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Over the past four years I have had the most incredible experiences with my National Leadership Council (NLC) group. NLC is a four-year program for high school students sponsored by DiscoveryBound, a youth group for Christian Scientists. My group includes 20 other kids who are all working toward similar goals with “servant leadership” as a focus. The program has challenged me to grow in so many ways. I’m especially grateful that it requires us to have concrete spiritual goals each year—this requirement has helped me dive deeper into Christian Science and see how practical it is in my life. 

One of my spiritual goals this past year was to read through Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy. I prayed about how I could dedicate quality time to this goal since I am pretty busy with all of my school activities, and sometimes it feels like there isn’t enough time in the day. As I prayed, I realized that one of the freer times I had during the day was on my 30-minute bus ride to school early in the morning. I decided to add Science and Health to my phone, which made it really easy to read for a good chunk of time and even highlight ideas and take notes. In fact, I got into the habit of copying inspiring passages and sending them as text messages to my family in the morning. My early morning study time was like seeds taking root in my thought, and I experienced some great healings as a result of wanting to put into practice what I was learning.

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