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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 108-109

Letter of November 30, 1952

Haifa, Israel,
November 30, 1952
National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of Australia and New Zealand,
Mrs. D. E. Dive, Treasurer,
Dear Bahá’í Friends:
Your loving letter of September 14th has been received by the beloved Guardian, and he has asked me to acknowledge it on his behalf.
The Guardian will greatly appreciate your thanking each one of the contributors to this fund.
He is very appreciative of the outstanding services and sacrifices of the friends in Australia and New Zealand. He feels they are bringing renown to the Faith, and laying a firm foundation for the great Crusade ahead.
The Guardian will pray for the success of all the activities of the friends, and for the guidance and confirmation of the National Assembly.
The funds representing the proceeds of sale of the shares, given by Mrs. … have come to hand, amounting to 346.9.10 Sterling. The Guardian has asked that you express his deep appreciation to Mrs. … for this loving contribution, which will be used in the construction of the Shrine of the Báb.
The construction work on the drum of the Shrine is going forward quite rapidly. The tall columns between the windows 109 are rapidly nearing completion, adding to the beauty of this glorious structure. The Guardian is hopeful that this work can continue until the building is completely finished.
With warm Bahá’í greetings,
Leroy C. Ioas
Assistant Secretary.