The following email was sent by a local treasurer to his community, following the recent Feast letter from our National Treasurer. We found it an inspiring display of what can be accomplished when teaching and the Fund come together in unity and thought we would share parts of it with you:
Our community is growing in exciting ways with the tremendous support of the believers, and this was stated also by the youth who are volunteering full time to raise community standards with the healing message of Bahá’u’lláh. With both manpower and financial resources, we are working with the youth and junior youth to help empower them to successfully teach the Bahá’í virtues which will "turn this nether world into a paradise.” The Assembly has agreed to support the youth/junior youth above and beyond the budget previously adopted. In fact the entire budget for the year has already been contributed, and the Assembly is going beyond that amount to support the local youth every month with their needful expenses so that they can do the work they are doing every day. In addition, Bahá’ís from outside the local area are supporting the Local Fund with contributions.
The National Treasurer sent a letter to the Feast last night stating that the National Fund is in about the same place as it was last year at this time. We achieved the goal last year, so let us work to achieve the goals again this year even though we are so far behind at the national level. May the Bahá’ís of the United States blow the top off the National Fund chart as it looks like we are going to do at the local level."