I wish to express my gratitude...

I wish to express my gratitude for Christian Science. It has been my daily counsel, through which I have enjoyed God's protection and guidance during my wartime experience. With it I have been able to overcome maladjustment, danger, exposure to weather, and many other difficulties that Army life presents.

For membership in The Mother Church, and the benefits of its many activities, I am also most grateful. I am particularly grateful for the kindness and generosity of the Christian Science Wartime Ministers, who have helped me work out many difficult problems.

One such problem with which I was assisted arose while I was taking basic training. I became severely ill with influenza, and although I worked diligently in Science I seemed unable to rid myself of the error. I was strongly tempted, after a time, to turn in to the station hospital for medical assistance, for I felt that I could not continue the strenuous exertion of the training program in the winter weather we were having. Through the wise counsel of a Wartime Minister I was helped to see that this was the last argument of error, and that I was really standing at the crossroads. He told me that going to the hospital could afford me no real and permanent healing, and recommended that I rely completely on Christian Science, although he left the decision to me. I decided to take a stand on the work that I had done, and I am happy to say that the next day the illness was gone.

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Testimony of Healing
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January 11, 1947

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