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March 12 & 13, 1930

The Diary of Evelyn Forrest’s Trip to Palestine
Wednesday, March 12, 1930

4:00 a.m. called – Breakfast and prayers over started 6:00 a.m. from Divo.

7:30 a.m. we reached Tiassale – 35 miles. Reached Abidjan 11:45 a.m. and had dinner at the Hotel de Commerce. [We were] granted an audience with the governor at 4:00 p.m. It was very successful. Mr. J.I. Birkey remained with me at the hotel while the other four gentlemen had two interviews with the governor and Wesleyan Missionary. The last named was not so satisfactory. They do not like our program for the Ivory Coast.

6:00 p.m. said goodbye to Mr. Birkey, Congo, Missionary and drove back to Dabou and the French Commandant gave us rooms for the night. Neither of us could sleep until late. Richard was very nervous. I could not sleep. God answered prayer.


Thursday, March 13, 1930 Dabou 50 kil.
31 miles from Abidjan

Slept until 6:00 a.m. then had breakfast and we packed up while Mr. Roseberry, Mr. Powell, and Richard wait to see the Wesleyan missionaries who have a large school here; it cost. It seems best to drive back to Abidjan to see Mr. Platt the head of the Wesleyan Church here, He is at Grand Bassaw, but they expect him home by six o’ clock tonight. Had dinner then a good rest. I did a big washing and they dried quickly. After supper, we visited then retired at 10, o’clock. This has been a restful day. Mr. Platt did not come so we must spend the night.

March 12, 1930March 13, 1930