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Japan Will Turn Ablaze!

  • Author:
  • Various

  • Source:
  • Bahá’í Publishing Trust of Japan, 1992 revised edition
  • Pages:
  • 113
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Pages 78-79

[Letter of March 5, 1931]

To Mr. Tokujiro Torii
I am directed by Shoghi Effendi to write and express his great pleasure over the receipt of your kind and happy letter of January 2.
He was very happy to hear from you, to learn that you are well and increasingly enthusiastic about the Bahá’í Faith. He prays from the bottom of his heart that the Almighty may help and strengthen you to render valuable services to the Cause of Bahá’u’lláh and also to assist the cause of the blind which is in itself a great Bahá’í service.
He deeply regrets that you are handicapped by your early loss of eyesight, but a spiritual light illuminates and guides you and through it, he hopes you will become a channel to His Grace.
It is unfortunate that despite the eager and persistent endeavors of our devoted sister Miss Agnes Alexander, no permanent and thriving centre has yet been established in Japan. But he trusts that soon a special endeavor will be made to establish an active group who will be able to translate the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh and make them known to the people of Japan.
With the assurance of Shoghi Effendi’s affection and prayers for you, also to Miss Alexander, and of his hope that you will someday come to Haifa.
(signed by Soheil Afnan) 79
(in the Guardian’s handwriting)
With the assurance of my fervent prayers at the Shrine of Bahá’u’lláh for your happiness, your success and spiritual advancement.
Your true brother, Shoghi
(March 5, 1931)