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||The first local spiritual assembly in Brazil is established in Bahia, with the assistance of Leonora Holsapple Armstrong.
||Leonora Holsapple Armstrong
|1977 27 – 30 Jan
||An International Teaching Conference is held in Bahia, Brazil, attended by 1,300 Bahá’ís, the largest such gathering of Bahá’ís to date in Brazil. [BW17:81; VV33]
- For the message of the Universal House of Justice see BW17:137–8.
- For pictures see BW17:110, 124–5.
|Bahia; Brazil; Latin America
||Conferences, Bahai; Conferences, Teaching; Conferences, International; Teaching
|1980 17 Oct
||Leonora Armstrong, the ‘spiritual mother of South America’ and the first Latin American pioneer, passes away in Bahia, Brazil. She had served on the Continental Board of Counsellors from her appointment in 1973. [Mess63-86p248; BW18:738; VV32]
- For her obituary see BW18:733–738.
||Leonora Holsapple Armstrong; Names and titles