Listen to Voices: Victoria Forcheney
Victoria Forcheney was born in 1926. Early in life, she was taught to read and write by her mother. She later attended school to the 3rd grade, learning the basics of reading, writing, and arithmetic. She recalls growing up on a farm with a father that pressed the family to work on the farm above all else, but Victoria's pleasure when she was younger was listening to Congo music and attending carnivals. Her pain, however, came from the rejection of West Indian people, who thought her lacking in loyalty even though her ancestry was the same as theirs. Victoria has done mostly domestic work on the base with American soldiers. Her passion in life is for God, whose word she says hits her hard and who overwhelms her with His love. Victoria realizes how blessed she is to be active at her age and credits God with this feat.