[Original testimony in German]

It is with profound gratitude I wish to tell of my...

It is with profound gratitude I wish to tell of my healing which took place in the fall of 1920. For several years I had suffered from an abdominal complaint, until finally I was obliged to undergo an operation. After the operation, however, I had the same and even worse pain, so that I was to have a still more serious operation. At the time of the first operation I had put myself in the hands of the physician confidently and without fear, but now I was overcome with an anxious fear, wondering if I should live through the operation and if I really should ever be well again. While I was in this condition I heard of Christian Science for the first time. A dear friend brought me some literature. At that time I was one who, in view of war, and because of painful personal experiences, had lost all faith in God,—not to mention a good God,—and who attributed everything to mere chance. When, however, the day for the operation was arranged, in my fear I was willing to try anything, so decided to ask for help in Christian Science. My friend took me to a Christian Science practitioner, who lovingly began treatment at once. The pain diminished, and when the day came that I was to go to the hospital, I went without fear; and the physician was quite surprised to find no need of an operation. The diseased formation had disappeared from my body: I was healed. A wonderful feeling of rapture came over me, and I was and still am indescribably happy, not only for my physical healing, but more because I have found my way back, with a quite new understanding, to our infinitely good Father.

In the summer of 1923 my mother was taken seriously ill. The physician, a well-known homeopath, diagnosed the trouble as a serious intestinal complaint, and was doubtful whether she would recover. He would try and see what he could do, he said. I asked my mother to seek help in Christian Science; and this she did. A kind practitioner, who had sometimes shown me the right way out of my difficulties, took an interest in my mother's case at once. After a short time there was a marked improvement in her condition. Gradually all the symptoms of a serious complaint disappeared, and within a few weeks she was healed.

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