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High Endeavours: Messages to Alaska

  • Author:
  • Various

  • Source:
  • Alaska, 1976 edition
  • Pages:
  • 79
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(2) February 12th, 1940

(2) February 12th, 1940
Dear Bahá’í Sister,
The Guardian has received your most welcome message of December 31st, and feels truly delighted to know of your recent confirmation in the Faith, and of the pioneer work you are now undertaking in Alaska, 1 in collaboration with our beloved sister Miss Honor Kempton.
He is indeed grateful to you for having offered to teach and establish the Cause in that far off land, and feels confident that through the promised confirmations of Bahá’u’lláh and your own persistent efforts you will eventually succeed in completely attaining your goal.
The various measures you have already taken with the view of giving widespread publicity to the Teachings have been noted with deep interest and appreciation by the Guardian who indeed trusts that they will result in attracting to the Cause people of capacity and understanding.
He would urge you and also dear Miss Kempton to persevere, and through your joint exertions endeavour to pave the way for the formation of a local assembly in Alaska. Rest assured his prayers will be specially offered on behalf of you both, that you may receive ever-increasing 5 strength, capacity and guidance to carry out your high teaching mission to complete success.
With the renewed expression of his abiding gratitude for your devoted services, and with loving greetings,
Yours very sincerely,
R. Rabbani
[From the Guardian:]
Dear and valued co-worker:
Your letter cheered and heartened me in the conduct of my arduous duties and responsibilities. I rejoice to learn of your high endeavours in that distant field, and I will specially pray with increasing fervour for your protection and success. How great your privilege, how laborious your task, how noble your mission! Do not feel disheartened. Persevere and be confident always.
Your true and grateful brother,
1. (Letter No. 2) Janet Whitenack (Stout) was the first person to enroll in the Faith in Alaska during the first Seven Year Plan.   [ Back To Reference]