When I was fifteen, Christian Science was brought to...

When I was fifteen, Christian Science was brought to my attention. My first healing, after being interested for something like three or four months, was of blood poisoning. A boy stepped on my foot, grinding my black stocking into a soft corn. I paid no attention to it; but while I was in school a day or two later, the foot began to hurt. When I told my mother about my foot she asked me to take off my shoe and bathe my foot in cold water. When we looked at it, there was inflammation above the ankle. I went to bed, and when my father came home he asked me whether I wanted a doctor or Christian Science. I chose Christian Science.

A practitioner was called, and she stayed an hour with me. While she was doing her work and talking to me, we could almost see the inflammation leaving the foot. The next day, a Tuesday, I walked around with a soft slipper on. On Wednesday night I had on an old pair of shoes, and was all ready to go to church when my father asked where I was going. I told him, and he looked at me in astonishment. On Friday night I went out completely healed. Out of curiosity one night we looked at the toe and found it to be perfectly smooth.

I have been healed of influenza in a week's time, and of many minor troubles. Our two boys were both born in Christian Science. Error tried to get the better of me before my second baby was born. I knew no practitioner at the time, as I was in a strange city. I tried to get a Christian Science nurse, about whom I had heard; but she was on a case and the telephone was out of order. At last I thought of the name of a practitioner whom I had heard of through this nurse. We called her, and she said she would work for me. In the meantime we sent a cab for a friend and she came over. She was a medical nurse, but has since become interested in Christian Science; and when my husband asked her if I would lose the baby she said I probably would, according to medical science, but she did not know what would happen in Christian Science. We all slept peacefully that night, and everything became natural.

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Testimony of Healing
When I first heard of Christian Science I was a long way...
February 18, 1928

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