February 10, 1946

Seoul, Korea

10 February 1946

Dearest Darling Sweetheart:

Well, Beloved, another Lord’s day has slipped by and how glad I am because it means we are that much nearer the time when we can worship the Lord together on the Lord’s day. I had hoped that we would have some mail, but the only mail I received was a letter from Charlie and Nettie. It was a very nice letter. I just finished answering their letter so I’ll mail it on to you, I’m sure you will want to read it. I had so hoped that there would be some mail from you but I’ll just have to hope for some tomorrow. I’m so very lonesome to have some of your letters.

  I’m going to enclose today’s bulletin for you to read. I’m not going to take the time to repeat my sermons to you because it is late and I’m very tired. I’ll tell you about them when we are together, for I have all my notes and perhaps I’ll be able to do more with them later.

  We had a large evacuation this morning, and as a result, many had to work. There were only about 65 in attendance, I wish there had been more. I was helped myself in giving the message and studying for it anyhow.

Chaplain Reed, Blomquist and Robinson. Winter 1946

  There were some men up to see me about some problems and naturally that took a lot of time. After having something to eat I came back up here to the office and saw another soldier about a problem which he had. Shortly after that, we left for Seoul and had a Youth for Christ meeting. There were seven of us from here who went in. It was about 5 minutes after 5 when we arrived back here at the hospital. Then we had our evening meal and then I went over my message for the evening.

  I was only up here a short time when the telephone rang and who should it be but Alrik Blomquist.  He is coming up from Fusan for our chaplain’s meeting at Jinsen this Wednesday. He is going to leave Fusan tomorrow evening and arrive here sometime Tuesday. He is planning on staying overnight with me. By the way, he told me something which you may know but never mentioned; John and Hazel are expecting in July. Did you know that? Don’t say anything about it though because Alrik isn’t sure whether anybody else knows about it back there. It will surely be good to see him. From all indications, this week is going to be a lulu.

  It was a nice day and the sun shone all the time, but it was still very cold. Darling, I’m going to close for tonight, and remember, I do love you much more than ever. Be sure to give the folks my deepest love.

 Yours and always just yours

 in Christ’s love,


 Colossians 3:3

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