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High Endeavours: Messages to Alaska

  • Author:
  • Various

  • Source:
  • Alaska, 1976 edition
  • Pages:
  • 79
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Page 48

(57) March 15, 1947

(57) March 15, 1947
Dear Bahá’í Sister:
Your letter of January 9th has been received and our beloved Guardian has instructed me to answer it on his behalf.
He very much appreciated your desire to once again answer the call for pioneers and go to Europe, and in principle he approves of your doing so. However, Miss Kempton 1 has already left Alaska, and you say Miss Dole 2 is contemplating doing so, and he is very concerned lest the work in Alaska suffer and the number of resident believers in Anchorage fall to below Assembly status. Alaska is one of the prizes of the first Seven Year Plan, and must be guarded at all costs. If you find in the future, after consultation with the National Teaching Committee, that you can be safely spared from the work there, he approves of your going to Europe.
He cannot suggest to you what form of employment would be best for you, but he will pray that you may be guided in this matter, and that your Bahá’í services be richly blessed.
With loving greetings,
R. Rabbani
[From the Guardian:]
Dear and valued co-worker:
I deeply appreciate the spirit that so powerfully animates you in the service of our beloved Faith. You are a great asset to the Cause you serve so devotedly. I will pray for the extension and consolidation of your service from the depths of my heart. Persevere in your historic task, rest assured, and be happy.
Your true and grateful brother,
1. (Letter No. 57) Miss Honor Kempton served in Luxembourg after leaving Alaska.   [ Back To Reference]
2. (Letter No. 57) Miss Dagmar Dole came to Alaska shortly after the first Local Spiritual Assembly was formed. She pioneered to Europe and is buried in Switzerland. The Guardian said she was a “distinguished consecrated pioneer.”   [ Back To Reference]