Camp Welfare Activities

The following accounts of experiences of servicemen and service-women have been received by the Camp Welfare Activities Department and are now shared with the Field.

Soon after being transferred from San Diego to Guam, a man in the Navy wrote to the Christian Science Camp Welfare Department, saying: "I would like to thank you, and all those connected with Camp Welfare Activities, for your magnificent work. I was very happy when I arrived on Guam to find a group which holds Christian Science services every Sunday and testimony meetings once a month. These have been a tremendous help to me, and I know they have been of great help to all Christian Scientists and anyone else who has taken advantage of this great activity which you make possible. I am also very grateful to all the Camp Welfare Workers; they are doing a splendid job."

One afternoon a young recruit appeared fearfully before a Christian Science chaplain saying he thought he had measles. His fellow recruits had advised him to turn into sick bay. Although the young man had used his understanding of Christian Science to the best of his ability, the condition did not seem to yield. The chaplain and the truth recruit reviewed the truth about man as found in their study of Christian Science. They rejoiced in their understanding that man has a spiritual status, of which he is wholly conscious, and that he is free from the beliefs of sin, sickness, and death. The young man returned to his barracks to contemplate these truths. In the late afternoon the chaplain visited the recruit and found a radiant student who had realized a complete healing. An interesting sequence is that this young man, who formerly had been indifferent toward the services, now regularly attends services held at the base.

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August 9, 1952

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