[Original in German]

Up to my forty-fifth year I was affected with many kinds of...

Up to my forty-fifth year I was affected with many kinds of sicknesses. The last of these was chronic biliousness, which caused severe attacks of dizziness. An examination by a doctor resulted in his recommending an operation. I asked him, "Can you guarantee that I will be well after that?" He answered, "No." It was his opinion that all my life I would have to be careful about what I ate. As I had always been against operations, I firmly decided not to take this step. Mentally depressed, I went to visit my mother, who lived some three hundred miles from us, and told her of my situation.

Some time before that my mother had become acquainted with Christian Science and was healed of facial paralysis. When I complained to her of my condition, she said immediately, "We'll visit a Christian Science practitioner. If you're determined not to have a surgical operation, God can help you." We went to the practitioner that very day, and on the way there I felt comforted already. From childhood I was always religiously inclined and had often prayed to God to help me. We spent a lovely hour with the practitioner, and he promised to give me treatment. As we left, I felt freed from care. When I reached home, I threw all the medicines away and from that hour was able to eat normally. Since that time, until today, eighteen years later, I have had no further trouble of this nature.

My gratitude knew no bounds. My mother then gave me the book Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mrs. Eddy, and the same night I read the entire chapter on Prayer, which I found wonderful. From then on, things were on the up-and-up for me. I had previously had to spend two or three days of every week in bed. Since knowing Christian Science, I have not had to neglect my duties a single day.

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Testimony of Healing
I wish to express my deep gratitude for Christian Science
March 14, 1970

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