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Old 08-16-2017, 01:14 PM   #201
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Fancy meeting you here, Alexander. I didn't know you moved from Kettering to Akron.
Yes...

Long story---events propelled me...
 
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Old 08-16-2017, 01:16 PM   #202
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2017 -- two months ago at the time of this posting.
Welcome to the Faith...
 
Old 01-19-2018, 06:37 PM   #203
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Were you born a Baha'i or did you become a Baha'i? What year?
I just found the religion the other day on the internet! Love it so far! All is good!
 
Old 01-19-2018, 06:40 PM   #204
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Yay---hang on tight---and pray, a lot :-)
 
Old 01-19-2018, 06:50 PM   #205
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Yay---hang on tight---and pray, a lot :-)
Thank you I plan on praying a lot. I ordered a cool prayer book on Amazon.com

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/18...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
 
Old 01-19-2018, 09:51 PM   #206
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Thank you I plan on praying a lot. I ordered a cool prayer book on Amazon.com

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/18...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Well done, we are here to help if needed and likewise know you can also help us and others.

Regards Tony
 
Old 01-19-2018, 10:35 PM   #207
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Well done, we are here to help if needed and likewise know you can also help us and others.

Regards Tony
Sounds good!
 
Old 04-01-2018, 02:36 PM   #208
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Becoming a Baha'i

My parents were Baha'i. I began the process of becoming a Baha'i when I was born in l945. I learned to say the "23rd Psalm" and the prayer, "Refresh and Gladden My Spirit" when I was a toddler. My mother was the only Baha'i for many miles around. Her only books were a prayer book and Baha'i Scriptures. In 1957, we had enough Baha'is to form a spiritual assembly including my father. I was enrolled into the Faith administratively when I was 15 after several weeks of mandatory lessons on such things as the Dispensation of Baha'u'llah and the Will and Testament of Abdu'l-Baha. To this day I am becoming a Baha'i.
 
Old 04-01-2018, 08:55 PM   #209
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My parents were Baha'i. I began the process of becoming a Baha'i when I was born in l945. I learned to say the "23rd Psalm" and the prayer, "Refresh and Gladden My Spirit" when I was a toddler. My mother was the only Baha'i for many miles around. Her only books were a prayer book and Baha'i Scriptures. In 1957, we had enough Baha'is to form a spiritual assembly including my father. I was enrolled into the Faith administratively when I was 15 after several weeks of mandatory lessons on such things as the Dispensation of Baha'u'llah and the Will and Testament of Abdu'l-Baha. To this day I am becoming a Baha'i.
Great to meet you, yes we are all still trying. Hope to have a chat or two.

Regards Tony
 
Old 04-02-2018, 04:19 AM   #210
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The end of May, 1978 at the age of 27 following a couple of years of intense study of the major religions of the world (and their off shoots), some philosophy, as well as some new age influences. The search for meaning and purpose of life was my initial focus. After reaching a point of recognizing some parallel truths and patterns in them all, and not knowing which direction to go with that realization, I decided to shelve the search for a time. Shortly thereafter, I was introduced to the Baha'i Faith in a small town in western Oregon by a lone street teacher, which lead to several fire sides, further study, and then thanks be to God - Recognition. And thanks be to God for that soul on the street as well.

-LR
 
Old 04-02-2018, 04:57 AM   #211
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I just realized that I had posted previously on this thread. I apologize for the redundancy. -LR
 
Old 04-02-2018, 09:14 AM   #212
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Hi Larry,

Thanks for posting. I would not have seen your story if you had not posted it a second time because I do not have time to search through long threads, given I am on two other forums, and I am constantly busy...

I probably posted my story once here but it was probably almost a year ago, so I am going to post it again, in brief... partly because I think it is very different than most stories.

It seems like most Baha'is embarked upon a search and looked at all the other major religions BEFORE they found Baha'i and became a Baha'i... I did not do that. I was not even interested in religion or God at all and I just found out about Baha'i from my older brother who lived in Port Angeles, WA at that time while I was visiting him on Christmas vacation (I then lived in S. California and was in my first year of college). I do not remember everything that happened, I know I read several books and then decided I believed in Baha'u'llah and signed the card within two weeks. Now about 47 years later I am still a Baha'i; although I have not been an active Baha'i for most of that time, owing to personal problems and personal circumstances I am still inactive, except online.

I post mostly to nonbelievers on forums and they ask me how I could become a Baha'i without first investigating all the other religions but I say that I married my husband three weeks after we met and now 33 years later we are still married... I did not have to go and compare other men... I bought three houses the same way and I still own all of them... Sometimes people just know.

I have since learned more about the other religions and that has confirmed the fact that I did not make a mistake... I just saved myself a lot of work.
 
Old 05-16-2018, 10:25 PM   #213
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Old 05-17-2018, 07:36 PM   #214
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I was brought up in the Episcopal Faith. Was a fairly active church member, but always an ardent lover of God. At age 35, I saw the name Baha'u'llah on the wall at someone's house. I had never seen the name before and asked about it and was given Baha'u'llah and the New Era. Got half way thru the book and knew Baha'u'llah was who I was seeking, even tho I was not aware that I was seeking. I enrolled within a week. Have been becoming a Baha'i ever since 1987. I am always impressed with those who have researched the Faith, and other Faiths and have absorbed all this knowlege. Then after investigating and deliberating, declare. My knowledge of other faiths and deepening in the Baha'i Faith has come slowly over the years. I sometimes think if I had learned what I know now about the Baha'i Faith before becoming Baha'i, I might have been too overwhelmed at what an awesome responsibility it is to try to live a Baha'i life. But I do thank God every day for allowing me to recognize His Word for this time, Baha'u'llah. I can't imagine where I would be without this gift.... disenchanted and adrift.

Loving Baha'i regards,
Becky
 
Old 05-17-2018, 10:47 PM   #215
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What year

1979 I think. Joined Bahá’í Faith in Radnor UK
 
Old 05-17-2018, 10:54 PM   #216
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I come up as "Junior member"? That's funny. Serves me right.
I used to make jokes about youth, pre-youth, post-youth, etc.
 
Old 05-18-2018, 01:30 AM   #217
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I come up as "Junior member"? That's funny. Serves me right.
I used to make jokes about youth, pre-youth, post-youth, etc.
Ha ha Junior member is on amount of posts...that is up to you to change by becoming a regular poster here!

Allah'u'abha and Welcome, great to see you here. You are only a 9hr drive from me. Come and bring the youth, my wife and I need your help here in Normanton

Hope we can catch up. We spent a little time in Townsville in 1986 before heading up to the Tablelands, then pioneered to Normanton, then Cooktown and then back to good old Normanton.

Say Hi to Velda for us.

Regards Tony
 
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