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December 15, 2012

Letter to Ora Frost, Feb. 7, 1930

Mrs. Forrest wrote to Ora Frost at the beginning of their trip to Palestine and Transjordon (read the diary entries here). Ora was one of the first students to arrive at Haddock Inn in 1913.

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Christmas 1958

Dear Folks,As we approach Christmas, my mind is filled with memories of things in my life, which had their beginning during this season. On Tuesday night before Thanksgiving 1898, as a teenage boy in the home of my Sunday School teacher, I accepted Christ as my personal Savior. I gave my first public Testimony in an early morning Thanksgiving Day meeting. On Christmas Eve 1901, I was married to the woman whom I felt then, and still feel, to be the loveliest, most beautiful girl in the world. In January 1902, I accepted a call to become the pastor of

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Mrs. Forrest beside Car

In the early 1900’s, Mrs. Forrest could not envision how the horse and buggy would be replaced by the automobile. However, she soon became “accustomed” to the idea once she began accepting speaking engagements in cities such as Atlanta, Georgia; Greenville and Anderson, South Carolina; and Asheville, North Carolina. See the devotional that was posted on this site on April 2, 2007.

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Tent City

“After the fire, Rev. Forrest went on his face in prayer, asking guidance, ‘How, Lord, can we house our Institute faculty and provide classroom space?’ “God provided the answer. ‘What about tents?’ “Apparently everyone was happy. It was a novel experience, of course. . . . Of these days Dr. Forrest says: ‘The students kept coming-why, I do not know. Why they stayed, I couldn’t tell anybody. We had the sweetest kind of time; nobody complained, everybody was happy. Then we began slowly to climb.’ (copy from Achieving the Impossible with God by Lorene Moothart) In photo below: Toccoa Falls

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Middle East Then And Now

Editor’s note—The yellowed map of Iraq clipped out of newspaper was discovered in Mrs. Forrest’s Bible. We had no idea of its significance until we

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May 15, 16, 17 & 18, 1930

The Diary of Evelyn Forrest’s Trip to Palestine Thursday, May 15, 1930 On the Atlantic — S.S. Andania Both of us slept late this morning.

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May 11, 12, 13 & 14, 1930

The Diary of Evelyn Forrest’s Trip to Palestine Sunday, May 11, 1930 Atlantic Ocean The Cunard Line, Steamship Andania It was very rough all night.

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May 10, 1930

The Diary of Evelyn Forrest’s Trip to Palestine Saturday May 10, 1930 Glasgow, Scotland This is sailing day. Praise the Lord! We will both be

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May 9, 1930

The Diary of Evelyn Forrest’s Trip to Palestine Friday, May 9, 1930 Edinburg, Scotland Had another fire this morning for it was still cold. After

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May 8, 1930

The Diary of Evelyn Forrest’s Trip to Palestine Thursday, May 8, 1930 London, England 6:45 a. m. This is rather early for the “Honeymoon” but

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