An earnest student of Christian Science, desirous of gaining a better understanding of how faithfully to carry on the work of a loyal Christian Scientist, had been troubled for some time by the expression "protective work.
William K. Kitchen, Committee on Publication for the State of New Jersey,
In the news item in your recent issue headed "Englishman Lectures on Christian Science," the statement is made that the lecturer "is a leader of a progressive movement within the Christian Science church.
Charles W. J. Tennant, District Manager of Committees on Publication for Great Britain and Ireland,
Your recent issue contained a correspondence which revealed the unfortunate fact that certain people appear to be making the Girl Guide movement, which is nonsectarian and nondenominational, the raison d'etre for a virulent attack on Christian Science, a religion which is fulfilling, perhaps more than any other, the commands of our Master, to love God supremely and one's neighbor as one's self.
Thomas C. Hollingshead, Committee on Publication for the State of Idaho,
An item appearing on your "pioneer page" in a recent Sunday issue serves to call attention to the remarkable growth of the Christian Science church; and this growth is of interest to all well-informed persons.
Cecil Barnes, Committee on Publication for Natal, South Africa,
Your report of the proceedings at Tuesday's meeting of the Natal Diocesan Synod has been read with mixed feelings of sadness and joy; sadness that the Anglican church should have to admit loss of ground by default, and joy that the Christian churches are showing signs of bringing to fulfillment the prophecy of Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of the Christian Science movement.
Count Sigge Cronstedt, Committee on Publication for Sweden,
Kindly allow me opportunity to correct from a Christian Science point of view an article regarding faith-healing, which was first published in Dagens Nyheter and later republished in the columns of your newspaper, in which medical doctors expressed their belief that Christian Science healing is the result of suggestion.
Because of the desire of an increasing number of persons throughout the world to borrow authorized Christian Science literature from libraries, the Trustees under the Will of Mary Baker Eddy will present copies of Mrs.
Testimonies of healings brought about at authorized lectures on Christian Science will be published in The Christian Science Journal or the Christian Science Sentinel, when verified as are other testimonies appearing in the periodicals.
Reminded of my debt of gratitude to Christian Science by the recent disaster of the steamship Vestris, I feel prompted to give this testimony of rescue and protection received on a similar occasion in the year 1922 while traveling on the German liner Hammonia, seventy miles off Lisbon, when bound for Mexico.
Desiring to express my sincere gratitude for what Christian Science has done and is doing for me, as well as for the whole world, I send this testimony, hoping it may encourage and inspire someone as the testimonies in the Journal and Sentinel have helped and encouraged me.
When I accepted Christian Science it was indeed a case of man's extremity being God's opportunity; for I had doctored with some of the best and most conscientious doctors, who advised me not to submit to an operation.
I received my early training in the United Brethren Church under the guidance of sincere parents; but as I grew older I could find no solution through that channel for the problems which were continually presenting themselves.
When Christian Science was first spoken of to me as a means of healing, I ignorantly turned it aside; but within a very short time, and without any other mention being made of it, quite suddenly I realized that it was one thing we had not tried, and resolved then and there to put it to the test.
It is a night hung dark with clouds;But let a wind ariseTo blow away the storm,And lo, in steadfast calmWill march the StarsAs they are marching even nowUpon their radiant way,Shining—undimmedAbove the storm-bound world.