Christian Science was presented to me twenty-five years...

Christian Science was presented to me twenty-five years ago. I was visiting a sister in southeastern Alaska, and was attacked by what the doctors there pronounced ptomaine poisoning, which apparently caused partial paralysis of my left side. The physicians were kind, but they were baffled by the condition, and said they could do nothing for me. As soon as I was able to travel I came south.

My husband's work was up in the Cascade Mountains. The wife of his company's superintendent said she knew of a doctor in Tacoma who could cure me. I consulted this doctor, who made an examination, and said that my back was broken. After he had treated me for about five months, he said that I had no vitality, and told my husband to take me home and make me comfortable since at the longest I could not live more than six weeks.

I was taken to my mother's home. There a nephew asked me why I did not try Christian Science. Then he related a healing of appendicitis, which had taken place overnight through the work of a Christian Science practitioner. The following morning, my husband took me to the city to a practitioner. I had four days' treatment. She taught me how to study the Lesson-Sermon in the Christian Science Quarterly. The readings from the Bible and Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy were so beautiful to me, and my need was so great, that I applied the truth faithfully daily, and, step by step, I began to improve. At this time, the fear of leaving the city for my home in the mountains, where there would be no practitioner and, in all probability, no other student of Christian Science, was extreme. I told the practitioner of this. She lovingly and firmly assured me that I could be in no place where God is not present. As I pondered this, my fear was erased.

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Testimony of Healing
I have long wanted to give this testimony to express the...
August 19, 1939

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