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I have received so much help and encouragement from testimonies in the periodicals that I feel impelled to send mine. I did not come into Christian Science for physical healing, but because I felt the need of a religion that I could accept, having rejected the beliefs in which I was brought up and having in effect no religion at all. A friend, to whom I can never be sufficiently grateful, lent me a copy of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mrs. Eddy, and from the time of reading the first chapter I knew I had found the truth.

I have had many healings, including that of poor eyesight, for which I had worn glasses since childhood; but there are two which stand out particularly in my thought. Our little boy, aged two, broke his collar bone in an accident. I was abroad at the time, and his father and grandmother, who are not interested in Science, had him X-rayed and the bone set and his arm bound up by a doctor. They wired, however, to a Christian Science practitioner whose address I had given them, who took up work. The child had been so badly bruised and scratched that even three days later, when I returned, I could hardly recognize him. The bruises and scratches, however, disappeared with remarkable rapidity, so that a week after the accident there was scarcely a mark left. And on the sixth day I found the child romping in his cot, throwing himself violently down on the shoulder which had been injured. My husband would not consent to have the bandages taken off, as the doctor had said the healing would take at least three weeks; but on the tenth day the child got his arm out himself, though it had been freshly bandaged the previous day, and he was left free from that time.

The other outstanding experience was at the time our second child was born. As I was in India at the time I was obliged to have an ordinary maternity nurse and my husband insisted on a doctor. A fellow student of Christian Science helped me, though she was not with me at the time. The birth was practically painless, and I called the nurse only twenty minutes before the child was born. But to me the most wonderful part of the experience was the absolute peace which filled my thoughts while I was waiting.

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May 20, 1933

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