Thursday, April 17, 2014

At age 15 he asked, "Where do I begin if I'm taking this [spiritual search] seriously?"

Kevin recently filled out the “contact us” form on and shared a little about his spiritual search. 

I'm 15 years old. Yes, I know I'm young. Not too young, however, to find my spirituality. I've been sick for the past 2 or 3 years of my life. Nearly died of malnutrition, and it really made me rethink a lot about my life. I searched for answers as to what I would expect to find come the time I die, and as you probably know, there are a TON of answers. But I found an article on Baha'i, and nothing has clicked so well in my head before. It made sense. I've researched a lot, but I need help [getting started] . . .

 Right away, a regional response coordinator contacted Kevin, and quickly, Kevin wrote back.

Thank you soooooo much for replying. I'm really looking for answers and I think I'm finding some people who can help me out. So again, thank you. 

I've actually started reading some Baha'i texts. Downloaded tons of eBooks of the writings by Bahá'u'lláh, `Abdu'l-Bahá, and The Universal House of Justice. Which is great! It really is! But it’s a lot to take in, especially by myself. 

I'm sorry to continue to bother you but where should I start? What do I need to start doing? What should I know going into everything? So many questions... All just kind of saying: Where do I begin if I'm taking this seriously? 
 Any help is appreciated.

Two days later, new contact was made with Kevin and it was learned that he is already saying his Obligatory Prayers.  Recently, another communication was received from Kevin . . . 

Hi... So I feel really bad typing this, but I had yet another  . . . crisis this morning, likely brought on by food poisoning. Turns out the left over sweet and sour chicken in the fridge tasted kind of funny for a reason . . . so I don't really have the opportunity to make any phone calls, nor do I really feel good enough. 

But believe me, I've been praying. I love to praise God, and I've been meditating daily, as well as reading some of the text. God is doing something, that's for sure. The fact I'm alive is honestly... impressive. Doctors are impressed. This is just my trial I guess. I'll get through it, and even if I don't I'm not scared. Because I actually have a good idea of what to expect . . . 

Kevin was connected to the Bahais near him and is now enrolled into the community.

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