December 11, 1945

Seoul, Korea

11 December 1945

Dearest Darling Sweetheart:

It is again late Beloved, but I now have a pretty good excuse for a typewriter and I will seek to dash off a letter to you. I have just finished a short letter to Paul and Gen. I enclosed a money order for $15 from us for Christmas. I love them so very much and wanted to express our love to them somehow or other. The Lord has been so wonderfully good to us and I know of no other better place than passing it on to them.

American troops listening to a phonograph during the War.

  Well, this day was not quite as bad as yesterday. That is I mean as far as work is concerned, but otherwise, it has been a rounder. It started much before dawn. And the thing that was hardest about the whole thing was the fact that it was bitterly cold and our facilities for heating in the living quarters isn’t so good. About 10:30, Don and I left here for the old outfit to pick up mail for the patients but there was none to be had. And naturally, that meant we didn’t receive any either. By the time we managed to take care of all the other things it was almost 4 o’clock by the time we got back here. After again going around to the wards and visiting with some of the men it was time for me to get a little to eat. Have had something to eat I came up to the office and studied for a while for our first bible class which we started this evening. And much to my joy and thankfulness, there were 14 in attendance. Six of them were nurses. Those who were here were among the very best we have in the hospital. It is pretty hard to have class at a time when all can come who want to attend but we shall go ahead and count upon the Lord’s blessing.

  We had a phonograph brought up here to the office and then listened to the records which Emma sent some time ago. All of them liked them very much and we also had a good discussion. They left just a little while ago. It is really grand to meet such fine young people. I find it such a wonderful joy and privilege to work with others and try to help them know the Lord better.

  For about an hour this afternoon the snow really came down, that was the hardest I’ve seen the snow come down since I saw the blizzard of 1931 in Western Nebraska. The funny thing about it was the fact that inside of an hour and a half it was as clear as could be, you would have never known that it had stormed except for the snow all over everything. Don and I were driving back from Seoul in all of that snow, the wind was really traveling along for about 15 minutes there once.

  Lover, it is so very late and cold that I think I will close for tonight. In fact, it is very cold in this room right now. God bless you and the folks in all things.

 Forever just yours in Christ’s love,


 Colossians 3:3

 P.S. Enclosed find a Korean Christmas card. 

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