December 31, 1944
Sarah, My Beloved Darling:
Well, it is now 1945 back there, and it will be 1945 in about one more hour here. Darling, I have thought of you many many times and how thankful I am to God for you and your wonderful life and love.
It has surely been a beautiful day here. The surroundings are indeed a sight to behold. This morning I assisted Chaplain Kern in his service by reading the scripture and leading in prayer. I spent the rest of the morning working on my monthly report for December.
This afternoon I walked around to various areas to try to meet some of the men. I also played football with a group of men for over an hour. After that, I sent out v-mail change of address letters to several different people.
Then I worked on my message for this evening. I used as my text I Timothy 4:8-16. I entitled my message, “Profitable Living.” There were 33 in attendance at my services this evening.
After that, I went over to the chaplain’s building and visited with two other soldiers for almost 3 hours. They have never had prayer meetings, Bible classes or discussion groups here before so I talked to them about it and both of them seem to be interested. It may take some time to get them going, but I cannot be satisfied with one service on Sunday morning. Darling, I’ll be counting on your prayers in this important matter. I want above all else to lift up Christ to the men of this regiment.
In that I am very tired I will close for tonight. God bless you Beloved in all things is my earnest prayer. It is such a blessed privilege to be your husband.
Always and forever yours in the
Love of Christ Jesus who
Makes us forever one,
I Timothy 4:8-16