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Letters from the Guardian to Australia and New Zealand

  • Author:
  • Shoghi Effendi

  • Source:
  • Australia, 1971 reprint
  • Pages:
  • 140
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Pages 101-102

Letter of April 12, 1952

Haifa, Israel,
April 12, 1952
National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of Australia and New Zealand.
Dear Bahá’í Friends:
Your loving letter of March 11th, addressed to the beloved Guardian has come to hand, and he has asked me to answer it in his behalf.
The kind contribution which you made to the Shrine of the Báb fund has been received, and receipt therefor is enclosed herewith.
After checking with our bank here, I find they feel it would be simpler if you made future remittances on the basis of a bank transfer instead of a draft. 102
Answering the specific questions which you propound, the information is as follows:
1. The full name and address of the bank is:
Bank Leumi le Israel,
Haifa, Israel.
2. The exact name of our account is:
Shoghi Rabbani.
The beloved Guardian values very deeply the admirable manner in which the friends in Australia and New Zealand are carrying on their teaching work. He will pray that they will meet with every possible success, and gain new victories for the Faith as their plan progresses.
The Guardian likewise wishes you to express to each one who joined in the contribution you sent, his loving appreciation.
The work of the Shrine is progressing. The octagon and the pinnacles are now completed, so far as the marble work is concerned. The Guardian is hopeful the entire project may continue uninterruptedly so that it might be completed by Naw-Rúz period next year.
With warm Bahá’í greetings, I am
Leroy Ioas,
Assistant Secretary.