New Theme this Year: Ventures of the Lionhearts

Timeline of the Ventures of the Lionhearts Stories

IN HONOR OF THE BICENTENARY OF THE BIRTH OF THE BÁB Mine Rich in Gems offers a collection of exciting stories. Over 20,000 fearless champions sacrificed for God and The Báb. The Universal House of Justice calls these souls lionhearts. This year, we call our stories Ventures of the Lionhearts,

"The months ahead will also be a time for calling to mind the lives of the Báb’s intrepid followers—heroines and heroes whose faith was expressed in matchless, sacrificial acts that will forever adorn the annals of the Cause. Their qualities of fearlessness, consecration, and detachment from all save God impress themselves upon everyone who learns of their ventures. How striking, too, is the young age at which so many of those lionhearts made their indelible mark on history. During the coming period, may their example give courage to the entire company of the faithful—not least to the youth, who are once more summoned to the vanguard of a movement aimed at nothing less than the transformation of the world.” (excerpt from The Universal House of Justice, Ridván 2018 Message)

Dear friends,

We are excited to have recently kicked off our second year of 19-Day Feast Pages for Kids workbooks! In honor of the bicentenary of the birth of the Báb, we are devoting all 20 issues this year (176 BE) to stories about early believers whose example gives courage to us as we learn more about the Mission of the Báb and Bahá'u'lláh, and the Bahá'í Faith. This year's series of downloadable workbooks is called, “Ventures of the Lionhearts – Heroines and Heroes from the time of the Báb” Download them and the separate Timeline and Map to follow along each month!

Each 19 day workbook includes something for all ages:

  1. Bahá’í quotes and prayers
  2. Lionheart story of the month
  3. Lionheart story, mini-book craft (for younger readers)
  4. Gems Kids Talk with Olinga, Soo, Faizi, and Dorothy
  5. Gems Coloring pages
  6. Gems Word Games, Puzzles, and Brain Teasers
  7. Gems Arts and Crafts
  8. Gems Snacks
  9. Gems Music Suggestions
  10. Bahá’í Fund inspiration

The 20 stories planned for this year are: 

Stories of the Lionhearts Ventures In Honor of the 200th Anniversary of the Birth of the Báb Bicentenary Bahá'í Inspired Creations from Mine Rich in Gems 19 Day Feast Pages for Kids

These pages are lovingly developed every 19 days to support the spiritual education of kids at Feast, in Ruhi children’s classes, junior youth groups, during home visits, and in neighborhoods everywhere.

Use them to:

  • study the featured quotes and prayers
  • get a little history
  • plan ingredients to make a fun snack to serve to others
  • plan materials to make a creative craft or decoration
  • learn a new song and sing it for others
  • put on a skit by reading Gems Kids Talk 

INSPIRING QUALITIES & ACTS OF SERVICE In the Lionheart stories we will look at choices and selfless actions taken by these heroic souls. The Lionhearts gave a message of light in the darkness of prejudice and ignorance growing throughout Persia. They suffered and sacrificed for future generations, desiring with all their hearts to bring about the Age that The Báb promised: A peaceful era of good-will, and a better understanding of the spiritual mission of humankind on the earth. The lionhearts did the acts of service that were necessary for those early days of the Faith. They were not blindly acting. They knew it would take generations of effort to bring about a new world. Now is our time to arise for the betterment of the world, and future generations.  What lionheart acts are asked of us today? What noble qualities will we need? What sacrifices can we make to meet these goals? How will we spend the precious days of our lives?

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 With love,

The Mine Rich in Gems team

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