I feel a veritable flood tide of gratitude when I think of...

I feel a veritable flood tide of gratitude when I think of the benefits which I have received through Christian Science. Until I received its blessings my whole existence was one of stress and strain. My earliest recollections of events as a child are associated with the severe head pains which so possessed me that I could not study my schoolbooks without having some material aid supplied; and I had to remain at home and lie down much of the time when not in school. My body was very much emaciated and I carried this pain, weakness, and emaciation through many years, until I reached the truth in Christian Science.

As I went through the phases of girlhood and womanhood I suffered from many additional ills, and yet I had to work and be financially responsible for others. Ultimately I became a nervous wreck, and was handed about from one specialist to another for tests and tryouts of their various systems. Every dollar I could earn or borrow, above mere living expenses, was spent in fruitless seeking for surcease from physical torture in some form.

When my place in the business world was in jeopardy, owing to my many absences, I daily prayed earnestly to God to help me to hold on in some way. Then a real friend came and advised me to talk with a Christian Science practitioner. I was well grounded in the teachings of an orthodox religion, and regarded Christian Science, dissociated from its ministry of healing, as just another religion. However, I made note of the practitioner's name and some days later called to see her. She talked with me so naturally and convincingly of the power of God, Spirit, that I felt almost from the first that Christian Science would help me.

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Testimony of Healing
I wish to return thanks to our heavenly Father for the...
February 2, 1935

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