March 4, 1917
Received by James Padgett
I am here, Forrest.
Well, Ned, excuse me for intruding just now, but I am so happy that I cannot refrain from telling you of my happiness, for I know that you will rejoice with me. I am now out of my darkness and the (Divine) Love of the Father is working in my soul, so that I feel as some of your earth poets have said, "as light as air," and if you could only see the air in which I now am, you would more deeply understand what the expression means in my case.
I am now so certain that this Love is a thing of reality, and so effective to make a dark, suffering spirit one of light and freedom from pain, that I can assert with all the conviction of a rescued soul, that the Love of the Father is the one thing in all the spirit world that has no uncertainty about it.
I will not write more now, and I know that you will pardon me for having intruded.
Now I feel that I can go to my mother and tell her of this wonderful Love, and the true way to light and progress, and I will go at once; and I pray the Father that my persuasion may be effective and enable me to hear my mother say to me that she will trust me and follow me in the way that I shall tell her of.
So thanking you, and believing that you have been my greatest friend, although I realize that I did not deserve your kindness, I will say good night,
Your old friend.
Samuel C. Mills is amazed at the progress Forrest made out of darkness, and will try to do the same, and seek for the Father's Love.
I am here, Samuel C. Mills:
Well, I heard what Forrest said, and I am certain that he believes what he said to be true, for I can tell you that he has become a wonderfully bright spirit and seems to be so happy and joyful.
Well, it certainly is strange to me. Here am I, who was in some light and comparatively happy when he came into the spirit world and went into the Hells of darkness and suffering, and now he is all beautiful and happy, and I am still where I was. It certainly is wonderful!
But as I told you in my last letter, I cannot now remain satisfied with my condition, and I am going to seek, and have already started, to get this Love that he tells me is the cause of his wonderful change; and I will not cease seeking until I succeed in obtaining it, for I feel that if he could get the Love, I can.
He has talked with me, and while he could not explain just how the change came to him, yet he says that he accepted your advice and the help of your wife, and commenced to pray, blindly and without faith, and continued until he commenced to realize that something that he had never felt before was working in his soul and continued to work the more he prayed; and he didn't stop praying until the darkness left him, and with it the most of his suffering. This is all that he could tell me, and I am following him.
And I hope that before long, I will be able to write to you as he did. Won't that be a wonderful thing! I will not write more, but I will pray and hope that you will pray for me. The spirits who are here and who seem to love you so much, say that they will pray with me, and they tell me that there will be no doubt as to the results. So good night,
Your old friend,