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Unfolding Destiny

  • Author:
  • Shoghi Effendi

  • Source:
  • UK Bahá’í Publishing Trust, 1981 edition
  • Pages:
  • 490
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Pages 235-236

Letter of 5 November 1949

5 November 1949
Summer School Committee
Dear Bahá’í Sister:
Your letter of October 9 was received, and our beloved Guardian has instructed me to answer you on his behalf.
He was very glad to hear the School was such a success this year, and that—a very important factor—it placed no extra burden on the National Fund at this critical juncture.
Next year your School will be held after the end of your Plan, he hopes the victorious end! It would be suitable to hold some kind of review of how the goals were won and to remember the many sacrifices that have been made, for they have been very real and taxed to the uttermost the strength of the servants of Bahá’u’lláh in the British Isles.
Also he feels it would be good to have some course on the Covenant, the force that binds and strengthens the Bahá’í community and holds it together, when so many man-made institutions are disintegrating and going on the rocks of discord and lack of faith.
Likewise, discussion of the future needs of the community should be held. By next Summer you will know better what these are, and can formulate your points to be taken up and considered.
He will pray that a suitable place may be found for the friends to gather.
Every year your school is more representative and successful than the year before, and he feels sure this will continue to be so until that happy day comes when Summer School develops at last into a seat of Bahá’í learning….
[From the Guardian:]
May the Almighty bless your meritorious efforts, guide and sustain you in your activities, enable you to extend continually their range, 236 and contribute to the consolidation of the newly-born institutions of the Faith.
Your true and grateful brother,