Vol 15, Issue 2

Update and call to action

Dearly loved fellow co-workers in the Cause of God,

We greet you warmly and hope you are having a blessed and joyous beginning of the spring season and the new year! We wanted to give you an update on the status of the National Fund and ask you to please share this information with the believers in your community.

We have been heartened and excited to see that this fiscal year we surpassed our third quarter goal for the first time and the friends have been making great efforts to sacrifice for the National Fund throughout the year. We have noticed a pattern the past few weeks that has caused some concern. Contributions to the National Fund have slowed. With only a few short weeks until April 30th and the National Fund goal deadline, we wanted to appeal to you to please share with the friends the importance of continuing sacrificial contributions now more than ever. We are in the home stretch, but we have not yet reached the finish line and we have $2.3 million yet to be raised by April 30th.

Friends, your generosity of spirit and devotion to the Cause of Baha'u'llah and the advancement of society has brought the National Fund so far. We are assured that your generous hearts will continue to assist in the bringing forward of a newly-ordered society, one in which each human being may live out the nobility created in them by God.

"The aim is to learn about how to participate in the material affairs of society in a way that is consistent with the divine precepts and how, in practical terms, collective prosperity can be advanced through justice and generosity, collaboration and mutual assistance." (The Universal House of Justice, March 1, 2017)

With loving Baha'i greetings,

Office of the Treasurer