I grew up in the Baha’i Faith and was always an active, devoted believer. But I didn’t appreciate the transformative power of the Faith until I had the privilege to serve at the Baha’i World Center in Haifa, Israel. My time there was challenging on every level—physically, emotionally, and spiritually. The difficulties and obstacles I experienced there tested my faith in ways that I never could have imagined, nor sufficiently describe here. Yet, through these tests, my faith was strengthened and purified. I learned to love my self again through loving and serving others. And by learning to love my self, my life was transformed.