November 5, 1944

November 5, 1944

 Sarah, My Beloved Darling:

Another Lord’s Day has rolled into eternity and I love you more than ever, my Dear. I thought of you on several occasions today and tried to imagine what you may be doing at that particular time. I’m so grateful that through Christ we have learned to know the wonders of love. I will certainly be happy when I can see and be with you again. As for me, life and living will not be complete without your precious presence.

I got up early this morning and went over my message again before breakfast. After breakfast, I did some reading and Raymond came over with the jeep and we left here for the Air Base chapel. And then of course we had the regular service at the infantry area. Our attendance was down today because we had a lot of the men working.

After dinner Captain Wilkinson, Raymond, Joe Smith (a very fine young man who is a Christian) and I left here to have services aboard a ship. I asked the Captain before if he would like to have a service for the men and he thought it would be fine. We had that service set for 2:30. It really turned out very well and there was a goodly number of the crew present. As you know, today was communion Sunday. I used as my scripture the ninth chapter of John. The title of my message for the service today was, “Jesus Christ, the Light of the World.” I enjoyed working on it very much and it was a blessing to me in many ways. I wish I could tell you what the Captain of the ship said, but I would rather tell you in person. By the way, Joe plays the harmonica very well so I had him play, “Break, thou the Bread of Life” just before the communion in each service.

Willis leading service on the ship. November 1944.

After the service was over the Captain invited us up to his cabin for a while and then wanted us to stay for dinner which we did. It was a very very good dinner I must say. While out on the ship we saw a school of large tuna playing that was a sight to behold. There must have been around 500 of them. It may sound exaggerated, but some of them would jump out of the water as much as six and eight feet. Many of us saw them and all of us estimated their jumps to be that much. You could see that many of them weighed more than 100 pounds. Be sure to tell the Chief about it, I thought of him as soon as I saw them. There was a little difference in the size of these and the Chiefs favorite, (Blue Gills). 

Darling, it was rather hot here today, but I suppose it was very nice and cool back there. I do hope that you had a good Sunday. I surely remembered you in my prayer. Sweetheart, it is very late and I’m tired so I think I will close for tonight and try to write you a more interesting letter tomorrow night. God bless you my Dear in all things. Give the folks my love.

I am always yours in Christ’s Love,

Willis

Colossians 3:3

P.S. Enclosed you will find two pictures and negatives.

One thought on “November 5, 1944

  • John T Reed
    November 5, 2018, 4:18 am

    “You could see that many of them weighed more than 100 pounds. Be sure to tell the Chief about it, I thought of him as soon as I saw them. There was a little difference in the size of these and the Chiefs favorite, (Blue Gills).” Oh, snap! Another zinger from Willis 🙂

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