In the Christian Science Sentinel for February 22, 1941, there appeared in the "Signs of the Times" columns a translated reprint from "Ralliemont, Lausanne, Switzerland," which told of a traveler's arrival one Sunday evening in a little village where old traditions were still preserved.
Applications for membership in The Mother Church are acted upon by The Christian Science Board of Directors, twice each year, as provided for by the Manual of The Mother Church, Article XIII, Section 2.
Because I have studied Christian Science for over a third of a century, my deep gratitude for its practical help and the many blessings it has brought prompts me to record the changes for the better that have taken place in my life and in my thinking during that time.
With gratitude and love for all the health, peace, and joy that the study of Christian Science has given me for over thirty years, I am giving this testimony in the hope that it may be of help to others.
I have so often derived inspiration from reading the testimonies in the Sentinel and Journal that I have come to the conclusion I should be ungrateful if I withheld an expression of gratitude for what Christian Science has done for me.