Christian Science Testimony

         Ten years ago, the only verdict given by doctors and specialists was that I would be an invalid for the rest of my life. At that time I suffered untold agony with abscesses in the bones of my face and head. The doctors said that in time different parts of the bones would have to be removed. I also had a nervous breakdown and kidney trouble. As the result of a fall when a young girl, I had a deformed shoulder and a hip which was several inches lower than the other. From a little child, I had suffered greatly because of deformed feet.

         One day my sister, who had been entirely given up by good physicians, was taken to an osteopathic doctor. He was giving up his practice for Christian Science. He told her about the truth, and she came home so happy and full of hope that I decided to go to see him. This I did several times. One time I picked up a copy of The Christian Science Journal which lay on a table in the reception room. I became so interested in it that I wanted to send for "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy. My sister and I sent for it immediately. I took eight Christian Science treatments, and was healed. The abscesses disappeared, the bones became normal, my feet straightened, my shoulder and hip were entirely adjusted, and the kidney and nervous troubles disappeared.

         After this my desire was to know how the healing was done. However, I found that this could not be accomplished in a second. Science and Health had to be studied and pondered. As I studied, and practiced what I studied, I was healed of much sin and wrong thinking. Through this study and practice I gained a better understanding of God and His creation. I found that I had been taught much that was the opposite of right all my life. Now I had the truth which makes free. I was later healed of smallpox, diphtheria, influenza, and indigestion.

         I am very grateful for all the healings which I have experienced. Most of all, I am grateful for the spiritual understanding I get through the study of Christian Science. To know who and what God is; to know the truth about man and his relationship to God, is indeed the greatest comfort anyone can experience.

         I am indeed grateful to God for all the benefits and comforts I have received. I am also grateful to our Leader, Mary Baker Eddy, who revealed this wonderful truth to us. I wish to express my gratitude to the many practitioners who have been so patient, loving, and helpful in leading me into Christian Science.

Edith Pearl Whitmer
Minneapolis, Minnesota


"Testimonies of Healing"
The Christian Science Journal, March, 1927

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