Extracts from Letters

"We, a group of men serving together on an American man-of-war, take this opportunity of expressing our loving loyalty to The Mother Church and The Christian Science Board of Directors. Never have we realized the priceless gift of Christian Science more than in these days of war, when in the silent watches of the night it has carried us through seeming danger of fog, mine, and submarine, and has been an ever present Comforter, assuring us of complete and certain safety.

"We wish to express our gratitude for the provision of literature and our vest pocket edition of 'Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures' by Mrs. Eddy, for the good things provided through the Comforts Forwarding committee and the Camp Welfare workers, also for the privilege of holding Christian Science services each Sunday on board our ship. It is a comfort for us to know that we have the loving thoughts and prayers of our friends, and Christian Scientists everywhere helping us in our work, whether it be in the trenches or on the sea. Almost every night those of us who are interested in Christian Science gather for the Lesson-Sermon, or to hear some good article from our publications. We are grateful for the opportunity we have of proving the Principle of Christian Science; and, striving each day to abide 'in the secret place of the most High,' we know that evil shall not come nigh our dwelling.

"The inclosed checks amounting to one hundred dollars are the contribution of the boys and officers on board our ship to the War Relief fund."

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Heavenly Aspiration
August 3, 1918

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