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The Light of Divine Guidance (Volume 1)

  • Author:
  • Shoghi Effendi

  • Source:
  • Bahá’í Publishing Trust of Germany (Bahá’í-Verlag), 1982 edition
  • Pages:
  • 311
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Pages 272-273

Letter of 31 July 1956

31 July 1956
Dearly Beloved Friends:
The Beloved Guardian has directed me to write you in connection with the Temple design for Germany, and the activities in connection therewith.
1. The Guardian feels your Assembly should not announce the selection at this time, to the Friends. You should, quietly, review the matter carefully, and ascertain 273 what the cost of construction will be. It may be if the expense is out of line with the amounts available, then some other considerations will have to be given.
2. You should concentrate all your energies on the securing of the Temple location. This is important, as the Temple cannot of course be started, until the land is purchased.
3. When you have the arrangements made for the land purchase, and have the costs of the Temple construction, let the Guardian know, and he will advise the next step.
4. The Guardian will announce the selection of the Temple design to the Bahá’í World, after all these matters are settled.
The Guardian hopes you will be able to expedite all these matters, as he feels, as I have written previously, there is no time to be lost, if the Temple is to be completed before the close of the Ten Year Crusade.
The Guardian sends you his loving greetings….