Bahá'í Teaching Bus Tales essay 5

Quality Quesnel Friends

In May 2018, we parked our bus in the Walmart parking lot of Quesnel, British Columbia. We invited friends to visit us for refreshments and it filled with them five times in two days.

Forbes Campbell was the first to step into our Baha'i teaching bus. We shared tales of our six-years of travel teaching stories and learned of his personal history of driving throughout western Canada, the Yukon and Northwest Territories in a large transport truck sanctioned by the National Spiritual Assembly of Canada. His stories entertained us immensely.

Soon, Sherry Harper-Williams and Alvin called out 'Allah'u'abha' at our front door. They joined us in the bus and shared their experience of working long, hard hours at their respective jobs. Shortly, that small group left.

Later that day, we were blessed with the company of Suzanne Campbell, James Patrick, his wife Xurie and their young daughter and her friend. We talked and sang and were enveloped with a smudge ceremony by James.

The next day, Forbes provided us with breakfast while we enjoyed more elevated conversations. Back at the bus, mid-day, Suzanne returned with more friends, Aubrete Campeau and Benjamin Styles. We enjoyed the laughter-filled energy and hopeful conversations. The friends left us with hearts filled with love and forward-moving energy.

In the early evening, Frank stood outside the bus and was approached by a man walking his dog. He was curious about all the music notes posted on our home. Frank sang the Baha'i Unity song for him and proceeded to engage in a lengthy Fireside with our new friend. He was surprised that we weren't 'pushing' the Baha'i Faith and he admitted that our laid-back approach impressed him. We exchanged contact information and provided him with the website address written on the back of our song booklet. He thanked us for the gift.

That evening, we were comforted in the home of Forbes and Suzanne who offered hospitality in many ways. Our goodnight exchanges with one another were filled with gratitude.