December 24, 1945

Seoul, Korea

24 December 1945

Christmas Eve

(Please God, the last one apart)

My Beloved Darling:

President Harry Truman. Christmas 1945.

 It is now after 1 A.M. and I’m so weary I can hardly keep going, but amidst all that has taken place I do want to just take a moment to thank you, Sweetheart, for being such a wonderful Christian wife. I care not to go into detail now for my heart is so crushed I can hardly bear it. Oh! How men and women need Christ. To see how many celebrate the Savior’s birth in a drunken brawl is enough to crush anyone’s heart. For a long time I just sat here and looked at your lovely pictures and all choked because of loneliness and joy (Thanksgiving) to our Lord for such a devoted wife. Lover, without you life would and could never be complete. You are and forever will be my counterpart.

  The chapel was jammed for the communion service. When we are together I’ll tell you all about it, I care not to go into detail now. Since 6 o’clock this morning I’ve been on the go. Someday I’ll tell you all about today. There are many things which happened which will be of interest and help us in our work. There were disheartening things and also things that cheered. I must get a few hours rest so I’ll close for now. God bless you, my Lover, in all things. 

Always just yours in Christ’s love, 


 Colossians 3:3 

 Ruth 1:16-17 

One thought on “December 24, 1945

  • John T Reed
    December 24, 2019, 3:11 am

    “Christmas Eve

    (Please God, the last one apart)”
    We can all feel his pain!

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