Fortunately, the ladies of Guido’s church had stocked up our kitchen with enough food to feed us for several days. God bless them!
Now, I had come to Australia to be the new Professor ofSystematicTheology in theplace of Rev. Professor Dr. Harold J. Whitney (Th.M., D.D., D.Litt., Th.D.) — who had just retired. Earlier, hehad beenthefirstAustralianwrittenlytocongratulatemeonmyappointment.While I was still in America and before my acceptance of the appointment, he had written to me:
"My dear Dr. Lee. I want to be one of the first to congratulate you on your God-directed appointment by the General Assembly of the Queensland Presbyterian Church of Australia, to the position of Professor of Systematic Theology at its Theological College. With many applications — most of them from overseas — it had been an onerous and exacting task to be certain we were choosing the man of God’s ordaining.