Letter of 14 August 1953
14 August 1953
To an individual believer
Dear Bahá’í Sister:
Perhaps you have been informed by this time that this dear brother and devoted Hand of the Cause has just recently passed to the Abhá Kingdom. Now he will reap the reward of his years of ceaseless and outstanding services to our beloved Faith. He was truly a dedicated soul, and his physical presence will be sadly missed by all the friends. You should be very happy that you have such precious memories to cherish, of his visit; which will always be a source of joy and help to you. No doubt from the invisible worlds, he will continue to assist you in your work.
If it is not possible for you to be among the pioneers who go forth to virgin areas, you must not feel disheartened, but must remember that there must be a strong home-front, as this will aid
The Guardian sends you and your dear husband his loving greetings, and assures you of his prayers on your behalf.
With warm Bahá’í love,
[From the Guardian:]
May the Almighty bless, guide and sustain you, and enable you to promote the best interests of His Faith,
Your true brother,
|1.||Siegfried Schopflocher—known as the “Temple Builder” because of his great contributions to the completion of the first Mashriqu’l-Adhkár of the West, appointed a Hand of the Cause of God in 1952, died in Montreal in 1953. For a review of his “numerous, magnificent services” see The Bahá’í World Vol. XII,664–666, In Memoriam. [ Back To Reference]|