September 28, 1944
Sarah, My Beloved Darling:
Sweetheart, I love you so very much and will be so very happy when I can tell you that face to face again. This time of separation makes me realize more than ever how good it was to be together and tell each other of our love for each other. I shall never forget some of those talks we used to have together. It was so good to just hold you in my arms and feel your nice soft hair against my face. You are such a sweet and precious wife to me, Darling.
This morning we went through our usual routine, that is calling on the men at the various outposts. We also went down to the native village and while there Raymond and I were able to have a good visit with Timete. Timete is surely a good man and a very quiet leader for the men. By the way, the men had some more presents for me. I will be hoping to have a box ready to send home again to you soon.
This noon I had dinner up at the Infantry area and had a good visit with most of the officers. While at Captain Merrow’s quarters we listened to the news by shortwave, then I came back to my quarters and started to study. I spent the whole afternoon studying. After supper I went up to the Air Base to play another ball game. I pitched again, we won this evening by a score of 11 to 10. I also had pretty good luck at bat.
As soon as the game was over my assistant and I hurried away to the farm for our regular farm service. We had nine in attendance this evening. We had a good song service and then I spoke on James 4:13 to 17. I emphasized the necessity of knowing Christ personally. To enjoy and receive the benefits of the Christian life, it is necessary to know Christ and not just know about Him.
We visited with a men for a while, but we left for I wanted to get back here and write some letters. First of all, I wrote a letter to Maurice and Edith and enclosed with it a letter of thanks for the hymn books that she can read to the class if she so desires. After writing to them, I decided to write a letter to the folks, for I have not written them for some time now. And now here I am writing to you, my beloved Darling.
By the way, I got up early this morning and wrote a letter to Lt. Carl Anderson, the officer who came to my quarters to read the Bible and pray. As I told you before, he is the private secretary of General Richardson of the Pacific Ocean areas. Technically, MacArthur is under General Richardson. It is really fine to have a man like Carl in such a place to be a living witness of what God can do for a man. He is surely a very fine man. I hope to be able to see him some time again in the future.
Lover, it is so late and I am tired so I think I will close for now. God bless you in all things, and remember, I love you more tonight than ever before. It is so sweet to be just yours forever.
Now and Forever yours in the Love of Christ,
P.S. I’m enclosing two poems, I especially like the one entitled, “Blood Donor”.