Friday, April 25, 2008

The power of youth

More stories from the intensive program of growth occurring in Whatcom-Skagit Counties, WA (A). As before, these reports show the power of the younger generation in teaching the Cause, and the openness of the responses they are receiving.

One team of junior youth set a goal of establishing a junior youth group based on character development, service and fun. With the support of adults to drive and accompany them, three teams were formed and set out to find at least five members for the club. Twenty homes were visited, with people at fourteen of them interested in talking with the teams. The response was quite positive, with most parents thinking that the group is a good idea and planning to discuss with their children about participating. When the time arrived for the junior youth meeting, four young people came with the Bahá’ís. There are a few more junior youth who plan to come to the next meetings.

The guiding lights in our young people continued to shine as one of the team members contacted a family that had previously been introduced to the Faith, to see if they would like to participate in a Book 1 study circle. They were eager to do so, inviting the team member to come over right away. The whole family, including the parents and two teenagers, are all set to start the book, with two young people as the tutors.

And further news: A team of two carried out a home visit, sharing what they felt was a very awkward Anna's Presentation. Their friend, however, thought it was a wonderful message and declared her belief in Bahá'u'lláh on the spot! She went even further, calling the team later to ask for a Book 1 study circle to start next week. She also arranged for her husband and two friends to join her.

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