In the early part of 1923 I was urged by some friends...

In the early part of 1923 I was urged by some friends to attend a lecture on Christian Science. I was quite unacquainted with its teachings but was willing to try it. I went into the lecture hall somewhat like Christian in "The Pilgrim's Progress," bearing a tremendous load on my back. I lived in fear of a so-called hereditary disease—consumption—from which I had lost both my parents while I was very young; and I was feeling tired and worn out with the struggle of living and of facing the world almost alone since the age of fourteen. I came from that lecture healed, knowing I had heard the truth. Never shall I forget my joy! I was so up lifted that I seemed to be walking on air. Very soon people, who told me afterwards that they had not expected me to live through the year, were asking me what I had done. Color came into my cheeks, a hard cough disappeared, indigestion and other ills passed from my consciousness.

Since then through the knowledge of the truth which Christian Science has revealed to me I have found my real heritage, and God as Father-Mother. I cannot in a short testimony express the smallest part of the regeneration which has followed my earnest study of the Bible, Science and Health, and the Christian Science periodicals. I have been lifted out of work which I had been forced to undertake owing to lack of the necessary money for a definite training, and have been led through Christian Science to take on better and more congenial employment. I found the statement made by our Leader on page 128 of our textbook wonderfully true: "A knowledge of the Science of being develops the latent abilities and possibilities of man. It extends the atmosphere of thought, giving mortals access to broader and higher realms."

Testimony of Healing
I have been interested in Christian Science for over...
September 30, 1933

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