It is in acknowledgment of all that Christian Science...

It is in acknowledgment of all that Christian Science has done and is constantly doing for me that this testimony is given. During one of the Wednesday evening testimony meetings the following words of Mrs. Eddy, quoted by someone in giving a testimony, attracted my attention: "My desire is that every Christian Scientist, and as many others as possible, subscribe for and read our daily newspaper" (The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscelany, pp. 352, 353). I was young in Science at the time, but having received benefits from Christian Science I realized that here was an opportunity of expressing gratitude to our Leader, Mrs. Eddy. Error tried hard to argue that I could not afford to subscribe, as apparently there would not be sufficient money to carry on through the month. However, the truth and faith in God's infinite supply enabled me to overcome this sense of limitation. The same night, before retiring, I wrote a letter inclosing my subscription to The Christian Science Monitor for one year. In the morning as I approached the post office the argument of error again tried to limit me, but a voice came distinctly saying that there was only one course to pursue; and at once the letter was posted. Imagine my joy when about three days later I received a check due me, but with an additional amount which much more than covered the sum sent for my subscription to the Monitor! This experience proved to me that when we are ready to give we are ready to receive.

Shortly after this, more congenial work was found for me, for which I had been vainly seeking many months before becoming interested in Christian Science. This brought with it more harmonious conditions in every way. The change took place with complete harmony. The job I then held usually required one month's notice; but early in the afternoon I gave in notice requesting permission to leave the same day and holding to the idea that God was calling me to another service; and the same evening I stepped out of the building free to commence my new occupation the next morning.

Numerous blessings have come to me in every way since I was first led, at a time of great despondency, to Christian Science, for it helps me throughout my daily life. That "man's extremity is God's opportunity" has been proved to me. With the loving help of a practitioner all my seeming distress passed away, and troubles were replaced with light and hope before undreamed of. A great sense of "the peace of God, which passeth all understanding," remained with me as the truth made me free. I am grateful to those who are manifesting to the world the truth about God and man.

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October 1, 1932

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