Boys and Girls Association

Grow Spiritually

The Boys and Girls Association seeks to convey the joy of faith to and to help the members grow spiritually. The association is for boys and girls fifteen years of age and younger.

The goal of each member is explicitly stated in the Boys and Girls Association

Pledge:

“I am a member of the Tenrikyo Boys and Girls Association; I will be faithful to the teachings of God the Parent; devote myself to hinokishin; help others at all times; and strive to become a good Yoboku.”

To help members understand and put into practice the elements of the pledge, the following goal has been established. Appreciate being kept alive by God the Parent and savor the joy of living.

Things members can do: 

1) Pray to God the Parent.

2) Study the teachings.

3) Learn the dance and musical instruments for the service.

4) Practice early rising, honesty, and working selflessly.

5) Make my parents happy.

6) Get along with others and help others.

7) Speak politely.

8) Take good care of things.

Districts throughout the United States and Canada sponsor activities such conventions, camps, fife and drum corps activities, overnight stays at churches, hinokishin activities in local communities, and practice of the dance and the musical instruments for the service. Please contact your local districts for upcoming events.

If you are truly of a mind to save others, there is no need for the persuasion of God.

Ofudesaki III:32

If you lead your life in joy each day, truth will prevail.

Osashizu, July 15, 1901

All of you throughout the world are brothers and sisters. There should be no one called an outsider.

Ofudesaki XIII:43
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