Christian Science has done so much for me that I desire to acknowledge publicly my gratitude for it all. I was a member of a church for a number of years, also a teacher in its Sunday school, but must say I was never satisfied. When Christian Science found me I was a most miserable wreck, very unhappy and discontented. I had been a constant sufferer for many years with what some of the very best physicians called spinal trouble and nervous breakdown. One summer my dear father paid over seven hundred dollars to a doctor for treatment, and was then advised by that good gentleman, who said frankly that he could do no more for me, to try Christian Science.
Upon receiving this advice, my father called in a practitioner, and with one treatment I am happy to say that I was able to dress myself and walk out and eat my supper. Previous to this time I had been unable to help myself, and not only for days but for years had been given up to die. This healing was over thirteen years ago, and I have not taken any medicine since, nor have I ever had any desire for it. I also have a sister who has been healed of a catarrhal trouble by attending the services, and a brother who is now reading Science and Health.
For all the blessings received in Christian Science I am indeed thankful to God, who is Life; also to dear Mrs. Eddy, who has given us the Christian Science literature, which brings us peace, happiness, and contentment. Instead of discord in my home, I can truly say we have harmony. I earnestly hope so to live that I may be able to gain more of this saving truth which makes men free, and to learn to set my mind on things that are "above," not on things upon the earth. — Leavenworth, Kan.
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