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High Endeavours: Messages to Alaska

  • Author:
  • Various

  • Source:
  • Alaska, 1976 edition
  • Pages:
  • 79
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Page 26

(27) May 3, 1956

(27) May 3, 1956
The Bahá’í Community of Ketchikan, Alaska
Dear Bahá’í Friends:
Your letter of April 24th has been received, and the beloved Guardian was delighted over the formation of your Assembly.
He compliments Mrs. Roberts on her youthful spirit, which has enabled her at her age to recognize this glorious Faith, and arise to serve it. 1 She must truly be an inspiration to other Alaskan Bahá’ís; and he was truly happy to know that your Community is distinguished by having the first Indian Alaskan 2 as one of its members. You seem to have made a “scoop”!
You may be sure he will pray for your progress and the unfoldment of the work there, in the holy Shrines. He sends you all his loving greetings.
With warm Bahá’í greetings,
R. Rabbani
[From the Guardian:]
May the Almighty bless your efforts, guide and sustain you always, and aid you to win great victories in the service of His Faith.
Your true brother,
1. (Letter No. 27) Mrs. Sarah Mary (“Granny”) Roberts was 87 years old when she became a Bahá’í.   [ Back To Reference]
2. (Letter No. 27) Joyce Anderson Combs was the first Tlingit Indian to become a Bahá’í in Alaska. The first Alaskan Native to become a Bahá’í while living in Alaska was Agnes Parent (Harrison).   [ Back To Reference]