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- Asking for Your Prayers: Christian Science Nurses and Housing
January 2, 2019
Asking for Your Prayers
Christian Science Nurses and Housing
Christian Science nursing, as we all know, starts with Love. “Love inspires, illumines, designates, and leads the way.” (Science and Health, p. 454) Love inspires all of our work at Lynn House, and each patient here sees this love most closely and effectively through the Christian Science nurse. The Christian Science nurse, in every sense, is the heart of our operation.
Having a strong staff of well-qualified Christian Science nurses can be a challenge — not just for Lynn House, but for Christian Science nursing facilities worldwide — and we are striving to address this need in various ways. We aim to make Christian Science nurses training programs more easily available, and we financially support the cost of such training. For those interested in exploring the ministry of Christian Science nursing, we offer workshops and introductory courses, which can serve as a first step to joining in this holy work.
To attract and retain Christian Science nurses at Lynn House, we have recognized the need to provide more help with housing, as other Christian Science nursing facilities are doing. As you know, the cost of housing in the Washington, DC area has risen dramatically in the past few years. This high cost presents a challenge to both our regular Christian Science nurses and to our contractors. (Contract Christian Science nurses divide their time between Lynn House and other facilities, and we depend on them to fill out our staff.)
Currently, Lynn House is able to provide only limited housing onsite for our Christian Science nurses. We are able to house three Christian Science nurses in our “cottage” at the west end of our property along W. Braddock Rd. However, this building pre-dates all our other structures and is showing its age. Improvement and expansion of the cottage is one of the possibilities for meeting this housing need. Other ideas under consideration are renting an apartment nearby or purchasing a property for Christian Science nurses housing.
We are asking today that you join us in giving prayerful support to this need for Christian Science nurses. If this prayer “inspires” a particular thought, or “illumines” a direction that might be taken, please share it with us. We are all looking to Love to “lead the way.”
David B. Sand
Randolph Dingwell, Chairman
Consuela H. Allen, Vice Chairman
Sandra Workman, Treasurer
Amy Bordeaux, Secretary
John F. Cochran II, Member at Large
Pamela Wayne, Member at Large
Lynn House Executive Board