Many are the blessings I have received through the study...

Many are the blessings I have received through the study and practice of Christian Science.

Several years ago I was afflicted with a venereal disease which was fast undermining my health. I was forced to abandon drugs as useless, and although I had known of Christian Science for a number of years I never gave it much serious attention. I had a copy of Science and Health and read it at odd times; finally I felt the need of it very much and started studying it more earnestly. I was sure of the great truth it contained, but could not cure myself and was reluctant to ask a practitioner's help, as I had little money and lacked the humility to ask for treatment without it. Finally, after several more months of misery, I wrote to a practitioner, enclosing some money and asking for help. A few days later I was very much relieved, but not completely healed. I took up the study of Christian Science more earnestly, using the Christian Science Quarterly LessonSermons, and yet there was no change in my condition. Then I realized that I had been cured of the liquor habit, which had lasted over twenty years. I could trace the disease to no other cause but excessive drinking; still I was not healed.

Testimony of Healing
It is with great joy that I take my place among those who...
April 6, 1935

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