I worked today. This morning I stopped by Church. Vacation Bible School started today. Bethel and St. Matthews Church are meeting together. Enrollment- small but interest and enthusiasm high.
Brother E.E. (Jack) Dutton died in Buxton Hospital, Newport News this morning. He was a member of Salem Church and one of the finest souls I have ever known.
Tuesday, June 30, 1942
Worked this morning. Met the bus at the Court House and Pocahontas (Mr. Edwin’s sister) home. I worked here all the afternoon
Special Data (note: most likely Martin's charitable giving for the month)
2- U.S.O. .76
7- Church .20
10- U.S.O .40
14- Church 1.00
21- “ ” 5.25
28- “ “ 1.00
24- U.S.O. .60
Wednesday, July 1, 1942
Clear Weather and Rain
I went to Brother Dutton’s funeral this morning. It was held at Forrest’s Funeral Home at Mathews at eleven o’clock. This afternoon I took Leone to the Doctor.
The U.S.O drive has more that doubled the quota of $350.00 set for the county and some funds are yet to come in I received a telegram of congratulations this morning from Dr. John Steward Bryan, State Chairman. We had a nice rain last night and this morning.
Thursday, July 2, 1942
I stayed home this morning and completed my report. This afternoon I went out to work.
Friday, July 3, 1942
It has been hot today. I went to Port Haywood this morning and had my car greased. I then went by Church for a few minutes. From there I went to the Tabernacle and looked the place over to get some idea of what needed to be done before the meeting begins.
I went to work then and worked until about four thirty this afternoon.
Saturday, July 4, 1942
I worked this morning. I came home about two o’clock and took Leone to Dr. Bowles.
Sunday, July 5, 1942
Clear and Rain
It has been clear and hot all day or until late. About seven o’clock it began to rain and have had a splendid shower. God is indeed good to us.
We had a small Sunday School this morning but a very interesting lesson. After Sunday School we had a short prayer service. Due to tire and gas situation and also to lack of interest, our mid-week prayer service has about played out. About fifty stayed this morning. We had a prayer and testimony meeting. I remember when I was a child we had these services. I can almost hear my old grandfather and a member of thise who have gone on singing, shouting, testifying. O that those things might be again.