About eleven years ago I heard of Christian Science and...

About eleven years ago I heard of Christian Science and loved it for the light it poured on the Bible. For about four years I seemed to be isolated and comparatively inactive, though not without experiencing on various occasions its helpful and healing power. Since the time came for the first earnest step forward to be taken, innumerable proofs of God's infinite wisdom and love have been evident. New work along fresh lines was obtained, this including the demonstration of supply, new home, and new friends. Every need has been beautifully met.

I rejoice in many physical healings, always quick and for the most part instantaneous. As a child I suffered from an internal trouble which was temporarily cured, but according to physicians was bound to reappear and to remain. When the dreaded symptoms reasserted themselves I asked help of a dear Christian Science practitioner; and I shall never forget her calm, forceful reassurance as she said, "It is all a bubble; God did not make it; it never happened." The evening of the fourth succeeding day the thought came clearly, What has not happened cannot recur—and with that the trouble vanished. Though very grateful for this and many similar healings, I am most grateful of all for the loving wisdom that roused me out of old lines of living, thus gradually uncovering deep-seated faults in character and leading me to strive to "put off the old man;" for true healing involves reformation of character.

I am very grateful for membership in The Mother Church and a branch church, also for class instruction. I know that as I progress I shall value these privileges still more highly. Words cannot express my appreciation of the patient forbearance shown and loving help given by practitioners. How much more inadequate are words to express my reverent gratitude for all that Mrs. Eddy did for the human race—for her life, her writings, the church organization, Board of Lectureship, Reading Rooms, and authorized literature, all so wisely and lovingly guarded by the Manual of The Mother Church. My sincere desire and one aim is to "grow in grace," and so to express "an unselfed love" (Science and Health, p. 1) that others may be drawn to seek after the truth.—(Miss) Margaret Alice Turner, London, England.

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July 13, 1929

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