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
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.
“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
ALUMNI ASSOCIATION of the TOCCOA FALLS INSTITUTE MINUTES Friday, June 1, 1923 On Friday afternoon, June 1, 1923, seven of the former graduates of the Toccoa Falls Institute, met at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Forrest, to organize an Alumni Association. Mr. Forrest acted as chairman, Pro Tem, and called the meeting to order, stating the purpose for which we were gathered. Those present were Rev. and Mrs. R. A. Forrest, Mr. John Brock, Mr. Kelly Barnes, Miss Alice Larson, Mr. William Warren, Miss Sue Ralls, Miss Bonnie Patton, and Miss Mary N. Spooner. There was some discussion of
Note from the editor: Recently, we were going through some of the old letters we have in the TFC archives and found this one from a solider, who was stationed in what called the Dutch Indies or Indonesia today. The name of the former TFI student is Baldermo Rodriguez, who graduated from the high school in 1940. September 3, 1944 Dear Mr. [Kelly] Barnes, Please forgive me for not writing any sooner, but I have been on the move for nearly four months now. I have made another combat jump and came out alrightâ€”â€œThank God.â€ It is the third combat
[audio:http://tfchistory.com/files/audio/drforrestanswerprayerindia.mp3] In this audio tape, Dr. Forrest tells an amazing story about Godâ€™s faithfulness and one young womanâ€™s desire to trust Him with her life and her future. Listen and discover how you also can trust God for want may seem to be impossible.
Editorâ€™s noteâ€”The yellowed map of Iraq clipped out of newspaper was discovered in Mrs. Forrestâ€™s Bible. We had no idea of its significance until we read the following excerpt from her weekly radio program notes dated June 1, 1941. â€œThe home of Abram and his father Terha, was Ur of the Chaldees. How many of you noticed the war map on the front page of the Atlanta Journal last night? It was a war map of the near East, and the notation that the â€˜British troops fighting in Iraq had reached Baghdadâ€™s suburbs and pushed northward from Basra to occupy