“I’m so grateful to share what it means to be a student of Christian Science and to tell others about the support I received from The Albert Baker Fund when I was in college.”
We’d like to tell you about Emily, a recent Albert Baker Fund alum from New York who is living the truths of Christian Science and passing her blessings forward.
Emily shared with us her deep gratitude for The Albert Baker Fund and the powerful lessons she’s learned about Love’s infinite supply:
“Growing up in a family with financial challenges, I would sometimes worry about my future. How will I be able to afford college? How will I find a job so I can pay off my student loans?
“But I consistently turned to the first sentence of Science and Health, which promises: ‘To those leaning on the sustaining infinite, today is big with blessings.’*
“I held true to this spiritual fact when I had to figure out how to pay for college, when I applied for an internship at NASA, when I prayed about where to start my career, and when I set out on my own to places unknown. My material needs and spiritual needs have always been met — and were often exceeded!”
Today Emily works in metropolitan New York as a project manager for a large consulting firm, supervising sub-contractors from a variety of construction trades. Often, she is the youngest person and only woman in a leadership role on the job site. With Mary Baker Eddy as her inspiration, this doesn’t faze her.
“If Mary Baker Eddy could start her newspaper, write Science and Health, and discover a revolutionary way of thinking, then I can do whatever I have to do. I know I have an advantage as a Christian Scientist in my career because people constantly come to me with problems to solve. I start from the spiritual standpoint that the solution is already present.”
And now Emily wants to pass forward what she’s learned.
“I’ve received so much from Sunday School, church, and all the Christian Scientists who’ve loved and supported me along the way. Now it’s my time to give.
I want to share my new and proven understanding of God’s infinite supply, not only with the next generation of Christian Scientists, but with all my peers. My generation sometimes feels overwhelmed by society dictating to us that the economy is terrible, that there’s little hope for the future — the list of ‘lack’ goes on. But we are the pioneer youth of a new generation who has the power to counter these ‘have-not’ myths with ‘have-more-than-enough’ truths!’”
Albert Baker Fund alumni are changing the world. Won’t you join us in supporting people like Emily in New York and Benedict in Kenya?
*Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 1
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