Monday, September 21, 2009

"I truly feel like I am a part of something"

Practically every day, people continue to declare their belief in Bahá’u’lláh online. The seeker response system regional specialists, working together with the friends and the cluster and local levels, lovingly respond to these new believers and start them on their journey. Here is the story of one of the most recent online registrants, living in a B-stage cluster in the South Central region. In this case, the regional specialist worked with the Local Spiritual Assembly to follow up with this individual.

Dear L


This weekend I believe a left a voicemail regarding this lovely young lady.

Please let the Local Spiritual Assembly member who handles eMembership know that __ is probably waiting in the “pending” queue there. She is ready to be processed completely, as she has already been “affirmed” which is something the Regional Council has me do when folks register as Bahá’ís online. . . .

If there are any questions about this dear new believer, please don't hesitate to call.

The regional specialist later reports:

Dear friends,

You will appreciate hearing from this dear soul, who shares her story below.

She also mentioned that L, who is on the Local Assembly, contacted her. She was very happy about talking with her.

Here is her story:

To answer your questions, since declaring as a Bahá’í I have felt different, in a way that I didn't think I would, and it was instantaneous. I feel as though I belong somewhere and have something I can associate myself with. This is a big thing for me because growing up I never quite felt as though I fit in or belonged with certain groups of people. The only place I felt I belonged was with my family. But now, for the first time in my life I truly feel like I am a part of something, and that I belong to something important. Thank you for all of your help and taking the time to speak with me, I truly appreciate it.

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