Ever since coming to live in the middle of Africa, I have often...

Ever since coming to live in the middle of Africa, I have often thought of what Mary Baker Eddy said many years ago, "From the interior of Africa to the utmost parts of the earth, the sick and the heavenly homesick or hungry hearts are calling on me for help, and I am helping them" (The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany, p. 147). How clearly and how prophetically Mrs. Eddy saw the need of helping in the development and unfoldment of African thought!

I have come to appreciate here more than ever before the Christian Science periodicals, which bring refreshing inspiration and clarification of thought to our very doorstep, far away though we seem to be. Most of all, I am profoundly grateful for practical proofs of the efficacy of healing prayer and for the absent treatments given by Christian Science practitioners, who are demonstrating to the world that the omnipresence and omnipotence of God cannot be limited by human considerations about absence and distance. I am especially grateful for a wonderful healing that came to me as a result of the prayer of a Christian Science practitioner.

Sometime ago my husband was planning a two-week trip that we were to take into a remote part of the country where there are very few inhabitants but vast herds of the wonderful wild animals that once roamed throughout the whole African continent. It was to be a very rugged trip over roads which were at best only very sandy or rocky tracks and under conditions of extreme heat.

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Testimony of Healing
I wish to express my gratitude for Christian Science and the...
April 29, 1967

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