Good Cheer for Ayyam-i-Ha

Baha’i children in the NW Portland neighborhood undertook a service project during Ayyam-i-Ha at the end of February. They visited neighbors in their street, shared basic information and a flyer on Ayyam-i-Ha with each neighbor, and requested donations of canned and non-perishable foods for the Oregon Food Bank.Despite the cold weather and rain, they managed to visit over 20 neighbors and collected 50 items which were donated to the Oregon Food Bank.

Along with their family, they also created a 9-sided cookie temple inspired by the Brilliant Star Bahá’í children’s magazine. It was a fun-filled weekend of service and good cheer for the entire family.

On the last day of Ayyam-i-Ha, the children shared the concept of this Bahá’í holy day and a quote from the Bahá’í Writings plus pictures of their weekend activities with their 4th grade class at school.

“It behoveth the people of Baha, throughout these days, to provide good cheer for themselves, their kindred and, beyond them, the poor and needy, and with joy and exultation to hail and glorify their Lord, to sing His praise and magnify His Name.” — Baha’u’llah