It is hard indeed to give in a few words even a faint...

It is hard indeed to give in a few words even a faint impression of the great blessings which Christian Science has brought into my life.

When I was induced to turn to Science for help I was in the very depths of misery and despair, without hope in life. This was sixteen years ago; I had just returned to civilian life as a hopeless and almost helpless derelict of the World War. My prewar years had been spent in Africa as a metallurgist and prospector for metals—a rough, pioneer life for which I was now no longer fitted. And in my effort to start afresh in the unfamiliar world of commerce my health broke down completely, and, as a result, I lost all my capital. Thus I returned to England, a man over fifty, without means or any useful experience and, most terrible of all, separated, apparently hopelessly, from my wife and family whom I had to leave in Africa, as I was unable to support them.

Then it was that the great promises of Christian Science were offered to me and I began to study that wonderful book "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, which has revolutionized my whole life. Since that day abject despair has been gradually replaced by new hope, and a love for God which I had never known before. With the acceptance of this—to me—new concept of life, came the proofs of its wonderful truths. A new happiness and faith replaced fear of old age with vigor. One disability after another fell away, and with the assurance of the all-power and ever-presence of infinite intelligence to guide me, new channels of enterprise opened up and gave me such courage and assurance as to command success—a confidence in God and not in self apart from God. A reunion with my family and a happy, prosperous home have since resulted.

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Then, and Now
July 13, 1935

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