Teen has change of perspective about Christian Science

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Shayla, who’s in the DB National Leadership Council (NLC) 2023B class, wrote this letter to her class leaders and NLC staff following her service trip near San Diego, CA, last summer. Prior to this trip, I was feeling very disconnected to Christian Science and I wasn’t sure if I wanted to continue with it. I …

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Finding Her People

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“Most of my life, I didn’t really know anyone else that was my age who was also a Christian Scientist.” Stella found peers who practice Christian Science, first at her school (Principia) in 2019 and then in the DiscoveryBound National Leadership Council (NLC), which she joined as an 8th-grader the following year. “Being a part …

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Letter of Gratitude

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A teen in the 2020-2021 Compass group shares how spending time with peers who practice Christian Science supported her spiritual growth. Dear Donor, I have had such a wonderful time being part of the Compass program this year! It incorporated so many aspects – like spiritual study, friendship, travel and personal growth – that have …

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Proving ageless adventure

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A woman in her eighth decade overcame claims of fear and limitation during a spring DB Outreach event at the U.S. National Whitewater Center in Charlotte, NC. “It was a challenge to my personal sense of limitation,” says Sandy Melton, who traveled from her home in Georgia to attend. Sandy and others in her boat …

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NLC TEEN CREATES NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION

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After learning that a school of 500 students had zero books, Wyatt was determined to help. Zangama Secondary School in Murambinda, Zimbabwe, has been receiving books from Wyatt, a DiscoveryBound National Leadership Council (NLC) student, for the past three years. A once-empty library sitting in the back of the principal’s office now takes up an …

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