Christian Science indeed has...

Christian Science indeed has done much for me and mine over a period of years, and I should no longer withhold the written word of gratitude which may help others as I have been helped.

This Science was presented to me when I was a child by one who pioneer in the movement in Seattle. After she passed on, I ceased to go to Christian Science church services. Later, during the first World War, I often attended services in Washington, District of Columbia, wondered at the throngs—it was often a case of "standing room only"—received much good, but gave nothing in return. Three years later, in an isolated tropical post, I saw the courageous fight a wonderful woman put up for life, when she, her husband, and their son were the only Christian Scientists for thousands of miles. The way that family met the worst that error could do and triumphed over death itself was marvelous to me.

Shortly after that I lost my first child, and the experience left me, according to three of the best surgeons in the Navy, in a hopelessly incurable condition. It was stated that elephantiasis had rendered me completely sterile and I should lose the sight of one eye, probably both eyes. Worse than the physical afflictions, I was left practically an atheist, without faith in God or His goodness. I longed for death. My husband sent me back to the west coast, and there, when I had reached my lowest ebb, man's extremity, as is so often the case, became God's opportunity.

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Testimony of Healing
In deep gratitude to God, to...
September 26, 1942

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