9 June 1946
Sarah, My Beloved Darling:
Well another Lord’s day has slipped into Eternity and we are that much nearer to the time when we can be together, thank the Lord for that fact. I so hope that we will only be a part a few more Lord’s days. This has really been some day. It rained all night until about 6:30 this evening. It is breaking in the west now and it is really beautiful back of the mountains. There’s just enough of the gold and red glow to make me feel warm inside and say Lord please may it be real soon when again I can be with that Beloved Darling Tweetheart, Sarah.
I was up early this morning as per usual, and went over my sermon and had quiet time. It seems that everyone took advantage of the rain and slept until noon, some of them not even getting up in time for dinner. There were only about ninety in attendance this morning but I did my very best, and from what several different ones said to me, it must have been a help to them some. I’m going to enclose a program for today and you will be able to see what I preached on. I won’t go into detail now, because I’m pretty tired and I’m hoping that it won’t be many more weeks until I’ll be able to talk all these things over in person with you. This evening there were only 25 in attendance. My scripture was found in II Chronicles 16:7-14. Honestly, I don’t see how people can loaf around so much. I feel so badly when I see people frittering their time away.
This noon we had about the best dinner we’ve had for a couple of months and I was so thankful to the Lord for His bountiful blessings. We had a nice piece of fried steak a piece, mashed potatoes, nice gravy and corn niblets, bread and butter and coffee. This evening we also had the best evening meal we have had for ages. We had salmon, potato salad, cocoa and ice cream. Chaplain Rendahl and Lieutenant Johnson came out here around 3 o’clock this afternoon. So I had them stay for our evening meal. I’m certainly glad I did because it was the best we have had for a long time and I know they enjoyed it very much. After returning from dinner, I came up here to the office and wrote two letters before they arrived, I hope to write more than that but at least I wrote that many. The letters I wrote were to William Schaefer and Louise Davis. I made up another envelope of letters for you to read.
After the service this evening, a fellow wanted to talk to me, so that took quite a while so I don’t have very much time, which means I’ll have to drop this letter in the box soon if I want it to go out in the morning. I’m going to enclose some more negatives in this letter and when I come home I’ll tell you what each one is. I do hope that some of them turn out all right.
Well Lover, I will close for tonight. I’ll try to write you a better letter tomorrow night. God bless you and the folks in all things. You id two very tweet and I wuve you more dan ever forever so dare.
Forever just yours in Christ’s love,