From infancy I had been delicate, and grew worse as I...

From infancy I had been delicate, and grew worse as I entered womanhood. I was constantly under the care of physicians, experimenting with diets and medicine. I finally went to a ranch one summer, as I had been advised that the freedom of the outdoors and change of climate would prove beneficial. While there I had one of my worst sick spells, and this proved to me that climate and exercise would not heal me any more than the doctors and medicine had.

When I returned to the city I was desperately unhappy and, while I doubted that there was a God, I prayed to Him to show me the way out of misery and thereby prove His existence. Three weeks later I read in the newspapers of a position for which I applied, as I usually felt better when I was working. The position was given me. When I had been there a week the office changed mangers, and the new one was a woman who had been healed in Christian Science of a disease pronounced incurable and supposed to be inherited. I started to inquire about Christian Science, but it was some time before she would give me any information. Then on Christmas Day she presented me with a copy of Science and Health. I remember being disappointed at such a gift. However, I would read it occasionally by flipping through the pages, disagreeing with what I read and sometimes thrusting it aside for days as too dull. Then I had another sick spell, but instead of calling for a doctor I asked my mother to get a Christian Science practitioner for me, which she did. From that time on I strove to understand and put into practice the teachings in this God-sent book. With my own study and the faithful help of the practitioner I was gradually renewed.

Testimony of Healing
Christian Science was presented to me in 1905 by a dear...
February 17, 1934

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