BARBADOS – Shirley Yarbrough Ishmael

This video clip of Shirley Yarbrough was taken from an interview by Linda Cicada and Oma Richmond in 1994-5 during their teaching/taping trip with the Paccassi’s, recording  memories from the formation stage of the Baha’i Faith in our area.

Shirley Yarbrough was a member of the Teaching Team sent from the United States to participate in the first Mass Teaching Project in the Caribbean which was held in Barbados in 1971.  She loved the Island and returned the following year as a pioneer for the Baha’i Faith.

Shirley obtained a job as a music teacher, later marring Carl Ishmael. As of this date (2013) she still lives in Barbados.

Her service to the Faith includes being an Auxiliary Board Member, serving on committees and several National Spiritual Assemblies.