Mrs. Helen Chaffee Elwell, C.S., of East Hebron, New Hampshire, and Boston, Massachusetts, is a local member of The Mother Church. The preparatory years of her education were in New York, followed by the completion of her schooling in the city of Washington.

Christian Science first came to her family in the Philippine Islands, while her father, Lieut. Gen. Adna R. Chaffee, was Military Governor, following his command of the international forces in China during the Boxer Rebellion, and prior to his becoming Chief of Staff of the United States Army. Through study of the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, and witnessing the healing power of Truth for members of her family, Mrs. Elwell was satisfied that Christian Science, as revealed by our Leader, was the reinstatement of primitive Christianity as taught and demonstrated by Christ Jesus.

Mrs. Elwell became a member of The Mother Church in 1913, receiving class instruction in the same year. She has had membership in several branch churches as her travels permitted. Upon residing in Boston she entered the public practice of Christian Science in 1923. She was for five years Assistant Superintendent of The Mother Church Sunday School, and for four years a member of the Christian Science Bible Lesson Committee. Mrs. Elwell has just completed a term of three years' service as Second Reader in The Mother Church.

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Testimony of Healing
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June 28, 1947

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