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Unfolding Destiny

  • Author:
  • Shoghi Effendi

  • Source:
  • UK Bahá’í Publishing Trust, 1981 edition
  • Pages:
  • 490
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Pages 70-71

Letter of 13 May 1927

13 May 1927
My dear Mr. Simpson,
I thank you on behalf of our dear Guardian for your welcome letter of the 2nd.
It was with unbounded joy and great hopes for the future that we learnt of the success of your first National Convention. May it prove to be the beginning of a new era of achievement and expansion in the field of service. Time was when individually we had to drink deep from the all-satisfying teachings of the Bahá’í Faith, and although this is far from being accomplished yet it is time for us to share with many others what we firmly believe….
Miss Rosenberg left only a few days ago and I suppose she will arrive back home earlier than this letter.
As she will have plenty of news to give you I hardly need add any….
[From the Guardian:]
My dear and valued co-worker:
Although I rejoice at your appointment as member of the National and local Assemblies, I fully sympathise with you in your arduous work and responsibilities, for all of which you are so distinctly equipped and qualified. I feel that next year, the number of members should be strictly confined to nine, and a second ballot is quite proper and 71 justified. 1 I trust that the choice of Rev. Biggs signifies his unreserved acceptance of the Faith in its entirety—a condition that we must increasingly stress in the years that come. Please assure the elected members of my love, my best wishes and of my ardent prayers for them all individually and collectively that the Beloved may guide them, and reinforce their efforts for the spread of our beloved Cause.
Your true brother,
1. As there were two believers with an equal number of votes for the ninth place it had been decided to have all ten on the National Assembly!   [ Back To Reference]