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Letter of 22 April 1939
22 April 1939
To Howard Colby Ives1
Dear Mr. Ives,
He was also considerably rejoiced to know that Mr. and Mrs. Robarts,2 for whom you had asked his special prayers in your last letter, have joined the Toronto Bahá’í Community, and are progressing so well spiritually. He will continue to remember them
The Guardian wishes me to take this opportunity of assuring you also of his best wishes for the success of your efforts in connection with your projected book on the Cause—which production, he hopes, will soon be completed and ready for publication, and will, through its circulation, help in further reinforcing the teaching work throughout the States.
May Bahá’u’lláh bless your painstaking and devoted exertions in His path, and fulfil your heart’s highest aspirations in service to His Faith.
With the season’s warmest greetings,
Yours most sincerely,
[From the Guardian:]
Wishing you ever-increasing success in your incessant and highly meritorious labours for the spread of the Faith and the consolidation of its institutions,
Your true brother,
|1.||Howard Colby Ives—a former Unitarian minister, this
believer published Portals to Freedom and The Song Celestial,
died in 1941. See The Bahá’í World |
|2.||John and Audrey Robarts—John was a member of the National Spiritual Assembly from 1948–53. In 1953 they became Knights of Bahá’u’lláh when they pioneered to Bechuanaland. In 1957 John Robarts was appointed a Hand of the Cause of God. He passed away in Rawdon, Quebec in 1991. See The Bahá’í World Vol. XX, In Memoriam. [ Back To Reference]|