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Letter of 27 June 1937
27 June 1937
To the Bahá’ís of Vancouver
Dear Bahá’í Friends,
Our beloved Guardian has been inexpressibly touched by your letter of April 28th, which you have so kindly addressed to him on the occasion of his marriage,2 and he wishes me to hasten to assure your community of his heartfelt appreciation of the sentiments of devoted love and loyalty you have expressed, all of which he dearly prizes indeed.
It is his fervent hope that in recognition of this priceless honour that the Almighty has chosen to bestow upon the community of Canadian believers your group will unitedly arise and will endeavour with firm determination to lend every support possible to the extension of the teaching work throughout all the provinces of Canada, so that the glorious promises given by ‘Abdu’l-Bahá regarding the future of the Cause in that land may be speedily and completely realized.
The Guardian is truly delighted to know of the contribution your group has made to the teaching fund of the National Spiritual Assembly, and trusts you will continue extending every assistance you can to the nation-wide teaching efforts of the American believers. He is praying from the depth of his heart that whatever steps you may take for the furtherance of this sacred Cause may be crowned with complete success.
Again with his best and deepest thanks for your message,
Yours in the Cause,
May the Almighty fill your hearts with joy and gladness, fulfil your highest hopes, and enable you to consolidate your present-day achievements,
Your true and grateful brother,
|1.||This period covers the first (1937–44) and second (1946–53) Seven Year Plans assigned to the United States and Canada. Canada was assigned its own Five Year Plan in 1948. [ Back To Reference]|
|2.||Amatu’l-Bahá Rúhíyyih Khánum Rabbani (Mary Maxwell)—daughter of May and Sutherland Maxwell, became the wife of Shoghi Effendi in 1937, appointed a Hand of the Cause of God in 1952. [ Back To Reference]|