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Arohanui: Letters from Shoghi Effendi to New Zealand

  • Author:
  • Shoghi Effendi

  • Source:
  • Bahá’í Publishing Trust of Suva, Fiji Islands, 1982 edition
  • Pages:
  • 104
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Pages 21-22

(12) August 25th, 1926

Dear Spiritual Sister:
Shoghi Effendi wishes me to acknowledge the receipt of your letter dated June 14th 1926, and also thank, through you, the Auckland friends for their kind contribution.
He wishes me to assure you and them of his earnest prayers. He hopes that through your constant endeavours the Cause will progress rapidly in that city and make the spirit of the movement permeate throughout the land. Though your number is still comparatively small yet through divine guidance and the Master’s ever wakeful spirit you will soon add many to your group and make of it a power for goodness which will attract all attention.
With best wishes and kindest greetings I remain,
Yours ever sincerely,
Ruhi Afnan
[From the Guardian:]
My dear fellow-worker:
I am touched by this expression of the loyalty and devotion 22 of the Auckland Bahá’ís whose welfare, and spiritual advancement are the object of my earnest and constant prayer. I shall devote it to further the interests of the Cause in ways that are dearest and nearest to my heart. I shall supplicate the Almighty that strength and wisdom may be given you to face and overcome the obstacles and trials that you will inevitably encounter in future. The end is glorious if we only persevere.
Your true brother,