We are delighted to be witness to the increase in participation that has occurred this month during our Participation Campaign! As of this date, there has been a 13% increase in the number of contributions during this same time period last April. Surely we are helping to create the ocean of oneness envisioned by Bahá'u'lláh. The National Assembly’s gratitude for your contributions to the Fund is limitless.
"The universal participation of the believers in every aspect of the Faith -- in contributing to the Fund, in teaching, deepening, living the Bahá'í life, administering the affairs of the community, and, above all, in the life of prayer and devotion to God -- will endow the Bahá'í community with such strength that it can overcome the forces of spiritual disintegration which are engulfing the non-Bahá'í world, and can become an ocean of oneness that will cover the face of the planet."
(The Universal House of Justice, Messages 1963 to 1986, p. 179)