Extracts from Letters

"Previous to entering the service, I had never taken any special interest in Christian Science. I had often picked up my mother's books and read, but with little understanding. After entering the Army I determined to make a thorough study, and at first not having a set of books myself I would borrow from the other fellows, who were glad to help in any way they could. As a chauffeur I had the opportunity of driving around, and have visited the Christian Science reading rooms. Here in France I have been at Romorantin, Nevers, and Paris, and have also attended the Sunday church services in Paris. I was fortunate enough to be located in the same area with a Christian Science chaplain here in France, and we have been holding our Sunday services and Wednesday evening meetings regularly, using the chaplain's room for a reading room.

"I have found Christian Science not only an ever present help for physical ailments but a guide and protection in everyday life. At our first camp in France an attack of influenza was overcome in twenty-four hours. Once while driving my automobile the front wheel was broken in turning to avoid a flooded road, causing the car to go over the bank and land in the river. Through the protection of Principle no one was injured. I am very grateful for the many blessings received from Christian Science."

"I desire to express a few words of gratitude for what Christian Science has done for me, especially for the demonstrations I have by my slight understanding been able to make since I have been in the Army. At a time when I needed aid in the worst way possible, I found my friends of Truth in Cour-Cheverny. I was sent over to France as an interpreter, a work for which I thought myself absolutely unfitted. The truth was made manifest when I strove to figure out the problem which confronted me. Just at the time when I was about to be sent to Germany, I was offered a place in the band temporarily and finally permanently. It was clear that I had found my right place, since music has been my chief study and interest so far all my life. I have made many friends among the French people of the village, enabling me to learn their customs, traditions, and life, in which I am most interested. For these and many other demonstrations, I can never adequately express my thankfulness."

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Symptoms of Recovery
October 25, 1919

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