9. Opening prayer is a Persian chant of The Tablet of Ahmad 8. "We'll now adjourn to the other room for a short video" 7. The refreshments have turned into dried fruit and iced tea 6. Treasurer pulls out a stack of easy to follow charts on "how to attain our goal" 5. "Please return to the first room for a translation of the video" 4. The children are leafing through the Persian prayer book 3. More people in the kids' room than at consultation 2. Everyb ody is volunteering to read the closing prayer 1. Feast begins exactly at 8....Persian time!
A Bahá'í pioneer was trespassing through the jungle of some tropical country, when suddenly he found himself surrounded by naked men with bones through their noses, waving spears. They tied him up and threw him in a stew-pot, then started piling firewood underneath. Drums sounded. In desperation, the pioneer began reciting the "remover of difficulties" prayer. Suddenly the drumming stopped. One cannibal looked at another and said "Hey guys! I think we've just found the ninth member of our LSA!"