It is with a heart full of gratitude for Christian Science...

It is with a heart full of gratitude for Christian Science that I offer this testimony to the fact that it heals. Not only in cases of emergency has it brought relief, but countless times has the protecting, saving power of God been available to me and mine. My mother took up Christian Science when I was about three years of age, hoping that it would heal me of a difficulty with my eyes, the doctors having advised an operation. Through the help of practitioners I have been able to graduate from high school and to do over seven years of strenous office work, without having had to wear glasses.

After Christian Science had been in our home about two years, the first big test came. I was riding with my father on a truck heavily loaded with rocks and dirt, when the horses ran away, throwing my father out. I also was thrown out and run over, and when picked up my condition was said to be hopeless; but with the work of a Christian Science practitioner, and through my mother's confidence in God as all-powerful and ever present, the healing was accomplished in a short time. I do not remember using crutches; the scars vanished, and there have been no ill after effects. Although I did not start going to school until I was about eight years old, I could read "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy and was not hampered in any way. My younger sister was very delicate, and the fear was voiced that we could never rear her. She, too, has gone through school and has done office work for over eight years. Three other children in the family were born in Science. At the birth of one a serious difficulty set in, and only by "radical reliance on Truth" (Science and Health, p. 167) by both my mother and the practitioner was the healing realized.

July 13, 1929
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