After nearly four years of semi-invalidism,...

After nearly four years of semi-invalidism, during which time I had tried everything that doctors could suggest, including two major operations, electrical treatment, change of climate, diet, and so forth, I came to the conclusion that the medical profession held no further hope for me. Then I began to think seriously of the things a friend had been telling me for a year or more about Christian Science and to wonder if they could be true. I had listened with impatience, but with loving insistence he had directed my attention to healing after healing that had occurred, to his certain knowledge, through the ministrations of this Science. I had just returned home following a climactic experience in a distant state and, with encouragement from a sister, decided to ask this friend to bring me some of the Christian Science literature.

He responded at once, bringing several copies of the Sentinel and his own copy of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, and my sister and I began to read the same day. Noticing the testimonies in the back of Science and Health, I read every one of them and was impressed and encouraged. Then I began with the Preface and read steadily through the book. In the meantime my sister, after reading one copy of the Sentinel through, had gone to the supper table and eaten whatever she desired without any unpleasant aftereffects—a thing she had not done for years.

Before I had read half of Science and Health, I was convinced it contained the truth that I had been unconsciously seeking. I then asked for treatment by a Christian Science practitioner—a woman I had known for some time. When she came to my bedside and we had talked awhile, I told her I had at hand medicine which I took when I was wakeful and had unhappy thoughts in the night. I said, "What if I should need it tonight?" She replied with quiet assurance that I would not need it. This seemed strange, but after a struggle I agreed to let it alone, since that seemed to be the only honest course.

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Testimony of Healing
I have received so many blessings...
May 24, 1947

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