September 22, 1943
I’ve just finished reading your sweet letter describing your activities last Sunday. I’m so glad to know that you are learning to love working at North Shore, and as time goes on I’m sure you will even enjoy it more.
We’ve really had a busy day today – two exams, several lectures. It has been raining all day. We drilled in the mud and rain and we were really good and wet when we came in.
I’m so glad you volunteered to try and win five for Christ this coming year. Always remember Dear that I’m your prayer partner forever. It is a sure thing if I do my job as a Chaplain, I’m going to need God’s help, which of course can and will be mine if I’m obedient to the Father’s Will.
Yes, Mr. Lindeman is a mighty fine man. He has always been one of my best friends at North Shore. (written on the side: Give him my greetings)
That sounds good, that is your taking the Junior B.Y. It will take work but it will give you invaluable experience and will open many doors for applying what you learn at the Seminary. It seems to be a natural to me. However, I will pray about it.
By the way Dear, did they give you an envelope to fill every Sunday for me? These pledges on the new church are to be paid up by the end of two years, is that right? I’m not sure how much we should give. But what do you think? Expenses are so high here around Cambridge that I haven’t been able to get an idea how much it is going to cost me to live per month, but I’ll be as saving as I can. I think we ought to be able to give a pretty good gift after things have righted themselves.By the way, how much are you pledging each Sunday or quarter?
In our “Graves Registration” exam this morning I’ll be sadly disappointed if I get under 95. And I think I got along all right in “Military Law.”
I blew myself last night, I went out and bought rump steak for supper. It surely tasted good. It was the first steak I’ve had since being in Boston.
Tomorrow morning we have our last examination which happens to be “Practical Duties.” Saturday morning at 10:30 A.M. we are to have our graduation exercises.
I will close for now and study for tomorrow’s exam but remember sweetheart, your precious love and devotion grip my heart and life more all the time. God be praised for such a sweetheart, who grows sweeter because she is serving the King of Glory.
With All of My love to you Dear,