In "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures"...

In "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" Mary Baker Eddy writes (p. 570): "Millions of unprejudiced minds—simple seeker for Truth, weary wanderers, athirst in the desert—are waiting and watching for rest and drink. Give them a cup of cold water in Christ's name, and never fear the consequences." In the year 1935, in an hour of great need, my wife and I were given "a cup of cold water" in the form of a Sentinel by a friend whom I have known since boyhood. At this time plans were being made, because of my ill-health, to put our four children in a children's home, thus breaking up our family.

My friend and his wife invited my wife to a Wednesday evening testimony meeting and a Sunday service, both of which she attended. Later on, Christian Science literature was sent to me in a sanatorium over a hundred miles away. where I had been sent after spending several months in bed at home and in a city hospital. I was told I needed a change of climate to regain my health, as I had tuberculosis. After spending nine months at this institution I was told that I was no better and would have to go back to the city hospital for an operation and then go to another sanatorium for a year or more before I would be able to return to work.

I returned to the city, and while, waiting for a bed at the hospital I was invited by my friend to a service in a branch Church of Christ. Scientist. This service I attended, and afterward I was introduced to a Christian Science practitioner, who lovingly accepted my case. However, I was so wrapped up in material beliefs that I thought I would have to go through with the operation, which I did, requesting the practitioner to discontinue her work for me. While on the operating table I made up my mind that this would be the last of such treatment for me. After spending several weeks in the hospital I was told I was still do better. The doctor said he would let me go home for a while to see how my condition would be affected before he sent me away again. I was released from the hospital, and I made up my mind that I would return to Christian Science for my healing. The practitioner lovingly accepted my case again and told me that there was in reality nothing to be healed, added to, or taken away, and that what I needed was a better understanding of God.

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Testimony of Healing
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October 4, 1952

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