Nearly six years ago I submitted to a major operation...

Nearly six years ago I submitted to a major operation for stomach trouble without experiencing any relief, only more suffering; however, as time went on I continued to seek help through materia medica, going from one specialist to another and finally continuing a long course of treatments at a noted clinic in a near-by city.

While returning on the train from one of these visits, after being told by the physicians that my case had been diagnosed as ulcers of the stomach with additional serious complications, I noticed what I thought was a magazine left in one of the seats near me. Picking it up, I found it to be a copy of The Christian Science Journal, and I was about to cast it aside when my attention was drawn to the words, "Testimonies of Healing." I do not think I shall ever forget the hope that arose within me after reading the many expressions of gratitude by those who had seen the light, and through faith and understanding had been healed of disease and sin through the application of Christian Science.

It is needless to say that I lost little time in learning more about this great truth. The local Christian Science Reading Room was found and visited, and the librarian to whom I poured out my complaints lovingly gave me more literature to read, then the textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy; and finally I was led to seek help from a practitioner. For the benefit of any who may feel that their progress has been slow and who have begun to be discouraged allow me to say that at first my travel Spiritward also seemed slow, and several months elapsed before any great improvement was noticed; however, many mortal beliefs had to be wrestled with and destroyed, and so, in proportion as I relinquished or overcame undesirable traits of character, such as false pride, impatience, resentment, and many other forms of error, healing took place and has been permanent. During my earnest study of Mrs. Eddy's writings I have also been healed of the tobacco habit and of the need of wearing glasses.

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Testimony of Healing
Christian Science is teaching me how to think and how...
November 5, 1932

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