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demonstrations. — J. S., Rudd, Iowa

For a long time I have felt that I must in some way

express my great debt of gratitude for Christian Science.

I know no better way to do so than to give an account,

through the Journal, of some of the many blessings I

have received as a result of our Leader's untiring toil

and self-sacrificing love for suffering mortals, in giving

to us the wonderful book, "Science and Health with

Key to the Scriptures."

When I first heard of Christian Science, about six

years ago, I was satisfied that it was the religion of Christ

Jesus, because Jesus had so plainly said, "And these

signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall

they cast out devils; . . . they shall lay hands on the

sick, and they shall recover."

I had been a church-member since my girlhood, but

was not satisfied that my belief would take me to

heaven, as I did not have these "signs following" — and

this had always troubled me; so, when I heard that an

old acquaintance living at a distance had not only been

raised from a dying condition to health, but her life had

been changed and purified through Christian Science, I

could hardly wait to know more of this Christlike religion

which was casting out evils and healing the sick. I

searched every bookstore in the city for Science and

Health, at last found a copy, and was delighted to get hold

of it, but little realized what a treasure it was to be to me

and my household.

At first it was like Greek to me, and I could not un-

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derstand much of it, but gleaned enough to keep on

reading, and longed for some one to talk to me of it.

After I had been reading it about a year's time, I

suddenly became almost blind. I knew no Scientist to go

to, so went to physicians; they told me that my case was

hopeless, that it was certain my sight never could be

restored, and the probabilities were that I would soon be

totally blind.

I felt sure that Christian Science would help me if I

could only fully understand it; but there was no one

from whom I could ask help, that I knew of. I gave all

the time that I could use my eyes to studying Science

and Health, — which at first was not more than five

minutes two, and sometimes three, times a day; gradu-

ally my sight returned, until it was fully restored.

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