Week 27: "Our church is reaching out to the community in many ways, but our Reading Room has moved back into the church, and the Reading Room hours are very limited. We spend mega bucks on a Christmas program for the community complete with choir and brass band, but I question if we’re truly sharing the "bread of life." We’re very generous financially with the community, but it seems we’re off course. My initial reaction is to wonder if all the work done on the Christmas program, etc., were given to lecture preparation, we would witness greater fruitage. My first reaction is to move my membership elsewhere, but I know that running from a problem is never the solution."
Responses by Eric Oyama and Jodi Crump Beatty. Great encouragement can to be found on page 1 of Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures: “Desire is prayer; and no loss can occur with our desires, that they may be moulded and exalted before they take form in words and in deeds” (p. 1). Your sincere desire to share the Comforter with your community is one that you can trust with God. We have centuries of examples throughout the Bible to show that God takes care of His children no matter what obstacles confront them.