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They answered the call

From the April 1987 issue of The Christian Science Journal

"Christian Science and Christian Scientists will, must, have a history . . . ." Miscellaneous Writings, p. 106.
Mary Baker Eddy

Over the years and in various ways the Journal has chronicled the experience of early workers for the Cause of Christian Science. For example, in 1892, Captain Joseph Eastaman shared some of his recollections, including an account of how, while taking Primary class instruction from Mrs. Eddy, he had healed his wife, who doctors had said "could not live long."Journal, Vol. 10, May 1892, pp. 68-72. In March 1944 Laura Conant told of how her husband, Albert Conant, the compiler of the Concordances to Mrs. Eddy's writings, obeyed divine impulsion, cut short what he was doing, and returned home in time to save the just completed draft of the Concordance to Science and Health from a fire.Journal, Vol. 62, March 1944, p. 165.

With this issue of the Journal we begin a new series about the work of the people who gave so much to helping establish Christian Science. "They answered the call" will feature some familiar names—and some perhaps not so well known. What all have in common, however, is a special recognition of the self-sacrifice, labor, and loyalty needed in connection with the Cause of Christian Science. They understood and accepted the world-shaking significance of the revealed truth contained in Mrs. Eddy's discovery.

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