Wednesday, March 05, 2008

On Baha'i Declarations During the Consolidation Phase: As best as I can remember, they are our 52 and 53rd enrollments since November


Excerpted from the latest post to teaching.bahai.us.-gw

Dear friends:
So much has been going on that we haven't written for awhile. But since we had such a wonderful Feast tonight with the new friends reading most of the writings and the Fast is upon us now it seems like a good time to send this note. We have had two more enrollments in the last week or so. One is the younger sister two of our new friends. Another is the granddaughter of long-time community members. As best I can remember, they are our 52nd and 53rd enrollment since November.

These enrollments come as the Savannah Area cluster learns we have been elevated to the status of an "A" cluster and we start to plan for our Intensive Program of Growth. We are already working hard to consolidate our recent gains as we should be so as you can imagine opportunity abounds for the friend here. As always we beseech all the friends to keep our new enrollments and their families, as well as our nascent "A" cluster, in your prayers.
Alláh’u’Abhá, Michael

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5 comments:

Barmak Kusha said...

With all these amazing happenings in the US, and no doubt elsewhere on the globe, methinks the Ridvan message from the Universal House of Justice in April is going to be amazing!!! Already, back in October when my wife and I were on pilgrimage, during at least one of the evening talks, the International Counselors reported on "little explosions" of declarations in long-dormant parts of the Baha'i world. Now, we see that these things can happen here, yes, even here in North America! But of course, we know they must and will!!

George Wesley Dannells said...

Barmak, you are a man after my own heart! You're feeling it, too. Next year when my wife and I go on pilgrimage I fully expect that the Counselors will be talking about how those explosions have become so steady, that what we will be hearing will be like the roar of a racing engine running on all cylinders.

Barmak Kusha said...

:))) And you have touched my heart bro! BTW, they also mentioned: that clusters were having to stop IPG expansion phases early due to the large numbers of new Baha'is, just like we are having to do now in the US!

And where were some of these places where explosions were occurring as early as last fall? Places as diverse as Phillipines; Baku, Azerbaijan; and Bangui, Central African Republic!!! I'll look at my notes tonight and give more details...especially since there were places in the "developed" world too...

Barmak Kusha said...

P.S. And may your feet bring back the sweet fragrance of the Holy Land for all to imbibe.... :)

George Wesley Dannells said...

I will look forward to hearing more from your notes. The Reflections on Growth letters from the International Teaching Centre have been a wonderful source for news of these "explosions."