In the 2010 Ridvan message to the Bahá’ís of the world, the Universal House of Justice emphasized how the institute process helps unlock “the potential of local populations to create” the dynamics of community growth. This story shows how a new believer’s involvement in the institute process and connection to the Creative Word has empowered her. The regional seeker response coordinator is helping her to be connected to local friends wherever she moves.
I spoke with __ on the phone. She has already completed Ruhi Book 1 and Book 2 and is fully committed to becoming an active Bahá’í. She has been actively studying the Faith for about 2 years with one of her professors at college, however she had first become attracted to the Faith while she was still in high school. She is especially excited about social and economic development projects. Since she has been involved in Ruhi study circles she has created connections of the heart by memorizing the Writings. She says she is much happier and her life is better. She is now back in another cluster at her parents’s home for the summer and has just started to meet the Bahá’ís there and wants to visit the House of Worship soon. I have informed the cluster core team asking them to be in touch with her and help her become more acquainted with the local friends.