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Unfolding Destiny

  • Author:
  • Shoghi Effendi

  • Source:
  • UK Bahá’í Publishing Trust, 1981 edition
  • Pages:
  • 490
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Pages 103-104

Letter of 7 April 1935

7 April 1935
Dear Mrs. Slade,
Shoghi Effendi has received your letters dated March 8th and April 1st, and wishes me to thank you for them.
With regard to the incorporation of the British N.S.A., he is sorry, indeed, that the authorities have definitely refused your application. He is, nevertheless, confident that your Assembly’s efforts in this connection will, in due time, bear fruit, and that the officials concerned will gradually come to alter their views regarding the nature and significance of the Movement.
In the meantime, the Guardian can have … property on Mt. Carmel transferred to the name of the Palestine Branch of the American N.S.A.
With the renewed expression of Shoghi Effendi’s deepfelt appreciation of your services, and with his loving greetings and best wishes to you and to the friends in London….
[From the Guardian:]
Dear co-worker,
I grieve to learn of the refusal of the Board of Trade to incorporate the National Assembly, but I feel certain that the friends will not allow this setback to damp their zeal or to weaken their determination 104 to prosecute the work they have so devotedly undertaken. It may indeed prove a blessing in disguise, and I would urge the friends to persevere and not to lose heart and to rest assured that our beloved Faith will ultimately conquer.
With my best wishes for all of you,