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Abraham and Victoria Forcheney have shared a life together for many years. Both are from Cativa. They raised a family with three boys and two girls. Victoria says she has never had a problem with Abraham. The two continue to share aspects of their life together including a love for God and their children.
Abraham Forcheney was born in 1928. His father, who was an alcoholic, alienated his family, but his absence has motivated Abraham to not imbibe. For the benefit of her family, his mother left his father and later married his stepfather, who raised him. Abraham played baseball for many years and says that he was good, but he never had a passion for the game like that of many of his teammates. Nevertheless, Abraham still set out to make a career as a baseball player until one fateful day, when he believes that God spoke to him. On that day, Abraham chose to let go of baseball and all he had in connection with it. Today he does not regret that decision, believing he has had a longer and a better life as a result of it.
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.