Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Learning how to invite new seekers to become involved

Here is an update from Ramsey County, MN (A), where the friends are learning about on the connections between sharing the Faith and building spiritual communities, and they have enhanced their abilities to ascertain the receptivity of those with whom they share the Message.

Dear Friends, Alláh'u'Abhá,

After a week of return visits to neighbors who had asked us to return, and prayers for new and established connections alike, some of the friends in the cluster met this morning with our new Counsellor, Alison Milston. Then we went off to our communities: some to continue with follow-up, some to meet new friends, and as always some believers dedicating their time to prayer for the success of everyone’s efforts.

When we came back together this evening, we had a wonderful reflection on the day's and week's activities. There was powerful consultation about what sharing the message is, and that it involves, in the words of our National Spiritual Assembly, “learning how to build spiritually vibrant communities in which people of every age and background find sustenance and fulfillment.” One realization was that we should of course welcome new seekers to join us in the reflection meetings.

Sensing level of interest has been a vital lesson during our recent activities. As always, we have had a range of responses. A few have clearly responded to the message of Bahá’u’lláh. Some are deeply interested in learning more, sharing prayers, and studying this latest Dispensation. Several more were interested in their children participating in children’s classes.

Recognizing all of these responses, and more, come from our efforts to directly share the message of Bahá’u’lláh.

Please keep up the prayer tomorrow and beyond as we continue our efforts.

Warm Bahá'í love,

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