Camp Welfare Activities

Some of the experiences related in reports and letters from Workers and relatives of members of the armed forces and from service men and women themselves are presented by Camp Welfare Activities as follows:

Moral regeneration

A Navy man who had served in World War II re-enlisted after a separation from his wife and children because of his excessive desire for alcoholic beverages. His extreme unhappiness over the whole situation finally placed him in a mental ward. When he told the doctor about his plight, the doctor asked him if he had ever been happy.

As the patient thought over this question he recalled that during the war years his mother, a devout Christian Scientist, had sent him a copy of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy with certain passages marked. One of these was the paragraph on page 495 of the textbook which begins, "When the illusion of sickness or sin tempts you, cling steadfastly to God and His idea." The passage had so uplifted him that he had been quickly healed of a discordant condition, but had later drifted away from Christian Science.

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Testimony of Healing
Christian Science means everything...
March 8, 1952

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