It is with profound gratitude that I give this testimony

It is with profound gratitude that I give this testimony. In the fall of 1890 I was in a very serious railroad wreck in which I was badly injured. It was reported to headquarters that I should not live until morning. But after spending ten weeks in the hosptial, where I had the best of care, I again took up my duties. As I was traveling most of the time, I became fearful and worried, so by the following spring I was a physical wreck, with what was called nervous prostration. I could not eat without being distressed or sleep with any comfort, so I decided to resign my position and visit a friend in the East. He watched me for several days and could see that I was not getting any better. One evening when we were alone he told me of having been healed in Christian Science of tuberculosis, some three years before, when he was confined to his bed. He had been opposed to this Science, or rather to what he had thought it to be, but in his extremity he called for it and was completely and permanently healed.

My own healing was rather slow, for I had such an unconscious fear of traveling, but the fear was overcome with the help of a practitioner, for which I was very grateful. During these forty-four years I have had many healings, one of which I should like to relate. I was suffering from a severe attack of asthma, and was sitting up in a chair, as I was unable to lie down. A practitioner was called, and when she came to see me I remarked that I could not hold out much longer. She made some encouraging remark and then repeated Mrs. Eddy's words from Science and Health (p. 495), "When the illusion of sickness or sin tempts you, cling steadfastly to God and His idea." In about ten minutes the condition was broken and I was free. I went to bed and slept soundly until morning.

It has been my privilege to be a member of The Mother Church and of different branch churches for nearly forty years. I have seen our Cause grow here in Seattle from just a handful of people meeting in a home to eleven churches and one society. I wish to express gratitude to our beloved Leader, Mary Baker Eddy, for her wonderful love for all mankind.—Elbert T. Furness, Seattle, Washington.

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