The entrance door to the Shrine of Bahá’u’lláh

(News from Massachusetts – Dorchester and Cambridge, 22 April:)

Dear Friends,

After two days of intensive teaching, we had 4 people verbally declare their belief in Baha’u’llah, 1 adult declaration and 3 youth/junior youth who accepted Baha’u’llah but wanted to consult with their parents.

Here are the statistics from the 2 days!

Dorchester

  • 247 doors were knocked on
  • 74 people wanted return visits
  • 4 declarations

Cambridge

  • 329 doors were knocked on
  • 35 people wanted return visits

Learning 

  • Receptive souls will be willing to hear Anna’s presentation and declare as a result
  • Prayer partner works: some people felt they couldn’t give Anna’s presentation as effectively without having a prayer partner there.
  • Short intro works, “Hi, we’re Baha’is, we’d like to share with you a presentation about the Baha’i Faith. Have you heard of the Baha’i Faith?” And then start the presentation.
  • Conversation tangents may occur but always bring things back to the Faith
  • Instead of “Do you want to join the Baha’i community”, the intention is to ask “Do you believe Baha’u’llah is the Messenger of God for today?”
  • If follow-up is needed, exchange contact information and schedule a specific time

See you all next week!

With much love
the Area Teaching Committee

 (Image reproduced with permission of the Bahá’í International Community)

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