Wednesday, January 14, 2009

One Fine Day...

This weekend was amazing. We decided to be different and held our Reflection Meeting on a Friday evening, instead of our usual weekend afternoon time. It was attended by 20 adults and 3 jr youth. Our discussion focused on specific actions and plans that would propel us forward in our 3rd practice cycle. Afterwards, we were in high spirits and excited about the plans we had made. However, that was just the beginning of what is proving to be a spectacular weekend...

Fourteen local adults, three travel teachers, two Board members, and one Counselor gathered on Saturday morning in the clubhouse of the neighborhood where we hold our children's classes. After a Book 6 refresher, we all ate lunch together and then everyone was off!

Regular children's classes were held in the clubhouse and the jr youth were asked to assist the teacher. Teams were formed and some went door-to-door and some went on home visits to the parents of children in the classes. 

Our successes came in many forms, not the least of which was two declarations and two child registrations. We also have a list of individuals who were interested in having more home visits and having their children join the classes. Parents told us how happy they were to have someone spending time with their children teaching them something spiritual. 

Most of all, a new spirit was infused into the community... As the Universal House of Justice said in their Dec 6, 2008 letter, "Bold and determined efforts are being made to share the Message of Baha'u'llah with receptive souls..." How true!

Next challenge... Formulate a plan of consolidation which quickly confirms these new souls through "immediate engagement" in the institute plan. I'll keep you posted...

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