded out of my thought, as Christian Science was answering the questions that I had pondered all my life. I read the Christian Science textbook through three times almost without stopping. I then began the daily study of the Lesson-Sermon, and Mrs. Eddy's other writings. The revelation was wonderful.

I have had many physical healings since then. I was healed of bilious attacks and bad colds, and have not had one for several years. One of my knees was easily thrown out of joint, and was quite painful; it is now entirely healed. The healing for which I am most grateful was one of hatred, brought about by a sense of injustice. I wrestled with this almost six years, asking help occasionally of different practitioners. Discouragement seemed to be the devil's tool; but in the fall of 1920, I again decided to ask a practitioner for treatment. My thanks go out to her for her love and patience. When the healing came, it must have been instantaneous. Words are wholly inadequate to express my gratitude.

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Testimony of Healing
Since I have been studying Christian Science every phase...
May 3, 1924

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