Letters from the Field

The following report has been received by The Christian Science Board of Directors from Chaplain Joel H. Benson, stationed on a United States ship in the harbor of Constantionople, and in charge of the Christian Science relief work in the Near East:—

"I was glad to receive your cable to-day, and shall be able to use the additional money to good advantage. The relief work is going on apace. There are several camps here in Constantinople where the little ones are suffering from starvation; and it is in these camps that I am trying to concentrate my work. The refugees there are in very straitened circumstances. A few days ago a miniature bread riot occurred. I had a peddler bring bread and distribute it among the women and children. They were so desperate in their endeavors to get the bread that the peddler was put to his resources to preserve the little burro which carried the baskets. They all seem so grateful for anything that is done for them that it is a real Christian pleasure to help them.

Genuine Hospitality
March 24, 1923

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