Monday, June 15, 2009

Remembering the 7

Increasingly, people are seeking out the Bahá’í Faith on their own. They research it on the internet, check out books in libraries, etc. And then, they reach out to the Bahá’í community. Some call the 1-800-22UNITE phone line, others may send an email through the public Web site When they do, the friends at the national, regional and local levels work together to respond to their inquiry, say prayers with them, share a presentation on the Faith with them, connect them with local Bahá’í activities—whatever the seeker requests.

We are delighted to share with you a trio of joyful stories from some of the friends at the regional level who respond to seeker requests, answer their questions, and ensure that they are put in touch with believers who live near them. In this first one, some of these friends have been encouraging each other’s efforts by periodically setting goals for themselves of the number of new believers they would discover through their interactions with the seekers who have contacted the Bahá’ís through the above-mentioned channels: . . .

Dear friends,

The South Central SRS team reached its goal of 12 new believers!

We may set a new goal. All the prayers and efforts of the friends over the years and recently, as well as “direct” teaching, show us that Bahá’u’lláh has made things happen as they have.



Now that one goal is completed, they need a new one!

Dearest A and Company . . .

I love your spirit. Alright, A . . . your choice, what is our new goal.

Sent with love,


And in doing so they are remembering the 7 Bahá’í leaders who are imprisoned in Iran for their beliefs.

Dear friends,

For now, may I suggest 21. When thinking of the 7 who are imprisoned leaders in Iran, each has 2 parents, 14. So 7 + 14 = 21. Let us teach for them and their parents. We will remember them every day, and teach teach teach!

With love and devotion,


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