January 6, 1945
Sarah, My Dearest Darling:
Right now it is raining and the rain is making all kinds of weird noises on the roof of this building. A lot of mail came through today for the men. I was in hopes one of your back letters might catch up with me but no such luck. Of course, I could hardly expect any of the letters you have been holding because you have probably just now received my new address. When mail comes in there’s a great upsurge in morale. Darling, I wish I could find words adequate to describe how much your letters mean to me. You are absolutely the finest Christian wife any man could have. Whenever I think of you I cannot help but utter a prayer of thanksgiving to our Heavenly Father for your wonderful life and love. I was really lonesome when I saw all the men reading their mail, but I know you have written me every day and soon the letters will be here.
Most of the morning was spent doing little odd jobs in preparation for services tomorrow. Don mimeographed the bulletin and we also tried to do a little more in getting my office set up with my troops. I am certainly thankful for a fine Christian assistant.
Immediately following our noon meal, I left here with Don, a driver and visited another hospital. It was good seeing the men. There are four of them that are leaving for the States soon for further hospitalization. On our trip we really got to see some beautiful scenery. It is certainly a treat to see green vegetation, flowers and all kinds of fruit growing again. It really poured rain on us while we crossed the mountain range, some of the peaks thrust their mighty heads even above the clouds. Such splendor I have never before witnessed.
Following our evening meal I did some reading and cleaned up around my quarters. I think “My Utmost” for today was very good. His readings are certainly a blessing to my heart. I so want to be a better Christian husband than when I left you last year. You are such a good wife. Well Dear, I want to be fully prepared spiritually and physically for tomorrow’s services so I will close for tonight. God bless you Darling in all things. Be sure to convey my love to all our friends.
Yours I am for the ages of the ages in
The Love of Christ Jesus,