Letters to our Leader

Houston, Tex., May 17, 1906.

Dear Mrs. Eddy:—It may be of interest to you to know of our efforts in connection with the Mother Church Building Fund. When the privilege of subscribing to this fund was first given us, our little church (First Church of Christ, Scientist, Houston, Tex.) pledged itself to raise one thousand dollars. This pledge was fulfilled within a few months, but the subscriptions were continued until considerably more than that sum was sent on. About a year ago, notwithstanding there was seemingly urgent need for all of our income to meet our own expenses, we voted to send our collection on the first Sunday in each month to The Mother Church, which we are still doing, and have had ample for our own needs. Last month, finding that we had a surplus of one hundred and fifteen dollars and eighty-one cents in our general fund, we decided to send the entire amount, and again on last Wednesday evening we agreed to forward a surplus of sixty-eight dollars and fifty cents which we had in our lecture fund, this last remittance making a total of two thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine dollars and fifty-six cents forwarded to date. The children of the Sunday School have ever been eager to send their little savings, and have contributed in all one hundred and seventy-seven dollars and thirty-five cents.

We have learned from Science and Health that giving freely, as we have bountifully received, is the true spirit which brings forth after its kind, and for this knowledge we feel deeply grateful to you.

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