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High Endeavours: Messages to Alaska

  • Author:
  • Various

  • Source:
  • Alaska, 1976 edition
  • Pages:
  • 79
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Pages 15-16

(10) February 9, 1953

(10) February 9, 1953
The Bahá’í Community of Anchorage.
Dear Bahá’í Friends:
Your loving letter of January 7th, expressing appreciation of the action of the beloved Guardian in arranging for Rúhíyyih Khánum, accompanied by the Vice-President of the International Council, Amelia Collins, to be present at the All-America Teaching Conference and the dedication of the Mashriqu’l-Adhkár in Chicago, has been received by him. He has asked me to acknowledge receipt of your letter on his behalf.
The Guardian feels that the four forthcoming Conferences are the most important gatherings ever held in the Faith to date.
The Conferences will bring together representatives of the entire Bahá’í World, representing twelve national communities, made up of numerous racial and religious backgrounds.
The purpose of the Conferences will be the world-wide propagation of the Faith. They will lay the foundations of the service of the Bahá’ís of the world for the great ten year Crusade ahead—which, God willing, will be consummated in the fulfillment of the prophecies of Daniel, and the achievement of the initial goals set by ‘Abdu’l-Bahá in the Tablets of the Divine Plan, whereby the world will be flooded with the Glory of the Lord. 16
The Guardian attaches great importance to the Conference to be held in Wilmette, and he sincerely hopes as many of the believers as possible will attend.
The Guardian will pray at the Shrines for the friends in Anchorage.
With warm Bahá’í greetings,
Leroy Ioas
Assistant Secretary