[Video] Missionaries for Christian Science: The Farlow Family

In May 1889, Mary Baker Eddy concluded her final Normal class in Boston, and subsequently closed the Massachusetts Metaphysical College. During the 1880s, she had been teaching men and women from near and far in the practice of Christian Science healing. These students then set out as missionaries for Christian Science in their hometowns. Among them were four members of the large, lively, and musical Farlow family of Beatrice, Nebraska, led by Alfred and his younger brother Will. The young men took Mrs. Eddy's Primary class twice, in 1887 and 1889. The Farlow boys marched off from Boston to heal and teach in the American Midwest, and they and their family formed a thriving branch church in Kansas City, Kansas. This 12-minute video tells their story, excerpted from Longyear's one-hour documentary, “The Onward and Upward Chain,ˮ which is available on DVD in our store.

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