The Christian Scientists of Frankfurt a M., Germany, approach their second anniversary—as a community—with hearts full of gratitude to God and to their dear Leader, Mrs. Eddy. The initial step toward starting this work was taken in 1905, when the local band of Christian Scientists invited a practitioner to settle here and open regular services. Visiting Scientists had already sown "good seed," which had borne healing fruits; also the Herold, with its glad message, was welcomed in several households. But very few possessed or could read the text-book, and the work began without the usual leaven of an English-speaking element.

At the first Sunday service (Oct. 2, 1905), held in the Scientist's dwelling in a room that the little German comunity rented and had fitted up for church purposes, nineteen persons were present; at the succeeding Wednesday meeting twenty-three or four, and these numbers formed the average for a while. As applications for Truth-healing flowed in and the beneficiaries of Christian Science increased in number, our congregations grew, and in January, 1906, the Christian Science Society of Frankfurt a M. was organized and its business direction entrusted to a board of management. Meanwhile most of the regular attendants at the service had become subscribers for Der Herold; and our text-book, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mrs. Eddy, was in the hands of all who possessed even an elementary knowledge of English.

Testimony of Healing
A song of gladness and thanksgiving continually fills...
October 26, 1907

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