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Are you active in a 'small' church?

From the September 2012 issue of The Christian Science Journal

If you’re a member of a small church and there doesn’t seem to be much interest in Christian Science in the community, don’t worry. Keep working. All spiritual activity constitutes Church, instructs others about Christian Science, and blesses the whole world.

In recent years I’ve visited about 20 of Africa’s 56 countries. I always come back inspired by what African Christian Scientists are doing. For example, six churches in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, four societies and several informal groups, and 20 listed practitioners. Some churches have large Sunday Schools and some hold multiple Sunday services. At one of the youth summits at which I lectured there were 600 participants.  

But I also come back from Africa to Canada and the United States grateful for what’s being accomplished in these countries where Christian Science is more established but not growing in terms of numbers. You see, here, where numbers aren’t so high, each of us is not a remnant, but a pioneer, in this time and culture. Each Christian Scientist, in spite of the aggressive medicalization in these countries, is acknowledging and seeing that the basis of sinlessness and health is God, divine Mind. Thus I have appreciation for these spiritual superstars, some true luminaries really, who are working in these long-established Fields.

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