Friday, January 28, 2011

On Returning to Salishan: New visitors shedding reservations

Several teams returned to Salishan.  New visitors found it to be a friendly, attractive neighborhood with many nice people.  Team members stayed alert to people out on the street they could talk to.  One team continued their approach of focusing on engaging in conversation in such a way that they were doing more listening than talking.  People would really open up, so this team only visited four families, but they all have children and jr youth, and are interested in having their children attend the newest Baha'i childrens class.  Another woman is interested in hosting a jr youth group in her mother’s home.  One Baha’i had her first experience visiting folks and although reticent at first, soon became surprised at how easily she shed her reservations.  Another team member shared her learning that “you can just sit down and have a conversation with people.” 
From a Cluster 19 report on our rcent teaching campaign.
Salishan, arguably our first receptive neighborhood, received lots of attention during our recent intensive campaign. -gw

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