In this issue:
Vol 16, Issue 6
Your generous contributions support many activities and programs that are transforming the world. To fully support the growing expansion and consolidation efforts taking place throughout the country, the National Spiritual Assembly has proposed a $38 million Fund goal for 2019.
From the Ridvan message: “The months ahead will also be a time for calling to mind the lives of the Báb’s intrepid followers—heroines and heroes whose faith was expressed in matchless, sacrificial acts that will forever adorn the annals of the Cause. Their qualities of fearlessness, consecration, and detachment from all save God impress themselves upon everyone who learns of their ventures.” The House of Justice goes on to say, “This, then, is our bright, bright hope. In the six cycles that lie between this Ridván and the next bicentenary—indeed, throughout the remaining three years of the current Plan—let the same all-consuming, all-surpassing love that spurred the Báb’s disciples to the diffusion of the divine light inspire you to great deeds.”
Your support will enable a variety of endeavors, including the hopeful dispatch of 700 homefront pioneers, renting or purchasing training properties, and continuing the study and work toward building communities. The National Spiritual Assembly has confidence in the friends to reach this goal, as you have exemplified your sense of sacrifice and generosity-- in the 2017-18 fiscal year, there has been a 5 percent increase in participation!
The Treasurer of the National Spiritual Assembly invites all Treasurers and their assistants from Local Spiritual Assemblies, Regional Bahá'í Councils, and Regional Training Institutes to the National Treasurers' Forum. In addition to the Treasurers and their assistants, we encourage all members of the aforementioned Institutions to register and attend. It's time to gather nationally as stewards of the Funds, the lifeblood of the Cause, to talk about how to hasten the advent of Bahá’u’lláh's civilization and the crucial role the Funds play in building it. Let's learn from each other, reflect with each other, and pray together. We'll see you September 20-22, 2018 (plan to arrive Sept 19 for check-in beginning at 4:00pm) in Evanston, IL, in the shadow of the Mother Temple of the West. We are happy to provide the registration link here:
**Registrations are going fast and we encourage treasurers to sign up right away!**