It is with a great sense of gratitude...

It is with a great sense of gratitude to our beloved Leader, Mary Baker Eddy, who worked so hard and tirelessly for the emancipation of mankind from its sicknesses and woes, that I wish to share my first healing in Christian Science.

I had been trained as a medical nurse and entered the first World War as a Red Cross nurse. While I was serving in France and submitting to all the serums for protection from diseases, my health began to fail, and after nine months abroad I was sent home with what the physicians said was pulmonary tuberculosis. After returning I asked to be discharged from the Army, tried to carry on my work as before, but failed. Then I spent four years in a sanatorium, getting worse all the time, and with other complications added.

It was at a time when I was most discouraged that a woman invited me to attend a Christian Science lecture. I went, not knowing what I should hear, nor did I care; it was just something to do. All I remember are the beautiful things the lecturer said about Mrs. Eddy. I made a mental note that when I returned to New York City I would go to the library to see what I could find out about such a woman, of whom lecturer could talk for over an hour and tell only good things. This was not necessary, because the following Sunday the same woman invited me to go to church with her, and I gladly went.

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Testimony of Healing
A friend, on returning some...
February 9, 1946

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