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From the May 1937 issue of The Christian Science Journal


I wish to express my gratitude for Christian Science. Each experience in my life has helped me to realize more and more what a great privilege I have had in being brought up in this Science since I was a child, and in being able to attend and work for a Christian Science church. I am grateful for the activities of the Christian Science movement, and for having had the privilege of attending a Christian Science Sunday School. I am deeply grateful for the rich sources to which we can turn in time of need—the Bible, Mrs. Eddy's explanation of the Bible in Science and Health, our literature, and testimony meetings.

While I was at college, Christian Science helped me over homesickness, and I had a very quick healing of ptomaine poisoning. At one time I was told that if the ugly lumps on my forehead were not gone by the next morning I should have to go to the college sanatorium. I spent some time that evening firmly declaring the truth, as we are taught, and by morning they were completely gone. Although my legs were very much swollen for some days, I was able to go on with practice teaching, standing all day, and no one mentioned them. I learned many lessons through that healing. The main one was not to rely on my family to help me during sickness, but to rely only on God. This has been of great value to me since, as I have been at my childhood home very little since college days, and am now living in a place where, as far as I know at present, there is no other Christian Scientist.

Another quick healing of a discordant condition in my neck came when I was teaching. The doctor said that my neck would have to be lanced; but when he came to do it, two or three days later, I was up and out for a walk, and there was nothing to be lanced.

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