Century Match Met


Our Century Match Was Met!

We are so grateful for the outpouring of love from all of you who responded to our Century Match. Your embrace of the BA and the healing ministry of Christian Science nursing is deeply appreciated…  See the original letter below.


August 2019

Our Century Matching Opportunity through September 30, 2019

For a century, countless individuals have come to the Benevolent Association for the refuge and Christian Science nursing care it provides and have found healing, spiritual growth, and regeneration. We are deeply grateful for this record of healing—bearing witness to the healing efficacy of Christian Science and demonstrating the essential place that Christian Science nursing has in our Church.

As part of our recognition of 100 years since the opening of the BA, we are grateful to share that two donors have offered to match all contributions up to a total of $50,000. Your gift will be matched now through September 30, 2019. The love expressed through your contributions and your prayers is felt and greatly appreciated. Thank you for your loving embrace of the BA and those in need of healing.
Here is an excerpt of a testimony from our archives and one of the many healings that have been supported by Christian Science nursing at the BA:

It was sometime in May, 1945, that I was taken there [the Benevolent Association] by a practitioner. I do not remember the trip out to the Sanatorium, and know nothing of what took place during the first three or four weeks there. I am told, however, that during this time I was under nursing care twenty-four hours a day. When I became conscious, it was impossible for me to walk. My first attempts were made only with the greatest effort on my part and the kindly assistance of the [Christian Science] nurses. But each day brought more freedom, a clearer comprehension of God, my strength and my Life, and more gratitude for all those who were so patient and strong in their support.

I had also lost my voice, and after a time stopped attending the evening song service, for it seemed useless to go when I was unable to join in the singing. The fear of not regaining my voice and of being unable to go on with my work presented itself to me with many other arguments, so I asked the practitioner for special help. On the third day my thought was so filled with joy and gratitude that I requested the [Christian Science] nurse to take me to the song service that evening. With the beginning of the first hymn, I opened my mouth and my voice came out clearer than ever before. As David sang (Ps. 51:15), ‘O Lord, open thou my lips; and my mouth shall shew forth thy praise,’ so I felt I could and should sing praises unto our God. There has been no return of the trouble.


Within another week, I was walking through the building alone, and a few days later ventured out in the yard with one of the [Christian Science] nurses. This brought my release from the bondage of fear, and from that time on I walked alone wherever I wished, completely free. Guests meeting me for the first time thought I was there sim-ply for a few days’ rest. There was no physical or mental scar, nothing to suggest that I might have been ill. The first thing I remember saying after regaining consciousness is, ‘Nothing has happened,’ and I have clung to this truth ever since.


The experience has brought to me an ever-increasing gratitude and appreciation of our beloved Leader’s lifework and her example of selflessness and humility. For her great love for all mankind and the tremendous sacrifice she made to present this Science to the world, I am humbly grateful.

H.S. Boston, Massachusetts


Your gift supports this holy ministry that is integral to the BA and the purpose for its establishment. Please help make this loving refuge available to all in need. Give today and have your gift matched through September 30, 2019 (or until the match is met).

Thank you for embracing the BA and the healing ministry of Christian Science nursing.

With heartfelt appreciation,

Susan Johnson

Susan R. Johnson

Janiva Toler

Janiva Toler
Executive Director


P.S. Now is a great time to join or renew your membership in the 2019 Sustaining Circle by giving $1,000 or more or a monthly gift of $84 and have your gift matched! Sustaining Circle members provide an important foundation of support for the BA.

To hear a collection of more recent testimonies of healing on our website, please go to chbenevolent.org/healings.