Christian Science was presented to me a little more than forty-six...

Christian Science was presented to me a little more than forty-six years ago. At that time I had had three major operations and was no better. I went to see a famous surgeon. After treating me for some time, giving me tests, taking X rays, and so forth, he said, "Go to the hospital tonight, and I will operate tomorrow." He said I had cancer in its last stages. He could not guarantee anything, even with the operation. The picture was that I certainly could not live to be thirty.

I had heard Christian Science mentioned in the beauty parlor where I had my hair dressed, and the operator gave me the name of a Christian Science practitioner. Although I knew nothing about Christian Science at the time, I telephoned her for an appointment. I went to see her on New Year's Day, 1921. I spent about two hours with the practitioner and walked out of her office healed of cancer. It was an instantaneous healing.

The practitioner asked me what I would do about it if I were healed. I answered, "I would want to know more about what healed me." I did not understand anything about Christian Science. I bought the Bible, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, and the Christian Science Quarterly. I read them once in a while and went to church occasionally, but not until five years later did I depend entirely upon Christian Science. During all the years since, it has been my only physician and help in all ways. I have been healed of nervous breakdown, a heart condition, and other ailments, large and small. I know that Christian Science heals all kinds of ills. Nothing is impossible to God, "who healeth all thy diseases" (Ps. 103:3).

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January 4, 1969

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