Sunday, February 24, 2008

Day One: 6 new souls in Las Vegas Valley proclaim their belief!

During the month of February, the Las Vegas, NV (A) cluster was one of 15 clusters to advance to an A-stage level of growth in the United States! Growth is momentous now and the stories are being shared to report the excitement and progress being made. In this wonderful story below, we learn that 6 new declarations were made in a single day of teaching.

Dear Friends,

"O Thou our Provider! Send down Thine aid, that each one gathered here may become a lighted candle, each one a centre of attraction, each one a summoner to Thy heavenly realms, till at last we make this nether world the mirror image of Thy Paradise." – 'Abdu'l-Bahá

67 excited and dedicated friends attended the cluster reflection meeting pledging their efforts in teaching, praying and supporting the first cycle of Intensive Growth in our cluster! With our teaching efforts dedicated to the honor of the 3 Bahá'í youth, who are in Iran for teaching the Faith. (Please visit for more information.) By early afternoon 9 teaching teams spread out in two neighborhoods, armed with prayer, teaching materials, and a vision of directly teaching receptive souls.

As the teams gathered at the end of the afternoon, we discovered that at least 6 souls have proclaimed their belief that Bahá'u'lláh is the Manifestation of God for this day. One of these new believers has requested the teachers to return soon to share the message of Bahá'u'lláh with her teenage daughter and children.

In one home, as the Bahá'í teacher unfolded the presentation, her hostess exclaimed, "God must have sent you to me!" Within minutes she had signed her card after confirming that she recognized Bahá'u'lláh as the Manifestation of God for this day. Her joy was palpable.

In this single day of teaching, our cluster has had more declarations than in the entire last cycle of growth! We can only imagine what wonders will unfold as the rest of the cycle progresses. We are discovering the truth that "multitudes hunger for the Bread of Life!"

"That which He hath reserved for Himself are the cities of men's hearts; and of these the loved ones of Him Who is the Sovereign Truth are, in this Day, as the keys. Please God they may, one and all, be enabled to unlock, through the power of the Most Great Name, the gates of these cities." Bahá'u'lláh

Much Baha'i Love,

Area Teaching Committee
For the Baha'is of Las Vegas Valley

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