I came to Christian Science in...

I came to Christian Science in order to overcome a sense of inactivity and lack. This was accomplished in a most complete manner when I became obedient to the demands of Science. For some years I had known of the efficacy of its teachings, but had fancied they required too much of me for my acceptance. The demand that I give up smoking was the hardest for me to fulfill; but when I desired to be obedient, even if it necessitated the use of human resistance to the false appetite, my problem was solved. I found that "desire is prayer" (Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy, p. 1), and the smoking habit left me without my making any human effort.

Since then I have received many proofs of healing through the ministrations of Christian Science. I was healed of a badly sprained ankle, influenza, a skin trouble, and a very severe attack of pneumonia. An undiagnosed disease, for which, I think, medical science would have most certainly put me on an operating table, suddenly disappeared. After five days of great distress, accompanied by almost complete functional inactivity, I was able to affirm to a friend sitting with me, "I am healed!" It was true. With no aftereffects of weakness, I resumed my business duties the next day, which proved to be a very full day, extending from ten o'clock in the morning until nine o'clock in the evening.

To the practitioners who have helped me, I am most thankful. I am grateful to God for leading me to Christian Science, and grateful to Christ Jesus, whose life and works have been so beautifully illuminated through the study of this Science. For Mrs. Eddy my gratitude and admiration increase continually.

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Testimony of Healing
I was about seven years of age...
September 6, 1952

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