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One evening, at a branch church business...

From the October 1980 issue of The Christian Science Journal

One evening, at a branch church business meeting, it was emphasized that our area had no advertising representative for The Christian Science Monitor. The position had been vacant for some time. The member who spoke ended by saying, "Someone in our membership is very capable of filling this need." After the meeting, I found myself walking into the clerk's office to pick up the application!

Thus began eight years of offering our community the great rewards of advertising in this fine newspaper. There were also opportunities to share with the church membership the importance of patronizing the advertisers. Very fine, active church members supported me in this work, and the activity brought an influx of regular ads. None of the work was accomplished without a great deal of prayer before I set out to contact the places of business. Sometimes lovely healings occurred in the advertisers' offices. My daily prayer became, "Father, where Thine own children are, /I love to be" (Poems, p. 13). Serving The Mother Church in such a way made me realize my need for Christian Science class instruction, a step that led to even greater opportunities to serve God and my fellowmen. And then I felt, in the words from the same poem by Mrs. Eddy:

My prayer, some daily good to do
To Thine, for Thee;
An offering pure of Love, whereto
God leadeth me.

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