It is with sincere gratitude that I give this testimony,...

It is with sincere gratitude that I give this testimony, trusting that it may help someone who is in need of help as I was when I first heard of Christian Science. First I should like to say that my gratitude for our dear Leader increases as I read and study her works; and I pray God that I may live and put into practice more and more what little I understand of Christian Science teaching. It is now more than thirty years since I first heard of and accepted the truth, and at this time I was in great need of help. For over three years I was in the care of doctors and had two operations. I was then told that my only hope was to live abroad, but this was impossible. The trouble was diagnosed as tubercular glands. At the end of six months I appeared to be stronger and resumed work, but in a very short time my condition was worse than ever. Then it was that I saw that doctors and materia medica could afford me no aid and I was asked to try Christian Science. I read a copy of the Christian Science Sentinel and was so impressed by the testimonies in it that I asked to see a practitioner. I had one present treatment and the rest were absent, but in a very short time I was completely and permanently healed. At the same time aftereffects of the operations and a cough from which I had suffered through many winters were also healed.

More recently I experienced a healing of congestion of the lungs. After a night of great pain and extreme difficulty in breathing I asked for help from a practitioner and I was able to come downstairs and read the Thanksgiving Lesson. In this case the practitioner lovingly pointed out to me that since there is no separation in Mind, I need not worry or grieve over a son who was away from home. I am grateful to say that I am now happy to leave my boy in our Father-Mother God's loving care, knowing that He can care for him better than I can.

I have also been healed of chronic constipation. I was having help for this condition, but was still keeping pills; and then it was pointed out to me that I was not trusting God, so I burned the pills and the healing came and has been permanent. I also witnessed the healing of our baby, who tore his mouth with a stick. This same child experienced a beautiful healing of pneumonia when he was thirteen years old. After six weeks' treatment by the doctor it was suggested that the boy be removed to the hospital for an operation, but we refused to have this done. We then told the doctor that we were Christian Scientists and wished to stand for Science. He said he would leave the case if we would call him if we needed him, but thank God we did not. Help was given by a practitioner and in a very short time the boy was back at school. The doctor was amazed when he heard of this healing and said that not one similar case in a thousand recovered under materia medica. When the boy was sixteen and had to come under the national health insurance, the doctor passed him as entirely fit, and he is now a fine healthy man. There have been many other healings in the home, and we are learning to be more patient and loving.

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Testimony of Healing
I often think of Christian Science as the "blue print" to...
July 25, 1936

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