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Old 11-07-2016, 05:30 AM   #1
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Hello

I am 59 yr male married 35yr been Baha'i from aged 13yr. served on one S.A. on and off for 20yrs. Now an isolated Baha'i, though my wife is a Baha'i.
My interests are:[LIST]
Meditation
Belief
Family
Marriage
and more will be revealed by conversations
 
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Old 11-07-2016, 06:56 AM   #2
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wellcome to the forum dear new friend
I get happy whenever someone new joins us here. I wish we all can be good friends for each other.
waiting to see posts from you.
 
Old 11-07-2016, 07:36 AM   #3
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Welcome, Rob. These forums are a great way to stay connected with a Baha'i family! It is my lifeline in Oklahoma where I am alone in my Faith.

Loving regards,
Becky
 
Old 11-07-2016, 10:05 AM   #4
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Hello and welcome on the forum !
 
Old 11-07-2016, 12:43 PM   #5
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I am 59 yr male married 35yr been Baha'i from aged 13yr. served on one S.A. on and off for 20yrs. Now an isolated Baha'i, though my wife is a Baha'i.
My interests are:[LIST]
Meditation
Belief
Family
Marriage
and more will be revealed by conversations
Cead mile failte Rob
 
Old 11-07-2016, 02:22 PM   #6
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Hello, Rob!
 
Old 11-07-2016, 09:15 PM   #7
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Hello Rob great to meet you. We have also been Isolated Bahai's most of our Baha'i Journey and look forward to many a chat.

I hope you are well and happy.

Love your way from my Wife Annette and me. 😊
 
Old 11-07-2016, 09:28 PM   #8
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Thanks Tony
Looking forward to the discussions.
 
Old 11-07-2016, 10:03 PM   #9
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Thanks Tony
Looking forward to the discussions.
As I am as well, thank you.

I just turned 58 in October, my wife turned 60 in August. My wife and I married in 1980 while I was in the Australian Army. My wife found the Faith and we became Bahai in 1984 and went homefront pioneering in 1986. Amazing and funny story as to where we settled.

Things went a bit pear shaped in 1997 and we lost our Pioneering post. We pionered to another remote locality but by 2001 we being imature parted after 21 years of Marriage and divorved in 2005.

Then from 2001 to 2016 we watched a lot of water flow under the bridge and found each other again and remarried in August this year. We wonder why we did not make it, as we are really Soul Connected...? Thus next year we have decided we will celebrate our 22nd year of marriage A little vacation between!

Another twist was that when we remarried we immediatly returned to our first Pioneering Post 19 years nearly to the month after we first left.

Thus still very remote. We live 690km West of Cairns a City and 500km North of Mt Isa a large country mining town. We hope this time that we have given a challenge to the city Baha'is to make sacrafice to support the teaching effort.

Where we live will grow a Baha'i Community if supoort is forthcomming. This was an issue in the 90's, no support and we know the Faith requires this Unity of effort.

The good thing now is that my wife and I can not be parted, the unity has been found and the place we live can no longer drive us away, Baha'u'llah has gifted us both much strength of Faith and purpose and we are here for the long haul. (GOD loves Laughter, he he )

That is a short Intro, hope to hear a bit of your story.

Allah'u'abha and regards Tony

Last edited by tonyfish58; 11-07-2016 at 10:08 PM.
 
Old 11-08-2016, 01:47 AM   #10
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Welcome Rob

There is no such thing as an isolated Baha'i any more, unless you live in deepest Amazonia.

There is always someone in your neighbourhood who loves humanity and is willing to engage in a process of walking a path of service. True isolation means that we are unwilling to find that soul. As Baha'is we are always willing and therefore never really isolated

Kam
 
Old 11-08-2016, 01:56 AM   #11
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Welcome Rob

There is no such thing as an isolated Baha'i any more, unless you live in deepest Amazonia.

There is always someone in your neighbourhood who loves humanity and is willing to engage in a process of walking a path of service. True isolation means that we are unwilling to find that soul. As Baha'is we are always willing and therefore never really isolated

Kam
Well done Kam a great Frame of Reference dear friend, will add that to my thoughts and actions.

P/S When will you bring your Family to Normanton, it has no one with your Skills and needs one urgently. You and Your family would be a great bonus, I know you will be welcome.

Mate no Isolation here

Regards Tony
 
Old 11-08-2016, 03:37 AM   #12
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Thank you

Good to have that positive thought tank you kam.
 
Old 11-08-2016, 10:16 AM   #13
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Greetings Rob,

Welcome to Bahá'í Forums.

A number of users here are clearly longstanding Bahá'ís from around the world that have command of the English language. So hopefully you should enjoy the experience because everyone is equal here.

It is generally a positive independent environment because it allows all the users here to see the Faith from the perspective of believers, independent believers, supporters, investigators and critics alike in an genuine open environment. Personally I welcome such an environment from the confines of one narrow-minded view because it brings with it a welcomed degree of honesty from all users.

Earth
 
Old 11-08-2016, 10:28 AM   #14
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Thank you Earth.
I think you touch on a favour subject of mine consultation. A thread which I will probably start or comment on later.
 
Old 11-08-2016, 01:31 PM   #15
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As I am as well, thank you.

I just turned 58 in October, my wife turned 60 in August. My wife and I married in 1980 while I was in the Australian Army. My wife found the Faith and we became Bahai in 1984 and went homefront pioneering in 1986. Amazing and funny story as to where we settled.

Things went a bit pear shaped in 1997 and we lost our Pioneering post. We pionered to another remote locality but by 2001 we being imature parted after 21 years of Marriage and divorved in 2005.

Then from 2001 to 2016 we watched a lot of water flow under the bridge and found each other again and remarried in August this year. We wonder why we did not make it, as we are really Soul Connected...? Thus next year we have decided we will celebrate our 22nd year of marriage A little vacation between!

Another twist was that when we remarried we immediatly returned to our first Pioneering Post 19 years nearly to the month after we first left.

Thus still very remote. We live 690km West of Cairns a City and 500km North of Mt Isa a large country mining town. We hope this time that we have given a challenge to the city Baha'is to make sacrafice to support the teaching effort.

Where we live will grow a Baha'i Community if supoort is forthcomming. This was an issue in the 90's, no support and we know the Faith requires this Unity of effort.

The good thing now is that my wife and I can not be parted, the unity has been found and the place we live can no longer drive us away, Baha'u'llah has gifted us both much strength of Faith and purpose and we are here for the long haul. (GOD loves Laughter, he he )

That is a short Intro, hope to hear a bit of your story.

Allah'u'abha and regards Tony
I turned 54 today
 
Old 11-12-2016, 12:17 PM   #16
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I am 59 yr male married 35yr been Baha'i from aged 13yr. served on one S.A. on and off for 20yrs. Now an isolated Baha'i, though my wife is a Baha'i.
My interests are:[LIST]
Meditation
Belief
Family
Marriage
and more will be revealed by conversations
Welcome Rob here is a forum for the love of God. read the Baha'i writings the Christian writings especially the Holy Quran, absorb the truths, live a life of service, blessings to you.
 
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