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Richard & Evelyn Forrest

Richard and Evelyn "Going Steady"

“During the first part of Richard’s stay at Nyack, Evelyn Drennan was also one of the students. By this time, the two were ‘going steady.’ Although sweethearts, they agreed on and engaged in a form of rigid self-discipline and did not take advantage of the privileges granted engaged couples. This was a lesson, which aided them throughout succeeding years. “It seems that there was a young couple attending Nyack at that time, a couple whose open shows of affection was quite sickening to all around. Noticing the reaction of all to these two, Richard wrote to Evelyn, who was two

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Prayer for a New Year by Mrs. Evelyn Forrest

Through The Bible with Mrs. R.A. Forrest Radio Station WRLC Toccoa, Georgia Good afternoon friends and members of our Radio Bible Class. Did you read that comment on the daughter of Karl Marx the Communist, which appeared recently in a magazine called The Dawn? I read it this morning and it impressed me so much that I would like to pass it on to you. The article was called, “The God of That Prayer.” The God of That Prayer “The daughter of Karl Marx, the Jew who became prominent as one of the founders of the modern Communist movement, said

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Mrs. Forrest, November 23, 1941

Through The Bible with Mrs. R.A. Forrest Radio Station WRLC Toccoa, Georgia November 23, 1941 Good afternoon friends and members of the Radio Bible Class. Since this is our Thanksgiving broadcast, I want to take this opportunity to ask you to stop for a moment and ask God to show you at least three things for which you are grateful. I know from reading your letters that many of you are facing hard times. But yet, God is faithful and we must never forget this. He has a plan for our trials and we can be sure that it is

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A Note from Mrs. R. A. Forrest [May 25, 1941]

Commencement days always bring mingled feelings of joy and sorrow. I have joy for those graduating because they have run the race well and have completed the course. But there is sorrow, too, because they are leaving. I need not tell you that this Sunday is our Commencement Sunday in Toccoa, and out at Toccoa Falls the spirit of Commencement has been in the air all week. While I am teaching this Bible study (on the radio), one of our first graduates Rev. Frank E. Morey, who is now a Methodist minister from the northern part of New York State

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Mrs. Forrest with Family and Friends

Mrs. Forrest with family and friends ——————————————————————————– The Turtle Story Editor’s note: From an interview with Mrs. Forrest’s niece Mrs. Elizabeth Rhinehart: “I remember a time when Uncle Richard drained the lake for some reason. My brother and I couldn’t wait to see what was on the bottom. You can imagine our surprise when we saw two large turtles! Later that day, we gathered outside at the pavilion for the evening meal, and to our shock the turtles were on the menu. Back then people ate a lot of things you wouldn’t eat today. I also recall a lady, who

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Mrs. Forrest's Family

Members of Mrs. Forrest’s family include (left to right) Olive Drennen Mathias, Walter Drennen, Laura Drennen Roseberry—who was a teacher at TFI in the early years. Seated (left to right) Evelyn Drennen Forrest, Olive Drennen (mother), Emma Drennen Harding Olive Drennen (Mrs. Forrest’s mother) standing on the steps of the family’s home in Cecil County, Maryland. Evelyn Forrest as a young woman during the years she attended The Bible Training Institute in Nyack, New York.

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Mrs. Evelyn Drennen Forrest

Evelyn Drennen Forrest was born in Cecil County, Maryland, on February 16, 1879. She grew up on a small township of Appleton. Her parents were Olive Griffith Drennen and Samuel Drennen. Olive Drennen often remarked that from the time Evelyn was very young, her daughter knew she wanted to become a teacher. When Evelyn was 20, she received her teacher’s certificate. However instead of joining the ranks of other educators, she decided to enroll in the Missionary Training Institute in Nyack, New York, which later became Nyack College. By this time, God had shifted Evelyn’s focus. She wanted to become

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The Beginning of Their Love

“HE LEFT ALL, ROSE UP, AND FOLLOWED HIM.” Luke 5:28 “It was a hot Sunday afternoon. Richard’s father was sitting near an open window, reading a newspaper. Richard had decided to join to of his friends in running a tent meeting sixteen miles away in New Castle, Delaware. His mother had already packed his telescope (an old-fashioned traveling bag). Nothing remained to be done-except to inform his father as to what he intended to do. “The youth stood, summing what courage he could. He fidgeted, trying to determine how best he could word his farewell. He looked at his father,

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The Story of a Photograph

“Rev. Paul Rader, president of The Christian and Missionary Alliance, had planned a big evangelistic campaign in [St. Louis]. A board tabernacle, seating about two thousand, had been erected especially for the meetings. At the last moment, Rev. Rader could not go, but he wired Dr. Forrest, insisting that he take his place and asking him to send a photograph of himself to advertise the meetings. “Since Dr. Forrest did not have a recent picture, he had to have one made. While the photographer was taking pictures, Dr. Forrest told him a funny story. As they laughed uproariously, the photographer

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The Life Story of Richard Forrest

Achieving The Impossible with God Richard Alexander Forrest co-founder of Toccoa Falls College was born on July 14, 1881, in Wilmington, Delaware. He was one of four children in the Forrest household. His father Richard A. Forrest, Sr. was a factory worker, whose family was from Scotland. His mother Elizabeth Hagan Forrest was Irish and a homemaker. She was a godly woman with a strong faith who taught her children to trust God. Richard’s father, however, did not come to know Christ as his Savior until much later. When he did, he admitted that it was his son’s faith that

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May 6 & 7, 1930

The Diary of Evelyn Forrest’s Trip to Palestine Tuesday, May 6, 1930 London, England 9:45 a.m. Breakfast. Richard went again to consult with Dr. Cochrane,

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May 5, 1930

The Diary of Evelyn Forrest’s Trip to Palestine Monday, May 5, 1930 London, England Breakfast 9:30 a.m. Walked all the way to the office of

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May 4, 1930

The Diary of Evelyn Forrest’s Trip to Palestine Sunday, May 4, 1930 London, England Found a comfortable and inexpensive room at the Regent Palace Hotel.

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May 3, 1930

The Diary of Evelyn Forrest’s Trip to Palestine Saturday, May 3, 1930 Paris, France Could not sleep late this morning for we must pack up

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May 2, 1930

The Diary of Evelyn Forrest’s Trip to Palestine Friday, May 2, 1930 Paris, France Hotel Edward VII. It is so good not to have to

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May 1, 1930

The Diary of Evelyn Forrest’s Trip to Palestine Thursday, May 1, 1930 On the train between Rome and Paris 6:00 a.m. Had to change trains

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