What a pleasant surprise it was to know that we could...

What a pleasant surprise it was to know that we could now have a weekly visitor which would bring us glad tidings from other fields of Science. Mortal sense would tell us that we are so far from others who are interested in our Cause, that sometimes it would delude us, if possible, into a seeming coldness in our work; but we try to press on, knowing that others have trod the thorn-road and we must follow in their footsteps if we would gain the demonstrations which it is ours, as followers of Truth, to make.

When we came to this place five years ago, Christian Science was unknown. Now we have a little band of earnest workers, and our regular services every Sunday. Although we live so far apart that we cannot get together but once each Sunday, we feel that we cannot miss either of the lessons in the Christian Science Quarterly, so we have both lessons at one meeting.

We have started a Christian Science Fund, and although opposition seems to scorn us and deride our Cause, we have gained ground ever since we began our meetings. At first it seemed quite a difficult thing to secure a place in which to meet, as this country was so new and all the houses so very small; but Truth is omnipotent and it was again proven to us. A gentleman who had seen some demonstrations and recognized the good in Christian Science purchased Science and Health, and after reading it a short time, offered us his parlor for our meetings. His wife presides at the organ, and we are far better provided for than we could have planned for ourselves.

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November 3, 1898

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