Item of Interest

The responses to the letter sent by The Christian Science Board of Directors to all branch churches and societies and to college or university organizations on October 14, 1931, in behalf of the new Publishing House Building Fund, have been liberal, though not entirely sufficient. They certify to the deep and practical interest of the Christian Science Field in the project to properly house the publishing activities of our movement, an undertaking which is called for by Article I, Section 7, of The Mother Church Manual.

Touching instances of personal sacrifice made in order to give more generously have been reported to the Directors and to the Treasurer of The Mother Church by letters reminiscent of similar sacrifice in making contributions to The Mother Church Extension as chronicled by Mrs. Eddy in "The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany." The following are surely typical of many unreported cases of inconvenience cheerfully endured for the sake of furthering the building from which all authorized Christian Science literature will issue. They are cited as matters of interest and simply to show the consecrated efforts of those who desire to give.

A man sold his gold watch and contributed the proceeds; another, instead of buying a new suit of clothes, had used ones repaired. A woman contributed that which she had saved for a new dress; another gave her expenses for a contemplated trip to Europe. A third, without ready cash, sold some jewelry; a fourth, without means for many daily necessities, sent one half of what she possessed, one dollar, as an expression of her loving support.

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January 30, 1932

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