Letters to Bahá’í Institutions. These letters are presented
chronologically in their entirety. They trace the strengthening
and development of the institutions—National Spiritual
Assembly, Local Spiritual Assemblies, Committees and Conventions.
(7) November 19th, 1945
Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of Anchorage
Your letter of Aug. 6th brought great joy to the Guardian’s heart. It has
taken it some time to reach him but he has instructed me to answer it at
He was particularly pleased to hear of the weekly radio broadcasts you
are giving, and feels that this cannot but have a marked effect on the
progress of the Cause in Alaska, both visibly and spiritually.
Although there are many souls ripe to receive the message, there are
many others who, though they are not able to recognize its import at
present, will take the seed into their hearts, and there it will ultimately
germinate. Radio reaches so many people and thus is of the utmost
It was very kind of you to think of sending gifts to the Guardian made
by Eskimos, and he will value them as tokens of your love and the
handiwork of a people whom he is most anxious should receive the Divine
He hopes that your Assembly will endeavour to reach the Eskimos with
the Message; he fully realizes how difficult a task this is, but it is also one
of great importance. If but one of these souls should become truly
enkindled, he or she could then teach others in their own language and a
manner suited to their minds.
Assuring you all of the loving appreciation of your devoted services,
and his ardent prayers for the success of your labours.
Yours, with warm Bahá’í love,
Dear and prized co-workers:
It is always a joy to hear from you. I truly admire the spirit that
animates you, as well as your remarkable achievements in the service of
our beloved Faith. You truly deserve the praise of the Concourse on
high. Persevere in your noble and historic task, and rest assured that the
Beloved is well pleased with you.
Your true and grateful brother,