Over twenty years ago I went to South Africa as an...

Over twenty years ago I went to South Africa as an invalid suffering from severe lung trouble. I had previously been under medical treatment in Switzerland and also in a sanatorium in England. Before leaving London I went to see a lung specialist, who gave me what practically amounted to a death sentence, although he said that if I took every precaution and things went well I might manage to live, but could never be like other people. I rebelled against this, and against God, who I thought sent sickness and sorrow.

I was told about Christian Science by a friend in Pretoria, who was interested in it and had had Science help herself. She offered to lend me the textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, but asked me not to keep it for too long a time, as she could not do without it. I eagerly read the book from beginning to end, and could hardly put it down, as something told me it contained the truth. The thought of God as a God of love, who did not send sickness and sorrow, broke up all my hard thoughts. When I had read the book through, I knew that I was healed.

Testimony of Healing
With all my heart I am grateful to God, who, through...
September 14, 1935

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