This brief report from a regional seeker response specialist about his conversation with a new believer highlights there are so many ways in which people can hear about the Faith and reach out to the Bahá’ís. And once they do, the local friends and the core activities play a key role both before and after their declaration.
I spoke with __ today, and she was very enthusiastic about the Faith. She first heard about the Bahá’í Faith when it was mentioned on a television interview by Jesse Ventura, the former governor of Minnesota, while he was in Mexico.
So __ looked up the Bahá’ís in the Yellow Pages and found a listing. She is in contact with several local believers, attends devotional gatherings held at a library, has completed Ruhi Book 1 and is part way through Book 2.
She stated, “I was looking for this for 10 years, something promoted peace and unity in the world. The more I study the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh, the more I feel Bahá’u’lláh’s presence.”