The Fund opened in January, 1942, known as "The Mother Church Wartime Fund," is now designated "The Mother Church Fund for Armed Services Activities and Postwar Emergencies." As heretofore, this Fund will be drawn upon to meet the needs of Christian Scientists in the armed services; to aid those willing to rely wholly on Christian Science for healing in veterans' hospitals; to conduct Christian Science services, give treatments, and help young Christian Scientists to become adjusted to their military experience.

Large quantities of authorized literature continue to be distributed to service personnel and veterans and placed in chaplains' offices, libraries, hospitals, and on board ship. Service editions of the Bible and "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy are also supplied free of charge. Aid is also extended from this Fund to civilians needing material assistance because of emergencies resulting from war. This includes appropriations for Christian Science literature sent to countries where monetary restrictions at present do not permit Christian Scientists to pay for it.

This Fund meets the salaries and expenses of Christian Science Ministers and other workers. The number of these workers is increasing; they serve in the United States, Canada, Alaska, Australia, Hawaii, Korea, and the Pacific islands, as well as in England, Germany, France, and Italy.

The Christian Science Periodicals
September 18, 1954

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