The first post of the new Gregorian year is the report on our wonderful trip to the 2010 Louisiana Bahá’í school, at Bogue Chitto State Park.
Juliet and I drove there from Houston with our youngest son Alek and his friend Azi.
We had a fantastic time, and were able to renew our friendship with Diane and Kenny Broussard, as well as meeting many new friends from Louisiana and surrounding states. It was the best conference I have attended, although also the smallest, the warm and loving Louisiana Bahá’ís, just welcomed all the visitors and made everyone feel totally at home.
The committee had organized a great program for all ages.
For the adults it was a study of “Revelation & Social Reality. Learning to Translate What is Written into Reality”, lead by Aghdas & Timothy Alford.
Also thanks to the efforts of many volunteers there were programs for the youth, junior youth, and children.
Juliet and I had the opportunity to share two craft projects over the weekend (details of these in later posts), and throughout many contributed their musical talents, to the Devotionals. The” talent evening”, saw, singing, dancing, gymnastics and even a soccer demonstration.We were also able to buy a copy of a new photo book, “Hasten Forth”, by Gigi Alford and her husband Anis Mungapen. There will be a review of the book in a later post.
I cannot end without mentioning Paul who led the effort in the kitchen and ensured that everyone was more than adequately fed all weekend, including a traditional New Year’s Day Lunch. (Despite being under the weather).
As is always the case it is not possible to be everywhere or to acknowledge everyone specifically, but I cannot speak highly enough about the committee, all the volunteers, and community members who made this such a memorable event.
If you live in the South Central Region, you should consider this school for next year.
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Thanks to Alek Timmons for the photographs, I believe a larger selection will be posted on the school's web site in the near future.