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High Endeavours: Messages to Alaska

  • Author:
  • Various

  • Source:
  • Alaska, 1976 edition
  • Pages:
  • 79
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(13) August 5, 1953

(13) August 5, 1953
Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of Anchorage
Dear Bahá’í Friends:
The Beloved Guardian has asked me to write the Friends of Alaska on his behalf, and explain to them that he is following very closely their activities in Alaska.
He attaches the very greatest importance to the services which are being rendered by the Bahá’ís in that land.
The future of Alaska is so important that he has set as one of the goals of the Ten Year Crusade, the establishment of a National Spiritual Assembly in Alaska, notwithstanding its present or future political relationship with the United States.
This great gift which has come to Alaska likewise calls for great sacrifice and service. The Guardian feels the Bahá’ís of Alaska fully realize the heavy responsibilities devolving upon them and will arise with a superhuman effort to spread the Faith throughout the length and breadth of the country. He will welcome advice of the opening up of new cities and centers throughout Alaska, which will lay the foundation stones on which the future National Assembly can be built. The only way this can be done is for the Friends to “scatter” as the Master foretold, and settle in new cities, areas, etc.
A copy of this letter is being sent to the American National Spiritual Assembly, so that they might assist the friends of Alaska to fulfill their spiritual mission and help their country attain its spiritual destiny.
Please send a copy of this appeal of the Guardian to each Believer in Alaska.
The Beloved Guardian sends his loving greetings to each and every one of the Bahá’ís in Alaska. He assures you of his prayers at the Holy Shrine in your behalf, that every obstacle may be removed from your paths, as you prosecute this sacred mission.
Faithfully yours,
Leroy Ioas
Assistant Secretary