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UHJ letter to NSA of South Africa regarding the passing of Bahiyyih Ford Winckler

Transmitted by email

The National Spiritual Assembly
of the Baha'is of South Africa

Dear Baha'i Friends,

     We grieve at the passing of Bahiyyih Ford Winckler, a radiant supporter of the Cause of Baha'u'llah, so dearly cherished and profoundly appreciated for her devoted services in her native United States and for her subsequent pioneer work of more than four decades in southern Africa. Her childhood associations with the beloved Master and her pilgrimage to the Holy Land at the age of twelve left an indelible influence on her warm personality that shone throughout her life and distinguished her activities as a Continental Counsellor for Africa and, earlier, as a member of the National Spiritual Assembly of South and West Africa.

     We extend our loving sympathy to the members of her family and all others who mourn her loss, and assure them of our heartfelt prayers at the Holy Threshold for the progress of her noble soul in the Abha Kingdom.

     In honour of so outstanding a life, we advise your National Assembly to hold memorial gatherings throughout South Africa. The National Assembly of Uganda is also being advised to hold a memorial service in the Mother Temple of Africa.

The Universal House of Justice


cc: National Assembly of Uganda (by email)
     National Assembly of the United States (by email)

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