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1884 Excerpt: ...homes have been brightened by the light carried
from hence, and many sad hearts made glad. It would cheer you if
you could see each patient here: all are so happy, all are
improving in health, no words are needed to express their radiant
satisfaction. They come looking so ill and worn-out, and leave us,
to meet, with new courage and strength, the difficulties of daily
life." Before speaking of our present patients it may interest our
readers to hear some of the good and permanent results of last
season's work. Our Bible-women and nurses continue to visit those
who have stayed at Southend, and on all sides, from many different
quarters, we have heard how thoroughly all enjoyed themselves. We
have noted too the improvement in the homes. The men especially
seem to have benefited by the good influences under which they were
brought. This is one of many letters we have received. "Dear Madam,
--It is with much pleasure that I write to inform you of the great
change in my dear husband, for which I don't know how to thank you
enough; indeed, he is not the same man. I have not heard him say a
bad word since he has been home, and he does not seem to think
about the drink at all, and has promised me he will never take it
again, and that will be a great comfort to me and increase the
happiness in my home, which has already improved, for, I am
thankful to tell, my husband has got his work back, and brought
more money home in these weeks than he has for the last ten years;
and it is such a pleasure to have him sit and talk about the
lessons he heard, and how you explained everything plainly, and we
sing the hymns together. How often I think of the many unhappy
years I have spent, always dreading the time to come for him to
come home; but now it is quite a pleasu...
|Country of origin:
British and Foreign Bible Society
• British & Foreign Bible Society
||246 x 189 x 12mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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