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Unfolding Destiny

  • Author:
  • Shoghi Effendi

  • Source:
  • UK Bahá’í Publishing Trust, 1981 edition
  • Pages:
  • 490
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Pages 120-121

Letter of 30 June 1938

30 June 1938
Dear Bahá’í Brother,
I am instructed by the Guardian to acknowledge the receipt of your communication dated May 31st, enclosing two copies of the newly published booklet prepared by the British N.S.A. for teaching purposes, and also the latest issue of the “Bahá’í Journal”, and the report of the Convention proceedings for this year.
He has read with keenest interest and with deep gratification the Annual Report of your Assembly and has been very much impressed indeed by its comprehensiveness, and by your ability in presenting the facts in such a lucid and effective language. He has sent the text to Mr. Holley for reproduction in the next “Bahá’í World”, as an appendix to the International Survey of activities.
Although the range of Bahá’í activities throughout Great Britain during this past year has been considerably restricted as 121 a result of the departure of many travelling and visiting Bahá’í teachers, yet the fact that the friends were, in spite of that and other handicaps, able to maintain the course of their activities constitutes a clear evidence that the English Bahá’í Community is at last able to stand on its own feet, and has sufficient resources, both moral and material, to enable it to carry on, without any external help, the heavy task that has been committed to its charge.
The Guardian wishes you to assure your fellow members on the N.S.A. and through them the friends throughout Great Britain, of his fervent prayers that throughout the course of this new year they may evince such a unity, zeal and renewed consecration to their task as to further demonstrate the strength of their position as a self-supporting and ever-growing national Bahá’í community….
[From the Guardian:]
Wishing you and your dear co-workers the utmost success in your high and meritorious endeavours,
Your true and grateful brother,