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City of Mexico.—The unusual conditions in Mexico during the last three years have given an opportunity for testing the stability of our faith and for proving, through the proper understanding and daily application of the truths taught by our beloved Leader, that God is "a very present help in trouble."

It seems fitting that we should report, for the encouragement of the field, that only one service has been missed during these years, and the congregations have but slightly decreased, although many, in fact a majority, of the Americans have left the country. In no way have we been compelled to reduce our expenses, and all obligations have been promptly met. The sale and distribution of literature have decreased but little. We have recently succeeded in placing the Monitor on sale in ten towns outside of this city and in two stores within city limits, and have arranged for its sale on many of the railroad trains through the republic. The Mexican Herald, the only American daily newspaper, publishes Christian Science articles from the Monitor several times each month, and these are being read by people of all nationalities who speak English. Surely some of this good seed will find lodgment in prepared soil and will bear fruit to the glory of God.

Best of all, however, there is undoubted proof of rapid spiritual growth in our members, almost without exception. Then we remember the divine assurance, "When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee."—Correspondence.

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February 21, 1914

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