New Opportunity to Match Your Gift
The Benevolent Association has supported a record of Christian Science healing since it opened almost a century ago. Countless individuals have come to the BA for the refuge and loving care it provides and have found healing, spiritual growth, and regeneration.
|“‘I will extol thee, O Lord; for thou hast lifted me up…O Lord my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hast healed me.’ This song of the Psalmist has become my song continually. Five years ago I was laid low. Great was my physical need. The sanatorium of The Christian Science Benevolent Association opened its gates to me, and I was completely, permanently healed.
“I went home with renewed gratitude for our beloved Leader, the magnitude of her unselfed life-work, and the blessings it had so abundantly bestowed on me and on all who have honestly sought to avail themselves of what she has so clearly stated is for all. Grateful am I for the sanatorium and for each worker there; and for The Mother Church, which, under God’s guidance, Mrs. Eddy founded to include every activity necessary for the healing and redemption of all as they seek Christ’s ‘one only way.’”
The above is from an inspiring testimony of healing published in the Christian Science Sentinel shortly after the BA opened. Click here for the complete text of this testimony.
We are deeply grateful for the opportunity to continue to provide this refuge—bearing witness to the healing efficacy of Christian Science throughout the services and activities of the BA—and demonstrating the essential place that Christian Science nursing has in our Church.
Your role is vital to the Benevolent Association’s healing purpose. Your prayers and the love expressed through your contributions are felt and greatly appreciated. Your embrace of the BA is integral to our providing Christian Science nursing within this refuge and beyond.
Your support along with the contributions from others throughout the worldwide Field make up 30% of the total needed each year in order to offer our Christian Science nursing services. In order to help raise the funds still needed this year, a donor has offered to match all Sustaining Circle gifts—single gifts of $1,000 or more or monthly gifts of $84 or more through September 30, 2018 or until the match is met. This is a great opportunity to join the Sustaining Circle or renew your membership and provide a foundation of support for our Christian Science nursing services.
If the Sustaining Circle is not the right step for now, please consider starting a monthly gift of any amount or increasing an existing monthly gift. By giving monthly, you are providing a steady, dependable income for the BA.
During this Matching Opportunity, all monthly gifts of $5 or more will also be matched through the end of September. Monthly gifts can be cancelled or changed at any time.
Every gift is essential. Thank you for your thoughtful and loving embrace of the BA and those in need of healing.
With grateful hearts,
|Cynthia Borden Ritz||Janiva Toler|
P.S. If you are already a Sustaining Circle member, we thank you! Any gift you make before September 30, 2018 will also be matched until the match is met.