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I have a message of thanksgiving and an account of God's ever-present help and guidance to share. At the age of seventeen I began studying Christian Science at the request of my mother. I continued to do so rather spasmodically for a few years, until I finally realized I could not do without this Science.

When war broke out in 1939, I was serving with the British Merchant Navy, and I remained in that service for the entire period of hostilities. I literally had not one scratch to show that I had been on active service in many so-called danger zones for six years, never once even having to abandon ship. I attribute my wonderful protection to the fact that I studied the Lesson-Sermon from the Christian Science Quarterly every day and tried to apply my understanding of the law of divine Love when danger seemed apparent. The Ninety-first Psalm was an inspiring help to me, particularly these verses: "Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day; nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday."

I crossed the Atlantic sixteen times during 1940 to 1943, and only on two occasions did we experience attack by enemy submarines. This was a clear demonstration of divine protection, as shipping losses were very high indeed at that time. During my sea career, which lasted for ten years, I had three important examinations to take before I qualified for command. Each time I had help from a practitioner, who pointed out so clearly the truth that man as the idea of God is forever expressing intelligence, wisdom, and ability that I was able to pass each examination without any difficulty, and I became a Master Mariner at the early age of twenty-five.

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Testimony of Healing
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April 29, 1950

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