Extracts from Letters

"I would like to express my gratitude for the Camp Welfare workers, who are now in France. Just one year ago this month our youngest son, seventeen years of age, enlisted with the American field service and was sent to France. He was driving a munition truck day and night for four months, only having one night off in three weeks and was constantly under fire, often with star shells falling all around him; he wrote us of many wonderful proofs of the protecting power of divine Love for himself and his comrades.

"Not long ago in one of his letters he said, "I long to talk with some one of our religion.' In answer to this I wrote him of the Camp Welfare workers who had been sent over by The Mother Church, saying, 'We hope that you will be able to see one of them soon.' Then came a long period with no letter from him; but finally a letter came from a Y. M. C. A. secretary, who said that for some time our boy had been in hospital with rheumatism, and as it was very hard for him to write, she had volunteered to write for him. She also said that the boy was about to be sent away to a French watering place for a week's rest, after which they hoped he would be able to drive his car again.

September 28, 1918

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