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Letter of 15 June 1942
15 June 1942
To Rowland Estall1
Dear Bahá’í Brother:
He was very happy to hear from you. He has been following your activities, through various reports, with deep interest, and the news of the formation of a Spiritual Assembly in Winnipeg this spring greatly cheered him. This is, indeed, a victory of major importance to the Seven Year Plan, and more particularly to the Faith in Canada.
The progress which the Canadian believers, so few, relatively, in numbers, have been making is truly remarkable, and the Guardian hopes that this year they will succeed in doing twice as much as last year! This year is, he feels, the most important one as upon its success and failures depends the entire Plan’s success or failure. Of course, needless to say, the Guardian is not envisaging the possibility of failure at all. But the great drive forward towards our goal must be mainly carried on this year, as there will still be a great deal of consolidation work needed to round off what has already been accomplished.
With Bahá’í greetings,
Yours in His service,
P.S. He thanks you for the photograph you enclosed of yourself, which he was pleased to receive.
[From the Guardian:]
Dear and valued co-worker:
I deeply appreciate the strenuous efforts you are so devotedly exerting for the furtherance of our beloved Faith. I will continue to pray for you from the depths of my heart. Persevere in your noble efforts, and rest assured that the Beloved will richly bless your high and valued endeavours.
Your true and grateful brother,
|1.||Rowland Estall—a founding member of the Montreal youth group, homefront pioneer to Vancouver and Winnipeg, served on the National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of Canada (1948–1972), the Auxiliary Board (1954–63), and as a Counsellor for the Americas for several years in the Caribbean beginning 1973, passed away in 1993. [ Back To Reference]|