[Original testimony in German]

Christian Science first found me about fourteen years...

Christian Science first found me about fourteen years ago. At that time I was suffering from chronic inflammations of the knee joint, which the doctors had designated as tuberculosis, and which they had been treating as such for almost a year and a half without my realizing any improvement. On the contrary, my condition perceptibly grew worse, and I was laboring under a great sense of depression. I was so helpless that I walked with crutches or was moved about in a wheel chair.

The doctors had told me that the only thing which could help me was the sun's rays. Accordingly, after a stay of nine months in a hospital, and after I had been faithfully lying in the sunlight for a whole summer, the doctors in charge were planning to send me to a higher location in the mountains in order to make use of the greater force of the sun's radiation. This seemed almost beyond our means at that time; and I also had no courage or hope left, for I had experienced all too clearly the failure of all material remedies. Months of invalidism at home and in the hospital, and unsuccessful treatment by nine doctors, had made me lose faith in any material help.

At that moment of greatest need I remembered a copy of The Herald of Christian Science which a friend had once brought to my home. I had looked at it and put it away, but now I took it up again, and I shall never forget that happy moment. Deep anguish of heart had prepared me; it had humbled my human will, had broken my pride. Then I was receptive to the truth. I studied an article in which the fact was brought out with special clarity that the true man is spiritual. I also studied the passage quoted from the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy (p. 475), "Man is spiritual and perfect; and because he is spiritual and perfect, he must be so understood in Christian Science." I pondered the truth contained in this passage, and for a long time I lay there, alone with God, in the quiet out-of-doors. No false thought disturbed my first wonderful meeting with Truth God

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Testimony of Healing
With a thankful heart I wish to tell of a wonderful healing...
August 19, 1933

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