October 15, 1944

October 15, 1944

Sarah, My Dear:

This has been a very busy Lord’s day and it is one more that we will not have to be apart. I suppose you’re very busy also, if you thought of me as much as I thought of you, I’m sure you must of been able to know that I was broadcasting to you, Dear. I’ll surely be a happy man we can be together on the day set aside for the worship of the Lord Jesus Christ.

We had a good attendance this morning at the services. It was the best total attendance we have had. I changed to only two services on Sunday morning rather than three services as we used to do. I used Romans 12:1-2 as my text for the message which I titled, “Are you willing?” In the second service, the natives sang for us which was very good as usual and I know the men enjoyed it very much.

Immediately after dinner, Raymond and I left here for the place of the Baptismal service. I believe I forgot to tell you that we had to postpone it from the 1st of October because Raymond’s wife wasn’t able to be baptized then. There were around forty soldiers present for the service. The native sang, “All Hail the Power of Jesus Name” for the opening of the service. Then I read the Matthew account of the baptism of Jesus and also Romans 6:1-6. After that, I gave a short message explaining meaning of baptism and Timete interpreted it to the natives. Mofete lead in prayer and then Raymond and I started to walk out into the Pacific Ocean. When the water reached our waists, we turned around facing the crowd on the shore. First I asked him if he took Christ as his Savior and then performed the Baptismal service. When we started back to shore the natives sang their hymn, “The Love that Jesus Has for Me.” When they finished singing the song, I pronounced the benediction. I wish you could’ve been there, Darling. I know you would’ve enjoyed it very much.

Willis often had the natives sing for special occasions. October 1944.

Dear, there is something else I would like to tell you, but it would be impossible to do so now. There are a lot of things I don’t care to remember when this thing is over and this is one of them. Of course, there are many worthwhile experiences and then there are other things that you would like to be able to erase from your memory forever.

Darling, Raymond is so happy now that he has been baptized, with help I believe he will become a real servant of the Lord. His baptismal service is one that he will long remember I am sure.

It is so late and I am very tired so I think I will close for tonight. God bless you in all things, my Dear. Give my love to the folks.

Yours forever in Christ and His 

Wonderful love and salvation,


Colossians 3:3

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