Sentinel: Jack, you had an unusual childhood

The Testimony section of this issue of the Sentinel contains an interview with a husband and wife. Here is an instance of life dramatically transformed by the healing power of God. As an orphan, Jack had a very disrupted childhood, and in his teens he was jailed for theft. His life took on a pattern— he was in an out of prison for the next thirteen years. Then Michelle introduced him to Christian Science.  

Sentinel: Jack, you had an unusual childhood. What do you remember about it?

Jack: My mother died giving birth to me, and I have vague memories of my father in his military uniform. But the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children in England took me away from him when I was three. I was sent to a church-affiliated children's home, but the ladies there couldn't handle me. I'd become used to roaming the streets, and had learned how to steal for food when I was hungry. I continually ran away from the home or took money from the women there, so they turned me over to the state. I lived in a state orphanage until I was fifteen.

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May 26, 1980

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