March 24, 1946

Seoul, Korea

24 March 1946

Dearest Darling Sweetheart:

Well, another Lord’s day has slipped into Eternity and I am so glad for that fact because it means we are that much nearer to the time when we can and will be together again in the Lord’s work. As per usual, this has been a full Lord’s day. I only received one letter today, it was yours of January 31st. As things are now, I have mail from you as late as March 11th. Just before starting this letter to you, I checked back through my letters from you and I find that I am still missing the following letters from you. For February they are as follows, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 24th, 26th, 27th, and 28th. For March they are the 1st, 2nd and 6th. I surely hope they arrive for I’m anxious to know what you have been doing and writing me about in your letters. I’ve been wondering about Mom’s mandarin. I certainly hope she gets it all right. I sent it to her Air Mail but she probably will not receive it as soon as I had hoped because of the very poor mail service we have had since the beginning of the year. I hope it continues to improve.

Playing ball with the youth before the war. Willis is on the far right.

We didn’t have quite as many to our service this morning as we have had the last two weeks. However, it seemed to work out very well. I’m going to enclose today’s bulletin for you to look over. This evening we had between 45 and 50 for our service this evening. The girl who was to play for the service this evening didn’t show up until a long time after the service was supposed to start so I got another girl to play for the service this evening. It is really trying to always have to depend on someone and then not have them show up on time for the service.

  This afternoon we played another ball game and I pitched again and we won by a score of 14 to 1. I was up to bat four times and got four hits and scored myself three times. I guess I’m just lucky. Even though we don’t get to practice very much we do have a good team and that always makes it a lot easier for the pitcher. In fact, you don’t have to be a good pitcher. They have been teasing me about it a lot around here lately.

  After the ball game, I went over to my quarters and stretched out on my bed for about an hour. In the room next to mine last night they had a big drinking party and kept me awake until after 2 o’clock this morning. Those kind of people don’t seem to care how much noise they make or how much trouble they cause someone else. Drinking is such a curse and it breaks my heart to see how easy it is for them to have it over here, but still we cannot get fruit juice from the PX if we want it.

  It was quite cloudy and foggy today until about noon and then it cleared up some, but it is still pretty cold. It just seems like it cannot warm up and stay warm. The wind has been blowing a lot lately, and of course, that drives what cold air there is right through.

  After the service this evening, several of the men came up to talk in my office for a while and naturally they detained me in getting this letter started to you, Darling.

  In your letter of January 31st, you told me about Dr. Joseph N. Rodeheaver passing away and that was certainly a surprise to me. I never once thought of him passing away. As soon as I can find an opportunity I’m going to try and let Rody Hyun know, for I know he will be sorry to hear such news for he always thought so much of him. And you said in your letter, the Seminary will indeed have lost a real friend in his home going. I enjoyed the senior class program which you enclosed in your letter and I know you must have been surprised to be notified so shortly that you were to read the script for the Senior class program.

  I’m going to be interested to know what the accreditation committee had to say about their investigation of Northern. I know Dr. Koller must have really been busy while they were there. I was glad to hear that he was so very well satisfied with the Auxiliary program. Lover, I’m so very proud of you in every way. I count it such a blessing and a privilege to be your husband.

  Well, Lover, the lights have been going off and on so I think I will close for tonight and try to get a good night’s rest for I am pretty weary, to say the least. God bless you and the folks in all things.

 Yours always and only, Darling,

 because we are His –

 Willis

 Colossians 3:3

XOXOXOXO

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