Out of a deep sense of gratitude for the innumberable blessings...

Out of a deep sense of gratitude for the innumberable blessings that have come to me, and to those nearest and dearest to me, as well as for the good experienced by others, who have come thirsting to the fountain of healing and gone away refreshed, I offer my testimony with the hope that it may prove a cup of cold water to some thirsty seeker after Truth.

I did not become a student of Christian Science as the result of personal healing, but rather because I felt I had found a satisfying religion. However, Christian Science has been my only physician for over twenty-five years, and I have found it most adequate both as a curative and as a preventive measure. One of the first healings I experienced was that of blood poisoning caused by a burn on my foot which became infected. I am quite confident that had I depended on materia medica instead of Christian Science I should have lost either my leg or my life. As it was, although the trouble had become most serious before I asked for help in Christian Science, I was completely healed in a very few treatments. Chills and fever in their most violent form were stricken from the consciousness of both myself and my two brothers. Quinsy sore throat was healed. Abscessed ears, both being swollen and entirely shut at the same time, were healed without the need of discharge, and many minor ills such as colds and headaches have yielded readily to Christian Science treatment. Other members of my family have also experienced wonderful physical healings. I feel that my understanding of God's omnipotence, as revealed through Christian Science, has most beautifully protected me throughout the years, enabling me to meet many ills in such incipient form that I do not know just how much pain and distress I have been saved. But if I am grateful for Christian Science as a curative and preventive agency in sickness and erroneous conditions of every nature, I am doubly grateful for the light it has thrown on the Scriptures. Most appropriate is the title of its textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures." It was this unlocking of the Scriptures that made a Christian Scientist out of me.

I deem it a privilege to live in this time of revelation and interpretation as given us by our dear Leader, Mary Baker Eddy, through Science and Health and her many other writings. For all of these I am most grateful, as well as for our publications and all of our Christian Science activities. I am also grateful for class instruction and for membership in The Mother Church and a branch church.

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Testimony of Healing
In my early childhood a fall brought complications that...
October 5, 1935

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