How good it was to get your [Shirley Kindberg-Coln, Will’s sister] letter last week and since I’d rather answer letters I’m really inspired to answer and leave the stack sitting there—here I am. We really are looking forward to seeing you in August. Now we’ve got your dates settled in our thinking, we’ve tentatively planned our summer leaving Peru around June 10 by ship for Panama and flying to Miami from there. We’ll be with the folks in Jena [sp?] June 19–July 1 more or less, and then travel north and west across the States and then come back the southern route to Dallas, perhaps leaving Bruce in that area and he’ll go on to Longview from there. We’ll all go down to visit from Dallas.
Will [Lee’s first husband] is in Mexico but hasn’t or hadn’t last Wednesday gotten to the job he went up there for. [?] there were problems with the programming and then the typewriter broke down. We’re so thankful that we can talk by HAM radio once a week and last Wednesday they had the part for the machine but it wasn’t fixed yet. Evidently it’s only a matter of a few days to do the typewriting and then 5–6 weeks to do the “paste-up” work which we have to look forward to yet.
Thanks so much for your gifts toward our support that come so faithfully. The Lord has sent a real revival among many of us here in Peru. Our young people have been having thrilling experiences as the Holy Spirit has worked in their lives. Eric [Lee’s son] gave his testimony last evening and the young people have had several spontaneous get-togethers of Bible study and prayer and time of confession. It’s been great. They have a retreat next week for a week and we ‘re expecting the Lord to greatly bless each one of the 49 from high school.
Thanks so much for your prayers for all of us. Lovingly, Lee
As for books: I am not sure what he might want except four more copies of the hard cover Living Bible. We already have a couple. It’s excellent.
personal letter from Lee to her husband’s sister and brother-in-law Shirley and Dale Coln, March 6, 1972, courtesy of Virginia Gorman (Lee’s daughter)
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- Can one of the Kindberg “young people” tell about the revival Aunt Lee mentions? Eric?
- What, do you suppose, Will was doing in Mexico?
- In November of 1969, Will and Lee returned to Peru with Eric, but the rest of the kids were already in Peru. I presume the furlough Aunt Lee is anticipating in this letter happened in 1968. Can anyone confirm whether it was 1968 or 1969?
- What is a “paste-up”?
- What is Longview and why is Bruce going there?
- Where, exactly, will the Kindbergs be July 19? I think she wrote Jena, but I cannot be sure.