After fruitlessly seeking employment abroad, in a capital city,...

After fruitlessly seeking employment abroad, in a capital city, for weeks, a friend and I were quite discouraged. We had inquired about job openings at many American-owned companies, thinking English would be used. But we found not a single firm where it was spoken. How could we communicate?

One Monday morning, when we began yet another day of searching, I told my friend that we knew better than this. Both of us, as Christian Scientists, knew that God, the one Mind, never ceases to guide and care for His children. We had been so busy searching for jobs that we had neglected the counsel of Jesus: "Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you" (Matt. 6:33).

Beginning then, we spent the next few days studying the Bible Lesson from the Christian Science Quarterly and exploring specific statements relative to employment in the Bible and Science and Health by Mary Baker Eddy. On Friday we received a letter from a former co-worker. Although she knew nothing about our current circumstances, she offered the suggestion that, in the event we decided to remain in the country longer and seek employment, we might like to contact the former director at our old company, and she told us how to reach him. Immediately I went to call him. He was glad to hear from a former employee, and proceeded to give me the name of an organization he felt would be interested in employing my friend and me. As we concluded our conversation, he remarked that I had called just at the right time, as he was waiting for a taxi to the airport to begin a month's vacation.

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October 23, 1995

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