Over 3,500 youth are now engaged to some degree with the processes of growth in the country. Of these, at least 1,200 are involved in the institute process, with over half that number having arisen as active servants of the Cause, hosting devotional gatherings, teaching children’s classes, animating junior youth groups and serving as tutors. The junior youth programme has almost doubled in size, growing from 190 junior youth groups involving 1140 participants of whom 730 were friends of the Faith at the Plan’s outset, to a current 295 junior youth groups, with 2190 participants of whom 1800 are from the wider community. Indeed, it was this increase that in turn propelled the work with youth, ensuring that the necessary resources for the spiritual education of this population were available. As we think of the almost 8,000 youth, junior youth and children who are engaged in studying and applying the Revelation of Bahá’u’lláh, our thoughts must also turn to their families, their teachers, their friends, who are all coming under its transforming influence.