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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 63-64

(55) May 12th, 1944

Dear Bahá’í Sister:
Your letters dated March 1st, 25th and March 21st—Bahá’í Naw-Rúz greeting—have been received, and the Guardian has instructed me to answer them on his behalf.
He was very pleased indeed to hear that the Cause in New Zealand is not only steadily progressing but that it is winning such good friends as Rev. Chandler. Also the preparations you are making for the Centenary should serve 64 to not only publicise the Faith, but bring the believers closer to liberal-minded fellow-citizens.
He himself is at present frightfully busy with local preparations for the Centenary and with cables and correspondence—but he wishes you all to know that his thoughts will be with you on this glorious day of the 100th anniversary of the Báb’s declaration, and he will pray for all the New Zealand Bahá’ís in the Holy Shrines.
With most loving greetings and best wishes from the Guardian for the success of all your plans.
Yours with Bahá’í love,
R. Rabbani
P.S. He appreciated very much your sending Naw-Rúz greetings.
[From the Guardian:]
May the Beloved bless your efforts, guide your steps, sustain you in your devoted endeavours, and enable you to promote effectively the best interests of His Faith.
Your true and grateful brother,