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High Endeavours: Messages to Alaska

  • Author:
  • Various

  • Source:
  • Alaska, 1976 edition
  • Pages:
  • 79
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Page 22

(20) May 7, 1955

(20) May 7, 1955
Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of the Anchorage Recording District
Dear Bahá’í Sister:
Your letter of April 6th with enclosures has been received by the beloved Guardian, and he has instructed me to answer you on his behalf.
The contribution you enclosed from the Bahá’ís of Anchorage Recording District is greatly appreciated. Receipt is enclosed herewith.
The Guardian greatly appreciated receiving the incorporation papers from the Anchorage District Assembly. He feels the incorporation of this Assembly an historical event. He likewise appreciates the map which you sent showing the area involved in the recording district, as well as the location of the Bahá’í property. So far as the use of the land is concerned, this is something which will have to be determined as time goes on, and particularly when Alaska establishes their National Assembly.
The Guardian sincerely hopes all the friends in Alaska will redouble their teaching efforts, so that the Faith may become firmly established. The work of the Alaska Bahá’ís has so encouraged the Guardian that he has announced the formation of the National Spiritual Assembly for Alaska in 1957. It is evident that intensive teaching work must be done between now and that date, so that there will be a sufficient number of Assemblies and a wide enough basis of the Faith throughout Alaska to build up a proper foundation for this crowning institution.
The challenge has now come to the Alaska Bahá’ís. We all hope and pray they will be assisted in their strenuous efforts.
The Guardian assures you of his prayers in your behalf. He sends you his loving greetings.
Faithfully yours,
Leroy Ioas
Assistant Secretary