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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 99-101

To the Local Spiritual Assembly of Hyogo-ken (prefecture]

[Letter of January 2, 1956]

It is indeed a great privilege for the Bahá’ís of Japan, so remote from the Holy Land, to have two of their most devoted teachers come to Haifa on pilgrimage; and he (the Guardian) feels sure that they will carry back to the work in that important Center in the Pacific area a fresh impetus and a new inspiration.
It is also a source of great satisfaction to him that dear Fujita has returned to serve here. It brings the Japanese believers even closer to the International Center to have a representative of their nation working for the Cause at its World Center.
He assures you all that he will pray for the success, not only of the work in Hyogo-ken, but throughout Japan, and urges you and your co-workers to persevere in the face of every obstacle.
(signed by Leroy Ioas)
(in the Guardian’s handwriting)
May the Almighty remove all obstacles from your path, enable you to lend a great impetus to the onward march of His Faith, and contribute to the consolidation of His institutions.
Your true brother, Shoghi
(January 2, 1956) 100
[Photograph with the following caption:]
The first International Teaching Conference in Nikko, Japan, 1955. Mr. Fujita is holding the frame containing the “Greatest Name”. Hand of the Cause Mr. Khádem, who was the Guardian’s representative, is behind Mr. Fujita. Miss Alexander is holding the picture of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá. This conference marked a turning point in the Bahá’í Faith in Asia, especially in Japan. 101