Here is a report from the Area Teaching Committee in the San Diego, CA (A) cluster at the conclusion of the last expansion phase of its intensive program of growth. The fruits of working at the neighborhood level are readily apparent:
Cherished fellow spiritual descendants of the Dawn-Breakers:
At sunset last night on the final day of our expansion phase we have 57 new lovers of Bahá’u’lláh, approximately half of which are youth and adult declarations.
We also had one of our new believers come door-to-door teaching with the person who had introduced the Faith to them; this individual then gave Anna’s presentation to their neighbors!
We had so many new believers thank us for coming to their door to visit them, and who told us, "God sent you to me". Many others were moved to tears when reading the words of Bahá’u’lláh and ‘Abdu'l-Bahá.
These are our precious new Bahá’í family members. On one street alone—in only one block—there are five new Bahá’í homes. In the next street over, there are an additional four homes. This will make it easier to systematically set up children's classes, junior youth groups and study circles, to which the neighbors will only need to walk a few doors down to attend.
We also want to acknowledge the powerful effect of the prayer chain, which brought a level of unity and intensity to the sacredness of these last 16 days.
Your Area Teaching Committee