In 1918 I resigned my commission in the regular army...

In 1918 I resigned my commission in the regular army and went to work in the East. For various reasons I came home in 1922. My lack of civilian training made it difficult for me to get work. Then I heard of Christian Science. Although I immediately recognized it as the truth, I found no quick solution to unemployment; in fact, matters grew worse.

After eighteen months' earnest study I was at the end of my financial resources. My mother was away from London and knew nothing of my situation. My sister lovingly offered me a home until I got work, but I knew that God could provide my needs without imposing a heavy burden on others. Accordingly I set out one morning to work out this problem. At nightfall I was still seeking work, and at ten o'clock I went to the Thames embankment for want of a better home. A night outdoors seemed inevitable; breakfast was problematical; but I knew that God would see me through.

I was told of a free shelter and spent the night there. I have been grateful ever since for this helping hand. There I was able to study the Lesson-Sermon from the Christian Science Quarterly without hindrance. At six o'clock in the morning I returned to the embankment to study the Lesson once more. Breakfast was the immediate problem.

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Testimony of Healing
It is with a heart full of gratitude that I should like to...
September 10, 1932

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