When I was nineteen years old, my mother became interested in...

When I was nineteen years old, my mother became interested in Christian Science. When I was talking to her about it one day, she invited me to go to church the next Sunday. The first Sunday I found the service new and strange and interesting, so I went again the next Sunday and have been going ever since. After hearing the testimonies of healing at a Wednesday meeting, I thought Science might help me with a physical difficulty. From the time I was a very young child I had had a running ear. My mother had sent me to doctors for treatment when I was young; and when I grew older, I went to an ear specialist, but received no cure.

I studied for a year or two, but the condition persisted; then I decided to go to a practitioner. After having treatment for a short time, I was inducted into the armed services in World War I and so had to discontinue visiting the practitioner. But I kept up my study. Several months later an epidemic of influenza struck the camp where I was located. I found Christian Science a great protection. I was one of three or four in our company who were not affected. After the war was over, I was able to make quite a few demonstrations in Christian Science, but the ear condition continued on for several years until at last it also yielded. The healing came so gradually I didn't realize it had taken place until a couple of months had passed.

I was married in the meantime; and my wife, who was not interested in Christian Science at first, became interested after calling a practitioner when our first child was born. Soon after the practitioner had been called, the labor became so much easier that the doctor remarked how well my wife had done. From that time on, Christian Science was used entirely in rearing our family of three boys. None of them ever acquired the habit of using tobacco or liquor, and all are now married and continuing their interest in Science.

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Testimony of Healing
Humbly and gratefully I want to acknowledge some of the many…
October 21, 1967

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