I should like to add my testimony to those given in the...

I should like to add my testimony to those given in the periodicals, which I have enjoyed reading and which have been a great help to me in the study of Christian Science. I took up this study over nineteen years ago, when I was no longer young, and knew nothing about its teachings; but as I read I soon began to grasp some of the truth which has since changed my outlook on life and helped me to be happier, less fearful, and to express more health and supply. The blessings and benefits that have come to me are too numerous to mention; among them are healings of physical ailments, including neuritis, inflammatory rheumatism, constipation, an abscessed tooth, a badly sprained foot, also of lack, and fear of traffic.

Over three years ago while staying in the country, I slipped and fell heavily on the damp grass. On getting up, I at once declared the truth that "accidents are unknown to God" (Science and Health by Mary Baker Eddy, p. 424). My arm and hand hung heavily, and my son, who was not a Christian Science student, took me to his doctor. By that time the hand and arm were very much swollen, but the doctor did not think any bones were broken, and so put the arm in a sling. On reaching home I asked my son to telephone for Christian Science help, which he did. That night I had a good deal of pain, and spent most of the night repeating some of my favorite hymns from our Hymnal, and passages from the Bible and Science and Health, which I knew would help me to feel the reality of God's presence, and the unreality of the false discordant condition trying to hold me. By morning the pain had abated and I felt the help of truth, and afterward experienced very little discomfort. Three days later the doctor still did not think the bone was broken, and took off the splint at my request. A week later he said that he would like to have it X-rayed. This was done, and the plate showed the bone apart each end about an inch. That evening I said, "You have not set it," and he said, "No, it is in such a beautiful position it does not need to be." All this time the practitioner and I had been rejoicing that all was well, and I can truthfully say that during the experience I felt only a sense of joy and gratitude. Although I was asked to have message I did not do so, and within three weeks I was able to use my arm and hand again. I wish to say that I received nothing but kindness and consideration from the doctor and all my loved ones, none of whom were interested in Christian Science. I received absent treatment, no practitioner being at hand.

I hold it a great privilege to be a member of The Mother Church and a branch church. I feel that Christian Science is the greatest blessing I have received, and I desire only to express in my life its wonderful teachings. I am grateful to God, to Christ Jesus, and to our Leader.—(Mrs.) Alice Mary Jolliffe, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England.

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Testimony of Healing
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February 29, 1936

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