[Original testimonies in German]

Towards the close of 1932 I was very suddenly attacked...

Towards the close of 1932 I was very suddenly attacked by a painful bladder trouble. All the symptoms manifested were typical of cancer. I could not rid my consciousness of this word, although I knew that my body could not be sick, and that suffering is only a dream state from which I must be awakened.

Through the faithful work of a Christian Science practitioner it was not necessary for me to remain in bed, and I was able to do my work in such a way that those around me knew nothing of this error. It was now my duty to overcome fear completely. One Wednesday afternoon, this illness with all its symptoms, fear, pain, and other pictures, was especially noticeable. Fear whispered to me: You cannot go to church in this condition; it is quite impossible. But the voice of Truth said to me: Go right along; God is the only power. I arrived at the service heavily burdened. My obedience was so richly rewarded, however, that with a heart filled with gratitude I returned home completely healed. I give many thanks to our Father-Mother God for this proof of divine help.

In 1934, as the result of a fall, I injured my forehead, suffered contusions about the ribs, and also broke my arm, splintering the bone. Because my arm was broken, I thought a doctor had to be called to put it in splints if necessary. When the doctor arrived the next morning, her first question was, "Did you sleep well?" When I answered in the affirmative, she said then that she thought the arm could not be broken, that the pain was caused only by the severe hemorrhage; but to make sure, she advised me to have the arm X-rayed. The X-ray doctor, on looking at the picture, asked me where I got such a bad break. I had hoped that my doctor would be able to bind the arm firmly the next day, but the break was too complicated, and she advised me to go to a surgeon. But he too could do nothing with the splintered arm, and could only make me a supporting bandage. He said such a bad break could not heal in less than six weeks, and that in such cases complications frequently arose.

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July 25, 1936

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