“A Remarkable Story of Persistence”
Mary Baker Eddy Library, The. “A Remarkable Story of Persistence.” Released 22 November 2021.
This article features the records, mementos and testimony of the experiences and Christian Science services held in the Japanese Stanley Internment Camp of captured Hong Kong civilians during World War II. Besides the primary concern of getting enough food, which was supplemented by the Red Cross, the Christian Scientists were resourceful in holding their own services in spite of the lack of access to hymnals and current issues of the Christian Science Quarterly. “The demonstration of supply was almost like that of the loaves and the fishes,” wrote Annette Rowell, one of the interned Christian Scientists. In spite of their deprivations, Rowell testifies of their profound sense of community and the many opportunities to overcome “impatience, intolerance, resentment, self-pity and self-condemnation.”
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