Hi everybody. Baha’i youth from all over North America just lived through the amazing experience of the Montreal Baha’i Youth Conference. I was blessed to be a part of the organizing committee for the conference. I was actively involved in the preparation for the conference and even more actively involved in running the show during the entire weekend. I am exhausted and quite happy to have lived this experience. It is just marvelous to me to consider how someone like me who struggles to believe in his own nobility and worth could be so blessed and so confirmed. God just keeps on blessing me. I can’t figure it out. I guess I don’t need to… all I need to do is offer praise. Thanks, God.
First was the opportunity to serve in a capacity that’s familiar to me. I served, and every minute was a joy for me. Even the minutes when I fumed or groaned were joyful. If I were to do it all over again and change only one thing, I would make a point of praying more and dedicating this service to God.
Second was the love, fellowship, and unity I experienced with the youth on the organizing committee. These are truly people I can call my friends. It’s the first time this has happened quite like this, that I’ve suddenly made friends through service. I needed that. I’ve needed that for a long time.
Third was the sense of accomplishment, that even though things were hanging together by a shoestring, we pulled through and gave an excellent conference and an excellent show. People loved it. Things worked out. There were no major goof-ups. It was a success. It feels good to be able to say that.
What have I learned?
I am a lovable and capable servant of God. God gave me this conference as a gift, as a token of his unconditional love for me. And man… if God believes in me so much, what right have I not to?
ok, enough of that. now go see the photos!