"And, behold, there was a woman which had a spirit of infirmity...

"And, behold, there was a woman which had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bowed together, and could in no wise lift up herself. And when Jesus saw her, he called her to him, and said unto her, Woman, thou art loosed from thine infirmity" (Luke 13:11, 12).

A perfect description of my condition and release!

The Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, was given to me by my youngest daughter in the hope I could be healed of the pain and crippling I was experiencing from an advanced case of rheumatoid arthritis. However, I did not begin reading the textbook in the hope of physical healing. In fact, I believed healing impossible for me, but I sought peace of mind with every ounce of strength I possessed.

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Thirty-five years ago my first testimony
July 5, 1975

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