To Climb A Mountain
The life of a young pioneer
To Climb a Mountain is a heart-warming true story of a young man’s journey from the joyous abandonment of childhood, through the turbulence of adolescence, then his final emergence as a recreated human being. Michael Conway meets his challenges of growing up with a probing intent to exploit all of life for its lessons.
Against the backdrop of his parents’ acceptance of the Bahá'í Faith and the accompanying change in purpose and driving goals for the young family, Mike’s story portrays the maturing of a young man coming to terms with his own purpose in life and determined to pursue it at all costs. His life looms as one of extraordinary courage and heroism.
Author: Florence Conway.
Format: Softcover book, 80 pages.
Publisher: Bahá'í Publications Australia, 2011.
What is the Junior Youth Programme?
The Junior Youth Spiritual Empowerment Programme is a three-year programme for 12-15 year-olds which fosters a positive transition from childhood to adolescence. Participants in the programme are supported to appreciate their own inherent nobility and dignity; the inherent nobility and dignity of every human being; and the capacity each has to contribute to the betterment of humanity and to an ever-advancing, spiritually and materially prosperous civilization. Junior youth are supported in the development of their power of analysis and expression, as well as their ability to think, speak and act in ways that are coherent with a sound moral framework, through exploration of important concepts embedded in engaging stories. They also learn to identify the needs of their community and find ways to respond to these needs, through increasingly complex and meaningful acts of service. Purposeful social, sport and artistic activities also constitute a key element of the programme.
Junior youth engage in the programme by joining or forming a junior youth group. A group often comprises 5-10 young people in a given locality who usually meet at least weekly to participate in the various aspects of the programme. Central to the advancement of understanding is the exploration of key concepts contained in a series of study modules. In its entirety, this series of study can provide young people with the elements of a conceptual framework that can guide their choices and actions as they mature into adults.
Other Junior Youth Group modules
Breezes of Confirmation (11-12 yo)
Glimmerings of Hope (11-12 yo)
Spirit of Faith (11-12 yo)
Thinking About Numbers (11-12 yo)
Human Temple (12-13 yo)
Learning About Excellence (12-13 yo)
Power of the Holy Spirit (12-13 yo)
Observations and Insights
Drawing on the Power of the Word (13-14 yo)
Walking the Straight Path (13-14 yo)