For the many blessings I have realized through the...

For the many blessings I have realized through the study of Christian Science I am very grateful. One that is especially dear to me is the understanding that God is the source of supply, and that "nothing can vitiate the ability and power divinely bestowed on man" (Science and Health, p. 393). During the five years in which I have studied the Bible and the Christian Science text-book, I have learned to love the Scriptures and to look to them in every need for the added impulse to surmount every obstacle. That God is our source of supply has been proven to me both spiritually and materially. When First Church of Christ, Scientist, of this city, of which I am happy to be a member, received the call to contribute to the fund for the building of the Extension to The Mother Church in Boston, this privilege was gladly accepted and the entire collection of the second Sunday of each month was contributed to the fund. This particular Sunday seemed to my material sense to be the most difficult one on which to make as large a contribution as I desired, for the reason that the tenth of the month was discount date, and in order to meet my current indebtedness it seemed to require all that could get together. This left me but little ready cash; in fact it often seemed that I would not be able to meet the pressing need, let alone any other, but my efforts to obey our Leader's admonition to "trust in Truth, and have no other trusts" (Sentinel, July 4, 1903), enabled me to make my demonstration as complete as was the widow's mite,and made me stronger with each recurring date. Since the completion of the Extension to The Mother Church, the construction of our local church edifice (to cost about one hundred thousand dollars) has progressed most satisfactorily. After this experience, it were impossible to doubt that God is able to supply our every need, and I feel sure that Christian Scientists throughout the world have learned the lesson of depending on this never-failing source of supply. That we are again called on to demonstrate our faith in the establishment of a fund for the construction of a home for the publication of our periodicals and other Christian Science literature, will be most heartily welcomed by all. "Thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness." To our dearly beloved Leader, Mrs. Eddy, I am more grateful than words can express for this reiterated Word.

Charles E. Seifert, Lincoln, Neb.

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March 7, 1908

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