Before 1920, my mother witnessed an outstanding healing of a...

Before 1920, my mother witnessed an outstanding healing of a neighbor through reliance on Christian Science. A toe that had been lost as a result of blood poisoning was restored. My father's mother had been practicing Christian Science with much success many years before this.

My mother's understanding at that time was meager, but her faith in God, and her capacity to pray selflessly, was bountiful. My brothers and sisters and I were enrolled in the Sunday School of a branch Church of Christ, Scientist.

When I was about six years old, I was healed of a serious case of oak poisoning. A Christian Science practitioner was called, and we were assured that as we had put our trust in God we would receive good in as direct a way as we had turned to Him. She asked that my mother bring me to her office the next day. I clearly remember we walked several miles, but it was a joyful experience for me. Although neighbors predicted lasting scars from such deep scabs, this prediction was completely reversed, and in less than two weeks my healing was complete in every detail and there were no scars.

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Testimony of Healing
Christian Science has been my religion ever since I was born
December 4, 1971

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