[Original testimony in German]

Christian Science found me in a hopeless condition,...

Christian Science found me in a hopeless condition, mentally in despair, and afflicted, according to the medical dictum, with an incurable diseae. Because of the risk of contagion, I was separated from my four children. Hemorrhages of the lungs and pleurisy forced me to spend thirtytwo months in hospitals and sanatoriums. The doctor's diagnosis was verified by an X-ray. My condition grew so much worse that the doctor discharged me from the sanatorium as incurable. As my husband was no longer living and my means were limited, I was obliged to leave my children in the care of strangers. In this hopeless condition I prayed fervently to God to show me a way to find peace.

Very soon after this a relative visited me unexpectedly and told me about a woman who had been healed of pleurisy in a few days through Christian Science. I then started to read the textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, and after I had studied the first few pages, I knew I had found what I had been seeking. Such a strong desire came over me to ask someone for enlightenment that I went at once to a practitioner, who lovingly gave me treatment, for I was able to accept confidently this helpful teaching.

I threw away all my medicines, for I saw they were false gods, and I wanted to serve only the one true God. According to regulations I was obliged to be examined by a doctor from time to time; to my great joy he found my condition to be improved each time, so that within eight months I was able to have all four children with me again. Now I am able to take care of a household of six people all alone, and feel entirely well.

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