7 September 1945
Sarah, My Dearest Darling:
When we got up this morning and I looked out at the sea, I could surely understand how the Yellow Sea got its name; the water actually has a yellow cast to it. They say that is caused from the lack of depth. It only averages between 200 and 300 ft deep which was a great surprise to me. I only wish you could see it for I know you would really enjoy it.
This morning and this evening we had a most beautiful sunrise and sunset. It seems that God used every color in his spectrum to paint the sunset this evening. There were just enough clouds tonight to add to all the splendor spread across the great expanse of the sky. The clouds on the horizon looked like mighty peaks of the Alps. They were the most gorgeous purple you could imagine. And above them were many curdled clouds of gold and red.
And off to our right are many of the small islands along the coast of Korea. We sighted the first island about 2:30 this afternoon. It became fully dark before we had the opportunity to see the mainland of Korea. If we just had a full moon now things would be much nicer. But it could never never be complete without you, my Dear.
This morning I studied and worked on my message for this evening. I used as my scripture verse Isaiah 30:15 and the title of my message was, “Rest for Strength.” I developed it along the line that all grant that rest and food are necessary for strength physically. Then I developed the same idea on the spiritual plane and then concluded with how to rest and partake of food spiritually. There were only a little over one hundred in attendance this evening but that was to be expected in that we are so near our objective and the men are working on some details. We had to have the service down in one of the holds tonight because of a rain squall which lasted about half an hour.
Dear, a fellow wants to see me so I will have to close for now. A little while ago I had a very nice talk with Nick Medina, he is certainly a splendid Christian man is a real testimony for Christ. God bless you my Beloved in all things. Be sure to give the folks my deepest love.
Forever yours in Christ’s love,